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Cong. Jim Himes (Courtesy CT-N)

Progressive Dems Oppose Himes For Leadership Post

By STEPHEN SINGER,   Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Fresh off his election to a fourth term, Rep. Jim Himes faced opposition from liberals in his own party who lobbied against the former Goldman Sachs […]

11/18/2014

Jpe D'Ambrosio, Lori Hopkins Cavanaugh (WTIC Photo)

Joe D. Talks With 2nd District Candidate

WTIC’s Joe D’Ambrosio spent an hour Monday with Second District Congressional candidate Lori Hopkins Cavanagh.

10/27/2014

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U.S. Transportation Secretary To Meet State Officials Today

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is meeting with Connecticut officials to discuss the state’s transportation priorities. Foxx was scheduled to sit down Thursday with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of […]

07/03/2014

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Aide: GM CEO Meets Lawmakers; Probe Near End

General Motors CEO Mary Barra has told Washington lawmakers that GM could simultaneously release an internal investigation into a deadly ignition switch problem and its plan to compensate victims.

05/22/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Republicans Endorse Five Candidates For Congress

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Republicans have endorsed candidates to challenge the state’s five incumbent, Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Litchfield real estate developer Mark Greenberg received the party’s backing on Friday, […]

05/16/2014

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Rail Safety Measure Proposed in Washington

By STEPHEN SINGER   Associated Press   HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Four members of Congress are turning up the pressure on Metro-North Railroad, announcing Tuesday they’ve introduced legislation to improve rail safety following two accidents that […]

05/06/2014

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

IU.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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

U.S. Capitol (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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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