Joe Lieberman

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Joe Lieberman

Born

2/24/1942, Stamford, Connecticut

Birth Name

Joseph Isadore Lieberman

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Joseph Lieberman, Senator Joe Lieberman, Senator Lieberman, Joseph Isadore Lieberman
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Biography

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Senator Lieberman received his law degree from Yale Law School in 1967. Later, he was a member of the Connecticut state senate. Next, he was Attorney General of his state. In 1988, Lieberman defeated the incumbent Senator, Lowell Weicker. Lieberman has been a U.S. Senator continuously since 1989.…more

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  • Trivia

    • His height is 5' 9" (1.75 m).

    • U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1989-present), and 2000 Democratic nominee for U.S. Vice-President. He was the first Jewish American to be on a major party ticket for either President or Vice-President.

  • Quotes

    • Joe Lieberman: You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96.

    • Joe Lieberman: We must not condemn to frustration those whose job it is to protect us by failing to provide them with the necessary resources to meet the threats they face.

    • Joe Lieberman: We have the largest economy and the strongest military in the world. Our core values of freedom and opportunity are ascendant around the globe.

    • Joe Lieberman: Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom.

    • Joe Lieberman: Responsibility means living up to our government's constitutional obligation to provide for the common defense and insure domestic tranquility.

    • Joe Lieberman: Our parties and Presidential candidates must find ways to differ without being destructive, to debate without demonizing, to put our national interest ahead of special interests, to take the long view rather than the most politically expedient short-term view, to rise above partisan politics to put America first.

    • Joe Lieberman: Opportunity means advancing American values in the world by protecting human rights, meeting human needs, and opening global markets.

    • Joe Lieberman: It is time for President Bush to deal with the fiscal crisis facing America, but cutting education is the wrong way to fix it.

    • Joe Lieberman: In this era of uncertainty and conflict, the United States - blessed with the world's strongest military, most ingenious economy, and most tolerant society - remains a model and leader to the world.

    • Joe Lieberman: If we are going to get the politics to catch up with the science we have got to engage the American people more.

    • Joe Lieberman: I've spent the last year listening to Americans, and the state of the union that George W. Bush lives in is very different from the state that most hardworking Americans are living in.

    • Joe Lieberman: I urge the Bush Administration to rethink its priorities. We can't talk about community values without being prepared to invest in those very same communities.

    • Joe Lieberman: I support development and deployment of a limited national missile defense. Few if any of our duties surpass our obligation to provide for the common defense of our nation.

    • Joe Lieberman: I share the anger, but, ultimately, to govern this country, it takes more than anger. It takes experience. It takes positions that reflect the best values of the American people.

    • Joe Lieberman: I believe that our national security lies not just in protecting our borders, but in bridging divides.

    • Joe Lieberman: I also know that there have been many times in our history when the proximity of an election has induced exactly the kind of leadership and consensus-building that produce progress in our democracy.

    • Joe Lieberman: Global warming is not a conqueror to kneel before - but a challenge to rise to. A challenge we must rise to.

    • Joe Lieberman: Every day, first responders put their own lives on the line to ensure our safety. The least we can do is make sure they have the tools to protect and serve their communities.

    • Joe Lieberman: Every day Saddam remains in power with chemical weapons, biological weapons, and the development of nuclear weapons is a day of danger for the United States.

    • Joe Lieberman: Community means engaging constructively with like-minded nations to build strong, sustaining institutions and alliances - and bringing emerging powers into this community so future conflict becomes less likely.

    • Joe Lieberman: Budget reform is the gateway challenge that must be met before we can actually get back to fiscal responsibility.

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