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Joe Lieberman

Joe Lieberman
Joseph I. Lieberman's political career began as a popular Connecticut Democrat, but ultimately left him an independent U.S. Senator. Only a few years after a campaign as the Democratic party's nominee for vice president, Lieberman lost a contentious re-election primary for his Senate seat and opted to run as an independent. His split from his party was fueled by his strong support for the war in Iraq. Lieberman is chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. He was a vocal advocate of legislation creating the department. Born in Stamford, on Feb. 24, 1942, Lieberman earned his law degree from... Show more »
Joseph I. Lieberman's political career began as a popular Connecticut Democrat, but ultimately left him an independent U.S. Senator. Only a few years after a campaign as the Democratic party's nominee for vice president, Lieberman lost a contentious re-election primary for his Senate seat and opted to run as an independent. His split from his party was fueled by his strong support for the war in Iraq. Lieberman is chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, which is responsible for oversight of the Department of Homeland Security. He was a vocal advocate of legislation creating the department. Born in Stamford, on Feb. 24, 1942, Lieberman earned his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. He was elected to the state Senate in 1970 and served there for ten years, the last six as majority leader. He was elected as state attorney general in 1982. He won his first term to the U.S. Senate in 1988, defeating Lowell Weicker by a huge margin. Lieberman's popularity soared in 2000 when he became Al Gore's running mate and the first Jewish American to seek the vice presidency. Fueled by concerns about the ongoing Iraq war, his 2006 campaign drew national attention when businessman Ned Lamont defeated him in the primary, but lost to him in the general election. Lieberman lives in Stamford and Washington with his wife Hadassah. They have four children. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • Health-care league: Public (not) optional

     
    by Noam N. Levey The left may be livid at Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Senate Democratic leaders who caved to his demand to remove any public option from the healthcare bill that Democrats are pushing to pass next week....
  • Hamas: McCain plays the card by denying it

     
    It's such an old trick, it's a joke. The politician, pretending to take the high road: "I don't want to get into these rumors about my opponent beating his wife. I want to talk about issues." For the past...

    Larry Craig on VP offer: 'No, Hillary'

     
    by Mark Silva The vice president's job - until the reign of Dick Cheney - was largely a matter of holding a mirror under the nose of the president to see if he was still breathing. But now, in the...

    GOP Veep Final Four

     
    by Whitney Blair Wyckoff Who should be presumed Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's running mate? CQ Politics is letting readers be the judge. They have top Republican Vice Presidential contenders, plus Connecticut Independent Sen. Joe...

    Chuck Hagel (R): Tough words for McCain

     
    by Mark Silva Chuck Hagel, an observer tells us, "is quickly becoming Barack Obama's answer to Joe Lieberman.'' The observer, Sam Stein of the Huffington Post, draws this observation from the retiring Nebraska senator's own words. "The Republican...