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  • 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...
  • 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)
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Amazon Pulls Plug on WikiLeaks

  • 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...
  • Senators propose granting president emergency Internet power

    06/11/2010 7:54:43 AM PDT · by devane617 · 304 replies · 5,952+ views
    cnet ^ | 06/11/2010 | declan mcclugagh
    A new U.S. Senate bill would grant the president far-reaching emergency powers to seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet. The legislation announced Thursday says that companies such as broadband providers, search engines, or software firms that the government selects "shall immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by the Department of Homeland Security. Anyone failing to comply would be fined.
  • Joe Lieberman Says “It’s Possible” That He Could Run as Moderate Republican in 2012 (Video)

    01/26/2010 5:56:55 AM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies · 2,823+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jim Hoft
    Senator Joe Lieberman told Eyewitness News 3 that it is possible that he could run as a “good old-fashioned New England Republican” in 2012. Lieberman says he was kicked out of the Democratic party in the 2006 primary after his stance on the Iraq War. For the record, Joe Lieberman was right on Iraq. The surge was a huge success and today Iraq is continuing to take steps on its path towards democracy… no thanks to the cut-and-run democrats and the state-run media who did everything they could to impede success in this front against Al-Qaeda and radical Islam.
  • No vote without Joe: Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

    12/19/2009 3:06:54 PM PST · by lightman · 101 replies · 4,359+ views
    self | 19 December AD 2009 | lightman
    Senator Joe Lieberman is snowed in up in Connecticut--which means no vote on Øbama "Care" until he can make it back to DC! In honor of this fortuitous blizzard Oh the healthcare reform is frightful Status quo is so delightful And since there’s no vote sans Joe Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! The Dems don’t show signs of stopping Our tax rates will soon be popping Cancer screens will be cut real low Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! If Joe finally leaves tonight How he'll hate going out in the storm! But...
  • Michael Moore Threatens To Boycott Conn.

    12/17/2009 12:03:53 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 48 replies · 1,313+ views
    WFSB TV - Hartford, CT ^ | December 16-17, 2009 | Unattributed
    Lieberman Criticized For Health Care Reform Opposition HARTFORD, Conn. -- Filmmaker and political commentator Michael Moore threatened to boycott Connecticut if Sen. Joe Lieberman is not recalled. Moore made the threat on Twitter Wednesday. In his Tweet, Moore said, "People of Connecticut: What have u done 2 this country? We hold u responsible. Start recall of Lieberman 2day or we'll boycott your state." Politico reported Tuesday that Rep. Rosa DeLauro called for the recall of Lieberman. DeLauro said, "No one should hold health care hostage, including Joe Lieberman, and I'll say it flat out, I think he ought to be...
  • Fort Hood attack likely Islamist terrorism, Cornyn and Lieberman say

    11/17/2009 4:04:31 PM PST · by Dubya · 15 replies · 756+ views
    STAR=TELEGRAM ^ | John Gravois
    Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is joining Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in publicly declaring that the attack on Fort Hood is likely an act of Islamist terrorism. Cornyn wrote a letter to President Barack Obama today urging the White House not to let "political correctness" get in the way of investigating the Nov. 5 massacre that left 13 people dead and more than 30 wounded.
  • [LEFTIST] Protestors Arrested at Lieberman's Office (VIDEO)

    11/05/2009 11:09:31 AM PST · by unixfox · 35 replies · 1,443+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/-5/2009 | Z. Byron Wolf
    It is protest day, for the Left and the Right, on Capitol Hill. First out of the gate - 9 Protesters backing a universal health care system briefly occupied Sen. Joe Lieberman's office this morning. Protesters were arrested, one by one, and dragged out of his office amid chants of "Everyone in and noone out, universal healthcare now!" and "Represent Connecticut, not AETNA!"
  • Joe Wilson To Attend Sc Republican Rally (Joe Wilson a big fund raising draw)

    09/26/2009 7:05:30 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 26 replies · 2,051+ views
    AIKEN, S.C. (AP) The South Carolina congressman who gained national attention for shouting "you lie" at President Obama during a speech to Congress will attend a Republican rally in Aiken. The Aiken Standard reports the Saturday rally will be held at the Republican Party headquarters in Aiken. Some have called the event a fundraiser and a show of support for Wilson. Aiken County Councilman Scott Singer called the rally awkward. He said he didn't want the rally to appear to support of Wilson's outburst. Wilson's shout at the president came after Obama said that extending health care to all Americans...
  • Sen. Lieberman to Alec Baldwin: 'Make my day'

    08/24/2009 6:41:22 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 78 replies · 4,038+ views
    YAHOO-AP News ^ | 8-24-09 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has a message for actor Alec Baldwin, who is reportedly considering a move to Connecticut to challenge Lieberman in 2012: "Make my day."

