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  • Tomasky: You Lost One, Tea Party. Deal With It.

    06/27/2014 8:32:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Daily Beast ^ | June 27, 2014 | Michael Tomasky
    As I watched conservatives seethe Wednesday, and Chris McDaniel (so devoted to describing his martyrdom that I think he’s a day or two away from nailing himself to a cross) boil, I came to feel—to a certain point—sympathy. If the situation were reversed, I thought, and a sellout Democrat had defeated a more progressive opponent on the strength of votes from Republicans, I have to confess I wouldn’t like it a bit. And just as I thought about that, I remembered: Wait. This happened. And it was kind of similar. But it was also quite dissimilar, in ways that are...
  • The Man to Thank for the Obamacare Mess (vanity)

    11/03/2013 7:43:31 AM PST · by BobL · 22 replies
    11/3/2013 | Self
    Hi people. Its been a while since I posted, but I feel the man who REALLY deserves the credit for making Obama and the other Democrats look like fools is not getting the credit he deserves - and that is Joe Lieberman. As some of you may remember, Senator Lieberman would not support the "Public Option", which was a fairly-cleverly designed plan to have a government-run policy show up when you went to the Obamacare website. The public option, of course, would be priced at the level the government chooses, and would not have to be accountable to anyone as...
  • Syria deal shines light on suspected Israeli chemical weapons program

    09/17/2013 9:01:14 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/16/2013 | Staff
    The U.S-Russia plan to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons is drawing attention to Israel's own suspected chemical stockpile and could raise pressure on the Jewish state to come clean about its capabilities. Israel signed the landmark international treaty banning the production or use of chemical weapons two decades ago, but it is among a handful if nations that have never ratified the deal. ...
  • Lieberman: I'd Order Conquest of Gaza

    07/06/2013 4:24:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/7/13 | Gil Ronen
    MK Avigdor Lieberman, Head of the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Saturday that if he were prime minister, he'd order the IDF to conquer Gaza. Speaking on Voice of Israel radio, Lieberman said that there is "a dubious quiet" in Gaza at the moment, which is being used by Hamas for building its power. Regarding the rebellion and coup in Egypt, Lieberman said that he has no doubt that jihadist elements in Sinai will try to take advantage of the situation in order to hurt Israel. He said that Israel has an interest in Egypt's stability. Lieberman said...
  • Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’

    05/17/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-2013 | Caroline B. Glick - OP/ED
    May 16, 2013 Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’ Caroline B. Glick Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula’s case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn’t really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • In Zoabi Video, Lieberman Sings in Arabic

    12/29/2012 1:36:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Arab Balad party's election video is an animated clip showing Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and several nationalist MKs singing Hatikva in to a Middle Eastern tune. Video In the clip, Lieberman explains that he was the one who proposed a law requiring citizens to pledge allegiance to the state of Israel in order to be eligible for an ID card. He then announces that he has now become convinced that the tune of Hatikva – Israel's national anthem – should be changed so that Arabs feel comfortable singing it as well. The well-executed clip follows, with MKs Aryeh Eldad,...
  • (FM Avigdor) Lieberman on Abbas' Threat: Please Quit, We Can't Wait

    12/28/2012 5:24:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Yisrael Beiteinu head Avigdor Lieberman, until recently the Foreign Minister, reacted with joy Friday as Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas threatened to quit if negotiations do not resume. Abbas has refused to negotiate in absence of several Israeli concessions, including a complete freeze on construction east of the 1949 armistice line. According to Lieberman, Israel "can't wait" for Abbas to follow through on his threat. "We congratulate Abu Mazen [Abbas] for reaching the correct conclusion, that only his leave from the PA leadership will allow the diplomatic process to resume," Lieberman said. "We anxiously await the official announcement from the...
  • Senator Lieberman's Farewell Letter

    12/19/2012 11:50:05 AM PST · by matt04 · 43 replies
    Email
    At the end of this year, I will retire from the United States Senate. As my twenty-four years in Congress draw to a close, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your Senator. This has been an extraordinary privilege. During my career, I have always been inspired by the strength shown by people through even our darkest days; and this past Friday, December 14th, was certainly one of the darkest in Connecticut’s history. But even in the wake of the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we remain as united by our resolve...
  • Lieberman Responds to Indictment: I've Been Targeted for Years

