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Joe Lieberman Won’t Run in 2012…For Anything

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Connecticut, Independents, Lieberman

The initial reports today speculated about presidential aspirations. But what tomorrow’s press conference is really about is his intentions for the Senate. Politico has the story… Lieberman will announce that he will not seek re-election Wednesday in Stamford, Conn., ending months of speculation about whether Lieberman would run as an independent, a Republican, a Democrat, […]

January 18th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

So it begins…

By mw | Related entries in Lieberman, Senate

If the GOP picks up 8 seats to leave the Senate with a 51-49 Democratic majority, the game will be afoot. With four Democratic Senators in play, and only two needed to flip the majority, these Senators will be wrestling with classic Prisoner’s Dilemma.

November 2nd, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Lieberman, Quotes

“In the heat of the campaign, I said some things about President-elect Obama that I could have said more clearly. And I said a couple of things that I wish I hadn’t said at all.” – Joe Lieberman talking to reporters today and trying to mend fences. He has also described Obama’s transition so far […]

November 26th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Lieberman Makes Nice On Meet The Press

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, History, Lieberman, Partisan Nonsense, Video

No doubt he’s thankful for Obama’s intervention so he could keep his seniority and charimanships. So now we’re seeing some penance. Certainly not necessary, but definitely appreciated. Brokaw certainly put the screws to him, and I think it’s fair that Lieberman was taking the “Look, McCain was my friend and I supported him. What do […]

November 23rd, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Lieberman Keeps Committee Chairmanship, Stays In Democratic Caucus

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Democrats, Lieberman, Senate

By a fairly decisive margin, the Senate Democrats have decided to make nice with Joe Lieberman: WASHINGTON — Sen. Joe Lieberman will keep his chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security Committee despite hard feelings over his support for GOP nominee John McCain during the presidential campaign. The Connecticut independent will lose a minor panel post […]

November 18th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Lieberman Likely to Receive Leniency

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, Democrats, Lieberman

Democratic Party insiders now say Joe Lieberman will be allowed to remain in the Democratic Caucus and he’ll likely retain his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee. His only punishment for supporting Republican John McCain and speaking at the Republican Convention will reportedly be the loss of his chairmanship of the not-exactly prestigious Environment and […]

November 17th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Obama Throws Lieberman A Life Preserver

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Democrats, Lieberman

Everybody knows that Joe isn’t a Republican, and the idea that he would caucus with them was a bit silly. Still, it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t happen, and it looks as if Obama is trying to mend fences with the Connecticut Senator because of it. From Huff Post: President-elect Barack Obama has informed party officials […]

November 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Lieberman in a Difficult Position

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Congress, Democrats, Lieberman

One of the interesting secondary plotlines playing out in Washington is the fate of Joe Lieberman. After his vocal support for John McCain, will Lieberman be allowed to stay in the Democratic caucus? Does he want to? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said, he wants Lieberman to stay in the party’s caucus but that […]

November 10th, 2008 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

Lieberman Reportedly Out Of The Running

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Lieberman, McCain, Republicans, Veep

From Politico: In a strong sign that John McCain has not selected Joe Lieberman to be his running mate, Republican members of Congress were told today by McCain’s campaign that the Arizona senator would tap a traditional number two, according to a GOP source. [...] McCain has been mulling the prospect of tapping Lieberman, and […]

August 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Lieberman Asked For More Veep Information

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Independents, Lieberman, McCain, Republicans, Veep

Well, the Republican Veepstakes just took another interesting turn, as whispers that not only has Rove asked Lieberman not to run, but he has also been asked to provide more information to the McCain camp. From Politico: AP’s Liz Sidoti reported: “Inside GOP circles Thursday, speculation swirled around Lieberman. It was fueled by reports that […]

August 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 14 Comments »