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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 Apologizes For Statements About Vietnam War Service

AP | SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Criticized for saying he "regrets" misstatements he made about his military service during the Vietnam War, Connecticut Senate...

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.

Ex-FBI Specialist Weighs In On Blumenthal Story

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal acknowledged he misstated his service in Vietnam, said he made mistakes, regretted t...

Richard Blumenthal Wins Connecticut Democratic Nomination For Senate

AP | SUSAN HAIGH and PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Republicans have endorsed former World Wrestling Entertainment executive Linda McMahon for the U.S. Senate seat be...

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...

Richard Blumenthal: White House Stands Behind Connecticut Senate Candidate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House is standing behind Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who has acknowledged that he miss...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Blumenthal Clarifies: Was Veterinarian, Not Veteran

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

"I meant to say that I was a veterinarian, not a veteran," Blumenthal told a press conference in Hartford. "I left off the last three syllables to conserve time, so I could go back to work for the people of Connecticut."

What May Says About November

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Tuesday night doesn't tell us what will happen in November. But it does tell us what won't happen. The Republicans aren't going to walk away with this thing. Not without a fight.

Blumenthal's Vietnam Service Controversy Splits Connecticut Democrats

The Hill | Jared Allen and J. Taylor Rushing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Democrats on Tuesday began considering replacing state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) on the ballot for the U.S. Senate, even as ...

Richard Blumenthal. Campaigning Like It's 1999.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Politics doesn't have many rules. You can get away with just about anything. Being a hypocrite usually does you in. As does, and I think Richard Blumenthal will get to this eventually, claiming to have a fought a war you didn't actually fight in.