    04/25/2009 1:31:38 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 814+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV ^ | April 23, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: THE BRIEFING ROOM THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President ______________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2009 VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN ISSUES STATEMENT ON ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL GENE DODARO’S TESTIMONY AT HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS HEARING Vice President Biden issued this statement following the testimony of GAO Acting Comptroller General Gene Dodaro at this morning’s Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing: "From the beginning, we committed to not only work at record speed to provide immediate economic relief under the Recovery Act, but to do so with unprecedented accountability...
  • Senate Passes Lieberman Amendment to Increase Army by 30,000 Soldiers

    04/02/2009 8:38:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 26 replies · 1,635+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 02, 2009
    A press release from Lieberman's office, announcing the passage of an amendment this evening: The United States Senate today adopted an amendment to the budget resolution, introduced by Senator Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), to increase the end strength of the United States Army by 30,000 personnel. Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Mark Begich (D-AK) and John Thune (R-SD) co-sponsored the amendment. “Today’s vote shows that Congress is ready and willing to support those who voluntarily serve our country," Lieberman said. “This amendment is an important step in the right direction, and will help grow the Army to prepare it both for its...
  • Secret Ballots, Blatant Irony (Senate Dems to use secret ballot for Lieberman's fate!)

    11/17/2008 8:57:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,732+ views
    NRO ^ | November 17, 2008 | Mark Hemingway
    Congressional Quarterly: Senator Says Secret-Ballot in Private Meeting to Determine Whether Democrats Punish Lieberman Senate Democrats will vote by secret ballot on Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman ’s fate this week, according to North Dakota Sen. Byron L. Dorgan . The caucus is due to meet Tuesday to decide whether Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, should be punished for his aggressive support of Sen. John McCain , R-Ariz., for president. Secret ballot, eh? Well, reminding Democrats of this episode should prove amusing when they try and pass card check legislation.
  • "reaching across the Aisle" Obama style

    11/09/2008 2:10:51 PM PST · by kendwell · 31 replies · 145+ views
    WLBZ TV News, Bangor, Maine
    State wide news ,friday 07 Nov, Cabinet positions have been offered and turned cown by Senators Snowe and Collins. According to this news story, Collins was offered Dept of Homeland Security.
  • Reid looking to remove Lieberman as committee head

    11/06/2008 3:48:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies · 3,089+ views
    AP ^ | 11/06/08 | ANDREW MIGA
    Sen. Joe Lieberman's affiliation with Democrats was in question after a meeting Thursday with Majority Leader Harry Reid, steamed over the Connecticut independent's high-profile support of John McCain for president. Reid, in a sternly worded statement after the 45-minute meeting, said no official decisions have been made. But an aide to the Nevada Democrat said Reid was leaning toward removing Lieberman as chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions were confidential. "While I understand that Sen. Lieberman has voted with Democrats a majority of the time, his...
  • This is a Strategy? (Lieberman tells Fox that McCain won't target Obama/Wright Ties)

    10/06/2008 9:31:33 AM PDT · by mojito · 92 replies · 1,988+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 10/6/2008 | Charles Johnson
    Good grief. Lieberman: McCain draws the line at using Rev. Wright. "Wallace asked Lieberman if McCain would bring up Rev. Jeremiah Wright after condemning state Republican parties for running ads criticizing Obama for his relationship with the controversial figure." "Lieberman responded: “He [McCain] didn’t like that approach. Senator McCain feels that same way about bringing up Reverend Wright through his campaign. And that’s the kind of line drawing that I think John McCain is all about.” "Later on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said the McCain camp would be “out of their mind” to not bring up Obama’s relationship with...
  • Jurek Martin: Nervous Nellies fear for Obama

