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  • Kristol on Hugh Hewitt...

    05/20/2016 3:38:42 AM PDT · by taildragger · 69 replies
    the radio ^ | 05/20/2016 | taildragger
    Oh by folks....Bill Kristol is now Pushing a John Kyle - Joe Lieberman Ticket. Apparently Kyle says he is interested...
  • Countdown Clock to ‘Impressive’ Kristol Candidate

    05/31/2016 6:33:30 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Breitbart | Breitbart
    At 5pm yesterday, Bill Kristol announced on Twitter that an “impressive” independent candidate “with a strong team and a real chance” of winning the presidency would be revealed. We’ve provided our readers with a countdown clock chronicling the time — down to the second — since Kristol promised the nation an “impressive” independent candidate:
  • So who is the traitor Republican running third party? Bill Kristol says it's a "him"

    05/30/2016 10:27:35 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 78 replies
    twitter.com/BillKristol ^ | 3/30/2016 | Bill Kristol ‏@BillKristol
    I hope my mention of an independent candidate didn't distract him while paying respects during whichever Memorial Day ceremony he attended.— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 30, 2016
  • Was Bill Kristol Planning Another Political Party All Along?

    05/30/2016 2:41:43 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5/30/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    An investigation into the websites backing the so-called Renegade Party confirms that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol has been plotting an anti-Trump political party since before a single vote was cast. Kristol’s Renegade Party was set up on January 10th — nearly a month before the Iowa Caucus. The move suggests that Kristol (or at least those close to him) had been planning an independent bid all along.
  • David Horowitz: ‘Kristol’s Betrayal Gets Serious’

    05/30/2016 11:12:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 131 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | May 30, 2016 | David Horowitz
    Over the Memorial Day Weekend, Bill Kristol doubled down on his betrayal of this country with a pair of tweets: “Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate — an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance,” Kristol tweeted. He also said, “Those accused of betraying GOP by opposing Trump can take heart from P. Henry 251 years ago today: ‘If this be treason, make the most of it!’” This fatuous invocation of an American patriot to justify the betrayal typifies the arrogant disregard for political realities shared by all those...
  • Bill Kristol Announces, ‘There Will Be An Independent Candidate’

    05/29/2016 7:16:43 PM PDT · by detective · 141 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Neoconservative political operative Bill Kristol announced Sunday that an independent candidate will enter the presidential race to challenge both Donald Trump and the Democratic Party nominee. Kristol, the editor of The Weekly Standard, has been trying for months to find a third-party challenger since his preferred candidates lost in the Republican primaries to Trump. Now, just weeks after meeting with Mitt Romney to talk about a third-party run, Kristol hinted Sunday that his plot is coming to fruition.
  • Bill Kristol Claiming He Has An Independent Candidate

    05/29/2016 2:56:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 216 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 29, 2016 | Pinkbell
    Per Twitter "Just a heads up over this holiday weekend: There will be an independent candidate--an impressive one, with a strong team and a real chance." -Bill Kristol Who is it, Mittens? This absolutely disgusts me. This fool is going to cost us the election because he and some bitter Cruz supporters didn't get their way. He knows it will split the vote and we won't win. A few things: 1)He wants to cause enough of a vote split where no candidate has the 270. Ok. Let's say he does that. He will literally be usurping the will of all...
  • Bill Kristol Releases Pic of His Ideal Candidate to Oppose Trump

    05/31/2016 9:42:25 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 37 replies
    Self | May 31, 2016 | PJ-Comix
  • Bush on a brink of a big endorsement? (John McCain)

    01/17/2016 12:02:26 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/16 | John King
    -snip- One "Amigo" is in the Bush camp -- and another is being courted. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week, calling him best-prepared among the Republican candidates to be commander in chief. Graham's own presidential campaign didn't get very far, but Bush is hoping his endorsement helps in the senator's home state of South Carolina. And now, the former Florida governor is trying to enlist Graham's help in winning another high profile endorsement: that of Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. McCain, of course, was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, and traveled often with Graham and then-Sen. Joseph...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • CT Republicans nominate Jodi Rell for Governor; Alan Schlesinger endorsed for U.S. Senate run

