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"chris dodd" Discussed on 1947: The Meet the Press Podcast
"The. I've asked you about this too. So I had heard through one of my sources that. You, know Comma Harris's biggest hurdle was due to people with the last name, but Biden but that it wasn't Joe. The application to me was that it was a hundred percent jail, and then I see the Chris Dodd Anecdote. and. London I. I. Go ahead and put two together the Dodd. And by by particularly after Dodd got married You. Know. He was he. He he they. They hang out with other Senate couple's. House put it. There is a personal connection between Joe Biden and Chris Dodd, not just Joe Biden and Chris Dodd and hear that Kristy Anecdote about Kamla Harris and about how he was disappointed in the answer she gave. I look I i. think that's worth taking to the bank. Do you might. Think. So when they announced the four members of binds VP search committee, you have Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los, Angeles. You Have Cynthia. Hogan by long term legislative adviser. And you have Lisa Blunt Rochester congresswoman from Delaware. Woman, and then there's Chris. Dodd and Dodd is the closest thing to Biden's own proxy in these meetings with with his potential VP's, and we often say that those who know the most are saying the least about this process. But if there is any leaks, any, you know openness from this team, it's probably because Chris Dodd like Joe. Biden talks to a lot of folks in perhaps he's been talking. With donors and others a little bit too much, and that's how we get a story like political, but it was so interesting as Mariana notes on the Jill Biden Front the word grudges right. That was the note We all saw from the great photo from Andrew, Harnik that he doesn't hold grudges but Jill Biden in her own book. Last year rights JOE has an incredible capacity to forgive and he's incapable of holding a grudge, but that means I end up being the holder of the grudges..
"chris dodd" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"At all thanks yeah I'm just surprised that there's no need to even mention of it all your surprise even in a relationship the terror read for him the name of pick a vice president on the committee to name a vice president your what your surprise the me too movement has not reacted in outrage is Chris Dodd has been chosen not necessarily outrage but at least question fox the people in the me too movement are the kind of people wish they were the white dress a couple of the honest to goodness here the me too movement is not aimed at Democrats and is banking thing is illustrating the me too movement is nothing more than a Democrat objective to get rid of Republicans it has nothing to do with women it has nothing to do with believing women it has nothing with treating women fairly it's nothing more than to destroy Republicans technique now they've gotten cold on it now they've got the exact kind of allegation that Kavanagh was hit with except this one is even more unbelievable there wasn't any believe ability to Christine ballsy forgot her allegation and this one has some believability to it when you add this to the fact that Biden was in bed with the child time sending his son up he was here in bed with Ukraine he is a noted what's the word copy cat he's a plagiarism this guy's got more baggage if they're trying to cover up but they're not going to use things they used to destroy Republicans to go after plugs.
Lessons Learned From The Iowa Caucuses, And Danger Signs Ahead
"I'm encouraging everyone to get out and give a separate the clapper Joe Biden I don't know the results and I with the I know we got rolled over last night he lost the lot he lost third fourth or fifth place we'll figure it out in the course of the day I'm joined by Byron York of the Washington examiner to talk about three things is state of the union tonight the impeachment acquittal tomorrow and the Iowa fiasco last like good morning Byron good morning June which order and were you up all night no I wasn't actually I actually I will I will tell you on our caucus story which is as you know there are a few journalists here in the morning and and all all of them were covering the democratic caucuses so I thought to myself I get here on Thursday in time to go to the president's rally it was clear the president I had a pretty large operation in Iowa and it was not because he was terrified of Joe Walsh or bill weld it was because he was trying to win the general election to get it in the bag while Democrats were still struggling to find their candidate now we didn't know how much how struggling they work so what I did was I went to a Republican caucus last night in Ames Iowa but forty minutes north of the mind and if they did this radical they voted once they counted the votes and I reported the results all my gosh you're kidding me and so it what was interesting you know AT and another thing I did years I I also went to a campaign event from Joe walls the former Republican congressman who is challenging the president does want to see how how this worked out and I don't know if you've seen the results but statewide from one ninety seven point one nine percent of the vote and walls one one point zero eight percent and bill weld on last year's governor one one point two seven percent so so Joe bill Burr Joe beat Bill Joe Walsh rebel our world no no no no bill weld bead Walsall world world up one point two seven percent to Walsh's one point zero eight percent that's got a first test for never come Republican challenges and it did not go well that's got a thing to lose to Bill well I'm sorry Joe Joe used to be on the Salem radio network and and it and so sorry Joe our condolences Byron let's talk a little bit about the hunter gatherer aspect of the trump campaign when it comes to data because I believe that's what the rallies are about I believe that with the caucuses were about the president's gathering that you attended on Tuesday night they are looking for the data they are and and they're also looking to make an impression the for people who might not remember in nineteen eighty four in February of nineteen eighty four Ronald Reagan as president he's headed to a huge reelection he certainly has no we nomination worries and he comes to the moment and that's the point in Waterloo used to rallies on caucus day when the Democrats are trying to choose their candidate and the Democrats are outraged the service is done it is not worthy of a president but Reagan did it and he really kind of took some of the oxygen out of the room for Democrats now Jeff Kaufmann who is the chairman of the Republican Party here and I was set back in June he told president trump about this and you know Mister president and Ronald Reagan did this in the end if growth Democrats not now I think other people probably recommend this as well but sure no problem was here and got in about seven to eight thousand people it great university and would that was far greater than any other Democrat in the event that any Democrat had plus trump brought a long list of circuits his his family cabinet members members of Congress Republican governors I was that the the caucus where Donald Trump junior spoke and they stepped up their social media and as you say they got all the information everybody came to the rally and then of course you have the information for value comes to the to the caucus and by the way they registered to vote a bunch of new people last night as well now they will move on I think yeah election effort but I think that circus will move on to New Hampshire even as the zombie campaign of Biden struggles forward the president tweeted thirty seven minutes ago by right New York the democratic caucus is an