2008 Election Feed

Decision Sets Stage for Pitched Battle

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Wed, 01/06/2010 - 12:00am
Against determined Republican opposition, Democrats hope to keep a Senate seat they have held for 46 years.

Senator Dodd Will Not Seek Re-election, Democrats Say

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Wed, 01/06/2010 - 12:00am
Christopher J. Dodd, the embattled Connecticut Democrat who has been a key figure in the big debates now before Congress, has reportedly decided not to seek a sixth term.

Newcomer Stirs Up Connecticut Senate Race

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Thu, 12/31/2009 - 12:00am
Republican leaders had a strong challenger to Senator Christopher J. Dodd, the longtime incumbent, but Linda McMahon’s cash has thrust her into contention, too.

Senators Settle a Wall St. Impasse

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Thu, 12/24/2009 - 12:00am
Two senators negotiating new Wall Street regulation said they expect to resolve their differences next month.

Connecticut Faces Winter of Discontent

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Mon, 12/14/2009 - 12:00am
Next year will be the most unsettled in four decades in Connecticut politics, and perhaps offers a glimpse of how uneasy voters are elsewhere.

POLITICAL MEMO; Obama's Talk With Clinton Creates Buzz

NY Times - Bill Richardson Feed - Sun, 12/13/2009 - 3:03pm
Advisers to Pres-elect Barack Obama and Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton confirm that onetime rivals for Democratic nomination have met and discussed secretary of state job; say their conversation included other cabinet possibilities and that no job was offered; Democrats say Obama has also met with another candidate for post, Gov Bill Richardson of New Mexico; photo

Romney in Crucial Victory Over McCain in Michigan

NY Times - Fred Thompson Feed - Sat, 12/12/2009 - 8:04pm
Pledging to renew the automobile industry, Mitt Romney defeated his principal rival, Senator John McCain.

A Study in Contrasts in Financial Overhaul

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Wed, 12/02/2009 - 12:00am
The overhaul of the financial regulatory system is moving forward in the House, but struggling in the Senate.

A Gift to Credit Card Companies

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Fri, 11/20/2009 - 12:00am
A Senate bill to move up the effective date of the law protecting consumers from predatory actions by the credit card industry should have become law already.

Another Round of Regulatory Reform

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Wed, 11/18/2009 - 12:00am
If senators really want strong financial reform, they must not give into lobbies trying to weaken the plan as it makes its way through the legislative process.

Make Walls, Not War

NY Times - Sam Brownback Feed - Tue, 11/17/2009 - 12:01am
Iraq cannot be reconstructed as a unitary state, and the sooner we face up to this reality, the better.

Where Credit Isn’t Due

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Fri, 11/13/2009 - 12:00am
The unintended consequences of proposals like credit card rate freezes and tax credits for home buyers may wind up creating even worse problems.

Senate Plan Would Expand Regulation of Risky Lending

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:00am
Senator Christopher J. Dodd’s plan, a dramatic overhaul of financial regulation, has met with resistance from Republicans and business interests.

A Squeeze on Customers Ahead of New Rules

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:00am
Even the best cardholders are seeing their interest rates rise and credit lines get cut as financial firms struggle to make money in their card units.

Dodd Calls for Interim Freeze on Credit Card Fees and Rates

NY Times - Chris Dodd Feed - Mon, 10/26/2009 - 11:00pm
The bill, an attempt to prevent increases before a new law takes effect in February, is opposed by the banking industry.

As State Primary Nears, Pataki Is Barely Visible

NY Times - George Pataki Feed - Sun, 04/19/2009 - 6:00pm
Once New York’s dominant Republican politician, former Gov. George E. Pataki is virtually absent from the scene.

State Weighs Scrapping Radio Deal

NY Times - George Pataki Feed - Sat, 04/11/2009 - 2:00pm
The State Office for Technology said the company hired to build a radio network for first responders had failed to meet the terms of their contract.

Well, a Pataki Center Would Play in Peekskill

NY Times - George Pataki Feed - Sun, 03/29/2009 - 3:01am
Some former aides want to honor George E. Pataki in his hometown with a George Pataki Leadership and Learning Center.

A Figure of the Past, and an Artist’s Notion of ‘the Light, the Future’

NY Times - George Pataki Feed - Sat, 03/28/2009 - 1:01pm
A portrait of former Gov. George E. Pataki, by the Hudson Valley artist Andrew Lattimore, is headed for the Hall of Governors at the State Capitol in Albany.

State Official Rigged Civil Service Jobs, a Report Finds

NY Times - George Pataki Feed - Wed, 03/25/2009 - 1:01am
The findings raised the possibility of pervasive abuses in the civil service, and Gov. David A. Paterson said he would seek a comprehensive overhaul of the system.
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