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  • Club for Growth Now Working With GOP Establishment (who's surprised??)

    03/26/2014 12:20:30 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 3/26/14 | Drew Mackenzie
    The conservative group Club for Growth has changed gears and is supporting establishment GOP candidates in primaries. Launched a decade before the tea party made life difficult for moderate Republicans, the club quickly rose to the political forefront while supporting challengers to incumbent Republicans who it felt were not conservative enough, according to the National Journal. In 2012, the fiscally conservative organization backed tea party candidate Richard Mourdock’s challenge to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar and vilified veteran Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch for his voting record. The group also targeted 10 moderate House Republicans. But the political action committee has suddenly...
  • HALEY BARBOUR: Cochran's foes don't know Pascagoula from Pontotoc

    03/26/2014 11:04:04 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 26 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | 3/25/2014 | HALEY BARBOUR
    Mississippians appreciate Sen. Thad Cochran because he has been so effective for our state and our people. He recognized the federal disaster assistance laws that were in place before Hurricane Katrina were grossly insufficient to deal with the worst natural disaster in American history. Because of the respect he enjoys and the influence he wields on behalf of our state, he led the effort that passed new emergency disaster assistance laws that not only helped the Coast rebuild bigger and better after the storm, but his legislation became the model for future disaster assistance. This is but one obvious reason...
  • Wanna Know Where The Tea Party Is? Just Ask Dick Lugar!

    05/16/2012 8:44:44 AM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 8 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | May 16th 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Serendipity: A happy chance or accident. Precisely the opposite of what happened to Senator Dick Lugar last Tuesday in Indiana. At the risk of being redundant, I wrote at the time of the 2010 elections that it wasn’t over ’til it’s over, but that the American Tea Party Patriots had put a new face on American politics. I said that the ‘Republicans-in-name-only’, the ones not voted out in the 2010 sweep of the US House of Representatives, were not the only ones who had to look to their seats in the upcoming 2012 primaries, House and Senate races. I’ve also...
  • Why Lugar Lost

    05/09/2012 4:35:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana lost his party’s nomination tonight because he had lost touch with the party’s grassroots. Since his election to the Senate in 1976, Lugar had cut a profile as a moderate Republican: He had supported the ethanol mandate, backed the Brady Bill, and opposed the Iraq surge. In previous cycles, Republicans had forgiven Lugar his ideological transgressions, but in recent years, he had become more brazen. Not only did Lugar support the DREAM Act; he cosponsored it. Not only did he vote for New START, he spoke forcefully in its favor. True, Lugar wasn’t Arlen Specter...
  • Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

    05/08/2012 7:35:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | 05/08/2012 | Tom William
    Sen. Richard Lugar, the third longest-serving member of the Senate, went down to a primary defeat tonight to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary. State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by tea partiers and conservative campaign groups outside the state, ousted Lugar in Indiana’s GOP primary, the Associated Press projected. Mourdock will face Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly in November. In Lugar, the Senate would lose one of its few remaining members with a habit of bipartisanship. In Mourdock, Lugar has been unseated by a mild-mannered, twice-elected statewide official who wants to eliminate five federal departments and cut more spending...
  • Dick Lugar: Tea party trespassed on my farm (erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on primary eve)

    05/07/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/07/2012 | By DAVID CATANESE
    FRANKFORT, Ind. — Sen. Dick Lugar is accusing tea party members of trespassing on his family farm and erecting ‘Retire Lugar’ signs on the eve of the Senate primary. The six-term Republican incumbent said Monday he was alerted by his son that members of the Owen County tea party climbed over a fence at his Marion County farm to take down his campaign signs and put up their own. “[They] had their pictures taken in front of a sign that said, ‘Dick Lugar, tree farmer of the year, 2003,’” Lugar said during a stop at an assisted living facility, speaking...
  • There are no winners in war against moderates

    05/05/2012 3:57:17 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 54 replies
    http://www.kearneyhub.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Cokie and Steven Roberts
    Former Republican Rep. Tom Davis told The Hill newspaper: “The middle is getting squeezed,” but his comment vastly understates the crisis in the capital. Activists in both parties have declared war on moderates. The ideological gap between the two parties is widening rapidly. Paralysis is pervasive. Political scientist Keith Poole of the University of Georgia, who studies voting patterns, told the National Journal: “We are clearly as conflicted as we’ve been since 1905. The parties are, I think, completely dysfunctional and incapable of acting on major policy.” The National Journal reports that as recently as 1999, more than half of...
  • In Indiana, tea party rattles a career of political pragmatism