    05/21/2006 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1,229+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | May 21, 2006 | Ken Dixon
    The GOP, with 1,639 accredited delegates, adopted a pre-arranged slate of running mates for Rell, whom they hope will be able to take advantage of her soaring popularity in November. They never had a roll call vote, unlike Democrats in Hartford, who battled all afternoon over their gubernatorial candidates. Alan Schlesinger of Woodbridge, a former Derby mayor and state representative, won the GOP nomination to run for U.S. Senate on a voice vote after Rell's speech emptied the gym. Paul Streitz, a Darien businessman, dropped his bid for the nomination on an immigration-reform platform, but was given platform time in...
  • Ex-Derby mayor seeks GOP nod to challenge Lieberman

    04/18/2006 9:40:10 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 18, 2006 | Paul Hughes
    HARTFORD -- A former mayor of the state's smallest city is thinking big and aiming high. Alan Schlesinger, a former two-term mayor of Derby and six-term state representative, announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate on Monday. Schlesinger is running for the seat Democrat Joseph I. Lieberman has held for 18 years. He is not the only Republican interested in the party's nomination. Schlesinger's announcement Monday coincided with the filing deadline for federal income taxes in Connecticut. "What better day to announce than on 'Tax Day' because I am really concerned our hard-earned tax dollars are...
  • Interview re: Iran Deal w/ Amb. Mark Wallace

    08/21/2015 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 1 replies
    The American Report ^ | August 21, 2015 | Denise Simon
    Sadly, not only is Iran cheating, it is proven by the side deal they will cheat with White House and United Nations approval. The text of the side deal signed by Iran and the IAEA is here. Further, Barack Obama has signed waivers on sanctions which allows the existing sanctions to be overlooked and violated by foreign countries where the United States will not apply any punishment. It is proven that Barack Obama, John Kerry and the other members of the P5+1 don’t have any red-lines with regard to Iran’s actions or violations. Contact your senators and demand they vote...
  • Head of Group Opposing Iran Accord Quits Post, Saying He Backs Deal (Gary Samore)

    08/12/2015 5:46:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 11, 2015 | Michael R. Gordon
    When the bipartisan advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran decided last week to mobilize opposition against the nuclear deal with Tehran, Gary Samore knew he could no longer serve as its president. The reason: After long study, Mr. Samore, a former nuclear adviser to President Obama, had concluded that the accord was in the United States’ interest. “I think President Obama’s strategy succeeded,” said Mr. Samore, who left his post on Monday. “He has created economic leverage and traded it away for Iranian nuclear concessions.” As soon as Mr. Samore left, the group announced a new standard-bearer with a decidedly...
  • Lieberman: I Can't Believe That Schumer Will Support Iran Nuke Deal

    07/27/2015 4:29:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Trent Baker
    On Sunday, New York City’s AM 970 host John Catsimatidis had former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) on his “The Cats Roundtable” program to talk about the Iran nuclear deal. Lieberman started off by ripping the White House for its proposed Iran nuke deal by saying, “First, it’s a deal with somebody we can’t trust. Why? Because they have said for years and continue to say even after the agreement was signed, ‘Death to America.'”
  • Joe Lieberman Says Next President Will Be 'Closer' to Israel

    05/22/2015 11:14:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Forward ^ | May 22, 2015 | Ben Sales
    ormer U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one. The onetime vice presidential candidate also expressed concern over America’s nuclear negotiations with Iran, saying they are “going in a bad direction,” and urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to embrace the long-shelved Arab Peace Initiative. Lieberman predicted that if the 2016 presidential election were held today, a higher percentage of Jewish-Americans would vote Republican than in past races. But he noted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the party’s front-runner for the Democratic...
  • Joe Lieberman Blames Democrats For Politicizing Netanyahu Speech [VIDEO]

    03/01/2015 10:06:00 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/01/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Former Democratic New Jersey Senator Joe Lieberman attacked Democrats refusing to attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress, saying on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that they were the ones “making it partisan.” (VIDEO: Biden To Netanyahu: ‘I Don’t Agree With A Damn Thing You Say’) LIEBERMAN: The danger for me here is that once again something really important– namely whether Iran gets nuclear weapons– is going to be swept up in Washington partisanship and politics. I think the best thing for people like[Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky], who I respect and supports a strong U.S./Israel relationship, the best thing...
  • Jeb Bush Vs. Ted Cruz

    12/23/2014 9:41:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Last week, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced his intention to "actively explore" a run for president. That announcement spurred spasms of joy in some segments of the Republican Party who have been itching for an effective counter to the enthusiasm of the grassroots right. Those Republicans -- largely coastal donors who scorn social conservatives as rubes, and shun the supposed fiscal extremism of the tea party -- have been searching for a candidate who will buck the base on immigration, who doesn't mind hand-in-glove corporatism, and who, most of all, feels the same way they do about the grassroots....
  • Ted Cruz: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary

    11/24/2014 4:02:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Seung Min Kim
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has a person in mind to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel: Joe Lieberman. Cruz floated the former Connecticut independent senator as a “strong” option to succeed Hagel, who announced his resignation earlier Monday. President Barack Obama has not yet named a proposed replacement. “One strong option would be former Sen. Joe Lieberman, a member of the president’s own party with deep experience and unshakable commitment to the security of the United States,” Cruz said. “I urge the president to give him full and fair consideration for this critical position.”(continued)
  • Senate Democrats Block Ted Cruz Bill Revoking U.S. Citizenship of Terrorists

    09/27/2014 5:36:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Thursday ripped U.S. Senate Democrats for blocking his bill that would revoke the U.S. citizenship of those who join the ISIS terrorist organization, noting that they are abandoning something Hillary Clinton supported when she was Secretary of State. The Democrats blocked Cruz’s bill on Thursday, a bill that would revoke citizenship from Americans who join ISIS. Cruz’s bill is very similar to one that then Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)—who is now running in New Hampshire against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)—and then Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) offered a couple of years ago.“As then-Secretary of State Hillary...
  • Dems block Cruz bill to strip U.S. citizenship from Islamic State defectors

    09/18/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | David Sherfinski
    Sen. Ted Cruz tried to get the Senate to consider a measure Thursday providing that any American who joins the fight with terrorist groups such as the Islamic State would immediately renounce their U.S. citizenship, but a Democratic senator objected, saying more time is necessary to weigh the significant constitutional issues it raises. Ahead of the Senate’s scheduled consideration Thursday afternoon of a proposal to arm and train Syrian rebels, part of President Obama’s strategy to combat the terrorist group, the Texas Republican asked for unanimous consent to pass the Expatriate Terrorist Act he introduced earlier this month. The measure...
  • (Joe) Lieberman: Obama lacks coherent anti-terror plan

    01/15/2014 9:02:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 8:58 PM EST | Laurie Kellman
    Former Sen. Joe Lieberman told a House panel Wednesday that President Barack Obama has “no coherent” anti-terrorism strategy in embattled countries where al-Qaida is gaining new influence, and that’s endangering the United States. “I do not, today, see a credible or coherent U.S. strategy right now, for exactly those countries—Syria, Iraq and Libya—that most threaten to emerge as al-Qaida’s newest and most dangerous footholds,” Connecticut’s Lieberman, who retired from the Senate last year, told the Homeland Security Committee. “If we don’t do something more than we’re doing now, they’re going to tip over,” Lieberman added of those countries. And if...
  • The Man to Thank for the Obamacare Mess (vanity)

    11/03/2013 7:43:31 AM PST · by BobL · 22 replies
    11/3/2013 | Self
    Hi people. Its been a while since I posted, but I feel the man who REALLY deserves the credit for making Obama and the other Democrats look like fools is not getting the credit he deserves - and that is Joe Lieberman. As some of you may remember, Senator Lieberman would not support the "Public Option", which was a fairly-cleverly designed plan to have a government-run policy show up when you went to the Obamacare website. The public option, of course, would be priced at the level the government chooses, and would not have to be accountable to anyone as...
  • Fox News Fossil John Bolton: President Wages War While Congress Just Declares War

    09/01/2013 11:31:51 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 53 replies
    9/1/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    I was watching Fox News last night, and John Bolton (R-GOP-e) was asked to give a reply to a previously recorded clip from Rand Paul, and Bolton seemed to be acting as if the president (Obama) is the one who gets to wage war, while Congress just gets to merely declare and/or authorize it. As if the president (be it Nixon, GHWB, or Clinton) sits on the throne and Congress' job is to merely place the crown on their heads and the scepter in their hands. Once again, it seems as if another Republican goes to bat for Obama (like...
  • NBC: McCain moving to head off filibuster change

    07/15/2013 11:37:05 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/15/13 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2005, then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist threatened to end the filibuster for judicial appointments by forcing a mid-session rule change on a majority vote, an act that would have ended two centuries of precedent. Before he could act, though, the Gang of 14 arose, led by Republican John McCain, to preserve the senatorial tradition, brokering a deal that left conservatives fuming by depriving Frist of his partisan majority. Eight years later, with Harry Reid threatening to take the same action on executive-branch appointments, where is that Old Gang of Ours? According to NBC, at least McCain might be riding...
  • Joe Lieberman: Iran 'Most Dangerous Challenge to US Security'

