The Republican Superminority

Pareene · 01/20/10 11:25AM

With Scott Brown's stunning, come-from-behind victory over the boring lady who hated baseball in Massachusetts, the Democrats must admit defeat. Please welcome our new unstoppable Republican Superminority.

What Sarah Palin Does in the Shower

Ravi Somaiya · 11/17/09 06:12AM

Going Rogue is out today! The Washington Post have put together a cursory index that includes Hasselbeck, Elizabeth:"bold and talented," and Lieberman, Joe: a "bright spot" in the campaign. They also reveal who Palin calls when naked and soapy.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 02/24/09 07:53AM

Paula Zahn turns 53 today. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is turning 54. Terry Semel, the man who ran Warner Bros., served as CEO of Yahoo!, and helped bring Courtenay Semel into this world, is 66. Nike co-founder Phil Knight is 71. Sen. Joe Lieberman is turning 67. Clayton, Dubilier & Rice chairman Joseph Rice is turning 77. Actor Billy Zane is 43. Dominic Chianese, better known as "Uncle Junior," is 78. Chad Hugo of The Neptunes and N.E.R.D is 35. Actor Barry Bostwick turns 64. Edward James Olmos is turning 62. And actor Abe Vigoda is celebrating his 88th birthday today.

YouTube leaves terrorist-training video market to LiveLeak

Paul Boutin · 09/12/08 05:40PM

Click to viewTo spell it out: Senator Joe Lieberman and Google timed a press release to the anniversary of the September 11 attacks: "Google Tightens Standards for YouTube Videos in Response to Lieberman's Pressure."The move seems more politics than pragmatics. Most Al Qaeda videos are posted outside YouTube. LiveLeak has plenty. Lieberman's been after YouTube since May, but the Google-owned site didn't update its community guidelines until the day before 9/11's seventh anniversary, at a time when Al Qaeda's momentum is fading. Look, I'm as jingoistic as the next guy. But if Lieberman wants to fight Islamic militants on YouTube, what he needs isn't a ban, but a countercampaign: More clips that show insurgents missing the target and running from U.S. troops. I'll bet there's a lot more such footage out there.

Bob Novak Writing Again

Ryan Tate · 08/27/08 12:27AM

The brain-tumor-having columnist left the hospital to blast Joe Lieberman as a running mate for John McCain. That's how awful Joe Lieberman is. [Novak via Wonkette]

Google at the center of international and domestic Internet censorship

Jackson West · 05/20/08 04:40PM

On Capitol Hill today, Google officials presented suggestions on how American lawmakers can make the Internet more free. The solution to get regimes that censor information and, more importantly, the ads that run alongside it? Foreign aid, an ambassador and treaties, treaties, treaties! I'm a little skeptical Google will accomplish what Amnesty International's decades of work fighting free-speech abuses worldwide has not. Especially given our own dubious record when it comes to enforcing the First Amendment. Yesterday, Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) wrote an open letter to Google to pull down videos of "Islamist Extremist," which YouTube has now denied. First, they came for the Muslims, and I said nothing.

We've been hacked! No wait, we're just incompetent

Jordan Golson · 04/10/08 06:20PM

Senator Joe Lieberman accused his Democratic challenger Ned Lamont's supporters of a "coordinated attack" on his website during the campaign in 2006. The FBI investigated and found no evidence of foul play. The website had failed as a result of Lieberman campaign technicians' ineptitude. [NYT]