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  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    SAYEGH: Three years of Dodd-Frank's broken promises

    It's been three years since the Senate passed the massive Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation named after its two lead sponsors, Sen. Christopher J. Dodd and Rep. Barney Frank.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (right), Connecticut Democrat, and the committee's ranking Republican, Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, announce a bipartisan deal to eliminate a $50 billion fund for financial firms deemed "too big to fail."

    Senate nixes liquidation fund for firms

    The Senate on Wednesday jettisoned Democrats' contentious $50 billion liquidation fund for failing financial service companies and instead overwhelmingly embraced an alternative that would try to shield taxpayers even as the government tries to impose "orderly liquidation" on big failed firms.

  • Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, disputes the privacy concerns raised by critics of his proposed financial regulation overhaul legislation. (Associated Press)

    Bank bill could help feds snoop, GOP warns

    Fights over derivatives and bailouts are getting more attention, but Senate Republicans are planning a battle over two federal agencies created by Senate Democrats' financial-regulation bill, warning that the proposed agencies give the government new ways to tap into consumers' personal information.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, presides over a hearing on the Fairness and Accountability in Receiving Overdraft Coverage Act, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    BLANKLEY: Placing our faith in economic oracles

    One of the sadder categories in the history of human misfortunes is the list of those things that are obvious, but wrong. By definition, if something is obvious, most people agree with it, and thus, it is likely to win the day - but lose the verdict of history. The Earth is flat - obviously. The sun rotates around the Earth - obviously. What we need is a financial systemic-risk regulator who can spot an impending systemic financial risk - and stop it. Obviously?

  • Associated Press
TAKE FIVE: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is comforted by daughter Christina after the Connecticut Democrat announced Wednesday in East Haddam, Conn., that he would not seek re-election.

    Departures called 'profound loss' for Senate 'expertise'

    As Sens. Byron L. Dorgan and Christopher J. Dodd announced their retirements this week, their colleagues lamented the years of experience they'll take with them.

  • Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. (left), acting Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee chairman, huddles with committee member Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, before the start of the continuation of a mark-up of the Affordable Health Choices Act, on Capitol Hill on Monday.

    Harkin gets key Senate health post

    An Iowa Democrat is slated to take over the powerful chairmanship of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, succeeding the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who died of brain cancer last month.

  • Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is by President Obama's side in the Rose Garden on July 15 as the president makes remarks about health care reform. Also present are other Congress members and American Nurses Association members. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)

    Dodd's 'grand strategy' to test Obama's coattails

    The Connecticut Senate race is shaping up as a key test of whether presidential attention can carry Democrats to the election finish line, as embattled Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has taken every opportunity to grasp Barack Obama's coattails.

President Obama, with Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, wants lawmakers in Washington to quit pointing fingers and work to prevent the corporate culture he says led to the Wall Street collapse. "My job is to fix these messes even if I don't make 'em."

    Treasury cleared way for AIG bonuses

    The Obama administration and one of its key allies in Congress belatedly acknowledged Wednesday that they were responsible more than a month ago for clearing the way for large bonuses to be paid inside taxpayer-supported companies like AIG, undercutting the White House's attempts to distance itself from a growing political embarrassment.

  • Union takes aim at Giuliani's run

    The political arm of a powerful national firefighters union is jumping back into the presidential campaign by paying for one outspoken former firefighter to protest at former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's campaign events in Florida.

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