    09/26/2008 10:33:14 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 28 replies · 1,243+ views
    Financial Times of London ^ | 9.26.08 | Jurek Martin in Washington
    Nervous Nellies is an establishment on Deer Island, Maine, selling excellent jams and chutneys in a weird and wonderful garden featuring sculptures made of household junk and old car parts. It also pretty much describes the state of mind of the Democratic Party as it contemplates a presidential election it knows it ought to win but could lose. That mindset was not improved by the televised debate between Barack Obama and John McCain, at least if my personal Democratic focus group, consisting of three women, a business executive, a writer on culture and a think tank director, and one man,...
  • Lieberman to Hannity: Harry Reid Told Me, "I Need John McCain's Help"

    09/25/2008 1:28:09 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 16 replies · 458+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 25, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    I didn’t hear it personally, but I have it from a reliable source, that Sen. Joe Lieberman told Sean Hannity the following on the radio this afternoon. SEN LIEBERMAN: [Laughs]. Yeah, I mean it is true, it’s odd in terms of the typical stereotypes of the two parties. Senator McCain I’m not saying hasn’t gotten some money from Wall Street but the major recipient of the contributions from Wall Street executives and employees has been Sen. Obama. I’m disappointed, I think this is a great act of leadership by John McCain, this is the guy I’ve come to know and...
  • Lieberman calls for voters to cross party lines

    09/02/2008 11:49:53 PM PDT · by Fred Nerks · 29 replies · 226+ views
    MSNBC ^ | updated 12:11 a.m. ET Sept. 3, 2008 | By Alex Johnson
    Gore’s 2000 running mate says Obama would be a fine leader — later Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the Democrats’ vice presidential nominee in 2000, urged Democrats to cross party lines Tuesday night and cast their votes for Sen. John McCain of Arizona, telling they they could “always count on him to be straight with you about where he stands and to stand for what he thinks is right regardless of politics.” Lieberman, who is now officially an independent but continues to caucus with the Democrats, was addressing delegates at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., but he...

    08/21/2008 8:10:10 AM PDT · by quintr · 32 replies · 221+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    This is an in-between day. It's as if people are holding their breaths, maybe planning a quick shopping trip to pick up last minute stuff before they head off to Denver where the Democratic National Convention will begin on the 25th. The invitations are in the mail. Mine hasn't arrived yet, so I guess I won't be going. And I won't be going to St. Paul either when the Republicans get together for their big hoohah. That one I'd actually like to go to. Not since Ronald Reagan changed his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican has there been the...
  • Sen. Joe Lieberman: Iran's Activities 'An Act of War'

    08/07/2008 9:01:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 128+ views
    Newsmax ^ | August 7, 2008 | David A. Patten
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman termed Iran's training of Iraqi insurgents "an act of war" in a Florida appearance Wednesday evening on behalf of Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. The independent Democrat from Connecticut spoke at length about the threats facing both the state of Israel and the United States during a town hall meeting at the Palm Beach Synagogue in South Florida, describing McCain as ready to face global dangers as commander-in-chief from his first day in office. Lieberman said that by loosing its elite Kuds revolutionary force to train extremists to fight in Iraq, the Iranian regime has "been responsible...
  • ABC: McCain “now seriously considering” Lieberman for VP

    07/30/2008 6:57:53 PM PDT · by pissant · 197 replies · 611+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7/30/08 | Allahpundit
    He’s going to transform the party — by turning us into hawkish Democrats? Nuance. There’s a bigger point — and this initial volley, they say, lays the groundwork for it. They will be sharpening McCain’s message that he, not Obama, is the true change agent, a man who’s repeatedly taken unpopular stands, made the hard calls and forged bipartisan alliances. Part of the calculus now is how his VP choice will further sharpen that message. There is significant support among top McCain advisers that he make a “transformative” pick who would change the Republican Party — someone who would appeal...
  • Captains of Industry Could Populate McCain Cabinet ( Lieberman Potential Cabinet Member)

    01/11/2008 7:14:57 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 57 replies · 2,451+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 11th, 2008 | Andy Sullivan
    MT. PLEASANT, South Carolina - Cisco Systems’ John Chambers and FedEx founder Fred Smith could be among those asked to serve in a John McCain cabinet, the Arizona senator said on Friday. Photo credit: Reuters/Jim Young. US Senator John McCain greets supporters at a campaign event in Summerville, South Carolina, January 11, 2008. But their services would have to come at a discount. “I want to go get the best and the brightest, whether they’re Republican or Democrat, and I’m going to tell these men and women: ‘Work for a dollar. Work for a dollar a year. You’ve done pretty...
  • Obama splits Black Caucus

