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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Joseph I. Lieberman
Retiring Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman on Wednesday used his final Senate floor speech to urge Congress to put partisan rancor aside to break Washington's gridlock.
American senators visiting Iraq warned the Baghdad government Wednesday that it risked damaging relations with the United States if it is allowing Iran to fly over its airspace to deliver weapons to Syria.
Sen. Rand Paul plans to amend a bill that allows D.C. officials to spend local dollars without waiting for approval on Capitol Hill by tacking on provisions that restrict abortions in the District and relax the city's gun laws.
The lawmaker leading an inquiry into the Secret Service prostitution scandal reported dozens of "troubling" episodes of past misbehavior Wednesday and appealed to insiders to come forward with what they know as investigators try to determine whether a culture of misconduct took root in the storied agency.
Two other senators have endorsed Sen. John McCain's call for airstrikes to stop Syrian President Bashar Assad's lethal, 11-month-long crackdown on dissenters.
A new Senate bill would allow the Department of Homeland Security to set and enforce computer security standards for companies that own or operate critical systems like mobile networks, power grids and telephone/cable systems deemed to be at risk of cyber-attack.
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Joseph I. Lieberman expressed concern Sunday that Iran is aggressively extending its support for anti-democracy forces wherever they appear.
Dumb ideas never die in Washington; they're just re-invented. One chestnut that simply refuses to expire would grant the president Mubarak-like power over the handful of private companies whose services provide the backbone of the Internet. Last month, Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, reintroduced legislation that had been widely panned last session as the "Internet kill switch." Now the scheme has been re-imagined with a warm-and-fuzzy title meant to allay concerns.
The Obama administration stands ready to offer "any type of assistance" to Libyans seeking to oust Moammar Gadhafi, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday, adding a warning to other African nations not to let mercenaries go to the aid of the longtime dictator.
One of the U.S. senators allegedly targeted by an Army unit using psychological operations to help get more money and troops for the Afghanistan war said on Sunday that he doesn't believe he's been "brainwashed."
The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy owes much to Sens. Susan Collins and Joseph I. Lieberman, who kept the issue alive when it appeared dead in the kind of partnership that is likely to become a model for getting things done in next year's divided Congress.
A Senate sponsor of a climate and energy bill says supporters are still short of the 60 votes they need to advance the legislation.
Top Republicans and Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut independent, had called on Mr. Obama to fight the release, saying the photos could be as damaging to U.S. interests as the release of photos from Abu Ghraib, an Iraqi prison where U.S. troops took photographs of prisoners in humiliating positions.
"The net effect of the release of these pictures would have been to increase the danger [and] the risk to American military and diplomatic personnel, indeed to Americans all around the world," Mr. Lieberman said, adding that it would have "undercut the advances President Obama has made in improving America's image around the world."