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  • Blumenthal: Elon Musk Turned X Into a ‘Cesspool of Hate Speech’

    11/19/2023 9:28:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that X CEO Elon Musk had turned the platform into a “cesspool of hate speech and extremist incitement.” Anchor Kristen Welker said, “I want to get your reaction to Elon Musk endorsing an anti-Semitic post on this platform. The Musk post was condemned by the White House, as you know, large companies like Apple and Comcast, the parent company of NBC news have pulled advertising from the platform. What was your reaction and what is your concern when you see a post like that?”
  • Blumenthal ‘concerned’ about Biden’s poor poll numbers

    11/05/2023 12:30:05 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday that he is “concerned” about President Biden’s lackluster poll numbers after recent surveys show him trailing former President Trump in next year’s election. “I was concerned before these polls, and I’m concerned now,” Blumenthal said on CNN”s “State of the Union.” “These presidential races over the last couple of terms have been very tight. No one is going to have a runaway election here. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, concentration, resources.”
  • ‘Obama’s man in Africa’ under house arrest as popular coup rocks Gabon

    09/02/2023 10:06:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Grayzone ^ | AUGUST 31, 2023 | Max Blumenthal
    Before his removal in a military coup, Gabon’s hopelessly corrupt President Ali Bongo was courted by Obama and feted from Washington to Davos. The US war on Libya which destabilized the region may not have succeeded without him. When a military junta arrested President Ali Bongo Ondimba on August 30, Gabon became the ninth African nation to depose its government through a military coup. As citizens of Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali did before them, crowds of Gabonese poured into the streets to celebrate the removal of a Western-backed leader whose family flaunted its lavish lifestyle while more than a...
  • Tweet on CNNs coverage of the Israeli conflict (Long Post)

    10/15/2023 11:49:38 PM PDT · by RandFan · 14 replies
    Twitter/X ^ | Oct 15 | Max Blumenthal
    @MaxBlumenthal CNN went 2 hours today without showing any video of Gaza destruction, and did not include a single non-Jew in studio for 1.5 hours. The network made sure everyone in studio was a committed Zionist. Its coverage began with the ardently Zionist @jaketapper repeatedly branding the Hamas attacks of October 7 as "the greatest loss of life of the Jewish people since the Holocaust" – as though the Israeli soldiers who were killed inside military bases while maintaining the siege of Gaza had been defenseless prisoners in Birkenau. @WolfBlitzer, a former staff researcher for AIPAC, appeared next to give...
  • CNN videographer Jade Sacker was embedded with Anarchist leader John Sullivan during Capitol siege…

    01/15/2021 5:40:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on January 15, 2021 4:11 am
    Check out this new footage VIDEO AT LINK........................ John Sullivan was arrested earlier today — Full Story Jade Sacker, who provided CNN with footage of the Capitol siege, celebrated with anarchist John Sullivan in a moment caught on tape. She agrees with Sullivan that it will be “the best film she ever made in her life” before asking him at the end of the video if he was recording. “I’ll delete that shit” Sullivan responds. “You were right! We did it,” she boasts. “Dude, I was trying to tell you. I couldn’t say much.” They are both quoted in this...
  • Graham warns Russian NUCLEAR attack on Ukraine would be an attack on NATO, response

    08/01/2023 10:12:45 AM PDT · by AnthonySoprano · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/23 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), a prominent Senate Republican defense hawk, warned Monday that a Russian nuclear attack against Ukraine would be viewed as an attack on NATO, even though Ukraine is not a member of the alliance. Graham delivered his warning after former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Russia would “have to” use nuclear weapons if Ukrainian forces threaten Russian territory. (snip) Graham and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced a resolution in June stating that any use of tactical nuclear weapons by Russia, Belarus or their proxies that spreads radioactive contaminants into NATO territory would be viewed as an attack...
  • Graham, Blumenthal Introduce Resolution To Address Threat Of Russian Tactical Nukes

