Topic: Joe Courtney

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  • DOD furloughs shortened from 11 to six days

    DOD furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear because of budgetary pressures were shortened by the Pentagon from 11 to six days. As a result, the final DOD furlough day for most workers will be next week.

  • Opinion 'Lincoln,' Texas, and the Oscars: Why getting history right matters

    Most filmgoers will see the 'Lincoln' film, nominated for 12 Academy Awards, as biographical. Public opinion is shaped by portrayals like this, so its factual errors can't be discounted. I’ve seen first-hand the problems with a popular historical narrative that doesn’t get the story right.

  • Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

    The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard. If the submarine is scrapped, the fleet could feel the effects for years.

  • Student loans: Rates to double. What's the cost?

    Student loans backed by the federal government are set to become more expensive this summer, when their interest rate doubles from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. The rate hike would affect Stafford student loans, and thousands of students are protesting.

  • AARP leaders to meet with Congress members

    AARP leaders to meet with Congress members

    AARP State Director Brenda Kelley and State President Laura Green are scheduled to meet Wednesday with US Sen. Joe Lieberman and Congressmen John Larson, Chris Murphy, and Joseph Courtney.

  • Joe Lieberman announces the end of his complex political career

    Joe Lieberman announces the end of his complex political career

    Sen. Joseph 'Joe' Lieberman will not seek re-election. His retirement makes life easier for Democrats, who now have a better chance of hanging onto his seat.