DC Ticker on ABC News: Lieberman, Buy; McCain, Sell.


I’ve previously explained the DC Ticker I compile most days, which is now being featured weekly on ABC News’ website show, Political Punch, hosted by Jake Tapper. Here are the picks featured on the latest PP:

* Joe Lieberman, buy — As a leading proponent for repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell, the senator whom progressives love to hate scored a major progressive victory. Time to kiss and make up?

John McCain, sell — It’s one thing to be a cranky flip-flopper who wins a political battle; it’s quite another to be a cranky flip-flopper who loses. The repeal of Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell showed the limitations of McCain’s curmudgeonly influence.

* Jon Kyl, sell — The White House appears confident it will win ratification of the START treaty–and that’s only possible by rolling Kyl.

Pete Rouse, buy — Does it seem the White House is running a little smoother these days? Or is it just the eggnog?

You can receive the almost-daily DC Ticker report by following my Twitter feed. (#DCticker is the Twitter hashtag.) Please feel free to argue with my selections—though all decisions of the judges are final. And please feel free to make suggestions for buy or sell orders in the comments below or on Twitter (by replying to @DavidCornDC).

DC Ticker is merely an advisory service. It and its author cannot be held liable for any investments made in politicians, policy wonks,or government officials on the basis of the information presented. Invest in politics at your own risk.

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