    05/05/2012 9:00:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2012 | Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The tea party upstart who is trying to dislodge one of the U.S. Senate's most respected Republicans is about to cry.Minutes into his stump speech at the annual Lincoln Day Dinner here, as hundreds of Republicans poke at chicken and mini-potatoes, Richard Mourdock chokes up, his voice cracking over the sound system, all the way to the bar at the back of the room."Honestly, as I look at our nation's capital, I feel more frustrated with Republicans than Democrats," says Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer. But "bipartisanship has taken us to the brink of bankruptcy. It...
  • Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race [Lugar Endorsed by McCain & Daniels]

    05/05/2012 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 05, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    Rick Santorum Backs Richard Mourdock in Indiana Senate Race By Shushannah Walshe | ABC OTUS News Rick Santorum has weighed in on the fierce primary battle in the Indiana senate race. The former presidential candidate tweeted his support of State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over longtime Sen. Dick Lugar. @RickSantorum: I encourage Hoosiers to help GOTV for @RichardMourdock. If I lived in Indiana he'd have my vote in Tuesday's #INSen race. Lugar has held the seat since 1976, but Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock is waging a serious challenge and is leading in state polls. Mourdock also has the backing of...
  • Lugar makes last-ditch appeal for support from Indiana Democrats, independents in GOP primary

    05/04/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 48 replies
    The Republic ^ | Last Updated: May 04, 2012 - 12:58 pm | TOM LoBIANCO
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Sen. Richard Lugar is asking Democrats and independents to cross party lines and save him next week in the political fight of his life. The six-term senator said Friday he needs votes from outside his own party if he is to survive Tuesday's GOP primary. Recent polling has shown Lugar trailing tea party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Lugar told reporters he is best suited to represent Jewish and female Hoosiers along with ethnic minorities.
  • Video: Dick Lugar Abandons Gun Rights

    05/04/2012 8:12:01 AM PDT · by Big Labor Hater · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-3-12 | National Association for Gun Rights
    Radio ad running in Indiana highlighting Republican Dick Lugar's anti-record.
  • It’s starting to look like it's over for Dick Lugar

    05/02/2012 12:35:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 05/02/2012 | BY STEVE KORNACKI
    It sure doesn’t look like Richard Lugar is long for the political world. The news that the major super PAC supporting his candidacy is bailing on him a week before the Republican primary reinforces a growing consensus that the six-term Indiana senator will likely be defeated next Tuesday by his conservative challenger, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Under one scenario, this could be a fortuitous development for Democrats, since Lugar, with his broad popularity outside the Republican Party, would probably defeat the Democratic candidate, Rep. Joe Donnelly, with ease. By contrast, Democrats are hopeful they could exploit Mourdock’s Tea Party politics...
  • Why conservatives should oppose the renomination of Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana.

    05/02/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | Joshua Foxworth
    With all the attention being paid to the Presidential race, not much national press has been dedicated to some of the early Senate primaries. Three Republican Senate primaries have been held to date in states with solid Democratic incumbents: Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The Republicans have seen a guaranteed incumbent victory in Mississippi, and are now moving on to the Indiana primary. This makes the Indiana Senate race the first election this year in which an incumbent Senator has a valid chance of losing his seat in the primary. From a conservative point of view, the case against Senator Lugar...
  • We are within 1 point - Mourdock surging!--Indiana Senate Race (TPX) [Sarah Palin Endorses]

    04/28/2012 5:09:15 AM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | 04/27/2012 | Sal Russo
    Dear Tea Party Supporters,We have received word from the Richard Mourdock for Indiana U.S. Senate campaign that they are within 1 POINT of RINO Sen. Dick Lugar!   Just 3 weeks ago, we were 6 points down in the race so we are surging at just the right time.  . There are only 12 days left until Tea Party Express-endorsed State Treasurer Richard Mourdock faces Obama’s “Favorite” Republican, Senator Dick Lugar, in the Indiana U.S. Senate Primary.  We need your support to make sure that Mourdock continues his surge in the polls.  . Here is our new TV ad that...
  • Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points (Whoo Hoooooo)

    04/28/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 62 replies
    http://www.wfpl.org ^ | APRIL 26, 2012 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out that Citizens United is backing Mourdock in the May 8 primary, however. Both candidates have seen their favorable numbers plummet and the nastiness is expected to increase with less than two weeks left. From Politico: The Club for Growth has just reserved another $421,000 of...
  • Sarah Palin: Mourdock For Indiana

