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Senator Richard Lugar is urging his colleagues to compromise. The outgoing Republican delivered his official farewell speech on the Senate floor Wednesday. Senator Lugar said President Barack Obama must work with Republicans on foreign policy. He...
Tags: Primaries, Richard Lugar, Elections, Barack Obama, Politics
If they meet in an expected 2nd Congressional District rematch in 2014 -- Brendan Mullen vs. Jackie Walorski -- some things will be different. One very important thing will be the same. The biggest difference, of course, is that Rep.-elect Walorski...
Last week's column was all about why certain of us (49 percent nationally) continue to identify with the party of individualism and free markets. This week, a related topic: what it will take to increase that 49 percent to 51 percent in 2016. First,...
Monday-morning quarterbacking is typically the preferred sport of the losing party. And the post-election GOP is no exception. The chattering class is full of explanations for Mitt Romney's loss: The candidate was too wealthy to be empathetic, too...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republicans in Congress who took the politically risky step of voting to raise taxes now find themselves trying to fend off potential primary challenges next year from angry conservatives. These lawmakers wasted little time...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's departing U.S. Sen. Richard is leaving the Senate with one last act of compromise in support of Congress' "fiscal cliff" deal. The Republican will leave the Senate on Thursday after having cast 13,067 votes over...
Tags: Elections, Fiscal Cliff, Robert Byrd, Politics, U.S. Congress
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated. For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to hear...
Richard Mourdock's campaign is pointing fingers following last month's loss in the race for Richard Lugar’s Senate seat. Mourdock's camp sent an e-mail Tuesday, saying the quote "liberal media" is to blame for his loss to Democrat Joe Donnelly....
Tags: Richard Lugar, Elections, Politics
With Thanksgiving almost here, it's time to present the annual Turkey of the Year Awards. Recipients may cry fowl. But even if they haven't been turkeys all year, each winner has done something to merit this prestigious recognition. The awards for 2012:...
Tags: Polls, Football, Joe Biden, Clint Eastwood, Chicago Mayor
Maybe love means never having to say you're sorry, but what about when love isn't involved? Say, when you've described the president using a derogatory slur for someone with a mental disability, as Ann Coulter did in October. Or when you're the...
Tags: Gays and Lesbians, Judaism, Education, Barack Obama, Ann Coulter
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock is accusing the media of sinking his run for the Senate as he looks to pay down campaign debt. Mourdock campaign finance director Ashlee Walls wrote in an email to supporters Tuesday saying...
The obvious drawback to offering predictions about Tuesday's election is that you might be wrong about key races and thus dent whatever reputation you have for political insight. "I don't know" is always a correct answer. "We'll see. Time will tell. It...
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