| Jan 6, 2013
When it comes to serious, lasting budget constraints, our leaders in Washington have the escape talents of Houdini. The ominous approach of the fiscal cliff put Democrats in a position to extract a lot more revenue and Republicans to force real spending...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:30 PM
We haven't heard much about the "politics of personal destruction" since Bill Clinton. But if you thought the days of mean, personal, political attacks were over, just ask Susan Rice. The campaign against her -- led by John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Susan...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- There was a time when a president and the opposition party in Congress could agree on certain basics, such as the right of the chief executive to select members of his cabinet with no fuss or bother.
The president's most important choice in...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 9:05 AM
WASHINGTON -- A variety of insults have been deployed in opposition to Susan Rice's likely nomination for secretary of state: She is not qualified; she's too aggressive; she "misled" the public following the lethal attack on the American consulate in...
| 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...