    01/17/2008 9:55:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies · 98+ views
    Politico ^ | Jan 17, 2008 06:03 AM EST | Josephine Hearn
    Obama splits Black CaucusBy: Josephine Hearn Jan 17, 2008 06:03 AM EST The Clinton supporters have said their endorsements didn’t hinge on race. (Composite photo by Photo: AP Even though Barack Obama may become the first African-American ever to represent a major party as the nominee for president, many black lawmakers on Capitol Hill are not supporting him. And that’s creating tensions within the Congressional Black Caucus.More than a third of the black members of Congress are backing Hillary Rodham Clinton or John Edwards in the presidential primary, a stance that puts them at odds with many of their...
  • Lieberman: Friendly with GOP, lying about Democrats (cracks start to seep)

    11/30/2007 7:31:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 95+ views ^ | 11/30/07 | PETER URBAN
    Lieberman: Friendly with GOP, lying about DemocratsPETER URBAN Article Last Updated: 11/30/2007 10:01:46 PM EST As an independently elected Democrat, freed to pursue issues outside the restrictive partisan lines, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman has done little to foster bipartisanship on the central issue of the day. In fact, Lieberman had done more to widen the partisan divide on the Iraq war than mend it. Fresh from his most recent visit to Iraq, Lieberman went on Fox's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," where he chastised Democrats for failing to acknowledge post-surge progress in Iraq. "This is the third time I've...
  • Lieberman hits out at 'paranoid' Democrats

    The 2008 Democratic candidates are beholden to a "hyper-partisan, politically paranoid" liberal base that could endanger the final nominee's chances of winning next year's presidential election, Joe Lieberman, the former vice-presidential Democratic candidate, said yesterday. In his most outspoken attack on fellow Democrats since he was unsuccessfully challenged last year by Ned Lamont, a liberal Democrat, for his Senate seat in Connecticut, Mr Lieberman yesterday said he might not vote for the Democratic presidential nominee next year.
  • Arianna Huffington Likens Joe Lieberman To A `Horrible Disease`

    01/13/2007 11:55:02 AM PST · by chessplayer · 37 replies · 811+ views
    "Huffington Outnasties Olbermann"
  • Huffington Outnasties Olbermann: Lieberman Like 'A Horrible Disease'

    01/12/2007 6:50:43 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies · 1,032+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How do you know when someone's gone off the deep end of the liberal pool? When they manage to outduel even Keith Olbermann at calumny. On this evening's show, Olbermann and Arianna Huffington were discussing Joe Lieberman's support for President Bush's Iraq policy. Olbermann's opening bid was to suggest, given Liebermans's support for traditional Dem positions on issues like ethics and global warming and the fact that "he could give the Senate to the GOP if he feels crossed or just feels like it," that the independent Democratic senator from CT was a "necessary evil" from the Dems' viewpoint. Arianna...
  • Lieberman as next Attorney General?

    08/28/2007 9:46:49 PM PDT · by abc123alphabetagamma · 31 replies · 1,272+ views
    That's what Marjorie Cohn is saying on The Thom Hartmann Show. The talk started a few hours ago, from what they're saying. (not that it didn't occur to any of us earlier, but it's going around now) Per Cohn: * It would stop the Senate investigations dead in their tracks. * It would guarantee a Senate confirmation. * It would change the balance of power in the Senate, in favor of the Republicans. * And it smells of Karl Rove. Her advice? Barrage the Senate with calls. Make sure this doesn't happen. It would be an unmitigated disaster.
  • Lieberman escalates attack on Iraq critics

    07/30/2007 9:42:05 PM PDT · by Jean S · 53 replies · 1,726+ views
    The Hill ^ | 7/31/07 | Manu Raju
    Ever since Connecticut Democrats refused to back him for a fourth term in Congress, Joe Lieberman has been burnishing his independent credentials in the narrowly divided Senate while becoming increasingly critical of the Democratic Party on the war in Iraq. Lieberman, the Democrats’ 2000 vice presidential nominee, insists he is not actively considering joining the Republican Party. But he is keeping that possibility wide open as his disenchantment grows with Democratic leaders. The main sticking points are their attempts to end the war in Iraq and their hesitation to take a harder line against Iran. “I think either [Democrats] are,...
  • Fox News Channel: Duncan Hunter will be responding to email questions at the top of the hour!

