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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Joe Lieberman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Lieberman is a former chair of the Democratic Leadership Council, an influential collection of centrist and conservative Democrats, and is considered to be one of the most conservative of prominent Democratic politicians.
Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat in 1988, scoring the nation's biggest political upset that year by a margin of just 10,000 votes after being backed by a coalition of conservative Democrats, allied with conservative Republicans who were upset with Republican incumbent Lowell Weicker's liberal voting record.
Lieberman is noted for being an observant Jew, and attends an Orthodox synagogue, though he is careful not to describe himself as "Orthodox"John F. Kennedy, the first and as of 2005 the only Roman Catholic President of the United States.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Joe_Lieberman   (1509 words)

 Joe Lieberman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut to Henry Lieberman (April 3, 1915 — January 3, 1986), the son of Polish Jewish immigrants and Marcia Manger (November 1, 1914 — June 25, 2005) of Austrian Jewish background.
Lieberman later criticized Al Gore for adopting a populist theme during their 2000 campaign, and stated he had objected to Gore's "people vs. the powerful" message, believing it was not the best strategy for Democrats to use to win the election.
Lieberman conceded defeat in the primary to Lamont on August 8, 2006, losing by 48 percent to 52 percent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joe_Lieberman   (6658 words)

 Joseph Lieberman - SourceWatch
Lieberman was even endorsed by National Review and it was joked in many circles how the Democratic candidate was more conservative than the Republican one.
Focusing heavily on Lieberman's support for the Iraq War, Lamont was able to close the gap in the polls from 46 points (May 2nd, Quinnipiac) to 6 points (June 12th, Rasmussen).
On May 23, 2005, Lieberman was one of fourteen moderate senators, dubbed the "Gang of 14," who forged a compromise on the Democrats' use of the judicial filibuster, thus avoiding the Republican leadership's implementation of the so-called "nuclear option," which would have changed the procedures of the Senate.
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 CNN.com - Lieberman ends 'quest' for White House - Feb. 4, 2004
Joe Lieberman dropped out of the presidential race Tuesday after poor showings in every state to hold a primary or caucus so far.
Lieberman, a senator from Connecticut, had been expected to compete well in Delaware on Tuesday, but with results in from nearly all precincts, he had earned only 11 percent of the vote.
Lieberman was first introduced to millions of U.S. voters as Al Gore's running mate in his unsuccessful presidential bid in 2000.
www.cnn.com /2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/03/elec04.prez.lieberman/index.html   (427 words)

 NPR : The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates: Joe Lieberman
Lieberman's ideological problems are compounded by the fact that the first-quarter figures for 2003 show that he raised far less money than expected.
Lieberman's aides insist that was due to the fact that his fund-raising operation was in limbo for a long time as Al Gore wrestled with getting into the race, an occurrence that Lieberman had pledged would have kept him on the sidelines for 2004.
Joe Lieberman was first elected to public office in 1970, winning a seat in the Connecticut state Senate.
www.npr.org /programs/specials/democrats2004/lieberman.html   (1632 words)

 2004 Presidential Candidates' Views on the Middle East: Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman believes that America and Israel share a unique bond built on our shared values, shared commitment to freedom and democracy, and shared interests in defeating terrorism and promoting security and stability in the region.
Joe Lieberman has been a leader within his party and the Senate in ridding the Middle East of the threat of Saddam Hussein.
Joe Lieberman is clear-eyed about the potential threat that Iran, a supporter of terrorist groups like Hezbollah, is to our allies in the region and has led efforts to keep sophisticated weaponry out of Iran's hands.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/US-Israel/lieberman.html   (4008 words)

 Politics1 - Profile of Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT)
Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign by Joe & Hadassah Lieberman (2003).
Former 2000 Democratic VP nominee Joe Lieberman and his wife avoid any risk of controversy and offer a politically safe recounting in diary form of the campaign that does double duty as a preview of the centerpiece themes of his 2004 run at the presidency.
This narrative begins when Joe learns he is on the short list of candidates and continues through the wrenching loss of Florida's electoral votes.
www.politics1.com /lieberman.htm   (182 words)

