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  •  Steve Benen explains why this is important (15+ / 0-)

    See here.

    The short story: Lieberman chairs an important committee that has oversight over the executive branch. He has exercised NONE of the committee's power to keep the Bush administration in check.

    Now he wants to start doing his job, which means that he will be exercising oversight over the Obama administration. Now he thinks it's important to curb the power of the executive.

    He's a traitor and a Republican tool, and needs to be kicked to the curb and into obscurity.

    •  You write about the Homeland Secutiry & (0+ / 0-)

      Governmental Affairs Committee, which is tasked with oversight of ALL Fed contracts. Lieberman has followed in the footsteps of the previous chair, Susan Collins, and really done nothing. SIGIR Stuart Bowen continues to report on massive theft and fraud in Iraq, and yet Lieberman has been too busy campaigning for McCain.

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