PHILADELPHIA -- Off the lobby of an airport hotel here, Bernie Sanders delegates from Connecticut talked about life after Bernie. Is there really a movement, a political revolution that can outlive the presidential candidacy of the septuagenarian senator from Vermont?
PHILADELPHIA — On a night choreographed to mark the moment as an overdue breakthrough for women, Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday, opening what promises to be a bruising campaign against one of the most unconventional candidates ever to run for president, Donald J. Trump.
Hours before the opening of a new elementary school in Newtown to replace the one where a lone gunman killed 26 people nearly four years earlier, Connecticut's two U.S. senators said Friday action on gun control will probably not come until after the November elections. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – Amtrak is backing an ambitious plan proposed by the Federal Railroad Administration to overhaul rail transportation in the Northeast corridor, a proposal that would cost more than $300 billion. An alternative proposal for a new line through Old Lyme and other shoreline towns drew opposition. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Robert Berriault is the 27-year-old Bernie Sanders delegate from Connecticut who arrives early at the Democratic National Convention every day in a dark suit, white shirt and necktie. No Bernie hipster stuff, no funny T-shirts. But he’s got a story. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Led by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic National Convention shook off shook off two nights of intra-party dissent Wednesday to deliver a relentless assault on the character and temperament of Republican Donald J. Trump and his dark view of an America in decline. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — Sen. Chris Murphy’s impassioned, prime time speech on gun control Wednesday helped the Democratic Party showcase its commitment on the issue and helped raise a profile that has been elevated since he led a filibuster on the Senate floor to press GOP leaders to hold votes on gun legislation. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — What’s one thing Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Donald Trump have in common? Their shared opposition to a new trade pact with Pacific Rim nations that President Obama hopes Congress will approve before he leaves office. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA — The latest step on Joseph P. Ganim’s road to political redemption came over breakfast Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention, where Congressman John B. Larson cheerfully introduced the mayor-to-felon-to-mayor to the Connecticut delegation as “the comeback kid.” Continue Reading →
A Republican official, Trumbull First Selectman Timothy A. Herbst, filed a complaint Wednesday with the State Elections Enforcement Commission over the Connecticut Democratic Party’s acceptance of free legal representation in defending against a previous GOP complaint. Continue Reading →
Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, recently closed to the public because of budget cuts, will soon lose the paintings, antiques and other historic memorabilia it has housed for years — for the same reason. Continue Reading →
PHILADELPHIA – Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, will be officially introduced to the nation Wednesday evening, but he isn’t the first choice of some Connecticut delegates, a few of whom still have reservations. They would have preferred a more progressive candidate or a minority. Continue Reading →