Poll has Dean ahead in Georgia

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A Zogby poll released Friday has former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean leading the field of Democrats running for president.

Dems Blast Bush on Medicare Bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Democratic presidential hopefuls assailed President George W. Bush Monday after he signed the controversial Medicare reform bill.

Lieberman bashes Bush on Medicare reform

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., had harsh words for George W. Bush Monday as the president affixed his signature to a Medicare reform package.
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Dean edges forward in South Carolina poll

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- A new poll shows former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean leading a tight pack of Democrats seeking the party's presidential nomination in South Carolina.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Poll: Dean sweeps Kerry in NH

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Howard Dean owns a large lead over Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts in the Democrat Party's New Hampshire presidential primary, according to a new poll.

The Bear's Lair: 4 Horsemen of the Economy

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy of 1999 had only one serious imbalance -- the stock market bubble. Today's economy has not one but four imbalances; four "horsemen of the apocalypse" which may well cause war, famine, pestilence and death in the years to come. Really th
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Democrats urged to stress religious views

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The nine Democratic presidential candidates consider themselves religious but keep it to themselves while campaigning, and that may not be a good idea.

Pollster Zogby says Dean expands lead

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean's lead over his competitors for the 2004 Democrat presidential nomination has expanded, a new Zogby poll indicates.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Dean way, way ahead of rivals in N.H.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Howard Dean leads his nearest challenger for the Democratic nomination for president by 23 percentage points, according to a new poll. Zogby said Dean got 40 percent, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., 17 percent and all other contenders were in single digits, Zog

Two Democrats will skip Iowa caucuses

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Two Democrats seeking their party's nomination for president announced plans Sunday to skip Iowa's presidential caucuses. Aides to Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., said they are pulling 16 of his 17 Iowa staffers and sending them to states more receptive t

Sen. Joseph Lieberman touts experience

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman Sunday called the two frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination political "rookies."

How Clark reshapes the race

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- It's all-but-official. Democratic activists, political junkies, and most nervously, nine declared Democratic candidates for president have been waiting to see w
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Lieberman calls Dean too far left

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., warns nominating Howard Dean as the Democrat to face President George Bush in 2004 would be "a ticket to nowhere."

Comment: Politics' effect on your wealth

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) -- We''re all investors today, at least through our retirement savings, so it''s worth trying to discover what effect politics may have on the value of our investments, and on our ability to retire in comfort. The trouble is, it''s an exceptionally slippery
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

Commentary: Martha the martyr?

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) -- The federal indictment of Martha Stewart is disquieting for a number of reasons. It does not focus on any tangible crime she committed, but only on the cover-up.
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor
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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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