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Public hearing scheduled on Secret Service prostitution scandalupdated: Sun May 13 2012 13:17:00

The Senate Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a public hearing on the prostitution scandal involving U.S. military and Secret Service agents in Colombia.

Leaks in foiled plot compromised mole, alerted al Qaeda, Lieberman saysupdated: Thu May 10 2012 17:33:00

A top U.S. senator said Thursday the "biggest harm" to come from leaks to the news media about the recently foiled al Qaeda airline plot was that it compromised the mole who turned the bomb over to the United States.

Lieberman: Can't give up on cutting debtupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 05:33:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman tells CNN's Erin Burnett that the country's fiscal problems are too serious to abandon.

Lieberman says hold off on new nuclear plants for nowupdated: Mon Mar 14 2011 09:36:00

A Senate proponent of nuclear energy called Sunday for a temporary halt in building new nuclear power plants in the United States until the situation in Japan can be examined.

Senator: Army could train Libyan opposition in anti-aircraft defenseupdated: Thu Mar 03 2011 19:27:00

If the U.S. military is hesitant to enact a no-fly zone over Libya, the Army is capable of giving the opposition the capacity to use anti-aircraft defenses themselves, Sen. Joe Lieberman suggested Thursday.

Senators call for aid, arms for Libyan provisional governmentupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 11:19:00

The United States and its allies should recognize and arm a provisional government in Libya and also impose a no-fly zone that would prevent Libyan aircraft from attacking anti-government protesters there, two leading U.S. senators said Sunday.

Senators take tough stance on Libyaupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 11:19:00

Sens. John McCain and Joe Lieberman took hard line positions Sunday against Moammar Gadhafi's rule in Libya.

Where have the moderate Democrats gone?updated: Fri Feb 11 2011 18:26:00

Joe Lieberman, Jane Harman and Jim Webb have all recently announced they will be retiring from Congress. Add to this the news that funding for the Democratic Leadership Council has dried up and it will be closing its doors, and that the self-described moderate Blue Dog coalition of House Democrats has dwindled from 54 members last year to 25 this year and we can draw a lamentable conclusion: It's the end of the moderate Democratic party.

Lieberman: Hasan a "ticking timebomb"updated: Thu Feb 03 2011 15:25:00

A new report blasts the FBI and Dept. of Defense for failing to thoroughly investigate Ft. Hood shooter Nidal Hasan.

Report: FBI, Army failures preceded Fort Hood massacreupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 15:25:00

FBI and Army officials repeatedly ignored multiple warning signs that could have prevented the November 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, according to a long-awaited report released Thursday by two U.S. senators.

Retiring senators: Time is ripe for bipartisanshipupdated: Sun Jan 23 2011 11:50:00

Three longtime senators who have decided not to seek re-election in 2012 said Sunday that they believe the country is ready for serious bipartisan cooperation on major issues -- especially tackling the massive national debt.

We need more like Joe Liebermanupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 07:38:00

Say it ain't so, Joe. But it is so.

Lieberman: 'Time for another season'updated: Fri Jan 21 2011 07:38:00

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman announces he won't seek re-election in 2012.

Sen. Lieberman demands DADT repealupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 19:04:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman again calls for the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to be repealed.

WikiLeaks, Amazon and the new threat to internet speechupdated: Fri Dec 03 2010 06:09:00

In the physical world, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a wanted man. In the virtual world, his website is under attack and on the run.

Lieberman says 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal not deadupdated: Fri Nov 19 2010 05:27:00

Senators pushing for a repeal of the ban on openly gay troops serving in the military say they are encouraged by the progress toward a vote.

Lieberman: Energy reform 'has a chance'updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 19:52:00

Senator Joe Lieberman explains to CNN's Candy Crowley why comprehensive energy reform can happen in an election year.

Sources say White House meeting on Senate energy bill postponedupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 19:52:00

President Barack Obama called Tuesday for the Senate to "stand up and move forward" on the issue in the aftermath of the Gulf oil disaster.

White House to hold bipartisan talks with senators on energy reformupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 10:29:00

In a strategy similar to the endgame on health care reform, President Barack Obama will convene top senators from both parties at the White House on Wednesday to try to reach a deal on an energy reform bill.

