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  Lieberman, Joe
AffiliationIndependent Democrat  
<-  2004-03-03  
NameJoe Lieberman
Address36 Woodland Street
Hartford, Connecticut 06105, United States
Born February 24, 1942
Died Still Living (72 years)
Last ModifiedAndy
Feb 24, 2013 02:56pm
Tags Caucasian - Jewish - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Divorced - Married - Judaism - Straight -
InfoJoseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman

Now in his third term representing Connecticut in the United States Senate, Joe Lieberman has earned a national reputation as a thoughtful, principled, and effective legislator.

He is perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for Vice President in 2000. More than that, he is a national leader who works across party lines to find common ground, who speaks his conscience, and who gets things done for Connecticut and the country.

That reputation is based on a long and distinguished record. Senator Lieberman is one of Congress's most influential voices on security issues. He was the Senate's leading champion of legislation creating the Department of Homeland Security to better protect the nation from terrorist attacks. He has been at the forefront of efforts not only to increase our investment in defense, but to transform our armed forces to better meet the threats of the 21st Century. Senator Lieberman has been a strong and consistent advocate for using America's military might - most recently to disarm Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq - to defend America's interests and values when they are seriously endangered.

Here at home, Senator Lieberman believes in economic policies that spark business growth, encourage innovation, open the doors of opportunity for all, expand markets for American products, and keep the government's budget books in balance. He is also a champion for the ordinary investor and consumer, fighting to ensure that public and private watchdogs meet the highest standards of independence and integrity.

Senator Lieberman is a strong advocate for investing in our public schools, empowering parents, and challenging all students to meet higher academic standards. He seeks to give all Americans, regardless of income, the chance to go to college and develop the skills they need to succeed in our global information economy. He works to expand quality and affordable healthcare to all Americans and to safeguard Medicare and Social Security for future generations.

Senator Lieberman is a vocal advocate for campaign finance reform and has written extensively on the dignity and nobility of public service. He urges America to be true to its tradition of tolerance by giving faith and its practitioners a place at the national table. Senator Lieberman is dedicated to strengthening America's families and renewing our common values by working with parents to improve the culture in which they raise their children.

Senator Lieberman was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on February 24, 1942, and attended public schools there. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale College in 1964 and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. Senator Lieberman was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1970 and served there for ten years, including the last six as Majority Leader. In 1980, he returned to private legal practice for two years, and from 1983 through 1988, he served as Connecticut's 21st Attorney General. As Attorney General he took on polluters of Connecticut's environment, went after deadbeat dads by strengthening child support enforcement, and earned a strong reputation as a defender of consumers' rights.

Senator Lieberman was first elected to the United States Senate in 1988, scoring the nation's biggest political upset that year by a margin of just 10,000 votes. Six years later, he made history by winning the biggest landslide victory ever in a Connecticut Senate race, drawing 67 percent of the vote and beating his opponent by more than 350,000 votes. In 2000, Senator Lieberman was elected by another overwhelming margin to a third term.

Senator Lieberman is Ranking Member and former Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (formerly the Governmental Affairs Committee), which is responsible for assuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal Government. In addition, he is a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee; Senate Armed Services Committee, where he is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on AirLand Forces and sits on the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities; and the Small Business Committee.

Senator Lieberman is also a former Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which is "an idea center, catalyst, and national voice for a reform movement that is reshaping American politics by moving it beyond the old left-right debate." The DLC, like Senator Lieberman, advances public policy that honors the core American values of responsibility, opportunity, and community.

Senator Lieberman lives in New Haven and Washington with his wife Hadassah. Together they are the proud parents of four children - Matthew, Rebecca, Ethan and Hana - and three granddaughters, Tennessee, Willie and Eden.

The child of Holocaust survivors who fled Hitler's regime to start a new life in the U.S., Hadassah grew up in Gardiner, Massachusetts, where her father became the community rabbi.

Hadassah has spent her career working on health issues, assisting non-profit organizations, improving educational standards, and promoting international understanding. She is also devoted to community service, having served on several national nonprofit councils and boards. She continues to be a voice on many important issues facing the nation, such as improving women's health, reducing hurdles faced by immigrants as they strive for the middle class, and the challenge of caring for aging parents.

DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
08/22/2012-08/26/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 0.0) 38.00% ( 1.0) 13.00% ( 2.0)
05/29/2012-06/03/2012 Quinnipiac University 50.00% ( 1.0) 39.00% ( 1.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
03/14/2012-03/19/2012 Quinnipiac University 51.00% ( 13.0) 38.00% ( 7.0) 11.00% ( 6.0)
09/22/2011-09/25/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 39.00% ( 10.0) 48.00% ( 10.0) 14.00% ( 1.0)
03/17/2011-03/20/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 29.00% ( 4.0) 58.00% ( 4.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
03/01/2011-03/07/2011 Quinnipiac University 38.00% ( 2.0) 45.00% ( 5.0) 17.00% ( 8.0)
10/27/2010-10/29/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 33.00% ( 2.0) 54.00% ( 3.0) 13.00% ( 1.0)
09/30/2010-10/02/2010 Public Policy Polling (D) 31.00% ( 0.0) 57.00% ( 0.0) 12.00% ( 0.0)
07/07/2010-07/13/2010 Quinnipiac University 40.00% ( 1.0) 50.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)
06/02/2010-06/08/2010 Quinnipiac University 41.00% ( 2.0) 50.00% ( 4.0) 9.00% ( 2.0)
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
09/19/2008-09/23/2008 Pulsar Research and Consulting of Vernon 37.00% ( 0.0) 54.00% ( 0.0) 9.00% ( 0.0)