    12/13/2012 2:51:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/12/12 | Annie Lubin
    Avigdor Lieberman responded Thursday to the recent indictment of fraud and breach of trust brought against him, saying he has been the target of suspicion and questioning for a long time now. Hinting that he has no intention of resigning, he said he hopes the matter will be settled as soon as possible. The Attorney General charged that Lieberman used his influence to promote the former Israeli ambassador to Belarus because the ambassador illegally leaked information about an investigation against him. "The investigation against me has been going on for sixteen years," said Lieberman. "From July 1996 there has not...
  • Ex-Democrat Lieberman to leave U.S. Senate; calls for bipartisanship

    12/12/2012 5:39:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:31pm EST | Patricia Zengerle
    Former Democrat Joe Lieberman used his last speech on the U.S. Senate floor on Wednesday to call for bipartisanship and get in a last dig over the controversial result of the 2000 election, when he was the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Lieberman, 70, announced in January 2011 that he would retire when his fourth term ends next month rather than seek re-election. He reflected on his career in remarks that lasted for about 20 minutes, recounting landmarks in his career and changes in society since he became a U.S. senator in January 1989. “When I started here in the Senate,...
  • Lieberman: PA Tax Money Belongs to Israel

    12/11/2012 3:20:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    The taxes Israel collected for the Palestinian Authority but did not pass on should go to Israel anyway to cover the PA’s debts, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday, speaking at a Hanukkah event for Yisrael Beytenu party activists. “I hear they’re saying that Israel froze the Palestinians’ tax money. We didn’t freeze any Palestinian money,” he said. “To this point we paid 700 million shekels advance salaries for PA workers and we paid another 900 million when we absorbed the cost of water and electricity that the Palestinians were supposed to pay for but did not… What we’re doing...
  • Susan Rice, CIA director meet with GOP critics on Libya

    11/27/2012 6:25:03 PM PST · by haffast · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Posted by Ed O'Keefe
    Possible promotions for U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and acting CIA Director Michael Morell remain in jeopardy after the two officials met Tuesday with three of their Republican critics regarding how the Obama administration responded to the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. “Bottom line, I’m more disturbed now than I was before,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), one of the critics, said after the meeting. snip The discussions with McCain, Graham and Ayotte were arranged “to go over exactly the very questions that those senators had,” Carney said, including the origin of the information Rice conveyed on television. snip...
  • COMMITTEE PLANS INDEPENDENT, BIPARTISAN INQUIRY INTO BENGHAZI 9/11/12 TERRORIST ATTACK

    10/16/2012 10:04:55 AM PDT · by nanetteclaret · 5 replies
    Sen. Lieberman's Website ^ | October 15, 2012 | Sen. Joseph Lieberman
    WASHINGTON – Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., and Ranking Member Susan Collins, R-Maine, Friday announced they would conduct a bipartisan inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, that killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “The lives of four patriots serving their country until the end were lost September 11, 2012, during a terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Those four men, their loved ones, and the American people deserve a full and fair accounting of why and...
  • Lieberman Predicts 'Tahrir' Revolution in Iran

    10/01/2012 10:39:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/12 | Elad Benari
    International sanctions could trigger a popular uprising in Iran like the revolt in Egypt that toppled president Hosni Mubarak, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman predicted on Sunday. "The opposition demonstrations that took place in Iran in June 2009 will come back in even greater force," Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in an interview with the Haaretz daily. "In my view, there's going to be an Iranian-style Tahrir revolution," he said, referring to last year's mass protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square that forced Mubarak to quit. "The young generation is sick of being held hostage and sacrificing their future," Lieberman said. "The...
  • Report: Lieberman Not Averse to Unilateral Withdrawal

    09/28/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Foreign Minister Lieberman has not ruled out the possibility of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of Judea and Samaria, Yisrael Hayom reports. Lieberman’s stance - as expressed in closed-door meetings - was compared to that of Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also raised the possibility of a major withdrawal in the region. Lieberman, however, conditioned his approval for a withdrawal on two things: that Israel’s security interests would not be harmed, and that the international community would recognize the move as legitimate. He rejected the idea, raised by Barak, that Israelis living in areas affected...
  • Senators pin insider attacks in Afghanistan on US withdrawal plans

