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Joseph Lieberman

In Defense of Samantha Power

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

Those of us who admire all that Samantha Power has already accomplished in the human rights arena and believe her to be an inspired choice as UN ambassador must speak out on her behalf.

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, Lyin' Joe Lieberman

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

As of noon EST, Joe Lieberman is no longer a U.S. senator. I hope we can all take a moment today to stop and remember his deep, lifelong commitment to lying.

Connecticut Ticking Down to the November Election

Mary Ann West | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Although the outcome of the Connecticut primary elections normally draws a yawn, it was not surprising that both party-endorsed favorites won the nod for the soon to be retiring U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman's seat.

The Profound Failure of Congress on Cybersecurity (and Why You Should Care)

Adam Levin | Posted 10.09.2012 | Technology
Adam Levin

The "Party of No" hurt us all on a critically necessary piece of cyber-security legislation, and continued the U.S. Senate's proud tradition of failing to do anything to deal with our absolute vulnerability to an attack by state sponsored hackers and terrorists on our critical infrastructure.

John McCain's New Institute Launching Today

Steve Clemons | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Steve Clemons

McCain and a bipartisan group of supporters are punctuating the start of a new university-based institute committed to the leadership principles John McCain exhibited and encouraged, particularly in young people.

Lieberman Resolution on Iran Means War: Top Military, Intelligence Officials

Kate Gould | Posted 06.11.2012 | World
Kate Gould

As early as next week, the Senate could vote on legislation that Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell, said "reads like the same sheet of music that got us into the Iraq war."

Joshua Hersh

In Syria Crisis, McCain Cautions Military Options Might Not Help

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Top senators said Tuesday that the United States should begin thinking of arming the opposition in Syria, even as one suggested that mil...

John McCain: 'No Conflict Or Confrontation With China'

AP | By JIM GOMEZ | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

MANILA, Philippines -- A U.S.-China confrontation in Asia is unlikely but Washington is committed to help bolster the military firepower of its allies...

Choose Our Highest Values, Reject Fear

Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster | Posted 02.14.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster

We must not lose sight of our goal of maintaining safety while promoting American values through embodying them in laws and behavior. Our country should be focused on ending terrorism, not on terrorizing others.

Jennifer Bendery

'We Never Got An Answer To Our Question'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- About a dozen Occupy protesters who drove through the night from Connecticut and spent hours camped out in front of Sen. Joe Lieberman's...

Iowa Senator Questions Education Department's Ties To Hedge Funds

The New York Times | BEN PROTESS | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Senator Charles E. Grassley is examining whether Education Department officials disclosed confidential government information to hedge fund managers, ...

Elise Foley

Lieberman: Don't Count On Dems To Raise Debt Limit Without Deficit Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned on Tuesday that he and many Democrats would oppose increasing the debt limit without measures for...

Supporting a No-Fly Zone Is Still Fiddling: Responding to Anne-Marie Slaughter

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The stampede to a no-fly zone in Libya doesn't solve the core underlying issues that it isn't efficacious, could rob protesters of their own narrative and even of their political legitimacy, and doesn't give them the tools they really need to win.

Sam Stein

Lieberman: Senate Democrats Eying Three-Month Patriot Act Extension

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.), chair of the Senate's Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said on Tuesday that Senate...

Joe "Sweetheart" Lieberman's Long History of Lying About Iraq and WMD

Jonathan Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Schwarz

Just as the sun always rises in the east, so too does Joe Lieberman always lie about Iraq and WMD.

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Announces Bid For Joe Lieberman's Senate Seat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) formally announced on Thursday morning that he will be running for the United States Senate seat being vacated by ...

Sam Stein

Connecticut Dems Speak Bluntly About Race To Replace Lieberman

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just hours after Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) formally announced he would not run for reelection in 2012, those with an eye on his se...

Connecticut Experiences Déjà vu

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Lieberman's last two years in the Senate will define his legacy. And we can only hope that they will bring out the best for all of the residents of Connecticut and the country.

Ryan Grim

Joe Lieberman, Facing Crowded Field, May Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE - Jan. 19 - 11:40 a.m. - In a message to supporters forwarded to HuffPost, Joe Lieberman announced that he's ending his Senate career, quoting ...

Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Moore

For those of you who think it's wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he's being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey.

Battening Down the Hatches, Circling the Wagons: The WikiLeak Effect on the Public Diplomacy of Internet Advocacy

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Price

There are very different takes on the impact of WikiLeaks and its implications for national security. But it will also have its mark on how the United States is perceived and projects itself.

Sam Stein

Top Democrats 'Supportive' Of Keeping Senate In Session For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top Senate Democrats are willing to keep the chamber in session longer than expected in order to overturn the military's "Don't Ask, Don...

WikiLeaks: Demystifying "Diplomacy"

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

In a democracy, people have a right to know what their government is actually doing. In a pseudo-democracy, a bunch of fairy tales from high places will do the trick.

Looking Back at the Arkansas Senate Race

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Nominating a more conservative candidate because she or he is the more electable Democrat is sometimes necessary, but nominating more conservative Democrats who can't win anyway is pointless.

Close the "Terror Gap": Good Policy, Good Politics

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

Janet Napolitanosaid there is a "new and changing terrorist threat" from "homegrown" terrorists. Given this reality, how long can we tolerate the existing "terror gap" in our laws allowing persons on the terrorist watch list to buy guns and explosives?