Cyber-security legislation seeks emergency powersupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 10:11:00

A new Congressional cyber security proposal would give the president emergency powers to protect critical private networks under attack, but the bill's sponsors insisted it does not allow the government to take control of any private cyber-network.

Top senators introduce comprehensive energy billupdated: Wed May 12 2010 19:29:00

Two leading senators on Wednesday introduced a sweeping energy and climate change bill intended to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions while reshaping the energy sector for the 21st century.

Punishing the enemy withinupdated: Fri May 07 2010 17:36:00

How should the U.S. handle American citizens accused of acts of terrorism? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Bill aims to strip certain Americans of their citizenshipupdated: Fri May 07 2010 17:36:00

A bipartisan group of legislators on Thursday introduced legislation in Congress to strip citizenship from any American found to be involved in terrorism.

Climate change bill to be unveiled without key GOP supporterupdated: Fri May 07 2010 15:19:00

Sens. John Kerry and Joe Lieberman announced Friday that they will unveil long-planned climate change legislation Wednesday, but they'll move forward without support from a key Republican they've worked with for months.

Contractors outnumber full-time workers at DHS; lawmakers 'astounded'updated: Wed Feb 24 2010 03:15:00

The Department of Homeland Security has more contractors working for it than full-time employees, a situation two members of Congress said Tuesday was "unacceptable, untenable and unsustainable."

Senators hear testimony on alleged Christmas Day bomb plotupdated: Wed Jan 20 2010 14:02:00

A Senate committee began its assessment of intelligence reforms put in place after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by focusing Wednesday on the alleged Christmas Day attack aboard a plane landing in Detroit, Michigan.

McCain and Lieberman on terrorupdated: Fri Jan 15 2010 13:47:00

In an exclusive interview, CNN's John King talks with Sen. John McCain and Joe Lieberman about the fight against al Qaeda.

Which party can lead?updated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:39:00

CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Keating Holland discuss which party will best lead the country in the right direction.

Poll: More Americans prefer Democratic policiesupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 21:39:00

Despite the bruising battle over their proposals to overhaul health care, congressional Democrats have maintained an advantage over their Republican counterparts on one key measure, according to a new national poll.

Lieberman won't rule out run as Republican in 2012updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 20:35:00

Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman, a former Democrat who sits with Democratic caucus, said Tuesday that he would not rule out running for re-election in 2012 as a Republican.

Lieberman in GOP in 2012?updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 20:35:00

Watch as Sen. Joe Lieberman discusses his relationship with Democrats and whether he might run as a Republican in 2012.

GOP senator freezes health care debateupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 16:20:00

The congressional health care debate stalled briefly Wednesday as Senate Republicans insisted that a 767-page mega-amendment be read out loud in its entirety.

Democrats should heed Lieberman, not vilify himupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 15:29:00

Winston Churchill once exclaimed, "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."

Obama: 'We can get this done'updated: Tue Dec 15 2009 20:32:00

President Obama says Congress is on the verge of passing a health care reform bill.

Obama: Congress on verge of passing health care reform legislationupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 20:32:00

President Obama met Tuesday with Senate Democrats and emerged to say Congress was "on the precipice" of passing a sweeping health care reform bill.

Intriguing people for December 15, 2009updated: Tue Dec 15 2009 09:32:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman As an independent, the former Democrat from Connecticut caucuses with his former party's lawmakers, and often drives them crazy. He's playing a pivotal role in negotiations on health care legislation, as he may be the crucial 60th vote needed to pass it. Because of opposition from Lieberman, Senate Democrats are preparing to drop a compromise health care proposal that would allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy into Medicare .

Sources: Medicare buy-in likely to be dropped from health care billupdated: Tue Dec 15 2009 09:26:00

Senate Democrats are preparing to drop a compromise health-care plan that would allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy into Medicare because of opposition from Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, two senior Democratic sources said Monday.

CNNMoney: Calls to drop Medicare change intensifyupdated: Mon Dec 14 2009 21:44:00

Senate Democrats are preparing to drop a compromise health-care plan that would allow 55- to 64-year-olds to buy into Medicare because of opposition from Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, two senior Democratic sources said Monday.

Lieberman opposes Medicare at 55updated: Mon Dec 14 2009 03:37:00

Dashing the hopes of Democratic lawmakers Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman signaled he would oppose a health care bill that includes a proposal to expand Medicare to people as young as 55.

