Sen. Chris Murphy: Election Year Likely To Create More Gridlock On Capitol Hill In 2016"I acknowledge that the presidential race is going to dominate, and it will only get harder and harder to get things done next year," Murphy said.
Murphy: Gas Tax Hike Should Be Considered For Funding Connecticut Transportation ProjectsMurphy, D-Conn., said he's not married to the idea of tolls or a higher gas tax, but added there needs to be a funding mechanism for transportation improvements.
Pope Delivers Historic Address To Congress, Urges Lawmakers To Embrace MigrantsGreeted by a roar of welcome from U.S. lawmakers, Pope Francis walked with an ear-to-ear smile into the Capitol's House chamber Thursday for the first-ever address by a pontiff to a joint meeting of Congress.
Pentagon Plans To ID Remains Of Hundreds Killed In Pearl HarborOn Tuesday, the Pentagon announced it would exhume and attempt to identify the remains of 388 sailors and Marines who were buried as unknowns after the war.
Sen. Chris Murphy Seeks Alternative To School Suspensions, ExpulsionsConnecticut Sen. Chris Murphy wants to find a new approach to dealing with bad behavior in schools.
Connecticut Pols Continue Push For DC Memorial Honoring Black Soldiers In American RevolutionSen. Richard Blumenthal said the black soldiers fought to liberate America even as their own rights and liberties were denied.
NTSB: Engineer's Sleepiness Caused Deadly Bronx Metro-North Train DerailmentWilliam Rockefeller's sleepiness was due to a combination of an undiagnosed disorder -- sleep apnea -- and a drastic shift in his work schedule, the National Transportation Safety Board said.
Senator From Conn. Requests That Fox Not Broadcast NASCAR Race Sponsored By NRAA U.S. senator from Connecticut has sent a letter to media mogul Rupert Murdoch asking that Fox network not broadcast Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race sponsored by the National Rifle Association.
CBS: Murphy Defeats McMahon In Testy Race For U.S. Senate In ConnecticutCounty results and exit polling showed Murphy with 65 percent of the vote, compared with 34 percent for McMahon.
McMahon, Murphy Seek Support From Women Voters In Conn. Senate RaceRepublican Linda McMahon and Democrat Chris Murphy were both looking to female voters as key to winning the open seat, in the midst of the final weeks of the heated race.
Christie Set To Appear At 3 Rallies With Conn. Candidate McMahonNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is planning to jump into Connecticut politics, appearing Monday at three rallies for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon.
Connecticut U.S. Senate Focus: The RepublicansTwo Democrats and two Republicans will compete in next Tuesday's Connecticut primaries, in the hopes of securing their respective party's nomination for the chance to fill the Senate seat of Joe Lieberman (D), who is retiring.