unmitigated disaster nothing works just like they ran the country remember the five billion dollars obamacare website that should have cost two percent of that the only person that can claim a very big victory in Iowa last night is quote trump close quote I don't think the president's going to allow this to pass I'm remarked upon all day long any may even bring up the state of the union Byron York I would think I would think and and by the way it it does appear that that vice president Biden did not do so well and I did go to his last event in here in deadline before the caucus and I will I will say though just a few things one the the questions about whether he has the vigor required for a long hard campaign those are really open questions that really he's not a high energy campaigner at this point he brought circuit like Chris Dodd and John Kerry which really gave the impression that he is a man of the past not really electrify anybody from the stage with use the most important thing was really interesting you spoke for more than twenty minutes and did not mention any of the Democrats most important issues no healthcare no climate change no gun violence no tops Isshin it was really extraordinary all he talked about without terrible crumple as any displayed no vision for the future beyond bringing things back to how they were when Joe Biden was in office so I you know I think a lot of Democrats look at that campaign is that this is just not working and when we do finally get results from last night we'll probably gonna see that the team by noon put out at five hours ago by bill Russo any campaign saying they wanted putting out in completing numbers is contributing to the chaos and misinformation they would like very much to move on before a fourth or fifth place finish is finalized I don't think they can escape that Byron but let's turn to impeachment I believe there will be an acquittal I don't know if it will be bipartisan do you have any reporting on that I don't I do not have any insight I I do know that efforts to try to censure the president I think you're completely doomed if you remember in nineteen ninety eight there were some Democrats in the Clinton impeachment nine nine or some Democrats who wanted to censure the president and not not impeach him but house Republicans went ahead and impeach the president of course they had a trial and a lot of Democrats who waited he's just been impeached and he had a trial that's a pretty big censure right there so I do not see any Republicans in the Republican supporting the center specially wanted strongly worded as Joe mentioned was circulating yesterday now I also want to make sure I get your reaction Byron I begin the program by saying lord bless and keep Rush Limbaugh I'm a prank I don't know if you are but he the ease the fellow who built the talk radio mall I just got a I'm a tenant like everyone else is I got Nordstrom in that
Markets provide an unambiguous signal that investors expect recession
"Markets from members Dodd Chris Dodd yeah trade does remain the key focal point for markets Kevin this morning the White House said there have been calls between a trade negotiators for the US and China and then earlier president from saying we're doing very well on that front the latest round of terrorists from both sides due to be staggered beginning Sunday Bloomberg economics analyzed about seven hundred thousand data points for trade and it appears as though the U. S. is going to be the big loser in that act passed then or begs the question will there be a recession here in the U. S. fed bank of New York indicating there are more than a thirty percent odds right now that happening over the next twelve months look at the yield curve seems to confirm that notion we've got a U. S. ten year treasury at one forty six a two year now at one forty nine in spite of all this the equity market is trading higher energy shares moving to the upside today they're following the price of crude to the upside given a bigger than expected drawdown in U. S. crude inventories W. T. I. in New York trading up that fifty five ninety with a gain of about one point eight percent let's take a closer look at the equity trade Dave Wilson is here Hey Dave Hey Doug and looking at the eleven main industry groups in the S. and P. five hundred nine of them are higher utilities and technology of the exceptions in terms of individual shares there are more than four up in the S. and P. five hundred for everyone that's down the index's biggest game belongs to simmer rex energy up nine point four percent the show producers rising along with the point price of oil which reached a one week high in New York trading of data compiled by Bloomberg show similar acts as the indexes third smallest company by market value movie owned Cody is up four point six percent the cosmetics seller said expects this fiscal year to bring mid single digit percentage growth in earnings per share in higher free cash flow Cody's fourth quarter results were in line with estimates yes in the five hundred steepest drop belongs to auto desk down eight point nine percent the design software makers profit sales forecast for this quarter trailed analysts average estimates and Bloomberg survey on a test also cut projections for the full fiscal year and Johnson Johnson is drop one point seven percent movies indicated that the health care company could possibly lose its top credit rating of a double way moody's revise its J. J. outlook to negative while keeping its rating unchanged for now thanks to Bloomberg stay Wilson on the equity side we have the Dow up eight tenths of one percent S. and P. five hundred higher by about five tenths of one percent and in the nasdaq market the composite index is up four tenths of one
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Andrew Klavan Show
"He's also the host of the weekly. Hollywood in TOTO podcast. Good to see a criminal talk. These things. Let's I got into a closing reflection on this picture vice which is by Adam McKay, the same guy who made the Wall Street movie blaming Wall Street for the crash and not really mentioning Barney Frank and Chris Dodd or any of the leftist thing, it's just take a look, you know, I talk sometimes about watching hallmark movies on occasion because they inform me about the daydreams of women. They don't refer me about the reality of women's lives. They're not supposed to their the daydreams that women's that some kind of women have and you watch them, and you kind of learn something about a person that you're not vice is a hallmark movie for hate-filled angry leftist. It is I mean mckay's identified as a socialist. He has said, he's a socialist. And this movie, they hate you. When you watch this movie, and you consider that this is nominated for an Oscar all I could think was screw you screw you. Because this movie depicts ordinary Americans are all big. It's it depicts it its depiction of. Vice President Dick Cheney is absurd. Absurd. He has no human motivations whatsoever. They show him at one point as guy willing to give up a presidential run to protect his gay daughter from the spotlight, but at the same time, he's also willing to just below Iraq two pieces for profit just for oil money. That's the only reason they never at no point they ever show him carrying about what he's doing or having a system of beliefs, which is ridiculous. They have a scene where he says, Don Rumsfeld. What do you what do we believe in Rumsfeld laughs in his face? They have no beliefs. Here's a little clip from the trailer of him getting the accepting the vice presidential nomination from an absolutely idiotic, George W Bush, and basically the premise of the movie is the Cheney ran the Bush presence. We say. I want you to be. I want you Yuma..
