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Rosen: Not ‘Productive’ To Say If Roe v. Wade, Brown v. Board Correctly Decided

During his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Jeffrey Rosen, who, if confirmed, would become the second-in-command at the Justice Department, wouldn’t say whether he believed landmark Supreme Court rulings that legalized abortion and desegregated school were correctly decided. When pressed on Roe v. Wade by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rosen acknowledged that it’s been the precedent for more than 40 years and “unless and until that changes, it’s the la...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Department Of Justice, Justice Department, Board, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate judiciary, United States Supreme Court, Blumenthal, Rosen, Jeffrey Rosen, Brown v Board of Education, Wade Brown, Senate confirmation

Democratic senators question Juul about its Altria deal

Eleven democratic senators, led by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), have penned a letter to Juul Labs, asking a series of questions around the product’s marketing, its effectiveness as a tool to help people quit smoking combustible cigarettes, sales figures and, perhaps most importantly, more information on the deal that gave Altria a minority stake in Juul Labs. “The corporate marriage between two companies that have been the most prolific at marketing highly addictive nicotine products to children is ...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, Government, Tech, United States, Ecigarettes, Fda, Juul, Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Altria, American Heart Association, Altria Group

After Parkland & Sandy Hook Suicides, The Senate Is Making A Move On Gun Reform

The scene on Tuesday morning was more like that of a sold-out event than a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Starting at 8 a.m., volunteers and activists, most of them in red Moms Demand Action shirts, lined up in the Senate hallway for a chance to attend the committee's hearing on extreme risk protection orders, commonly known as red-flag laws.The reason they were there so early and so eager to get in is because a hearing like this in a GOP-controlled Senate is incredibly rare. Howeve...
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Sen. Blumenthal Wants Transparency Following Mueller Report

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who demands full disclosure following the end of special counsel Mueller's probe. NPR's Susan Davis weighs in on the topic.
Tags: News, Connecticut, Npr, Richard Blumenthal, Susan Davis, David Greene, Mueller

House Unanimously Votes To Demand Public Mueller Report Release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted unanimously Thursday for a resolution calling for any final report in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be made public, a symbolic action designed to pressure Attorney General William Barr into releasing as much information as possible when the probe is concluded. The Democratic-backed resolution, which passed 420-0, comes as Mueller is nearing an end to his investigation. Lawmakers in both parties have maintained there will have to be s...
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Some Republicans Now Want Gun Confiscation

Opinion. Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Hearings in Favor of Gun Confiscation. Let’s Generate a Massive Outcry Against Gun Confiscation Orders in the Senate! Republicans Now Want Gun Confiscation Washington, DC – -( It’s been said quite often that Republicans are the “Stupid Party.” Well, the party of stupid has struck again, and “Exhibit A” is the Republican Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee — Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Based on what Graham is doing...
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U.S. senator asks American, Southwest, United to ground Boeing MAX jets

Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines to voluntarily ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes after two deadly crashes in recent months.
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Senator says he's telling his family to switch planes while crash involving Boeing 737 MAX 8 is investigated

Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said Tuesday he's told his family and others to switch planes rather than fly on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, following the deadly crash in Ethiopia over the weekend.
Tags: Cnn, Connecticut, Ethiopia, Boeing, Richard Blumenthal

Elected officials are calling on the US government to ground the Boeing 737 max 8 after the plane was involved in 2 deadly crashes (BA)

Several US senators and representatives have called on the FAA to ground the Boeing 737 max 8 after two deadly crashes.  Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines disaster has apparent similarities to that of the Lion Air crash in December.  The UK, Australia, China, and other countries have already grounded the plane model pending further investigation.  US lawmakers are calling on federal regulators to ground Boeing’s 737 Max 8 after the plane was involved in its second deadly crash in less than five mon...
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Australia Bans the 737 MAX

Australia has temporarily banned the 737 MAX. This affects only Fiji Airways which operates Boeing 737 MAX 8s on Australia routes. Aeromexico has grounded its 737 MAX aircraft. Groundings have occurred in Argentina and Brazil. In the US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Blumenthal, clearly aviation experts themselves, have called for the grounding of the plane. Continue reading Australia Bans the 737 MAX...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Advice, US, Brazil, Argentina, Boeing, Aeromexico, Richard Blumenthal, Fiji Airways, Diane Feinstein

Singapore blocks all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from leaving or landing

Australia and Singapore suspended operations of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of Changi airport on Tuesday, and Indonesia and China grounded their fleets of the US planemaker' s latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months. The scare has wiped billions of dollars off the market value of the world's biggest planemaker, as the Boeing Co share closed 5 percent down on Monday having fallen by as much as 13.5 percent at one point. The United States say...
Tags: News, Indonesia, Australia, China, Singapore, US, Canada, United States, Middle East, Ethiopia, Airbus, North America, Faa, Boeing, Dianne Feinstein, Changi

Democrats Blast Manafort’s Light Prison Sentence

Democratic lawmakers on Friday harshly criticized the lighter-than-expected prison sentence handed down to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III Thursday night.Federal sentencing guidelines recommended that Manafort serve between 19 and 24 years behind bars after being convicted on eight felony counts, including tax and bank fraud. Ellis sentenced him to 47 months, calling the guidelines "excessive.""The prosecution was well deserved in trying to seek...
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The Coming National Red Flag Gun Control Law

CNBC: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told CNN on Wednesday the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun control on March 26. The influential committee chairman said the panel will discuss “red flag” laws, passed in many U.S. states, that allow courts to take away firearms from suspected dangerous individuals after receiving warnings from police officers or family members. Red flag laws, also known as extreme risk protection, enjoy bipartisan support and have been praised by the White ...
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Senator: Manafort sentence 'failed to do justice'

