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Judiciary Delays Chipman Vote; 2A Activists Flood Capitol Switchboards

A vote on the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been delayed until Thursday, June 24 by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Screen snip, YouTube, Sen. Mike Lee) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Senate Judiciary Committee has delayed voting on the nomination of retired federal agent-turned-gun control advocate David Chipman one week, until Thursday, June 24, and during that time, grassroots Second Amendment activists are expected to be flo...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Senate, Georgia, Capitol Hill, Goa, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Lindsey Graham, Nra, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Tom Cotton, John Kennedy, Senate judiciary


Below The Radar Untraceable Firearms Act of 2021

Below the Radar: Making America Safe and Secure Act of 2019 United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Anti-Second Amendment extremists have often tried to make various aspects of our Second Amendment rights seem downright scary to our fellow Americans. For instance in the 1990s, Senator Frank Lautenberg tried to push federal legislation that would have overridden the shall issue concealed carry laws on multiple occasions, using the term “concealed weapons.” Today, anti-Second Amendment extremists are ...
Tags: Guns, Congress, White House, America, Reagan, United States, Gun Control, Gun Rights, Usc, Nelson, Second Amendment, Nra, Richard Blumenthal, Feinstein, House Senate, Harold


10 Things in Politics: Trump haunts Biden's DOJ

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.No that's not rain; it's cicadas.Here's what we're talking about:Trump may be gone, but his administration's legacy hangs over the Justice DepartmentVice President Harris told Guatemalan migrants 'do not come' to the USThese are the 7 federal judges helping to decide the fate of the Capitol riotersOne thing to watch for: Co...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington, Senate, Russia, US, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Cnn, Getty Images, Canada, Philippines, House, The Times


USA Water Polo agrees to nearly $14 million settlement with sex abuse survivors

Former Olympic medalists and athlete safety advocates and called on Congress to overhaul USA Water Polo after the sport’s national governing body agreed for its insurance carrier to reach a nearly $14 million settlement with a dozen young women who alleged they were sexually abused for a five year period by a prominent coach. The $13.85 million settlement agreement that releases USA Water Polo, the sport’s Irvine-based national governing body, and International Water Polo, an Orange County club,...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Congress, California, US, Sports, California News, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Tokyo, Orange County, Manly, Irs


WATCH: Sen. Ted Cruz tells Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal to change his iPhone password after he enters it in on live TV

Sen. Richard Blumenthal holds up his iPhone during a subcommittee hearing on gun violence. Screenshot/C-SPAN Sen. Richard Blumenthal entered his password into his iPhone on live television. He did so during a live subcommittee hearing, and while his phone was angled toward the camera. "I would note you put out on CSPAN the code on your iPhone, so you might want to change that now," Sen. Ted Cruz told Blumenthal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas advise...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, US, Trends, Ted Cruz, Connecticut, Cruz, Richard Blumenthal, Sen Ted Cruz, Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Subcommittee, Sen Richard Blumenthal, Sonam Sheth


Democratic senators appear to resist calling on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire: 'That's up to him'

Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo at the Supreme Court building on April 23, 2021. Seated from left are Justice Samuel Alito, Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Stephen Breyer and Justice Sonia Sotomayor; Standing from left are Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Amy Coney Barrett. Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool Democratic Senators have demurred on calling on Stephen Breyer to retire from th...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Virginia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, New York Times, Connecticut, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill


Senators To Airlines: Provide Refunds Or Remove Travel Credit Expiration Dates

US airlines have received incredibly generous bailouts over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic that have been the envy of airlines across the globe. Incredibly, tens of billions have been handed over without any conditions or givebacks to consumers.  Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal now appear to regret that and have written a letter […]
Tags: Deals, US, Airline News, Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, Coronavirus


Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he's 'disappointed' Elon Musk is talking about a deadly crash involving a Tesla while it's under investigation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Elon Musk's decision to tweet about a deadly crash. Authorities in Texas said Tesla's Autopilot was engaged when two people were killed in a crash in Houston this month. Musk dismissed the connection between the Autopilot and the crash on Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk for his response to a fatal Tesla cras...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Senate, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Houston, Wall Street Journal, Electric Car, Cnbc, Musk, Nhtsa


