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Christopher Dodd

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  • Patt Morrison Asks: Hollywood's pol, Chris Dodd

    Hollywood loves comeback stories. Will SOPA/PIPA be one of them? The anti-piracy bills that were working their way through Congress with Hollywood's blessing got tanked by a massive online campaign — petitions, website blackouts, even T-shirts. From...
  • Willimantic

    Willimantic
    HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: Native Americans used the Algonquin term Wilimentuck, meaning "land of swift-moving waters," to describe the area around the river where they caught fish in the spring. ORIGINS: The town of Windham, which includes the Willimantic...
  • Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler

    Book review: 'When the World Calls' by Stanley Meisler
    The surprising thing about the Peace Corps is that the institution still exists. After being formed by President John F. Kennedy on the fly in March 1961, it has endured Congressional challenges, internal political crises, skeptical Third World receptions...
  • UConn Health Center Loses Out On $100 Million Federal Grant

    The University of Connecticut Health Center was not chosen to receive a $100 million federal grant contained within last year's health care reform bill. Instead, the money will go to Ohio State University, the Health Resources and Services Administration...
  • FBI Probes JPMorgan's $2 Billion Trading Loss

    FBI Probes JPMorgan's $2 Billion Trading Loss
    NEW YORK -- The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Wednesday that the agency has opened an investigation into JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank. "All I can say is that we have opened a preliminary investigation," Robert...
  • JPMorgan's Dimon To Go To Washington

    JPMorgan's Dimon To Go To Washington
    WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jamie Dimon will be playing a new role in Washington this Wednesday, called to explain JPMorgan's recent trading debacle after years of being known as the Wall Street banker who got it right during the financial crisis....
  • The problem with conservatives isn't the ideology -- it's the lying

    The problem with conservatives isn't the ideology -- it's the lying
    Connecticut was the only state in the union to move uniformly to the left after the 2010 elections. While other states rushed to elect Tea Party-backed Republicans, we sent liberal Democrats to the House. Richard Blumenthal beat billionaire Linda McMahon,...
  • Occupy movement should focus on D.C.

    Oh, Amiee Klem. Since you feel Washington is ignoring this noble Occupy movement (“Laughing all the way to the bank,” Nov. 11), the 99%, please suggest they pull away from the evil 1% bankers and start over. Begin their rally in front of...
  • Congressman Barney Frank Weds In Same-Sex Marriage

    Congressman Barney Frank Weds In Same-Sex Marriage
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic Representative Barney Frank wed his longtime partner, James Ready, on Saturday, becoming the first sitting congressman to enter into a same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony and added...
  • Internet Blackout Against U.S. Law Fails To Enlist Big Sites

    Internet Blackout Against U.S. Law Fails To Enlist Big Sites
    A blackout scheduled for Wednesday to protest against proposed legislation on online piracy has failed to get the support of the biggest Internet players. Despite calls for the participation of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and other big names, the...
  • The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA

    The Online-Piracy Mess: How Chris Dodd and Hollywood blew it with SOPA
    A cool $1.5 million a year. That's what the Motion Picture Association of America is reportedly paying Connecticut's formerU.S. Sen. Chris Doddto slide an anti-Internet-piracy bill through Congress. His insider knowledge, his old-fashioned liberal...
  • Self-inflicted wounds: Maturo "taco" quote part of long Connecticut political tradition of bone-headed comments

    Self-inflicted wounds: Maturo "taco" quote part of long Connecticut political tradition of bone-headed comments
    East Haven Mayor Joseph “Taco” Maturo may well have shot off his own political cojones with his answer to a question about what he planned to do for Latinos in the wake of his town’s police brutality/racial profiling scandal. But his...