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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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  • Schiff seeks to invest in Egypt, Tunisia firms

    President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, is scheduled to come before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for questioning on Wednesday. Heffern is a career diplomat who now is the United States’ deputy chief of...
  • The Worst Ideas Ever: Book By Hartford Residents A 'Celebration of Embarrassment'

    The Worst Ideas Ever: Book By Hartford Residents A 'Celebration of Embarrassment'
    Michael Jordan giving up basketball to play baseball. "The Brady Bunch" adding a cute little kid, cousin Oliver, to boost sagging ratings. Celebrities who name their babies "Banjo," "Apple," "Facebook," "Moxie Crimefighter" or "Bronx Mowgli." The Yugo....
  • U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman

    U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman
    The Courant asked several key political figures how Sept. 11 unfolded for them. Below is an edited transcript of a recollection by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, as told to Staff Writer Daniela Altimari: As it happens, I had three different breakfast events...
  • 4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates

    4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates
     Ah, it's feeling more and more like Summer every day. And speaking of summer, the Republican and Democratic primaries for Joe Lieberman's soon to be vacant  Senate seat are in August. So, first, let's take a look at the Democrats.   Chris Murphy, a...
  • Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation

    Concerns About Online Piracy Act Growing Among State's Congressional Delegation
    Is the tide shifting on a controversial bill that would give the government and copyright holders broad new powers to stop online piracy? Over the weekend, the White House signaled that it has strong reservations about the controversial Stop Online...
  • Rep. Dent target of Occupy protest in Utah

    Rep. Dent target of Occupy protest in Utah
    Lehigh Valley's U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent is getting some attention across the country this weekend, where an Occupy group and an anti-capitalism student group will protest his Enemy Expatriation Act at a courthouse in Utah.  From the Salt Lake Tribune:...
  • First look at HBO's 'Game Change' - A film so political in so many good ways

    First look at HBO's 'Game Change' - A film so political in so many good ways
    I just walked out of a dark room after spending two hours with the screener for "Game Change," the HBO film about the 2008 Republican presidential campaign of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Based on a best-selling, non-fiction book about the historic race,...
  • Sen. Lieberman Adds a Visit to Hartford to His Weekend Schedule

    From Sen. Joseph Lieberman's office comes word that he will come to Connecticut on official business this weekend after all. Lieberman, who has not been in the state in the aftermath of the storm, will travel to Hartford on Sunday. He'll attend an 8 a.m....
  • Super committee fails to agree on deficit-reduction plan

    Super committee fails to agree on deficit-reduction plan
    Unable to break the partisan stalemate over taxes and Medicare, the congressional "super committee" came to a quiet close as the co-chairs issued a statement saying no deal could be reached by the panel's deadline. "We have come to the conclusion today...
  • Goodbye, Joe Lieberman

    Goodbye, Joe Lieberman
    After 24 years in the U.S. Senate, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the first and only Jewish politician nominated to a national major party ticket, in 2000, had some advice to his colleagues in a farewell speech Wednesday on the Senate floor. To break the...
  • Larson, Blumenthal, Among Others, Renew Call For Federal Ban On Assault Weapons

    Searching for a way to prevent future shootings like the one in Newtown, some of Connecticut's congressional representives on Sunday called for a national discussion that could lead to a resumed federal ban on assault weapons and other gun control...