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  • Enter Sid Blumenthal

    04/10/2015 8:44:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | 4-9-15 | Scott Johnson
    Jeff Gerth and Sam Biddle explore an important sidebar both to the affair of the Hillary Clinton homebrew email server and to the Benghazi scandal: “Private emails reveal ex-Clinton aide’s secret spy network.” Long story short: enter Sid Blumenthal, one of the most unsavory characters of the Clinton era. Enter Sid Blumenthal along with Tyler Drumheller and Cody Shearer, that is. Mark Hemingway reviews the triumvirate in “Meet the men behind Hillary Clinton’s private ‘spy network’” Ed Morrissey finds NBC’s Chuck Todd commenting regarding Blumenthal that “nothing regarding Blumenthal surprises me,” but Blumenthal enters the story from left field. Gerth...
  • What's With The Emails To Hillary From Secret Spook Sid Blumenthal?

    04/10/2015 8:00:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4-10-15 | Dick Morris
    Revelations from emails purloined by a Romanian hacker show that Hillary Clinton was being secretly advised about Libya -- before and after the Benghazi terrorist attack -- by an off-the-shelf private spook group associated with controversial former Clinton confidante Sydney Blumenthal that claimed to be helping the Libyan opposition and considered placing ground operatives near the border. What's this all about? It's not completely clear, but apparently the goal of the rogue group, which included a former high level CIA covert operative and a former U.S. General, was, at the very least, to gather and provide sensitive reports to the...
  • Benghazi Committee Member: We Will ‘Speak With’ Sidney Blumenthal

    04/01/2015 8:47:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/1/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a member of the Benghazi Select Committee said that the committee will “speak with” Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” “We’ve got to ask a lot of folks a lot of questions. The Committee will also speak with Mr. Blumenthal. And we’ve got lots of other folks who we’re still pursuing, who may well have also had personal email accounts…It’s not just classified information. It is, there’s sensitive information that
  • REPORT ACCUSES HILLARY ADVISER WHO RAN INTEL SERVICE OF ILLEGALLY LOBBYING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ALLY

    04/01/2015 8:25:03 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    The Hillary Clinton confidant who was caught running a clandestine intelligence service for her may have also illegally lobbied for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ally in the nation of Georgia. According to a Gawker report, Sidney Blumenthal, the top Clinton confidant, and “another former official from Bill Clinton’s administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a billionaire in the former Soviet state of Georgia who was seeking closer ties with Putin’s Russia—seemingly in violation of a federal law designed to prevent foreign powers from covertly wielding influence within the United States.” Blumenthal “passed along a note...
  • Leaked Message Demonstrates How Email Scandal Could Get Worse for Hillary Clinton

    03/30/2015 11:38:30 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Slate ^ | March 30, 2015 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    <p>Hillary Clinton isn't accused of doing anything illegal in the Gawker stories. And Blumenthal's advocacy appears to have been pretty tame, consisting of passing on the statements of a third individual who, it was acknowledged openly, worked for Ivanishvili. But the White House, as Gawker notes, had rejected Clinton's efforts to hire Blumenthal in an official capacity. So you have the Secretary of State using an off-books email account to discuss national policy with someone who wasn't a government employee, was known to be disliked by the president's staff, and who might have been violating an actual law by participating in the conversation. That's probably not something Clinton is going to brag about in campaign commercials. It's also exactly the kind of foreign entanglement that critics have warned she is susceptible to—of being unduly influenced by financial connections, via the Clinton Foundation, to foreign interests. Blumenthal is a longtime Clinton-family ally and appears to have described himself as an adviser to the Clinton Foundation on more than one occasion.</p>
  • Reporter Who Exposed Hillary’s Secret Intel Operation: Who Authorized & Financed It?

    03/29/2015 8:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/29/2015 | Breitbart News
    One of the reporters who exposed what appears to have been former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s clandestine and rogue intelligence service said that there are more questions than answers regarding the operation, which was exposed in the hacked emails of Clinton’s longtime confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, Jeff Gerth, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, told host and Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon that he still wanted to know “who authorized or tasked this network to do what they did” and “who was paying for this?” Gerth, the former...
  • Was Hillary running a secret intel network?

