Senators criticize Obama over Libya
February 27th, 2011
09:04 AM ET
3 years ago

Senators criticize Obama over Libya

(CNN) - Two leading U.S. senators were both critical Sunday of President Barack Obama's delay in speaking out over the uprising in Libya.

Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Obama should "stand up for democracy" and noted that the British prime minister and French president were not hesitant to address the crisis.
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This Sunday on State of the Union
February 25th, 2011
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

This Sunday on State of the Union

As the world reacts to the revolution in Libya, we’ll discuss the wave of uprisings sweeping the Middle East with two senators expert in foreign policy: independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona. They’ve been traveling the Middle East and will share with us what they’ve learned, from Cairo, Egypt.

Then, we’ll shift to the national budget battle. Can both parties come together or will the government shut down on March 4? We’ll discuss with Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota.
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Filed under: Dan Malloy • Joe Lieberman • John McCain • Rick Scott • State of the Union
Retiring senators: Time is ripe for bipartisanship
January 23rd, 2011
11:42 AM ET
4 years ago

Retiring senators: Time is ripe for bipartisanship

Washington (CNN) - Three longtime senators who have decided not to seek re-election in 2012 said Sunday that they believe the country is ready for serious bipartisan cooperation on major issues - especially tackling the massive national debt.

"When we begin to act in that way, working across party lines ... then it not only gets things done, but it increases the characteristic American optimism and confidence," independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, told ABC's "This Week." "To raise the GDP, I've been saying, we've got to raise the GDC, the gross domestic confidence."

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Field to replace Lieberman grows
January 20th, 2011
11:59 AM ET
4 years ago

Field to replace Lieberman grows

Washington (CNN) - A second Democrat has officially jumped into the race to succeed Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.

Thursday Rep. Chris Murphy announced that he's a candidate.
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Lieberman announces retirement
January 19th, 2011
01:22 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman announces retirement

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut, announced Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, telling reporters at a midday press conference "I have decided that it's time to turn the page to a new chapter."

"I've loved serving in the Senate and I feel good about what I've accomplished. But I know that it is the right decision, and I must say, having made it, I am excited to begin a new chapter of life with new opportunities," said Lieberman Wednesday.
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McCain: Hopes Obama considers Lieberman for defense secretary
January 19th, 2011
12:33 PM ET
4 years ago

McCain: Hopes Obama considers Lieberman for defense secretary

Washington (CNN) - Sen. John McCain, R-AZ, tells CNN he believes his good friend Joe Lieberman would make a good defense secretary for President Obama, calling him "one of the most informed members of the Senate on national security issues and homeland security issues."

McCain was answering a question from CNN in a telephone interview about whether the president should consider picking Lieberman for the post, since Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said he wants to leave this year.
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain • President Obama
Lieberman not seeking re-election
January 18th, 2011
05:53 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman not seeking re-election

(CNN) - Sen. Joe Lieberman, the independent from Connecticut, is planning to announce Wednesday that he will not seek re-election, according to two knowledgeable Democratic sources.

The move by the former Democratic vice presidential candidate could add even more murkiness to the party's hopes of hanging on to its slim majority in the Senate in the 2012 election, especially coming on the heels of Sen. Kent Conrad's, D-North Dakota, that he will not seek re-election at the end of this term.
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Lieberman to announce his political future Wednesday
January 18th, 2011
02:05 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman to announce his political future Wednesday

(CNN) – Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, will announce Wednesday whether he will run for reelection in 2012.

Lieberman, who still caucuses with the Democrats, lost his Democratic primary bid in 2006 before running successfully as an independent. He has served in the Senate since 1989.
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Lieberman hints at Senate future
January 4th, 2011
05:43 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman hints at Senate future

Washington (CNN) - Independent Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman hasn't made much noise about running for re-election in 2012, but according to a new interview, if he does run, he won't be returning to his Democratic roots. Instead, he says he'll "likely" run as an independent.

Speaking to CNN affiliate WFSB in Hartford, CT in an interview for the weekly Sunday show "Face the State," Lieberman told host Dennis House that he thinks he could win re-election to the U.S. Senate, but that it would be a difficult race.
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Lieberman suggests McCain changing his standards for supporting repeal of DADT
December 2nd, 2010
08:56 PM ET
4 years ago

Lieberman suggests McCain changing his standards for supporting repeal of DADT

Editor's note: Watch Sen. Lieberman discuss "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Thursday on AC360° beginning at 10 pm ET.

(CNN) – A longtime personal friend and political ally of Sen. John McCain implied Thursday that the former GOP presidential nominee is moving the goalposts when it comes to his support for repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

McCain’s past comments suggested he might support repeal of the federal law that prevents gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military if a repeal was supported by military leadership. But the Arizona Republican has recently taken issue with results of a Pentagon survey of troops that supports a repeal and with the positions of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Michael Mullen, both of whom also support a repeal.
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Filed under: Joe Lieberman • John McCain
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