Obama, Lieberman have private chat

Obama, Lieberman have private chat

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- Barack Obama, now the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, had five minutes of intense chat with Joseph Lieberman on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
YouTube won't take down all Islamist video

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WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Google has refused a request from U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Ind.-Conn., to remove videos produced by terrorist groups from its video-sharing site YouTube.

Analysis: Should YouTube censor al-Qaida?

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., called Monday for YouTube to take down al-Qaida videos that users had posted, but the site said most of the videos his office had flagged did not contain material that violated their guidelines and rejected his request that they act to remove all material from U.S. designated terror groups.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

McCain starts six-day tour in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. presidential hopeful Sen. John McCain arrived in Baghdad Sunday on the first leg of his six-day visit to the Mideast and Europe, the U.S. Embassy said.

Analysis: IEA stirs old controversies

THE DALLES, Ore., March 3 (UPI) -- A global agency recently awarded the United States high marks for its energy policy but warned stronger action is needed to mitigate climate change and decrease foreign oil imports.

Politicos attend annual Alfalfa Club gala

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The Alfalfa Club, an exclusive group of about 200 rich and influential people, is to be headed by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.

Noted professor Westerfield dies at 79

WATCH HILL, R.I., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- H. Bradford Westerfield, a Yale political scientist whose courses attracted U.S. President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, has died. He was 79.

Lieberman assured of nuke safeguards

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman said he had been assured by Pakistani officials that the country's nuclear weapons were safe from falling into extremists' hands.
Musharraf assures free, fair polls

Musharraf assures free, fair polls

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has assured a European election observer team the Feb. 18 parliamentary elections would be free and fair, it was reported.

Analysis: Prepping for post-Kyoto talks

The success of post-Kyoto Protocol talks this December hinge on determining which countries must commit to limit greenhouse gas emissions and what the nature of those commitments should be, experts say.

Report: FEMA still wasting money

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. government report said the Federal Emergency Management Agency wasted about $30 million in 2006 maintaining disaster-relief trailers.

Lawmakers up in arms over TB incident

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Lawmakers want the U.S. government to explain why a man infected with a highly contagious form of tuberculosis was allowed to repeatedly enter the country.

U.S. Senate: Iran Guard a terror group

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed a non-binding resolution for U.S. President George Bush to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group.

Analysis: Chertoff deputy quits DHS

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Michael Jackson, the top deputy to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, announced Monday he would quit the department next month; an unexpected departure that has stoked congressional concerns about the turnover of senior officials at the department.
SHAUN WATERMAN, UPI Homeland and National Security Editor

D.C. frustrated in getting House vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The District of Columbia's bid to get a congressional seat has been derailed by Senate Republicans who claim it requires a constitutional amendment.
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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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