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Richard Blumenthal

We Can Have Low Priced Imports and Good Jobs for All Americans

Warren Mosler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Mosler

The administration's current weak dollar policy is a misguided effort to create jobs by causing import prices to go up for struggling US consumers to the point where we buy fewer Chinese products.

Sam Stein

John Cornyn On Why Mark Kirk's Exaggerations Are Different Than Richard Blumenthal's | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the first time since Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was caught misspeaking about his military, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) was asked why those exaggeration...

Apology Is a Leadership Skill

Ruth Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Sherman

Apology is a way to show accountability and take ownership. The ability to deliver a good apology is a quality we wish for in our elected officials, but, too often, don't get.

Sam Stein

Blumenthal's Survival: How He Did It And What He Can Teach Kirk | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the night of Monday, May 17, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's Senate campaign received a phone call from New York Times reporter Ray Hernandez...

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...

Mark Kirk Admits To ANOTHER False Military Record Claim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The hits keep on coming for Republican Illinois Senate hopeful Mark Kirk, who has now corrected a second misrepresentation of his military service rec...

New Rule: Politicians Must Be Informed of Their Rights: "Everything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You in a Google Search"

Bill Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Maher

We just had the fifth anniversary of YouTube and the twelfth of Google, and between them, they're killing off a great institution: lying.

Politicians and Spin

Jerry Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Weissman

Last week, Richard Blumenthal, the attorney general of Connecticut, who is running for Christopher Dodd's Democratic seat in the Senate and Rand Paul,...

The Randy and Dicky Show

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Ostroy

Thank you Rand Paul and Dick Blumenthal. As if 2010 wasn't an exciting enough election year for political junkies like me, you two sideshows leaped onto the national stage for our entertainment pleasure.

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'...

Joseph DuPar, Calumet Park Mayor, May Have Lied About Military Medals

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A former political opponent is calling on the mayor of Calumet Park to step down. That's because Mayor Joseph DuPar may have made false claims about ...

Sam Stein Goes Rapid Fire On 'The Ed Show': Sestak vs. The White House, Blumenthal's Vietnam Misstatement Apology, And Michael Steele On Rand Paul (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

Sam Stein was in another round of "Rapid Fire," taking to the airwaves with Republican strategist Ron Christie on "The Ed Show." During Monday's edit...

'Heel Superstar'* McMahon Should Have Been Disqualified For 'Low Blow'

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

It appears that in politics, as well as in World Wide Wrestling ... no bad deed goes unrewarded.

Mud Pit Theatrics in a Blue State: Blumenthal vs. McMahon

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

So what does $16 million buy? And how far is Linda McMahon willing to go to purchase the election? Apparently however much it takes.

Richard Blumenthal and the Semper Fib Syndrome

Patt Morrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patt Morrison

Connecticut's Democratic Senate nominee is not the first person to fall in love with a man in uniform -- himself. And he won't be the last.

Friday Talking Points [124] -- How's That Libertarian Thingie Workin' Out For Ya?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We certainly have a lot of ground to cover this week, so let's dig right in. I'd like to start with a declaration, though: Bristol Palin is now fair g...

Give CT Voters a Choice -- Let Merrick Alpert Speak!

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Trippi

The Connecticut Democratic Party Convention starts tonight, and some within the party are trying to keep Connecticut voters from having a choice in the election by blocking U.S. Senate candidate Merrick Alpert from addressing the delegates.

Friendly Fire: Dick Blumenthal Hurls Himself Under the Bus

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

As recently as a week ago, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal held a virtually unassailable lead in the polls in his campaign for the U.S. Senate. What a difference a day makes.

The Viagra of Victimhood

Arthur Goldwag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arthur Goldwag

This week the New York Times caught the Democratic front runner for Chris Dodd's Senate seat lying about his non-existent service in Vietnam. It remin...

Richard Blumenthal's 2008 Stamford Advocate Quote: 'I Wore The Uniform In Vietnam'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Deep in the archives of Connecticut's Stamford Advocate newspaper is a quote that lends more credence to the theory that U.S. Senate candidate Richard...

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!

Sam Stein

Times Defends Blumenthal Story, Won't Say Whether It Viewed Full Clip | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times is standing by its report that Connecticut Democratic Senatorial candidate Richard Blumenthal repeatedly misled or misspoke about h...

Sex, Kid Lies, and Success

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Phil Bronstein

Here in the U.S. the art of lying is not only having a bumper crop moment in politics and academia - it also is, statistically, a cherished trait in our children.

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...

Mastering the Political Arts: How Not To Take Responsibility

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

In recent days, we have witnessed two versions of the fine art of evasion -- one by a Republican Congressman, the other by a Democratic Senatorial candidate.