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November 8, 2018

OP-ED | Amid The Chaos Of Trump and 2018, Lamont Offers A Glimmer Of Hope

by Terry Cowgill | Nov 8, 2018 8:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Opinion | SCOTUS | White House | Greenwich

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For Connecticut’s political watchers, the chaotic Trump presidency and the state’s dire fiscal condition have conspired to consume so much of our attention that we’ve scarcely had time to brush our teeth.

But Tuesday’s elections proved an especially enervating experience and one that could have a profound effect on the state and the nation. The so-called “blue wave” that was supposed to sweep the nation was modest, given the fact that Republicans increased their majority in the Senate. Still, Democrats took over the House and they flipped seven governor’s seats.

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October 5, 2018

Challenger Watches As Senate Advances Kavanaugh Vote

by Christine Stuart | Oct 5, 2018 10:43am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Senate candidate Matt Corey came up to the Capitol press room Friday to watch the Senate vote 51-49 to close debate on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote Looms

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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Senate Republicans appear to be headed toward forcing a Saturday vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over the opposition of Senate Democrats who want a broader FBI investigation into allegations of his abusive behavior as a high school and college student.

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Blumenthal Solicits Campaign Cash Over Kavanaugh

by Peter Urban | Oct 5, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | SCOTUS

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Although he’s not up for re-election next month, Senator Richard Blumenthal is seeking campaign contributions from supporters to assist other candidates as Democrats look to gain the majority in the U.S. Senate — and using the Kavanaugh confirmation to do it.

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September 27, 2018

Blumenthal Jabs Trump and Graham, Praises Ford at Kavanaugh Hearing

by Peter Urban | Sep 27, 2018 11:33pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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Senator Richard Blumenthal had kind words for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing where she appeared to answer questions about allegations of sexual misconduct that she has brought against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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September 24, 2018

Yale Law Students Protest Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation

by Peter Urban | Sep 24, 2018 5:21pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON – More than 100 Yale Law School students traveled by bus to Capitol Hill on Monday demanding that allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh be properly investigated before the Senate continues its confirmation process.

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September 23, 2018

Blumenthal Wants FBI Investigation As More Women Come Forward Regarding Kavanaugh

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2018 10:49pm
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, called Sunday for an FBI investigation of the sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by two and possibly a third woman.

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September 14, 2018

Blumenthal Again Complains of ‘Tainted’ Confirmation Process

by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal again sought to delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, complaining that the Judiciary Committee is failing to do a proper job of vetting as Republicans rush to approve President Trump’s nominee.

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September 7, 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmation a Raucous Affair

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh survived three days of confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee that were punctuated by protests from Democrats on the panel and protestors seated in the public gallery.

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August 9, 2018

Blumenthal Files FOIAs for Kavanaugh Documents

by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 3:52pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | SCOTUS | White House

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