44 former senators warn of threats to democracy as Mueller probe nears conclusion
"Forty four former senators from across the nation and both sides of the aisle. Have endorsed a joint op Ed piece in today's Washington Post, urging current lawmakers to place country, democracy and national interest above all else. The list includes Massachusetts, senators, John Kerry and Paul Kirk names. William Cohen, and Connecticut's. Joe lieberman. Chris Dodd and Lowell Weicker. It reads in part, we are on the eve of the conclusion of special counsel Muller's investigation. And the houses commencement of investigations of the president and his administration, regardless of party affiliation. As former members of this great body, we urge current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by insuring that partisanship or self interest. Not replace national
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And how much do you worry about the institution that you left behind the Senate, the congress and its ability to repair the breach here. Yeah. Well, they're aspects of it. I miss obviously, I just I should preface it by saying I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed my thirty six years representing the state of Connecticut, the congress United States. Exception. I love the puzzle of putting pieces of legislation together working with colleagues, regardless of party ideology, when I left the Senate to people spoke at my going away party, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell again. And I don't agree with Mitch on much, but we managed to have a great friendship it by -cations with John Warner Republican Senator from Virginia. I mean, it was a different place. I miss that notion wondering why it doesn't work as well along the way. And so that will always be the case, but I do worry about the institution. I think they made a dreadful mistake to eliminate the filibuster lifetime appointments and the Senate what's unique about the Senate was to the courts and the to the district court's pellets. And now the supreme court he's a life thirty forty year people. I don't have any objection to lifting filibuster on and embassador a cabinet members, and so forth that shouldn't tie up the place river, but a lifetime appointments it should and substantive legislation should to force. Some sort of inching what's unique about the place. If you eliminate that why have a bicameral system not just have the house of representatives. Simple majority rules in a sense. The founders wanted a combination the house would be where people poppet elected as should be. The Senate was going to be someplace where you can you thought twice about what you're doing to make sure that we're going to be making mistakes that would have an adverse effect on the country. And we're not this is not the first time the Senate, and the congress isn't a clear trajectory one way or the other upper down. It's more like a roller coaster ride, historically and where to low point right now. But I hear the efforts being made today by people Democrats and Republicans to get back on track again, each generations had to sort out and figure out how it functions with new technology..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"What changed was the threshold for heightened supervision? We set it at fifty billion dollars or six thousand banks in the country. David they're hundred to the too big to fail question. Just because people don't understand with almost six thousand banks of six thousand eight hundred eleven banks that have combined assets more than ten billion dollars. The overwhelming majority of banks have assets fewer than that community Bank supported our Bill never coulda passed it without the community Bank. Supporting what we were doing. So that the threshold we had fifty billion in the Bill and moved it. It should have been move and sit at assets of more would be night. Now, they're going up to fifty now that you know, the only handful of banks that have assets in excess of two hundred fifty billion dollars. They went way beyond which they should have done. My view could have gone up to one hundred billion and that would have been. So there are banks that are that are big that. Are no longer considered too. Big to fail could have a really nice on heightened supervision. Yeah. Which is but the Federal Reserve I don't want to ruin his career. But but Jay Powell the head of the Federal Reserve is terrific leader. This may scare presidents. I number on a heightened is respect for him. He's he has maintained at the Federal Reserve level the heightened supervision from banks at one hundred hundred and fifty up to two fifty. So the still oversight heightened supervision exists. The Federal Reserve system we lost it from what we provide provided in the Bill, but the Federal Reserve maintains that jurisdiction so it isn't quite as bad as it could have been and again, I may quickly say the I didn't I didn't write the ten commandments. I wrote a Bill in their things in the Bill that I wasn't overly enthusiastic about. And so I had to get sixty votes couldn't lose one. And clearly there always unintended consequences things four characters. Absolutely. Because there's efforts obviously, you we all watched the efforts to dismantle that. Exactly. So we've got to be careful again, if we were dealing with responsible folks who wanted to fix some things that need fixing it would be a very different debate and conversation, I never suggested not once. Nora's Bonnie Frank that what we wrote and that Bill ought to remain in granite as if it were the ten amendments of the constitution commandments attend commandments. The ten amendments. So I d is that will make us work better. And it's working very well. The banks today are enjoying profitability historic levels of profitability lending is at record levels, as well, all the fears that were mentioned profitability would be gone lending would dry up at turned out to be absolutely false. And fact, our banks today are stronger more highly regarded respected speaking with the head of the F recently at function, and she said US banks to the envy of the world today. And she wasn't making a political. In fact, if Europe had gotten to regulation, rear sooner. Yeah, they would have emerged more quickly. I suspension about a from the recession. So you went on you to head the Motion Picture Association. Now, you're are you technically lobbyist? You're no love of Arnold. And porter sR counselor in great firm. Great reputation. In fact. A Ford is who started the firm and my father were classmates in nineteen thirty three from yellow school and Arnold importer came down by father did part of the new deal of Franklin Roosevelt built a great practice. And they asked me to join them when I left the Senate and the offer came along as well simultaneously, head of the Motion Picture Association. It seemed like a fun thing to do people have often asked what were the corollaries that I learned between the motion picture industry and politics, and I I left one group of bad actors for another. And then when that after seven years a lot of traveling on reporter came back in great group of people, they respect public service members. There have great pro Bono practice and good lawyer. So honored to be part of the reason, I ask you. This is one of the things that always struck me. And I worked with you in two thousand six on your reelection campaign was just how much you seem to enjoy the process public service. And my my two questions are how much do you miss it?.
