HURDLES

Dodd Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Just when Christopher Dodd thought his biggest worry was the health-care bill, the Connecticut senator announced Friday that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The Democrat will undergo surgery during the August recess, and still intends to run for re-election in November of 2010. "It's something that's very common among men my age," Dodd—the ranking Democrat on the Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee—said. The undaunted Dodd said he was feeling fine, and noted that he would continue to work long and hard hours.