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Blumenthal makes another anti-gun violence speech on floor, memorializing New Haven high school student Javier Martinez

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal isn’t giving up the fight against gun violence. Thursday, he gave another in a series of speeches on the floor of the Senate, urging his colleagues to take action on the issue. Thursday’s speech memorialized New Haven high school senior Javier Hernandez, 18, who was shot and killed Dec. 28 as he walked from his house to a friend’s house. [Read More]

Blumenthal, Murphy host inaugural constituent coffee in the Capitol

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Among coffee drinkers at the Blumenthal-Murphy fest were some Connecticut teachers who are in town to attend a conference of the Network of Educators in Science and Technology, affiliated with MIT. They included Kristen Ann Record, a physics teacher at Bunnell High School in Stratford; Avi Ornstein of Hartford; Ernie Smoker, a physics teacher at   [Read More]

Blumenthal, gun-safety activists push Jones ATF confirmation

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Wednesday blasted critics of the nomination of B. Todd Jones to be the first permanent ATF director in seven years and said their real motive was to undermine the mission of the agency _ to enforce gun laws. [Read More]

Blumenthal proposes bill to fight ‘modern-day slavery’

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By ALISON SULLIVAN Hearst Washington Bureau Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is leading a bipartisan effort to fight what he calls “modern day slavery.” Blumenthal has joined co-sponsors Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., in introducing the Human Trafficking Reporting Act on Thursday. The bill calls for human traffickers […] [Read More]
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Murphy has $2.2 M on hand for the final phase of the U.S. Senate throwdown

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy’s campaign reports today that the report they are filing with the Federal Election Committee today will say he raised about $3.03 million in the last quarter for the U.S. Senate race. That’s on top of $5.5 million reported at the end of July. He has $2.2 million on hand for […] [Read More]

Murphy, McMahon continue sparring on Social Security, Medicare, as Sunday morning debate gets closer

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MERIDEN – Sensing an opening in his political street fight with Republican Linda McMahon, U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy on Wednesday continued to punch away on earlier remarks she made to conservative Tea Party members on ending Social Security. During a campaign stop at the Meriden Center, a Genesis HealthCare nursing home and short-term rehab center, […] [Read More]

Malloy, Dodd fire up CT delegates

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The 2012 Democratic convention started off with a bang for CT delegates Tuesday morning as they breakfasted with much of the state’s congressional delegation, and a couple of other luminaries named Malloy and Dodd. [Read More]

The Prez’s preferred Stamford hotel

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President Barack Obama’s motorcade whisked down Tresser Boulevard after a fundraiser for then-Democratic Senate hopeful Richard Blumenthal at the Stamford Marriott Sept. 16, 2010. STAMFORD — Monday evening will mark the second time President Barack Obama has visited the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa on Tresser Boulevard for an election-season fundraiser. General Manager Joe Kelly, […] [Read More]

Larson, Blumenthal, hang up on CT reporters as Santorum’s withdrawal breaks

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The point was to soften up Mitt Romney the day before his first visit to Connecticut, but as Rick Santorum’s campaign went into suspension Tuesday, state political reporters were left on hold and hold and hold… How much Betthoven could be listened to? Apparently 23 minutes worth before Rep. John Larson and his partner U.S. […] [Read More]

Sen. Lieberman gives the Huskies some love on the Senate floor

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Sen. Joe Lieberman congratulated the UConn Huskies men’s basketball team for winning the National Championship by taking to the Senate floor and delivering a U-C-O-N-N cheer, complete with arm movements as he spelled out the nickname. Lieberman admitted that his “N,” needs work, but he might want to take a look at his “O” also.  […] [Read More]