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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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  • Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford

    Connecticut Has Had A Few Mayors That Out-Shame Rob Ford
    You'd think that Rob Ford, Toronto's crack-smoking-oral-sex-denying-binge-drinking buffoon of a mayor, would be a tough dude to top in any screw-up contest for local politicians. It's true that Ford's antics have provided an insane amount of...
  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • Attorney General Facing A Conservative And Radical Liberal In General Election

    Attorney General Facing A Conservative And Radical Liberal In General Election
    HARTFORD — The last time a non-Democrat held the office of attorney general in Connecticut was in 1959. The current Democratic occupant, George Jepsen, was all of 5 years old back then. In this election, Jepsen is being challenged by opponents...
  • Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday

    Obama Coming To Greenwich Fundraiser Tuesday
    With only one month left before crucial elections, President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich on Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser at a 20-acre estate in one of the town's most upscale neighborhoods. Ticket prices can go as high as $32,400 per...
  • Effort To Build Memorial To Black Soldiers In American Revolution Began In Plainville

    A proposed national memorial to the thousands of African Americans who fought in the American Revolution won crucial federal approval Sept. 11, a key step for a project that began 30 years ago with a Plainville woman's struggle to join the Daughters of...
  • Obama Raising Money In Greenwich Tuesday

     Obama Raising Money In Greenwich Tuesday
    President Barack Obama will be coming to Greenwich Tuesday for a big-ticket fundraiser for the U.S. Senate Democrats at a 20-acre estate, but Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will not be there. Malloy said Saturday at the Berlin Fair that he expects...
  • Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?

    Cutting carbon: Cap and trade — the sequel?
    When it comes to cutting carbon, what's old, it seems, is new again. Exelon Corp. executives are using terms like "cap and trade" and "carbon tax" in describing how they think Illinois should lower its carbon footprint in anticipation of the...
  • Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests

    Bill Clinton, Grover Norquist: Sunday guests
    UPDATED: The guest lineup for Sunday morning: Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Thomas Frank, author of "What's the Matter With Kansas?," will be guests on NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS...
  • Christie To Appear At Diner Where Owner Clashed With City, Malloy

    Christie To Appear At Diner Where Owner Clashed With City, Malloy
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be appearing Tuesday at a Stamford diner where the owner had clashed for years with the city and its mayor, Dannel P. Malloy. Curley’s Diner became an issue during the 2010 gubernatorial race when the owner,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 21 - 27, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES The Roosevelts: An Intimate History...
  • Moving Is All About Downsizing, Angst, and Boxes

    Our office was moved from the third floor to the first floor last week. It went about as well as these things go. Moving usually means downsizing, which means getting rid of a lot of stuff you had held onto for reasons you can no longer recall. I...