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Report: Obama held up new rules in 2012 election run-up

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The White House held off on enacting a series of rules last year in order to avoid political flak around the elections, Obama administration officials said.
Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

Congressional Democrats offer bill to protect abortion rights

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington Wednesday mounted an effort to thwart states' attempts to clamp down on abortion rights.

Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency monitored overseas communication of U.S. critics of the Vietnam War including Martin Luther King, newly released documents show.
Study:Surveillance judges mostly conservatives, former federal workers

Study:Surveillance judges mostly conservatives, former federal workers

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Judges appointed to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court are largely conservatives with experience in the executive branch, an analysis has found.

Iran hostages say they see new focus on compensation issue

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- The men and women who were held hostage in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran three decades ago are seeing renewed focus on their bid to be compensated, lawmakers say.
U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

U.S. Senate votes to kill gun control legislation

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said Wednesday the Senate vote to kill a bill expanding gun sale background checks was "shameful," but it was "just round 1" of the fight.

Sens.: NRA 'new low' in Newtown robocalls

NEWTOWN, Conn., March 26 (UPI) -- The National Rifle Association "has stooped to a new low" in making pro-gun robocalls to still-grieving Newtown residents, Connecticut's two U.S. senators said.

Facebook to block Newtown bullying

NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Facebook will block sensitive content linked to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, the company and the state's congressional delegation said.

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Biden speaks at gun-control conference

DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Thursday at a Danbury, Conn., gun-control conference, called on political colleagues to show courage in enacting new laws.

Biden: 'Buy a shotgun' if you want safety

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Americans don't need high-capacity weapons to protect themselves, but if they want a weapon for protection, "Buy a shotgun," Vice President Joe Biden said.
Feinstein introduces gun ban bill

Feinstein introduces gun ban bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced a bill Thursday to ban more than 150 types of semi-automatic weapons with military-style features.

Blumenthal: Background check for bullets

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday he'd like to see background checks run on not just firearm purchases, but also ammunition purchases.

Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown

NEWTOWN, Conn., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords visited Newtown, Conn., to talk to families who lost children in last month's school shooting.

FDA to consider energy drink labels

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it will consider whether new labeling requirements and health warnings on caffeinated energy drinks are warranted.
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WAP2001080703 - 07 AUGUST 2001 - WASHINGTON, D. C. USA: Richard Blumenthal, Attorney General of Connecticut makes a point during a news briefing by the Clean Air Trust on the efforts of the Bush Administration to roll back and rewrite enforcement laws on the Clean Air Act. rw/Ricardo Watson UPI
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Richard Blumenthal (born February 13, 1946) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he served as Attorney General of Connecticut.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Blumenthal is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was editorial chairman of The Harvard Crimson. He studied for a year at Cambridge University in England before attending Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. While at Yale, he was classmates with future President Bill Clinton and future Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. From 1970 to 1976 Blumenthal served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, where he earned the rank of sergeant.

After college Blumenthal served as administrative assistant and law clerk for several Washington figures. From 1977 to 1981 he was United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. In the early 1980s he worked in private law, including volunteer counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He served in the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1984 to 1987, when he was elected to the Connecticut Senate. He was elected state Attorney General in 1990, and served for twenty years. During this period he was frequently speculated as a contender for Governor of Connecticut, but he never pursued the office.

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