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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.

Richard Blumenthal's Vietnam

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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.

The Daily Szep -- Sgt. Blumenthal

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Szep


Dick Blumenthal Calls Vietnam Comments Misplaced (VIDEO)

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday conceded he had "misspoken" in claiming repeatedly that he serv...

Sam Stein

McMahon Misstep May Help Blumenthal Out Of Vietnam-Related Hole | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal's long-awaited effort to win a Senate seat took a major hit when it was reported on Monday night that ...

Check Blumenthal's Citizenship!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Nothing is more despicable than dishonoring the brave men and women who proudly serve our military and who've died in battle by pretending to be one of them while having used every lever of privilege possible to have avoided serving.

Sam Stein

Richard Blumenthal Vietnam Controversy: What He Can Learn From Bruce Caputo | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has entered undoubtedly the most critical 48-hour window of his political career. Presented with a cle...

Richard Blumenthal Calls NYT Report 'Outrageous Distortion'

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Richard Blumenthal defended himself against charges that he repeatedly made misleading comments about his military service during a press conf...

Will Blumenthal Join Paterson, Vitter and Ensign in Profiles in Shamelessness?

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

The example of resiliency-through-shamelessness set by Paterson, Vitter, and Ensign provides a valuable lesson now for Richard Blumenthal. The fact that he has not withdrawn shows he may be heeding it.

Richard Blumenthal Exaggerates Military Service Record

New York Times | Raymond Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose an...

Connecticut Senate: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Connecticut Senate race below. Email if you know someone who s...

Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut AG, Sues Moody's, S&P Over Debt Ratings Issued During Crisis

AP | STEPHEN BERNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Connecticut's attorney general sued Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's over ratings the agencies issued on risky investm...

Connecticut Democratic Senate Snubs Obama: Won't Say If He Wants President To Campaign For Him

New Haven Independent | Melissa Bailey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama shouldn't expect an invitation from fellow Democrat Dick Blumenthal anytime soon: Blumenthal said in a New Haven stop that the president ...

Connecticut's Game of Campaign Musical Chairs: Everyone Please Move up One Space

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Connecticut's game of campaign musical chairs was set in motion by Governor Jodi Rell's decision to not seek reelection in 2010.

Chris Dodd Retiring From Senate; Richard Blumenthal Will Run Dodd's Seat

AP | JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN and SUSAN HAIGH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

EAST HADDAM, Conn. — Christopher Dodd vowed just days ago that he was staying in the race for re-election to the Senate, but he announced Wednes...

Connecticut's AG Smacks Republican Senate Hopefuls in the Latest Q-Poll

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Admit it, how fun is it to come up with wrestling euphemisms especially when put into context of what has happened in politics in CT after Senator Chr...