State legislative leaders declared Wednesday they had crafted the framework of a bipartisan deal to end Connecticut’s 110-day budget impasse. But while they insisted the plan balances net finances for this fiscal year and next, some key details, including distribution of town aid, remain to be resolved.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Attorney General Jeff Sessions played a game of political cat and mouse Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary oversight hearing, with the Democratic senator pressing Sessions on whether he’d been contacted for questioning by special counsel Robert Mueller. Blumenthal finally got a no from Sessions.
Middletown Mayor Dan Drew tried to reboot his beleaguered campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination Wednesday, abruptly parting ways with Geoff Luxenberg, the political strategist he put on the city payroll as his chief of staff in August.
Why is Christopher Columbus, a man born in 1491, whose life is memorialized throughout the country, a focus of collective discontent? Why are politicians, political activists and academia in New London and other progressive cities across the United States blaming him for the actions of people who lived years after his death? Why is Columbus accused of spreading diseases, committing genocide and inventing slavery?