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Richard Blumenthal

Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cable customers who are tired of paying through the nose to rent set-top boxes are about to see some serious savings, thanks to a new p...

Bernie Sanders To Cosponsor Bill Repealing Gun Law He Once Voted For

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) agreed to co-sponsor a bill Thursday that would repeal a law he voted for which gives broad legal immunity ...

Senators Had To Cancel A Press Conference About A Mass Shooting Because Of A Mass Shooting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Connecticut's Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy were planning to hold a press conference in early October to push legislation t...

Senate Democrats Slam Obama Education Chief's 'Absurd' Logic

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

A trio of Senate Democrats on Monday sharply rebuked outgoing Education Secretary Arne Duncan for comments in which he downplayed alleged wrongdoing c...

Thanks to Sports Fans, NFL to Stop Profiteering Off Troops

Ryan Rudominer | Posted 11.24.2015 | Sports
Ryan Rudominer

Few things bring the country together during the year like football and Thanksgiving is no exception. For millions of families, watching football on Thanksgiving is as much a part of the day as turkey, stuffing, or sweet potato pie.

Senate Democrats Unveil Measure To Close Gun Background Check Loophole

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics

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Democrats To Target Gun Loophole With New Bill

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.03.2015 | Politics

Democratic senators from Connecticut announced Friday that they are introducing a bill to close a loophole that allows people who have not completed ...

Larry Kudlow 'Leaning' Toward Senate Run In Connecticut

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

Conservative economist and CNBC radio host Larry Kudlow is still weighing whether to run for the U.S. Senate next year. "I'm leaning toward it. I'm n...

Radio Host Larry Kudlow Threatens Challenge To Richard Blumenthal

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Conservative economist and radio host Larry Kudlow warned Sunday that if Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) comes out in support of the Iran deal, he'...

Senators Introduce CECIL Act After Outcry Over Killed African Lion

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

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We Need To Protect Drivers' Privacy As We Connect Cars To The Internet, Sen. Blumenthal Says

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.22.2015 | Technology

Connecting a car to the Internet raises different concerns than putting sensors, appliances, parking meters or thermostats online. That's why Sens. Ed...

Senate Bill Aims To Lock Hackers Out Of Connected Cars

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.21.2015 | Technology

The road to our connected future may be paved with good intentions, but it may not be secure enough to drive on. As reporter Andy Greenberg recently d...

Democratic Senators Vow Transportation Bill Fight Over Safety

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - Two Democratic U.S. senators on Monday vowed to escalate their push for tougher auto safety standards as the Senate pr...

Laura Barron-Lopez

Dems Warn Puerto Rico Default Would Trigger Humanitarian Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Congress doesn’t give Puerto Rico the power to restructure its stifling $73 billion in debt soon, a default could trigger a humanit...

Jessica Schulberg

Senator Pushes For Ban On Ground Troops In War Against ISIS Before 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the debate in Congress over whether to authorize the ongoing war against the Islamic State drags on, one lawmaker is pushing for a mo...

Hillary's Better on Iran Diplomacy Than Key Senate Democrats -- and Rand Paul

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

As we move towards 2016, Rand Paul is becoming just another pro-war Republican on national security issues, while Hillary is now playing a key role on the Democratic pro-diplomacy team.

Ryan Grim

Social Security Fight Heats Up In Maryland Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a good thing Chris Van Hollen showed up. At a press conference Wednesday, Van Hollen, a House Democrat running for U.S. Senate in...

Will the 47 Diplomacy Saboteurs Have Democratic Enablers?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Democrats have been outraged by 47 Senate Republicans ostentatiously trying to blow up negotiations with Iran with their "open letter" to Iranian leaders. But in terms of practical outcomes, the main drama still lies ahead.

Your Rights Do Not Depend on Your Zip Code (Unless You Are a Woman)

Rep. Judy Chu | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Judy Chu

Unable to deprive women the right to abortion outright through the courts, the anti-choice movement has adopted a different strategy.

Tom Coburn Blocks Bill On Veterans' Suicide Prevention

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans groups blasted Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn Monday for blocking a bill intended to reduce a suicide epidemic that claims the ...

Tyler Kingkade

Can Congress Stop Sexual Assault Offenders From Slipping Away?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.10.2014 | College

Members of Congress are shifting more attention to the fact that students found responsible for sexual assault can transfer schools without notifying ...

Time to Blow the Whistle on Sports TV Blackouts

Chris Meyer | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Chris Meyer

Back in 1975, the Federal Communications Commission put a rule in place that says cable companies can't carry games that have been blacked out locally, and that rule was eventually extended to satellite TV providers as well.

Asleep at the Wheel

Sen. Ed Markey | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Sen. Ed Markey

In 2004, GM and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had a secret meeting in which the attendees inexplicably agreed that cars that stalled on the road all by themselves was not necessarily a safety problem.

Shahien Nasiripour

Seniors Forced Into Poverty As Education Department Demands Payment

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

The Education Department is demanding so much money from seniors with defaulted student loans that it's forcing tens of thousands of them into poverty...

Code Pink Aims To Rally Public Against U.S. Airstrikes In Iraq

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine & Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Code Pink won national attention during the presidency of George W. Bush for its high-profile protests against the Iraq War. On Monday e...