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  • ** FILE ** Then-Sen. Joe Lieberman speaks as (not shown) Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano, FBI Associate Deputy Director Kevin Perkins and National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew G. Olsen testify on homeland threats and agency responses before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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  • **FILE** In this March 30, 2010 photo reviewed by the U.S. military, a U.S. trooper stands in the turret of a vehicle with a machine gun, left, as a guard looks out from a tower at the detention facility on Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

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  • D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has opposed vouchers, saying true school choice lies with a robust system of traditional public schools and public charter schools. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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  • Associated Press

Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, believes Iranian special forces were behind a series of sophisticated foreign cyberattacks against the websites of U.S. banks.

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  • As Sen. Joseph Lieberman said (and Mr. Ridge quotes twice in his book), "It's like asking Noah to build the ark after the rain has started to fall."

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  • "The Senate has taken a key step toward honoring the more than 5,000 African Americans who fought for the United States during the Revolutionary War," said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Connecticut independent, who sponsored the memorial measure. "These Americans, both slaves and free persons, served to secure the liberty of their fellow countrymen, and it is well past time to acknowledge their sacrifice. I will work to secure this provision's inclusion in the final version of the bill."

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