Title Purchase Contributor
In Praise of Public Life  Purchase Gerald Farinas 
An Amazing Adventure: Joe and Hadassah's Personal Notes on the 2000 Campaign  Purchase eddy 9_99 

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 12, 2012 04:00pm Speech Senator Lieberman's Farewell Speech  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 26, 2012 08:05am Statement Lieberman: 'No More Defense Cuts'  Article RP 
Jul 31, 2012 06:00am News Both party conventions snub Lieberman  Article Craverguy 
Sep 19, 2011 07:00pm General Lieberman ‘Very Fond’ of Bachmann and Perry  Article COSDem 
Jan 19, 2011 12:10pm General John McCain: Joe Lieberman for Defense secretary  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 15, 2010 03:55pm Blog Entry The Fate of American Government Could Rest in Joe Lieberman's Annoying Hands  Article Homegrown Democrat 

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Previous Messages]
D:978Joseph Lieberman ( 0.0000 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 06:44:57 PM UTC0:00
Thank you for the happy birthday greetings. Though we did not win the Democratic nomination, Im proud of all of the workers who made the chance a reality. I still intend to fight hard for the issues we talked about during the campaign.

Thank you for your support on my birthday.


D:263mtrz ( -39.8779 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 08:40:11 PM UTC0:00
Wow, life really slows down when you drop out of the presidential race, huh? Glad to see your so internet-savvy for a fella your age, but it's your birthday. Take Hadassah out to a nice restaurant and catch a double-feature, or maybe go dancing.

D:633WesternDem ( 892.4465 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 09:13:09 PM UTC0:00
Happy birthday senator -- I hope you continue to stand up for your ideas in the Democratic Party!

D:318New York Democrat ( 247.7782 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 09:15:44 PM UTC0:00
Happy birthday, senator! You are a great Democrat and a great American. Be proud of the campaign you ran for president,

R:787Barack O-blame-a ( 80.6213 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 09:16:00 PM UTC0:00
Although your not as conservative as people make you out to be, your still not a bad guy. If you only didnt get tied up with Al Gore...Happy Birthday anyway.

D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 09:50:07 PM UTC0:00
Happy birthday, Senator. It's a shame that your campaign is, ahem, "Joe-ver" ; )

REFS:83-- ( 1800.0782 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 11:46:17 PM UTC0:00
He'll Joevercome his defeats in the primary and continue as a great Senator.

B Mse:742Ripzaw ( 597.2102 points)
Tue, February 24, 2004 11:54:08 PM UTC0:00
Happy birthday Senator. God knows I don't like your politics, but at least you mean what you say, and that's better than anyone can say about most of these jokers.

D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Wed, February 25, 2004 12:05:03 AM UTC0:00
Happy birthday to a REAL gentleman of high principle. Thank you for your service to our nation, Joe. We love you. You were my first choice for our party's nomination. I'm just sorry more Democrats didn't support you.

D:414Eric ( 370.8646 points)
Wed, February 25, 2004 12:11:47 AM UTC0:00
HB to a person of great character.

PM's:711None Entered ( 9.6681 points)
Wed, February 25, 2004 01:26:31 AM UTC0:00
Happy birthday

NPA:662... ( 295.7570 points)
Wed, February 25, 2004 02:20:04 AM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday!!

IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Sun, May 16, 2004 04:22:20 PM UTC0:00
I guess he just lost all his Joe-mentum.

Seriously though, Sen. Lieberman should be proud of his accomplishments. He's a solid U.S. senator and he ran a (generally) dignified campaign.

IND:1196Monsieur ( 5890.8623 points)
Fri, January 14, 2005 12:20:28 AM UTC0:00
Good to see Joe remaining so popular.

He has a terrific website too, really nice.

D:1364Jake ( -92.7958 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 11:08:24 AM UTC0:00
happy birthday Senator.

B Mse:742Ripzaw ( 597.2102 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 04:27:29 PM UTC0:00
Happy birthday, Holy Joe.

D:1532Ben ( 407.0144 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 05:06:28 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday to a great Senator.

Un:352Ralphie (12176.8838 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 05:35:51 PM UTC0:00

REFS:83-- ( 1800.0782 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 06:08:43 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday, Senator!

R:1056PASteve ( 53.9284 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 07:50:27 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday, to my favorite Dem Sen.

D:479Brandon ( 1558.3782 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 07:58:38 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday, Senator :)

R:1546You forgot Poland! ( -0.0459 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 11:15:33 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday, Senator Lieberman. I met you in Hampton, N.H. while you were running for president in 2004. You're an awesome senator. 63 years! Keep on chuggin'!

LBT:1067Classical Liberal ( 542.8405 points)
Thu, February 24, 2005 11:18:29 PM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday Senator!

R:1287The Honorable K1avg ( -121.9448 points)
Fri, February 25, 2005 01:09:10 AM UTC0:00
Happy Birthday to one of the more better folks in Senateville.

D:478Bob ( 2253.6577 points)
Fri, February 25, 2005 02:12:56 AM UTC0:00
Happy birthday. It's amazing that even with all that Joe-mentum, your campaign was, ahem, Joe-ver before it began.