    09/20/2012 9:38:12 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    Washington -- A group of US senators; US efforts to draw down military forces in Afghanistan to "insider attacks" by Afghans on NATO troops and called for a suspension of troop withdrawals... we believe questions the broader Obama strategy, especially with respect to its timetable for drawing down our military forces... John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham in a joint statement, conditions in Afghanistan warranted "an immediate suspension" of US troop withdrawals to allow commanders to evaluate how to proceed. A rush to handover security to Afghan forces had contributed to so-called "green on blue" attacks on NATO troops......
  • Lieberman, Abbas Trade Barbs Over Lieberman's Letter

    08/26/2012 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/8/12 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas responded on Sunday to Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s letter to the International Quartet, in which he called for Abbas to be replaced. Lieberman “doesn’t deserve an answer”, Abbas told an Army Radio reporter on the sidelines of a meeting with members of the Meretz party in Ramallah. He then added, “When he talks about the use of diplomatic terror he does not deserve anything. Everyone knows that we want peace between the two states, and for them to live and stability and security.” Lieberman wrote in his letter to the European Union’s foreign policy chief...
  • Lieberman Proposes Special Counsel for Leaks Probe (Hussein should be interviewed)

    06/17/2012 3:24:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | 6/18/12 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    Lieberman Proposes Special Counsel for Leaks ProbeBy ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON June 18, 2012 (AP) Sen. Joe Lieberman says there should be a special counsel to look into allegations that the administration has leaked information on a U.S.-Israeli cyber-warfare campaign against Iran's nuclear program and other classified activities. The Connecticut Independent also said President Barack Obama should instruct anybody on his staff involved in such leaks to come forward and that the president should himself be interviewed by investigators.
  • South African Ambassador 'Hiding' from Foreign Ministry

    05/21/2012 2:43:55 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem said Monday that efforts will continue to summon South Africa's ambassador for censure over his country's announcement on Saturday that products made in Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron) will be marked as being from "Occupied Palestinian Territory". The South African ambassador disconnected his telephone on Sunday, however, apparently to avoid the summons, sources in the Foreign Ministry said. Arutz Sheva's attempts to reach the South African embassy for a reaction were not successful. Rabbi Natan Alexander, a Bnei Akiva emissary in Johanesburg, told Arutz Sheva on Sunday that he was not surprised by the...
  • Lieberman Won't Endorse Obama, GOP in '12

    04/23/2012 12:48:31 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 13 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 22 Apr 2012 | N/A
    Former Democratic vice presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman says he’s not endorsing anyone – Republican or Democrat – for president in November. "I'm going to try to stay out of this one," Lieberman told Chris Wallace on "Fox News Sunday." Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who caucuses with Democrats, famously endorsed his friend Republican John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Wallace joked that that endorsement "didn't work out so well the last time." "I'm not running for re-election," Lieberman countered. "I'm enjoying not being involved in the nastiness of campaigning in America these days." Lieberman...
  • U.S. Senators Call to Arm Syrians

    04/10/2012 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/4/12
    United States Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman called Tuesday for the U.S. to arm Syrian rebels. “The international community is failing the people of Syria,” said McCain. “The only way to reverse this is to help the opposition change the military balance of power on the ground.” Lieberman called to arm President Bashar Assad’s political opponents...
  • Lieberman to Iran: Negotiate or expect strike

    02/25/2012 6:57:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 28 replies
    Greenwich Time ^ | February 25, 2012
    Sen. Joe Lieberman is leading a congressional move to push U.S. policy toward a more belligerent stance against Iran by urging President Obama to take action to "prevent the Iranian government from acquiring a nuclear weapons capability." The key policy change would shift the U.S. objective from preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons to that of preventing Iran from having the "capability" to make the weapons. The resolution is sponsored by Lieberman, Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa., and signed onto by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and 28 other senators.
  • Occupy UConn to confront Lieberman

    02/23/2012 3:09:55 PM PST · by matt04 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Members of Occupy UConn will confront U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman on Thursday during his visit to campus about his commitment to increase debt, expand foreign wars and government surveillance of American citizens. Members said they want answers regarding Lieberman's willingness to send University of Connecticut students to die on the front lines to defend democratic freedoms, while sat the same time working to deny those same freedoms to American citizens. Lieberman was invited to the campus to discuss the Cybersecurity Act, a bill before Congress that he co-sponsored with three colleagues. Members of Occupy UConn were expected to confront Lieberman...
  • Lieberman Tours Gaza Belt, Bemoans 2005 'Historic Mistake'

