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?"
September 4, 2000 |
Democrats Al Gore and Joseph I. Lieberman on Sunday kicked off their nonstop, round-the-clock Labor Day campaign swing through four states, saying they are doing so to pay homage to America's working men and women. "We're doing it to honor your work and to focus on Labor Day what we ought to be focused on--that is, the families who are paying the bills," the vice president told about 100 construction workers assembled at an indoor work site here.
August 28, 2000 |
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joseph I. Lieberman won guarded praise from Arab American leaders Sunday after he met with them in this Detroit suburb to discuss concerns about his stance on the Middle East and other issues. Vice President Al Gore's selection of Lieberman, an observant Jew, initially caused consternation among Arab Americans, who feared that the Connecticut senator would not be receptive to their concerns about the U.S. policy in the Middle East and other issues.
August 29, 2000 |
In an open letter expected to be published in today's edition of a widely read entertainment trade publication, screenwriter Joe Eszterhas, whose credits include "Basic Instinct" and "Showgirls," asks his peers not to donate money to the Democratic presidential ticket until the "veiled threats" of censorship are clarified. Eszterhas refers specifically to vice presidential candidate Sen. Joseph I.
October 14, 2000 |
At 9:15 Tuesday night soap-opera star Nancy Lee Grahn, who plays attorney Alexis Davis on ABC's "General Hospital," stepped in front of a banner that read "Daytime for Gore/Lieberman" and, wearing a long black skirt and pink leather jacket, faced a bank of television cameras. The political gathering for Democratic soap-opera stars had started more than an hour late.