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Barr: ‘I See No Reason To Change’ DOJ Policy Not To Indict Sitting Presidents

Attorney general nominee William Barr said Tuesday that he saw no reason to change the Justice Department’s current policy that sitting presidents can’t be indicted. “ I actually haven’t read those opinions in a long time,” Barr said in response to a question from Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), referring to opinions that established the practice from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel. “But I see no reason to change them.” [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

It's not unfair to wonder just what she's swearing an oath to. (Dianne Feinstein Facebook photos) U.S.A. – -( “Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” a Thursday press release from the senator’s lair threa...
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Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Senate Democrats Unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 Washington D.C. –-( Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.” “Last year we saw tens of thousands of students nationwide take to the streets to demand action to stop mass shootings and stem the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our communities. Our youngest generation has grown up with active-shooter drills, hiding und...
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Trump AG Pick Won’t Meet With Klobuchar, Blumenthal Before Confirmation

William Barr, the former attorney general President Trump nominated to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, refused to meet with Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee, Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) because of the “shutdown.” However the shutdown didn’t stop Barr from meeting with several Republican senators this week, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA). I tried (as did Blumenthal) to get meeting w/AG nominee Barr and was told he c...
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Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

Democratic majority in the House expected to introduce legislation to impose background checks on all gun salesProminent Democrats plan on Thursday to begin ramping up calls for stronger gun control at the start of a new push to use their strengthened voice in Washington to make progress on an issue that bitterly divides America.US Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, who represent Connecticut, where 20 children and six school staff were gunned down at Sandy Hook elementary school in De...
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This Week: Trump Submits Answers To Mueller, Corsi Claims A Plea Deal Is In The Works

After months of foot-dragging and goalpost-shifting, attorneys for President Trump have finally turned over answers to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s written questions about Trump’s knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election. What happens next is not quite clear. The questions did not focus on Trump’s actions post-inauguration, and Mueller wants more information as part of his investigation into Trump’s possible obstruction of justice. So the special counsel could either drop the m...
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Ivanka Trump: senior Democrat calls for investigation into personal email use

Senator Richard Blumenthal: ‘no way’ she did not know rulesTrump campaign bashed Hillary Clinton for use of private emailA senior Democrat has called for an investigation of Ivanka Trump’s use of a personal email account for government business, an act that has been criticized as hypocritical by allies and foes of her father’s administration.A White House review of Trump’s emails showed that she used her personal email to correspond with federal government staff, cabinet officials and her assist...
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Trump launches new attack on admiral who led Osama bin Laden raid – live

President tweets he ‘pointed him out’ in his book ahead of World Trade Center attackTrump first criticized retired admiral Bill McRaven in Fox interview on SundaySign up for the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 4.11pm GMT Trump’s aggressive trade policies are already having an impact on the global economy as Chinese imports of American soybeans have cratered this year.U.S. soybean exports to China dropped 98% in 2018. They were our top agricultural export to China last year. Now China’s b...
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Senators urge FTC to look into shady ad practices in apps for kids

For us jaded adults, the long-running trend towards making apps and games free to download but stuffing them with paid options is just an annoyance or perhaps a logical progression of the business model. But kids haven’t developed our cynicism and wariness of manipulation — and they’re getting targeted nevertheless. Several Senators have asked the FTC to look into the ugly practice of monetizing kids’ apps. “We write regarding the manipulative marketing practices by apps designed for children...
Tags: Startups, Apps, Advertising Tech, Government, Ftc, Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey D MA Tom Udall

Women, and due process, prevailed in the midterms

American voters don’t always get it right. But they usually do, at least when you look at the big picture, a truism reinforced by the 2018 midterm elections. This was the first big chance for the U.S. electorate to offer its interim verdict on Donald Trump. It was also the first national election since the explosion of the #MeToo movement. In its collective wisdom, American voters managed to validate women while rejecting the most jarring excesses of the anti-Trump “Resistance” — namely the Demo...
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Richard Blumenthal: Trump firing Sessions is a 'break the glass moment'

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal said President Donald Trump's firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions is a "break the glass moment."
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Reacts To Resignation Of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He speaks with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' resignation which he called a "break the glass moment."
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Google launched a slew of new hardware products on Tuesday, including its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There was also a new tablet, the Pixel Slate, and a new Google Home speaker. Bloomberg has doubled down on its reporting that China compromised server firm Supermicro in a major supply chain hack. Bloomberg reported that an unnamed US telecoms firm found and removed compromised hardware, citing se...
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A bipartisan pair of senators want more answers from the company accused of selling Apple and Amazon data servers compromised by Chinese spies

Sens. Marco Rubio and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to Supermicro, the motherboard supplier named in a recent bombshell Bloomberg report on Chinese infiltration. Rubio and Blumenthal requested the company send information regarding microchips allegedly placed onto equipment by Chinese government officials that was then sold to tech giants like Apple and Amazon as well as government contractors. While Apple and Amazon have both strongly denied the report, Rubio and Blumenthal felt the import...
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Europe Is Allah's Slave

Europe Is Allah's Slave By Burt Prelutsky · Sep. 15, 2018 · Not having been to Europe in decades, I knew things were bad, but I didn’t know how bad until I read an article in The New American that disclosed that Christianity has essentially ceded the continent to Islam. If not the entire continent, at least everything west of the Soviet’s former slave states, who have had their fill of barbarians. Alex Newman reports example after examp...
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FBI's Kavanaugh Report Is Incomplete, Sen. Blumenthal Says

Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, ahead of the cloture vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Fbi, Democratic, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Steve Inskeep