    01/12/2012 3:50:30 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/12 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Avigdor Lieberman toured the Gaza Belt Thursday along with ministers and Knesset Members from Yisrael Beitenu. They visited Ein HaBsor, Shlomit, Avshalom, and Naveh, where families evicted from Gush Katif reside. They also visited Kissufim Base and received a security briefing. "When one sees the community of Naveh, which was built in two years on barren sands, one is heartened," Lieberman said. "This community is a proper Zionist response to the historic mistake made in the Disengagement when the government of Israel tore down 21 flourishing communities with no agreement, in return for nothing...
  • Lieberman: No Peace Anytime Soon

    12/25/2011 11:29:56 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister and Yisrael Beitenu head Avigdor Lieberman called Sunday for a change of tack regarding peace talks with the Palestinian Authority (PA), and said that peace is not in the offing. "To continue to insist on a path that failed for 15 years will not lead anywhere and unfortunately today we are already on the same path for 18 years, in the same dead end, and worse than this – with desperation and frustration that continue to grow," Lieberman said at a conference of foreign delegates. "What needs to be clear to everyone is that this is not an...
  • Lieberman directs staff to examine Fast and Furious coordination

    12/23/2011 7:30:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 December, 2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Connecticut independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has directed the staff of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, which he chairs, to examine miscommunication between law enforcement agencies related to the Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious. A spokesperson told The Daily Caller Wednesday that Lieberman “believe[s] that the lack of interagency coordination along the border merits further examination, and as Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, he has directed his staff to follow up with the relevant federal agencies on that topic.” Fast and Furious was a program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • The Monty Python defense. My goodness. Joltin' Joe Lieberman announces a Senate Homeland Security

    12/22/2011 1:50:22 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 12/22/11 | Dutchman6
    The Monty Python defense. My goodness. Joltin' Joe Lieberman announces a Senate Homeland Security investigation on F&F "inter-ageny miscommunication" and the head of Border Patrol runs away the very same day. Folks, just received this statement by email: Statement from Alan D. Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Earlier today, I notified the President of my intent to resign as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection effective Dec. 30. I have expressed my deep gratitude and appreciation to President Obama and Secretary Napolitano for the opportunity to have led such an exceptional organization and for the confidence they...
  • Lieberman: Stop Pouncing on the Settlers

    12/19/2011 2:53:37 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/12/11 | Gil Ronen
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, head of the Yisrael Beitenu faction, said Monday that the attacks against Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria (Yehuda and Shomron, or Yesha) are wrong and hypocritical. "There is no justification, and no excuse can be accepted with regard to hurting IDF soldiers," he said, in reference to the incident a week ago in which Yesha youths allegedly vandalized an IDF base. "Between that and shooting protesters – and it doesn't matter if they are Jewish or not – there is a great difference." "In the media frenzy regarding the outposts, too, the media is not...
  • Correspondence from Senator Lieberman re: Light bulb ban

    12/16/2011 11:42:49 AM PST · by matt04 · 20 replies
    Reply from Sen. Lieberman
    December 15, 2011 Mr. ... Dear Mr. ...: Thank you for contacting me regarding your concerns over any efforts to ban the use of incandescent bulbs. First, I want to make clear that there is no pending legislation that calls for a ban on incandescent light bulbs. That being said, however, I have strongly supported efforts to set new performance standards to increase the energy efficiency of lighting products. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-140) set new performance standards for many common light bulbs. Tier I standards require a 25- to 30- percent increase in the...
  • Joe Lieberman contradicts Sarah Palin: Where's evidence of insider trading? (VIDEO)

    12/13/2011 12:15:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | December 13, 2011 | Dave Cook
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, disagrees with Sarah Palin on whether there is proof that members of Congress are engaged in insider trading. But the independent senator from Connecticut agrees with her conclusion that legislative action on the issue is needed. “I don’t have any evidence that there is insider trading by members of Congress,” Lieberman said Tuesday at a breakfast for reporters hosted by the Monitor. But he admitted that in the wake of Peter Schweizer’s book, “Throw Them All Out,” and a 60 Minutes segment on the subject, “a lot...
  • Lieberman Says SEC Can Prosecute Congressional Insider Trading

