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7 hrs ago | News Times

Connecticut colleges backing sex assault

Colleges in Connecticut are supporting federal legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal that would impose new rules for how schools handle sexual assaults.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Connecticut, Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Hartford

7 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

Connecticut colleges backing sex assault bill

Colleges in Connecticut are supporting federal legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal that would impose new rules for how schools handle sexual assaults.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Connecticut, Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Hartford

7 hrs ago | McClatchy

Obama adds fuel to CIA controversy by saying agency tortured terror suspects

With a political tsunami bearing down on both the spy agency and his chief spymaster, Obama rhetorically conceded that waterboarding and other brutal techniques amounted to torture, which is illegal.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Senate, John McCain, Republican, Democrat, Lindsey Graham

12 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

Congress Passes Veteran Health Care Reforms

Connecticut's U.S. senators applauded the Thursday night final passage of legislation sending emergency funding to the embattled veterans health care system and increasing the agency's authority to dismiss incompetent employees.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Medicine, Nursing

16 hrs ago | MarketWatch

Diana Furchtgott-Roth: Bill to address fake campus-rape epidemic goes too far

Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand are joined by survivors of campus sexual assault during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Claire McCaskill

18 hrs ago | Roll Call

Contraception Coverage Decision Applies to the Feds, Not the States

The venerable Congressional Research Service, which advises Congress on a wide-range of major policy issues, recently issued a report for lawmakers on last month's Supreme Court ruling in Burwell v.

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Related Topix: Retail, Hobby Lobby Stores, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Fleet Owner Magazine

Senate panel explores HOS changes

Although it certainly is possible that Congress will fund the federal government during fiscal 2015 through a series of short-term extensions, Congress probably at some point will approve the transportation funding bill as part of a larger package.

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Related Topix: US News, Trucking, US Politics, US Senate, Democrat, Roy Blunt, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Roy Blunt

Connecticut Post

Take guns from domestic abusers

Sadly, but predictably, two bills raised in the U.S. Senate this week designed to protect domestic abuse victims from gun violence have run into opposition.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar, Guns, Opinion

Lucianne.com

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that although President Barack Obama "can't make new laws himself" under the U.S. Constitution's separation of powers, the president "can give people who are undocumented here the ability to stay."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barack Obama, Illegal Immigration, Harry Reid, Rick Perry, US Governors

New York Daily News

Senators told to close loophole that lets some domestic abusers buy guns

Rep. Gwen Moore , left, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Donna Edwards hold news conference this week to propose legislation that would encourage states to remove firearms from domestic abusers.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Gwen Moore, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Representative Donna Edwards, Guns, Sheldon Whitehouse

JD Supra

Pin the Blame on the Corporate Officer: Senators Introduce Hide No Harm Act

Three Senate Democrats recently introduced a bill that seeks to hold company executives of a product maker or seller criminally liable for knowingly "failing to inform and warn of serious dangers" associated with a product.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Tom Harkin, Product Recalls, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration

The Washington Post

How many colleges mishandle sexual assault cases -- and what to do about it

Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Dean Heller , Sen. Richard Blumenthal , Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand , Sen. Kelly Ayotte , Sen. Mark Warner and Sen. Marco Rubio are joined by sexual assault survivors during a news conference on Wednesday about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assaults on college and university campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Kelly Ayotte

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Daily Kos

Bill To Deal With Sexual Assault On College Campuses In Senate

There has been a long string of news stories about the problems of dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Lawmakers unveil campus sexual assault legislation

A new bill aimed at curbing sex assaults on college campuses could mean big changes for campuses here in Southwest Florida.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Florida Gulf Coast University

PC World

Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Mobile carriers have pulled in hundreds of millions in profits through third-party charges tacked onto customers' bills without their consent, according to a report from a U.S. Senate committee.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

SanLuisObispo.com

Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and, among other provisions, mandate that they establish confidential advocates on all campuses for students affected by sexual violence.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican, Representative Patrick Meehan, Claire McCaskill

Breitbart.com

Senate Democrats' Bill Puts Foot in the Door for Gun Confiscation

On July 29 Senators Tim Kaine , Richard Blumenthal , and Chris Murphy introduced legislation encouraging states to "[seize] firearms when adjudicating or responding to domestic violence situations."

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Tim Kaine, US Governors, Tim Kaine, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

Christian Science Monitor

Sexual assault: Senators introduce bill to hold campuses more accountable

Anna a survivor of sexual assault, with her mother Susan joins Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. , during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, to discuss 'Campus Accountability and Safety Act' that is before the Senate.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Claire McCaskill, Missouri, Senator Kelly Ayotte, Republican

Free Republic

Rubio, Colleagues To Unveil Legislation Curbing Sexual Assaults On Campuses

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will be among a bipartisan group of senators holding a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation to curb sexual assaults on college and university campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US News, US Senate, Republican, Claire McCaskill, Democrat, Representative Dean Heller, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller, Chuck Grassley

Tue Jul 29, 2014

US News & World Report

Senate Hearing Takes on Domestic Violence and Guns

Family members of gun violence victims speak at a press conference Tuesday for a bill proposed by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, right, which seeks to reduce gun violence in domestic disputes.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Brookfield, WI, Guns, Amy Klobuchar

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