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"But you're missing the last six stances, which he proceeded to quote, the last six of maize as well. He gave the history of the Roman Senate without a note in front of him. He would read up wrote the history of the United States Senate to volumes up until that time. Got a law degree from American University. The day the Jack Kennedy gave his great speech on arms control. A college degree was in the house just as his personal growth his knowledge of the institution. His deep caring about it. For a kid come out of Connecticut who go up and very different circumstances having the privilege of sitting exit. Robert C Byrd was one of the great opportunities of lifetime from the beginning of the financial crisis. You right in the middle of it. Because of the you were chair the banking committee. I became chair, you know. It was interesting. I teasingly said when I was put on the on the bribed in the Senate. I was given three committee assignments I was given the banking committee the foreign relations committee, and you're so late of the labor committee knew what no one bothered to tell me the process that Senator Kennedy Senator Biden and Senator Sarbanes with the Democrats. I'd be sitting next to close to and that I would have to wait till one all of the lost passed away to move up the food chain in terms of becoming a chairman and all of a sudden within spe very spread space time, Senator Kennedy died Senator Sarbanes retired and Senator Biden became vice-president. Now, I had a choice I chair for the first time in twenty eight years anyone of those three committees. Now, just speak candidly with David committee. I enjoyed the most was the labor committee. I became the work. I didn't children's issues family medical leave your birth screening along list. Yeah. Stuff in by the first child care program since World War Two things. That I really care deeply about foreign relations was interesting I serve in the peace corps. A lot about Latin America that share the committee would've been a great honor. But I saw the biggest problem urging in two thousand six was the financial crisis the committee that I had to least personal interest in although it served on it for twenty seven years, Connecticut, a lot of interest in the financial services area. So I chose the committee that had the least personal appeal form in many ways, but one that I felt was probably the most important in that in that window and so opted for the the banking committee. You you you're the guy who persuaded Democrats to support this the tarp which was the bailout of the the banks when the when Lehman Brothers collapsed in two thousand in eight democrat been a chore that was a that was an incredibly unpopular Bill huge. Is actually the because the the I like the else the first news about it was about one and a half page to page Bill seven hundred billion dollars taxpayer and by the way, no court, no regulator can intervene. And that's people's first impression of what you call the bailout. I partnered with Judd Gregg Republican colleague from the Hampshire, and we wrote along with people like Bob Bennett. There are a lot of people involved in it. But Judd Gregg was with the principals along with Bonnie Franken house, obviously, we drafted about one hundred page Bill that did a lot more than just give me a check. We broke up. How many times had to vote on the money tranches gave a systems to victims of closure provided warrants and the idea that this money back and tax payers to benefit from it? We allowed for money to be used for things other than banks. So eighty five billion dollars autumn nicer GM wouldn't be around today. So we made it a much different Bill that people voted on. They what was submitted to us. Originally by the administration. What of the complaints you hear? And I hear having been in the administration was that the the the people who were responsible in the industry were able to escape without without real punishment some of them leaving with significant golden parachutes and so on. Legitimate legitimate complaint. Well, I think so I mean I again our job in the banking committee. We don't have any jurisdiction of criminality in the sense that was up two other committees. And it can't you can't arrest someone for a crime that didn't exist. Part of the problem was the laws were so opaque and non existent..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Great friend, people ask me some frequency what he was like as as a person and a lot of people knew him very very well. I'll never forget my high school friend of mine, a very close friend who died, and I was giving the eulogy at his funeral service outside the city. And I remember it right in the middle of the eulogy. I looked in the back of the room the very last pew sitting back. There was Ted Kennedy. And after the service, I went up to my said what what are you doing here? And he said, well, he was a friend of yours now, we've all had great friendships allies. But how many people do we know that attend the funeral of a friend or someone they hardly knew in a way. And that's what he was. He was remarkable in that sense. He cared deeply passionately about the things. He was involved in comparison to a lot of see you wonder, what their motivations are his deeply felt I was with them in many Cajuns when there was not another human being within miles. And he would he would speak as if there was a about with such passion and voice about health care about what was going on in terms of education, and all that long list things he dedicated his public life to it wasn't without as flaws and false. But at the center of it all was a great, compassionate passionate person believing in the rights of individuals and people, and and again, he was highly the beloved in advice colleagues Democrats and Republicans during a service, even with people hardly because of the things that you said, you know, Joe Biden told me that after it had he had a cerebral hemorrhage or or some such challenge in the late eighties. That he was really questioning whether he wanted to continue his presidential campaign had come and gone and not gone. Well, and and he was depressed, and he was at his home in Delaware and Ted Kennedy showed up with a gym bag in what are you doing here? And he said, well, I thought I wanted to have a swim. I know you have a pool, and and he spent the day talking to him, and you hear all of these stories and not just from Democrats. You know, I did a a television show with John McCain, and he talked lovingly about Ted Kennedy and their relationship is that kind of is that possible in today's political environment. Well, I it it's it's as possible, but the political doesn't help and the and the role of the Senate and how it functions today doesn't help. I mean, people have always said the Senate things worked. They worked wellness because the rules mandated we. Worked together when you have to get sixty votes to get a major thing done. You're not gonna get it done. If you don't have a working relationship with others. And so the the the time people spent together certainly growing up and watching at an age when I was the child of a person in public life, people knew each other kids went to school together. Partly because every senators more frequently lived here wash you had to you. When they wasn't that long ago, David that the federal government paid for one round trip ticket elected to congress you train or plane ticket to get here in the plane or train ticket to get home. At the end of the session is something being obviously, the practicalities mandated you came from the far west, you aren't going home every weekend your family you had to be here. So you'd be together in as families are at school events and all of those events that right wing, conservative, David Axelrod, and that liberal. Democrat died. Discover they both like to play golf for the kids went to the same school together. And you begin to learn that David's a lot more than what ideology or political parties associated with. Yeah. He also has a good guy is easy to be around. He's got a great sense of humor. He got a wonderful family, and all of a sudden that relationship deepens, and whether it's in politics or business at any setting out, the more you Nellie gone because they don't have that. Well, when we allow we allow you can go home for quote public purpose six times a day in the federal government pay for it..