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September 26, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The cyber attacks on the websites of major U.S. banks are backed by the leaders of Iran, a key U.S. senator believes. Senate Homeland Security committee chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Iran has targeted the American financial system in response to U.S. sanctions placed on the country because of its nuclear program. The Quds Force, a secretive Iran military unit blamed for terrorist activity, probably executed the cyber-attacks, he said. "I don't believe these were just hackers who were skilled enough … to cause a disruption of the websites ... of Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase," Lieberman said last week in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program.
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September 26, 2012 | By Jim Puzzanghera
WASHINGTON -- The cyber attacks on the websites of major U.S. banks are backed by the leaders of Iran, a key U.S. senator believes. Senate Homeland Security committee chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Iran has targeted the American financial system in response to U.S. sanctions placed on the country because of its nuclear program. The Quds Force, a secretive Iran military unit blamed for terrorist activity, probably executed the cyber-attacks, he said. "I don't believe these were just hackers who were skilled enough … to cause a disruption of the websites ... of Bank of America and JP Morgan Chase," Lieberman said last week in an interview on C-SPAN's "Newsmakers" program.
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NATIONAL
June 22, 2003 | Faye Fiore, Times Staff Writer
The rain starts to fall just as the gold SUV carrying Sen. Joe Lieberman rolls up to the curb at Ingersoll Avenue and 26th Street. But not to worry -- an aide is at the ready with an open umbrella. The supporters are dry and stationed inside and all is going according to plan this recent Sunday as the Connecticut Democrat arrives to open his presidential campaign headquarters here. If only he weren't so many months late.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2012 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
Rep. Howard Berman, gripped in a tough reelection battle with fellow Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman for the same San Fernando Valley congressional district seat, is expected to get endorsements Monday from two prominent Republican U.S. senators. Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, plus Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, the former Democrat turned independent, will back Berman, the congressman's campaign confirmed Sunday. Although Democrats outnumber Republicans in the recently redrawn district 48% to 26%, both candidates have been courting GOP voters as well as those without party affiliation, who make up about 21% of registered voters there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 18, 2000
Why don't we just forget about both Al Gore and George W. and vote for either Joe Lieberman or Dick Cheney for president? PAUL R. JACKSON Pico Rivera
NATIONAL
July 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joe Lieberman filed papers in Hartford that will allow him to petition his way onto the November ballot if he loses the Democratic primary, his campaign said. The three-term senator faces a tough Aug. 8 primary challenge from businessman Ned Lamont. Lieberman has been criticized by some Democrats for his support of the Iraq war and a perceived closeness with President Bush.
NATIONAL
August 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized former Democrat Joe Lieberman on Wednesday for campaigning against Sen. Barack Obama, calling the Connecticut senator's characterizations of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee "totally irresponsible." On a local radio program to promote her new book, Pelosi (D-San Francisco) responded to a caller who had asked what could be done to keep Lieberman from undermining Obama's bid for the White House. "You are right.
NATIONAL
August 5, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
In a fresh sign of trouble for Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, a fellow lawmaker and campaign ally suggested that the three-term Connecticut incumbent drop plans to run as an independent if he loses Tuesday's primary by a wide margin. "I think he really has to take a look at what reality is," said Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.). Lautenberg said he would switch his allegiance to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont if Lamont prevails in the primary.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman was nominated for a fourth term by state Democrats, but his antiwar challenger garnered enough delegates to force a primary. Ned Lamont, a Greenwich businessman, has sharply criticized the moderate senator for his support of the war in Iraq. His backers shouted with delight when they learned that their candidate would be the first to challenge Lieberman in a primary.
NATIONAL
November 11, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Joe Lieberman, who won reelection as an independent, has a message for his Senate colleagues in the next Congress: Call me a Democrat. The three-term Connecticut lawmaker defied party leaders when he launched his independent bid after losing to Ned Lamont in the Democratic primary. During the campaign, he vowed to be an "independent-minded Democrat" if he were reelected.
NATIONAL
April 23, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The Senate Homeland Security Committee will hold public hearings on the Secret Service sex scandal, Chairman Joe Lieberman said Sunday, to explore whether the incident in Colombia was isolated and what rules govern the conduct of agents who are on assignment but off-duty. "From what we know about what happened in Cartagena, they were not acting like Secret Service agents," Lieberman (I-Conn.) told "Fox News Sunday. " "They were acting like a bunch of college students away on spring weekend.
