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Panetta says no BRAC in 2013

It’s official: there will be no new round base closings next year. Facing massive opposition to another base realignment and closure process, known as BRAC, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta threw in the towel. “It’s now clear obviously there will not be a round of BRAC authorized” in 2013, he said in a speech to the […]

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Himes and Obsitnik escalate campaign war

Washington — While the brawl for the open 5th Congressional District seat is considered the marquee race for the House of Representatives in Connecticut this year, another congressional contest is gearing up to compete for attention. Rep. Jim Himes, D-4th District, is defending himself from Republican Steve Obsitnik in a race that’s becoming increasingly heated. […]