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Dem Sen. Dick Blumenthal’s Office Contradicts Blinken on Americans Trapped in Afghanistan

The top spokeswoman for a prominent Democrat senator reportedly disputed some of the reasons Secretary of State Antony Blinken provided this week for not clearing privately organized evacuation flights out of northern Afghanistan faster. On Tuesday, Blinken attributed the State Department’s delays of private evacuation efforts in northern Afghanistan to the U.S. government’s lack of…

Bipartisan Bill Targets Apple, Google For App Store Tactics

Senators from both parties introduced a bill Wednesday targeting alleged anticompetitive conduct among Apple and Google app stores. The Open App Markets Act, introduced Wednesday by Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn along with Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar, would prevent app stores such as Google Play and Apple’s App Store from requiring developers to use…

Senators Call For Declassification of 9/11 Documents Related To Saudi Arabia

Several Democratic senators are asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) and FBI to declassify documents and intelligence about possible role the Saudi government played in the September 11 attacks. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, who is the chair of Foreign Affairs Committee, alongside with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal…

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Trump’s Claims of Fraud ‘Beyond Dangerous and Damaging’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT-D) said Friday in Hartford that President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the battleground states is “beyond dangerous and damaging.” “They were pathetic and sad,” Blumenthal added, reported the Stamford Advocate, at a press conference to urge Democrat state lawmakers to pass an amendment to the Connecticut Constitution to allow…

Dem Sen. Blumenthal: SCOTUS Justice Should Have ‘Sensitivity’ to Harm Caused by Striking Down...

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) stated that the next Supreme Court justice needs to have “a sensitivity to the people who would be caused harm by striking down those protections for people who suffer from preexisting conditions, one of them now is COVID.” Blumenthal said, “Qualifications…

The EARN IT Act Is A Bipartisan Effort To Protect Children On The Internet,...

March 21, 2020 8:51 PM ET GOP South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s EARN IT Act is a bipartisan effort to protect children online. But tech experts say the act would violate Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and could “end the internet as we know it.” “The EARN IT Act could actually make law…

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Opinion Helped Trump Beat The Democrats’ Emoluments Lawsuit

February 10, 2020 5:42 PM ET President Donald Trump had an unlikely ally in his fight against an anti-corruption lawsuit from congressional Democrats — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut is leading a coalition of 186 House members and 29 senators alleging the president has unlawfully profited from foreign…

Blumenthal Blasts Trump Over Ukraine Call: He ‘Will Choke On This Supposed Nothing-Burger’

September 26, 2019 6:46 PM ET Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal claimed Thursday that the Ukraine phone call would bring President Donald Trump down, saying he would “choke on this supposed nothing-burger.” Blumenthal was responding to the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the transcript of that call, and a…

Watch Live: Senate Judiciary Committee Holds Antitrust Hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold an antitrust hearing Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing entitled, “Oversight of the Enforcement of the Antitrust Laws.” The hearing arises as the House Judiciary Committee has held antitrust hearings on big tech, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and…
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