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Chris Dodd

Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lawyer and politician from Willimantic, Connecticut. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Dodd served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1975 until 1981, when he became a U.S. Senator. He has been a Connecticut senator since 1989 and is now the senior Senator. (More at Wikipedia)

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Open Thread

For general discussion and debate. Most obvious talking point: What the heck happened yesterday in New Hampshire? How do you feel about the outcome? Are you angered by how wrong the pre-primary polls were? How do you feel about McCain's comebac (Read more...)

From: NewsBusters | Posted: 2008-01-09 14:57

Granite fault lines Update: Tears of a Clinton

Let a thousand theories bloom. Plus: Bill emotes. (Read more...)

From: Hot Air | Posted: 2008-01-09 14:22

First thoughts: Game on

From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico MontanaroMANCHESTER, NH -- Yesterday, we noted that second place in New Hampshire could spell trouble (and perhaps be the beginning of the end) for Clinton. So what did (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 14:12

NH Results (D)

With 96% of precincts reporting, Clinton beat Obama, 39%-36% -- followed by Edwards at 17%, Richardson at 5%, and Kucinich at 1%. The (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 14:06

NH results (R)

With 96% of precincts reporting, McCain got 37% of the vote, Romney 32%, Huckabee 11%, Giuliani 9%, and Paul 8%. (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 14:01

More oh-eight (D): What about Bill?

CLINTON: Clinton backers Chuck Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, Maria Cantwell, Bob Menendez, and Sheila Jackson Lee hold a conference reporters with reporters to discuss, as the campaign puts it, Clinton’s “momentum (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 13:59

Edwards will stay and fight, and you should be glad

I'll keep this short, because you all have more important threads to get back to. No one was more disappointed than I that Iowa did not give John Edwards more of a boost last Thursday. While he is a long-shot for the nomination, I welcome his de (Read more...)

From: Mydd | Posted: 2008-01-09 07:17

Obama Crowd Stunned

NASHUA, N.H.—Barack Obama and his supporters were brought down to earth in stunning fashion here tonight after their post-Iowa days in the stratosphere. "Tonight belongs to you," Mr. Obama told the crowd in his co (Read more...)

From: The Politicker | Posted: 2008-01-09 06:09

NH Primary: Pre-Election Polls Wildly Different Than Results Announced for Clinton/Obama

if (window.document.getElementById('post-5530')) window.document.getElementById('post-5530').parentNode.className += ' adhesive_post';[UPDATED several times at end of article, and still developing with new updates...] I'm not sure why Obama would... (Read more...)

From: The BRAD BLOG | Posted: 2008-01-09 04:49

Clinton wins

NBC News reports, in the Democratic primary, Hillary Clinton is the winner -- very narrowly, but she's the winner. Obama is second. Edwards is third. (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 03:32

The Clinton-Obama gender divide

From NBC’s Domenico MontanaroThere is a real gender divide in this race. Obama leads among men, 42%-30%, and by a similar margin, Clinton leads among women, 47%-34%. This is a (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 03:00

Clinton camp cautiously optimistic

From NBC/NJ's Athena JonesIt's fair to characterize the Clinton campaign right now as "cautiously optimistic." They think there were two turning points in the last 72 hours -- the ABC debate and that voters realized s (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 02:33

NH PRIMARY DISINFO ALERT: 'Problems' with Paper Ballots in State Inaccurately Reported by National Mainstream Media!

if (window.document.getElementById('post-5529')) window.document.getElementById('post-5529').parentNode.className += ' adhesive_post';-- Brad Friedman, The BRAD BLOG Our Spidey-sense started tingling before going to bed last night and hearing... (Read more...)

From: The BRAD BLOG | Posted: 2008-01-09 01:42

Remember Obama v. McCain

From NBC's Chris DonovanIf the headlines out of New Hampshire are "Obama, McCain,"  it is interesting to remember the letter McCain sent to Oba (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-09 00:08

Clinton supporter invokes JFK assassination

From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones and NBC's Ben WeltmanDOVER, NH -- In yet another reference to Democratic Party icon John F. Kennedy -- we've heard several in recent days (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 23:27

Fred's in SC, NOT NH

From NBC/NJ's Carrie DannCAMDEN, S.C. -- Tonight, some of his GOP rivals will be pumping arms in glorious victory. Others will be pounding fists in angry defeat. Fred Th (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 22:10

More on possible Clinton shakeup

From NBC's Andrea MitchellTerry McAuliffe has reached out to several former Clinton aides...partly to reassure worried donors. So far, we know that neither Carville nor Begala (to whom McAuliffe spoke) will come (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 22:06


Fox News is calling New Hampshire for John McCain. Bill Kristol, very unconvincingly, is attributing both McCain's initial tailspin and his stirring comeback to "the war." (I don't think McCain's support for the war hurt him more than a... (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-01-08 20:12

Fox News: Most Trusted Name in News

Hmm, I bet this surprises CNN just a tad. (HT Inside Cable News via Hot Air). A Sacred Heart University Poll found significantly declining percentages of Americans saying they believe all or most of media news reporting. In the current... (Read more...)

From: tammybruce | Posted: 2008-01-08 19:47

Clinton staff shakeups? Part II...

From NBC's Andrea MitchellStaff and responsibility changes are in the works in the Clinton campaign. Several sources indicate that people will come in and layer several of the prominent staffers (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:43

Response to Booman on Obama and "sour grapes"

C’mon, Cassandras! Do you want to live forever? Let’s suck it up and get moving. This starte (Read more...)

From: CorrenteWire | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:18

Obama: I didn't claim to be JFK, MLK

From NBC’s Andy MertenIf you need any indication the Obama campaign feels confident enough going into tonight’s primary, look only at how he responded to (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:15

High turnout as towns seek extra ballots

From NBC/NJ's Mike MemoliThe New Hampshire Secretary of State's office is in the process of locating extra ballots to ship to towns that have expressed concern that supplies are runn (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:10

Huckabee greets supporters

From NBC/NJ's Adam Aigner-TreworgyHuckabee stopped by to greet supporters and voters in Dover, many of whom had been following the governor from stop to stop since this morning in Manchester. He (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:09

Romney shifts the goal posts

From NBC's Ron AllenMitt Romney hit several polling places early this morning with some early spin before the polls close. After tonight, he expected to have more Republican votes through the primary season than any other candidate. H (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 18:05

Bill: Iowa, NH too close

From NBC/NJ’s Mike MemoliSEABROOK, NH -- Bill Clinton said this morning that New Hampshire did itself a disservice by setting its primary date so close to the Iowa (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 17:49

Rezko trial won't be delayed

From NBC's Domenico MontanaroA federal judge denied a request to delay they the fraud trial of businessman Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a one-time key Obama fundraiser and friend while the now-presidential candidate was (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 17:32

Rudy: 'We're going to win'

From NBC/NJ's Matthew E. BergerMANCHESTER, NH -- Giuliani rallied staff and volunteers at his headquarters today, and said the primary calendar would work to his advantage. (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-01-08 16:02

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