    04/27/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Friday April 27, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    I join commonsense conservatives in endorsing Richard Mourdock to be the next Senator from Indiana. Conservatives of all stripes are uniting behind Richard Mourdock. It’s not just Indiana that benefits from sending the right Senator to serve for the right reasons; the nation as a whole benefits, and that is one reason why the eyes of so many around the nation are focused on the Indiana race.   Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate who will fight for the Hoosier State, uphold our Constitution, and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent...
  • Lugar’s struggles increase as Tea Party’s other targets fall

    04/10/2012 7:26:23 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 10, 2012 | Cameron Joseph
    The Tea Party has lost a number of its top election targets this year, leaving Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) to emerge as public enemy No. 1 for national conservative groups — and poll numbers suggest they could get their man. Groups including the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, Tea Party-affiliated FreedomWorks and the National Rifle Association have increasingly prioritized defeating Lugar, and social-conservative groups like Gary Bauer’s Campaign for Working Families and the Eagle Forum have endorsed Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R), Lugar’s primary opponent. Mourdock remains largely unknown to voters, but in a recent poll he trailed Lugar...
  • Lugar super PAC readies $100,000 attack in primary

    03/31/2012 9:14:29 AM PDT · by Qbert · 8 replies
    AP via Journal Gazette ^ | 3/31/2012 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS – A super PAC supporting Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar will spend next week attacking his Republican primary opponent and a separate super PAC as outside groups begin playing a greater role in Indiana’s Republican primary. Hoosiers for Economic Growth and Jobs posted the ad online Friday, ripping the anti-tax Club for Growth for supporting state Treasurer Richard Mourdock’s campaign. The super PAC is spending $100,000 to air the ad on Indianapolis television stations next week. “A Super PAC is attacking another Super PAC for being a ‘special interest,’ and attacking a former congressman who is not a candidate in...
  • Polls show Sen. Lugar in trouble in GOP primary

    03/19/2012 7:02:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/19/2012 | Rick Moran
    Two polls -- neither one from unbiased sources -- show that Senator Dick Lugar's re-election campaign is in big trouble. Politico: _____________________ Richard Mourdock has closed within single digits of Sen. Dick Lugar in the Indiana GOP Senate primary race, according to a pair of polls commissioned by groups seeking to oust the six-term incumbent. Both polls -- one paid for by Citizens United, the other by Rep. Joe Donnelly's campaign -- produced the same result: Lugar ahead by just 6 points, 45 percent to 39 percent. The Citizens United-Wenzel Strategies survey last week of likely primary voters shared first...
  • Indiana: Dick Lugar Ruled Ineligible to Vote

    03/15/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 63 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 15, 2012 | Kyle Trygstad
    Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is facing a highly competitive GOP primary challenge, today was ruled ineligible to vote in his home precinct, the Indianapolis Star reported. The Marion County Election Board voted 2-1 along party lines that Lugar and his wife, Charlene, who own a home in Virginia, had effectively abandoned their residence in the county and therefore could no longer vote there. Only the panel’s lone Republican voted to let the Lugars keep their eligibility. The newspaper, however, cited election board attorneys who said the Lugars could resubmit voter registrations using an address of a family member or...
  • Oops: Dick Lugar ruled ineligible to vote in Indiana due to lack of residency

    03/15/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Tina Korbe
    A rare case in which Democratic shenanigans might end up helping tea partiers. The Election Board has voted 2-1 along party lines to find Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican, and his wife ineligible to vote in their former home precinct. The two Democrats found that the Lugars abandoned that residence and no longer reside there. However, according to Election Board attorneys, there may be an easy fix — the Lugars could submit new voter registrations that are based on a physical address in the county with which they currently have a connection. That could be a family member’s home or,...
  • Tea Partiers Challenge Lugar Residency (Indiana RINO)

    02/15/2012 10:53:34 AM PST · by Abathar · 32 replies · 1+ views
    theindychannel.com ^ | February 15, 2012 | Uncredited
    NDIANAPOLIS -- An Indiana tea party group is accusing U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of voter fraud and wants him removed from the ballot. Hoosiers for Conservative Senate is asking Gov. Mitch Daniels to act on a complaint over Lugar's residency that was filed in November. The tea party umbrella group supports state Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the GOP primary that poses Lugar's toughest election challenge in years. Mourdock held a news conference Wednesday morning in front of the northwest side home that Lugar uses as a voting residence, even though he sold the home in 1977.
  • GOP Senator: Tea Party Challenges 'Killed Off' Chances for Republican Majority in Senate

