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Richard Blumenthal Vietnam

How NOT to Answer a Question

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

During the hotly-contested campaign for the U.S. Senate seat for Connecticut, Democratic Attorney General Dick Blumenthal met Republican candidate Lin...

Democrats' Chances of Retaining 59 Senate Seats Improve

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

In the months to come you will continue to hear about 2010 as a Republican year. But over the last few weeks, the political landscape has started to shift in ways that may completely upend the conventional wisdom.

Words and the Politician

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Blumenthal may have gone to Viet Nam after the war, enjoyed a good meal, and in describing the experience to friends said he "was served in Viet Nam" referring, of course, to the meal.

Rachel Maddow Slams Orrin Hatch, Stolen Valor Act Would Punish Blumenthal, Not Mark Kirk (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate race has been dramatic from the beginning. First, Barack Obama was elected President, vacating the seat. Then, former Illinois Gov...

Biden Cracks Blumenthal Joke At Veterans' Barbecue

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Biden poked fun at Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam-record scandal during a poolside barbecue for wounded veterans Tuesday night. "I didn'...

Jason Linkins

NYT's Blumenthal Reporting Should Have Been Extensive And Independent | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Did the New York Times even try to properly source the edited video that they -- let's be politic and say, "obtained"? Hilariously, they just don't want to say!

Jason Linkins

Richard Blumenthal's 'Irksome' Defense Targets Media | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Connecticut Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal got called out by the New York Times for making strange assertions that he had served in Vietnam -- by w...

Dick Blumenthal Calls Vietnam Comments Misplaced (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday conceded he had "misspoken" in claiming repeatedly that he serv...

Sam Stein

Richard Blumenthal Vietnam Controversy: What He Can Learn From Bruce Caputo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has entered undoubtedly the most critical 48-hour window of his political career. Presented with a cle...

Richard Blumenthal Calls NYT Report 'Outrageous Distortion'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Richard Blumenthal defended himself against charges that he repeatedly made misleading comments about his military service during a press conf...

Richard Blumenthal Exaggerates Military Service Record

New York Times | Raymond Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose an...