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The Hartford CourantChris Donovan wanted to be a congressman. Now he's the reluctant star of a federal court multimedia show on corrupt practices, featuring a colorful lineup of bums and goodfella wannabes. Donovan lost the congressional seat he wanted to Elizabeth Esty,...
The Hartford CourantAn unusual cocktail of politics, electricity and matrimony gives a provocative flavor to the story of an environmental group's lawsuit over wind-turbine developers' illegal clear-cutting of 2.5 acres of state forest on Canaan Mountain in 2010. The...
The General Assembly will strain to look productive during the three months of its regular session this year. By their own design, the Democrats who run the House and Senate will not be required to make difficult spending decisions. Last year they gave...
Tags: Chris Christie, U.S. Senate, Politics, Dannel P. Malloy , Elections
The Hartford CourantYou pay attention to the wrong things. That's what three politicians claimed when caught in betrayals of the public interest in the past two weeks. With no credible explanation for their bad acts, each branded their controversy a "distraction" as they...
Tags: Energy, Finance, U.S. Senate, Politics, John McKinney
The Hartford CourantU.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from people in the energy and environmental industries, which are regulated by her husband, Dan Esty, commissioner of the state Department of...
The Hartford CourantThis is my last chance to tell you what I think about the coming election, because The Courant enforces a period of editorial neutrality right before the vote. So here are a few things I think. I think it's damn strange the way Linda McMahon ran a...
The Hartford CourantThe 5th Congressional District will tell us if voters mean what they say. You've heard it, you may have uttered the same sentiments yourself. Why can't our elected officials stop being so partisan and nasty? Why won't they work together? If that's what...
Earlier this week, for one brief shining moment, our badly divided republic came together so gloriously that Paul Ryan and Barack Obama were finishing each other's sentences. Everybody agreed that the replacement refs were ruining professional football....
Tags: Chris Murphy, Mark Davis, Politics, Dannel P. Malloy , Barack Obama
The Hartford CourantCandidates apply their cunning and resources to introducing you to their opponents. The next five weeks will feature heavy doses of ominous music and grainy photos on your television screen. The truth faces mighty obstacles on its journey to you....
The Hartford CourantThe primary is over! There are supposed to be fewer candidates, not more. And yet, in the fascinating 5th District, candidacies pop up all the time, like little toadstools after a summer rain. The most publicized of these is "Chris Donovan II: Attack...
Tags: Torrington, U.S. Senate, Literature, Politics, Arts and Culture
The Hartford Courant— Local students gathered in a town hall meeting Friday asked U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan his opinion of armed guards in schools, how much standardized testing is too much, and a long list of school security issues. "The...
The Hartford CourantIn his most detailed comments since the scandal broke last year, former House Speaker Christopher Donovan said Tuesday that he never fell for a campaign finance scheme by an FBI informant and that his vote in the legislature was never for sale. Donovan...
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