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Think Tanks Wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The abstract will read thus if the box below is blank: The UPI Think Tank Wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events, and position statements released by various think tanks.

UPI's Capital Comment for Feb. 20, 2002

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Interna
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What US newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

What U.S. newspapers are saying

U.S. newspaper editorial comment on issues of international interest.

EPA accused of inaction at WTC

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- At an emotional hearing Monday in Manhattan, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., charged the Environmental Protection Agency has "created a full-scale crisis of public

The Bear's Lair: Beanball for bean counter

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- The Enron debacle has allowed the media to declare open season on accountants, working off decades of frustration at the bean-counters' substantial salaries, up
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

UPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 25, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press International.
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Enron Wrap: Latest developments

Here are the latest developments related to the Enron case.

Sen. Lieberman opens Enron probe

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A congressional panel Thursday said it will try to determine whether federal agencies did everything possible to protect Enron Corp. investors and employees in
ROY CLARK

Hill begins scrutiny of Enron and Andersen

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Congressional lawmakers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee began unraveling Thursday why financial documents were destroyed by the Enron Corporation's former accounting firm Arthur Andersen -- with fired Andersen manager, David B. Duncan taking th
T. K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Enron hearings to start in earnest

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- While it's hard to know where to start with the collapse of the Enron Corporation, and who might be criminally, civilly or politically culpable, the lawmakers on Capitol Hill will embark in earnest on Thursday with what promises to be a lengthening list o
T. K. MALOY, UPI Deputy Business Editor

Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

IRAQ ATTACK Iraqi President Saddam Hussein said his country is prepared for another U.S. attack and predicted the fall of the United States following the Sept. 11 terror attacks and the war on Afghanistan.
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Bush pushes Alaska drilling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- President Bush on Thursday tried to breathe new legislative life into his energy plan as questions arose over whether Enron Corp. executives had undue influence on its preparation last spring.
NICHOLAS M. HORROCK, UPI Chief White House Correspondent
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Joseph Lieberman
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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