    07/10/2013 11:39:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 July 2013 | Dan Well
    While the tumultuous events in Egypt and Syria have focused the public's attention on civil strife in those countries, Iran remains the biggest threat to the United States in the Mideast, says former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. "The most dangerous challenge to U.S. national security brewing in the region continues to be the Iranian regime's pursuit of a nuclear-weapons capability," Lieberman, who served in the Senate as both a Democrat and an independent, writes in The Wall Street Journal.
  • Kyl Warns Against Isolationism

    06/24/2013 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 13, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Alana Goodman of the Washington Free Beacon reports: Former Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) criticized what he described as a resurgent isolationist streak in Congress during a breakfast discussion at the Capitol Hill Club on Tuesday. Kyl, who led the 2010 Senate fight against President Obama’s missile reduction treaty with Russia, also discussed the American Internationalism Project he launched with former Sen. Joe Lieberman at the American Enterprise Institute. The project seeks to promote the principles of national security, economic prosperity, and American values. “You see [this isolationist streak] both in the House and in the Senate,” said Kyl. “And...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • You too can Own a Piece of Obama BS

    08/27/2012 5:27:02 PM PDT · by MA~Bear · 5 replies
    Here is an interesting article about an letter up for sale, that President Obama is whining about the Republican Senate.
  • The risks of inaction in Syria (Three Stooges At It Again)

    08/06/2012 1:39:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 5, 2012 | John McCain, Joseph I. Lieberman and Lindsey O. Graham
    As fighting inside Syria intensifies and the opposition there renews its plea to the world for help, the Obama administration’s hands-off approach is increasingly at odds with both America’s values and its interests. Some have suggested that recent gains by the rebels — including offensives in Damascus and Aleppo, the assassination of key regime officials and several high-profile defections — prove that the Syrian opposition is on the path to victory and does not need our assistance.
  • Andrew Roraback (R) FAILs 2nd Amendment Q&A (CT 5th District)

    03/03/2012 5:27:15 PM PST · by DTogo · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | March 3, 2012 | DTogo
    "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Attended a CT 5th Distrcit Candidate "meet-n-greet" in Woodbury today sponsored by the Minortown Firearms Enthusiasts. At the end a Q&A was afforded with 4 of the 5 candidates: Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mark Greenberg, Andrew Roraback, Mike Clark, and Justin Bernier (who had to bug out early). They are looking to replace Liberal Democrat Chris Murphy (running for Lieberman's Senate seat - God help us).My first question was a simple yes/no on HR 822,...
  • Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike

    02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012
    Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons. The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.
  • Occupy UConn to confront Lieberman

    02/23/2012 3:09:55 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Members of Occupy UConn will confront U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday during his visit to campus about his commitment to increase debt, expand foreign wars and government surveillance of American citizens. Members said they want answers regarding Lieberman's willingness to send University of Connecticut students to die on the front lines to defend democratic freedoms, while sat the same time working to deny those same freedoms to American citizens. Lieberman was invited to the campus to discuss the Cybersecurity Act, a bill before Congress that he co-sponsored with three colleagues. Members of Occupy UConn were expected to confront Lieberman...
  • Rick Santorum, Mr. Bipartisan Compromise – and Mr. Pro Wrestling? {Praised Hillary/Boxer/Lieberman)

    02/19/2012 12:00:46 AM PST · by JediJones · 62 replies
    ABC News Political Punch ^ | 1/4/2012 | Jake Tapper
    But when running for re-election in 2006 against a tough Democratic challenger – Sen. Bob Casey, D-Penn., who ultimately beat him by 18 points – Santorum sought to portray himself as someone who worked with Democratic colleagues to get things done. In one vivid ad, Santorum stood in a pro wrestling ring to describe what politics should not be. “Too often, this is what it seems like in Washington,” narrates then-Senator Santorum over images of muscular costumed fellows beating each other. “But to get things done, you’ve got to work together.” He continued: “I teamed up with Joe Lieberman to...
  • Egypt risks 'disastrous' rupture in ties: US senators

