DC Download: A GOP identity crisis


In this frame grab from video, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during his Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Pool)
 
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's GOP response to the State of the Union didn't hurt the Republican Party very much, but it certainly didn't help its cause.
 
 
 

Obama pushes for higher minimum wage
President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday...
 

GOP faults Obama speech for liberalism, hostility Video
President Barack Obama set up high-stakes clashes with Republicans over guns, immigration, taxes and...
 

Full text of 2013 State of the Union Video
Watch and following along with the full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
 

Full text of 2013 GOP response to SOTU Video
Watch the full video and read along with the full text of the Republican response to President Barack...
 

FACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speech
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid...
 

Promise, delivery: Obama's track record
Has Obama really brought change to America? And does he have what it takes to truly move the country...
 

Obama: Half of US combat troops home within 1 year
Still to be decided: how many troops will remain beyond 2014, when the U.S.-led combat mission is scheduled...
 

Obama: Nation stronger, GOP should back his plans Video
Pledging to revive a "rising, thriving middle class," President Barack Obama promised Tuesday night to...
 

Delivering GOP response a dubious honor
Tuesday night's GOP response constitutes an opportunity for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to show that he...
 
 
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Connecticut Politics


State dollars to beef up school security
Governor Dannel Malloy wants to see more state dollars earmarked for local school districts to beef up their security systems.
 

Face-off over proposed tax cuts
A fight in Hartford could end up affecting your pocketbook: Democrats and Republicans are facing off over proposed tax cuts.
 

Virginia AG to fight state's gay marriage…
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) ? Gay marriage moved closer to gaining its first foothold in the South when Virginia's attorney general…
 

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U.S. Congressional News


House worker yells during vote, escorted…
A woman described by lawmakers and aides as a long-time House stenographer has been removed from the chamber during a vote…
 

GOP pushes rising stars amid calls for…
BOSTON (AP) — Republican officials are looking to promote a fresh group of diverse rising stars to help resolve their…
 

7 Democrats, 5 Republicans vying for US…
BOSTON (AP) — Seven Democrats and three Republicans have qualified for the primary ballot in the state's special election…
 

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Supreme Court News


Supreme Court refuses to delay release…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates…
 

NC challenges Alcoa's property rights for…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina officials filed a lawsuit Friday in a long-running fight with Alcoa Inc. over who…
 

Fla. to resume voter purge after high court…
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal court is dismissing a lawsuit that a Hispanic civic group and two naturalized citizens…
 

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Connecticut (change)

 
Connecticut has 169 cities and towns, which serve as the fundamental local political subdivision of the state. Connecticut is the 5th of the original thirteen United States.
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Dan Malloy
Lieutenant Governor: Nancy Wyman
Attorney General: George Jepsen
State Treasurer: Denise L. Nappier

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