01/02/2013 11:59 am ET Updated Mar 04, 2013

Joe Lieberman's Beginnings At Yale Reveal Mentors' Influence

Joe Lieberman has served in the Senate for 8,765 days, and his final one will come Thursday when the 113th Congress convenes at noon. He entered it a star of a new Democratic Party that emerged transformed by the Reagan generation. He leaves it isolated and marginalized, more a curiosity than a powerhouse. The Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2000, he's now a man without a political party at all.

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