    03/28/2015 11:20:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If the motives to wipe the hard drive on Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server weren’t already crystal clear, a new development last night put it in Ultra HD. Gawker’s Jeff Girth and Sam Biddle uncovered a secret, private intelligence network run by Sidney Blumenthal for Hillary’s benefit, apart from the State Department’s own Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Hackers got e-mails that went through Hillary’s private server between her and Blumenthal, e-mails that show her own private intel group was also warning her that Libya was collapsing in the weeks and months prior to the sacking of the consulate in...
  • Private Emails Reveal SoS Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network (nothing about bridesmaid's dresses)

    03/28/2015 3:56:18 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies
    propublica.com ^ | 3/27/15 | JEFF GERTH w/ Sam Biddle of, Gawker
    Updated March 27 to include responses from the FBI and the State Department. Emails disclosed by a hacker show a close family friend was funneling intelligence about the crisis in Libya directly to the Secretary of State’s private account starting before the Benghazi attack. Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account. The emails, which were posted on the internet...
  • New wave of Islamic immigration planned for U.S. (Some call it open invitation for jihadists)

    03/22/2015 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    The number of students graduating with STEM degrees already far exceeds the number of STEM jobs available but powerful interests in the business community are pushing Congress to allow more foreign skilled workers into the country. Congress is considering new immigration laws that would flood the U.S. with “guest workers” from the Middle East and Asia, a plan some are calling an open invitation for jihadists to walk right through America’s front door. Critics say lawmakers – including top Republican leaders – are playing with fire and could jeopardize national security with the proposals to double or even triple...
  • Humagate Might Top ALL Hillary Scandals- and That's Saying Somethin'

    03/20/2015 8:42:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 61 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 20 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Now that Senator Chuck Grassley (R- Iowa) is asking if Hillary's closest aide and rumored love interest Huma Abedin was using her private email server too (among other things)- and now that we also know Hillary's email security/anti-spam contractor could see all of her most classified emails in plain English, it's time to worry about just who Huma Abedin is- and worry a lot: Although she was pilloried by the left and useful idiots like John McCain at the time, Michele Bachmann's 16-page letter clearly presented the case back in 2012: that the background, connections, and influence of Huma Abedin should at least...
  • Was Hillary Clinton running her own rogue intel operation? (WA Times story)

    03/19/2015 12:35:47 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Monica Crowley
    We all know that the only reason you would deliberately and premeditatedly set up a private email address and server is to have total control over your communications — to keep people away from those communications and to retain the ability to edit and delete your content. In Hillary Clinton’s case, given her long history of concealment and duplicity, total control was the system’s purpose, not to keep track of Chelsea’s bridal gift registry. A story originally reported in 2013 (and little-noticed at the time) may offer a deeper dimension to the reasons she wanted this control — and it...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Hillary and Huma’s Egypt Emails

    03/04/2015 5:32:38 PM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department seeking any and all communications – including emails – from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Chief of Staff Huma Abedin with Nagla Mahmoud, wife of ousted Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi, from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2013 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00321)). This latest lawsuit will require the State Department to answer questions about and conduct thorough searches of Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered hidden email accounts. Judicial Watch also has nearly...
  • Hacker Reveals Contents from Hillary’s Private E-Mails and Shows Who She Was Talking To

    03/04/2015 8:47:37 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Independet Journal Review ^ | 03/04/2015 | Larry O'Connor
    It appears Hillary Clinton was conducting serious and sensitive international affairs on her private email account. She also kept up confidential correspondence with a political operative who hasn’t worked for the government in over a decade.The revelation that Secretary of State Clinton used a private e-mail account rather than an official State Department e-mail struck many as troubling and potentially criminal.Experts in government transparency have debate the legality, and also the consequences of the emails. Patrice McDermott, head of Open The Government coalition, said: “What she did was not technically illegal. It was highly inappropriate and it was inappropriate for the...
  • VANITY: Why I believe the Clinton E-Mail scandal is her doom

