This week, the Obama administration will take its most visible step in its campaign to stop the slaughter of African elephants, crushing six tons of ivory in Denver Thursday. Last July, Obama established a Presidential Task Force on Wildlife Trafficking composed of the State, Interior and Justice departments to develop a strategy to stop what Read More
In a 64-33 vote, including 10 Republicans, the Senate overwhelmingly passed, 64-32, the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, or ENDA, Thursday. The first version of the bill was introduced in 1994, but none has ever passed either chamber. The bill bans discrimination against gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendered persons. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, pushed a broad religious Read More
Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) fingered Twitter as the latest Silicon Valley poster child of corporate tax avoidance, in this case through stock options that are likely to be granted when the high-flying social media company makes its IPO debut Thursday. Levin, chair of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, and McCain, Read More
Bill Lambrecht, an award-winning reporter who has worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for more than three decades and for the past seven years has been the Post-Dispatch’s bureau chief, is joining Hearst Newspapers’ Washington Bureau as an investigative reporter.
The fight over a broad religious exemption in the Employment Nondiscrimination Act is all but over. The question is whether the House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco will attempt to force the bill to a vote in the House this year. Pelosi has said all options are on the table. The Senate Wednesday approved Read More
Does Howard Stern have coattails? Gary Dell’Abate, the longtime sidekick of the “King of All Media,” stumped Tuesday afternoon in Greenwich for incumbent Selectman Drew Marzullo. Known to legions of radio listeners as Baba Booey, Dell’Abate is a member of the local parks board in staid-old Greenwich. He’s been a loyal supporter of Marzullo, a Read More
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy could always say he got stuck in traffic on I-95 — wink, wink. The Connecticut Democrats were still undecided as of 6 p.m. Tuesday whether Malloy will squeeze a Stamford homecoming into his Election Night itinerary, which they said includes stops in New Haven and Waterbury. A hotly-contested race for mayor Read More
Republican Tom Foley is encroaching on the home turf of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. A mere mile from Malloy’s Shippan home, Foley campaigned with Stamford GOP’s mayoral candidate and former Lt. Gov. Mike Fedele Tuesday afternoon. Fedele, who lost a bitter primary to Foley in the 2010 governor’s race, Tweeted a photo of himself with Read More