    02/07/2012 6:14:12 PM PST · by ColdOne · 18 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 2/7/12 | AFP
    A trio of leading US senators on Tuesday warned Egypt that the risk of a "disastrous" rupture in ties had "rarely been greater" amid an escalating row over the planned trial of US pro-democracy activists. Republican senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte, joined by independent Joe Lieberman, also warned that US congressional "support for Egypt -- including continued financial assistance -- is in jeopardy." "The current crisis with the Egyptian government has escalated to such a level that it now threatens our long-standing partnership," the three senators wrote in a joint statement. "There are committed opponents of the United States...
  • Senate bill authorizes federal government to revoke citizenship of the American people

    01/15/2012 10:31:26 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/2012 | Doug Book
    A bill has been introduced in the United States Senate which will authorize the federal government to revoke the citizenship, creating practical expatriates, of American citizens. Introduced by Connecticut Independent Joe Lieberman and Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, S 1698, the “Enemy Expatriation Act,” is a simple, 2 page document which offers apparently innocent amendments and additions to existing federal legislation. (1) That legislation, known as Title 8, “…outlines the role of aliens and nationality in the U.S. Code.” And it is just one small piece of this massive and complex law which the Enemy Expatriation Act seeks to modify, that...
  • Lieberman directs staff to examine Fast and Furious coordination

    12/22/2011 9:49:47 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has directed the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which he chairs, to examine miscommunication between law enforcement agencies related to the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious. A spokesperson told The Daily Caller Wednesday that Lieberman “believe[s] that the lack of interagency coordination along the border merits further examination, and as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he has directed his staff to follow up with the relevant federal agencies on that topic.” SNIP With Lieberman’s committee now examining Fast and Furious details, that means two Senate...
  • Some Democrats refuse to back Obama

    11/13/2011 6:33:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov.13, 2011 | MANU RAJU & MARIN COGAN
    Sen. Joe Lieberman was treated like an outcast back in 2008 when he broke from the Senate Democratic Caucus and openly opposed Barack Obama’s bid for the White House. Asked last week if he’d back Obama in 2012, the Connecticut independent said, “I don’t know what I’m going to do.” This time around, there may be more Liebermans. A number of moderate Democrats like Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar and liberals like Sen. Bernie Sanders are declining to give their unqualified support for the president, saying they’re either too focused on their own races or are calling on the White House...
  • Lieberman: Obama admin. refuses to use phrase ‘violent Islamist extremism’

    09/03/2011 8:11:58 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept 1, 2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Connecticut chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said Thursday that the Obama administration has refused to use the term “violent Islamist extremism,” arguing that the White House’s overly cautious word parsing constitutes a refusal to ”speak honestly.” Sen. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, also said this makes the global fight against Islamic terrorism “harder” for the United States. Lieberman focused his criticism on a recent report issued by the administration, titled “Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Violent Extremism in the United States,” saying that it “suffers from several significant...
  • Former Rep. Shays to run for Senate (Lieberman is retiring)

    08/22/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/11
    Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) will run for the Senate, according to Greenwich Time, a local newspaper. Shays, who had sold his home in Connecticut and moved to Maryland after he was defeated by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) in 2008, has moved back to the Nutmeg State with his wife Betsi and recently re-registered to vote in the state. "Betsi and I [are] excited to be back in Connecticut," Shays told the newspaper. "These are all the steps that I am taking so that I can have the opportunity to run for Senate. I hope to be on the ballot...
  • Shoot the Jewish Senator in the Face: Not News?

    08/14/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug. 14, 2011 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    If a Jew -- and a senior-ranking US Senator at that -- is targeted with violence and nobody bothers to report it, does it still count as news? Well, that's what happened. Dmitry Dyatlov, a 23 year-old Philadelphia resident originally from Uzbekistan, wrote in his rambling and frequently offensive personal blog that although watching a Rammstein (Teutonic eurometal rock band) concert is so great it's even "better than killing Jews," that "there is, at least, one Jew, who we absolutely must shoot in the face (many times), ASAP: Joe Lieberman." In addition to his being Jewish, Dyatlov "hates" Lieberman, he...
  • Tom Coburn, Joe Lieberman Unveil Plan to Save Medicare

    06/28/2011 4:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/28/2011 | Andrew Stiles
    Last month, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) voted against the House Republican budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), which includes significant reforms to Medicare. After doing so, the former Democrat says, he could not in good conscience do nothing, as that would signal an endorsement of the status quo, which when it comes to Medicare, as well as the national debt, is simply unsustainable. Indeed, the program’s own trustees admit as much. So Lieberman took to the pages of the Washington Post to offer his own plan to preserve Medicare for future generations. Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.)...
  • Arianna To Lieberman: 'For Sake Of Country, Hope You Don't Become Secretary Of Defense'

