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WASHINGTON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- 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 Jan. 16, 2002

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- News notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press Intern
By United Press International

Cathy's World: FTC Report

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- I often wonder which is worse: crying babies at PG-13 or R-rated films, who don't understand what's onscreen but are tortured by the cranked-up sound; or pre-sc
CATHERINE SEIPP

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Hot Buttons: Talk show topics

THE IRAQI QUESTION
By United Press International

U.S. experts on Iraq warn of new Vietnam

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Two prominent American experts on Iraq cautioned the Bush administration on Friday not to go after Iraq in what is being termed as the possible "second phase" o
CLAUDE SALHANI

Bush gives $1B in homeless assistance

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- President Bush visited a Washington shelter and soup kitchen Tuesday and announced more than $1 billion in assistance to the homeless, the largest such aid pack
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, UPI White House Reporter

Trends to Worry Reps and Dems

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Second of three parts
MARTIN SIEFF, Senior News Analyst

NYC mayor's race too close to call

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Less than two weeks ago, Democratic candidate for mayor, Mark Green, led his Republican opponent, Michael Bloomberg, by 16 percentage points. However, that lead

White House: Domestic policies on track

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and anxiety over a series of anthrax-tainted letters have overshadowed President Bush's domestic agenda, which took center stage
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

Tasks, money going to Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Several pieces of legislation before a Senate committee Friday would significantly reorganize several executive branch agencies to better deal with the ongoing
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science News

Analysis: Big Government is Back

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Galvanized by the war on terrorism, President Bush and an eager Congress are directing the biggest emergency expansion of the federal government since the presi
NICHOLAS HORROCK and MARK BENJAMIN
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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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