    03/04/2015 9:05:59 AM PST · by Buckeye Battle Cry · 47 replies
    That the New York Times broke this story on Hillary running State through off-the-record e-mail systems/servers is quite telling. Team Obama does not want Hillary succeeding Barack. He sees Elizabeth Warren as a much more worthy successor to his revolution. Besides Obama detests Sid Vicious Blumenthal. That Hillary was using him as her de facto deputy at State must enrage Obama since Obama specifically dictated that Blumenthal is to have ZERO official dealings with HIS administration. This scandal has legs specifically because El Jefe Obama wants it to. Hillary is in DEEP Kim Chee. Your thoughts?
  • Hacked Emails Indicate that Hillary Clinton Used a Domain Registered the Day of her Senate hearings

    03/02/2015 7:24:07 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, March 2, 2015 | Philip Bump
    Hacked emails indicate that Hillary Clinton used a domain registered the day of her Senate hearingsSNIPIn March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his email hacked by "Guccifer" -- the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush's paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the "clintonemail.com" domain. The content of some of those emails was published by RT.com. Examining the registry information for "clintonemail.com" reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 -- one week before...
  • Richard Blumenthal calls out NFL after Rice

    09/16/2014 11:02:25 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/8/14 | Jonathan Topaz
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Monday called on the National Football League to increase its domestic violence penalties following the release of a video allegedly showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his now-wife. His statement Monday afternoon came minutes after the Ravens announced that the team had terminated Rice’s contract and around the time that an NFL official announced the league had suspended the player indefinitely. “It shouldn’t take a video to do the right thing,” the Connecticut Democrat wrote on Twitter. “I commend @Ravens but urge @nflcommish to act on harsher penalties for domestic abuse.” Earlier on Monday,...
  • Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health

    07/20/2014 6:56:55 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 19 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Pres ^ | July 20, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Incomparable Liars: Abortion does not equal health by Daniel Clark Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D, Conn.) has introduced a bill called the Women’s Health Protection Act, although if you read any farther than the title, which he’d rather you didn’t, you’d find that it and practically everything that follows is a lie. The purpose of the bill is to nullify state laws that were passed in reaction to the crimes of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, which imposed previously nonexistent health and safety standards on abortion clinics. If you’re wondering how the repeal of those standards would serve to protect women’s health,...
  • (CT)Lawmakers call on retailers to take measures in reducing gun violence

    06/13/2014 2:35:41 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    As a way to reduce gun violence, elected leaders urged retailers to consider voluntary measures to make their stores safer. Friday, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy joined Rep. Elizabeth Esty, Ron Pinciaro of Connecticut Against Gun Violence and Monte Frank of Team 26 for a press conference. The officials called on the National Retail Federation to join the bipartisan push for "commonsense measures to reduce gun violence." The legislators said there have been an estimated 79 shootings and 19 fatalities at Walmart alone since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. They also referred to the loaded handgun that...
  • Liberals Against an Obama Judge

    05/13/2014 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 12,2014 | Patrcia Murphy
    One of President Obama’s most controversial judicial nominees will finally get a hearing Tuesday when the Senate Judiciary Committee considers Michael Boggs for a lifetime appointment to Georgia’s federal bench.
  • Watch Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal narrowly avoid a train during a railway safety [snip]

    04/19/2014 4:09:55 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 4/19/2014 | Sarah Eberspacher
    Actions may speak louder than words, but Sen. Richard Blumenthal took that mentality to the extreme on Friday. The Connecticut Democrat was standing behind Milford Mayor Ben Blake on the town's Metro-North station platform as the two held a press conference on railway safety. Complete with easels and charts, Blake was laying out the MTA's safety violations, which total 139 over the last 10 years, worth $552,000 in fines. "Safety, as you know, is paramount," Blake said — and then this happened. It would appear that taking personal responsibility for train safety is equally important. And that yellow line on...
  • Connecticut Democrats and the SEIU

