Tag Archives: Joe Lieberman

Lieberman Withdraws From FBI Director Running After Trump Hires His Law Partner For Russia Defense

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s drive to find a new FBI director has lost its “Joe-mentum.” Former senator Joseph I. Lieberman today withdrew his name from consideration for the post, citing a conflict of interest because his law firm colleague has signed on to help the White House with the Russia investigations. Lieberman had been considered a front-runner and ...

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Joe Lieberman Likely To Be Named FBI Director

Politico reports: Joe Lieberman, the former Democratic vice-presidential nominee, is the front-runner to be named FBI director, according to several White House officials and advisers. Senior administration officials have told others in the last 12 hours that Trump is expected to pick Lieberman to replace FBI director James Comey, who was abruptly fired by Trump last week. A person familiar ...

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Lieberman Calls For Senate Term Limits

Now that he’s in the final days of his 24-year run, Sen. Joe Lieberman says it’s time to considering term limits for his soon-to-be old job. “My position on this has changed,” Lieberman said of term limits in an interview with a local television station that aired Sunday. “I’ve always felt that there are term limits for senators — it’s ...

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Sen. Joe Lieberman To Retire In 2012

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), the frequent bane of both Democrats and Republicans and an unlikely hero in the repeal of DADT, will announce his retirement tomorrow. Lieberman’s long awaited decision means an end to a political career that took from the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee and 2004 Democratic presidential candidate to a speaking role at the 2008 Republican National ...

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Sen. Joe Lieberman: We’re On the Verge Of A Historic Breakthrough

Also: “John McCain is unpersuadable.”

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SLDN Announces Senate Gallery Sit-In

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network will be staging a sit-in of the Senate gallery until the chamber votes on the repeal of DADT. Sen. Joe Liebermann will join SLDN at a press conference today announcing the sit-in.

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Lieberman: DADT Should Come First

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Lieberman And Collins Introduce Stand-Alone DADT Repeal Bill

With co-sponsors Sen. Mark Udall, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and GOP Sen. Susan Collins, independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has introduced the stand-alone DADT repeal bill he promised yesterday. The above-linked bill-tracking site indicates that Lieberman’s measure has been referred to the Senate Armed Services Committee, although Lieberman has promised that his bill will go directly to a floor vote without Committee ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Sen. Joe Lieberman

Lieberman follows that up with this: “Senator Reid told me he will bring our free-standing #DADT repeal up for a vote before end of session.” So NOW what? Oy, I’ve been blogging since 6AM and I’d really like to be able to lie down for a few minutes. That ain’t gonna happen.

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Sen. Joe Lieberman On DADT Timetable

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Lieberman Rips McCain On DADT

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Sen. Joe Lieberman: We Have The DADT Votes, But May Not Have The Time

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DADT Survey Reactions

Senators Gillibrand, Udall, and Liebermann “The Pentagon report makes it unambiguously clear that the risk of repeal on military effectiveness is minimal, that any risks can be addressed by implementing the report’s recommendations, and that a clear majority of active duty servicemen and women have no problem with repeal. The military has spoken and now is the time to repeal ...

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Democratic Senators Hold Press DADT Conference: We Will Get This Done

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Lieberman : We Have The DADT Votes

This afternoon Sen. Joe Lieberman said that there are more than enough votes to repeal DADT in the Senate. Via Wonk Room: “I am confident that we have more than 60 votes prepared to take up the Defense authorization with the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ if only there will be a guarantee of a fair and open amendment ...

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Maddow On Today’s DADT Actions

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Calls On Pentagon To Immediately Release DADT Survey

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Sens. Gillibrand, Lieberman, & Udall Call For Repeal Of DADT Via Defense Act

Embiggen the above image to read the just-issued press release from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in which she joins Lieberman and Udall in urging the repeal of DADT via its attachment to the National Defense Authorization Act.

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Sen. Joe Lieberman Wants To Strip Citizenship From Unconvicted Suspects

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Backlash Against Pakistani-Americans

Fox News is wondering if it isn’t time to start picking up recent Pakistani immigrants. Just, you know, in case. You knew this was coming, right? Lieberman shoots that right down.

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