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Richard Blumenthal

CT-Sen: 52% Blumenthal (D), 45% McMahon (R) (MRG 10/3)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Merriman River Group for CT Capitol Report 10/3/10; 1,623 likely voters, 2.4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (CT Capitol Report release) Conne...

CT-Sen: 53% Blumenthal (D), 41% McMahon (R) (PPP 9/30-10/2)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling (D) 9/30-10/2/10; 810 likely voters, 3.4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) Connecticut 2010 Senate 53% Blum...

Linda McMahon Bodyslams Blumenthal With Ad About Vietnam War Comments (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Linda McMahon is out with a brutal new attack ad highlighting controversial comments made by her opponent Richard Blumenthal about his Vietnam War-era...

Connecticut Halts All Bank Foreclosures

Washington Post | Ariana Eunjung Cha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Friday ordered a moratorium on all foreclosures by all banks for 60 days--the most radical action t...

CT-Sen: 52% Blumenthal (D), 40% McMahon (R) (Blumenthal 9/20-23)

Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Swanson

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner (D) for Richard Blumenthal 9/20-23/10; 606 likely voters Mode: Live telephone interviews (CQ post) Connecticut 2010 Senate...

Mark Blumenthal

Connecticut Senate Race: Polls Show McMahon Gaining on Blumenthal | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We have seen some hopeful polls for Democrats in recent days, but the last 24 hours brings results that will cheer Republicans and restore Democratic ...

Presenting the Good Guys

Amy Novick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Novick

A couple of weeks ago, Immigrants' List unveiled its Hall of Shame list -- the list of the 10 biggest obstructionists to real immigration reform. Now it's time to shine a light on the good guys.

Obama Starts Making Plans For Campaign Season

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — President Barack Obama plans to attend a fundraiser later this month to help Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's...

Will Craigslist Drop 'Adult Services'?

AP | EVERTON BAILEY Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

HARTFORD, Conn. — Craigslist should remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promot...

eBook Pricing Deals May Violate Antitrust Laws; CT Attorney General Launches Investigation

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book publishers' eBook deals with Apple and Amazon may violate competition laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Connecticut Attorney General...

Linda McMahon, WWE Mogul, Behind Blumenthal Vietnam Record Controversy

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


What Are Honest Services?

James D. Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James D. Zirin

No one can seriously doubt that we live in a time sadly memorialized by the dishonesty and hypocrisy of public officials. Is prosecuting them under an "honest services" statue effective?

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...

Mark Kirk Corrects ANOTHER Description Of His Military Service

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Senate candidate Mark Kirk faced new questions Wednesday about inaccurate descriptions of his military service, this time over wrongly...

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.

Blumenthal Still Polling Well Among Connecticut Voters

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — There may have been predictions of his political demise in Washington, but Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal's ca...

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 Pau...

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 ...