McCain supporter and former Democrat Joe Lieberman will speak at the Republican National Convention in two weeks, the party confirmed today. It's a development that's been rumored for a few weeks and shouldn't surprise many — Lieberman has been one of his friend McCain's staunchest advocates lately. When he was reelected to the Senate in 2006 for his third term, he ran as an Independent. But even though Democrats ran a candidate against him, after his victory he told the press to call him an "Independent-Democrat." Clearly the days of that sentiment are over. What's unclear as yet is how his appearance there will affect independent voters. Core Democrats have already mistrusted him ever since he left the party, and core Republicans will see his presence at the RNC as a reminder of McCain's maverick roots. What is clear, at least, is that the conventions this year are shaping up to be a lot less boring than predicted. What's next, Condoleezza Rice at the DNC? Come on! Obama's going to be speaking outdoors — for once we can have some fireworks.
Most Viewed Stories
Every Netflix Original Series, Ranked
What’s New on Netflix: September 2015
Thank You, Nicki Minaj
How We Are Your Friends and Other August Flops Were Maimed by Bad Marketing
Miley Cyrus’s VMAs Outfits, Ranked From Bad to Worse
The Man Deciding Whether to Cheat on His Sexless Relationship
Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk
James Bond Author Has a Casually Racist Reason Why Idris Elba Shouldn’t Play 007 [Updated]
More Intriguingly Mundane Moments From Hillary Clinton’s Email
What’s Leaving Netflix: September 2015
Latest News from Daily IntelligencerEquador Mulled Smuggling Julian Assange to Freedom Via Bag, Helicopter
Instead he’ll probably just wait out the statutes of limitations.On Abortion, Pope Francis Undertakes a Revolutionary Act of Compassion
The pope's incredible act of mercy also represents a more inclusive future for the Catholic Church.CNN Changes Debate Criteria, Giving Carly Fiorina a Spot on the Main Stage
And making the next “kids’ table” even duller.New Jersey Day-Care Staff Accused of Running a Fight Club
Two women have been charged with child abuse after being accused of instigating fights among 4- to 6-year-old kids.Poll: 61 Percent of Trump Supporters Are Birthers
And the Donald is still well ahead of any other Republican candidate, though Ben Carson is on the rise.Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk
“Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run,” says a senior member of his 2012 team.The Popemobile Will Now Be Cruising Through Central Park
New Yorkers can win tickets via a lottery to see Pope Francis there September 25.What It Was Like to Do a Flyby of Pluto
Whoa.The ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Is Now Officially the Taxi of Today
Most yellow-cab owners in New York are now required to upgrade to the boxy Nissan NV200 when replacing their older vehicles.8 Ways Scott Walker Revealed His Pure Love of Reagan
Takeaways from a revealing interview.
The U.N. has now confirmed the destruction of the Temple of Bel, which was nearly 2,000 years old.Baby Girl Enters World in the Backseat of an NYC Uber
Her mom gave birth near the Lincoln Tunnel, on the way to the hospital.Defying the Supreme Court, Kentucky Clerk Is Still Denying Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples
Even after being instructed by the court to issue the licenses, Rowan County clerk Kim Davis rejected two more couples this morning, citing “God's authority.”More Intriguingly Mundane Moments From Hillary Clinton’s Email
Featuring Chelsea's memo to her parents, concerns about gefilte fish, and plenty of mysterious redactions.
The university's president said Columbia would host the president after he left the White House — but offered no more details.Real-Estate Developer Allegedly Left Friend to Die After Drunken Hamptons Car Crash
Forty-two-year-old Sean Ludwick is being held on $1 million bond.Where Does 2020 Presidential Candidate Kanye West Stand on the Issues?
He’s concerned about prison reform and income inequality, but may be anti-book.Jeb Bush Responds to Insanely Racist Trump Ad by Calling Trump Liberal
Nice party you’ve got here, Republicans.Giant Dead-Rat Bouquet Adorns Lower East Side Scaffolding
Yup.Vice Journalists Accused of ‘Terror Activity’ in Turkey
Their translator was also arrested.