    02/27/2014 8:24:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2014 | Carol Platt Liebau
    Connecticut's US senator, Richard Blumenthal, and a congress-person, Rosa DeLauro, have been subpoenaed in a case alleging that the SEIU's pressure tactics on nursing home managements during labor disputes amounted to unlawful extortion. Neither politician has been accused of any wrongdoing, but unless a judge grants a delay, both will be forced to produce any documents in their possession pertaining to the SEIU. Other Connecticut politicians will be subject to depositions, including Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, state Attorney General George Jepson, andConnecticut state senators John Fonfara and Russ Morin. All are Democrats. Again, none of the politicians has been accused...
  • Two members of Congress subpoenaed in nursing homes' fight with SEIU

    02/26/2014 9:14:53 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | Tim Mak
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., have been pulled into a lawsuit between two local chapters of the Service Employees International Union, which represent health care workers, and nursing homes. At issue is whether a campaign to pressure the management of the nursing homes during labor disputes crossed the line into extortion. ... both lawmakers are now in the uncomfortable situation of being deposed by lawyers representing the nursing homes and are forced to provide a wide array of documents relating to their interactions with the SEIU. The subpoenas, obtained by the Washington Examiner, require them...
  • Senators Say Northwestern Unionization Effort Prompts Important Questions

    02/03/2014 2:59:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 3, 2013 | Meredith Shiner
    Lawmakers could intensify debate on a historic attempt by Northwestern University football players to become the first college athletes to unionize, from holding highly visible Capitol Hill hearings to potentially expanding federal labor laws to protect the rights of student-athletes.
  • George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group

    01/28/2014 9:51:25 AM PST · by mgist · 24 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/26/14 | D Greenfield
    George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group January 26, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Demographics is the enemy of the left. And the left fights it with aggressive immigration and aggressive reeducation. When they are faced with traditionalist religious movements that create their own educational systems or student groups, they resort to infiltrating them. And so Evangelical Christians are targeted with entities like Telos and Orthodox Groups with entities like Avi Weiss’ Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. The endgame is leftist steering and infiltration. George Soros, that old collaborator who stated that he never had as much fun as in his Nazi days, has...
  • Blumenthal Calls on UPS to Issue Refunds For Delayed Packages

    12/27/2013 8:03:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 72 replies
    Capital Watch ^ | December 27, 2013 | Daniela Altimari
    Former Attorney General and current U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on United Parcel Service to issue refunds to customers whose gifts did not arrive in time for Christmas. “I am disappointed to learn that so many consumers in Connecticut and across the country made purchases this holiday season expecting their gifts to arrive in time for Christmas, but instead were left empty-handed,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut said in a press release.
  • Sen. Blumenthal speaks of New Haven slaying victim Erika Robinson on Senate floor

    12/18/2013 2:46:24 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | December 18, 2013 | Shahid Abdul-Karim
    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Tuesday spoke on the Senate floor of the shooting death of Erika Robinson, calling again for Congress to pass laws that would prevent “such violence.”
  • Sen. Blumenthal: Tea Party's 'hostage taking' hurts everyone

    10/17/2013 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    necn.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Brian Burnell
    With the federal government open once again and the debt ceiling raised, we can all sit back an relax, right? Not necessarily. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal told the Connecticut Broadcasters Association the strategy of Tea Party Republicans, forcing the shutdown, can not be tolerated. "And I'm hopeful that there's been a lesson that hostage-taking tactics won't work, they damage everyone," said Blumenthal. "There are no winners. The big losers have been the American people." The problem is Congress has simply kicked this can down the road. This could all happen again in January and February, though Blumenthal hopes not. "The...
  • Home Invasion Millburn NJ