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacts to Paul Manafort's 47-month prison sentence for convictions stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
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United States: Senators Introduces Legislation Pushing Automatic Shut-Off Of Keyless Ignition Systems - Foley & Lardner

In a move hoped to pressure NHTSA to issue regulations, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Edward Markey introduced proposed legislation on Friday to require automatic shutoffs for vehicles
Tags: News, United States, Nhtsa, Richard Blumenthal, Foley, Edward Markey, Lardner

Senators push Walgreens to stop selling tobacco products

Five Democratic U.S. senators are urging Walgreens to eliminate tobacco products from its stores after a report by federal regulators that the chain sells tobacco to children. Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sherrod Brown of...
Tags: Walgreens, Connecticut, Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, Sens Dick Durbin, Illinois Sheldon Whitehouse

Democratic senators urge administration to reject Sprint, T-Mobile merger

The signatories included potential or confirmed presidential candidates Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker. Also signing the letters were Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tom Udall. The senators noted the four largest wireless carriers including AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc control 98 percent of the market.
Tags: News, Richard Blumenthal, Verizon Communications Inc, AT T Inc, Cory Booker, Tom Udall, Sprint T Mobile

Senators Ask the FCC to Investigate Wireless Carrier Throttling

The request came after Bloomberg News reported that the largest U.S. telecom companies are slowing internet traffic to and from apps such as YouTube and Netflix, citing research from Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In November, the Democratic senators -- Edward Markey of Massachusetts, Ron Wyden of Oregon and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut -- said they wrote to Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc., T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. expressing concern t...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Oregon, Netflix, Connecticut, Ron Wyden, Richard Blumenthal, Bloomberg News, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Sprint Corp, Edward Markey of Massachusetts

Everything you need to know about Facebook, Google’s app scandal

Facebook and Google landed in hot water with Apple this week after two investigations by TechCrunch revealed the misuse of internal-only certificates — leading to their revocation, which led to a day of downtime at the two tech giants. Confused about what happened? Here’s everything you need to know. How did all this start, and what happened? On Monday, we revealed that Facebook was misusing an Apple-issued certificate that is only meant for companies to use to distribute internal, employee...
Tags: Apple, Google, Security, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Privacy, Finance, Social Media, Tech, Smartphones, United States, App Store, Warner, Nielsen

Senator Warner calls on Zuckerberg to support market research consent rules

In response to TechCrunch’s investigation of Facebook paying teens and adults to install a VPN that lets it analyze all their phone’s traffic, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg. It admonishes Facebook for not spelling out exactly what data the Facebook Research app was collecting or giving users adequate information necessary to determine if they should accept payment in exchange for selling their privacy. Following our report, Apple banned Facebook’s Research app f...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Congress, Government, Senate, Policy, Vpn, Warner, Sheryl Sandberg

Barr Hints Full Mueller Report Might Not Be Sent To Congress After All

Attorney General nominee Bill Barr has offered new hints that he may not be inclined to hand over to Congress the full report special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to submit to the attorney general. Barr’s latest comments on how he would handle Mueller’s report, if confirmed, came in answers submitted Monday to a written Senate questionnaire. While repeating previously offered platitudes about a commitment to “transparency” and the importance of the public being “informed of the results ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Russia, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Richard Blumenthal, Department, Mueller, Sens Chuck Grassley, Barr, Judiciary Committee

Senate bill would require public report from Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal are proposing that special counsel Robert Mueller be required to submit a report to Congress and the public when his Russia investigation is complete. Legislation introduced by Grassley, R-Iowa, and Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Monday would require any special counsel to send a report […]
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ap, Nation, Iowa, Richard Blumenthal, Grassley, Mueller, Sen Chuck Grassley, Robert Mueller, Blumenthal D Conn

Facebook's massive engineering overhaul will have a wide-reaching impact that goes far beyond how its apps are used

Facebook recently announced a plan to unite the back-end technology that runs Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp. The overhaul will have a wide-reaching impact on Facebook's business, users, and overall privacy. Facebook’s decision to unite the technical guts of its three giant messaging services could not only cement its dominance of instant messaging but also help fend off future break-up attempts by antitrust cops. Why it matters:   Uniting the back-end technology that runs Insta...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Microsoft, Trends, Davos, Facebook Messenger, Times, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Ray Dalio, Facebooks, Facebook Zuckerberg, Sen Ed Markey D Mass, Sara Fischer

Blumenthal On Giuliani Comments: ‘Smacks Of’ Dealings With ‘Putin’s Henchmen’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday morning that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s comments on conversations about Trump Tower Moscow could point to criminal activity, if President Donald Trump lied about them under oath. “Certainly, it smacks of elicit negotiations and dealings with an adversary, with Putin’s henchmen,” he told CNN’s John Berman. “It may well be [illegal] if he also lied under oath or other contexts. The fact is Putin had somet...
Tags: News, Putin, Cnn, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump Tower, John Berman, Blumenthal, Trump Jr, Pres Trump, Trump Tower Moscow, Kate Riga

NHL TV 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 a tv blackout based on 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 th...
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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]
Tags: News, Justice Department, Richard Blumenthal, Barr, Livewire, Matt Shuham, Justice Department 's Office of Legal Counsel, William Barr

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...
Tags: News, Chuck Grassley, Amy Klobuchar, Republican, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, AG, Jeff Sessions, Blumenthal, Barr, Sens Lindsey Graham R SC, William Barr, Trump AG, Nicole Lafond, Klobuchar Blumenthal, Judiciary Committee Sens Amy Klobuchar D MN

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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