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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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  • McCain's Democratic, Indy crew

     
    by Mark Silva In 2000, there was a group known as Democrats for Bush. It wasn't a big group, but they made their point, and a lot of them got appointments after Bush won the White House. Now, with apologies......
  • Dick Cheney, Kindergarten kick-out

     
    by Mark Silva We knew that Vice President Dick Cheney had left Yale under less than honorable terms - "by mutual agreement,'' as he put it today -- but maybe we had forgotten, until today, that he also was kicked......
  • Al Gore steps up for Barack Obama

     
    by Mark Silva and updated Well, call Al Gore nothing if not cautious. Nearly two weeks after Sen. Barack Obama clinched the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, the party's nominee from 2000 -- winner of the popular vote, if not the......
  • 'Sept. 10 mindset': McCain's Bush play

     
    by Mark Silva We've heard these words before. Randy Scheunemann, foreign policy adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign, suggests that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's stance on the handling of suspected terrorists is "the perfect...
  • McCain travels to Colombia, Mexico

     
    by Jill Zuckman As if the extended presidential campaign weren't enough of a giant road trip, Sen. John McCain will take his show south of the border next week during the Fourth of July Congressional recess. McCain will travel to......
  • Lieberman set to campaign for McCain in South Florida

     
    THIS BLOG HAS BEEN UPDATED with information about the location of the Lieberman town hall meeting. U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the former Democrat turned independent who backs Republican Sen. John McCain???s presidential bid, has scheduled campaign...
  • Another Lieberman petition

     
    by Jesse Hamilton Sen. Joe Lieberman is set to deliver a speech to this week's Christians United for Israel summit in DC. It won't be the first time. Last year, he attended and compared the group's controversial leader, Pastor John......
  • Since when does Time Mag ID relatives' religion?

     
    The Sun in London tracks down and interviews Obama's half-brother Bernard, who runs a car-parts firm in Kenya, while he's visiting his mother in the UK. Promoted as a first-ever interview -- he's a younger brother from a second marriage......
  • Postscript: When foreign travel was good!

     
    Remember McCain's complaints last week about Obama's foreign travels? One of our readers offers this postscript from Time Magazine, last March: "Flanked by fellow Senators Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, McCain noted they'd undertaken their week long...
  • Lieberman to stump for McCain in Palm Beach on Aug. 6

     
    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, the self-described ???independent Democrat??? from Connecticut and campaign surrogate for Republican John McCain, is returning to South Florida for the second time in a month. Only 10 days ago, Lieberman stumped for McCain among...
  • Stevens woes = 60 votes for Dems?

     
    by Frank James The federal indictment of Sen. Ted Stevens certainly is buoying Democratic hopes that they could pick up enough Senate seats to get to the magical 60 votes, enough for a veto-proof majority. It would be the......