    06/27/2013 10:03:01 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 46 replies
    News12 NJ ^ | 6/24/13 | News12 NJ
    WARNING: VIDEO OF ACTUAL VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A WOMAN IN HER OWN HOME http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dvvHMM6TF50 This is what Governors Cuomo (NY SAFE Act) and Blumenthal (CT), along with Mayor Bloomberg and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, want for every woman in the country. A large home invader broke into a house, and battered a smaller and weaker woman, who was of course unarmed as encouraged by New Jersey's gun laws. Unfortunately, some lower-class individuals have left racist comments on the video, because the attacker happened to be Black. They need to be reminded that violent white criminals (e.g. KKK) do similar things,...
  • Blumenthal: "NRA Shames Itself By Misleading The American Public"

    05/06/2013 5:22:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 6,2013 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that the National Riffle Association (NRA) “shames itself” by misleading the public and blocking gun control reforms.
  • Press release just emailed by Sen. Lindsey Graham

    04/19/2013 9:15:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Dear Friends, President Obama wanted three things on gun control -- to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes, and expand background checks. Fortunately, he lost on all three. I’ve always been confident if the Senate debated the Second Amendment, the Second Amendment would win. Yesterday, the Senate took up, debated, and voted on gun violence legislation. I am very pleased we had this debate, and was always ready and willing to vote in support of what I believe. Here’s how I voted yesterday: Voted Against the Manchin-Toomey Background Check Amendment (Failed 54-46, required 60 votes) No matter how well-intentioned, the...
  • Blumenthal Defends Use Of Sandy Hook In Campaign Funding Request

    04/12/2013 2:16:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.nhregister.com/ ^ | April 12, 2013 | Mary E. O'Leary
    WEST HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Friday defended a message sent from his office on Thursday asking for a small donation to continue his work on fighting for gun violence reduction.
  • EDITORIAL: Blumenthal Uses Sandy Hook To Raise Campaign Cash (BARF Alert)

    04/12/2013 4:22:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://nhregister.com/ ^ | April 12, 2013 | New Haven Register
    We’re glad that U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and Gov. Dannel Malloy are talking in detail about the victims of Sandy Hook as part of a push for federal gun control legislation.
  • Connecticut Sen. Blumenthal: We Can Break The NRA's Stranglehold

    04/08/2013 12:40:59 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 47 replies
    http://thelead.blogs.cnn.com/ ^ | April 8, 2013 | Jake Tapper
    President Obama makes his second trip to Connecticut on Monday since the Sandy Hook massacre, delivering a speech in Hartford where he is expected to be joined by Newtown families. The president is trying to keep the outrage over the deaths in the forefront of the public, while lawmakers continue fighting over the gun control package the president proposed in the wake of Newtown.
  • Do Hillary’s emails make Guccifer a hacker or a hack?

    03/23/2013 8:08:39 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | March 23rd, 2013 | Jim Emerson
    The latest target of the hacker known as “Guccifer” was former President Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal. Guccifer has targeted former President Bush and Colin Powell and now we are led to believe he is targeting democrats. In the last few months Americans have seen that current and former government officials made frequent use of non-government email sites to conduct business outside of official channels. Though these email accounts are used to hide communications from Congress and the American people, they are principally used to hide correspondence from Freedom of Information Act scrutiny. Hillary was most likely communicating with Blumenthal in...
  • Blumenthal Swats Mississippi Legislator Over Connecticut Gun Manufacturers

    02/23/2013 3:13:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies
    http://www.nhregister.com/ ^ | February 23, 2013 | New Haven Register
    HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has responded to letters sent to three Connecticut gun manufacturers by Mississippi state Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, urging them to relocate to Mississippi.
  • Blumenthal calls for background checks to buy ammo (Connecticut)

    01/09/2013 10:34:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WFSB-TV ^ | January 9, 2013 | Staff
    NORWICH, CT (WFSB) - Another senseless shooting is giving gun control supporters another example to point to as they make their case in their quest for gun law changes on a national level. But with the recent shooting in Norwich, mental health is also being called into question. Norwich officers were called to the Cedar Glen Apartments on Cedar Road about 2:45 p.m. after a man who was armed expressed suicidal thoughts to dispatchers. When officers tried to talk to Jason Razzino, 30, he fired several shots and hit Jonathan Ley, a 14-year veteran, four times. Following the shooting of...
  • Dick Blumenthal: Reflections on Newtown (gun grab alert)

