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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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President Asks Congressional Authorization For Military Action Against Syria

Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Barack Obama says he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack that killed hundreds.

08/31/2013

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Lawmakers Look At ‘Lessons’ From Boston Bombing

Lawmakers are holding hearings in Washington to look at law enforcement and counterterrorism lessons learned from the Boston marathon bombing.

07/10/2013

Former Congressman Dies At His Norwalk Home

Donald J. Irwin, a Norwalk Democrat who served three terms in Congress, two years as state treasurer and four years as mayor of his hometown, has died. He was 86.

07/09/2013

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Members Of Congress Mark Six-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Shootings

Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation are commemorating the upcoming six-month anniversary of the school shooting in Newtown with speeches on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.

06/13/2013

New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Two-Year Sentence For Defendant In Roll-Your-Own Scheme

One of the eight people convicted of taking part in a scheme to conceal the source of contributions to the Congressional campaign of former State House Speaker has been sentenced to two years in prison.

06/12/2013

Nicole and Ian Hockley (John Moore/Getty Images)

Some Sandy Hook Families Head For Capitol Hill To Keep Up Pressure For Tougher Gun Laws

Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims’ families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president’s allies are asking him to do more without any new prospects of legislation to toughen gun laws.

06/10/2013

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