Senate panel seeks to 'connect the dots'updated: Thu Nov 19 2009 22:13:00

A key congressional committee opened its investigation Thursday into the November 5 Fort Hood shootings with a pledge to find out if authorities failed to "connect the dots" and could have prevented the attack.

Congress wants Hasan infoupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 22:13:00

Brian Todd reports on efforts in Congress to gather information on the Fort Hood massacre.

Congress to miss health care deadline, key senator saysupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 20:36:00

Congress will miss President Obama's deadline to enact health care reform by the end of the year, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday.

Mark and Lynn on healthcareupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 15:24:00

CNN's Don Lemon talks with political panel on the House healthcare reform vote and what's next.

Public option would lead him to filibuster, key senator saysupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:25:00

Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman said Tuesday he would join a Republican filibuster to block the final vote on any health care bill that has a government-run public health insurance option.

Lieberman may opt outupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 11:25:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman explains he may not support a health-care bill that includes a public option. CNN's Dana Bash reports.

Ground broken on $3.4 billion Homeland Security complexupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 19:52:00

Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.

Senate bill would strengthen security against biological attacksupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 18:13:00

Heeding warnings from a congressionally mandated commission, two U.S. senators introduced a wide-ranging bill Tuesday to address the threat of a biological attack on the U.S. homeland.

Senators: Obama border initiative good step, but insufficientupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 22:28:00

The Obama administration's initiative to deploy additional federal resources in the fight against rising drug-related violence along the Mexican border was criticized as insufficient in a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.

Obama talks drug cartelsupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 22:28:00

President Obama takes a question about Mexican drug cartels.

Lieberman expresses regretsupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 21:58:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman reacts to vote allowing him to keep his Senate committee chairmanship.

Lieberman credits Obama after Dems let him keep postupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 21:58:00

Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman managed to keep his Senate committee chairmanship in part because President-elect Barack Obama didn't want to punish him for supporting Sen. John McCain, Lieberman said Tuesday.

Sources: Lieberman likely to keep top Democratic postupdated: Mon Nov 17 2008 19:24:00

Senate Democrats appear willing to let Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Connecticut, keep his powerful Homeland Security Committee chairmanship, even though he campaigned vigorously for Sen. John McCain's White House bid, two sources told CNN Monday.

Lieberman: 'We must unite'updated: Mon Nov 17 2008 19:24:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman says he will support President-elect Barack Obama despite backing Sen. John McCain.

Lieberman can still help Dems, Reid saysupdated: Sun Nov 09 2008 16:02:00

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday he's still trying to keep Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman within the Democratic caucus despite anger over Lieberman's support of Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

Time.com: The Next President's First Five Things To Do updated: Mon Nov 03 2008 00:00:00

In 24 hours, either Barack Obama or John Mccain will quickly turn to taking over the most powerful government on earth. So what does the winner do first?

GOP has 'real ticket for change'updated: Wed Sep 17 2008 15:37:00

Sen. Joseph Lieberman says the McCain - Palin ticket is the 'real ticket for change.'

Lieberman provokes Democrats againupdated: Wed Sep 17 2008 15:37:00

Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman is once again annoying Senate Democrats, just two weeks after he angered them with his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Lieberman could lose chairmanship, Democrats warnupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 21:46:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman's speech before the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night could cost him the chairmanship of a key Senate committee, a top Senate Democratic aide told CNN.

Democrats attack Lieberman, saying he lied to delegatesupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 13:00:00

Democrats accused fellow lawmaker Sen. Joe Lieberman of misleading the Republican National Convention when he addressed them in a speech Tuesday night.

Analysis: GOP convention marked by nostalgiaupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 03:55:00

The first full night of the Republican convention's hurricane-interrupted proceedings had the unintentional feel of a valedictory.

Lieberman: McCain is 'his own man'updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 01:06:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee in 2000, on Tuesday spoke up for Republican Sen. John McCain, saying the presumptive GOP nominee is capable of bringing both parties together to lead the country.

McCain 'his own man'updated: Wed Sep 03 2008 01:06:00

At the RNC, Sen. Joseph Lieberman says Sen. John McCain is 'his own man.'

Lieberman: Country matters more than partyupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 23:54:00

Independent Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman spoke to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Here is the text of the speech:

AC360: Strategy Sessionupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 16:27:00

AC360 guests discuss the possibility of Sen. John McCain choosing Joe Lieberman as his vice-president.