 CNN.com - Who is the real Joe Lieberman? - Jan. 14, 2003
I think Joe Lieberman is a thoughtful man who's not afraid to talk about what he's thinking about.
Joe Lieberman believes that people need health insurance and he's fighting to make sure that we can get our kids health insurance.
And in the end, Ralph, Joe Lieberman believes that the solution may not be absolutely fl and white, that we've got to find the right answer.
www.cnn.com /2003/ALLPOLITICS/01/14/cf.opinion.lieberman.debate/index.html   (881 words)

 Jewish Post - News - Senator Joe Lieberman: In Praise of 'Tikkun Olam'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
On Aug. 7, 2000, ADL stated: "The choice of Senator Joe Lieberman as a Vice Presidential candidate is a milestone in America's political maturity." A new poll, according to Joe Lieberman by Singular revealed that 90% of the voters will support a Jewish candidate (only 40% in 1940).
In Joe Lieberman, (by the way, an excellent guide to his life, ideas, his senate's records and quotations from his important speeches), Singular quotes Rabbi Ehrenkranz who explains that Judaism is 'absolutely not evangelical' and that Lieberman can often work on Shabat.
This is to demonstrate that Lieberman is a balanced leader who never expects his friends or partners to live according to the teaching of the Talmud or the Torah.
www.jewishpost.com /jp0610/jpn0610h.htm   (870 words)

 AAPD-Joe Lieberman: Working for Americans with Disabilities
Joe Lieberman was an original cosponsor of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, government services, and telecommunications.
Joe Lieberman would also increase the availability of HUD Section 8 vouchers for home ownership or rental by low incomes families with a member with a disability, and enforce federal requirements for accessible transportation to assists persons with disabilities to live and work in their community.
Joe Lieberman has consistently supported the Family Opportunity Act to give states the option of allowing families of disabled children to purchase Medicaid coverage, and cosponsored a measure that expanded Medicaid services to those who became disabled before age 22.
www.aapd.com /campaign04/liebdisable.html   (529 words)

 Joe Lieberman--2004 Presidential Candidate
Lieberman, Gore said, has "the experience, the character, and the judgment to become President on a moment's notice." Alluding to Lieberman's Jewish faith, Gore recalled the nomination of John F. Kennedy, a Roman Catholic, in 1960.
Lieberman's committee spearheaded Senate work on the creation of the new department, but an impasse soon developed with the White House over the question of union rights for employees in the new department.
Lieberman has been among the most outspoken and steadfast in the Congress in calling for the ouster of Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.
www.gwu.edu /%7Eaction/2004/lieberman.html   (1160 words)

 Joe Lieberman - DINO from CT. Time to go Joe.
Joe Lieberman has said that it is the right of a hospital to refuse service to a patient based on their "moral code".
At 1PM on July 3, 2006 Joe Lieberman announced that he, the endorsed Democrat in the CT Primary, was petitioning to run as an Independent in the CT General Election.
Joe's decision to bail out of the Democratic party is based on his internal polling that shows that he can not win the primary against Ned Lamont.
www.timetogojoe.com   (1571 words)

 Lieberman, Joe
joe lieberman was born in stamford, connecticut on february 24, 1942, and attended...
Joe Lieberman defended his reprimand of former President Clinton for his involvement with a White House intern, dismissing rival Ned Lamont‘s claim that he...
Lieberman Defends 1998 Rebuke of Clinton in White House Intern...
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 Does Joe Lieberman Really Hold the Moral High Ground?
He likened Clinton's failure as a moral authority for children to the role of the entertainment industry in undermining ``the stability and integrity of the family,'' observing that children are quick to perceive a ``double standard.'' The word moral appears half a dozen times in the address.
We may share Lieberman's condemnation of Clinton's moral lapses, his concern for violence and smut in the media and for the breakdown of the family in our society.
One of Lieberman's biggest campaign contributors is the insurance industry, from which he has collected $197,000 during this campaign.
www.commondreams.org /views/082300-105.htm   (1055 words)

