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Christopher Dodd

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  • Dodd's 'Cottage': A Cozy Purchase

    Ireland does not easily give up its secrets. That may have been one attraction it held for Sen. Christopher Dodd in 1994 when he became an owner of a refuge on nearly 10 acres on the Irish west coast. The murky tale includes a felonious inside trader, a...
  • Republican Chris Shays Confronts A Tough Election Cycle

    Republican Chris Shays Confronts A Tough Election Cycle
    After years of going his own way, U.S. Rep. Chris Shays wasn't about to be cowed by a global positioning system. He told his campaign driver to follow him, not her dashboard GPS. "You're taking a left," Shays commanded from the back seat, directing the...
  • 'Liberty'

    Most Americans would probably agree with the 19th century abolitionist Wendell Phillips that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." But our vigilance has been erratic, and we have paid the price for our inattention. This nation's history is littered...
  • Senate OKs help for borrowers

    The U.S. Senate on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill aimed at making affordable, federally insured loans available to hundreds of thousands of borrowers who are in danger of losing their homes to foreclosure. By a vote of 93 to 1, lawmakers passed...
  • Fed looks to rein in lenders

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday proposed new mortgage lending rules to protect consumers against fraud and deception, but consumer advocates said lenders would still have the ability to make the kinds of bad loans that triggered the sub-prime lending...
  • 'Domestic tranquillity'

    This has rarely been a tranquil nation. Born in revolution, tested by civil war, energized by protest, the United States has survived turmoil even as it has pursued its constitutional mandate to ensure tranquillity. Today, that elusive sense of domestic...
  • American Values, L.A. readers

    As the Los Angeles Times editorial board wraps up its series on American Values in the 2008 presidential campaign, we've asked readers for their own endorsements and ideas on the campaign. The readers' response, ranging from calls for experience and...
  • Primary colors

    THIS JUST IN: With Iowa caucus results still ringing in the chilly air and a nation's wary eyes turning to the New Hampshire primaries, here's a political traveler's sketch of the landscape there -- with a late-breaking update. Though this story first ran...
  • Bill Clinton defends wife's experience

    He was wonky, folksy and occasionally self-deprecating. And though Bill Clinton never alluded to his wife's defeat in Thursday's Iowa caucuses, he said he was baffled by the way her years of public service had been perceived as a liability. Still, the...
  • The man behind Obama's message

    Sen. Barack Obama strode into a hotel ballroom filled with expectation one recent Tuesday and declared that his quest for the Oval Office, which "began as a whisper in Springfield, has swelled to a chorus of millions calling for change." That's the...
  • One rival standing, Obama takes aim

    With the field of candidates whittled down to just two, Sen. Barack Obama painted the choice Democrats now face in stark terms Wednesday, arguing that he is the most electable in November, because Republicans are armed and ready for Sen. Hillary Rodham...
  • Foreclosure rate hits record high

    Foreclosure rate hits record high
    Home foreclosures hit new highs and the amount of equity in homes reached new lows as the housing crisis escalated across the country in 2007, new figures showed Thursday. Nationwide, nearly 6% of all mortgages were delinquent at the end of the fourth...