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Richard Blumenthal

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

Congress Takes Hard Look At 'Reality' After Devastating Storm

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress on Thursday took its first hard look at the damage from Superstorm Sandy amid appeals for tens of billions of dollars in additi...

Senators Seek More Help After Disaster

AP | ANDREW MIGA and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Thirteen senators from seven states damaged by Superstorm Sandy are asking President Obama to boost federal disaster aid to the states. ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Senator Speaks Out On Facebook Password Issue

AP | MANUEL VALDES | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

SEATTLE — A Democratic senator from Connecticut is writing a bill that would stop the practice of employers asking job applicants for their Face...

The Samba of Bad Moves: Eric Schmidt Changes His Testimony -- Again

Chris Castle | Posted 02.20.2012 | Technology
Chris Castle

It is an important Sherman Act question if Google used its profits from its dominance in search to subsidize its dominance in video through YouTube. Google should honestly answer that question.

Jennifer Bendery

'We Never Got An Answer To Our Question'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About a dozen Occupy protesters who drove through the night from Connecticut and spent hours camped out in front of Sen. Joe Lieberman's...

Elise Foley

Same-Sex Couple Fights DOMA To Stay Together In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. citizen Kelli Ryan and Lucy Truman, a citizen of the United Kingdom, have been together for a decade and legally married in the Uni...

Mike Sacks

Democrats Try To Overturn Supreme Court's Anti-Consumer Rulings

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's not abortion or affirmative action -- or, for that matter, campaign finance -- but a series of recent cases on arbitration has shar...

Jordan Howard

Labor Advocates Won't Let Up Against Jobless Discrimination

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the past several months one labor advocacy group has continuously hammered companies that list job postings discriminating against t...

The NBA Lockout, Congress and Senator Herb Kohl

Brian Frederick | Posted 12.11.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Only Congress can force owners to explain why their own profits should trump the massive public investment we've made in the game. But when Congress is made up of an NBA owner and at least 244 other millionaires, don't hold your breath.

Tyler Kingkade

Worker Activists Deliver Petitions Against Jobless Discrimination To Capitol Hill

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Labor advocates delivered 250,000 petitions in support of an initiative to ban hiring discrimination against the jobless on Wednesday, h...