U.S. senators urge arming Libyan revolt

CAIRO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Sens. John McCain and Joseph Lieberman Sunday called on the United States to arm the rebels in Libya.

Senators eye improved mood on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Three moderate U.S. senators Sunday expressed hope for bipartisan cooperation in Congress after the president's State of the Union address.

Vets lobby for repeal of openly gay ban

WASHINGTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Some military veterans are lobbying Congress to repeal the "don't ask, don't tell" ban against openly gay and lesbian military service members, organizers say.

Graham won't move ahead on climate bill

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., says he won't move forward on a bipartisan climate bill he co-wrote because Democrats have made immigration a higher priority.
Graham threatens to dump climate bill

Graham threatens to dump climate bill

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Saturday he will not push for a climate bill if the Obama administration insists on an immigration vote first.

Senate plan would ditch cap-and-trade

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate plan to ditch the "cap-and-trade" approach to climate legislation may represent the best shot at passing a bill this year, the Sierra Club said.
DHS contract employees concern senators

DHS contract employees concern senators

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Two U.S. senators say it is unacceptable the federal Homeland Security Department hires more contract workers than full-time employees.

Senators seek security accountability

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., say those at fault for breakdowns in airline security need to be held accountable.
Franken cuts Lieberman off on healthcare

Franken cuts Lieberman off on healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Al Franken, one of the U.S. Senate's newest members, forced veteran Sen. Joseph Lieberman to cut short his remarks on healthcare Thursday.

Lieberman: Will move on Fort Hood probe

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will move ahead with an investigation into last week's mass shooting at the Army's Fort Hood, a senior senator says.

Lieberman: Would join health filibuster

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind-Conn., said Sunday that he would join a Republican filibuster to stop the creation of a government-run health plan option.

Lieberman pushing for authorization bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday that the top priority of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is completing an authorization bill.

Reid torn over Lieberman Senate role

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says he's torn over how to handle rebellious former Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.
Lieberman no help to McCain in Conn.

Lieberman no help to McCain in Conn.

HAMDEN, Conn., July 2 (UPI) -- Sen. John McCain would do little to cut Sen. Barack Obama's commanding lead in Connecticut by adding Sen. Joseph Lieberman to his ticket, a poll indicated.

Billions sought in U.S. 'pork' projects

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) -- Pork-barrel funding, curbed by the U.S. Congress a year ago, is making a stout comeback with billions of dollars aimed at home districts, a watchdog group says.
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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)

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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