    01/20/2011 5:08:50 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say this for Arianna Huffington: she didn't stab Joe Lieberman in the back. On Morning Joe today, the HuffPo founder went for the full frontal assault, telling the outgoing senator to his face "I sincerely hope for the sake of the country that you do not become Secretary of Defense." Lieberman was not defenseless, at one point condescendingly spelling out for Arianna's sake the name of the author of a report he relied on to conclude Saddam was developing WMD. When Arianna huffed that there was nothing in the report that proves anything, Lieberman sniped "I don't think you've read...
  • Joe Lieberman to retire in 2012

    01/18/2011 3:07:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | January 18, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman (I) will not seek a fifth term in 2012, according two Democratic sources familiar with the decision. Lieberman's office did not offer any comment on his plans, saying only that he would make an announcement tomorrow in Stamford, Connecticut. "The Senator's remarks tomorrow will stand on their own," said a Lieberman spokeswoman. Lieberman will be the second Democratic senator to make public his plans to leave the chamber in the past 24 hours. On Tuesday morning, North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad said he would not seek a a fifth term in 2012. On the Republican side,...
  • “No Labels” Group Meets … Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, it’s just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with “No Lables”, no worries, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s their declaration: We are not labels – we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Senate backers launch last-ditch effort to repeal military gay ban

    12/11/2010 10:55:58 PM PST · by onyx · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/10 04:48 PM ET | Roxana Tiron
    Next week will be crucial for gay rights advocates and congressional supporters of repealing the “Don't ask, don't tell” law. Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) are working to garner support for a standalone bill to repeal the Clinton-era ban on openly gay people serving in the military. Lieberman and Collins formally introduced that bill on Friday. The Senate this week dealt a severe blow to repeal when it fell short of the 60 votes necessary to start considering the defense authorization bill, which contains the repeal provision. At this point the standalone repeal bill is a last-ditch...
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  • Joe Lieberman: from Dem to Independent to Kingmaker?

    10/23/2010 7:25:22 AM PDT · by Texas Peartree · 12 replies
    The Voice of Reason ^ | October 23, 2010 | Texas Peartree
    I always thought that, for a Democrat, Connecticut's Joe Lieberman was a-ok. Before becoming Al Gore's 2000 running-mate, Joe was known as a relatively conservative Democrat from a deeply blue state. For example, Joe supported school choice and was a big proponent of aggressive military procurement. He supported the wars (which caused the liberal blogosphere to explode with fury and misused big words). More than anything, Joe was/is the one person on the Democrat caucus who understands the iron rule of geo-politics: you must help your allies (e.g. Israel) and punish your enemies (e.g. Syria). When a liberal loon ran...
  • LIEBERMAN DELIVERS ADDRESS ON THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POWER IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    09/29/2010 1:14:15 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    Lieberman.senate.gov ^ | 09.29.10 | Sen. Joe Lieberman
    Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) today delivered a major policy address on “The Future of American Power in the Middle East” at forum hosted by Council on Foreign Relations. “Certainly the door to the negotiating table should remain open to the Iranians—but it is equally certain that the Iranians must not be rewarded simply for showing up at the table. The test is not whether the Iranian regime is talking, but what the regime is doing. As long as centrifuges are spinning and uranium is being enriched, the pressure from sanctions on Iran must keep growing.” “It is time for us...
  • Just ten percent separates Linda McMahon and Richard Blumenthal in the latest poll

    08/10/2010 3:07:17 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 48 replies
    The Hartford Government Examiner ^ | August 6, 2010 | Zach Dendas
    Quinnipiac University, among other things, has an extremely reliable and newsworthy polling institute which recently just came out with yet another interesting poll for Connecticut voters. A poll taken just two days ago on Wednesday reveals Linda McMahon, a Republican candidate for Senate, cutting into the previous 20 point deficit she held against Democrat Richard Blumenthal. McMahon, maybe from her massive commercial and mailing spree, is coming significantly close to Mr. Blumenthal. Director of the Quinnipiac Polling institute, Dr. Douglas Schwartz says that the reason Mrs. McMahon is reaching the hearts and minds of many voters is because of the...