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Joseph Lieberman

Sam Stein

Lieberman To Miss DISCLOSE Act Vote, Virtually Guaranteeing Defeat | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats will be one vote down when they consider sweeping campaign finance disclosure legislation this afternoon as Senator Joseph Lieberman ...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: No One In White House Supports Lieberman's Citizenship Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters that, as far as he knows, there isn't a single official inside the White House who backs Sen. Joseph...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Obama Won't Get Nukes Treaty Without Major Changes | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) predicted on Sunday that President Obama would not get the votes needed to pass his nuclear arms reduction treaty w...

Sam Stein

Terrorist Trials: Lieberman Criticizes Obama Admin For Prosecuting Terrorists In Civilian Courts | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) argued on Sunday that the Obama administration had erred in its decision to place several terrorist suspects into the c...

Obama Team Turns on Engines in Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Recently I had the opportunity to meet some "senior administration officials" regarding the contours of the recently released "National Security Strategy" by the President.

No Tea Parties for "Bibi"

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arrival in Washington shortly after President Barack Obama's victory on health care reform had both symbolic significance and practical implications for the Likud leader.

In Ending DADT, America Comes Out of the Closet

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

If there's one lesson we should have learned in the debate over gay service, it's that "don't ask, don't tell" was never about military effectiveness. It was a moral and political abuse of power, propped up by a ban on speaking truth to that power.

No Rest for the Warriors: After Health Care, the Battle Turns to Climate Change

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

I've got some bad news for my friends who have worked so tirelessly for this moment: there is no time to rest. You may all need a vacation right now, but we can't afford that.

All Aboard for the Energy Bill

Nancy Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Jackson

Sell the energy bill on smart economics and smarter geopolitics. Don't lead with climate, but don't hesitate to mention that smart, cost-effective energy choices manage climate risk, too.

Sam Stein

Lincoln: Obama Never Called Me On Health Care, I Had To Call Him | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The time may have passed for the president to personally lobby skeptical senators on both health care reform in general and the public option in parti...

Sam Stein

Lieberman Urges Party To Go Centrist After Mass. Election | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eager to prove that the Democratic Party left him and not the other way around, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) urged his colleagues on Tuesday to mov...

Sam Stein

Lieberman: 'I Don't Think Anybody Thinks This Bill Will Pass' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), reaffirmed on Sunday that he will support a Republican filibuster of any health care bill that includes a governme...

Frank Rich: The Missing Link Between Fort Hood And The War In Afghanistan

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For all the right's jeremiads, its own brand of political correctness kept it from connecting two crucial dots: how our failing war against terrorists...

Sam Stein

Lieberman's Conn. Colleagues: He's Out Of Touch With Constituents On Public Plan | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of Connecticut's five members of the House of Representatives accused the state's junior senator, Joseph Lieberman, of turning his back on the int...

Connecticut's Game of Campaign Musical Chairs: Everyone Please Move up One Space

Suzanne Langlois | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Langlois

Connecticut's game of campaign musical chairs was set in motion by Governor Jodi Rell's decision to not seek reelection in 2010.

Sam Stein

Opt-Out Public Option Gains Steam Among Dems, But Questions Remain | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Jeff Muskus Democratic senators were largely caught off-guard on Thursday as a compromise approach to health care reform -- emergin...

Pet Peeves for the New Year

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Didn't the bankers and industrialists just ruin the global economy? What gives them the right to ruin the public schools?

Sam Stein

Lieberman Closer To Supporting Reform, But Not There Yet | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One day after he single-handedly killed off a provision to expand Medicare, Sen. Joseph Lieberman is still not promising to support the Democratic hea...

Sam Stein

Lieberman Tells Reid To His Face: I'll Vote Against Current Health Care Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) informed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in a face-to-face meeting on Sunday that he will vote against a...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

As the health care battle intensifies, insurance giant Aetna says it plans to raise its rates in 2010 and, as a result, expects to lose over 600,000 customers...while boosting profits. It's addition by subtraction, health care style. Aetna President Mark Bertolini justified the move as "ensuring that each customer is priced to an appropriate margin." You can feel the humanity in every syllable. Aetna's third quarter earnings were up 26 percent year over year. But that's not enough for Bertolini. The company did, however, make enough to spend more than $2 million on lobbying this year. Coincidentally, Aetna is headquartered in Connecticut, home of Joe Lieberman, who, during his Senate career, has received over $2.4 million from the health care sector -- and who remains steadfastly opposed to a public option. Feel free to connect the dots of a broken system.

Bring Back the Cots! The Filibuster and Health Care Reform

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Paradoxically, the filibuster -- a classic device of obstruction -- may turn out to be the unexpected pathway to health care reform.

Time for Liberals to Give Up on the Public Option

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

The dream of a national health insurance system that guarantees that matters of life or death are not a function of wealth can finally come true, but only if the public option is put aside for now.

Ryan Grim

Lieberman Willing To Sink Health Care Reform... But He Would Really Hate To Do It (AUDIO) | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat from Connecticut, emerged Tuesday afternoon from a meeting with his caucus as the center of attention -- ...

Sam Stein

Lowell Weicker, Lieberman's First GOP Opponent, Touts Government-Run Insurance | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One dominant feature of the story of Sen. Joseph Lieberman's role in the current health care debate is the regret felt by some Connecticut voters who ...

My Letter to Joe Lieberman

Judy Palnick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Palnick

My husband is a doctor of Medicare age and a year away from retirement. My policy under Cobra would be more than $38,000 a year. My life depends on early qualification into Medicare or a public option.