    07/29/2007 1:34:50 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 89 replies · 3,015+ views
    <p>Julie Banderas just gave out an email address for questions, sorry I missed it. Duncan Hunter on Fox News Channel!</p>
  • Iran Amendment offered by Lieberman, McCain, Kyl, Graham, and Coleman

    07/12/2007 9:21:14 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 25 replies · 2,183+ views
    U.S. Senate ^ | July 11, 2007
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Lieberman, McCain, Kyl, Graham, and Coleman today introduced a bipartisan amendment to the Defense Authorization Act, confronting the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran over its proxy attacks on American soldiers in Iraq. The amendment details the publicly available evidence put forward over the past year by General David Petraeus, commanding general of Multi-National Force Iraq, and others about Iran’s violent and destabilizing activities in Iraq. The amendment states that “the murder of members of the United States Armed Forces by a foreign government or its agents is an intolerable act of hostility against the...
  • Iran's Proxy War (Op-Ed by Joe Lieberman)

    07/05/2007 9:29:24 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 1,043+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 6, 2007 | Senator Joseph Lieberman
    Earlier this week, the U.S. military made public new and disturbing information about the proxy war that Iran is waging against American soldiers and our allies in Iraq. According to Brig. Gen. Kevin Bergner, the U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad, the Iranian government has been using the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah to train and organize Iraqi extremists, who are responsible in turn for the murder of American service members. Gen. Bergner also revealed that the Quds Force--a special unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps whose mission is to finance, arm and equip foreign Islamist terrorist movements--has taken groups of...
  • Lieberman: Iran Has Decared War [on the United States]

    07/02/2007 3:39:23 PM PDT · by hardback · 35 replies · 1,515+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 3:39 PM EDT, July 2, 2007 | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON - Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman asserted Monday that the Iranian government has in effect declared war on the United States. Lieberman commented after a U.S. military spokesman said Tehran's senior officials were aware of efforts to encourage violence against Americans in Iraq. "The fact is that the Iranian government has by its actions declared war on us," said Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with Senate Democrats. As a result, he continued, "The United States government has a responsibility to use all instruments at its disposal to stop these terrorist attacks against our soldiers and allies in Iraq, including...
  • Hunger-Striker Collapses in Lieberman's Office

    06/28/2007 5:40:02 PM PDT · by bikerMD · 37 replies · 950+ views
    Drudgereport ^ | Thu Jun 28 2007 18:35:47 ET | Unknown
    Bay area CODEPINK member collapsed in Lieberman's office after 10 days of an ongoing hunger-strike to gain a meeting with the Senator. Outraged by Senator Lieberman's comments on CBS on June 15 about wanting to bomb Iran, CODEPINK member Leslie Angeline, 50, decided to start a hunger strike until she could meet with the senator. A meeting was scheduled then cancelled by Lieberman's office, resulting in over 50 members of CODEPINK and Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli and Jewish communities to converge on the Senator's office. 3 days later the Senator from Connecticut repeated his accusations and proposed military attack against Iran....
  • Lieberman proposes House seat for D.C.

    05/02/2007 5:36:09 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 56 replies · 949+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | May 2, 2007 | Jim Abrams
    Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch said Tuesday he's supporting legislation to create new House seats for his home state of Utah and the District of Columbia, boosting chances that after two centuries residents of the nation's capital will get a vote in Congress. Hatch joined Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., in sponsoring the Senate version of a bill, passed by the House last month, that would permanently add two seats to the 435-seat House, giving one to the Democratic district and another, provisionally, to Republican-leaning Utah. Most House Republicans joined the Bush White House in opposing the bill, saying the Constitution denies...
  • Lieberman: Patience Thin With Iran (Sen. Joe Lieberman On Iranian Nukes)

    04/24/2007 6:15:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 629+ views ^ | April 24, 2007
    Lieberman: Patience Thin With Iran April 24, 2007 Sen. Joe Lieberman said the United States would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons and warned that America was losing patience with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s regime. "The world cannot allow this nation with this leader having said what he has said to get nuclear weapons,” Lieberman said during a speech at a synagogue in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday. "The U.S. would never say that it would not use military power to at least try to knock out part of the nuclear weapons program of Iran to at least delay the...
  • Joementum to the GOP?