    12/01/2011 10:11:16 AM PST · by Qbert · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 1, 2011 | Zeke Miller
    In an interview with Fox News this morning, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said that the Securities & Exchange Commission believes that under existing law they can prosecute lawmakers who trade on insider information. “The Securities & Exchange Commission is going to say in testimony submitted to our committee today that under existing law they could prosecute members of Congress guilty of using insider information to make money,” he said, POLITICO reported. Lieberman is the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee which is holding a hearing today into allegations raised on '60 Minutes' last month that lawmakers are getting...
  • Senators Propose Changes to Help Rescue the USPS (Senators say it's not a bailout)

    11/02/2011 3:13:12 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 2, 2011 | Sunlen Miller
    Stressing that the United States Postal Service will run out of money to deliver mail by next summer, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a proposal to help rescue the postal service. “We are not crying wolf here,” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said today. “The postal service literally will not survive unless comprehensive, legislative and administrative reforms are undertaken.” Along with Collins, Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., revealed their plan, actually a melding of two plans, today at a news conference. It calls for a fundamental restructuring of the postal service, including cost-saving changes...
  • Foreign Ministry: No Deal Possible Till Abbas Goes

    10/26/2011 11:24:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/10/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Foreign Ministry Wednesday issued a situation assessment to Israeli embassies worldwide that lambasts Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas (aka Abu Mazen) and says that an agreement between Israel and the PA "will not be possible as long as Abu Mazen leads the PA." The document comes on the heels of remarks by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman who labeled Abbas “the biggest obstacle to an agreement between the Palestinian Authority and us.” "It is clear today that chairman Abbas is motivated primarily by his will to leave behind a historic legacy and achieve personal gains," the document says. "In...
  • Bundlers poised for power over supercommittee (Patty Murray)

    09/20/2011 12:08:38 PM PDT · by bronxville · 7 replies
    politico ^ | 09-18-2011 | ANNA PALMER & MANU RAJU |
    [...]Take AT&T, for example. The telecommunications giant is pushing for the supercommittee to increase wireless spectrum, reform corporate tax and minimize government regulation. The company, which is also in the midst of fighting for its merger with T-Mobile, bundled $71,000 for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee through the first six months of this year and $20,750 last year for Washington Sen. Patty Murray, who co-chairs the supercommittee and runs the campaign arm that is charged with maintaining a Senate majority next November. In fact, Murray received the most bundled contributions of any individual supercommittee lawmaker since last year, also taking...
  • Lieberman: Obama's concern with offending Muslims is hurting the war effort

    09/02/2011 11:25:37 AM PDT · by americanophile · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/01/11 | Jordy Yager
    The Obama administration’s fear of offending Muslims will hurt the U.S. war against terrorism, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Thursday in a speech blasting the president’s new counterterrorism strategy. Lieberman said that Obama’s strategy, which was released in June, “was ultimately a big disappointment,” and while it successfully identified the core of the domestic radicalization problem, it did not establish a clear plan of attack to deal with the growing issue. The four-term senator and one-time presidential candidate said one of the key problems with the Obama administration’s strategy was that it continues to call terrorism that aims to harm...
  • Poll: Israeli Youth Identifies with the Right

    08/30/2011 12:03:26 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/8/11 | Elad Benari
    A new poll whose results were released on Monday has found that most youth in Israel tend to identify with the right side of the political map. According to the results reported on Channel 10 News, 17% of high school students believe that Israel’s next Prime Minister should be outspoken rightist Avigdor Lieberman (Yisrael Beiteinu). Lieberman is followed by well-known leftist journalist and television personality, Yair Lapid (who has not officially announced he is running for politics but who has openly expressed his desire to rebuild his late father’s, Tommy Lapid’s militantly secular and anti-hareidi Shinui party), who got 13%....
  • Leaked cable: John McCain pushed to arm Qadhafi

