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Richard Blumenthal

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  • Senators attack culture of GM

    For just a few million dollars, General Motors Co. could have replaced a defective ignition switch that ultimately has been linked to 13 deaths and is expected to cost the automaker billions in repairs, fines and litigation. GM need only have spent an...
  • Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall

    Senators accuse GM of coverup in delayed ignition-switch recall
    WASHINGTON -- Senators aggressively questioned General Motors Co. Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday about the years of delays in recalling vehicles with faulty ignition switches, accusing the company of a coverup to hide the problem that caused at...
  • GM CEO: Engineer may have lied about ignition switch

    WASHINGTON General Motors CEO Mary Barra acknowledged Wednesday that an engineer who oversaw the defective ignition switch at the center of a recall may have lied under oath about his role in fixing the problem. GM ignition switch engineer Ray...
  • Senate Bill Targets 'Massive Information Breakdown' in GM Ignition-Switch Issue

     
    Legislation introduced Tuesday by a pair of U.S. senators would require automakers to automatically submit accident reports or other documents that alerted them to a fatality to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Early Warning...
  • Senator wants cars in GM ignition switch recall off the road

    WASHINGTON In a letter Thursday to General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra, a U.S. senator urged the company to issue a stronger warning to owners of some 1.6 million recalled vehicles, including a recommendation they do not drive them. U.S. Sen. Richard...
  • GM liability in fatal crash faces key test

    Margie Beskau would seem to have a strong lawsuit against General Motors for millions in damages. Eight years ago, her 15-year-old daughter, Amy Rademaker, died in a Chevrolet Cobalt — one of the cars the automaker has now admitted had a deadly...
  • Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean

    Republicans Must Rebuke Martha Dean
    There is madness abroad in the land. Martha Dean is running for the Republican nomination for governor. Dean is the doyenne of guns who, in January 2013, signaled her agreement with an insane theory that the Sandy Hook slaughter of 20 children and six...
  • Curbing E-Smoking Ads Won't Be Easy

    Curbing E-Smoking Ads Won't Be Easy
    Electronic cigarettes are promoted as a healthier alternative to tobacco. Maybe yes, maybe no, but they are certainly not benign. They contain highly addictive nicotine, for one thing, and they should never be used by minors. Now it's reported that...
  • Jim Shea: Poll Finds Gov. Morphay Tied with Theo Farster

    Who do you want to be the Republican candidate for governor? Jan Mitcheem? Taylor Butter? Mia Brazent? How about the frontrunner, Theo Farster? Don't recognize any of the candidates, well don't fret. These would only be the names of the nominees if...
  • Minimum Wage Called 'A Human Rights Issue'

    Minimum Wage Called 'A Human Rights Issue'
    HARTFORD — When Suejournel Durham used to work in construction, she was moving up in life, beginning at $12 an hour, and eventually making $15 an hour. At the time, she and her boyfriend were supporting four kids. "They didn't have to want for...
  • Pressure Mounts To Revamp Or Dump Metro-North

    When irate Fairfield County legislators suggested earlier this winter that Connecticut should sever its relationship with Metro-North, state political leaders were silent and Transportation Commissioner James Redeker dismissed the idea as impractical....