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  • McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins

    McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins
    The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State

    Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State
    With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state. Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...
  • Voters Pick Untainted Candidates

    Voters Pick Untainted Candidates
    Political party loyalists in Tuesday's primary elections sent a pretty clear message: We don't care if you're filthy rich, little known or spent your life in government — we can still vote for you. But extremists and candidates tainted by scandal?...
  • October Storm Hits Connecticut

    Nov 8 Some 18,000 Connecticut Light and Power customers were still without power midday Tuesday, most in the Simsbury area. About one-third of Simsbury was without electricity, as was a quarter of Avon and Farmington, and many in Granby, Canton,...
  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • Lawsuit Over Regional Trash Agency Contract Provides Glimpse Into Capitol Communications

    A bitter lawsuit that charges favoritism and illegal lobbying provides a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes communications and inner workings of government at the state Capitol. The pitched battle between two high-profile Hartford Democrats has been...
  • Newtown, Other Gun Violence Victims To Have Strong Presence At State Of The Union Speech

    jlender@courant.com 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-...
  • The Political Transformation Of Joe Lieberman

    Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore. "Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...
  • Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?

    Dissing Giffords: What Was State Rep. Hovey Thinking?
    In content and syntax, state Rep. DebraLee Hovey embarrassed herself, the General Assembly and the state. Ms. Hovey, a Republican who represents Newtown and Monroe, blasted the visit to Newtown on Friday by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, a Democrat,...
  • States Provide Lucrative Subsidies For Gunmakers

    — Governments in nine states have awarded at least $49 million in subsidies in the past five years to gun and ammunition makers whose products are under scrutiny after the school shootings in Newtown. Almost 85 percent of those tax breaks or...
  • Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"

    Crime & Punishment: Video of New Milford Police Officer Screaming at Pepsi Truck Driver and Calling Him "Asshole"
    Gabrielle Giffords, the one-time Democratic congresswoman from Arizona who was critically injured in a shooting, privately met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Not everyone was touched by the gesture. "Gabby Gifford...