    12/28/2012 6:29:41 AM PST · by DTogo · 12 replies
    The US Senate, Mordor-on-the-Potomac ^ | Dec 27th, 2012 | Dick Blumenthal
    blah, blah, blah... I will work to keep faith with the Newtown community and find a solution to this crisis that is rooted in common sense. I will work with the President, and my colleagues in the Senate, regardless of party, and with any organization that is willing to engage in a thoughtful, constructive discussion about the steps we need to take. Here are some necessary steps: •We must do something to effectively ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. •We need to better prevent mentally ill people and criminals from having access to firearms. •We need to close loopholes that...
  • Never Let a Horror Go To Waste

    12/17/2012 8:28:45 AM PST · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | December 17, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” said President Obama’s former consigliere Rahm Emanuel, who is now the mayor of the strictly gun-controlled gun murder capital of the world, Chicago. So naturally the statist anti-gun utopians see opportunity in Friday’s Newtown school massacre to push the total gun ban they’ve been lusting after for so long. Rather than pause long enough to grieve with the rest of us over the horrific murders of twenty children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school; rather than wait for the media frenzy to subside so all the facts could...
  • Congress looks into New England power outages

    04/26/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Although lawmakers wanted information on what is wrong with New England's aging electric power grid, they heard from a Connecticut utility Thursday about what that utility is doing right. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said he called for the hearing because of the electricity outages in New England last year caused by bad weather and an emerging pattern in the United States of more frequent and stronger storms. "We know that there will be another storm that will knock down our power lines," Bingaman said. Introduced by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., to...
  • Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

    04/03/2012 3:39:33 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 75 replies
    PJmedia.com ^ | 3/29/2012 | Richard Fernandez
    The Talking Points Memo headline reads: “Dems Warn Of ‘Grave Damage’ To SCOTUS If ‘Obamacare’ Is Struck Down.” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), a former attorney general of Connecticut, pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court would damage itself if it did something so ridiculous as find Obamacare unconstitutional: "The court commands no armies, it has no money; it depends for its power on its credibility. The only reason people obey it is because it has that credibility. And the court risks grave damage if it strikes down a statute of this magnitude and importance, and stretches so dramatically and drastically...
  • Connecticut lawmakers hope for new era of earmarks

    02/21/2012 1:05:48 PM PST · by matt04 · 5 replies
    Hoping to stir public outrage against a rival, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are brawling over who is responsible for the most "earmarks," special projects inserted into spending bills. While the presidential hopefuls portray earmarks as a corrupting influence on politics and a waste of taxpayer funds, Connecticut lawmakers, among others, are taking a different view. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, calls earmarks "the most misunderstood thing in Congress." "There's a difference between a 'bridge to nowhere' and funding for the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum," he said. The "bridge to nowhere" was a project in a remote corner of Alaska that...
  • Strike Averted: Union Representing 2,000 Office Cleaners Reaches Agreement on New Contract

    12/29/2011 3:31:38 PM PST · by matt04 · 10 replies
    The union representing 2,000 commercial office cleaners in the greater Hartford and New Haven areas has reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. The four-year deal, reached late Wednesday after several top political leaders weighed in, averts a strike. "This agreement will help 2,000 hard-working men and women better support their families, which will contribute to our state's future economic growth,'' said Kurt Westby, Connecticut state director for the union, 32BJ of the Service Employees Bargaining Unit. Under the terms of the agreement, the workers will receive a raise in each of the next four years. The current hourly...
  • Linda McMahon Poised to Run for Senate Again

