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Christopher Dodd

Obama Consumer Agency: President Steps Up Fight, Holds Private Meeting With Dodd

nytimes.com | JACKIE CALMES and SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Mr. Obama personally weighed in on Tuesday in a one-on-one meeting at the White House with Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut and ch...

Senate Bill Would Restrict Banks Overdraft Charges

New York Times | ANDREW MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the latest attack on overdraft fees charged by banks, Christopher J. Dodd, the Connecticut Democrat who heads the Senate Banking Committee, introdu...

Alan S. Blinder: Greed Is Not Good

wsj.com | ALAN S. BLINDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When economists first heard Gekko's now-famous dictum, "Greed is good," they thought it a crude expression of Adam Smith's "Invisible Hand" -- which i...

Jason Linkins

Will Senator Dodd Exit A Hero, Or A Zero?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As you have no doubt heard by now, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-Conn.) will not be seeking a sixth term in office. My first reaction: Good riddance. Whi...

Fed Regional Bank Heads: Congress Threatening Central Bank's Autonomy

bloomberg.com | Scott Lanman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Oct. 30 (Bloomberg) -- Federal Reserve regional bank presidents are trying to ward off congressional efforts to weaken their clout, saying the moves m...

Chris Dodd: Treasury Secretary Geithner's Replacement?

Daniel Indiviglio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Roll Call speculates that Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) may not be retiring after all -- he may trade his office in the Senate's Russell Building for o...

How Credit Raters Fended Off Oversight From Congress And The SEC

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Ben Protess and Lagan Sebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Editor's Note: This is the second of three articles by the Investigative Fund on the credit rating companies. Read the first article here. When the n...

Left, Right & Center: Obama's approval ratings, countering terror, and are the Dems doomed?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

If banks aren't lending, what's a citizen to do? Arianna advocates moving money into community banks. Tony says the big banks aren't lending because they're being more cautious and trying to build capital.

Richard Blumenthal Will Run To Replace Dodd In Senate

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (Associated Press) -- Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he will seek to succeed fellow Democrat Christopher Dodd in...

Wall Street Stars Donating Little To Obama

The New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street giants that received a financial lifeline from Washington may have no compunction about paying big bonuses to their dealmakers and tra...

Suddenly, the Dems Don't Feel So Well

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

"Transient Majority Syndrome. There are enough of you who get together here to start thinking you can really shake things up. You think that from now on, everything will be different ..."

Shahien Nasiripour

State Regulators: Dodd's Bank Bill Creates Another 'Too Big To Fail' Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

State bank regulators are warning that Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd's proposal to create one monolithic federal bank regulator w...

Jason Linkins

GOP Candidate Tries To Spin Dodd Departure

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

So, have you heard? Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) is retiring, an event that's being sold as part and parcel of the larger "OH NOES DEMOCRATS!" story. ...

Where's The Plan On Foreclosures? Force Banks To Reduce Loans!

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Taylor

The Fed needs to go on the offensive and force banks to reduce loans to reflect their real property values -- not the values based on a Wall Street Ponzi scheme that drove up housing costs.

Dodd's Odds

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

My column for this week looks at whether Sen. Christopher Dodd was right to insist that "any certain prediction" of his defeat in 2010, had he chosen ...

Regulation? They're Banking on the Status Quo

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There were those who expected the financial-services industry to slink away in embarrassment after the setbacks of the past year. These people misjudged us.

Will Michael Moore's Capitalism Be A Game Changer?

Beau Friedlander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Beau Friedlander

Every time I see a new Michael Moore movie, America looks a little different to me. I feel an odd mixture of hopefulness, anger, and spiritual fatigue.

Obama Heads To Wall Street To Urge Reform

Washington Post | Brady Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama will head to Wall Street on Monday to try to breathe new life into efforts to overhaul the financial regulatory system, an undertaking...

Why Senator Christopher Dodd Will Win Re-Election

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

It's seemingly unanimous among observers of the 2010 Senate races that the most vulnerable incumbent Democratic Senator next year is Senator Dodd. Here are six reasons why Dodd will win re-election.

A Letter to Senator Dodd Following His Cancer Diagnosis

Kim Stagliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kim Stagliano

You well know that tens of millions of Americans without health insurance remain sleepless when they or a loved one become ill. And I know you're fighting to change that. Thank you.

An Oldie, but not so Goodie: Updating the U.S. Poverty Measure

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

There has been a lot of sexy talk about cutting poverty in half over the next 10 years. How is that going to happen if we don't have an accurate measure of how many poor people there are living in the US.

Jeff Muskus

Senate Dems: Expect A Health Care Bill Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats said yesterday that they hope to have a draft of a health care bill ready by the end of next week, the first step in what is bound to...

Incumbent Vulnerability and Primaries

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

How do pollsters determine when an incumbent is vulnerable, especially in a primary? My NationalJournal.com column this week takes up the subject in t...

Dodd's AIG Ties, Cash Shortage Threaten Senate Re-Election Bid

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd finds himself in an unlikely spot after three decades representing Connecticut: short on cash and b...

Dodd Shifts Fundraiser From Exclusive Club Criticized For Having No Minority Members

Politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) moved to change the location of a $1,000-a-head April 7 fundraiser in New York City Tuesday, after learning that it was to b...