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U.S. keeps SPR release on the table

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- All options remain on the table for addressing economic concerns related to energy prices, including a strategic petroleum release, the White House said.
Of ads and adages

Of ads and adages

NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International
Senator calls Facebook IPO specious

Senator calls Facebook IPO specious

WASHINGTON, June 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says Facebook's initial public offering is the "poster child," for practices on Wall Street that favor big investors.
Senators call for action in Middle East

Senators call for action in Middle East

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Members of Congress Sunday weighed in on overnight violence in Syria and other issues, condemning the killing of roughly 120 protesters by government troops.

Blumenthal, McMahon debate in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Connecticut's Democratic and Republican U.S. Senate nominees traded accusations on truthfulness and fitness for office during a debate in Hartford Monday.
BofA joins others in foreclosure freeze

BofA joins others in foreclosure freeze

NEW YORK, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. banking giant Bank of America said it would join other lenders in freezing its foreclosure actions, amid growing concern over paperwork issues.

Simmons shelves U.S. Senate bid in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 26 (UPI) -- Former U.S. congressman Rob Simmons, once thought the likely Republican candidate in Connecticut's U.S. Senate race, said he was suspending his campaign.

Sen. candidate Blumenthal apologizes

HARTFORD, Conn., May 24 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, has apologized for misstating his military record.
Blumenthal regrets comments on service

Blumenthal regrets comments on service

HARTFORD, Conn., May 18 (UPI) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he takes "full responsibility" for misleading statements about his military service in the Vietnam war.

Watchdogs warn of talent company scams

BOSTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Entertainment industry watchdogs say talent companies scamming would-be child stars in Los Angeles are viewing Massachusetts as a new hunting ground.

Conn. AG calls for outdoor furnace ban

HARTFORD, Conn., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Connecticut should ban outdoor wood-burning furnaces because of the smoke and soot they create, state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says.

E-cigarettes enter the tobacco wars

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Connecticut and other states are taking aim at electronic cigarettes, a battery-powered device with vaporized nicotine, officials said.

Report: Conn. 'careless' in laptop theft

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- The Connecticut Department of Revenue Service's "cavalier and careless" attitude exacerbated the theft of a laptop with sensitive data, a report says.
AG: Craigslist to drop 'erotic' listings

AG: Craigslist to drop 'erotic' listings

NEW YORK, May 13 (UPI) -- The owners of the Craigslist online advertising service have agreed to eliminate ads for prostitution and pornography, U.S. state officials said Wednesday.

AG seeks to nix AIG bonuses for 2010

HARTFORD, Conn., March 27 (UPI) -- The Connecticut attorney general said Friday he'll try to stop $230 million in additional bonuses scheduled for American International Group Inc. employees.
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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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