Depends on how you define "liberal" I suppose. Libertarian philosophy is also known as a "classical liberal" philosophy. Both the Democrat and Republican parties, on the other hand, are big government, special interest driven warmongers.
I have not heard of this. I wonder if they'll be getting offers from Samsung and Google to buy the company. Watched the demo video on their site and saw nothing particularly amazing, just some added functions which Apple should be able to surpass in short order.