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Republican Sen. Pat Roberts admits his Kansas 'residence' is a time-share in a La-Z-Boy

7 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

We're not in Kansas anymore, Toto... Oh wow. Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, who faces a spirited challenge in the Republican primary, has a Dick Lugar problem—a serious, serious Dick Lugar problem: In an interview, the three-term senator acknowledged that he did not have a home of his own in Kansas. Show More Summary

Michael Kahn, Dick Luger honored by Queen Elizabeth with Order of the British Empire

They didn’t get an audience with Queen Elizabeth II, but two locals got a nice present from the British monarch: A diplomatic honor. In the past week, former Sen. Dick Lugar and Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Michael Kahn both received the … Continue reading ?

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Wednesday’s “Daily Rundown” line-up: SOTU reaction and second-term lessons with former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta of the Center for American Progress… An exclusive with former Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) on what he thinks is wrong with …

Kenneth D. Ackerman: An Idea for Barack Obama: Why Not Pick Sen. Dick Lugar as Secretary of State?

So, President Obama, you need a new Secretary of State to replace Hillary Clinton, but you don't like any of the choices sitting on your desk? How's an idea that maybe you haven't thought of: How about Dick Lugar?

Bruce Tenenbaum: Why Losing the Election Would Be Good for Republicans... and the Country

We need a new Republican Party, and by that I mean the old Republican Party. We need to get back the Dick Lugars and Bob Doles and Dwight Eisenhowers, who were ideologically different from Democrats but were still reasonable, intelligent, well-intentioned leaders who put America first.

Sen. Dick Lugar: Foreign Aid: Better Evaluation, More Transparency

We should be forthcoming about where precious taxpayer dollars are spent, what goals they are meant to accomplish, and whether those goals are achieved.

Tuesday Morning News Dump [Ben]

CNN: None Of Our Sources Corroborate Obama's Bullsht Story The New Left Fascists Lizzie Warren Cites Dick Lugar As Republican She Can Work With. Dick Lugar Lost His Primary Months Ago Obama Calls Debate Prep "A Drag" John Elway...

Lugar announces will not campaign for Mourdock — Donate to Mourdock NOW

I’ve noted before that Dick Lugar has been less than dignified in his loss to Richard Mourdock.  We supported Mourdock early in the primaries and he is on the Operation Counterweight Final List. Mourdock has gone out of his way not to bad mouth Lugar’s sore losing. In an interview today (audio here) with Indiana [...]

Sen. Dick Lugar: Senate to SEC: Act on Cardin-Lugar Now!

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.

In Indiana Senate race, Democrat Donnelly looks across the aisle

INDIANAPOLIS — Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly nods and nods as a voter heaps praise on outgoing Republican Senator Dick Lugar at a neighborhood picnic. “A fine man,’’ agrees Donnelly, who is not only running to replace him but to continue Lugar’s endangered tradition of aisle-crossing centrism. Read full article >>

Tea Party victories in Senate primaries this year

Deb Fischer beat Jon Bruning and Don Stenberg in Nebraska. Richard Mourdock beat Dick Lugar in Indiana. Ted Cruz beat David Dewhurst in Texas. And soon: Eric Hovde will beat Tommy Thompson and Mark Neumann in Wisconsin. Clark Durant will beat Pete Hoekstra in Michigan. We might be looking at quite a strong Tea Party contingent in the 2013 Senate.

Richard Mourdock on 'tyrannical principles'

Soon after Richard Mourdock defeated Sen. Dick Lugar in a Republican primary in Indiana, the political world started coming to grips with just how right-wing the guy really is. Late last week, the U.S. Senate hopeful offered another reminder, delivering a deeply strange speech to …

The twists and turns of tax returns

After Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and the editorial board of National Review called for Mitt Romney to release more tax returns, perhaps the intra-party strife on this would end for a while? Apparently not. Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.), a presidential candidate himself in 1996, became …

Cruz Ahead by 8 Points in New Poll

Politico reports: The Republican pollster that signaled Dick Lugar’s demise and Deb Fischer’s late surge is now flagging an upset in the making in the Texas Senate race. Keep reading this post...

Bill Maher Responds To Allen West Accusing Him Of Racism For ‘Party Of The Apes’ Remark

2 years agoNews : Mediaite

Bill Maher wrote a blog post last week in which he joked that the Republicans are bringing about "The Rise of the Party of the Apes." In the post, he called out several Republicans by name, including Michele Bachmann, Dick Lugar, and Florida congressman Allen West. Show More Summary

Tea for Two: Hatch's Tack to the Right

“Get real.” Those two words — a brusque message to tea-party activists — may have ended Senator Dick Lugar’s political career. A frustrated Lugar made the remark a year ago, during the START-treaty debate, and it haunted him up until last month’s primary, when he was defeated by Indiana state treasurer Richard Mourdock, a tea-party favorite. Keep reading this post...

Orrin Hatch appears safe in Utah Senate Primary

By Richard K. BarryIn case you were worried that venerable Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) might go down to defeat in a Republican primary like his long-time Senate colleague Dick Lugar, fear no more.According to Political Wire, a Deseret/KSL poll finds that Hatch leads his challenger Dan Liljenquist (R) by a 60 to 32 percent margin. Show More Summary

Indiana Senate Candidate Finding New Ways To Circumvent Coordination Rules

A new web video by Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), the Republican nominee for Sen. Dick Lugar’s now-open Senate seat this November, is yet another indication of just how wrong the assumptions underling Justice Anthony Kennedy’s Citizens United majority opinion were. In it the 5-4 majority agreed that “The appearance of influence or access, furthermore, [...]

Big Spending Farm Bill Passes Senate

The Senate has approved their version of the 2012 Farm Bill with a 64-35 vote today. Senate Republicans, including Dick Lugar, accounted...

Mourdock shares his philosophy on health care

A month after Richard Mourdock defeated Sen. Dick Lugar in a Republican primary in Indiana, the public is still getting a sense of the limits of his Tea Party worldview. As Scott Keyes noted, there appears to be reason for concern.

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