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Senator Dodd

Goldman and Sachs and Lipstick and Rouge

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Gyllenhaal

As bad as it's going to be for the compromising Democrats in this election, it will be a bloodbath if the economic scene comes unglued -- because then, the racist nonsense in Arizona will look like a picnic.

Nothing Should Be Random About Rating Agency Assignments

Sue Allon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sue Allon

Franken's measure was creative, but the diverse range of qualifications among the approved rating agencies is frightening to contemplate if a random assignment was the norm.

Goldman = WorldCom = 80+ Senate Votes

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.

Senate Must Act on Banking Reform

Pamela Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Pamela Banks

Mortgages with skyrocketing interest rates and other hidden costs. Unregulated financial markets slipping through the cracks--the list of reasons for ...

Financial Reform Needs to Protect Investors

Joe Keefe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

Sen. Dodd's proposed financial reform bill creates a consumer protection watchdog, a financial oversight council to monitor systemic risk and a new office to oversee credit rating agencies.

'Road From Ruin' LIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW TOMORROW 11am EST: Economist Writer Matthew Bishop And HuffPost Washington Bureau Chief Dan Froomkin

Amy Hertz | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home
Amy Hertz

It's the end of the month and we're wrapping up the conversation on our March HuffPost book club pick on rebuilding capitalism from the wreck of the financial crisis.

Hard Pressed, Senator Dodd Gives Ground

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Simon Johnson

Senator Chris Dodd has good political antennae. He knows that his financial reform bill will come under severe pressure because it has a weak heart -- the provisions that deal with "too big to fail" are simply "too weak to make any sense."

The Financial Crisis and Reform as a Game of 3 Card Monte

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Danny Schechter

We live in a three card monte world. Follow the money as it moves from one shell to another. Now guess where it is.

Deep Sixing Derivatives Reform: Stop the Cave-in!

SAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Jane D'Arista and Gerald Epstein SAFER and Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts, Amherst Senator Dodd has filed a...

Bankers Swarm Capitol Hill Because They Love You

Heather Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Booth

With the bankers all over Capitol Hill advocating for these reforms, it is entirely unnecessary that anyone else do so. There is no need to find out more about the bill, or to contact your congressman.

Here's an Idea: Make Megabanks Tell the Truth

Andrew Redleaf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Redleaf

Senator Dodd should stop playing tough guy with the banks and do something they would really hate -- make them tell the truth.

Dodd's Wall Street Reform: READ THE BILL

Huffington Post | Adam Clark Estes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, Sen. Christopher Dodd will unveil his financial regulatory reform legislation to the Senate Banking Committee. Based on some predictions, the b...

All You Really Need to Know About Banking Reform

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

We're not likely to get sufficient reform this year. But, if a few legislators pay the penalty for taking the bank lobby money and voting the bank lobby program -- things may get a lot simpler next year.

Senator Dodd Won't Seek Re-election

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, one of the few senators to publicly support full marriage equality, will announce today that he is bowing out of the N...

Juan Figueroa Prepares to Toss His Hat

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

The big national news story on Wednesday was that Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) would not seek reelection for his senate seat, a position he has held for nearly three decades.

Chris Dodd To Retire From Senate

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. — Christopher Dodd was expected to announce his retirement Wednesday after five terms in the U.S. Senate and Connecticut's popular a...

Jason Linkins

Will Senator Dodd Exit A Hero, Or A Zero? | 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...

Bipartisan Blight 2: Will Dodd Kill Consumer Financial Protection Agency?

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

A new agency is essential. If Republicans want to stand with banks rather than consumers, let them. Bring the bill up, let Republicans filibuster it. Take that argument into the fall elections.

Congressional Fail: Don't Let Congress Take Credit

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

Even as consumers suffer the housing crisis and an abysmal job market, they face the prospect of hundreds or even thousands more dollars of credit card debt because of Congress.

Memories Adjacent to Ted Kennedy

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Browner Hamlin

Teddy never did endorse Senator Dodd for president, and I can't imagine how that may have hurt him. If it did, he never showed it to his staff -- and so people like me who worked for Dodd briefly bore a grudge that our boss would not.

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.

Senator Dodd's Accusers: Lying Liars and the Reporters Who Enable Them

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Fiderer

There's ironclad proof that Sen. Dodd's accuser in a mortgage scandal lied from the start. But some reporters aren't interested in facts that undercut the scandal narrative.

Health-Care Reform: What I Saw Today on Capitol Hill

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

We were united in our praise of Sen. Dodd and other members of the Senate for making history by passing the first health-reform bill out of a congressional committee.

Chris Dodd's Peace Corps: "The Ambitious Sense of the Possible"

Laurence Leamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

Dodd's bill was born not in his office in the Russell Building but in the tiny village of Moncion in the Dominican Republic more than forty years ago.