Fortune: Joe Lieberman joins private equity firm
January 2nd, 2014
12:34 PM ET
9 months ago

Fortune: Joe Lieberman joins private equity firm

FORTUNE – Joe Lieberman has found a new calling: Private equity.

The former U.S. Senator and vice presidential candidate today announced that he has joined Victory Park Capital, a $1.3 billion firm that focuses on small-cap public companies and mid-market private companies, often at times of distress. Portfolio companies include Jamba Juice, Kabbage and Silver Airways.

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Filed under: Joe Lieberman
September 10th, 2013
08:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Santorum: The U.S. has no national security interest in Syria

(CNN) - Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who previously favored potential military strikes in Syria, forcefully argued Tuesday on CNN's "Crossfire" the United States has no reason to take military action in the war-torn country.

"The bottom line here is we have no national security interest," the 2012 GOP presidential candidate said, just hours before President Barack Obama is set to explain in a televised address the stakes for the United States in Syria.
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Filed under: Crossfire • Joe Lieberman • Rick Santorum • Syria
December 23rd, 2012
10:38 AM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman says we're likely to tumble over cliff

(CNN) – With the president and Congress on Christmas vacation - and no deal struck on avoiding the fiscal cliff - one retiring senator predicted Sunday that Washington would be bustling with negotiations as the clock ticks toward 2013.

"We're going to be here New Year's Eve," Sen. Joe Lieberman said on CNN's "State of the Union," offering less-than-rosy prospects for the possibility of a debt-reduction deal by midnight on December 31.
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Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Joe Lieberman
December 14th, 2012
01:40 PM ET
2 years ago

Connecticut figures react to shooting

(CNN) - Public officials reacted to the Friday shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, where a law enforcement official said nearly 20 people died, at least 10 of them students.

President Barack Obama's spokesman said he and Obama "feel enormous sympathy" for the families of the children.
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Filed under: Connecticut • Joe Lieberman • President Obama
December 11th, 2012
10:42 PM ET
2 years ago

Video: Senators on the definition of marriage

(CNN) – Senators Joe Lieberman, John McCain and Lindsey Graham discussed the definition of marriage Tuesday in an interview on "Piers Morgan Tonight," insisting the decision to allow same-sex couples to legally wed should be left up to the states.

"In my state, we're not going to change the traditional definition of marriage and I would support the traditional definition of marriage not out of hate but that I believe that's just best for society," said Graham, a Republican from South Carolina. "At the end of the day states will come out differently on this issue and I think that's the way it should be."
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Same-sex marriage
December 11th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman continues to defend Rice amid GOP criticism

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut parted with two of his close friends in the Senate - Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham - on the question of Susan Rice's role after the Libya consulate attack and whether it could affect a potential cabinet nomination.

"I've been over all of the intelligence that we had before she went on TV that Sunday morning, I went over all of her comments. I don't think she's disqualified based on anything she said that morning," the senator said, reiterating his defense of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • TV-Piers Morgan
November 25th, 2012
10:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

(CNN) – When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same – incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

Yet before ballots were cast, thirty-five members of Congress had already said they wouldn’t be returning to Washington in 2013. The number of retiring lawmakers was the highest since 1996, and the list included some formidable – and famous – members of the legislative branch. All will be watching from the sidelines as their former colleagues attempt to find solutions to both major legislative problems, and Congress’ own dismal approval ratings.
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Filed under: Barney Frank • Congress • Joe Lieberman • Jon Kyl • Kay Bailey Hutchison
Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks
June 17th, 2012
11:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman calls for special counsel on leaks

(CNN) – Leaks disclosing important national security information should be investigated by a special prosecutor, independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday.

"I've been thinking about this since these leaks came out and I've reached a conclusion which is that we do need a special counsel," Lieberman said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Intelligence • Joe Lieberman • White House
Public hearing scheduled on Secret Service prostitution scandal
May 13th, 2012
10:39 AM ET
2 years ago

Public hearing scheduled on Secret Service prostitution scandal

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

The hearing will take place May 23, Sen. Joe Lieberman, the committee chairman, told CNN's "State of the Union."

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Filed under: Congress • Joe Lieberman • Senate • TV-State of the Union
Lieberman’s passing on 2012 politics
April 22nd, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Lieberman’s passing on 2012 politics

(CNN) - Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman vowed to stay out of presidential politics during the 2012 race, a marked difference from campaigns past.

“I’m going to try something different this year,” Lieberman said on “Fox News Sunday.” “I’m going to try to stay out of this one.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Lieberman
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