The Lunch CROWD
The pool was closed for private parties last week, but the grill was bumping. On Monday, Chelsea Clinton came in for lunch with Sandy Weill. The Post reported that she went to Michael’s, though, so maybe I need to get my eyes checked–or the media needs to fact-check. Ha! I’ve been working for three weeks Read More
Here‘s a palm card for David Greenfield, who is running against Joe Lazar for City Council in a special election today in Brooklyn. The back features a number of elected officials, not all of them are Democrats: Michael Bloomberg, Marty Golden and Joe Lieberman.
Predictions for how this race will turn out? Read More
Anthony Weiner–long one of the most outspoken proponents of a more liberal health care plan–issued a statement on President Obama’s proposal this afternoon.
“[T]his bill is a 51 vote plan and not a 60 vote plan – that is great news. Democrats wasted a year bowing to the altar of Olympia Snowe, Read More
As recently as ten days ago–after months of prodding from the White House–it still looked like Senator Joe Lieberman might not back repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But this morning, the Senate’s resident obstructionist said he’ll be glad to support the policy’s repeal–he’ll even co-sponsor a bill to make it happen. Read More
Anthony Weiner’s interview last night with Jon Stewart was amazingly subdued, considering the two
Maybe Anthony Weiner was onto something when he said the Senate should make Joe Lieberman filibuster.
“Make Joe Lieberman stand on the floor, and for hour after hour after hour, explain to the American people why he’s against the public option, why he’s against his own position on expanding Medicare,” Mr. Weiner told Chris Read More
From a political standpoint, Chris Dodd’s decision to end his bid for a sixth Senate term makes plenty of sense: His poll numbers were brutal and they weren’t changing and defeat next fall—whether to Rob Simmons or Linda McMahon, the two Republicans vying for his seat—was certain. By getting out now, he spares himself the Read More
By bowing to Senator Joseph Lieberman and his obstructive pals in both parties on health care reform, President Obama has confirmed what Republicans always say about Democrats: They simply aren’t strong enough to govern. Or at least the Democrats elected last year—and their colleagues in the Senate leadership—don’t seem to be.
Their moment of truth Read More
Just three months ago, Joe Lieberman explained his opposition to a public health insurance option by telling a Connecticut newspaper that he instead favored expanding Medicare—a less cumbersome, more affordable way to extend coverage to some Americans, he claimed.
“If you’re 55 or 60 and you’re without health insurance and you go in to Read More
Mention Joe Lieberman’s name to a Democratic activist these days and you’ll probably hear some variation of the question: This is what we get for letting him keep his chairmanship? It was last November, you’ll remember, that Senate Democrats opted to hand Lieberman—who had just spent nearly a year championing John McCain’s White House bid Read More