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Dean releases vision for health coverage

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential candidate Vermont Gov. Howard Dean Tuesday detailed his healthcare plan that would cost about one-third less than a proposal for universal coverage unveiled two weeks ago by challenger Rep. Dick Gephardt, D-Mo.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

UPI's Capital Comment for May 9, 2003

WASHINGTON, May 9 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, May 7 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Think tanks wrap-up III

WASHINGTON, May 6 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

Dems meet in first pre-election debate

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- The nine candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination met in South Carolina Saturday night to square off on healthcare, taxes, civil liberties and the economy in the first national debate as the country's attention turns from the war in Iraq
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Democrats to debate in South Carolina

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- The nine candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination are set to meet in South Carolina Saturday night for the first debate prior to the 2004 elect
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Commentary: Bush commits political suicide

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- At a White House press briefing Tuesday, President George W. Bush announced that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan would have his support for another term in office in 2004. In so doing, he signed his political suicide note -- whoever the Democrats nominate, B
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Assignment America: The Lawrence Problem

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Isn't it time for the scene in "Lawrence of Arabia" where Lawrence attempts to gavel the Arab League government to order in the noisy palace at Damascus, and ev
JOHN BLOOM, UPI Reporter-at-Large

Washington Agenda-General

By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for April 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Bush gives Saddam 48 hours to flee

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Monday gave Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and his sons 48 hours to leave Iraq or face attack by the nearly 300,000 U.S., British and Australian forces that now ring the desert oil nation.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK and KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporters

UPI's Capital Comment for March 12, 2003

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press

Interview: Accounting after Sarbanes-Oxley

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- As the fifth-largest accounting firm in the United States, Grant Thornton is in a unique strategic position. Its Chief Executive Officer, Edward Nusbaum, has shared his thoughts on stock options, corporate governance, and the future of the accounting prof
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor
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Senator Joseph Lieberman makes a point during South Carolina Democratic Presidential Debate, Thursday, January 29, 2004, at the The Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina. (UPI Photo/David Allio)
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Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Connecticut. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was the party's nominee for Vice President in the 2000 election. Currently an independent, he remains closely affiliated with the party.

Born in Stamford, Connecticut, Lieberman is a graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School. He was elected as a "reform Democrat" in 1970 to the Connecticut Senate, where he served three terms as Majority Leader. After an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980, he served as state Attorney General from 1983 to 1989. Lieberman defeated moderate Republican Lowell Weicker in 1988 to win election to the United States Senate and was re-elected in 1994 and 2000. 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. 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 was 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 announced in January 2011 that he will not seek re-election in 2012.

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