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Republicans at odds over Iraq plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. senators are divided on how deal with President George Bush's latest plan for Iraq, with strong allies and others seeking compromise. There are two non-binding resolutions sponsored by Democrats before Congress, both publicly critical of B

Kennedy bill gives Congress say on 'surge'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., introduced legislation Tuesday that requires any increase in U.S. troops in Iraq to have congressional approval. The bill anticipates that President George W. Bush will make a troop "surge" in Iraq part of the new strategy he

Pelosi, Reid oppose troop increase

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- The new Democratic congressional leaders opposed any increase in U.S. troops in Iraq in a letter Friday to President George W. Bush.

Catholic school plan divides Conn. town

MANCHESTER, Conn., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Some parents in one Connecticut town are pressing for tax money to buy textbooks for Catholic schools.

Paperwork woes for Homeland Security

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland security has serious problems with contractual recordkeeping and follow-up, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Lieberman critic takes over his party

FAIRFIELD, Conn., Nov. 17 (UPI) -- A former Democrat and non-fan of U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., claims to have seized control of the Connecticut for Lieberman Party.

U.S. Senate moves toward center

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Senate Democrats promising to use their electoral victories to work on a bipartisan basis may be forced to keep that promise by the slimness of their majority. The Democrats' 51-49 majority includes Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman and independent Sen. B

Democrats to control U.S. Senate and House

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Concessions by incumbent Republicans in Virginia and Montana Thursday gave the Democratic Party a two-vote majority in the U.S. Senate.

Allen concedes, giving Democrats Senate

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., Thursday said he has decided against seeking a recount in his close race with Democrat Jim Webb. Allen's concession gives the Democratic Party a one-vote 51-49 majority in the Senate, although the caucus will include two ind

Conn. Sen. Joe Lieberman wins re-election

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman won re-election in Connecticut, beating businessman Ned Lamont, who defeated him in the Democratic primary.

Lieberman wins as independent in Conn.

HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent Tuesday, defeated Ned Lamont, who beat him in the Connecticut Democratic primary.

Lieberman has significant lead in Conn.

HAMDEN, Conn., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A poll released Monday in Connecticut gives Sen. Joseph Lieberman, running as an independent, a healthy lead.

Study: U.S. prisons terrorist hotbed

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. prisons are breeding grounds for Islamic terrorists and state and local authorities are too cash-strapped to stop it, a report concludes.

Lieberman gets place on November ballot

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut earned a spot on the November ballot with a newly created party in his bid to hold on to his Senate seat.

Conn. primary may be preview for 2008

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The voter polarization in last week's Connecticut Democratic primary may be a preview of the 2008 presidential election, The Washington Post says.

Chertoff: No sign of attack on U.S.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says there is no sign of an impending U.S. attack following the alleged airliner bomb plot in Britain. Chertoff appeared Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" as part of a round of interviews Sunday.

Democrats rally around Lamont

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders are reported rallying around Ned Lamont, the anti-war winner over Sen. Joseph Lieberman in the Connecticut primary.

Lieberman concedes primary, still running

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman conceded the Democratic nomination in Connecticut Tuesday to Ned Lamont, a cable entrepreneur who was an unknown a few months ago.

Lieberman fights back

HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- With less than a day before the Democratic primary in Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman is fighting back to keep his seat against challenger Ned Lamont.

Lieberman faces continuing difficulties

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., is forging a difficult path to re-election, The New York Times says.

U.S. Senate votes for FEMA's demise

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate has voted to abolish the embattled Federal Emergency Management Agency and replace it with a retooled new agency.

Lieberman forms own party, just in case

HARTFORD, Conn., July 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman says he will always be a Democrat, but just in case, he wants his own party line on the Connecticut ballot this fall.

Kerry stays out of Connecticut primary

BOSTON, July 6 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., his party's nominee for president in 2004, has declined to endorse Sen. Joseph Lieberman in Connecticut's Democratic primary.

Lieberman to remain in Conn. primary

HARTFORD, Conn., June 19 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., announced Monday he will not withdraw from the Aug. 8 Democratic primary in which he's being challenged.

Scholarly journal bill draws criticism

WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate as a means to make scientific information more available is being criticized as opening data to misinterpretation.
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