Same-sex benefits cost $310M over 10 years

Same-sex benefits cost $310M over 10 years

WASHINGTON, May 18 (UPI) -- Legislation that would offer benefits for same-sex partners of federal employees would cost $310 million over 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office said.

Warner win gives Dems crucial Senate seat

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Democrat Mark Warner defeated Republican Jim Gilmore Tuesday to win the seat held by retiring Sen. John Warner, R-Va., giving Democrats a key Senate pick-up.
Conn. Democrats postpone Lieberman move

Conn. Democrats postpone Lieberman move

HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Top Democrats in Connecticut say they will not attempt to censure U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman prior to the November general election.

McCain pledges Middle East peace support

JERUSALEM, March 20 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, on a congressional fact-finding mission, told Israeli officials he supports continuing the U.S. peace effort in the Middle East.

U.S. governors join climate change debate

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Governors across the United States are enacting regional environmental protection agreements to persuade Congress to take action on environmental issues.

Wolf to be honored for science & tech work

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., will be honored with an award for contributions in science, engineering and technology.

About 500 missing children not reunited

WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- About 500 children reported missing in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath may still be awaiting reunion with their families four months after the disaster.

Lieberman suggests U.S. 'War Cabinet'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate's Democratic Party leader has rejected the proposal of fellow Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, D-Conn., for a "War Cabinet."

Senate could shift attitude on emissions

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Several U.S. senators, both Democrats and Republicans, are poised to offer rival climate change proposals to the Senate energy bill.

Intel reform remains stalled in Congress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The White House is pushing for approval of a massive overhaul of the nation's intelligence community, but prospects for approval next week remain uncertain.

Democrats gird for New Hampshire vote

MANCHESTER, N.H., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Campaigning was in high gear Thursday in the Democratic presidential race, with seven candidates posturing for votes in New Hampshire.

Iowa caucus may be Dean battling Gephardt

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- The Iowa caucus may end up a fight between Howard Dean and Richard A. Gephardt for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Democratic candidates clash over war

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The nine Democratic candidates for president clashed in a debate in Detroit on whether Congress should have authorized the $87 billion for Iraq.

Democratic hopefuls clash over Iraq war

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidates do not agree on the war in Iraq and tax cuts, a newspaper reported Tuesday. But the Washington Post reported the candidates unanimously denounced the effort in California to recall Gov. Gray Davis as a partisan effort by

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Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. First elected to the Senate in 1988, Lieberman was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket. The Gore–Lieberman ticket won the popular vote but ultimately failed to gain the electoral votes needed to win the controversial election. Lieberman ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate while he was also Gore's running mate, and he was re-elected by the voters of Connecticut. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2004 presidential election.

During his re-election bid in 2006, he lost the Democratic Party primary election but won re-election in the general election as a third party candidate under the party label "Connecticut for Lieberman." Lieberman has been officially listed in Senate records for the 110th and 111th Congresses as an "Independent Democrat" and sits as part of the Senate Democratic Caucus. But since his speech at the 2008 Republican National Convention in which he endorsed John McCain for president, Lieberman no longer attends Democratic Caucus leadership strategy meetings or policy lunches. On November 5, 2008, Lieberman met with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to discuss his future role with the Democratic Party. Ultimately, the Senate Democratic Caucus voted to allow Lieberman to keep chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subsequently, Lieberman announced that he will continue to caucus with the Democrats.

Lieberman remains a registered Democrat. He was one of the Senate's strongest advocates for continued prosecution of the war in Iraq. He is also an outspoken supporter of the U.S.-Israel relationship. On domestic issues, he strongly supports free trade economics while reliably voting for pro-trade union legislation. He has also opposed filibustering Republican judicial appointments. With Lynne Cheney and others, Lieberman co-founded American Council of Trustees and Alumni in 1995. Lieberman is a supporter of abortion rights and the rights of gays and lesbians to adopt children and be protected with hate crime legislation. Lieberman is one of the Senate's leading opponents of violence in video games and on television. Lieberman describes himself as being "genuinely an Independent," saying "I agree more often than not with Democrats on domestic policy. I agree more often than not with Republicans on foreign and defense policy."

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