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) today introduced a resolution to respond to the Russian Federation delivering tactical nuclear weapons to the Republic of Belarus. This is the first time Russia has deployed nuclear warheads beyond its borders since the fall of the Soviet Union, and represents a serious threat to global security in the midst of the war in Ukraine. Graham and Blumenthal noted their resolution holds that any use of a tactical nuclear weapon by Russia, Belarus or their proxies, or the destruction of a nuclear facility that disperses radioactive contaminants into...
  • Dems Object to Judge Assigned in Trump Case [semi-satire]

    06/17/2023 4:43:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 June 2023 | John Semmens
    Though federal judge Aileen Cannon was randomly chosen to preside over the trial of former President Trump on mishandling classified documents, many Democrats are not pleased. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin (D-Ill) pointed out that "she is a member of the right-wing extremist Federalist Society and was appointed to her current position by Trump when he was president. Her ruling that an independent arbiter should review the 13,000 government records seized from Trump's Mar-a-Lago was later overturned by a three-judge panel from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Her lack of trust in the integrity of the FBI and...
  • Blumenthal launches investigation into PGA-LIV golf merger

    06/13/2023 3:23:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 24 replies
    The Senate Homeland Security Committee has launched an investigation into the surprise merger between the PGA Tour and its Saudi rival LIV Golf. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, sent a letter to LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman on Monday requesting all records relating to the agreement, including communications between the two organizations. LIV has until June 26 to respond to the records request. Democrats in Congress have for years scrutinized Saudi Arabia for its human rights abuses, in particular its role in the civil war in Yemen. The kingdom has sought to rehabilitate its...
  • ‘No person is above the law': Conn. delegation responds to Trump indictment

    06/09/2023 8:21:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 41 replies
    Multiple Connecticut delegates are responding to the news of former President Donald Trump's indictment. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said that "no person is above the law," and Trump should be punished because it doesn't matter how powerful a person is. "A grand jury has decided to charge former President Trump after an intensive investigation lasting many months. Our justice system has an obligation to pursue the facts and law wherever they lead. Former President Trump will have the same rights as any criminal defendant and the justice system will presume him innocent until proven guilty.” Representative Jim Himes (D-4th District) also...
  • Sen. Blumenthal: Trump offering pardons to Jan. 6 prisoners would be grounds for impeachment

    05/12/2023 2:32:18 AM PDT · by RandFan · 100 replies
    Just The News ^ | May 12 | Just The News
    Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said that if former President Donald Trump were to pardon convicted January 6 rioters after re-election in 2024, his actions would warrant an impeachment process. Sen. Blumenthal told a CNN reporter on Thursday that a Trump pardon of the January 6 prisoners would be a betrayal of America’s trust.
  • Sen. Richard Blumenthal, 77, to undergo surgery after breaking leg

    04/09/2023 12:58:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/08/23 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is expected to undergo surgery on Sunday after fracturing his femur. The Connecticut Democrat fractured his femur during a mishap at the victory parade for the UConn Men’s Basketball team on Saturday, News 12 Connecticut reported. The Huskies won the Men’s NCAA Basketball National Championship earlier this week. According to the outlet, someone was taking a video of the 77-year-old senator during the parade and fell on top of him which caused the injury.
  • Move Over, Jayson Blair: Meet Hamilton 68, the New King of Media Fraud

    01/27/2023 4:07:06 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Matt Taibb ^ | 1/27/2023 | Matt Taibb
    The Twitter Files reveal that one of the most common news sources of the Trump era was a scam, making ordinary American political conversations look like Russian spywork ... Ambitious media frauds Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair crippled the reputations of the New Republic and New York Times, respectively, by slipping years of invented news stories into their pages. Thanks to the Twitter Files, we can welcome a new member to their infamous club: Hamilton 68. If one goes by volume alone, this oft-cited neoliberal think-tank that spawned hundreds of fraudulent headlines and TV news segments may go down as...
  • Trump's Headed for a Major Victory on Election Night (it's killing them!)

