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Friday Talking Points -- Congress Slinks Out Of Town

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It was a busy week in Washington, since all the congresscritters were eager to get out of town for their not-so-well-earned five weeks of vacation. It'll take awhile for the dust to settle, so let's take a look at some of what's been happening while it does.

Danielle Schlanger

20-Week Abortion Ban DOA In Senate, Dems Say | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

A group of Democratic Senators made clear on Wednesday that a House Republican bill prohibiting women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception ...

Lawmakers Renew Gun Control Push Six Months After Newtown

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

By Paige Gance WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Gun-control advocates renewed their push for stricter measures on Thursday, a day befo...

Immigration Reform: Building Fences With Shadows or Bridges of Hope and Dreams?

Bruce Lesley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

The Southwest is a place of great opportunity, enchantment, and grandeur, and yet, also a place of poverty and inequality in the United States. Through its children, it is also a place that will play an expanding and critically important role in either the successes or failures of our nation.

24 Million Reasons to Protect Immigrant Whistleblowers

Saket Soni | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Saket Soni

When guestworkers can stand up against employer abuse, they help lift the floor for all workers. Wages and conditions are more secure.

The Power of Collaboration and Good Works: A Park Is Born in Stamford

George Bradt | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics
George Bradt

Putting aside any doubt that people in this country can collaborate to do good things, the Mill River Collaborative opened a new park in the center of...

Elise Foley

Senator Plans Amendment To Help Undocumented Kids | Elise Foley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will push for an amendment to give undocumented children -- or "little Dreamers," as advocates call th...

Michael McAuliff

Senators: FAA Delays Are Political | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators moved Tuesday to give President Barack Obama options to ease growing air travel delays sparked by Congress' budget sequestratio...

Connecticut Senator: 'It's A Sad Day' For U.S. Senate

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.17.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Senate failed to muster sufficient support Wednesday for a gun-buyer background check bill that's supported by nearly 90 percent of Americans, vot...

It's CEO Pay Shock, Not Premium Rate Shock, That We Should Be Outraged About

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2013 | Business
Wendell Potter

If Aetna does, in fact, hike premiums by more than 100 percent for some of its customers, as CEO Mark Bertolini suggested, no doubt part of that money will go to covering his shockingly lucrative paycheck.

Energy Drinks Marketing Sends Confusing Message

The Huffington Post | Carey Polis | Posted 04.11.2013 | Business

Energy drinks have been the subject of a heap of controversy recently. From claims of false advertising to disturbing news about deaths that followed ...

Jennifer Bendery

James Inhofe: Gun Debate Has Nothing To Do With Families Of Newtown Victims | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said Tuesday that the gun control debate doesn't have anything to do with the families of the Newtown, Conn....

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Quietly Reassigns F-16 Pilot Convicted Of Sexual Assault | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

The Air Force has quietly reassigned Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, an F-16 pilot convicted of aggravated sexual assault before a three-star general overtu...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Robocalls 'Beyond The Pale,' Senators Write | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut sent a letter Monday to the CEO of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPier...

Senator Blasts 'Repugnant' NRA Robocalls To Newtown Residents

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted the National Rifle Association on Monday, calling the organization’s recent robocall campaign in Newtown, ...

Sandy Hook to DC: 26 Cyclists, 400 Miles, 3 ½ Days of Inspiration

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Mary Ann West

Team 26 is wearing Sandy Hook green jerseys that Rider #26 Chris McDonnell added the words and symbols: Hope, Peace, Love. This is all part of the Newtown Effect, and the message continues to spread.

Dem Senator: Sequestration Has A 'Silver Lining'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

On Monday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said in an interview on CNN's "Starting Point" that there is a "silver lining" to sequestration. "Th...

Exploitive Newtown Facebook Pages Stir Controversy

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics

Facebook officials have agreed to take down some unofficial tribute pages for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting after Connecticut ...

Christina Wilkie

NRA Backs Away From 'Connecticut Effect' Remark | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) called on the National Rifle Association to "reject" a lobbyist's controversial...

Christina Wilkie

Newtown Senator Demands NRA CEO 'Reject' Gun Lobbyist Comments | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut demanded on Tuesday that the National Rifle Association and its CEO, Wayne LaPierre, "...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senator Makes Prediction On Chuck Hagel's Confirmation | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) predicted the Senate will approve the nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as secretary of d...

Elise Foley

Senators Blast NRA Response: 'Irrelevant' To Debate | Elise Foley | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), whose state was rocked last week by a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, said Friday that the ...

Linda McMahon Pins GOP Rival in Senate Smackdown

Dan Collins | Posted 10.15.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

Voters went to the polls in Connecticut and picked their Senate contenders. The GOP chose former pro-wrestling executive Linda McMahon, whose single great political attribute is being rich.

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

Dave Jamieson

Bill Passed Banning Employers From Asking For Facebook, Twitter Passwords | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.20.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- In a victory for privacy hawks and worker advocates, Maryland legislators passed a bill Wednesday that would ban employers from asking j...