Joe Lieberman's file:
Lieberman

Independent from Connecticut

Joe Lieberman, a lawyer from Stamford, Conn., now in his fourth term in the U.S. Senate, is perhaps best known as the Democratic candidate for vice president in 2000. He lost the Democratic primary for Senate prior to the 2006 election but retained his seat after running on his own party line and beating the anti-war Democratic candidate Ned Lamont. He now calls himself an independent but continues to caucus with the Democrats. He is a friend and supporter of Sen. John McCain, and was one of his surrogates in the 2008 presidential race.

Recent statements involving Joe Lieberman

President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.

The president can "authorize the killing of a U.S. citizen who fights for a foreign terrorist organization."

If you look at last year's presidential campaign, "you can't find a mention of public option."

Obama voted "to cut off funding for our American troops on the battlefield."

In the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama "has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done."

Recent stories featuring Joe Lieberman

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