Lieberman Going Rogue (Again)

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Next week, much to the discomfort of the Obama Adminsitration, Joe Lieberman — chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Relations Committee — will begin his investigation into whether the Fort Hood shooter was a terrorist and if law enforcement agencies missed red flags that could’ve prevented the tragedy. This caps quite a month for Lieberman who a few weeks ago used his chairmanship to investigate the President’s czars, announced he’d be campaigning for both Republican and Democratic candidates next year and swore he’d filibuster the health care bill if there’s any version of a public option in it. Here’s a look at why there’s little his Democratic colleagues can do to rein their former vice presidential nominee.