Lawmakers demand answers in fatal Tesla crash after Elon Musk and executives offer conflicting details

The remains of a Tesla vehicle are seen after it crashed, killing two people, in The Woodlands, Texas, on April 17, 2021. Scott J. Engle/Reuters Lawmakers demanded answers Wednesday about a fatal Tesla crash after executives gave conflicting statements. Elon Musk said autopilot wasn't on, but a top Tesla exec said adaptive cruise control, an autopilot feature, was. Rep. Kevin Brady and Sen. Richard Blumenthal criticized Tesla's public statements about the crash. See more stories on...
Tags: Transportation, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Connecticut, Musk, Autopilot, Nhtsa, Car Accident, Ntsb, Richard Blumenthal, National Transportation Safety Board, Houston Texas, Reuters Lawmakers, Kevin Brady


Justices to consider constitutionality of donor disclosure rule

The Supreme Court will close out its April argument session next week with two major First Amendment cases. On Wednesday, it will hear the case of a Pennsylvania student who was removed from her high school cheerleading team after posting offensive messages on social media. But on Monday, it will first hear a very different First Amendment case: a challenge to California’s requirement that charities and nonprofits operating in the state provide the state attorney general’s office with the names...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Alabama, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Citizens United, Connecticut, Michigan, Christian, Naacp, Irs, Charles Koch, Richard Blumenthal


After a child died in a Peloton treadmill accident, US lawmakers push for new product recall powers

Peloton Tread+. Peloton Three US lawmakers on Thursday called for new regulator powers to enforce recalls on products deemed dangerous. The bill comes after regulators asked Peloton to recall its Tread+ treadmill, deeming it unsafe, but Peloton declined. A child died in a Peloton treadmill accident earlier this month. Peloton insists the treadmill is safe. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of US lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill to give US regulators more power...
Tags: Fitness, Congress, US, Trends, Retail, Richard Blumenthal, CPSC, Jan Schakowsky, Peloton, Elliot Kaye, Bobby L Rush, Home Fitness, Tech Insider, Peloton Tread, Mary Hanbury, Peloton Tread Peloton Three US


Anonymous NatSec Officials: The Cuban Ray Guns Are in Syria Now, Just Trust Us on This

Here we go again with the anonymously sourced claims Russia is trying to fry the innards of U.S. government personnel abroad, using energy guns secretly manufactured using updated Soviet blueprints.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Politico, Russia, Barack Obama, Syria, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, Foreign Relations, Trumpism, Richard Blumenthal, Jim Inhofe, Rex Tillerson, Frank McKenzie, Havana Syndrome, Directed Energy Weapon


Teslas can be ‘tricked’ to run without driver, Consumer Reports says

By Ed Ludlow and Dana Hull | Bloomberg Consumer Reports engineers said they “easily tricked” a Tesla vehicle to drive via its Autopilot feature without anyone in the driver’s seat, just days after a fatal crash in Texas where police said they found no one behind the steering wheel of a Tesla car. In a test conducted this week, test drivers took several trips on a closed half-mile track in a Tesla Model Y sport utility vehicle, the nonprofit research organization said in a statement Thursday. The...
Tags: Twitter, Business, Elon Musk, Texas, Massachusetts, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Connecticut, Houston, Musk, Automakers, Nhtsa, Richard Blumenthal, Fisher, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Apple and Google pressed in antitrust hearing on whether app stores share data with product development teams

In today’s antitrust hearing in the U.S. Senate, Apple and Google representatives were questioned on whether they have a “strict firewall” or other internal policies in place that prevent them from leveraging the data from third-party businesses operating on their app stores to inform the development of their own competitive products. Apple, in particular, was called out for the practice of copying other apps by Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who said the practice had become so common that i...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Ipad, Apps, Spotify, Wikipedia, Kindle, Tech, Smartphones, Apple TV, Netflix, Itunes, Computing, Watson, Firewall


There was no 'confusion,' Biden's decision to not lift Trump's refugee cap was cruel and it's good he's scrambling to walk it back

