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Sen. Richard Blumenthal

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Blumenthal To Drug Stores: Don’t Sell Cigarettes

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is calling on other drug stores to follow CVS’s lead and stop selling tobacco products.

02/10/2014

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Conn. Senators Blast Government Student Loan Profits

Connecticut U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is astonished that the federal government earned an estimated $66 billion in profit from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012.

02/01/2014

Sen. Richard Blumenthal.  (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Conn. US Senators Cautious On Surveillance Reforms

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are sounding cautious over work facing Congress in reforming NSA surveillance practices as proposed by President Barack Obama.

01/18/2014

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Democrats Pushing Starbucks To Ban Guns From Coffee Shops Nationwide

Connecticut Democrats are pushing Starbucks to ban firearms from its coffee shops.

09/04/2013

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

US Overhauls Process For Recognizing Indian Tribes

His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russell today hosts little more than four mostly dilapidated homes and a pair of rattlesnake dens.

08/25/2013

File photo of a Purple Heart medal. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WWII Vet Receives Purple Heart After Being Wounded More Than 70 Years Ago

A local World War II veteran received a Purple Heart medal on Friday, more than 70 years after he was wounded in the South Pacific.

07/05/2013

President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

File photo of a doctor wearing a stethoscope. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Praises Emergency Contraception Ruling

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is pleased that a federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill.

04/07/2013