Joe Lieberman Becomes Lobbyist After Promising Not To

By: Thursday November 28, 2013 5:53 am

Lieberman on if he would be lobbyist, 12/11/12: "No I'm not going to do that" Today: Lieberman registers as lobbyist — Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) November 27, 2013 After explicitly promising he would not become a lobbyist, former Senator Joe Lieberman has done just that. Lieberman will be privately cashing in on his “public” service after [...]

At Cheney Roast, Torture And Libby Case Get Laughs

By: Wednesday October 9, 2013 9:47 am

Former Vice President Dick Cheney was honored at the luxurious Plaza Hotel in Manhattan in a roast organized by Commentary magazine. The event was sponsored by Hedge Fund managers with John Podhoretz of Commentary emceeing. The roasters were Donald Rumsfeld, Michael Mukasey, Joe Lieberman, and Scooter Libby. According to a few attendees the jokes were [...]

Bill That Would Gut Financial Regulatory Efforts Delayed

By: Friday November 16, 2012 9:15 am

Lest I be described as a Gloomy Gus, let’s point out some good news for a change. Or at least some potentially good news. First, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission decided to appeal a ruling from a federal judge that cancelled the Dodd-Frank regulation on position limits. By a 3-2 vote, the commission agreed to [...]

Administration Official Terms Benghazi Assault on US Consulate a “Terrorist Attack”

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 8:59 am

An official with the National Counterterrorism Center officially described the September 11 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as a terrorist attack, though he hedged by saying it was an “unplanned” one. “I would say they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack,” said [...]

Reid Calls McConnell’s Bluff on Obama Tax Plan, GOP Blocks Up-or-Down Vote

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 6:15 am

Late yesterday, Harry Reid nearly blindsided his Republican counterpart by passing President Obama’s one-year tax extension of the Bush tax rates on the first $250,000 of income. He called for a majority vote on both that plan and a full extension of all the Bush tax cuts, confident that he would win on both. Mitch [...]

JCS Chair Dempsey Rejects War With Iran, Arming Syrian Rebels

By: Monday February 20, 2012 7:35 am

It appears that Martin Dempsey is my new favorite Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He accepted the job amid a time of discontent for the neocons, who see the US performing the unforgivable strategy of shutting down wars without replacing them with shiny, new wars. So they have mounted an offensive in recent [...]

Reid Sets Vote on State Fiscal Aid Bill, ConservaDems Object

By: Wednesday October 19, 2011 2:12 pm

Senate Democrats held a big rally on Capitol Hill today in support of the first piece of the American Jobs Act, the state fiscal aid bill to support teachers and public safety workers. Vice President Biden joined them for the rally. It had a campaign feel to it. Biden urged Senate Republicans to “think hard” [...]

Conservative Democrats Plan Vote Against Jobs to Save Their Careers (?)

By: Tuesday October 11, 2011 10:55 am

So far, we have one defection on the American Jobs Act, though it isn’t a Democratic defection. Joe Lieberman, the lame duck (emphasis on lame) Senator from the Connnecticut for Lieberman Party, plans to vote no today, because he wants more deficit reduction (the American Jobs Act reduces the deficit). In addition, New Hampshire Democrat [...]

Fox: Administration Has Settled on 3,000 Troops in Iraq Past 2011 Withdrawal Date

By: Tuesday September 6, 2011 11:30 am

Fox News has an ignorant story today on their website. I’m thinking this won’t particularly surprise you. But here’s something surprising: it’s an ignorant story with news value! The Obama administration has decided to drop the number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year down to 3,000, marking a major downgrade [...]

The Hidden History of the Debt Limit Hijack: Democrats Started It

By: Monday August 1, 2011 1:26 pm

I have a piece in the American Prospect today on five turning points in the debt limit fight. I think they’re actually in descending order of importance, and the biggest one is right at the top – this deal is the function of horrible economic stewardship in 2009 and 2010. OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS COULD HAVE [...]

Joe Lieberman Wants to Increase Medicare Eligibility Age

By: Saturday June 11, 2011 8:32 am

This isn’t so much legislation as it is a wish list in op-ed form from a retiring, disliked Senator. But Joe Lieberman’s attack on Medicare is noteworthy, given the trajectory of his history with Medicare. I’m so old I can remember when Lieberman wanted to expand Medicare. It was in 2009. He endorsed at that [...]

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