Independents & Third-Party Candidates

Rasmussen Poll: 63% of Likely U.S. Voters think the American Political System discourages third-party candidates

June 2, 2012

“Just 24% disagree and say the system is not gamed to discourage third party runs. Thirteen percent (13%) are not sure.”

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Report: Secret Service Colombian prostitution scandal spreads to a second hotel

April 24, 2012

“Until now, the Hotel Caribe had been the focus of the scandal, where the other 22 members of the Secret Service and military accused of inappropriate behavior were checked in.”

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Senators McCain (R-AZ), Lieberman (I-CT), and Graham (R-SC) issue joint statement urging President Obama to conduct airstrikes against Syria

March 7, 2012

“[I]f requested by the Syrian National Council and the Free Syrian Army, the United States should help organize an international effort to protect civilian population centers in Syria through airstrikes on Assad’s forces.”

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Bipartisan trio of Senators backs a resolution saying they will not accept containment as an option to deter a nuclear Iran

February 16, 2012

“Drawing a clear line in the sand, the senators – among them Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) – demanded that President Obama reject “any policy that would rely on containment as an option in response to the Iranian nuclear threat,” according to a new Senate resolution set to be unveiled later today.”

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Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to Google: Ban Terror-related Content

November 29, 2011

“Last week, Lieberman sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page on behalf of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs that called on Google to ramp up its efforts against terrorist material on the Blogger platform.”

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Clawson: Republican Filibuster of Infrastructure Bill another example of GOP economic sabotage

November 9, 2011

“A Democratic president proposes an infrastructure bill to create jobs. And every Senate Republican filibusters it. A Democratic president proposal an infrastructure bill that does not increase the deficit. And every Senate Republican filibusters it.”

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Krugman: Medicare saves money. Don’t raise the age for Medicare eligibility.

June 14, 2011

“Like Republicans who want to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with (grossly inadequate) insurance vouchers, Mr. Lieberman describes his proposal as a way to save Medicare. It wouldn’t actually do that.”

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