Senator Chris Dodd has announced that he has been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer.He plans to undergo surgery in the coming months, while Congress is in recess.From a story in the Washington Post: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.) announced Friday that he has had early-stage prostate cancer diagnosed. He said he has no plans to resign and will seek reelection next year. Dodd, who was first elected to the Senate in 1980, told the Hartford Courant he "feels fine" and will...Read Full Story
It might as well have been written with disappearing ink.A provision in the bailout legislation that would have prevented AIG executives from receiving lavish bonuses simply disappeared before the bill was voted through congress. And it turns out Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) was the man left holding the smoldering eraser. DON'T MISS Senator Charles Grassley to AIG Execs: Quit or Kill Yourselves AP: Dodd: Administration sought bonus limit revision AP: NY's Cuomo wins praise for pursuing AIG on...Read Full Story
Senator Chriss Dodd of Connecticut is vowing to tax the $165 million in AIG bonuses back if the insurance giant doesn't give them back, saying he can have legislation ready to do so by "tomorrow."And this point, AIG execs are probably glad he's at least not calling for their public suicide.FOX News has more on Dodd's populist proposal: As public and political outrage grows over $165 million AIG paid as bonuses to executives while taking billions in taxpayer dollars, an idea is germinating in...Read Full Story
Chris Dodd is a Senator from the state of Connecticut. He is one of the leading democrats in the Senate, and declared himself eligible for President of the US in 2008 and shortly thereafter dropped out. He is now a viable VP choice.