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Senator Lieberman: Iran seeks nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON – An influential US Senator said Wednesday after a closed-door, classified intelligence briefing on Iran that Tehran is working “seriously” to develop nuclear weapons. “I can’t say much in detail, but it’s pretty clear that they’re continuing to work seriously on a nuclear weapons program,” Independent Senator Joe Lieberman,…

Senator calls for moratorium on US nuclear plants

WASHINGTON – The United States should “put the brakes” on the development of nuclear power plants as the disaster in Japan unfolds, key US senator Joe Lieberman said Sunday. “I’ve been a big supporter of nuclear power because it’s domestic — it’s ours and it’s clean,” Lieberman told the CBS…

Senator Joe Lieberman announces plan to retire in 2012

Democrat-turned-independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut announced Wednesday he would retire from the Senate in 2012, ending a tenure that began in 1989. Lieberman, Connecticut’s state’s former Attorney General who rose to become the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2000, spoke to reporters during a press conference and depicted…

Joe Lieberman to retire: report

Update: Sen. Joe Lieberman won’t run in 2012 At a press conference Wednesday, Lieberman confirmed prior reports of his intent to retire. He said he was looking forward to a “new chapter” in his life and urged Americans to work together despite their differences. Original report follows… WASHINGTON — Independent…

Officials defend airport body scans as poll shows overwhelming majority in favor

On the heels of outrage over enhanced screening procedures being implemented at airports nation-wide, a series of public officials, elected and not, have stepped up to defend the x-ray devices that can produce images of people in the nude. Their praise of the new technology comes amid a flurry of…

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