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Top Lawmakers Argue Against Suspending Aid To Pakistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee defended aid to Pakistan on Sunday despite lingering questions about how much th...

Amanda Terkel

Mission Accomplished: Is It Finally Time To Leave Afghanistan? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.02.2011 | World

This story has been updated. WASHINGTON -- Okay, can we finally withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan? That's the question many people are askin...

GOP Senator Targeted By Home State Tea Party

The Wall Street Journal | Danny Yadron | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Two meetings in recent days in this Midwestern state showed the predicament facing Sen. Richard Lugar, a six-term Republican with a centrist profile, ...

Zach Carter

GOP Senator Questions Costs Of Libya Conflict | Zach Carter | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics

David Wood contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- On Sunday, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) raised questions about the economic costs of U.S. invol...

Indiana GOP Throws Weight Behind Lugar Challenger

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will launch his primary challenge to Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) on Tuesday with the support of a majority of...

Tea Party Eyes GOP Primary Targets For 2012

The New York Times | Kate Zernke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Leaders of more than 70 Tea Party groups in Indiana gathered last weekend to sign a proclamation saying they would all support one candidate -- as yet...

Amanda Terkel

Where's The Afghanistan War's John Murtha? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before Nov. 17, 2005, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) was best known as a conservative Democrat with ties to the defense industry and a penchan...

Dick Lugar: Tea Party Agenda Focused On 'Large Cliché Titles,' Not 'Specifics'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Tea Party primary challenge is all but certain for veteran Indiana GOP Senator Dick Lugar, but that doesn't seem to have made him more interested in...

Dick Lugar Faces Tea Party Revolt In 2012

The Christian Science Monitor | Dave Cook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar (R) of Indiana first won election to the US Senate in 1976, and that was the last time he faced an opponent in a Republican primary...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Senator On Afghan War: Americans Are Wondering 'Where Does This Stop?' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The war in Afghanistan is reaching a "critical juncture," according to Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), a former chair of the Senate Foreig...

Tea Partiers To Challenge GOP Senator Who Failed To Convince Them He's Conservative Enough

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) recently held a parley with state Tea Party leaders in an effort to convince them that he was conservative enough that they n...

Orrin Hatch & Dick Lugar Could Face Tea Party Challenges In 2012

Politics Daily | Tom Diemer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Does the tea party movement have senior Republican Sens. Orrin Hatch and Dick Lugar in its crosshairs?...

Sam Stein

Nine GOP Senators Refuse To Join Brief Calling Health Care Reform Unconstitutional | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) filed a brief backing a court case challenging the constitutionality of health care ...

Cause for Concern in Afghanistan

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dick Lugar

It is up to the president to define success in Afghanistan, and delineate how much time and how many resources should be devoted to achieving it. He should not wait six months to make this decision.

GOP Skeptical Of Immigration Talks

Roll Call | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats are looking for a replacement for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to negotiate a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but they are having a h...

Lawmakers From Both Parties Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - Sens. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) voiced their concerns Sunday about the war in Afghanistan, it...

Democratic, Republican Lawmakers Raise Concerns Over Afghan War Escalation

LA Times | Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The persistent skepticism from the president's own party, along with new doubts raised by Republicans who have generally supported broadening the conf...

Dick Lugar: Cheney's Criticism Of Obama 'Unfair'

Bloomberg | Viola Gienger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Richard Lugar, the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defended President Barack Obama's handling of recent terrorism threats, t...

On the Climate Bill Fence: Senator Dick Lugar

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Everything seems to presage a Lugar "yes" on climate legislation. Everything but Lugar's take on the current state of the U.S. economy.

The Housewife Who Changed the World

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. Dick Lugar

History will record that Aquino's "yellow revolution" inspired a remarkable era of political transformation by ballot rather than bullet.

Uniting Haves, Have-Nots On Deforestation Not Easy

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Grist reports that Senators John Kerry and Dick Lugar made it clear that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would be making the environment a big ...

Dick Lugar Turns Down Obama Air Force One Invite

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

My colleague Carol Lee reports that Indiana Republican Senator Dick Lugar won't accompany President Obama to his home state tomorrow, despite an invit...

Lugar: "There Will Be Questions Raised" About Bill Clinton's Foreign Work

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told me today that while he believes he will vote to confirm ...

Nico Pitney

Hillary Clinton, GOP Senators Cheer Biden VP Pick | Nico Pitney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama spokesman Bill Burton sends around warm statements about the Biden VP pick from three GOP Senators (who, it should be noted, buck the party's rh...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Blows Obama VP Story, Then Covers It Up | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hey, kids! Late yesterday evening, Mark Halperin, who writes "The Page" for Time Magazine - which is like a comic book, full of listicles for childre...