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Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has been acclaimed not just by critics but by historians as well for its acute and realistic portrayal of the 16th president as he maneuvered to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. But the...
Hollywood director David O. Russell took a meeting this week to talk about a movie. But the man in the room with him wasn't a studio executive or an actor hoping for a role — he was Vice President Joe Biden. Russell met Biden and spoke on the...
Rep. Joe Courtney (D.-Conn.) understands it looks a little strange that he issued a letter chastising Steven Spielberg when it was Ben Affleck who helped him get elected. But he finds the idea that Affleck put him up to it — or that he took it upon...
Company TownA couple of Connecticut politicians are miffed that today's NCAA game between the University of Connecticut and Bucknell will be on cable TV instead of CBS. As part of the new NCAA TV deal that CBS and Turner Broadcasting signed......
If it is spring, it is the time of flowers, showers and congressional bloodletting over federal student loan interest rates, set to rise in July. Again. Last year, the federal act expired that had kept federally subsidized Stafford student loan rates...
The Hartford CourantThe message was clear Thursday as Connecticut's five representatives in the U.S. House gathered in Hartford to talk about economic matters. We need to invest. We need to spend. Whether it's high-speed rail, advanced airline navigation systems, basic...
It's nice that Congress managed to unclog the air routes by un-sequestering air traffic controllers at small airports such as Tweed in New Haven, but really, the gesture is less than public-spirited. Former state Rep. Patrick J. Flaherty, now an...
There won't be a new round of military base closures in 2015 if members of Connecticut's congressional delegation have anything to say about it. And, true to form, they have plenty to say about it. In his new defense budget, released April 10, President...
The Day, New London, Conn.In Afghanistan this weekend, Congressman Joe Courtney said he saw billions of dollars of equipment already packed and ready to be shipped home. Inside a Kabul storage depot, Courtney said, there was a massive parking area lined with Stryker vehicles,...
The Hartford CourantThere's good news for Connecticut in most, but not all, of the defense budget that President Barack Obama released Wednesday. The spending plan still supports the same two Virginia Class submarines ordered from Electric Boat as well as spending on the...
The Hartford CourantU.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney urged the state's utility regulator Monday to dock Connecticut Light & Power most of the $414 million in storm costs it wants to recover from ratepayers. "In what other line of business would a company...
The Hartford CourantWASHINGTON — Twenty-six cyclists arrived Tuesday at the Capitol after a four-day ride from Newtown, bringing a plea for tighter gun limits to a reluctant Congress. "Here's our message: Please put politics aside and get it done," said Monte Frank...
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