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Are You the One? Chris Dodd and Joe Biden

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Av Harris, political correspondent for WNPR, Connecticut Public Radio, and Jay Newton-Small, Washington correspondent for Time.com, discuss the political careers of Senators Chris Dodd and Joe Biden.

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Comments [8]

Kevin from Brooklyn

Yes, I was the guy who phoned that question in about Obama and did some research on my own following the call. Apparently this rumor was perpetuated by some liberal blogs/sites about Obama voting for the bill and it's incorrect. Apparently his vote on a provision to the bill was called into question, but he voted against the final bill. I called WNYC with the correction. Not sure if they're going to announce it on the air or not. Hope they do.

Jan. 02 2008 11:25 AM
Zach from Upper West Side

Hey Brian,

Follow up on Paul Newell's comment above. He is correct, Obama voted against the bankruptcy bill, Biden for it. Clinton did not cast a vote.

Jan. 02 2008 11:06 AM
Zach from Upper West Side

I want all the candidates to address the issue of farm subsidies. They flood our country with cheap corn that goes into almost everything we eat, which has horrible cascading effects on everything from the environment (monouclture farming with petrochemical fertilizer), to our health (corn fed animals have more fat, they need antibiotics to keep them healthy because corn makes, especially cattle, sick), to animal rights.

Jan. 02 2008 11:02 AM
Amy from Manhattan

ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENT, ENVIRONMENT!

This needs to be a higher priority in the campaigns. Personally, I put it at the top. If the environment is damaged badly enough, including through global warming, none of the other issues is going to matter.

Jan. 02 2008 11:01 AM
Adam

It's not clear to me if non-threshold voters can shift over to other non-threhsold voters at the Iowa caucuses. So for instance if Biden and Dodd are both below the threshold could they get together and support Biden thereby bringing him above the threshold? Thanks.

Jan. 02 2008 11:01 AM
Joe Corrao from Brooklyn

I tried to set up RP on the show by connecting your show with the Ron Paul staff...

Jan. 02 2008 10:58 AM
Paul Newell from Manhattan

For the record:

Obama voted against the Republicans' Bankruptcy bill, and Biden voted for it:

http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/109/senate/1/votes/44/

Jan. 02 2008 10:55 AM
Sunil Bald from Long island city

a question for hillary...

since so much of her experience is based on her husbands presidency...in order to distinguish herself as her own person...
when did, or does, she differ from her husband and his policies? NAFTA? Don't ask Don't tell? Nation-building?

What did she do influence him?

What would she do different from her husband's administration?

Jan. 02 2008 10:55 AM

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