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Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Demanded As Much From Lieberman As Progressives | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted on Tuesday that the president has been consistent in demanding that both moderates and progressives ...

Obama: Senate 'On The Precipice' Of Passing Health Care Reform

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Prodded by President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats won tentative backing from one holdout and worked intensely to satisfy another ...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama 'Absolutely' Did Everything To Get Public Option, Despite No Talks With Lieberman | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs insisted once more that President Obama did everything he could to get a public option through the Senate, ev...

White House To Reid: Cut A Deal With Lieberman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Politico reported Monday afternoon that the White House is urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to cut a deal with Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-...

Avigdor Lieberman: Iran Is Obstacle To Mideast Peace

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Iran is the main obstacle to peace in the Mideast, Israel's new foreign minister said in an interview published Friday. Avigdor Lie...

Avigdor Lieberman: Already A Problem For Obama

Inter Press Service | Helena Cobban | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, Apr 3 (IPS) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government was sworn in Tuesday - just one day later his foreign minister, Avi...

Ryan Grim

Obama Issues First Veto Threat | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama made his first veto threat Tuesday in a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats. Obama told his former colleagues that ...

Sam Stein

How Joe Lieberman Kept His Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, the Democratic Senate caucus decided to let Joe Lieberman retain his chairmanship atop the Homeland Security committee. But by the time th...

The Obama Administration: An End to Dynastic Politics?

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Obama's early moves to co-opt former adversaries Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman signal a different way of doing business than we've seen over the past 20 years.

NBC: Obama's First Test With The Left

Huffington Post/NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama's decisions during his first weeks as president-elect already represent his first test with the left wing of the Democratic party. The Obama cam...

Sam Stein

Lieberman's Fate Looks Brighter By The Day | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Democrats prepare for a vote on Sen. Joseph Lieberman's fate in the party, the political tea leaves indicate that he will likely keep his po...

Obama Wants Lieberman To Stay -- But At What Price?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

While it's one thing for Obama to forgive Lieberman for the gutter tactics that he engaged in on McCain's behalf, it's quite another to let the chairmanship of such an important committee serve as an olive branch.

Obama Doesn't "Hold Any Grudges" Against Lieberman

Talking Points Memo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-Elect Barack Obama doesn't "hold any grudges" against Senator Joe Lieberman for opposing his presidential candidacy, and will not take any p...

Sam Stein

Clintons Deny Pushing For Lieberman To Stay In Caucus | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reports emerged on Monday afternoon that Bill Clinton was placing calls to Senate Democrats on behalf of Joe Lieberman, making the case that the Conne...

Nico Pitney and Sam Stein

Obama Wants Lieberman To Remain In Democratic Caucus | Nico Pitney and Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President-elect Barack Obama has informed party officials that he wants Joe Lieberman to continue caucusing with the Democrats in the 111th Congress, ...

Video of Lieberman in 2006 Calling Obama 'A Blessing'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

"As far as I'm concerned he is a 'Baruch,' which means a blessing. He is a blessing to the United States Senate, to America, and to our shared hopes for better, safer tomorrows for all our families."

Sam Stein

Lieberman In 06: I Will Help Obama Reach For The Stars | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When watching Joeseph Lieberman's Republican National Convention speech, one should remember that not so long ago the Connecticut Senator was touting ...

Sam Stein

Lieberman Rips Obama: His Lack Of Conviction Puts Nation In Peril | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite rumblings that his advocacy for John McCain could lead to his ouster from the Democratic Party, Joseph Lieberman continued on Tuesday to take ...

Lieberman Official: We Begged Obama For Help In 2006 -- And He Came Through

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Joe Lieberman has emerged as John McCain's lead attack dog against Barack Obama -- even going so far as to suggest that Obama's judgment cou...