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  • Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission

    Richard Blumenthal Unsatisfied After Questioning Hagel on ISIS Mission
    Washington -- Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., was one of several lawmakers on Tuesday who tried to pin down top Pentagon officials on the administration's new campaign to target Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria, and they were not satisfied with the...
  • Boehner, House GOP ready to back Obama in arming Syrian rebels

    Congress, once reluctant to take a stand on fighting Islamic militants overseas, now appears eager to do so, as Republicans in the House largely backed President Obama's proposal to arm Syrian rebels. A vote could come as soon as next week, and House...
  • Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State

    Congress Needs To Vote On Fighting Islamic State
    If the United States is going to be involved in another protracted war in the Middle East — as the destruction of the Islamic State would require — then certainly Congress should sign on to it. Under the Constitution, Congress declares war....
  • After Video, Blumenthal Calls For Harsher Punishment For Ray Rice

    U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Monday responded with outrage to a new video of Ravens runningback Ray Rice, and again called on the National Football League to impose a stiffer penalty on Rice. The video released Monday, obtained by TMZ, shows...
  • Congress continues to avoid long-term fix for highway funding

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to begin reducing payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress seemed likely to approve a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in...
  • Obama faces a tough sell in Congress for Islamic State strategy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has pledged to consult Congress about any expanded military action against Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, but support from the divided legislature is unlikely to come quickly - if at...
  • Congress OKs highway funding fix at last minute, but problem isn't solved

    WASHINGTON Hours before the federal government was set to reduce payments to states for road and bridge projects, Congress approved a temporary fix Thursday that would maintain funding through the middle of next year. But in some ways, the damage already...
  • Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension

    Ray Rice apologizes to wife and all domestic violence victims in first comments since suspension
    Composed and seemingly contrite, Ravens running back Ray Rice apologized to his wife, Janay, and insisted that their physical altercation in February was a one-time incident from which he has grown. He also vowed to become a vocal advocate against...
  • U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice

    U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice
    Three U.S. Senators sent letters to the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League on Thursday criticizing what they called "plainly inadequate" punishment for star running back Ray Rice. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut,...
  • Senators Urge NFL To Revise Ray Rice Sanctions

    Senators Urge NFL To Revise Ray Rice Sanctions
    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy wrote to the National Football League Friday urging the league to impose harsher sanctions on Baltimore Ravens runningback Ray Rice, who faces an assault charge in a domestic violence case. Rice is...
  • U.S. Senators, Local Police Review Fed Programs That Distribute Military Gear

    NEW HAVEN — In a meeting with police officials about federal programs that provide them with military gear, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal supported adding restrictions and accountability measures including requirements that law enforcement agencies...