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"I was the most junior member of the place in the minority and leaves you kind of sitting back put it mildly. But also their opportunities some of the most productive years in many ways, not because I authored major legislation, but I was able to get a lot done. Because you don't have the kind of overbearing committee chairman who want to make sure everybody toes the line, right? And being in the more different than the house Yari different. Now. I'll never forget that David one one occasion. It was going to be a hearing involving the director the CIA head of the FBI. If you get from the State Department and others coming to testify about about dealing with Iran, and in reapportionment of some of resources in some way, what I thought a lot of interesting I'll go to the Senate Foreign Relations committee, which I was put on by the way because I had no choice committee assignments. But I brought along a bunch of male to kinda read and listen to the conversation. I walked into the centre part relation spare room and the clerk tournament said Senator would you take over the hearing? No one else has shown up. Now, I would have waited three days before I got a chance to say. But in the Senate now, they quickly showed up other people did, but I had to begin the hearing with this very distinguished group of witnesses before the Senate Foreign Relations. Lemme ask you a question. How much given the way your father's career? Rear ended. How much did it mean to you to walk back into that chamber ten years later as the United States Senator? Well, you know, I always said during the campaigns. I love my father, but I'm not by my father son, but not my father. I had a very different view of the Vietnam conflict Morice shoes, which would have been very different than my father's on choice questions in the like, for instance. Yeah. Although he wasn't unique in his generation growing up those those views, and so there was certainly the emotional moment might my older siblings. Gave me my father Senate chair, which I use the next there two years. I sat at my father's desk, the density. He lasts sat in the Senate. So those ties I don't didn't tell people about that. It's just something I did along the way and I'll ever forget that Dan in away Senator annoy from Hawaii and Russ along came down and greeted me they were great POWs in my father's great friends. So I was serving with people my father served with. Many cases. And to that extent. There was an emotional connection. But I understand pretty quickly that my success in that institution was going to depend on what I did. And then bring a lot of emotional luggage to the conversations debates and so forth. You know, I've talked to a lot of people who were the sons of and which is not uncommon in politics, and my daughter's it's always a it's it's an advance and honors. It's an advantage. Well, Nancy Pelosi is an example of the daughter of the mayor Baltimore, it's an advantage. But it's there's also it's strange a burden..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Yeah. Although I would I would say that any democratic leader of the house would be subjected to the same. Yeah. She's been here. A long time with Societa. She has bears a lot of scars of it. And I speak as someone who worked with her as you've were. With her known as she and my sister roommates in college or sat right now Nancy since she was eighteen years old. Yeah. And you know, she's an awesome supporter of Democrats. I don't know if anyone that's come remotely close right raising the kind of resources that a lot of struggling pithy women. Yes. Struggle raising money. They never would have been able to raise anywhere near the finances to run and she represents a modest abuse of the progressive wing of the of the Democratic Party. And so I understand people in other places or facing huge uphill battles, given the registration and their states. But, but I I I I believe that's if Democrats win tomorrow the house, I have no doubt my mind that you'll be chosen elected as the speaker of the house, and that would be by an overwhelming majority of Democrats who support him while you're out on a limb. Now, I am now. Yes, it's on you might end at this. So for me. No, no promises, a no promises on that. You didn't you didn't serve very long in the house years. You were there for six years. Tell me if it's unfair to suggest this, but they were may may moral learning process for you than than the most productive part of your career. Well, first of all your junior city in the very back of the rose house. It's it's awfully hard to to make Mark. And that sense legislatively along the way. It's a very very involved in the in the leadership race was one of the co manages dick bowling's campaign to become the majority leader they voted most contested races between Jim right? Phil burton. And and dick bowling was put on the rules committee by speaker Neil in my second term, which was almost unheard of in those days part of his inner cabinet. The speakers cabinet is the rules committee's is involved paying attention to my my district that had a very popular Republican congressman for a number of years. I've mentioned earlier to you Bob steel as getting back home. And were you concerned about holding the seat? I mean was it competitive. I did actually I did better in the following two elections that I did in easier election, arguably the seventy Watergate clan. Yeah. My numbers went up about eight or ten points each race in seventy six seventy eight. So I was paying attention to that. I had no idea that Abram cloth was going to retire nine thousand nine hundred ninety Senator Rybakov fee was. A colleague of your of your Dan, correct? Did how much did it mean? You ran in nineteen eighty just to turn the page on the story, and you got elected to Senate. You got elected to the Senate in the midst of another landslide. Accept this landslide was rolling against Democrats round. Reagan ran in nineteen eighty sixteen Republicans were elected to the Senate up MO all, you know, a whole host of iconic figures on in the democratic side of the Senate were defeated the McGovern and hard. I believe in church and just icon ick, names and only two Democrats one. What was it like to come into the Senate under those circumstances? Well, I mean being flooded with resumes because you had the president Carter lost as well. So you had the white. House staff, and as you point out a lot of people from the from the democratic side of the aisle lost their seats. And so at lily overwhelming amount of people applying for jobs, the first the first memory, probably probably helpful in terms of getting stand. But it was always difficult going through it making good choices and unions, Asians, Rosa delauro. The congressman from Connecticut today after twenty four years was my campaign manager and that race as she was in the coming races. She was chief of staff I bought it a Washington, she was one of I think one or two women who are actually chiefs of staff and Senate office. There are no women in the Senate barbeque all ski came a few years later along the way. So it was overwhelming in a sense..