    08/27/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-26 | Tim Mak
    A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable shows that Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi obtain U.S. military hardware in 2009. The cable, released by the open information group WikiLeaks, reveals the pledge came at meeting that was attended by other prominent members of Congress, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).In the meeting, Muatassim Qadhafi, the Libyan leader’s fifth son and national security adviser, requested U.S. assistance in obtaining military supplies, both lethal and non-lethal. The cable indicates that McCain was the dominant voice among the congressional delegation in a...
  • Former Rep. Shays to run for Senate (Lieberman is retiring)

    08/22/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/22/11
    Former Rep. Chris Shays (R-Conn.) will run for the Senate, according to Greenwich Time, a local newspaper. Shays, who had sold his home in Connecticut and moved to Maryland after he was defeated by Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) in 2008, has moved back to the Nutmeg State with his wife Betsi and recently re-registered to vote in the state. "Betsi and I [are] excited to be back in Connecticut," Shays told the newspaper. "These are all the steps that I am taking so that I can have the opportunity to run for Senate. I hope to be on the ballot...
  • Shoot the Jewish Senator in the Face: Not News?

    08/14/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Zionista Feminista · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug. 14, 2011 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    If a Jew -- and a senior-ranking US Senator at that -- is targeted with violence and nobody bothers to report it, does it still count as news? Well, that's what happened. Dmitry Dyatlov, a 23 year-old Philadelphia resident originally from Uzbekistan, wrote in his rambling and frequently offensive personal blog that although watching a Rammstein (Teutonic eurometal rock band) concert is so great it's even "better than killing Jews," that "there is, at least, one Jew, who we absolutely must shoot in the face (many times), ASAP: Joe Lieberman." In addition to his being Jewish, Dyatlov "hates" Lieberman, he...
  • Four senators welcome administration’s recognition of Libyan rebels

    07/15/2011 3:29:01 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies
    WaPo ^ | July 15, 2011 | Felicia Sonmez
    Four of the Senate’s top voices on foreign policy voiced their support Friday for the Obama administration’s move to formally recognize rebel leaders as the legitimate governing authority of Libya. “We welcome the Administration’s decision to recognize the Transitional National Council (TNC) as the legitimate governing authority of Libya,” said Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) in a statement.
  • Medicare: Fix It Now, Fix It Later (A look at the Coburn-Lieberman Reform Proposal)

    07/05/2011 7:20:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/05/2011 | The Editors
    Sens. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.) and Joe Lieberman (I., Ct.) have produced a Medicare-reform proposal. The bill would save Medicare $600 billion over ten years and extend the program’s solvency by 30 years. It would save money by raising the eligibility age to 67 by 2025, increasing premiums and co-pays, and means-testing benefits so that wealthier beneficiaries paid more. It would also curtail “Medigap” plans — which cover the difference between what Medicare pays and the total cost of a procedure, reducing the program’s already-modest incentives for seniors to economize on care. The proposal is a good one, and it...
  • Coburn, Lieberman Float Medicare Proposal

    06/28/2011 3:24:36 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 59 replies
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | June 28, 2011 | Steven T. Dennis
    Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) entered the debt and deficit debate Tuesday, proposing a Medicare overhaul they said would cut the deficit by about $600 billion during the next decade. The duo, which Coburn nicknamed the “brothers two,” now intends to drum up support by shopping its plan around, including to the “gang of six,” from which Coburn took a sabbatical. Coburn left the bipartisan group, which was exploring ways to decrease the deficit, because he felt it was not going far enough in cutting entitlements. But he has clearly found an ally in Lieberman, who in...
  • Joe Lieberman joining Glenn Beck: a shanda (lies from WashPost)

    06/20/2011 8:02:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 13 replies
    WashPost ^ | 6-20-11 | lying weasel Milbank
    NOTE: Beck is one of biggest supporters Israel has. Netanyahu has praised him. From the preposterous, hate-filled Milbank diatribe, this is unbelievable =Joe Lieberman, first Jew on a presidential ticket, was embracing Beck, the leading purveyor of anti-Semitic memes in the mass media. One of the most visible Jews in America was making common cause with a man who invoked apocalyptic Christian theology in promoting his rally in Israel. I admire Lieberman, and I’ve defended him over the years when he defied party and faction. But if he shares a stage with this creature, he will surrender the decency that...
  • Lieberman: Oslo Void If PA Declares State

