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Boehner Turns Down Russian Diplomat Meeting

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R- Ohio) has denied a request from Russian diplomats to meet with them to discuss influencing Congress to undercut Preside...

Former GOP Senator To Be Knighted

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former Sen. Richard Lugar is being knighted on orders from the Queen of England, joining a select list of Americans to receive the ...

The Republican Party's Anger Mismanagement

Cliff Schecter | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Cliff Schecter

Policy-wise, the GOP is an entity that literally lacks any new ideas, has no interest in governing and has rejected all of its own policy positions from as recently as early 2008.

GOPers Who Could Next Face The Tea Party Fury

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

One by one, they have fallen. Bob Bennett in Utah. Richard Lugar in Indiana. Mike Castle in Delaware. Longtime pols, all of them, with long records in...

Lugar Calls Out Tea Party As GOP Weakness

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is relieved the Tea Party won few victories during the 2012 election season, he said in an interview on MSNBC Wednesda...

Senate Passes Adoption Legislation Before Holiday Break

Andrea Poe | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Andrea Poe

This month, the U.S. Senate passed two pieces of legislation aimed at helping children, particularly those who have been adopted and those who are waiting to be connected with permanent families of their own.

Dick Lugar To Become Prof After Leaving Senate

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 12.18.2012 | College

INDIANAPOLIS -- U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will continue wielding influence in Washington after he leaves office, albeit with a much younger audience. L...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans: We Just Need Better Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican losses in the 2012 elections were not a progressive leap for America or a repudiation of conservatives and the Tea Party -- i...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Opposition To Violence Against Women Act Renewal Strained After Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans across the country were dealt a series of defeats by a broad coalition, powered by women and Latinos, that has led to a roun...

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

Heated Senate Battle May Hinge On Disenchanted Voters

Reuters | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind., Oct 6 (Reuters) - Indiana Republicans last spring spurned long-time Senator Richard Lugar for a mo...

Memo to GOP Senate Candidates: Be Independent

Eli Lehrer | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Would talk about issues like education and the environment where Republicans have a good record they can point to. Will it work? Maybe. Maybe not. But it's better than just giving up.

After Defeat, Lugar Snubs Tea Party Challenger

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS -- Sen. Richard Lugar says he will not campaign for the man who vanquished him in May's Republican primary. Lugar told conservative Indi...

Tea Party's Mourdock Tries For Mainstream Makeover

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

If the Senate campaign of Republican Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock has been trying to shed his declarations against bipartisanship and comp...

Senate to SEC: Act on Cardin-Lugar Now!

Sen. Dick Lugar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Sen. Dick Lugar

This is more than just some bureaucratic squabble. Strong support for the principles of transparency, good governance and fighting corruption has been hallmark of American policy for more than three decades, since passage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

These Senators Were for Disclosure Before They Were Against It

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

Several Republican senators, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), the DISCLOSE Act's most ardent opponent, have spoken in favor of disclosure in the past.

Senate Race Pits Former Rivals Against One Another

the Huffington Post | Nate Willis | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

There is more to the Indiana Senate race between Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock than meets the eye. The contest wi...

A Billion Dollars Can't Make the Republican Party Palatable

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

As a Democrat watching the Republican Party, I am amazed at the transformation taking place before my eyes. I an only imagine the angst and hurt that ...

In 2012, Moderates Are the New Liberals

Dave Helfert | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

The Legislative branch of our government is totally dysfunctional. Representatives and Senators used to point with pride to accomplishments. Today, they campaign on what they've stopped.

Despite Some Victories, Tea Party Efforts Remain Largely Fruitless

Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Anti-incumbent fever is scarcely in evidence in the 2012 congressional primaries, despite costly effo...

Dave Jamieson

Lugar: No Plans To Campaign For Mourdock

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

Outgoing Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) said Sunday that he has no plans to campaign for Richard Mourdock, who handily beat him in a primary race earlier th...

Plop Goes the Weasel!

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.22.2012 | Comedy
Michael Sigman

The ability to snatch the spotlight when good things happen and vanish the moment they go south is the domain of the credit weasel. Shamelessness is fundamental to superior credit weaseling. It's also a sine qua non for Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.

John Celock

Tea Party Leaders Think They've Found Winning Formula

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after unseating a six-term incumbent senator, leaders of FreedomWorks, a national Tea Party organization, said they have the winn...

Trading Mays for Throneberry; or, the Disquiet of Losing Dick Lugar

Mark Axelrod | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

While I was working on a graduate degree in comparative literature at Indiana University, Dick Lugar was Mayor of Indianapolis and though he was Nixon's favorite Republican mayor, Dick Lugar was not Richard Nixon.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Grip Up For Another Debt Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite the risk of economic and political fallout, Senate Republicans Tuesday said they're standing with House Speaker John Boehner (R-...