POLITICS
11/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Lieberman Aiming To Weaken Climate Change Legislation

Sen. Joe Lieberman alienated a lot of Democrats last year when he campaigned for John McCain and dismissed Barack Obama as a "talker" rather than a leader.

He may be on the verge of doing it again.

In an effort to resuscitate some version of the House climate change bill in the Senate, the Connecticut independent is trying to get Republicans and moderate Democrats on board by adding money for coal power and nuclear plants -- changes that would infuriate many of the bill's liberal supporters.

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