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Stories with person: Richard Blumenthal
  • Cardin's opposition to Iran deal sets back White House hopes story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Sep-04-15 6:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - White House hopes for stopping a congressional challenge to the Iran nuclear deal and sparing President Barack Obama from using a veto suffered a blow Friday when a key Senate Democrat announced his opposition.

  • Watchdog: 900,000 vets may have pending health care requests 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 7:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA health care.

  • A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal 
    Updated: Sep-02-15 1:05 pm

    Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for hundreds of billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions.

  • Connecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past 
    Updated: Aug-31-15 4:20 pm

    STAMFORD, Connecticut - A one-time Olympian and political newcomer is the only Republican candidate so far to officially jump into Connecticut's 2016 Senate race, foreshadowing what could be a much different election from a recent string of highly contentious contests that attracted big money and national attention.

  • Blumenthal to decide on Iran vote in "next couple weeks" 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 6:18 pm

    WINDSOR LOCKS, Connecticut - U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he expects to announce "sometime in the next couple weeks" how he'll vote on President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran.

  • Senate OKs Lobster Day resolution pushed by Maine senators 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 7:59 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Senate has approved a resolution introduced by Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King granting the lobster a national day of celebration.