NEWS
April 22, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - In the aftermath of the Secret Service sex scandal in Colombia, Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that the Homeland Security Committee he chairs would send questions to the agency this week and hold public hearings to explore questions such as whether the case was isolated and what rules govern the conduct of agents who are on assignment but off-duty. “From what we know about what happened in Cartagena, they were not acting like Secret Service agents,” said Lieberman (I-Conn.)
NEWS
January 18, 2011 | By Lisa Mascaro and Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
Sen. Kent Conrad, a top Democrat, announced on Tuesday that he will not seek reelection from North Dakota as the jockeying began in earnest for the tough 2012 battle to control the Senate. Conrad announced his decision in the morning at almost the same time that Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Indiana) announced that he will seek a seventh term despite an expected challenge from the "tea party" movement. And Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, made it known that he will announce his decision Wednesday on whether he'll run again.
OPINION
May 11, 2010 | By Erwin Chemerinsky
Last week, following the attempted bombing in Times Square, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) proposed that those aiding foreign terrorist activity should be stripped of their citizenship. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly agreed, with a few reservations, that the idea had merits. On Sunday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said on morning news shows that Congress should consider legislation that would allow questioning of terrorism suspects without warning them of their right to remain silent, as required by the Supreme Court in Miranda vs. Arizona.
OPINION
December 20, 2009 | Doyle McManus
Last June, a long time ago in politics, Democrats in the Senate were briefly jubilant. For the first time in a generation, they held 60 seats, the "supermajority" required to control the Senate's proceedings. The road to enacting President Obama's center-left agenda looked, for a moment, almost smooth. But that's not how the Senate works. It's an assembly of 100 independent egos, not a parliament of two disciplined parties. The word "control" doesn't apply. Last week, as Majority Leader Harry Reid struggled to corral 60 votes to move a healthcare bill forward, the jubilation of summer gave way to desperation on cold winter nights -- with occasional flashes of recrimination.
NATIONAL
December 15, 2009 | By Noam N. Levey and Janet Hook
Senate Democratic leaders, scrambling for the 60 votes they need to pass the healthcare overhaul bill, moved Monday to strike a controversial proposal for expanding Medicare and proceed without a new government insurance program, the so-called public option. "It's a matter of getting 60 senators," Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) told reporters after an evening meeting of the Democratic caucus in which party leaders stressed the urgency of getting a final Senate vote by next week.
NATIONAL
November 8, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrats' vice presidential candidate in 2000 who ran as an independent after losing the primary, kept his Connecticut seat. Lieberman's win as an independent capped a dramatic comeback. His 18-year Senate career was in jeopardy after a loss to antiwar candidate Ned Lamont in the August Democratic primary. Lieberman will be one of two independents in the new Senate -- the other is Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2003 | From Associated Press
Democratic presidential candidates Joe Lieberman and Wesley K. Clark have decided not to campaign in the initial caucus state of Iowa, gambling on winning the nomination with a later surge in the primary race. Lieberman and Clark have decided not to spend their money in a state they probably have no chance of winning. Their decisions allow them to shift money to New Hampshire and other states with later contests. Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and Missouri Rep. Richard A.
OPINION
November 21, 2009 | Tim Rutten
Sen. Joe Lieberman insists on pushing ahead with a Senate inquiry into the mass murder at Ft. Hood, despite White House and Pentagon anxieties that the probe could compromise the prosecution of alleged killer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan. It's always interesting to see how many friends due process has in times of extreme stress. Given what looks like the security authorities' wretched mishandling of the Hasan case -- the guy appears to have done everything but paste an "Osama bin Laden Rocks" bumper sticker on his car -- there's every reason for the administration and the FBI to want to put off a legislative reckoning for as long as possible.
NATIONAL
August 30, 2009 | Johanna Neuman, Neuman writes for The Times.
The White House announced with some fanfare this month that its Twitter account had passed the 1-million mark. "A million followers -- nice," the White House tweeted Sunday afternoon. "What would you like to see more of from this feed? Photos? Quotes? Cowbell? Tell us @whitehouse." Big deal. Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican who lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 election, passed the 1-million mark six weeks ago. He declared tweeting "a phenomenal way of communicating."
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