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Christopher Dodd

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 column this week takes up the subject in t...

Dodd Looks To Wall Street For Re-Election Bailout

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Wealthy Wall Street executives may be outcasts to some Americans, but not to Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd. Facing his toughest re-el...

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 | 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...

Christina Romer Gets it Wrong: "We Need Banks to Lend Like Crazy"

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

"Lending like crazy" is exactly what helped trigger the global financial crisis -- and reflating those trends would be a major mistake if that is what the Obama administration is pushing.

Sam Stein

Dodd: Treasury Officials Insisted On Weakening Bonus Provision | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Treasury Department demanded that Sen. Chris Dodd insert exemptions into the stimulus bill that allowed bailout recipients to receive bonuses, the...

Dodd Will Face Republican Challenger In 2010

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee whose approval ratings have sharply fallen as the nation's economy sputters,...

Dodd Trails Challenger In Latest Poll

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd facing a tough re-election bid in 2010 if his challenger is former Republican U.S. R...

Jason Linkins

Larry Kudlow Running For Senate Against Dodd? | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at The Corner, Kathryn Jean Lopez is feeling "bullish" about the prospects of CNBC's Larry Kudlow becoming America's Next Top Media Professional ...

Chris Dodd: Nationalization "May Happen"

Bloomberg | Alison Vekshin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said it may be necessary to nationalize some banks for a short time as Citig...

What One Learns from Politicos Who Watch Movies...

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Clemons

Lindsey Graham hosted a movie night a couple of years ago and his selection was Seven Days in May. Other hosts were Jane Harman and Susan Collins who picked Thelma and Louise.

Lieberman, Dodd In Danger Of Losing Reelection

New York Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Both of Connecticut's U.S. senators were greeted with ominous new poll numbers on Tuesday. The new Quinnipiac University survey showed Chris Dodd, a s...

Senate Banking Chairman: Confiscate Wall Street Bonuses

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has vowed to use all legal means available to confiscate Wall Street bonuses paid out at the end of last year. Dodd, the ch...

Big Three Automakers to Give Every American a Free Car

Billy Kimball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Kimball

The plan, dubbed the "Unprecedented Winter Sales Event" in internal company documents, was reportedly the brainchild of a marketing team at Chrysler, the most beleaguered of the Big Three.

Dodd: Obama Wouldn't Want Messy Fight Over Lieberman

Hartford Courant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd said Friday that President-elect Obama would not want one of his party's first major post-election issues to be a messy fig...

Jason Linkins

Dodd On Paulson Plan: "Not Just Our Economy At Risk...Our Constitution As Well" | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Christopher Dodd opened today's Senate Banking Committee hearing by offering deep concern over the bailout package proposal that's been put fo...

Dodd Bailout Bill More Aggressive Than Treasury Plan, Forgoes "Blank Check"

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd is taking much more aggressive approach to the Treasury bailout plan, demanding foreclosure assistance, li...

Not So Fast: Democrats Say Bailout Will Pass, But With A Few Changes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Sen. Christopher Dodd says it's just as important to act responsibly as it is to move hastily on legislation aimed at stabilizing t...

Why "Radio Silence" Can be a Good Thing in VP Selection

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Be thankful for radio silence I guess when other candidates for VP like Daschle and Bayh are getting phone calls saying, "Sorry....but we look forward to working with you in many other ways in the coming years."

Mortgage Help: Who Qualifies And How To Get It

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Questions and answers about the Hope for Homeowners Act of 2008, passed by Congress last weekend to try to steer as many as 400,000 struggling homeown...

Chris Dodd: Obama's Vice President?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

JULY 25: Meet The Democratic VP Prospect: Chris Dodd The Wall Street Journal profiles Dodd: Chris Dodd's three terms in the House and five terms in ...

Mortgage Scandal: Dodd Denies Wrongdoing Again

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DANBURY, Conn. — Sen. Christopher Dodd said Monday that the controversy over two loans he received will not compromise his ability to lead Congr...

Chris Dodd, Kent Conrad Tied To Countrywide Scandal

Conde Nast Portfolio | Daniel Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two U.S. senators, two former Cabinet members, and a former ambassador to the United Nations received loans from Countrywide Financial through a littl...

Obama VP Vetter Had Kind Words For Chris Dodd

Washington Post | Shailagh Murray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's highly unlikely that James A. Johnson, who is leading Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential search, will say anything in public about various pro...

Fortune's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business: Filling the Coffers of Democratic Candidates

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Fortune mag's 50 most powerful women in business have given overwhelmingly to Democratic candidates, with Clinton hauling in the most cash.