Richard Blumenthal

Lyoto Machida kicks Dan Henderson in their light heavyweight bout during UFC 157 at Honda Center on Feb. 23, 2013 in Anaheim, California, an example of mixed martial arts. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Connecticut Legislature Lifts Ban On Mixed Martial Arts

Though some matches are currently permitted at Connecticut’s Indian-run casinos, national promoters and venues in Hartford and Bridgeport have campaigned for years to host the fights.

06/06/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal official portrait (credit: blumenthal.senate.gov)

Blumenthal: ‘We Owe It To Our Veterans’ To Repeal Time Limit On G.I. Bill

The Conn. senator is pushing for congressional support to eliminate the time barrier.

05/28/2013

Monster Energy Drink (credit: CBS 2)

FDA Investigating Reports Of Deaths Linked To Monster Energy Drink

The reports claim that people had adverse reactions after they consumed Monster Energy Drink, which comes in 24-ounce cans and contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, or seven times the amount of the caffeine in a 12-ounce cola.

10/23/2012

Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon (Credit:  Alex Wong/Newsmakers and Abigail Pheiffer-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut U.S. Senate Focus: The Republicans

Two 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.

08/10/2012

Linda McMahon announces her candidacy for U.S. Senate - Southington, CT - Sep 20, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Jessica Hil)

New Poll Shows Linda McMahon Running Strong

Early numbers from Public Policy Polling show her blasting former U.S. Rep. and fellow Republican Chris Shays by a margin of 60 to 27 percent.

10/04/2011

Linda McMahon announces her candidacy for U.S. Senate - Southington, CT - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Republican Strategist: Linda McMahon Stronger This Time Around

Republican strategist Chris Healy says last year, Linda McMahon faced off against a tough candidate in Democratic state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal.

09/21/2011

Linda McMahon campaigns in Vernon, CT - Nov 1, 2010 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Linda McMahon Officially Launches New Bid For U.S. Senate From Connecticut

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has made it official, announcing her plans to seek for a second time the Republican endorsement for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat.

09/20/2011

Chris Shays and Linda McMahon (file / credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: McMahon Leads Shays In Connecticut U.S. Senate Race

Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon would defeat former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays in a probable Republican primary for U.S. Senate if the election were held today, according to a Quinnipiac poll.

09/16/2011

Linda McMahon (file / credit: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images)

Report: Linda McMahon To Announce New Run For Senate Soon

Linda McMahon is like many of her WWE fighters. She gets knocked down, but doesn’t stay down.

09/14/2011

Linda McMahon is seen during a debate with Richard Blumenthal - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Linda McMahon Prepares For New U.S. Senate Run

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in the Nutmeg State and things are starting to heat up.

09/08/2011

Two women look at a home that had a tree fall on it during Tropical Storm Irene on August 30, 2011 in Southport, Connecticut. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Declares Major Disaster In Five Conn. Counties; Many Residents Still In The Dark

The federal funding will be available to state and local governments and some nonprofits for emergency work and repair in five Connecticut counties. They include Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven and New London.

09/03/2011

Chris Shays (file / credit: AP)

Report: Connecticut’s Chris Shays Moves Closer To U.S. Senate Run

It was a bitter defeat when Republican Rep. Chris Shays lost his Congressional seat in Fairfield County to Democrat Jim Himes during the 2008 Obama sweep.

08/10/2011

Rep. Christopher Shays speaks at a news conference - Washington, DC - Aug 6, 2008 (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Chris Shays Reportedly Eyes Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

He was a popular Congressman ousted by Democrat Jim Himes, who won the seat in the President Barack Obama sweep in 2008.

07/29/2011

A close up of an adult female deer tick, dog tick, and a lone star tick are shown on the palm of a hand. (Photo By Getty Images)

U.S. Sen. Blumenthal Proposing Lyme Disease Legislation

The middle of summer is when incidences of Lyme disease are at their height, says Senator Richard Blumenthal. 

07/18/2011

Rudy Giuliani (credit: CBS 2)

Local Officials Express Admiration, Caution Following Osama bin Laden’s Death

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says Americans have kept their promise after Sept. 11 to capture or kill Osama bin Laden.

05/02/2011

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