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"The Roosevelt foundation NPR, and it was leeann for about twenty twenty five years passed away just a few months ago. And and I admired Doug immensely, I'm he knew so much more than I did a running my slogan nineteen seventy four age twenty nine was Chris Dodd listens that slogan. I little I knew so little at the time. It was a good thing. That was a listener not a talker, I suppose anyway, there's you know, there's a parody. I don't. I don't know if you've ever heard this parody radio had and it starts with a guy in the phone rings as Hello. And the for like fifty five seconds is a guy saying. Yeah. Uh-huh. Right. Right. And then at the end the announcer comes on and says Joe Smith he listens. Anyway, that was my my slogan in and I the nomination process was in July of nineteen seventy four in an old cattle dairy barn, which was the that one of those meeting places in Thompson, Connecticut, and I won the nomination. And there was an opportunity for Doug do primary had enough votes in those days the structure was but decided against it pretty quickly. And course, Richard Nixon resigned August that year and seventy five of us reluctant in November. I it's hard even remember Monday events between August and November that year says an overwhelming so you came to congress with this Watergate class. How did how did that change the congress? Well, it's interesting you raised that David because I think in a sense that was about numerical, and it was a generational. Yeah. Educational shift in many ways and not on. We didn't not have the numer. Ical switch at least in those numbers. You'll know the answer to that question. Why why people listen to this? But we're talking the day before the election, and but what will happen to change was phenomenal. Most of us who are elected that year had never served in public life. We're well educated that is with prior to say an earlier generation that didn't have those opportunities. We were activists. Toby Moffett my colleague from Kenya. Worked for Ralph Nader. These long list of people who've been there political upbringing was to activism antiwar movement, civil rights movement coming up, so it was it was more than just a numerical shift. It was a group that were whose political teeth were caught in the antiwar movement and the civil rights movement who were determined again to bring progressive politics to to the house, and there is a parallel between then and today because you see a lot of candidates who came forward after two thousand six. Who had never run for office before? And as as we don't know what the outcome will be. But it's almost a certainty that a bunch of we're going to get elected. Well, you have here. I mentioned to you. We had we had education as a an experiences the difference. This time around is gender. You've got two hundred seventy two women running for congress. Jordan fifteen people running who of color a running nothing like this you have gender. You have age you have education and race. Those are those are huge changes. So whatever else happens tomorrow that much is true. You're gonna have a very different look to the congress. When we were when the first things we did. And I seventy five go after committee, chairman who'd been around a long time, many of them actually were progress in their day, and by nineteen seventy five at been there for thirty years or so and and so their politics look different than it did in nineteen forties when they had first run. As progressives in their own and their own time in in a sense, you getting that today's well, the changes that occur in our afflicting the changes in the country, you know, on this question of leadership. There is a number of these candidates ran pledging not to vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. I mean, do you anticipate the same sort of challenge to leadership that you guys in gauged in? Well, it seems pretty focused on on Nancy. I maybe there's other I'm not following to these races by the not they're talking about the fact, she she's become such a target for Republicans, and she's become in the view of these candidates ally ability and the the rite of passage for them has been to declare that they wouldn't..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"And and then started shortly thereafter in the national guard, the US reserves army reserves, you know, I'm wondering four years later, you ran for congress as you mentioned your dad passed away, you know, five or six months after losses election, and he told someone I'm not gonna live very long after that. Or at least I read that somewhere. Well, you know. We used to tease at home. They would say that with some frequency after many years earlier, in fact, but no, I think he was really this was a devastating blow to at this very distinguished career made significant contributions and have come to this was very, very painful. So you made the decision four years later you ran for for congress. And I'm wondering. What you what went through your head at that time because it was such a it was such a difficult close to your father's career. And you know, it could go one of two ways one is you can say I was inspired by his life of public service. I was exposed to it. I wanted to do it as well. Or you could walk away and say, I don't want to be part of this process because it's it can be brutal. And it can be heartbreaking. Yeah. Well, I'll never forget David very shortly before he died. He died may of nineteen seventy one. And I remember sitting in the house, and I can tell you the reporters name soon Nichols. So then a haven. Register was interviewing my father and one of the question, she asked her at the end of the interview was had you known at the outset nineteen thirty three when you began a public life that you career might end on this note. Would you do it again, whatever I was reading I put down. I thought that's interesting question. I wonder how Lance. Of that. And I'm gonna forget how quickly do it again in a minute. He said there's no other calling in life week and make as much of a difference, or as many people as you can't public service. And I thought to myself that's pretty good. This guy has every reason to be bitter and angry about what's happened to them. And he looks back without hesitation and says he do it again in a minute that was enough of an inspiration. And I've never forgotten the conversation ever forgotten the name of the reporter and aware exactly occurred you so you decided to run in nine and seventy four it was the Watergate year, right? And I'm really a historic year of change. It wasn't a slam dunk for you in. Oh, it interesting. I got into a little late got into the race in nineteen in April. I think it was on March or April of nineteen seventy four. I really had a lot of reluctance about doing it. I just started with a law firm in Connecticut. And and I probably wouldn't have run. There was a Republican member of congress in the district. Steele who could have served the next fifty years in that district. He was very well liked decided to run for governor that year against allegations. Oh at a nineteen seventy four allographs, oh became the first woman elected in her own, right. As governor right at states. Bob steel, lost her overwhelmingly, so it the fact that he was going to run leave this seat opened it up, and I got involved at johnnym Bailey junior a good friend. Jack Bailey, all my life was a candidate. And Doug Bennett. Michael is the son of a prominent pollen. Fact, he was one of the four or five people that are castrated Jack Kennedy's presidential race and state party chairman in Connecticut, even in those days nineteen seventy four and who's the three again it Michael Bennett's father. Oh, yes. Michael out Senate. Terrific friend, his father became a great friend as well. We ran against each other three of us sixty towns in eastern, Connecticut. Second congressional district. We actually debated sixty times and every town on some evenings, the three of us outnumbered the audience by two and a Grange hall or an old town hall and Doug was temendous talented on to become the president wisdom. But before that was the first staff director the Senate budget committee worked for Muskie. Tom Eagleton, Abe, Ribicoff ran AIG..
