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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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  • Another moderate bites the dust

     
    This week's retirement announcement from U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine isn't just bad news for her Republican Party and its prospects of taking control in Congress' upper chamber. It's bad news for anyone, Republican or Democrat or independent, who...
  • Panetta vs. McCain on stepping in on Syria -- in a picture

     
    Striking out on its own to try to stop the violence in Syria would be a mistake, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta warned a Senate committee on Wednesday, saying it could exacerbate the risk of civil war. His remarks pushed against a call by Sen. John...
  • Netanyahu accuses world powers of giving Iran 'freebie' in talks

     
    Israel’s prime minister complained Sunday that six big world powers had given Iran “a freebie” in a new agreement that permits Tehran to enter negotiations about its disputed nuclear program May 23 without first halting enrichment of...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio talks to CNN’s ‘State of the Union’; Keith Olbermann on ABC’s ‘This Week’

     
    "Fox News Sunday" talks to Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Gov. Mitch Daniels, R-Ind. The program starts at 9 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The panel will be Bill Kristol, Juan Williams, Karl Rove and Joe Trippi, former Howard Dean campaign manager....
  • ‘Face the Nation’ welcomes Clay Aiken, Ted Olson

     
    Clay Aiken visits ‘Face the Nation.' Handout art THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Here's something I never expected to write: “American Idol” alum Clay Aiken will be a guest this weekend on CBS' “Face the Nation.” The topic will...
  • Rick Santorum on ‘State of the Union’; John McCain on ‘Meet the Press’

     
    The biggest guest on Sunday morning television will be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who is talking to CBS' “Face the Nation.” But I've written about that program, which will air at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. The rest of...
  • Democrats Berman, Sherman step up fight over GOP supporters

     
    Democratic Reps Brad Sherman and Howard Berman have stepped up their fight for Republican supporters. The two lawmakers are battling for the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat this fall....
  • Democrat Sherman gets backing from local Republican lawmakers

     
    Rep. Brad Sherman announced backing from local Republican lawmakers. He and fellow Democratic Rep. Howard Berman are courting GOP voters in their battle for a San Fernando Valley congressional district seat....
  • Sunday guest list: Bill Gates, Scott Walker, Nancy Pelosi

     
    The Sunday morning guest list: CNN's “State of the Union” features Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., discussing the fiscal cliff. The program starts at 9 a.m. and noon. Discussing the fallout from Benghazi will be Sen. Roy...
  • ‘Face the Nation’ talks to David Baldacci, Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone

     
    On the Sunday morning circuit this weekend, “Face the Nation” will be doing something different. The CBS program offers its annual authors program. One panel features writers David Baldacci (“The Forgotten”), Gillian Flynn (“...
  • NRA on ‘Meet the Press,’ ‘Face the Nation’

     
    The National Rifle Association will have a presence on the Sunday morning programs this weekend. The group's leaders will discuss calls for greater gun control since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Wayne LaPierre, the NRA'...