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  • Is Chris Dodd About To "RETIRE" ? (Would The Democrats Like Him To?)

    12/15/2009 9:37:05 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 21 replies · 931+ views
    CQ/The Lid ^ | 12/15/09 | The Lid
    Chris Dodd has has a pretty bad 18 months,With each day Senator Chris Dodd's hold on the Senate seat he has held for almost 30 years grows more tenuous. As the Chair of the Senate Banking committee he deserves a share of of the blame for the economic mess we are in now, on top of that, are the recent scandals in which he has been involved. ...At the same time all of these scandals have been happening, Chris Dodd has been the dutiful democrat, pushing through the Porkulus and a key player on healthcare. The problem is that Connecticut...
  • "If Senator Dodd is the Nominee, We Will Lose" Democrats Starting To Turn On Chris Dodd (Video)

    12/12/2009 3:39:21 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 16 replies · 883+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 12/12/09 | talkradio
    "It's unequivocally what I'm hearing, I'm hearing, that if Senator Dodd is the nominee, not only will we lose the Senate seat, it will be a drag on the ticket"-Democrat businessman who is challenging Chris Dodd (Video)
  • Biden: Dodd is 'getting the living hell beat out of him'

    12/11/2009 2:42:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,956+ views
    Biden: Dodd is 'getting the living hell beat out of him' Posted: December 11th, 2009 05:17 PM ET From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser Washington (CNN) – Joe Biden praised Sen. Chris Dodd Friday, but conceded his good friend - one of the Senate's most vulnerable Democrats - is "getting the living hell beat of him." The vice president made his comments at a fundraiser for Dodd Friday in Hartford, Connecticut. Dodd had been scheduled to accompany Biden at the fundraiser and at event earlier in the day to announce nearly $4 million in federal stimulus funding to replace...
  • Poll:71% Angry at Federal Government!(46% Very Angry!!)

    11/30/2009 1:02:39 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 87 replies · 4,955+ views
    Rasmussen Report ^ | Nov 30, 2009 | BigTigerMike
    Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide say they’re at least somewhat angry about the current policies of the federal government. That figure includes 46% who are Very Angry. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 27% are not angry about the government's policies, including 10% who are Not at All Angry........ The data suggests that the level of anger is growing. The 71% who are angry at federal government policies today is up five percentage points since September. Even more stunning, the 46% who are Very Angry is up 10 percentage points from September.
  • Even if Dodd loses, he wins

    12/07/2009 4:05:28 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 17 replies · 793+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | December 7, 2009 | Editorial
    The 2010 election is still almost a year away, and as they say, a lot could happen. But if the Stupid Party doesn't mess up the "Dump Dodd" movement, Connecticut will have a new U.S. senator come January 2011. But even in defeat, corrupt Democrat Christopher Dodd would be a big winner because he voted many times to make it so. Besides a career's worth of dirty wealth he has amassed — the Irish cottage, the real-estate equity enhanced by sweetheart mortgages, the money he saved touring the globe in special-interest and taxpayer-funded junkets and God know what else —...
  • How The Fed Should Be Reorganized

    12/03/2009 5:50:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 475+ views ^ | December 3, 2009 | MIKE COSGROVE
    The fastest way to destroy U.S. capital markets is to give Congress more control of the U.S. financial system. And yet Sen. Dodd is proposing to create a new agency in charge of supervising banks and bank-holding companies, led by a White House appointee. The leader of that agency and no doubt a number of other management people would likely be political appointees and would change as the White House occupant changed and the political winds in Congress shifted. It is the worst possible solution. Dodd's proposal is a method for Congress and the administration to gain more control of...
  • Ralph Nader Urged To Run For Senate

