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U.S. Gets A C-Minus When It Comes To Nation's Children

Posted 10.11.2012 | Education

A joint report by Save the Children and First Focus has awarded the U.S. a C-minus overall grade when it comes to providing for and ensuring education...

Chris Dodd: Wall Street Launching 'False Attacks' Against Financial Reform

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

A key author of financial regulatory reform is fighting back against a powerful chorus of critics. Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, the co-author of...

Going to the Movies: The Times They Are A-Changin'. Rapidly.

Ellen Sterling | Posted 06.07.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Former Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd who nine days previously -- a fact he repeated often -- had assumed the role of Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) recently spoke about the state of the industry.

Howard Fineman

Chris Dodd's Goodbye

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Connecticut Democrat Chris Dodd finished his farewell address in the Senate Tuesday, visitors witnessed an almost unimaginable sigh...

The Future of Latin America: Opportunities and Challenges for U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere

Chris Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chris Dodd

That old metaphor -- Latin America as the U.S.'s backyard -- is indicative of the American habit of viewing the region solely in terms of problems to be solved. What a shame: There is so much opportunity to be found in Latin America.

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd's Proposed Financial Overhaul Bill: HELP US DIG THROUGH IT

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 11.10.2009 | Business

Scroll down to see how you can help HuffPost dig through Dodd's new bill. "This is not a time for timidity," Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris ...

Senator Dodd Regulates

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: 4 Reasons It Will Be A Stepchild To Big Daddy Regulators

John Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Taylor

Tonight, Senator Chris Dodd will bring his financial reform proposal before the Senate Banking Committee, of which he is Chairman. While his proposal ...

Who Will Your Senator Stand With Now?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Once again, this financial "reform" process has brought into the light our politicians' brazen willingness to aid the same fraudsters who have brought a great nation to its knees.

'The Road From Ruin': Would Dodd's Solutions Create More Useless Bureaucracy (Think Homeland Security)?

Matthew Bishop | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Matthew Bishop

What Senator Chris Dodd has put on the table will barely scratch the surface, given the changes that are needed to build a regulatory system that actually works.

Progressive Senators Fight for Real Bank Reform

Mary Bottari | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mary Bottari

Dodd has said that he will unveil his new bill on Monday. Take your time Senator. Get it right this time. It is not an exaggeration to say that the future of the world may depend on it.

Update: Payday Lobby Turns to the Senate

Keith Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Epstein

Fresh signs surfaced today of the influential payday loan industry's muscle in Washington, where lenders' attempts to stay out of the reach of federal...

Who Will Chris Dodd Dance With?

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matthew Filipowicz

Elizabeth Warren is right. What's about to happen could be The final showdown between banks and American families. Do we have a chance in this sho...

An End to the Credit Card Madness

Jose A. Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jose A. Garcia

Since the passage of the Credit CARD Act of 2009, credit card companies have been jacking up interest rates in anticipation of February 22, 2010, when the law goes into full effect.

The Ghost of Glass-Steagall

Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Havey

Many of the same people who are now creating proposals to reign in the financial industry were, 10 short years ago, the people eating cake as they destroyed the barn door of regulation and let the big banks run free.

The Consumer Financial Protection Agency and the Coming Paradigm Shift in Financial Services

Reid Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reid Cramer

Once Congress closes the door on health care reform, the next legislative fight on deck is how to reform the financial sector that led us to the precipice of economic catastrophe.

Connecticut's AG Smacks Republican Senate Hopefuls in the Latest Q-Poll

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Admit it, how fun is it to come up with wrestling euphemisms especially when put into context of what has happened in politics in CT after Senator Chr...

A Consumer Financial Protection Agency, Or Jiminy Cricket?

Meizhu Lui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meizhu Lui

No one suggests that we don't need laws against stealing, and that it should just be left to individual conscience. But when it comes to stealing a whole house, that's exactly what some people seem to think.

Dodd's Retirement: A Game Changer For His Opponents

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

With the icy Connecticut River behind an antique Victorian home, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) announced to supporters, reporters and camera crews that he would not seek re-election.

Chris Dodd Confronts WWE's Linda McMahon On Her Senate Candidacy

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

While Linda McMahon's announcement of her candidacy for the Senate was certainly a surprise, no one could have expected the shocking response from Senator Chris Dodd. Take a look.

Relying on the Sausage Factory: The Best Way to Enact Health Care?

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

I know to be effective helping the president pass national health care at long last -- which I strongly support -- it would help a little if I understood a little more.

The Petri Dish of Politics: Starting with New York

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

When one asks what can be done about the errant or corrupt public official, we would first respond that the question is very difficult to answer.

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...

Swiped! Did The Credit Card Industry Just Hijack Credit Card Reform Legislation?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act, though an important milestone in consumer protections, exhibits the signs of the credit card industry's powerful influence.

Ryan Grim

Credit Cardholders' Bill Of Rights Hits Floor Tuesday: Read It

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Senate takes up the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights on Tuesday, a package sponsored by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) that seeks to rein in certain ...