Beltway Happenings
July 9, 2006--Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) spoke with reporters after appearing on CBS News' "Face the Nation."  Dodd, who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, addressed the North Korea situation (he said that bilateral talks with North Korea would not be a bad idea, possibly as a subset of the six-party talks); the Administration's policy change on spent nuclear fuel to Russia ("could prove very worthwhile to us in the long run"); and the possibility of his colleague Sen. Joe Lieberman running as an independent if he loses the Aug. 8 primary (he declared himself "a strong supporter of Joe.")  Dodd put his name into the mix as a possible presidential candidate in a May 22 David Lightman article in the Hartford Courant.
Activists from CODEPINK, who started a "Troops Home Fast" hunger strike on July 3, appeared outside several of the Sunday morning talk shows to buttonhole the newsmaker guests.  (Above) John Pope, a construction worker from Lake Park, FL (West Palm Beach area), holds a sign as Sen. Dodd talks.  After speaking to reporters Dodd talked with with CODEPINK activist Karen Bradley.
Sen. Chris Dodd
CODEPINK: Troops Home

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