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  • House Republicans Cast Hungry Americans Aside

    Shouldn't all Americans, including low-income families, share in this nation's unparalleled food bounty? So you'd think, and so has been the practice for decades, thanks to nutrition programs designed to ensure that a supply of good food is within...
  • Gun Debate Shouldn't Stall Coltsville Park Effort

    Gun Debate Shouldn't Stall Coltsville Park Effort
    That Connecticut's congressional delegation is battling for gun safety legislation while trying to have a historic gun manufactory designated a National Historic Park is a perhaps unfortunate coincidence — but nothing more than that. The factory...
  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • What's Left For Gun-Control Advocates After Crash-And-Burn In U.S. Senate?

    One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?" That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
  • Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

    Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control...
  • Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control

    Newtown Bicyclists Arrive In D.C. To Press For Gun Control
    WASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
  • The Hartford Will Help City Buy And Demolish Blighted Capitol West Building

    The Hartford Will Help City Buy And Demolish Blighted Capitol West Building
    When Liam McGee first took over the job as The Hartford's chief executive a year ago, he drove by the long-vacant Capitol West building every morning on his way to his Asylum Hill office from his downtown apartment. The bombed-out look started to bug...
  • John Larson Wins Sixth Term In Congress

    As he easily gained a sixth term Tuesday, U.S. Rep. John B. Larson said he might seek a higher leadership position in Congress. If U.S. Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., gets a job in a Barack Obama administration, as has been rumored, Larson, vice chairman...
  • Two Former Hartford Mayors To Witness Obama's Acceptance Speech

    Thirman L. Milner was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28, 1963, one of the multitude listening to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. tell America, "I have a dream." Exactly 45 years later, a congressman's intervention will give Milner and...
  • House health-care compromise reached

     
    by Noam N. Levey and James Oliphant With a historic floor vote looming on their healthcare bill today, House Democratic leaders secured an 11th-hour compromise late Friday night to settle a long-simmering debate over how to restrict federal funding for......
  • Weekend Talk Shows: Sunday's scheduled healthcare vote is this weekend's hot topic

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 14 - 20 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TODAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group (N) 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY CBS Sunday Morning Joe......