    09/10/2011 11:02:48 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 10, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    In the last election cycle, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon spent $50 million of her own fortune in an unsuccessful quest to fill Connecticut's vacant U.S. Senate seat, losing badly to her Democratic opponent, Richard Blumenthal. With the lessons of being a novice candidate behind her, McMahon is back for Round 2, poised to enter the 2012 race to succeed retiring four-term Sen. Joe Lieberman. A source close to McMahon’s future campaign confirmed to RealClearPolitics that the Republican hopeful will make her candidacy official in the next two weeks. (News of her plans was first reported by The...
  • Blumenthal: CL&P response to outages inadequate

    09/02/2011 10:40:04 AM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Jeffery Butler, president and COO of Connecticut Light & Power on Friday urging the company to use whatever means necessary to restore power to the remaining customers left in the dark after Tropical Storm Irene. "As I traveled the state this week meeting with state officials, first responders, mayors, residents and small business owners, I've heard loud and clear the concern that your company did not do enough to prepare or respond, and is not doing enough work now to restore power. I share these concerns. Among the most common complaints are your...
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance Gets Rare Stay Of Deportation Order

    04/27/2011 8:08:03 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 24 replies
    HARTFORD —— Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely.
  • Undocumented Student Gets A Second Chance

    04/26/2011 6:08:57 PM PDT · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Until Tuesday afternoon, the future was looking grim for Mariano Cardoso Jr. Brought to this country illegally by his parents when he was a baby, the 23-year-old Capital Community College student was facing imminent deportation to Mexico, a country he did not know. But while at school Tuesday, Cardoso got a call from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, telling him that federal immigration officials had granted a rare stay of deportation and that in all probability he will be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely Professors, fellow students and immigration activists were the first to come to his aid, launching...
  • Senator urges FDA to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes

    04/20/2011 6:19:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | April 19, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol-flavored cigarettes. In a letter addressed Monday to the FDA, Blumenthal said the agency should ban menthol cigarettes because they encourage young people to smoke. “The dangers of menthol tobacco products in general, and to our youth in particular, are highly concerning, and provide abundant grounds for FDA to develop a plan that will result in the removal of menthol from tobacco products to protect public health,” Blumenthal wrote in the letter, addressed to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. Blumenthal is seeking a ban identical to...
  • Audio: Blumenthal Caught Lying Again, Says He Clerked In Roe. v Wade

    02/10/2011 12:01:41 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Sen. Dick Blumenthal has a really, really bad habit of making up outlandish lies. Problem is he is also really, really bad at getting by unscathed. First, Blumenthal said he was a veteran in Vietnam, when in fact that was a lie. Now, Yid With Lid caught another flab and promptly corrects this outright fabrication of the truth from a presser on abortion rights. Blumenthal states: I’m new to the Senate but I’m not new to this battle. Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice Blackman, as a state legislator, as attorney general, I have...
  • Oops: Blumenthal Strikes Again … Then His Staff Threatens A Reporter For Reporting

    02/10/2011 6:26:16 AM PST · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | February 10, 2011 | Jim Vicevich
    We have to stop excusing these kind of “misstatements” and then maybe we should consider using the term “The Chicago Way” and changing it to “The Connecticut Way”. Progress. The bigger story here is the threat. After all it comes just one day after staff members from Connecticut’s new Democrat Governor admitted to making public, private license plate information on outgoing Republican Governor Jodi Rell. But I digress. Senator “I served in Vietnam” Blumenthal holds his first press conference as a Senator (that didn’t take long) to vow he would fight against HR 3, which would prohibit federal funding of...
  • Blumenthal strikes again … then his staff threatens a reporter for reporting

    02/09/2011 10:57:59 PM PST · by matt04 · 7 replies
    Senator “I served in Vietnam” Blumenthal holds his first press conference as a Senator (that didn’t take long) to vow he would fight against HR 3, which would prohibit federal funding of abortion. But instead of letting the subject matter stand on its own and making his position as a “defender of women’s health” … he once again finds the need to embelish. “I’m new to the Senate but I’m not new to this battle,” Blumenthal said at a Capitol Hill news conference, his first since taking office. “Since the days of Roe v. Wade, when I clerked for Justice...