Sen. proposes ending USOC's tax-exempt status

Senator Richard Blumenthal is floating the idea of revoking the U.S. Olympic Committee's tax-exempt status if it fails to effectively combat the sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports.
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Senator suggests possible end of USOC’s tax-exempt status

A senator is floating the idea of revoking the U.S. Olympic Committee’s tax-exempt status if it fails to effectively combat the sex-abuse problem in Olympic sports. At a hearing Wednesday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, said the USOC’s tax-exempt status and antitrust exemption could be at risk when Congress revisits the law that governs the federation. […]
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Senator Blumenthal blasts Trump's 'vile mocking'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) responds to President Trump's comments questioning the validity of Christine Blasey Ford's testimony on alleged assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
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Senator Richard Blumenthal, a Pompous Hypocrite, Criticizes Brett Kavanaugh? ~ VIDEO

USA – -( What took place in a Senate Hearing Room, on September 28, 2018, will go down in American history as one the most sordid, outrageous, abjectly shameless, and disgusting episodes in U.S. Senate history.Americans bear witness to nothing less than wholesale character assassination: the attempted murder of a person’s very self by Congressional Democrats. They have engaged in character assassination for what it is that Brett Kavanaugh represents to them–defeat of their Agenda ...
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NHL Game Blackouts & Why They Happen?

Picture a scenario. Your local NHL team is playing a nationally-televised game. It’s on NBCSN, which you access through an app because you don’t have cable or satellite. You’re excited to watch it, but when you turn it on, you’re denied because of your location. Another scenario. You live in Philadelphia and have purchased NHL.TV (formerly NHL Gamecenter Live) to watch your favorite team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, play. On this night, the Lightning are in town to take on the Philadelphia Flyers. ...
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Kamala Harris Leads Democrats In Walkout, Calls Kavanaugh A "Political Operative"

Echoes of "we believe survivors" rang up and down the Senate office buildings on Friday, as lawmakers clashed on whether to delay the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.On Friday morning, Sen. Kamala Harris and other senators including Mazie Hirono and Richard Blumenthal walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, refusing to vote. After that, they held an impromptu press conference, encouraging the gathered crowd of hundreds to continue exercising their right to speak up."...
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Kamala Harris Led Democrats In Walk Out, Calls Kavanaugh A "Political Operative"

Echoes of "we believe survivors" rang up and down the Senate office buildings today, as lawmakers clashed on whether to delay the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.On Friday morning, Sen. Kamala Harris and other senators including Mazie Hirono and Richard Blumenthal walked out of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, refusing to vote. After that, they held an impromptu press conference, encouraging the gathered crowd of hundreds to continue exercising their right to speak up."I co...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Supreme Court, Senate, New York City, Fbi, United States, Ford, Mitch McConnell, Roe V Wade, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Kamala Harris, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Clintons

Brett Kavanaugh: committee to vote soon as protesters confront Jeff Flake – live updates

Republican senator says Kavanaugh is entitled to the ‘presumption of innocence … absent corroborating evidence’‘We’re in a screwed-up world’: Trump accusers respondSign up for the US morning briefing 6.19pm BST The dean of Yale law school, which Kavanaugh attended, has also called for an additional investigation before the confirmation process proceeds. Dean Gerken Joins the ABA in Calling for Further Investigation. 6.08pm BST Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat who...
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Committee Denies Blumenthal’s Call For Subpoena Of Mark Judge Before Vote

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) submitted an unsuccessful motion to subpoena Mark Judge before a confirmation vote for Brett Kavanaugh at the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday. He called it the committee’s “constitutional duty” to hear from the classmates that Christine Blasey Ford alleges was present when Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in high school. The motion was swiftly defeated. Blumenthal calls for a subpoena of Mark Judge ...
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4 Judiciary Dems Walk Out Of Meeting After Kavanaugh Vote Scheduled For 1:30 PM ET

Five Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee walked out of a meeting Friday morning after a vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation was scheduled for 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday. The Democrats vocally protested the move to schedule Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote. When Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) then turned to his opening remarks for the committee meeting, where there are other issues on the committee’s plate to consider, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Sen. Richard Blu...
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Christine Blasey Ford Breaks Down As Dem. Senator Commends Her Courage

Richard Blumenthal also quoted a 2015 book Lindsey Graham wrote to show that his thoughts are on "a bipartisan basis."
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Blumenthal: Trump ‘Failure’ To Ask FBI For Probe Is ‘Tantamount To A Cover Up’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) accused President Donald Trump of participating in a “cover up” by not asking the FBI to look into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. While discussing a part of Blasey Ford’s testimony, that she saw Kavanaugh’s classmate Mark Judge working at a Safeway in the months after the alleged assault, Blumenthal suggested that that information could be corroborated in a FBI investigation by looking at IRS or employment records. He then asked if ...
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Richard Blumenthal Says Trump Complicit In 'Cover-Up' Of Brett Kavanaugh Allegations

During an emotional Senate hearing regarding an alleged sexual assault by
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Senators Demand Answers From Ticketmaster, Live Nation After Ticket Scalping Exposé

The recent investigation into Ticketmaster’s business practices has not only led to several class-action lawsuits, but also the involvement of Capitol Hill lawmakers.  Members of the U.S. Senate are demanding that the ticketer and it's owner Live Nation. A joint investigation by the Toronto Star and CBC News pointed toward the possibility that Ticketmaster is helping scalpers resell tickets on the company’s TradeDesk platform, an accusation that Ticketmaster calls “categorically untrue.” ...
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