    10/28/2022 3:30:52 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 56 replies ^ | 10/28/22 | Katherine Fung
    Former President Donald Trump's Senate endorsement record is headed for a stellar election night with 10 days until the midterms. Of the 22 Republican candidates that Trump has endorsed for the Senate, only two are currently at risk of losing their races, according to a Newsweek analysis. The two Trump-backed Republicans who are projected to lose their contests as of Friday are Kelly Tshibaka, who is running in Alaska's ranked-choice voting system against incumbent Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski, and Leora Levy, who is running in Connecticut against incumbent Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.
  • Former House Intel Chair Accuses AG Garland of ‘Blocking’ Durham from Bringing Charges Against Russiagate Officials

    10/15/2022 12:17:54 PM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies
    BECKERNEWS.COM ^ | 10/15/2022 | kyle becker
    Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes on Friday accused Attorney General Merrick Garland of ‘blocking’ Special Counsel John Durham from bringing charges against officials implicated in the Russiagate scandal. 55 sec video “Something else going on with Durham,” Nunes said. “He has put systematically the FBI on trial here. He has showed us that there were so many people that were not just working for the Clinton campaign and the DNC. They also happen to be working for the FBI or later after the fact. They start to work for the FBI when they know that they’re actually liars…...
  • Poll: Sen. Blumenthal Under 50 Percent, Nearly Tied with Republican Leora Levy

    10/16/2022 6:16:42 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/15/2022 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    Leora Levy, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, is closing the gap and is nearly tied with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D), according to the Connecticut Examiner’s latest poll. The poll found that Blumenthal has a narrow lead over Levy, at 49 percent, compared to Levy’s 44 percent. An additional seven percent of Connecticut voters remain undecided with just over three weeks until midterm elections.
  • ‘It’s the Economy Stupid,’ New Poll Shows Tightening Races for Governor and Senate (Connecticut)

    10/15/2022 2:12:04 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 21 replies
    CT Examiner ^ | 10/15/22 | Gregory Stroud
    en after decades-high inflation, pandemic, and the overturning of Roe v. Wade, a new poll commissioned by CT Examiner suggests a close race for governor in Connecticut that mirrors the results four years ago between Democrat Ned Lamont and Republican Bob Stefanowski. In a three-way contest, Gov. Ned Lamont leads Bob Stefanowski 46% to 40%, with 5% opting for Independent Party candidate Rob Hotaling, and 10% undecided according to the nonpartisan poll released on Saturday. The CT Examiner/Fabrizio, Lee & Associates poll, conducted on Oct. 10-13, surveyed 1,200 likely voters and has a margin of error of +/- 2.8%. The...
  • Blumenthal holds wide lead in Connecticut Senate race: poll

    09/14/2022 6:52:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/14/2022 | Caroline Vakil
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is leading Republican contender Leora Levy by 13 percentage points, according to a new Emerson College Polling/The Hill survey released Wednesday. The poll found that 49 percent of likely voters in the state said they would vote for Blumenthal if the election for Senate was held today, in comparison to Levy, who received 36 percent support.
  • CT’s Republican Party has taken on a new look: ‘The Trump effect was as visual in Connecticut almost as much as every other state’

    08/13/2022 7:50:49 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 8/13/22 | Ken Dixon
    Donald Trump’s long reach, effectively anointing political newcomer Leora Levy to challenge second-term U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, has changed the face of the Connecticut Republican Party while insinuating MAGA grievances into the entire fall campaign for governor, top-of-the-ticket constitutional officers and the 187-seat General Assembly. Political scientists in the state said that while Trump’s late-campaign support in blue-state Connecticut was surprising, it’s always the party base that is most-energized for primaries and Levy channeled it to handily defeat party-endorsed Themis Klarides, the former state House minority leader who won the endorsement at the May conventions. “The Trump effect was as...
  • Leora Levy wins GOP primary for U.S. Senate (CT)

    08/09/2022 8:29:54 PM PDT · by matt04 · 22 replies
    Leora Levy won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate Tuesday. Levy defeated her two Republican challengers Themis Klarides and Peter Lumaj. ... Levy will take on take on Senator Richard Blumenthal in November. Last week Levy, who is a Greenwich businesswoman, got the endorsement from former President Donald Trump. ... Today, voters across Connecticut sent a clear message that they are ready for a political outsider to fight for the families, taxpayers, small businesses and the hardworking people of our great state. Forty-year high inflation, record gas prices, failing energy policies, an invasion at our southern border, an assault on...