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Senator Dick Lugar

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...

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.

Senate Will Be a Diminished Place Without Lugar

Jim DiPeso | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jim DiPeso

Lugar is a fount of knowledge on the most important public policy issues our country faces today, including energy, national security, foreign relations, the federal budget, and agriculture.

Why Lugar Lost

Mark Meissner | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Meissner

Tuesday marked the end of the distinguished career of Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator ever, Richard Lugar. This shocking turn of events was unthinkable for almost all of Lugar's 36-year career in the U.S. Senate. So what happened?

Super PACs outspend favorite candidate in Indiana Senate race

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel and John DunbariWatch NewsSuper PACs and other outside groups are on track to spend more on tea party favorite Richard Mourdock in...

Dick Lugar Won't Say Tea Party Is Good For GOP

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) didn't want to say on Tuesday whether the Tea Party was a good thing for the Republican Party, deferring that answer until af...

Poll: Hoosier Lugar Could Be A Loser

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

Veteran Hoosier Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) is in a tough battle to win his primary contest against a Tea Party challenger, a poll released Thursday said...

Michael McAuliff

Veteran Senator Ruled Ineligible To Vote In Old Hometown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and his wife have been ruled ineligible to vote at the Indiana address they have used for decades because th...

War Power Lessons From the 93rd Congress and Why Libya and Afghan Wars Must Be Unwaged

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

As we continue to debate Libya's legality and draw down from Afghanistan, we should not so easily forget rationality. On Afghanistan, there is no longer a case for a continued and costly war. On Libya, the case has yet to be made in Congress.

Why Dick Lugar Wants Drawdown; Why Defense Industries Don't

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 07.10.2011 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Now, given Osama bin Laden's death, we must seize this moment to heal from the past harm done to our homeland and ensure that no further harm is done to our troops, by bringing them home.

Amanda Terkel

Top Lawmakers Argue Against Suspending Aid To Pakistan

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

US Senate, Bill Gates Give Planet a Middle Finger for Earth Day

Jill Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jill Richardson

Mother Nature does not work like a market: simply put, the world cannot shift to diets based on grain-fed meat.

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...

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.

Pushing South Asia Toward the Brink

Zia Mian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Zia Mian

U.S. support for India, which centers on making money, selling weapons, and turning a blind eye to the country's nuclear weapons, is fatally at odds with U.S. policy and concerns about Pakistan.

Can We Please Have A Pro-Choice, Pro-Environment Secretary of State?

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

The new Secretary of State will deal with whatever replaces the Kyoto agreement. Hagel has a 9% 2008 rating from the League of Conservation Voters. Lugar scores 18%. Are they really the best people for the job?

Unchallenged Lies and Unexamined Cliches -- CNN Interview of Sarah Palin by Drew Griffin

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Linda Bergthold

What is most disgraceful about this interview is the flaccid and uncritical role of the interviewer -- Drew Griffin. How can he call himself a journalist?