 Joe Lieberman Deserves Your Vote   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Lieberman points out on the campaign trail that while he is a proud Democrat, he is an American first.
While the other Democratic candidates refuse to admit that the world is safer without Saddam Hussein, Joe Lieberman has supported the president in maintaining that by toppling Saddam the U.S. and its allies have improved the prospects for peace and stability in that troubled region.
Lieberman has made it clear that issues such as homeland security and national defense are not the property of the Republican Party and that you can be a Democrat and still campaign on them.
www.newsmax.com /archives/articles/2004/1/25/235419.shtml   (870 words)

 Decision ‘08 » Joe Lieberman
Joe Lieberman, whose independent re-election bid has rankled Democrats, says he expects a cold shoulder or two from Senate colleagues when he returns to Washington next week.
Joe Lieberman is up significantly over Ned Lamont in the latest Quinnipiac survey (a 12-point lead).  Incredibly, Lieberman has the support of 75% of the Republican voters in a three-way race that includes the Republican candidate(!):
With the defeat of Joe Lieberman in the Democratic primary in Connecticut, antiwar forces are poised for a takeover of the Democratic Party.
decision08.net /category/democratic-candidates/joe-lieberman   (1388 words)

 USATODAY.com - Lieberman widely expected to run for president   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Lieberman has decided to announce his decision on a presidential bid Monday morning at his old high school in Connecticut, where Democrats who have talked with him are almost certain he will run.
Connecticut Democrats said Lieberman, during the meeting at a New Haven hotel, talked about the importance of his ties to Connecticut and shared with his audience some factors he has had to consider.
That decision freed Lieberman to consider a run, because he had pledged not to oppose his running mate in the last presidential election.
www.usatoday.com /news/washington/2003-01-08-lieberman-president_x.htm   (466 words)

 Online NewsHour: Lieberman vs. Hollywood -- August 15, 2000
Joe Lieberman talks about his candidacy, religion and the campaign.
BRENT BOZELL: I think if Joe Lieberman becomes Vice President of the United States, he'll use that office at the very least as a bully pulpit, as a national megaphone to call for a national conversation on decency.
TERENCE SMITH: Lieberman has said that he first became active on this issue when he saw some of the content of the programs targeted at his youngest child and kids her age.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/media/july-dec00/lieberman_8-15.html   (1096 words)

 washingtonpost.com: Rumsfeld Testifies Before Senate Armed Services Committee
LIEBERMAN: I appreciate the clarification, because I was not aware of that; that you would say that all those held in prison, including those who were abused here, had the rights of prisoners of war...
LIEBERMAN: And therefore the fault clearly was that those we've seen, and hopefully not others, were not either properly trained, properly disciplined or in any case not observing the law of the United States of America with regard to the rights of prisoners of war.
And I want to join with Senator Lieberman's courageous comments and strong comments about how we do not need to dishonor the soldiers out there this very day, at risk of their lives, with holding firing weapons, being in hostile situations, taking chances with their own lives, to protect the people of Iraq.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A8575-2004May7?language=printer   (18899 words)

 Lieberman, Sentator Joe, CT - Democrat (announced he will run)
In the U.S. Senate, Lieberman became the Ranking Democratic Member of the Governmental Affairs Committee in January 1999.
Foreign Affairs: Lieberman was the lead Senate sponsor of a bipartisan resolution authorizing the President to use military force to eliminate the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
It will focus on three areas: resources--so that we bring college within the reach of all American families, regardless of income; readiness--so that students are prepared for college when they graduate high school; and results--so that students, especially low-income students, graduate within six years and get into high-wage jobs.
selectsmart.com /president/Lieberman.html   (938 words)

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