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Dr. William Petit. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Petit Not Running For Congress

The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion says he has decided not to run for Congress.

02/05/2014

When the intensely private Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he's gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his "gaydar."(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Gay Maine Congressman Draws Support After Coming Out

When the intensely private Rep. Mike Michaud laid bare his private life and announced he’s gay, one openly gay congressman joked that the Maine Democrat had never registered on his “gaydar.”

11/10/2013

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Shutdown Ends, Default Averted

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination […]

10/16/2013

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Connecticut’s Elected Officials React To Capitol Compromise

A number of Connecticut’s elected officials issued statements on the Congressional compromise on the debt ceiling and government shutdown.

10/16/2013

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Senator Murphy On Compromise

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) released the following statement in advance of an expected vote in the Senate to reopen the federal government and temporarily increase the government’s statutory borrowing authority: “This is a massive […]

10/16/2013

Jim Himes (Courtesy Congressional Office)

Cong. Himes On The Compromise

Congressman Jim Himes (CT-4) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan deal to open the government and raise the debt limit. “I’m pleased that we have averted a default on the United States’ obligations and […]

10/16/2013

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Governor Malloy On The Compromise

Governor Dannel P. Malloy released the following statement in advance of an expected vote in the U.S. Senate and House to reopen the federal government and temporarily increase the government’s statutory borrowing authority: “While I […]

10/16/2013

Dr. William Petit talks with the media following the death penalty verdict. (Photo by Aaron Kupec/WTIC)

Dr. Petit Undecided About Congressional Run

The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion said Friday he is considering a run for Congress.

10/11/2013

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Civilians Furloughed At Sub Base

GROTON, Conn. (AP) _ Hundreds of employees at the Navy’s submarine base in Connecticut and National Guard facilities around the state were sent home Tuesday by a partial government shutdown that forced furloughs for 800,000 […]

10/01/2013

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., heads for a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing in the U.S. Capitol building on May 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Dem Senator: I Welcome Russia Working With Syria To Destroy Chemical Weapons

After hearing reports that Russia has offered to work with Syria to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says she welcomes the possibility of such international cooperation to avoid a U.S. military strike.

09/10/2013

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