    11/27/2009 8:53:57 PM PST · by MitchellC · 21 replies · 1,122+ views
    WFSB ^ | November 27, 2009
    WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Green Party is hoping to enlist a new candidate to run against Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010. Friday, the party urged Winsted-native Ralph Nader, the 76-year-old frequent presidential candidate, to jump into the race. Nader has experience running in national elections, having run for president three times. Nader was in West Hartford on Friday for a book signing. At the same time, supporters are urging him to get into what they called one of the hottest political races in the country. “If enough people, hundreds and hundreds of people urge Ralph Nader to run,...
  • Congress’s Constitutional Contempt Should Worry Us

    11/21/2009 4:01:50 AM PST · by IbJensen · 40 replies · 1,756+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | November 17, 2009 | Walter Williams
    At Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Oct. 29th press conference, a CNS News reporter asked, “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?” Speaker Pelosi responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” The reporter said, “Yes, yes, I am.” Not responding further, Ms. Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter. Later on, Ms. Pelosi’s press spokesman Nadeam Elshami told about its question regarding constitutional authority mandating that individual Americans buy health insurance. “You can put this on the record. That is not a serious question. That is...
  • Furthermore

    11/18/2009 2:50:35 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 5 replies · 289+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | November 18, 2009 | Editorial
    Enabling terror: This month, corrupt Democratic Sen. Christopher Dodd helped block a congressional amendment, supported by nearly 150 relatives of the victims of 9/11, that would have prevented the prosecution of Islamic terrorists in the U.S. court system. Days later, the Obama administration announced it would try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other terrorist suspects in a civilian court in New York City. Granting the accused the U.S. constitutional rights they despise and raising the possibility of acquittal on legal technicalities are bad enough. But the trial poses a severe threat to public safety by making the courthouse and federal...
  • Election puts 10 Dems on high alert

    11/05/2009 10:54:18 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 17 replies · 1,317+ views ^ | 11/05/2009 | Jonathan Allen and Manu Raju
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) says Tuesday’s Republican victories in Virginia and New Jersey should be a “wake-up call” for Democrats in Congress. Here are 10 likely to be hearing alarm bells. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) No one noticed the election results more than Reid’s advisers, who know he faces a situation similar to that which befell New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. Like Corzine, Reid is an unpopular incumbent running in a state whose economy is in the tank. And like Corzine, he’ll have to use his massive war chest to create a negative impression of his opponent...
  • VIDEO: Dodd On Countrywide Loan: "We Ought To Move On"

    10/23/2009 9:23:57 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 21 replies · 760+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 23, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd on Countrywide financial loan: "I feel the matter's behind us. We ought to Move on.''
  • House Democrats Lock GOP Out of Committee Room A bitter divide over Countrywide mortgage scandal.

    10/21/2009 1:33:31 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 35 replies · 1,601+ views
    wsj ^ | today | FREEMAN
    House Democrats Lock GOP Out of Committee Room A bitter divide over Countrywide mortgage scandal. By JAMES FREEMAN Democratic staff for the House oversight committee informed their GOP counterparts today that the majority has changed the locks on the committee's hearing room. While Republicans previously enjoyed their own key to the room, they will now have to request access from Democrats. This followed a bitter partisan argument in which Republicans refused to take down a video from their website that contradicted Dem explanations about a closed-door meeting on the Countrywide VIP loan scandal. As we reported last week, the committee...
  • 3 Senators, Obama Secretly Write Health Bill

    10/18/2009 6:27:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 39 replies · 1,693+ views ^ | Oct. 18, 2009
    When he was a presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised to make negotiations over healthcare reform an open and transparent process. Now that he's president, the reality is that most of the high-stakes work is being conducted by just three senators behind closed doors. According to the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sens. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., gather in Reid's office to hammer out a merger of competing bills before a Senate vote. The only other people allowed in the room are key aides and Obama's representatives on healthcare reform. More than a year...
  • Schiff: I Didn’t Compare Senate Race to Fighting Nazis

     Free-market Peter Schiff, who runs Euro Pacific Capital. He is now a potential Republican challenger to Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010.“I'm interrupting my career. It's not like I want my new career in politics. But I'm willing to interrupt it the same way that somebody interrupted their career and joined World War II and went off to fight the Nazis. I don't think that I'm that heroic, and I don't think I'm risking as much as a soldier. But it's the same principle,” Schiff said 
  • Latest Poll: Simmons leading Dodd 45 - 39 percent.

