Richard Lugar

While discussing whether Gov. Mitch Daniels is going to support Richard Mourdock, who just defeated incumbent Sen. Richard Lugar from his home state of Indiana and Mourdock's statement that his idea of compromise equals Democrats voting with Read more...
In what was an expected outcome, but still one that is a bit shocking, tea party-aligned candidate Richard Mourdock defeated Sen. Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary on Tuesday. Mourdock is the state's treasurer and he hasn't spent Read more...
Indiana Republican Sen. Dick Lugar and his 77 percent conservative voting record was not good enough to prevent him from having a "tea party" primary challenger, State Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Complete and total obstruction rather than an iota of compromise to make sure the government actually functions seems to be the new standard of what it means to be a "conservative" these days. Read more...
There is simply no understanding the prevalence of gun violence in America - as evidenced by the recent attempted assassination of a congresswoman during a mass shooting - without discussing the nefarious role played by the National Rifle Read more...
This is a real bummer of a day for those of us who really, really wanted to see Dawn Johnsen's nomination confirmed. It's even more of a bummer to rea Read more...

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From CNN's State of the Union, yet another Republican joins the ranks of Lindsey Graham with saying spending on war is more important than passing the Read more...
Russell Wheeler, visiting fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution, predicts trouble for Obama's judicial nominees. This Jeffrey Read more...
ABC's "This Week" - Former President Jimmy Carter; national security adviser Stephen Hadley. CBS' "Face the Nation" - Defense Secretary Robert Gates Read more...
Washington Monthly: In most issues of the Washington Monthly, we favor articles that we hope will launch a debate. In this issue we seek to end one Read more...
DKos: It's a fact: Media conglomerates' labor practices are harming the quality of TV and radio news. A CBS television newswriter says: "We take a l Read more...