Today’s Headlines — March 30, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/aig-chiefs-pressed-to-donate-to-dodd/ EXCLUSIVE: AIG chiefs pressed to donate to Dodd — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/gm-ceo-wagoner-steps-down/ GM’s Wagoner out at Obama’s request — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/obama-to-sign-lands-bill-before-5-days-of-comment/ Obama to sign lands bill before 5 days of comment — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/financial-pinch-stifles-college-ambitions/ Money pinch stifles college ambitions — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/rules-for-conservative-radicals/ BREITBART: Online activists on the right, unite! — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/bailout-fund-nearly-spent/ Bailout fund nearly spent — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/obama-says-hell-fight-for-tax-cut-33605865/ Obama says he’ll fight for tax cut — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/30/indias-second-car/ India to debut | Read More »

    Kos Poll Shows Dodd/Simmons Still Tight

    Research 2000′s poll for Daily Kos shows Dodd up 45-40 on Simmons, with a 4% MOE. While a bit better for Dodd than the last Q poll, it is difficult to compare two different polls with different samples, different questions and different methodologies. In any event, these are still pretty poor numbers for a three decade incumbent. Dodd’s favorable/unfavorable is +7 (13 no opinion), while | Read More »

    Off The Wire: Kudlow, Foley, Dodd and Jackie

    As noted late last night, Larry Kudlow has announced he has no intention of campaigning for Dodd’s seat in 2010. While some are disappointed, I think he would have had a harder time beating Dodd than Simmons would. Now, we’ll never know. Coverage at Newsbusters, the Courant’s Capitol Watch, the New York Times, and Huffington Post (with video). With Kudlow out, Connecticut Local Politics points | Read More »

    Kudlow Won’t Challenge Dodd

    Newsbusters (www.newsbusters.org) has a report on Larry Kudlow’s announcement that he will not challenge for Chris Dodd’s Connecticut seat in 2010. No direct link due to iPhone 1.0′s inability to copy/paste. Sorry. Additional info tomorrow.

    Dodd’s Wife Recevied Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars For Serving As Director For AIG-Controlled Company

    Do you remember the “analogies” section of the SAT? A is to B as X is to Y? Well, after the lady Huskies dismantled Vermont 104-65 in Sunday’s first round match-up, I think the following analogy is apropos. Kevin Rennie : Chris Dodd :: UConn women’s basketball team : University of Vermont Rennie has been ripping the scabs off of Dodd’s festering wounds for some | Read More »

    As Transparent as a Cinder Block

    President Obama spent his two years on the campaign trail (and the last two months, still on the campaign trail) talking about many ideas to bring “Change” around. One of his biggest pet ideas is to bring about transparency throughout the government. You can read about just one instance as such here. Throughout all of this talk of transparency, one place where I am extremely puzzled | Read More »

    Dodd Crushed By Local Media Over Weekend

    I think it would be fair to say that Chris Dodd has never had a three or four day period with this much negative press from his local mainstream media. You might have to go back to John Rowland to find anyone in Connecticut who has. These jumped out at me, but I am fairly confident that this is not an exhaustive list. From the | Read More »

    Un-Grand Government Inquisitors would double AIG money back

    Soon after we learned of the AIG bonuses last weekend, we were told that taxpayer money must not be used to fund them. Late Tuesday that prospect was remedied: In an effort to quell a mounting furor, the Treasury Department said late Tuesday that it would require AIG to repay the government more than $165 million in bonuses doled out last week to the executives | Read More »

    RNC Vid On AIG Flap, Cameos By Gibbs, Dodd, Obama

    Check out this planned Web video from the RNC on the whole AIG fiasco, via MSNBC. I can’t believe Gibbs gets paid to speak in public. Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.

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    Rough Day For Dodd

    Chris Dodd has had a few days he’d rather forget over the last few months, but I don’t know that any have been as bad as today. It cannot be comfortable when virtually everyone, on both sides, is pointing the finger at you for something as unpopular as the Dodd Amendment has quickly become. When it comes to Dodd, I am much more bothered by | Read More »

    Chris Dodd Needs A Credibility Bailout

    Lie: noun; 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture. 3. an inaccurate or false statement. As I posted earlier, yesterday Chris Dodd claimed that he had nothing to do with the exemption in his executive compensation amendment to the stimulus bill for bonuses distributed pursuant to | Read More »

    Thrown under the bus (Open Thread)

    Dodd2010: AIG? Obama made me do it! This my friends, is getting to be fun to watch… the AP-O! Gets the headline right at least here.

    Today’s Headlines — March 18, 2009

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/obama-says-he-confident-geithner/ Obama remains confident in Geithner —- http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/aig-chief-calls-bonuses-distasteful-necessary/ AIG chief calls bonuses ‘distasteful,’ necessary — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/exclusive-commerce-pick-tied-china-cash/ EXCLUSIVE: Commerce pick tied to China cash — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/democrats-tap-tax-code-to-curb-aig/ Democrats to tap tax code to curb AIG — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/gm-chief-says-gas-tax-hike-worth-considering/ Gas tax hike looks good to GM chief — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/obama-medical-plan-for-vets-spurs-outcry/ Obama medical plan for vets spurs outcry — http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/18/tough-economy-sets-teeth-grinding/ Tough economy sets teeth grinding Dentists report spike in cases — | Read More »

    Dodd’s Most Recent Kick To The Groin: AIG

    Just when you find yourself wondering if things could get any worse for Chris Dodd, insurance giant AIG, which he recently helped bail out, gives away $160 million of taxpayer money in bonuses to their executives. He must be sitting on his couch right now, rubbing his temples, and just wondering when it is going to let up. In the New York Times we find | Read More »