February 12th, 2012
12:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Lieberman: It's time to take action in Syria

(CNN) – Independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut called Sunday for the United States to provide direct assistance to the Syrian people in their struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad.

"It's time to try to help the brave Syrian freedom fighters to carry out a fair fight," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • Syria • TV-State of the Union
Poll: McMahon trailing two Democrats, maintains name recognition
September 16th, 2011
12:17 PM ET
3 years ago

Poll: McMahon trailing two Democrats, maintains name recognition

Washington (CNN) - Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy holds an early 11-point lead in a new poll over Republican Linda McMahon, a former WWE executive, in the race to fill Connecticut Sen. Joe Liebermann’s vacated seat in 2012.

The new Quinnipiac survey shows Murphy leading McMahon, who has not yet officially declared her candidacy, 49 percent to 38 percent in the hypothetical race. Though Murphy also leads former Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz 36 percent to 26 percent in the Democratic primary, Bysiewicz leads McMahon in the general election 46 percent to 38 percent.
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Murphy • Joe Lieberman • Linda McMahon
Race is on to secure Libya weapons, GOP Rep. says
September 4th, 2011
10:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Race is on to secure Libya weapons, GOP Rep. says

Washington (CNN) - The United States should use its "special capabilities" to secure the mustard gas and shoulder-held missile launchers known to be in Libya before others get hold of them, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said Sunday.

With Libya in transition amid the chaos of the toppling of the Moammar Gadhafi regime, "the race is on" regarding control of such weapons, Rogers told CNN's "State of the Union," adding: "This is a race we should win."
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August 17th, 2011
09:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Lieberman: Undecided about 2012 endorsement

(CNN) - Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman has yet to decide if he will support President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

On CNN's "American Morning," the Connecticut senator, who caucuses with the Democrats, said the election is important and he hopes to be involved.
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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Lieberman
Israel at forefront of race in Weiner's old district
July 28th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Israel at forefront of race in Weiner's old district

Washington (CNN) – With the special election to replace former Rep. Anthony Weiner less than seven weeks away, Mideast politics continues to brew as a central issue in one of the nation's most Jewish congressional districts.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Connecticut, a high-profile Jewish lawmaker, weighed in with his support Thursday for the Democratic nominee, David Weprin, in a race that's pitting two candidates against each other on who's a stronger friend of Israel.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Joe Lieberman • New York
McCain: Perils in Libya include al Qaeda
April 24th, 2011
10:43 AM ET
4 years ago

McCain: Perils in Libya include al Qaeda

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain warned of a stalemate in Libya that could lead to al Qaeda filling a leadership void in the African country.

“If you have a stalemate, I think it's very possible that Al Qaeda could come in and take advantage of a stalemate situation,” McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But right now it's not al Qaeda that motivated this and it's not al Qaeda that's running it.”
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Libya • TV-State of the Union
Lieberman: Libya mission sets precedent
March 27th, 2011
11:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman: Libya mission sets precedent

Washington (CNN) - Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee Sen. Joe Lieberman said if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attacks his own people, an international coalition should intervene as they did in Libya.

"If Assad does what Gadhafi was doing, which is to threaten and go house-to-house and kill anybody who's not on his side. There's a precedent now that the world community has set in Libya. And it's the right one," Lieberman, I-Connecticut, said on "Fox News Sunday." "We're not going to stand by and allow this Assad to slaughter his people like his father did years ago."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Libya
Candy Crowley's post-game analysis
March 20th, 2011
01:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy Crowley's post-game analysis

(CNN) – Today, we covered two major developing stories – the attacks in Libya, and the crisis in Japan. Here are the highlights:

Adm. Mike Mullen, Joint Chiefs Chairman, on CNN's State of the Union
I would say that the no-fly zone is effectively in place. We've got combat air patrol or aircraft over Benghazi and we'll have them there for - on a 24/7 basis, start to move to the west. He hasn't flown any aircraft for the last two days. And the whole goal here is to, one, get it in place, two, be in a position so that he is unable to massacre his own civilians and that we affect the humanitarian support. So from that standpoint, the initial operations have been very effective, taken out most of his air defense systems, some of his airfields. Yet, there is still, I think, a great deal to be done.
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McCain: Obama waited too long in Libya
March 20th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
4 years ago

McCain: Obama waited too long in Libya

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona was critical of the president’s timetable for action in Libya, but said he is confident the American military will succeed.

“He (President Obama) waited too long, there is no doubt in my mind about it. But now, it is what it is,” McCain said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” taped Friday. “We need now to support him and the efforts that our military are going to make. And I regret that it didn’t – we didn’t act much more quickly, and we could have.”
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Libya • TV-State of the Union
Lieberman says hold off on new nuclear plants for now
March 13th, 2011
12:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman says hold off on new nuclear plants for now

(CNN) - A Senate proponent of nuclear energy called Sunday for a temporary halt in building new nuclear power plants in the United States until the situation in Japan can be examined.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut who sits with the Democratic caucus, told the CBS program "Face the Nation" that the United States should "put the brakes on right now until we understand the ramifications of what's happening in Japan."

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