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The Hartford CourantThe lawyer for Michael Skakel said Wednesday that his client will testify on his own behalf in an attempt to win release from prison, where he is serving 20 years to life for the murder of 15-year-old Martha Moxley in 1975. The lawyer, Hubert J. Santos,...
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature passed a plan Wednesday to inject more cash into elections as part of a broader reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "filet mignon" lifestyles. As part of a...
Lee McLean-Houle, who works for Southington High School, prefaces emails about Southington athletics with this quote from former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren: "I always turn to the sports page first. …They record people's accomplishments;...
Tags: Jim Calhoun, NFL Draft, Southington, Enosch Wolf, Mike Tyson
Another sign of the culture's rapidly changing views on the issue of same-sex marriage came Tuesday with a push for gay marriage in Florida — from Brendon Ayanbadejo, a former Miami Dolphin who was a linebacker for the 2013 Super Bowl champion...
Tags: Football, Family, Minority Groups, Baltimore Ravens, Marriage
Legislature reaches a deal on higher campaign-contribution limits, preserves major loophole for partiesTallahassee Bureau ChiefTALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers have agreed to dramatically boost the cash state candidates can raise for elections as part of a broader ethics and elections reform that eliminates some political slush funds politicians have used to support their "fillet...
WASHINGTON — Republicans have stepped up their pressure to limit the wide-ranging powers of the nation's watchdog over consumers' money matters. The head of a key House committee overseeing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said he would no...
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that legal immigrants convicted of small amounts of marijuana possession are not subject to mandatory deportation. I hope the decision will serve as a strong warning to federal authorities to stop using laws intended...
A bill to kill cross-endorsements is self-interested legislation that should be rejected. Cross-endorsement gives voters more choices, stirs greater interest in the election and has introduced new issues to the political debate. On Friday, however,...
Tags: Elections, Voting, Regional Elections, Politics, Government
In a rapid turnaround, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida announced Thursday that he now supports gay marriage and would join efforts to strike down its prohibition. The change means Nelson, 70, no longer is among the handful of Senate Democrats left in...
The arrest and initial charging of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have sparked a national conversation on terrorism, public safety, privacy and civil liberties. How these principles will ultimately be balanced may prove to be the most...
In 2011, when the General Assembly passed the law allowing civil unions, Illinois took an important step forward to recognize that gay and lesbian couples have the right to build lives together and create strong, loving families. The civil union law,...
NEW YORK — Even as the U.S. Supreme Court debates what is marriage, the sentimental and hugely enjoyable new Broadway musical "Kinky Boots" is debating the nature of manhood, with a fabulous twist. But as timely as this show suddenly seems to be...
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