    11/13/2006 8:27:49 AM PST · by Checkers · 51 replies · 1,727+ views
    TownHall ^ | 11.13.2006 | Hugh Hewitt
    It hasn’t been the best week, and with the Iraq Study Group apparently poised to release its eagerly awaited plan for surrender later today, things are unlikely to get better anytime soon. So, before we get to the serious stuff, let’s cling to one piece of positive news. Yesterday, Joe Lieberman refused to rule out the idea of caucusing with the Republicans in the Senate. As I typed that sentence and prepared to hit the “publish” button, I could sense veins popping across the progressive blogosphere. The AP reports: "Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut said yesterday that he will...
  • Lieberman refuses to close door on switching parties

    11/12/2006 11:10:08 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 97 replies · 2,891+ views
    AP ^ | November 12, 2006
    Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday repeated his pledge to caucus with Senate Democrats when the 110th Congress convenes in January, but refused to slam the door on possibly moving to the Republican side of the aisle. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if he might follow the example of Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont, who left the Republicans in 2001 and became an independent, ending Republican control of the U.S. Senate, Lieberman refused to discount the possibility. "I'm not ruling it out but I hope I don't get to that point," he said. "And I must say -- and with...
  • Lieberman refuses to close door on switching parties

    11/12/2006 7:11:56 PM PST · by jern · 67 replies · 2,176+ views
    AP ^ | 11/12/2006 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. --Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday repeated his pledge to caucus with Senate Democrats when the 110th Congress convenes in January, but refused to slam the door on possibly moving to the Republican side of the aisle. Asked on NBC's "Meet the Press" if he might follow the example of Sen. Jim Jeffords of Vermont, who left the Republicans in 2001 and became an independent, ending Republican control of the U.S. Senate, Lieberman refused to discount the possibility. "I'm not ruling it out but I hope I don't get to that point," he said. "And I must say --...
  • Lieberman stands firm on Iraq war

    11/19/2006 2:10:13 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies · 680+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | 11/19/2006 | Peter Urban
    Connecticut voters who worried that Sen. Joe Lieberman might embrace calls by Democrats to withdraw from Iraq can rest easy — that option doesn't appear to be on his plate. The Senate Armed Services Committee convened a hearing last week to discuss the situation in Iraq and Lieberman made it clear through his questioning that he does not favor a withdrawal. Emboldened by victories in the mid-term elections where the central issue was Iraq, Democrats are pressing for a change in course that will bring American troops home sooner, rather than later. Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., who will chair the...
  • Lieberman(R)

    11/08/2006 6:29:28 PM PST · by Raebie · 89 replies · 2,283+ views
    Yeah, I know. Another vanity. But I'm wondering...any chance he might flip?
  • Lieberman, Seniority Sure, Has No Plans to Join G.O.P.

    11/08/2006 8:46:13 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 81 replies · 1,537+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 9, 2006 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Lieberman, Seniority Sure, Has No Plans to Join G.O.P. Mr. Lieberman said he spoke Wednesday morning to Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, and that Mr. Reid assured him that he would retain his seniority despite having bolted the party after losing its primary in August to run on his own party line.
  • Lieberman: Withdrawal would be a 'very serious mistake'

    11/15/2006 2:33:41 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 31 replies · 877+ views
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2006 | Alexander Mooney
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, may have agreed to caucus with the Democrats in the next congressional term, but the Connecticut independent made it clear Wednesday he would not hold the party line on a call for phased troop withdrawals. "Both general Abizaid and Ambassador Satterfield were quite clear and to me convincing, that for congress to order the beginning of a phased redeployment, a withdrawal of American troops from Iraq within the next 4 to 6 months would be a very serious mistake and would endanger ultimate the United States," Lieberman told reporters after the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on...
  • Senate Democrats give Lieberman standing ovation

    11/14/2006 6:33:20 PM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 43 replies · 1,542+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/14/06
    Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Senate Democrats give Lieberman standing ovation WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who bolted the Democratic party after losing a primary election this year to run as an independent, won a standing ovation at a closed meeting of all Senate Democrats Tuesday. /snip "It's been a helluva year," Lieberman told the group before imploring them to heed the lessons of the midterm election and "be willing to compromise" with Republicans. Lieberman, who now calls himself an "Independent Democrat," was asked if the warm reception helped remove lingering bitterness from the campaign when many of his...