Joe Lieberman

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CT lawmakers give Weinstein donations to charities that help women

WASHINGTON – Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been a generous contributor to political campaigns, giving largely to Democratic candidates, including several in Connecticut. Those politicians are now giving that money to charities that help abused women. Continue Reading →

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McCain ‘disappointed’ by reports Lieberman no longer in running for FBI

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Wednesday he is “disappointed” by reports former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is no longer under consideration to head the FBI. He said Democrats’ rejection of Lieberman, a former Democrat who was Al Gore’s vice presidential running mate, would make anyone “cynical” about Washington. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal, Murphy face new Senate landscape after ‘nuclear’ deployment

WASHINGTON — While angered that the GOP “went nuclear,” changing Senate rules to win confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Sen. Chris Murphy said he will still try to work with Republicans on common interests, while Sen. Richard Blumenthal warned of “repercussions.” Continue Reading →

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Lieberman praises Trump’s national security picks

WASHINGTON — Former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, once the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee and a Democratic vice presidential candidate, on Friday praised President-elect Donald Trump’s picks for the White House office of national security. Continue Reading →

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Schaghticoke hire Lieberman to help sue state over casino law

The Schaghicoke Tribal Nation has hired former Sen. Joe Lieberman – who once fought against the tribe’s efforts to win federal recognition — to help them sue the state over a gambling law that allows only the state’s two gaming tribes to open a new casino. In their legal challenge, the Schaghticokes’ have joined forces with MGM, which has also been blocked from building a casino in Connecticut. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers hopeful, but adopt wait-and-see stance on Iran deal

WASHINGTON — Reaction in Congress to the historic Iran deal ranged from condemnation to hope it will curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Most Connecticut lawmakers praised President Obama for negotiating with Iran and other world powers, although former Sen. Joe Lieberman helped rally opposition to the deal. Continue Reading →

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On the way to Germany, Murphy meets with Lieberman in Tunisia

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he was going to go with other lawmakers to Germany this weekend to attend a global conference on security. On the way, they stopped over in Tunisia, where he ran into former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman. Continue Reading →

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Long-shot candidates hope voter discontent gives them a boost

A Green Party candidate, Bll Clyde is one of several minor party and unaffiliated candidates who will be competing for a congressional seat in Connecticut this year. Like Clyde, they may have a liberal bent. Or they may be conservative or libertarian. But they all have one thing in common – contempt for the way the major parties are running things. Continue Reading →

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