| May 23, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Egyptians vote in presidential election to rid nation of decades of dictatorship
CAIRO (AP) — Determined to end decades of authoritarian rule, millions of Egyptians waited patiently in long lines outside polling stations across the nation on...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Washington -- It's crunch time for avoiding the fiscal cliff as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner and their aides hold private talks on issues that will impact every American.
Three weeks remain to cut a deal before the automatic...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 12:48 PM
The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.
The Cybersecurity Act of...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Voters have been treated to a clash of titans in the U.S. Senate primary race — Connecticut's last U.S. House Republican vs. an enormously successful businesswoman with a compelling life story.
The Courant endorses Christopher Shays in the Aug....
| Aug 2, 2012
| 9:55 PM
And down it crashed.
Not the nation's electrical grid -- not yet anyway -- but rather legislation intended to protect it and other vital U.S. infrastructure from cyber attacks by hackers or terrorists.
Republican senators, along with a handful of...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 4:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- As officials warn of more Secret Service resignations as soon as Friday stemming from a prostitute scandal in Colombia, one of the former agents allegedly involved joked on Facebook that he checked out former vice presidential candidate...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A proposal to implement the Buffett Rule was blocked in the Senate on Monday, but proponents of the millionaire tax vowed to keep the issue alive in the months ahead.
Republicans, as expected, garnered enough support to reject Democrats' attempt to bring...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 3:43 PM
The U.S. Secret Service is set to announce agent resignations amid a prostitution scandal that erupted in Colombia ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
The resignations could occur as...
| May 2, 2012
| 5:06 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- Three of the 12 Secret Service agents involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal refused to cooperate with authorities and submit to a polygraph test, according to House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King, R-New York....
| Apr 22, 2012
| 4:19 PM
A Senate committee will expand its probe into the U.S. Secret Service this week following a scandal involving prostitutes in Colombiain advance of a recent trip by the president.
The Homeland Security Committee will send the Secret Service "some...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:24 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— The widening Secret Service prostitution scandal has touched off a delicate dance in Washington.
People are loath to criticize an agency whose employees are trained to take a bullet for the people they protect. Members of Congress...