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  • Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort

    Connecticut's Top Billionaire Making Headlines of the Wrong Sort
    Of course, it's always nice when one of Connecticut's billionaires is getting lots of national attention, and in this case it's our richest resident: Stephen A. Cohen. Cohen is a denizen of Greenwich and founder of SAC Capital Advisors, one of the...
  • Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary

    Experience Gives Shays Edge In GOP Senate Primary
    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....
  • After hedging on Senate race, Simmons back in

     
    Turns out the ad was just a teaser. After suspending his campaign and then dipping his toe back in the water, former Rep. Rob Simmons is diving back fully into the Connecticut Senate race. Our partners at The Courant report:......
  • Ex-WWE Exec Wins GOP Primary For Conn. Senate Seat

    Ex-WWE Exec Wins GOP Primary For Conn. Senate Seat
    Appointed Sen. Michael Bennet won the Democratic nomination to a full term in Colorado Tuesday night, overcoming a fierce primary challenge at home and an outbreak of anti-establishment fever nationwide. In Connecticut, Linda McMahon easily captured the...
  • Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons

    Former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons
    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by former U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari. I had just completed a speech to a group of...
  • 2nd Congressional District Candidates Meet For Debate

    2nd Congressional District Candidates Meet For Debate
    Unable to afford a major advertising campaign, Republican Sean Sullivan tried to maximize the free exposure of a public broadcasting debate in Enfield Tuesday night by scuffing up the record of freshman U.S. Rep. Joseph D. Courtney, D-2nd District....
  • Joe Courtney Re-Elected To Congress By Wide Margin

    Incumbent Democrat Joseph P. Courtney broke the photo-finish hex in the state's 2nd Congressional District Tuesday, sweeping through eastern Connecticut in overwhelming fashion and crushing Republican challenger Sean Sullivan. With 86 of 149 precincts...
  • Timeline: Christopher J. Dodd

    May 27, 1944: Born in Willimantic, the fifth of six children, to Sen. Thomas J. and Grace Murphy Dodd. 1966-68: Serves in Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. 1968: Graduates Providence College. 1969-1975: Serves in the Army Reserve. 1970: Marries...
  • Apathy? Not.

    Apathy? Not.
    Yale University junior Zach Marks was sitting in a college dining hall shaking his head at his friend. The two students had started out discussing how each of their preferred candidates could beat whomever the Republicans nominated. But within minutes,...
  • Dodd hit by his own legislative torpedo

     
    by Frank James When Sen. Chris Dodd a few weeks back added his amendment to cap Wall Street pay to the economic stimulus legislation known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it looked in part like a move meant......
  • Credit card abuse crackdown: Next move

     
    by James Oliphant The Obama administration is moving to rewrite the rules of the game for credit card lenders, vowing to crack down on high interest rates and predatory practices it says contributed to the economic crisis. The drive, which......
  • [UPDATED] WWE's Linda McMahon resigns to run for Senate against Dodd

     
    Updated: Economist Peter Schiff is also weighing a run as a Republican for Dodd's seat. Maybe The Rock and Triple H will serve as campaign managers. Linda McMahon, the chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., announced today she........