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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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  • About Mitchell W. Berger

    About Mitchell W. Berger
    Mitchell W. Berger founded Berger Singerman in 1985 and serves as Co-Chair of the firm. He has over 30 years of successful representation in commercial disputes in Florida and throughout the country. Mitchell represented Vice President Al Gore and...
  • A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's

    A Tender Task: Deciding A Future In The Shadow Of Alzheimer's
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  • Democrats Berman, Sherman step up fight over GOP supporters

     
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  • Democratic mega-donor married in New Hampshire, celebrates with vacationing DWS

    Democratic mega-donor married in New Hampshire, celebrates with vacationing DWS
    Mitchell Berger, the big-time Democratic money man and Fort Lauderdale lawyer, was married over the weekend in New Hampshire. The announcement, via Twitter, from U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National...
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    Chan Lowe: Trouble in the Romney campaign
    Nobody has more sensitive antennae to the zephyrs of public opinion than a U.S. Congressman, and Paul Ryan is no exception. That line from the Iowa Republican official that if he wanted to run for national office again in the future, he’d have to...
  • Climate Week: Vote Your Heat

    Climate Week: Vote Your Heat
    To catch up with climate week, check out these previous posts on the heat of 2012, the commitment to warming, and tax-and-dividend policy. I’m ending this week-long series of posts on climate change with two pleas, the first of which is to Justin...
  • Cybersecurity bill fails in Senate

     Cybersecurity bill fails in Senate
    The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday. The Cybersecurity Act of...
  • Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary

    Linda McMahon Trounces Shays In GOP U.S. Senate Primary
    Linda McMahon, the former CEO of wrestling juggernaut WWE, once again won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, crushing former Congressman Christopher Shays by a 3-to-1 ratio. In her victory speech, McMahon laid out the themes she...
  • McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins

    McMahon-Murphy Senate Fight Begins
    The resounding primary victories by Linda McMahon and Chris Murphy on Tuesday will launch a fresh onslaught of political ads, arguments about the economy and a never-ending loop of attacks and rebuttals in what will be one of the nation's most closely...
  • Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination

    Linda McMahon Pins Connecticut Senate Nomination
    Former wrestling executive Linda McMahon has won the Connecticut Senate nomination.  On Tuesday, McMahon defeated former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays in the Republican GOP Primary.  This is the second time McMahon has been chosen over a veteran...
  • Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State

    Dems Dump Donovan, Republicans Bet On McMahon, and Maybe That's Why Connecticut is a Blue State
    With hindsight, the results of this week’s Connecticut primaries seem to fit the established patterns of both major parties in this state. Connecticut Primary Lesson No. 1: Democratic voters decided it wasn’t smart to choose a 5th...
  • The Political Transformation Of Joe Lieberman

    Talking to reporters in his driveway on a hot day in August 2000, Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman beamed — he had just been chosen as the Democratic vice presidential candidate to Al Gore. "Miracles happen," the proud son of a Stamford liquor...