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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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  • Boehner on the hot seat

    WASHINGTON -- One of this city's current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. His roughly four years in the post have been a nonstop struggle not only with the Democrat in the Oval Office but also...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Saturday Night Live'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 1 - 7, 2015 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Good Witch Catherine Bell reprises her...
  • 'Class war' themes resurface in party rhetoric

    WASHINGTON -- There's something eminently straightforward about President Obama's State of the Union proposal to raise taxes on the richest Americans and boost income for the middle class. Robin Hood had the same idea, and the Republican Party has...
  • We worry too much about terrorism

    We worry too much about terrorism
    Each of the attacks in Paris that killed 17 people last week was an atrocity, an affront to freedom and an act of terrorism. On those points, most people agree, and they're right. Most people also fear this marks the beginning of a rash of extremist...
  • Nazareth Area High School releases first quarter Honor Roll for 2014-2015

    Nazareth Area High School releases first quarter Honor Roll for 2014-2015
    Nazareth Area High School has recently released the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. The following are the names of the students who made the list, according to a press release: High Honors: Grade 12 – Jacob...
  • Newtown Families Make Call To Action Following Lawsuit

    Newtown Families Make Call To Action Following Lawsuit
    Two years after the tragic Newtown school shootings, family members came to the state Capitol complex on Monday for a call to legislative action following the filing of a class-action lawsuit against the gun manufacturer. The families have filed a...
  • Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status

     Hartford's Coltsville Moves Closer To National Park Status
    Legislation that would allow for the creation of a Coltsville National Park passed the House of Representatives on Thursday as part of the federal defense bill. The bill would allow for the establishment of a new unit within the National Park Service at...
  • Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate

    Coltsville National Park Just A Vote Away In Senate
    We have been teased on Coltsville before, so let's not get hopes too high. But there's reason for cautious optimism. We speak of the long-running effort to win national historic park designation for the great 19th-century industrial village in Hartford'...
  • Boys baseball | Deerfield Legion team bests undefeated Gurnee

    Boys baseball | Deerfield Legion team bests undefeated Gurnee
    A tense last inning needed pinpoint pitching and clutch defense for the Deerfield American Legion baseball team to post a 5-3 victory over previously undefeated Gurnee. Each time the Warriors took a lead, Gurnee tied last week's game until left...
  • True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us

    True Blue Connecticut — Right? What History And The Last Election Tell Us
    Democrats may have won every statewide office, re-won every U.S. House seat, and kept majorities in both houses of the state legislature in the last election. But the Nov. 4 results were not the inevitable outcome of a powerhouse of a state Democratic...
  • Jepsen Wins Again In Attorney General Race

    Jepsen Wins Again In Attorney General Race
    State Attorney General George Jepsen, a Democrat, won re-election predictably Tuesday, easily turning aside two challengers at opposite ends of the political spectrum. Jepsen's election to a second term extends the uninterrupted hold that Democrats...