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"Down takes architect to build one. Yeah. And Sam Rayburn, I is this raven to you, and so appealing to people's, you know, worst insects, particularly when when they have legitimate complaints. I mean, I a substantial part of the crowd out there that showing up at these rallies, not bad people, and they've gone through a lot their jobs, and so forth disappeared automated technology, primarily their children are coming back home without getting the work less than fifty percent today. People growing up the United States think that their children will not be as well office. They are giving idea nineteen forty was ninety percent people thought their children would be better off than they were. So I'm not suggesting there they're right in all of this. But I understand to some degree, and when you come along and political leadership appeals to people's anxieties, and frustrations and fears that then it can work. At least in the short term. I don't believe it has any currency in the longer term at all. But a moments like this. It can have a certain amount of appeal which is dangerous. Let's talk about your dad who had an extraordinary career, and he had an extraordinary career before he ever got to politics. Tell me about him. Well, he go up in a family lost a lot his father lost everything. My my grandmother his mother. My father's mother died at a very young age. My father was really raised primarily by three sisters. Not an uncommon story. Many people have and got himself through college and was the nighttime telephone operator ill law school and graduated nineteen thirty three very excited. New DO came down FBI Justice department prosecuted. Some civil debts rights cases. And my mother escorted out of the state of Arkansas. Have you wanna case there in the nineteen thirties late nineteen thirties? Some. Labor cases in South Carolina in an age thirty seven he was tapped to come over over to Nuremberg and along with Justice Jackson, just initially as interrogator, but by the fall of nineteen Forty-five he'd become the executive trial counsel, Robert Jackson and Justice Justice and the next fifteen months, they prosecuted the initial Twenty-one defendants at Nuremberg along with the power really the top ranks of of of the Third Reich. Oh, the very top. And and it was difficult. It was difficult. Hither people highly critical of the trial in the United States, the British onto Churchill just thought we showed a lineup shoot them. All I would you give these thugs at trial the Russians were more liberal. They thought we ought to give a week long trial, then shoot them all and the French were sort of emboldened about the whole thing, but the United States to its great credit and beginning with Franklin Roosevelt because who died in April of nineteen forty five and then airy Truman follow him. And if you. Other people around president Truman and president Roosevelt believed that this was a nation rule of laws, and we need to establish that principle. I grew up learning. A lot of what happened at Nuremberg one of which was part of the opening lines. Justice Jackson that four great nation. Stung with injury and flushed with.
"chris dodd" Discussed on The Axe Files with David Axelrod
"With your host, David Axelrod. No one knows Washington better than Chris. Dodd the son of the United States Senator himself congressman and Senator real institution in the in the Senate in the nineteen eighties. Nineties and two thousands the author of the Dodd Frank Bill. The guy who helped shepherd the Affordable Care Act through congress. Chris Dodd was there for a lot of historic moments playing a leadership role. And I wanted to sit down with him and ask him about where he thinks we are today with the perspective of a former member who has great reverence for the institution. Here's that conversation. Chris Dodd great to great to be with you again. Good to be with. You. We go we go back away. We do go back host campaign. I ever had run with the campaign you lead. Consultant. I, you know, I'm so eager to sit down with you impart because your family has such a rich political history and your political history goes back. But let's talk about the dod's for amid lawyer grandparents came over from Ireland true. Yep. I'm fifth generation all Irish I sister, married, a wonderful talion American. She finally was expanding the, gene pool. We. Very proud of our heritage. And and and they came over for the traditional reasons they famine years, most of them the night eighteen forties. Stonemasons I had a couple of grand great grand rate can parents couldn't read or write it were fifteen and sixteen years of age had nine children. My grandfather, great grandfather was another night. But that one of them when she couldn't read or write? But you got yourself elected to the school board Saturday village in Connecticut, and so really isn't the jeans. Well, she understood the value. It's one of those immigrants did the one of the reasons they came was better opportunities, and and her grandchildren. My mother major Latin Greek in college, and so an space of a generation and a half despite coming couldn't read or write their own names setup and teed up the ball pretty much for pretty quickly for the next generation going forward. Yeah. It's a it's an instructive story as we talk about immigration because we are. In fact, a nation of. You bet some of the best America's facetiously I'm saying this now is joke, but he used to teasingly say that after five generations. We ought to require that people leave. Because the ones who have just been here. Just arrive seem to understand this great place called America. And the opportunities it provides how many great stories we've heard about people who gotten in here just arrived and turn their lives around make huge contributions to the country. And how many times have we talked to people who've been here for generations in seem to appreciate the country less and yet, this native ISM has been a pretty powerful force. And it has been episodically in American history. President now as we sit here today, and we have this discussion we're together on the day before the midterm elections. And this will be heard after. But there's no doubt that he's tapped a vein on the immigration issue. Well fear is always a s in short term fear will win. I mean, unfortunately, that's the case. I'm not predicting this election. It'll be the case, but it's an easier emotion. Arouse the easiest we historically. This is not. Just unique to us obviously going back in time. It's someone once said, it's you know, it any jackass can kick the barn door.
"chris dodd" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"I'm David Brancaccio in New York in early trading on this Thursday. The Dow is up two hundred four points, eight tenths percent. The s. and p. five hundred up five tenths percent. Those are record highs this morning. The NASDAQ is up five tenths percent yet. Then that seems a bit out of step to some with the trade situation with new US trade tariffs, and Chinese counter-measures due to hit on Monday. Diane Swonk chief economist at the accounting and consulting firm grant Thornton. Good morning to you. Good morning, right? The trade tensions get more intense yet my stock indicators generally keep going up thoughts. Well, I think what's happening is there's a real disconnect and investor saying, this isn't a gauche eating tactic. It's going to be transitory is going to be temporary when I'm out there in the field and they had been traveling like crazy these days talking to clients, those most affected by these terrorists are saying, listen, this is real. We need to now deal with the fact that we're in a world with more frictions at the border, and we need to reassess where we invest how we invest and how we position ourselves for twenty nineteen. Would you have Jack Ma? The. Alibaba tycoon in China, saying that he's thinking it's not going to go on the trade tensions for weeks or months. He thought, maybe even twenty years. That's one of the issues that were starting to face. These businesses are now making major decisions to their supply chain. Where do I source where way, build, how do I build what I build and how do I deliver? And if I don't make those changes. Well, like a lot of business in the United States and they're making long term decisions that will accrue over time. You'll see nothing overnight from this. These are things that are corrosive to growth. I suppose there's an alternate reading here that maybe president Xi and President Trump come together and a couple of months shake hands, call it a victory and China liberalizes a bit of its trade rules. That would be welcome. That said, companies can't wait that long at this stage of the game already feeling the pain, and they are worried about long term repercussions. Even if there is a moment of. Mbai Diane Swonk chief economist at the tax advisory firm grant Thornton. Thank you. Thank you. And part of our weekend plans is to watch the big auction, Comcast and FOX were battling to take over the European satellite TV broadcasters sky. Now, UK authorities say there will be an auction in sky will go to the highest bidder this.
