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Former Sen. Joe Lieberman joining conservative think tank

Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman will be joining the American Enterprise Institute, the conservative think tank announced on Monday. Lieberman, a Democrat-turned-Independent, will join former Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) as a co-chair of the American Internationalism Project, which advocates for a strong U.S. presence in world affairs. “There is an…

Jon Kyl, second-ranked Senate Republican, retiring in 2012

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second highest-ranking Republican in the chamber, announced Thursday that he will retire in 2012. Kyl, the Minority Whip, has served in the US Senate since 1995, and before that held a House seat in Arizona for eight years. “There is no other…

Clinton calls for Senate to act on nuclear treaty

Clinton says Senate should vote on nuclear treaty during lame-duck session, calls it crucial Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pressing the Senate to vote this year on a new U.S.-Russian nuclear weapons treaty, saying that postponing a vote would undermine national security. Speaking to reporters after a 90-minute…

Sen. Kyl: $678-billion tax break for rich should not be offset

Sen. Jon Kyl, Republican of Arizona, believes that any extension to unemployment benefits “ought to be paid for.” But when it comes to the $678-billion cost of extending the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy, the senator says no offsetting is necessary. In an interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace…

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