November 29, 2000 |
Now that the tallying of Florida ballots is up to the courts, it's time to start counting flags. Although the results aren't yet certified, George W. Bush and running mate Dick Cheney lead Al Gore and Joseph I. Lieberman by a razor-thin margin of two American flags. The Republicans pulled ahead Monday, when Cheney spoke at a news conference backed by 14 U.S. flags, a possible Guinness world record. Gore quickly fought back with a televised address from his living room in front of 12 flags.
September 20, 2000 |
CNN anchor Bernard Shaw will moderate the Oct. 5 talk show-style debate between vice presidential candidates Joseph I. Lieberman and Dick Cheney. Shaw, a longtime CNN anchor and host of "Inside Politics," has been with the network since 1980. "I accept the responsibility knowing that the candidates are the story, not the moderator," he said Tuesday on "Inside Politics." "The candidates are what matter and their views so that Americans can make judgments about their positions on issues."
August 31, 2000
Casting 'stones Joseph I. Lieberman, who has been criticized for using too many religious references in his speeches, instead turned to cartoon characters for his analogies. In Anaheim, home to more than a few animated characters, the Democratic vice presidential nominee on Tuesday cast Republican George W. Bush as the bumbling simpleton Barney Rubble of "The Flintstones" and suggested Bush doesn't understand the 21st century economy.
April 27, 2001 |
Accusing the entertainment industry of having a "target on the backs of our children," Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and two Democratic colleagues introduced legislation Thursday that would put teeth in federal regulation of Hollywood. The bill would provide civil penalties of up to $11,000 per offense for movie, music and video game companies found to be violating their own voluntary guidelines by targeting children with advertisements for products with violent, profane or sexual content.
September 23, 2000 |
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman spent Friday morning in Florida talking to parents about child care. His message, however, was overshadowed by questions about his record on gun control. At the Boynton Head Start Center in a poor South Florida neighborhood, Lieberman touted a proposal to boost the federal child-care tax credit and invest an additional $1 billion in the Head Start preschool program.
August 14, 2000 |
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Sunday night denounced a Los Angeles Times story that quoted him as questioning the national loyalty of Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph I. Lieberman. The Times "made mischief of my words," Farrakhan said. He never denied making the comments but said, "I know I never spoke one anti-Semitic word." The story, which appeared Saturday, quoted Farrakhan as saying: "Mr. Lieberman, as an Orthodox Jew, is also a dual citizen of Israel.
December 19, 2000 |
Joseph I. Lieberman was given a warm welcome home Monday as he stopped at Connecticut diners to thank voters for reelecting him to the Senate while he ran as Al Gore's running mate. At the Stamford Diner, retired FBI agent Jim Trower said he didn't back the Democratic presidential ticket but did vote for Lieberman for Senate. "I told him that I thought he was very smart not to give up his day job," Trower said. "He said he thought so too."
October 27, 1995 |
Influential political figures whose intense battle against gangsta rap helped pressure Time Warner Inc. to unload its rap music label have a new target: daytime TV talk shows. At a Washington press conference Thursday, William J. Bennett, the nation's former drug czar and current co-director of Empower America, and Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (D-Conn.) and Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) launched a campaign to get rid of the televised talkfests that they claim debase American culture and cause harm to children.
August 30, 2000 |
Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman pushed the Democratic ticket's health care plan as he stumped through Southern California on Tuesday, avoiding the charged subjects of faith and popular culture that he has tackled in recent days. At the Children's Hospital in San Diego, the Democratic vice presidential nominee promised that he and Vice President Al Gore will help get every child access to health insurance by 2005. "Why do you get involved in government?"