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  • Timeline: Christopher J. Dodd

    May 27, 1944: Born in Willimantic, the fifth of six children, to Sen. Thomas J. and Grace Murphy Dodd. 1966-68: Serves in Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. 1968: Graduates Providence College. 1969-1975: Serves in the Army Reserve. 1970: Marries...
  • 1st Democrat Facing Dodd Senate Race

    While many in the state and national Democratic Party have lined up behind U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, he is nevertheless about to get his first official Democratic challenger. Merrick Alpert, a Hartford-born former Air Force officer and entrepreneur,...
  • Is 'Moderate Republican' Oxymoronic?

    In a startlingly honest e-mail to supporters this week, Rob Simmons described U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter's jump to the Democrats as "devastating news" that "deeply injures our ability to be an effective minority." It's that and more. Benedict Specter's...
  • Credit card abuse crackdown: Next move

     
    by James Oliphant The Obama administration is moving to rewrite the rules of the game for credit card lenders, vowing to crack down on high interest rates and predatory practices it says contributed to the economic crisis. The drive, which......
  • Dodd, In Connecticut, Criticizes Treasury Officials

    Dodd, In Connecticut, Criticizes Treasury Officials
    After enduring days of withering criticism for his role in the AIG bonus debacle, U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd returned home to Connecticut on Friday in a feisty mood. Dodd expressed frustration that Treasury Department officials "didn't have the...
  • Dodd Needs To Say He Won't Run In 2010

    If Sen. Chris Dodd truly cares about President Obama's reform agenda, Connecticut and his party, he will gracefully step back and not run for re-election next year. That might be the only way to save this seat for a Democrat and snatch the red meat out...
  • Dodd hit by his own legislative torpedo

     
    by Frank James When Sen. Chris Dodd a few weeks back added his amendment to cap Wall Street pay to the economic stimulus legislation known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, it looked in part like a move meant......
  • Simmons Readies For More Battles: Congressman Upbeat After Election Defeat

    He sits on a wicker chair in a small, messy studio apartment. The Venetian blinds rattle and the smell of Mexican spices from the restaurant across the street flavors the air. This is Rob Simmons' home for one more day. Simmons still looks like a...
  • Simmons Interview: Taking Care Of Baco Bits

    U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, R-2nd District, spoke to The Courant's editorial board on Jan. 26. The following are edited excerpts from the talk. On congressional earmarks Should Congress get rid of earmarks (the process by which Congress members' favorite...