McCain, Lieberman coziness irks Dems, conservativesupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 16:27:00

Conservatives and Democrats rarely agree, but the decision to have Sen. Joe Lieberman speak at the Republican National Convention has put both groups on edge.

Conservatives upset over abortion rights VP contendersupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 16:09:00

Speculation that Sen. John McCain is considering as a running mate two men who support abortion rights has sparked a backlash among social conservatives, including radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh.

Ridge defends McCainupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 16:09:00

Tom Ridge, a supporter of Sen. John McCain, sits down with The Situation Room's Wolf Blitzer.

Lieberman: Obama choosing to lose Iraq warupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 23:24:00

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama is choosing to lose the Iraq war by planning to withdraw American combat troops, a high-profile supporter of Republican candidate Sen. John McCain said Sunday.

Lieberman to YouTube: Remove al Qaeda videosupdated: Tue May 20 2008 16:44:00

Sen. Joseph Lieberman is urging Google Inc. to take down YouTube videos that he said al Qaeda and "other terrorist organizations" use to encourage violence and disseminate propaganda.

Lieberman backs McCainupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 00:07:00

Independent Democrat Sen. Joseph Lieberman urged New Hampshire voters to support Republican Sen. John McCain.

Lieberman: McCain can reunite our countryupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 00:07:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman is crossing party lines and endorsing Republican Sen. John McCain for president.

Report: U.S. terror 'watch list' may be getting too longupdated: Thu Oct 25 2007 00:15:00

A new government report says there are now more than three quarters of a million names on the U.S. government's terrorist "watch list," raising concerns the list may be becoming too large.

Ivins: Indiana -- a terror target?updated: Thu Aug 17 2006 17:43:00

The most cunning refinement yet in the administration's plot to scare the liver, lights and onions out of us with Tales of Terror Plots is the Department of Homeland Security's brilliant move to declare Indiana the national center of terrorism, with 8,591 potential targets. Many citizens have questioned the Indiana move -- some claiming it is a waste of money trying to stop attacks on the Wabash Cannonball. The Statue of Liberty and the Washington Monument might merit a little more attention. This is precisely why it is better to have Michael Chertoff and Karl Rove making this Homeland Security decisions, rather than Osama bin Laden.

Ivins: No shortage of fearupdated: Tue Aug 15 2006 15:07:00

We have nothing to fear but fear itself, especially since fear is now being fomented and manipulated for political purposes by a bunch of shameless hacks. Who is trying to make you afraid and why? This Karl Rove tactic is getting quite threadbare, in fact, and so much so that it is getting dangerously close to comedy.

Richardson calls on Lieberman to step asideupdated: Fri Aug 11 2006 08:22:00

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson became the first prominent national Democrat to call on Sen. Joe Lieberman to drop his independent bid for re-election in Connecticut.

Lieberman: Lamont doesn't understand terror threatupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 14:00:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman set out on his go-it-alone re-election campaign Thursday and seized on the terror arrests in Britain to argue that his Democratic opponent, Ned Lamont, does not fully understand the danger facing the nation.

Democratic leadership quickly backs Lamontupdated: Wed Aug 09 2006 07:32:00

Democratic leaders Wednesday moved quickly to back Ned Lamont, the winner of the Connecticut primary.

Lieberman blames Rove-like tactics for Web site disruptionupdated: Tue Aug 08 2006 14:35:00

Officials with U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's re-election campaign blamed "dirty politics" and "Rovian tactics" for what they said was an online attack on their Web site as Connecticut voters headed to the polls Tuesday.

Greenfield: It's more than just Iraqupdated: Thu Aug 03 2006 16:16:00

If the latest Quinnipiac University Poll is right, three-term Sen. Joseph Lieberman is headed for defeat Tuesday in Connecticut's Democratic primary, and Iraq -- more specifically, his steadfast support for that war -- is the big reason.

Sen. Lieberman narrowly trails in pollupdated: Thu Jul 20 2006 18:28:00

Suddenly trailing in the polls, Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman is enlisting the help of former President Clinton, the man he criticized in 1998 for "disgraceful behavior" in a sex scandal with a White House intern.

