Ana Radelat

Ana is a longtime Washington correspondent who has won numerous awards, including from The Associated Press and Gannett, has written for more than a dozen newspapers, including USAToday; The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger; the Shreveport (La.) Times; and the Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. She’s also been a regular contributor to other publications, including the Miami Herald and Advertising Age. Some of the stories Ana has broken focused on the strategies of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, former Sen. Trent Lott’s fall from power and questionable Hurricane Katrina contracts. A regular contributor to WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, a partner of The Mirror, Ana is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism. E-mail her at aradelat@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

Senate Democrats block Planned Parenthood defunding bill

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WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican effort to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood following the release of undercover videos that have raised questions about the organization’s harvesting of fetal tissue for research laboratories. Continue Reading →

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Senate vote to be first round in drive to defund Planned Parenthood

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WASHINGTON — Connecticut’s Democratic senators may help fend off an attempt in the Senate to defund Planned Parenthood on Monday, but that’s not the end of a GOP campaign that could include the threat of a government shutdown. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers push back on pharmaceutical issue in TPP

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WASHINGTON – As negotiators for a massive Pacific Rim trade pact meet in Maui for a final round of talks, Connecticut lawmakers are pressing for changes they say will keep the price of key medicines affordable for patients who need them overseas and in the United States. Continue Reading →

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Republicans in Congress target state, local immigration policies

WASHINGTON – Local and state immigration policies, including Connecticut's, are under scrutiny by congressional Republicans as a reaction to the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco by an undocumented immigrant with an extensive criminal record. Continue Reading →

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Bill to speed drug approvals sitting in Senate’s waiting room

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WASHINGTON –It was hailed as a rare bipartisan victory when it was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month, but legislation that would boost the fortunes of Connecticut’s pharmaceutical industry — and perhaps speed a cure for Lyme disease — faces an uncertain fate. Continue Reading →

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Hartford mayor, police chief, help Obama sell policing initiative

Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, left, outside the White House with Bishop Jeremiah Torres and Police Chief James Rovella, right.

WASHINGTON – Mayor Pedro Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James Rovella were among dozens of officials invited to the White House Thursday to help President Obama promote a policing initiative aimed at preventing the types of police shootings that touched off riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. Continue Reading →

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Analysts: Lockheed Martin purchase fortunate break for Sikorsky, Connecticut

Marine One, the presidential helicopter, manufactured by Sikorsky.

WASHINGTON — Some may lose jobs and a few Connecticut companies may lose contracts, but Lockheed Martin's purchase of Sikorsky Aircraft is likely to anchor the helicopter maker in Stratford and increase it's share of Pentagon contracts and the overseas market, analyst say. Continue Reading →

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Clinton leads fundraising in CT, but Bush not far behind

WASHINGTON – There’s plenty of competition if you are a presidential candidate raising money in Connecticut, especially if you are a Republican. The latest Federal Election Commission reports show Connecticut donors have contributed about $1.8 million to 17 presidential candidates in the first half of the year.
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