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Biden announced Friday that his administration will not be increasing the number of refugees the US takes in. The administration reversed the decision hours later after backlash from progressives who said that Biden's move was a betrayal of the voters. The president's immigration policies have been a constant disappointment to progressives, Democrats, and marginalized communities. Eoin Higgins is a journalist in New England. T...
Tags: Facebook, Washington Post, Mexico, Senate, White House, Germany, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Gop, United States, Associated Press, Somalia, Hitler


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Urged to Scrap Instagram for Kids Plan

Facebook is facing calls from an international coalition of children's health advocates to abandon its plans to build a version of Instagram for kids, reports The Guardian. The campaign follows news that broke in March which revealed that Facebook is developing a version of Instagram that's specifically aimed at children under 13. Instagram's current policy prohibits kids under 13 from using the platform. In an organized by the youth advocacy non-profit the Campaign for a Commercial-Free C...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Zuckerberg, Richard Blumenthal, Facebook Instagram, Lori Trahan, Congress Democrats Edward Markey Kathy Castor


After outcry, White House says Biden will lift refugee cap

By Zeke Miller, Aamer Madhani and Julie Watson | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Facing swift blowback from allies and aid groups, the White House on Friday said President Joe Biden plans to lift his predecessor’s historically low cap on refugees by next month, after initially moving only to expand the eligibility criteria for resettlements. In an emergency determination signed by Biden earlier in the day, he stated the admission of up to 15,000 refugees set by former President Donald Trump this y...
Tags: Europe, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Africa, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, David Miliband, Connecticut, Middle East, State Department


10 Things in Politics: Trump ditches his spray tan

Former President Donald Trump has lost 15 pounds since leaving office. Here is the significantly lighter Trump receiving an award from Sen. Rick Scott. Photo courtesy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.With Jordan ErbHere's what we're talking about today:Tr...
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10 Things in Politics: Donald Trump ditches his spray tan

Former President Donald Trump has lost 15 pounds since leaving office. Here is the significantly lighter Trump receiving an award from Sen. Rick Scott. Photo courtesy of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Good morning! Welcome to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.With Jordan ErbHere's what we're talking about today:Tr...
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Vintage bomber’s Connecticut crash, killing 7 including Long Beach pilot, tied to errors and maintenance

By DAVE COLLINS HARTFORD, Conn. — Pilot error probably caused the 2019 crash of a World War II-era bomber in Connecticut that killed seven people and wounded six others, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released Tuesday. It also cited inadequate maintenance as a contributing factor. The four-engine, propeller-driven B-17G Flying Fortress bomber with 13 people aboard crashed at Bradley International Airport, north of Hartford, during a traveling vintage aircraft show on O...
Tags: News, California, Accidents, Massachusetts, Sport, Soccer, Military, Connecticut, Airplanes, Long Beach, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Northern California, Ntsb, Jacksonville Florida, Richard Blumenthal


Lawmakers press Instagram for details on its plans for kids

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting by Buzzfeed that the company was exploring an age-gated version of its app designed for young users. Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representatives Lori Trahan (D-MA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) signed the letter, expressing “serious concerns” about the company’s ability to pro...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Kids, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Congress, Government, Tech, House, Zuckerberg, Democratic, Richard Blumenthal, Ed Markey, Messenger Kids, Kathy Castor D FL


10 Things in Politics: The future power players in Biden's White House

Angela Perez, Nia Perez, Jay Vaingankar Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:1. GEN Z IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE: While many in their generation are still too young to vote, some are already working at the highest levels of government and have bigger ambitions, including in politics and policy.Here'...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Supreme Court, White House, US, America, Newsletter, Trends, Cnn, Getty Images, Elvis Presley, Myanmar, Michigan, National Security Council, Pbs, Biden


Senators Durbin and Grassley re-introduce "Smarter Sentencing Act" to reduce federal drug mandatory minimums

