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Lieberman Retirement
Lieberman Retirement
U.S. Senator announces he’ll retire at the end of his term
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Lieberman Confirms Departure From Senate in 2012

Stories, analysis and commentary from WNPR

  • - 08/31/2012
    A new poll out from Quinnipiac University shows former wresting executive Linda McMahon leading Congressman Chris Murphy in their race for Senate. It’s one of two polls out this week. The other was conducted by Public Policy Polling on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters. It has Murphy up by 4 points.
  • - 04/17/2012
    On the eve of today’s deadline for filing state and federal taxes, Connecticut’s Senators split over raising taxes on the richest Americans. The so-called Buffett Rule would make all Americans earning more than $1 million pay a 30 percent tax rate on their investment income. Named after billionaire Warren Buffett , who doesn’t like paying a higher tax rate than his secretary, the rule failed on a procedural vote Monday in the Senate. 
  • - 08/30/2011
    Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman might be the most well-known observer of the Sabbath in American life.
  • - 01/20/2011
    Everybody seems to be in a hurry to get going on 2012. U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat held by the retiring Joe Lieberman in a conference call, he then followed up at 5 p.m. with a public event at restaurant in his hometown of Cheshire. Ah, nothing like the hoopla of a good conference call. Susan Bysiewicz, of course, just jumped in Tuesday with an emailed announcement and followed up with telephone interviews.
  • - 01/20/2011
    Republican legislators at the Capitol in Hartford have been left on the sidelines during many of the state’s tough political battles over the last few years. With Republican Governors negotiating, or fighting with, the big Democratic majority in the General Assembly, the voice of GOP lawmakers hasn’t always been heard.  But with a new Governor, could this be ready to change? 
  • - 01/19/2011
    U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman announced on Wednesday that he’ll retire at the end of his term in 2012.   Standing by his family,  the Senator told a packed room at Stamford’s Marriott Hotel that it was time to turn the page to a new chapter.  The reason, he said is best expressed in words from Ecclesiastes."To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven. At the end of this term I will have served 24 years in the US Senate and 40 years in elective office."
  • - 01/19/2011
    Two topics today. Waiting in lines and Joe Lieberman.  I'm not sure whether there's a connection. When we first launched this program back in 2009, I approached the state Department of Motor Vehicles about the idea of doing a Salute to the DMV show, because actually think the DMV runs pretty well, considering the task that lies before it. The lines seem organized efficiently and the people at the windows are usually helpful, brisk and knowledgeable.
  • - 01/18/2011
      U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman is expected by close friends to announce Wednesday that he will not seek re-election in 2012, ending one of the most eventful and unpredictable journeys in Connecticut politics.
  • - 12/14/2010