A high-level senate Democratic source tells me former President Clinton is making calls on Sen. Lieberman's behalf.
I can also confirm, on the same basis, what Huffington Post
has already reported
, that President-elect Obama is signaling to Senate leadership and other party officials that he wants Sen. Lieberman to be in the Democratic caucus in the 111th Congress.
That doesn't mean he doesn't want him punished in some way. I have the sense -- though this is more speculation on my part -- that he's agnostic on that question. But he wants him in the caucus -- which would seem to give Lieberman some real leverage.
I'll have more on the Lieberman story soon. Late Update
: Kos has some more thoughts
gaming out the options for Joe.