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In DC, Democrats still like Joe

WASHINGTON-If Democratic leaders are irked with Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s most recent policy positions or political remarks, they’re putting on a good game face. His chairmanship post is safe, they insist, and no one is worried he’ll defect to the GOP. Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, recently announced that he had no intentions of […]

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Lieberman takes the lead today in ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ debate

WASHINGTON-An emotionally- and politically-charged showdown is set to unfold in the Senate today over whether gays should be able to serve openly in the military. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, will be defending his proposed repeal of the Pentagon’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which bars gays from serving openly in the military. […]

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Federal rule hampers enrollment in new state insurance plan

The state’s new insurance plan for people with pre-existing conditions, one of the first programs made available under the federal health reform law, offers lower premiums than the high-risk plans the state already offers. But for close to 2,000 people in those existing plans, the new pool offers little benefit because of something known as a “crowd out” rule.

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Repeal of ban on gay service members blocked in Senate

WASHINGTON–In a highly-charged vote, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of a major defense bill Tuesday in part because it included a provision to repeal the Pentagon’s ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military. Proponents of the measure, including Sen. Joseph Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, failed to win any Republican support and even […]