| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:49 PM
President Barack Obama's landmark proposals to reduce gun violence echoed loudly through the state whose tragedy prompted them: Connecticut citizens and political leaders reacted mostly with praise, although gun owners said that the measures would...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 2:39 PM
The harrowing and heartbreaking events in Newtown have left the state of Connecticut and the nation reeling from shock and grief. The tragic and senseless deaths of 20 schoolchildren and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School are forcing us to re-...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 8:15 PM
A somber President Obama told a shattered community that the nation has let its children down.
"We're not doing enough,'' Obama said during an interfaith service at Newtown High School on Sunday night. "And we will have to change. Since I've been...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:59 PM
Much of the story at Tuesday night's State of the Union speech will be about Connecticut, from the Newtown massacre to Manchester, where bullets killed eight employees at Hartford Distributors in 2010, to Bridgeport, where a 3-year-...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 2:55 PM
"Let's Stay Together" is turning into something of a new anthem for the Democratic Party.
Last week, President Obama sang a bit of the Al Green tune during a fundraiser at the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem, a moment that became an instant sensation....
| Feb 27, 2012
| 2:16 PM
The CEO of TicketNetwork Inc. faces a hate crime charge after he hurled racial insults at an Oscar party, police said.
Donald Vaccaro, 49, of Clark Hill Road, Glastonbury, was charged with second-degree hate crime, second-degree threatening, breach of...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:18 AM
It goes by the super-bland title of “redistricting.” Yet this ultimate political insiders' game of backroom wheeling and dealing can draw prayers from nuns and change the course of elections.
The chance to help friends and hammer enemies...
| Oct 15, 2010
| 1:38 PM
Courant sports columnist Jeff Jacobs caught up with Ken Krayeske, the Green Party Congressional candidate and thorn in Jim Calhoun's side.
Here's an excerpt from Jacobs' Saturday column:
Ken Krayeske didn't spend a dime on his provocative internet...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 3:29 PM
WASHINGTON -- Federal authorities unsealed Monday an indictment charging five men in the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and offering up to $1 million for information leading to the arrest of the four men still at large.
| Jun 25, 2012
| 1:58 PM
There’s a real good reason for state House Speaker Chris Donovan to be worried about his chances of winning in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District race, and it has nothing to do with the FBI investigation into campaign fundraising....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 9:30 PM
Too bad you can't do a survey to determine how the residents who get stuck with the bill feel about this latest City Council decision to build a bridge to nowhere. (Re. "Newport council approves $2-million bridge," Nov. 29).
Every day we read about...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting -- a discredited operation that has become a sharp point of...