    06/18/2011 12:10:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/5/11 | Gavriel Queennan
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told EU counterpart Catherine Ashton on Friday a unilateral declaration of statehood by the Palestinian Authority the Oslo Accords are void. The 1993 Olso Accords, which stipulate a bilateral framework and proscribe unilateral moves, serve as the basis for economic, infrastructure, and security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. "A move like that will be a violation of all the agreements that were signed until today. Israel will no longer be committed to the agreements signed with the Palestinians in the past 18 years," Lieberman said. "In light of Abbas's current stance, the chances for...
  • Joe Lieberman mentors GOP freshmen (Lieberman, McCain working to raise up more RINOs)

    05/25/2011 6:24:43 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-05-25
    As Joe Lieberman winds down his two-decade career in the Senate, the onetime Democratic vice presidential nominee is reaching out to an unlikely group to help seal his political legacy: freshman Republicans. Behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, the retiring foreign policy hawk is grooming, mentoring and partnering with a handful of GOP freshmen to ensure that, long after he’s left the Senate, his vision for America’s role abroad survives. Reaching across the aisle is nothing new for Lieberman, who stood on the stage at the 2008 Republican National Convention and endorsed John McCain, making his choice...
  • CCRKBA Tells Lieberman: ‘Investigate ATF’

    05/19/2011 5:22:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    businesswire.com ^ | 18 May, 2011 | CCRKBA
    BELLEVUE, Wash.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--After Senator Joseph Lieberman released contents of his letter to Attorney General Eric Holder supporting a proposed long gun sales reporting requirement in southwest states, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today urged Lieberman to instead support an on-going investigation of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ botched Project Gunrunner. “It is not the southwest firearms dealers who need investigating, Senator, but the ATF” In a letter to Sen. Lieberman, CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb reminded him that press reports and documents relating to Gunrunner indicate that the ATF “abetted...
  • McCain Proposes Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Citizens

    05/15/2011 10:15:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 80 replies · 1+ views
    new american ^ | 4/18/2010 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has introduced a bill that would allow the President to imprison an unlimited number of American citizens (as well as foreigners) indefinitely without trial. Known as The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010, or S. 3081, the bill authorizes the President to deny a detainee a trial by jury simply by designating that person an “enemy belligerent.” The bill, which has eight cosponsors, explicitly names U.S. citizens as among those who can be detained indefinitely without trial: An individual, including a citizen of the United States, determined to be an unprivileged enemy belligerent...
  • Indictment Of FM Lieberman Expected This Week

    04/13/2011 2:28:47 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/4/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced Wednesday he intends to indict Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman later this week, Channel 2 reports. The indictment includes charges of fraud, breach of trust, money laundering and harrassing a witness. Weinstein said he will hold hearings before proceeding with the indictment in which Lieberman's lawyers can defend him. Lieberman's lawyer, Yoav Mani, and his assistant, Sharon Shalom, will also be indicted, according to the report. Police recommended Lieberman be indicted more than 18 months ago, but the Attorney-General’s Office postponed the move, saying it needed to be be fine-tuned, but pledging that it would be...
  • The Senators Sway

    04/02/2011 8:03:31 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are the Senate’s most energetic proponents of sinking the nation ever deeper into the Libyan morass. In a joint interview on Fox last weekend, Senators McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lieberman (I., Conn.) were breathless in their rendering of the “freedom fighters” and the “Arab Spring” of spontaneous “democracy.” Friday they upped the ante with a Wall Street Journal op-ed, rehearsing yet again what an incorrigible thug Qaddafi is and how “we cannot allow [him] to consolidate his grip” on parts of Libya that he still controls. For his part, Senator Graham (R., S.C.)...
  • Lieberman: "Put the brakes" on new nuke plants

    03/13/2011 11:04:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 74 replies
    CBS News, ^ | 3/13/11 | Lucy Madison
    In the aftermath of Japan's devastation, Conn. Sen. says it's time for temporary moratorium on building new nuclear plants (CBS News) Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman on Sunday called for a temporary moratorium on the construction of nuclear power plants in the U.S. in the aftermath of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami, which damaged two reactors at a nuclear facility in the country's northeast. "The reality is that we're watching something unfold," he said in an interview for CBS' "Face the Nation." "We don't know where it's going with regard to the nuclear power plants in Japan right now. I think...