As detailed in this new press release, it looks like some notable US Senators are trying yet again to reform federal mandatory minimums.  Here are the basics from the release: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) cosponsored the “Smarter Sentencing Act,” bipartisan legislation designed to bring judicial discretion and flexibility to non-violent drug charge sentencing. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) and cosponsored by 11 of their colleagues. Since 1980, the number of inmates in federal pr...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, Senate, US, Maine, Ted Cruz, Tim Kaine, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, SSA, Grassley, Roger Wicker, Congressional Budget Office, Durbin, Sen Mike Lee


Senators Durbin and Lee re-introduce "Smarter Sentencing Act" to reduce federal drug mandatory minimums

As detailed in this new press release, it looks like some notable US Senators are trying yet again to reform federal mandatory minimums.  Here are the basics from the release: Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) cosponsored the “Smarter Sentencing Act,” bipartisan legislation designed to bring judicial discretion and flexibility to non-violent drug charge sentencing. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) and cosponsored by 11 of their colleagues. Since 1980, the number of inmates in federal pr...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, Senate, US, Maine, Ted Cruz, Tim Kaine, Richard Blumenthal, Lee, Senate Judiciary Committee, SSA, Roger Wicker, Congressional Budget Office, Durbin, Sen Mike Lee


Biden on gun violence in the US: ‘We have to act’

By Mary Clare Jalonick | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democrats say they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from its second mass shooting in a week. President Joe Biden said “we have to act,” but prospects for any major changes were dim, for now, in the closely divided Congress. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday morning to bring to the Senate floor legislation passed by the House that would require background checks for most gun sales...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Atlanta, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop


Feinstein-Cicilline AWB Legislation: ‘Treason’ Say Gun Activists

Anti-gun California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has introduced a new bill to ban so-called “assault weapons.” (Dave Workman) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- As House Democrats, joined by eight Republicans, were passing two background check bills, anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) were introducing legislation to ban so-called “assault weapons,” fulfilling with lightning speed a prediction from national gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb. Chairman of the Citizens Committee...
Tags: Post, New York Post, Guns, California, Senate, US, House, New Jersey, Washington State, Kirsten Gillibrand, Dianne Feinstein, Bernie Sanders, Nra, Richard Blumenthal, Feinstein, Capitol


The veterans who need Congress to act in 2021

Congressmen Stephen F. Lynch and Mark Green, and Senators Richard Blumenthal and Tammy Baldwin write that Congress must work to grant presumptive status for K2 veterans in order to ensure they receive the health care and disability benefits they have rightfully earned and deserve.
Tags: Congress, Cnn, Mark Green, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin, Stephen F Lynch


USOPC asks for more information in ethics probe of USA Water Polo executives

U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee investigators twice this week requested additional information from a group of former Olympians and USA Water Polo officials and national team coaches in the USOPC’s two-month ethics probe of USA Water Polo’s handling sexual abuse cases and governance under CEO Chris Ramsey and longtime board chairman Mike Graff. The USOPC review is the latest threat to Ramsey and Graff’s 15-year reign over the Irvine-based national governing body, a tax exempt nonprofit. Ra...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Senate, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Nba, Ncaa, Orange County, Ucla, Richard Blumenthal


USA Water Polo confirms U.S. Center for SafeSport is investigating CEO Chris Ramsey

A top USA Water Polo official publicly confirmed for the first time last month that embattled CEO Chris Ramsey and the organization’s top athlete safety official are under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport for failing to report allegations of sexual abuse, according to a video obtained by the Southern California News Group. USA Water Polo board director Mike Graff’s acknowledgement in a video conference during the organization’s annual national assembly came three months after the U...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Connecticut, Local News, Orange County, Richard Blumenthal, U S Senate, Ramsey, Irvine, Child Protective Services, Los Alamitos


Democratic senators rolled their eyes and laughed while videos of them played during Trump's impeachment trial

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-MN and Brian Schatz, D-HI, confer during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on January 26, 2021. TOM WILLIAMS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Democrats laughed and rolled their eyes during Trump's impeachment defense on Friday. Trump's lawyers played clips of Democrats saying the word "fight" in a lengthy video montage. Trump's defense argues that his use of the word "fight" on January 6 was free speech. Visit the Business sectio...
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