Lieberman: White House hindering Katrina probeupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 16:30:00

The White House is dodging questions about Hurricane Katrina response and has instructed other agencies to join it in fending off investigators, Sen. Joseph Lieberman said on Tuesday. The White House denies the allegations.

Lieberman: Failure in Iraq would be 'catastrophic' updated: Wed Nov 23 2005 11:30:00

Speaking from Baghdad on his fourth trip to Iraq since July, Sen. Joseph Lieberman on Wednesday said failure in Iraq would be "catastrophic" for the United States and the entire Middle East, and that U.S. forces should not pull out before Iraqi forces are fully trained.

Sources: Lieberman rejects White House overturesupdated: Tue Dec 14 2004 22:15:00

Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman has twice in recent days said "no" when approached about the possibility of a major job in the second Bush administration, CNN has learned.

Bush backs budget power for national intelligence czarupdated: Wed Sep 08 2004 07:44:00

President Bush said Wednesday that he supported the idea of a national director of intelligence with total budget authority.

Senate bill would implement 9/11 panel proposalsupdated: Tue Sep 07 2004 16:17:00

Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, on Tuesday introduced an omnibus bill that would implement the major reforms recommended by the 9/11 commission, including creating the post of national intelligence director and strengthening border and transportation security.

Lawmakers hold closed talks about intelligence overhaulupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 16:25:00

Key officials from the Pentagon, the FBI and the CIA met in closed session Thursday with a Senate panel charged with developing legislation to implement recommendations from the independent 9-11 commission.

White House forms task force to study 9/11 findingsupdated: Fri Jul 23 2004 09:16:00

One day after the 9/11 commission released its report, the White House said President Bush has formed a task force to review its recommendations and report back to him "promptly."

9/11 panel report: 'We must act'updated: Thu Jul 22 2004 03:32:00

The chairman of the panel investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001, said his commission found that the "United States government was simply not active enough in combating the terrorist threat before 9/11."

Lieberman ends 'quest' for White Houseupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 17:05:00

Sen. 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 difficult but realistic decision'updated: Mon Feb 02 2004 22:43:00

Sen. Joe Lieberman announced his withdrawal from the race to win the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday. Lieberman addressed supporters at a meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

Arizona newspaper endorses Liebermanupdated: Thu Jan 29 2004 03:45:00

While acknowledging he faces an uphill fight to win the Democratic presidential nomination, the Arizona Republic newspaper Thursday endorsed Sen. Joe Lieberman, giving the beleaguered candidate's campaign a boost ahead of next week's primary.

Lieberman vows to keep runningupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 18:16:00

Despite not getting enough votes Tuesday to break into double digits in the New Hampshire primary, Sen. Joe Lieberman claimed to share third place and vowed to move on to the next Democratic battlegrounds.

Campaigns in high gearupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 11:22:00

Spirits were high at John Kerry's campaign headquarters over the weekend with polls showing the Massachusetts senator at the top of the pack.

Express Line dispatch: Lieberman optimistic about primaryupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 10:40:00

From Judy Woodruff, CNN "Inside Politics" anchor:

'We're number three!'updated: Mon Jan 26 2004 05:40:00

Election nights should be a blast, like Christmas morning. Full of suspense, intrigue and, if we're lucky, an occasional throaty growl.

Lieberman says he's got the 'Joementum'updated: Sun Jan 25 2004 12:46:00

Buoyed by a rise in the latest CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll two days before the New Hampshire primary, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday his campaign is gaining support, especially from independents, that will propel him to victory nationwide.

Dead heatupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 08:48:00

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The New Republic endorses Liebermanupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 22:23:00

Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Lieberman received a strong endorsement Wednesday from The New Republic magazine, which said the senator from Connecticut offers the "clearest, bravest" vision for the Democratic Party.

FSB: Who Are These Guys, Anyway? The Democratic presidential candidates aren't divulging their economic plans yet. But their voting rupdated: Tue Jul 01 2003 00:01:00

As we head into the latter half of this pre-election year, you'd expect the air to be filled with sweeping Democratic plans for reinvigorating the still-stalled economy. Instead, the primary candid...

Fortune: A Jew in 2004?updated: Mon Jun 09 2003 00:01:00

Joe Lieberman should be the hands-down front-runner for President among Democrats. He came within a chad's width of being elected Vice President and is better known than any of his eight rivals. Bu...

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