Fox News says "It's Time to Say NO to Biased Media and Say YES to Fair Play and Free Speech."
In case you don't have your Newspeak to English translator handy, that means they decided to launch a new website called The Fox Nation, with the goal of providing its citizens with a steady diet of conservative-based nourishment.
Lots of links out to other sites, but with Fox-approved headlines re-framing their messages to suit Fox-standards. (Essentially, a conservative Huffington Post.) Such as…
Hmmm… I'm guessing that the Fox Nation is already allied with Sean Hannity's America and is at least entering into diplomatically talks with Scarborough Country.
Tags: Al Gore, Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Chris Dodd, Environment, Fox, Hillary Clinton, Pope Benedict XVI, Rush Limbaugh
America isn't booing AIG — they're just calling for Bruce.
With so many candidates to choose from, who are you scapegoating for the global financial meltdown?
Tags: AIG, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Economy, House of Representatives, Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, Video
My fellow Americans, please kindly fetch your pitchforks and burning torches.
We're heading over to Tim Geithner's place…
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNN Thursday his department asked Sen. Chris Dodd to include a loophole in the stimulus bill that allowed bailed-out insurance giant American International Group to keep its bonuses.
In an interview with CNN's Ali Velshi, Geithner said the Treasury Department was particularly concerned the government would face lawsuits if bonus contracts were breached… Geithner told Velshi Thursday he takes full responsibility for the situation.
What's the appropriate etiquette in such financial matters? Drawing and quartering or burning at the stake?
Oh, can we do both? I wish we could do both.
Tags: AIG, Chris Dodd, Economy, Obama Administration, Senate, Timothy Geithner
Connecticut senator Chris Dodd will be facing a re-election campaign in 2010.
Now, if you had to guess, would you say that him being the chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs would help or hinder his chances.
You guessed "hinder," right? I'm sure you guessed hinder…
A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., trailing by one percentage point (43-42) behind a potential Republican challenger… Dodd also has a low approval rating; at 49 percent approval, he's below the 50 percent threshold where incumbents are no longer considered safe.
Still, poll director Douglas Schwartz said in a release accompanying the results, there was one bright spot for the senator. "The good news for Dodd is that this is the first poll in a long time where Dodd's job approval hasn't dropped. It appears that Dodd's slide may have ended," Schwartz said.
How quickly political fortunes change. It was just a little more than a year ago when Chris Dodd made it almost a full day a viable(ish) presidential candidate.
Tags: Chris Dodd, Connecticut, Economy, Senate
Alright, who's the wise guy who went into the home of Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and unplugged the TV and radio, disconnected the internet, and burned every newspaper in sight?
At least I'm assuming that's what happened, because surely there's no way that Dodd heard colleague Joe Lieberman (I-CT) rip Barack Obama, leaving open the question that he might be a Marxist Muslim, while simultaneously burying his face halfway up Sarah Palin's $150,000 miniskirt.
All I'm saying is no one who witnessed all that could possibly be shepherding Lieberman past angry Senate Democrats without incurring so much as a censure or loss of committee chairmanship, right?
No, seriously Roll Call… I said right??
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) acknowledged today that he is working behind the scenes to broker a deal that would keep his home-state colleague, Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), in the Democratic caucus, and possibly avoid taking away Lieberman’s chairmanship of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs panel.
“I’m working with the leaders, and others, and Joe to see if we can’t come to some agreement or understanding that would allow Joe to come back to our caucus to be an active member,” said Dodd.
What could explain this? Perhaps it's that when Dodd looks hard at his colleague from Connecticut, he sees a lot of himself staring back. And it is true that both men…
* Face widespread disapproval in their home state.
* Lost said primaries miserably.
* Declared a "three-way split decision for third" despite actually finishing fifth. Oh wait, that was only Lieberman.
* Finished behind "Undecided" in Iowa. Oh wait, that was only Dodd.
Well whatever the reason may be, it's clear that Dodd wants his state-mate at his side when the Democrats re-caucus in January. And it's because Dodd is loyal and sees Lieberman as an ally on economic and social issues.
And also because he doesn't want to inherit the unfortunate distinction of Democrat with the largest jowls.
Tags: Barack Obama, Chris Dodd, Connecticut, Joe Lieberman, Senate