"chris dodd" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Dollars sound booths and sweetheart deals listen it just won't fly i understand what what what you're saying you know you look at what was chris dodd from connecticut who got the sweetheart deal from countrywide on the mortgages during the obama days all that that was great that was he he's an author of dot frank but he's getting sweetheart deals from countrywide mortgage was special stuff good times had by by all but if you're gonna drain the swamp well then people have to live up to that don't get don't give them a reason plain and simple so on that i was not bothered by pruitt going on the hiring of people it outrageous salaries and finagling the system to get them in to to your workforce you know outside the scope of of of regulation now you can go but as an epa director oh just fine epa minister just fine don't don't let other people tell you he didn't favor clean air and clean water just ridiculous whenever they say republicans don't want clean air clean water it's nonsense laugh at people it's just a silly so on that he could find and the guy replacing him as andy wheeler who's already been epa confirmed it'll be the same thing the reduction of regulations and actually focusing on issues and if i was the you know what i'd be focused on flint michigan a fix flint they still don't have working water so fix flint that's what i would do that immediately if not a sooner so much to get to you but our castle in producer brian baker what's been overheard overheard i'm ari castle this is what's been overheard july sixth on tony cats today the anticipation is wrapping up for president trump's expected monday announcement for his supreme court nominee yesterday he met with four of the potential candidates those four potentials are amy conybeare to the seventh circuit court of appeals judge brett cabot off of the dc circuit court of appeals judge raymond catholic six circuit and the moth apar also of the six circuit we're all here yesterday in the oval office yesterday speaking with the dutch prime minister the president said he will meet with two or three more candidates before making his decision certainly he is moving at full speed to have his nominees in place for that monday evening announcement the thing that all four of those candidates have in common is that the democrats will refuse to confirm any of them chuck schumer is more concerned about upsetting his base than he is about doing his job maybe chuck schumer should come out and say listen all these dirty politics have gone far enough obstruct this any further we're going to do our jobs confirm this person based on their qualifications not based on who nominated them your dream sorry while i was dreaming of a time where politics was a nice place up next we're headed to maryland where there could be burke your lotus outbreak asthma crews directed toward internal bridge between to cancer research buildings there was a small tube that contained a frozen sample and it was dropped and the lid came off while the sample was still frozen inside according to johns hopkins medicine officials the amount of frozen tuberculosis released was the equivalent of a few drops trying to reassure me by saying that only a little bit of this disease got out isn't gonna fly if my girlfriend came home tonight and said hey babe i got a little bit of gonorrhea i'd still be quite alarmed finally we're going local the city of indianapolis is putting its foot down on all these scooters if you're tired of seeing these scooters around the city of indianapolis you're in luck line which initially brought more than four hundred scooters into the city is pulling there's off the streets while the city county council works to regulate the shared mobility system industry the city is working to regulate how these companies can operate in indianapolis in the meantime sent cease and desist orders to lime and bird so far only lime said they will stop operating so the scooters are nuisance and you guys want to get rid of them while that's just great you know what else i think is a nuisance all these freaking potholes i feel like i'm driving on the service of.
"chris dodd" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Lowery barking at a chris dodd just a few of the young ballsy working out today at advocates center all right good for them i guess keep doing nick saban's boat ran out of gas on lake tuscaloosa drowned up to satisfy straw hat floating in the water too bad guy too bad he he had to call for help that's a week look for oh i i wonder if he did it on his cell phone probably called the school and had them sense right or do they want to do it on the radio because all the other bose would hear about it he was out there with some of his players like you took some of his players out of the boat and they were philby laughing just scared him i'll leave you out in a drought plan better brands the dick saver that his boat oh yeah sports geeta fifty to forty five dow jennifer cribs turning the tides of traffic northbound tri state tollway before if he if he was like maybe try to figure out why is bocce work jennifer and he was looking over you know let's say but at the voter started back up again was be one of the players got it started he got chewed up in the props ooh get off everything like hamburger meat it'd be a sabin tied also little cribs northbound tristate before seventy fifth a tractor trailer fires even look at me right now two right lanes blocked edens right now out to lake cook twenty inbound from lake cook to the junction fifty kennedy outbound the junction fifty five two we'll hear and our fifteen inbound from o'hare downtown an hour and twenty two minutes the junction to downtown is about thirty six eisenhower out to wolf one hour outbound past independence an accident on the shoulder if you're traveling outbound three ninety it's about an hour ten inbound from three ninety to downtown is an hour and twenty minutes wolf in fifty five the tristate on the stevenson out to the tristate fifty five out to the veterans toll an hour five inbound from the veterans toll fifty five and the state in thirty dan ryan out to ninety hundred thirty five inbound from.
"chris dodd" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Great three hundred seventy three nine ninety three ninety three that is the number i will have much more today about the bank regulations of being loosened and what it means for community bags those smaller banks people tweeting me my family runs a small rural community back doddfrank has been terrible burden in terms regulation alone versus the big banks where it was merely a nuisance doddfrank hurt the poorest communities most we're the big banks don't care this happens to be true you bind article after article forty times others doddfrank with the foot in place chris dodd senator from connecticut barney frank congressman from massachusetts both democrat put in place in the obama years in response to the recession reactionary response it was a massively burdensome because the stress tests these regulations that the banks were put under were nearly impossible to keep up with going back to an article from february of two thousand seventeen the number federally insured banks went from seventy three hundred and twenty eleven to fifty nine hundred in in two thousand sixteen so it's a drop of thirteen hundred to fourteen hundred banks depending on how you do the math right this has created a massive amount of problems so the the pulling back of some of these regulations i think it's a congressman mcmaster who's been talking about this as well.