    10/06/2009 10:44:45 PM PDT · by no dems · 26 replies · 1,481+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 6, 2009
    The latest Quinnipiac Poll is out and it’s more bad news for Sen. Chris Dodd. Despite a public relations blitz that had him returning to Connecticut for what seems like the first time in years, and a statewide email and choreographed “shout out” from President Obama in the Rose Garden, (Rob Simmons) is still leading Dodd 45%-39%.
  • Democrats Wield The Patriot Ax

    10/05/2009 5:03:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 2,152+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 5, 2009 | INVESTORS BUISNESS DAILY Staff
    Homeland Security: Provisions of the law that spared New York another 9/11 are set to expire Dec. 31. So why do Democrats want to gut this law and remove the immunity telecom companies have for helping protect America? To borrow a British expression from World War II, it was a very near thing. The capture, arrest and indictment of 24-year-old Afghan immigrant Najubullah Zazi before he could set off bombs made from store-bought chemicals prevented a tragedy of potentially devastating proportions. It wouldn't have happened if the critics of Patriot Act had their way. The capture of Zazi was made...
  • Michael Moore: Dump Dodd

    09/30/2009 2:49:41 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 12 replies · 1,030+ views
    Politico ^ | September 29, 2009 | Ben Smith
    From Ken Vogel's report on the filmmaker's wide-ranging press conference today: Moore also called out Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), who supports the public option, but whose role in financial regulation as chairman of the Senate banking committee comes in for criticism in “Capitalism.” Speaking to Public Citizen, Moore said, “we’re going to lose this seat unless we run another Democrat” and said he’d “already received a phone call from a well known Democrat to tell me to back off Sen. Dodd.”
  • Michael Moore Forces MSNBC to Address Dodd's Sweetheart Countrywide Deal

    09/30/2009 10:17:50 AM PDT · by OrangeLineDweller · 14 replies · 1,365+ views ^ | 9/30/09 | Jeff Poor
    Has it really come to this? Is MSNBC so in the tank for the Democratic Party that it takes far-left documentary filmmaker Michael Moore to bring up malfeasance by a leading Democrat? Moore appeared on MSNBC's Sept. 29 "Hardball" to promote his new film "Capitalism: A Love Story." With exception of "The Ed Show" fill-in host Lawrence O'Donnell noting the Senate Ethics Committee had cleared Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., of wrongdoing and only reprimanded him verbally, over the last couple of months, MSNBC's prime time shows have ignored a deal Dodd got on a mortgage with Countrywide. That is, until...
  • Chris Dodd Facing Uphill Battle

    09/24/2009 1:00:31 PM PDT · by thetusknet · 25 replies · 1,134+ views ^ | September 24, 2009 | Russ Hargraves
    Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid's imminent demise notwithstanding, perhaps the most scrumptious victory Republicans have a more than good chance of having will be the defeat of Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut, a man whose fifteen minutes are finally up.
  • I Endorse Peter Schiff For Senate

    09/23/2009 12:45:29 PM PDT · by BGHater · 6 replies · 574+ views
    Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 23 Sep 2009 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    I wholeheartedly endorse Peter Schiff for Senate. To understand why, in spite of previous differences between us, please consider the following compelling case, starting with a look at government bailouts, the moral hazards of too big to fail, the current rise in the stock markets, and the "great government advance" of corporate welfare and bailouts at taxpayer expense. Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, Professor at Berkeley, discusses government intrusion in Why the Dow is Hitting 10,000 While Everyone Else is Cutting Back. So how can the Dow be flirting with 10,000 when consumers, who make up 70 percent of...