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**UPDATED: Republicans block teacher, first responder jobs bill with help from 2 Dems, Lieberman

In the end, two Democrats and Joe Lieberman voted with Republicans to filibuster a bite sized version of President Obama’s jobs bill.

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Politics at the water’s edge? McCain and Lieberman conduct parallel foreign policy on Libya

John McCain and Joe Lieberman gave interviews to U.S. media outlets during a trip to Egypt Sunday, in which the two neoconservative Senators seemed to be conducting their own foreign policy; criticizing the president from foreign soil, calling on him … Continue reading

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You won’t have Lieberman to kick around anymore (or Kent Conrad, either)

For Democrats, North Dakota Sen. Kent Conrad’s decision not to run for re-election in North Dakota is undoubtedly bad news. But in Connecticut, Democrats now have a clear path to getting a more reliable vote in the Senate, without Joe … Continue reading

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DADT Repeal headed to the president’s desk

It’s a win for gay rights advocates and liberals who had been angry that President Obama hadn’t acted quickly enough on a campaign promise, and a major loss for John McCain, who became the single, angry face of opposition to … Continue reading

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Morning clicks: 290,000 reasons to shout ‘hooray!’

The April jobs report gives America a reason to celebrate this morning, with 290,000 jobs added to the nation’s payrolls. Among the unemployed, 195,000 people re-entered the workforce last month. Manufacturers added 44,000 jobs and another 20,000 came from healthcare, … Continue reading

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P.M. clicks: Times Square Miranda, Weigel’s Frances Martel problem, and Joe Lieberman’s authoritarian fantasy

ICYMI, today is the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings, in which members of the National Guard gunned down college students protesting the Vietnam war. Could Dave Weigel, who is a very good reporter, recently hired by the WaPo … Continue reading

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Anthony Weiner confirms: Joe Lieberman IS a …

Well, just watch (or click here for a spoiler): The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c

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Thank you, Chris Dodd, and other news from the Quinnipiac poll

There’s lots of meat in three new Quinnipiac polls for Democrats and the Obama administration to consider. In a nutshell, the polls show Chris Dodd did Democrats a huge favor by bowing out of the Connecticut Senate race, which now … Continue reading

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Short takes

A new poll shows what you already probably knew: everybody hates Lieberman. Belatedly, Miamians begin to ask: what Marlins stadium jobs? On the bright side, the stadium you suckers just bought for the Marlins does have a square roof with … Continue reading

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You’re welcome, Connecticut

Not content to have pushed for preemptive military action in Iraq, Iran and Syria, now, your “Independent” Senator would like the U.S. to “act” in Yemen. “Somebody in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq … Continue reading

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