City | 1:25 pm | January 21, 2013 | By Patrick Casey, Michelle Hackman, and Matthew Lloyd-Thomas

Inauguration dispatches

The crowds gather in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration.

Read some on-the-ground dispatches from our reporters in Washington, D.C., covering President Barack Obama’s second presidential inauguration. WASHINGTON, D.C. 1:34 p.m. — Realistic about the challenges of Washington but hopeful nevertheless, at least 600,000 have crowded onto the National Mall to witness the second inauguration of President Obama. They have cited health care, the end »

City | 8:48 pm | January 16, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

Obama calls for tighter gun laws

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he plans to propose new legislation that would tighten gun laws.

President Barack Obama announced a package of executive orders and legislative proposals today that would tighten gun laws across the country, just over one month after the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings in Newtown, Conn. Obama announced that he would propose legislation by next week that would include a ban on new assault weapons, limits on high-capacity magazines, expanded background checks »

City | 12:28 am | January 9, 2013 | By Michelle Hackman

State to issue driver’s licenses to qualifying immigrants

Following President Barack Obama’s announcement in August of a “deferred action” program for young immigrants, Connecticut will start issuing driver’s licenses to all residents who qualify for the program. In his executive order in August, Obama decreed that undocumented immigrants under the age of 31 without criminal histories were eligible for a two-year term of protection that would prevent »