    12/26/2011 6:50:49 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 44 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | December 25th | Madeleine Morgenstern
    <p>Sen. Dick Lugar said challenges by Tea Party candidates are partly to blame for the Republicans not having a majority in the Senate.</p> <p>“Republicans lost the seats before in Nevada and New Jersey for example and Colorado where there were people who claimed that they wanted somebody who was more of their Tea Party aspect, but in doing so they killed off the Republican chances for majority,” he said. “This is one of the reasons why we have a minority in the Senate right now.”</p>
  • Senate Republicans call on House to pass payroll tax extension (RINOS)

    12/19/2011 1:10:18 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19,2011 | Daniel Strauss
    A trio of Senate Republicans on Monday strongly urged House Republicans to embrace the payroll tax cut extension bill passed in the Senate over the weekend. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) joined Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) and Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) in calling for the House GOP to back the two-month extension, which overwhelmingly passed the Senate by a vote of 89-10 on Saturday. All three senators are up for reelection in 2012. "There is no question we need to extend the payroll tax cut and unemployment insurance for the entire year," Heller said in a statement. "The American people deserve...
  • 10 most vulnerable U.S. senators in 2012

    10/24/2011 9:24:16 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 28 replies · 1+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | October 20, 2011 | Source: thewesternworld.com (http://is.gd/6hLSXp)
    1. Ben Nelson, D-Neb. 2. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. 3. Jon Tester, D-Mont. 4. Scott Brown, R-Mass. 5. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah 6. Dick Lugar, R-Ind. 7. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio 8. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. 9. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine 10. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash.
  • NRSC donates to Hatch despite pleas from Tea Party activists (NRSC backs multiple RINOs)

    07/24/2011 10:37:37 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2011-07-21
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee gave $43,100 to Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch’s campaign, despite recent pleas from Tea Party activists that the organization wait until a Republican nominee is selected before supporting a candidate. New filings show that the NRSC also contributed the same amount to Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar, who is also facing a GOP primary challenge. That candidate, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, also enjoys the support of Tea Party activists. A spokesman for the NRSC said its standard practice for the organization to give money to incumbent senators. “The NRSC would not exist were it not...
  • Club for Growth Leader Suggests Lugar Abandon Re-Election Bid

    04/23/2011 8:07:13 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 2011-04-19 | Shira Toeplitz
    Club for Growth President Chris Chocola gave six-term Sen. Dick Lugar (R-Ind.) some unsolicited advice Tuesday: Retire. Chocola, a former Congressman from Indiana who served in the House from 2003 to 2007, told ABC’s “Top Line” that his fiscally conservative organization is considering getting involved in Lugar’s 2012 re-election campaign in the Hoosier State. The club has already met with Lugar’s primary opponent, state Treasurer Richard Mourdock (R). “We are looking at that race very closely,” Chocola said. “We do have some concerns about Sen. Lugar and his service. We think it would probably be best if he would retire...
  • LUGAR: Sweet deal for Big Sugar

    04/01/2011 7:44:21 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2011 | Sen. Richard Lugar
    The collapse of communism brought an end to many of the world’s command-and-control economic systems and central planning by government bureaucrats. But a notable exception is the United States government’s sugar program. A complicated system of marketing allotments, price supports, purchase guarantees, quotas and tariffs that only a Soviet apparatchik could love, the U.S. sugar program has actually lasted longer than the Soviet Union itself. It imposes a hidden tax of billions of dollars annually on consumers and businesses and has destroyed thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs. It substitutes the federal government for the private sector in basic decisions about...
  • Rubio: America looks weak on Libya -- and Russia and China are enjoying it

    03/17/2011 2:19:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 27 replies
    foreignpolicy.com ^ | March 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) lashed out at the Obama administration's Libya policy on Thursday, saying that the United States looked weak and naďve in hoping that the U.N. Security Council would act to protect the Libyan people. "The United States, quite frankly, looks weak in this endeavor, it looks unwilling to act," he said at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Thursday, highlighting that Britain, France, the Arab League, and the Libyan opposition are all calling on the United States to support stronger measures to stop Libyan leader Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi's assault on rebels and civilians. "The president...
  • Lugar to Tea Party: "Get real" (RINO attacks Tea Party over START, his support for Obama)

    02/11/2011 7:26:26 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    (snip) Among other criticisms, Tea Party activists have taken Lugar to task for supporting the new START nuclear arms treaty with Russia, claiming the U.S. is giving up too much and Russia is not giving up enough. "I've been working systematically for 20 years going to Russia trying to help direct a situation in which we're taking warheads off of missiles every day, destroying missiles that were aimed at us; destroying submarines that carried misslies up and down our coast," said Lugar. "I've got to say 'Get real'. I hear Tea Party or other people talking about they were against...
  • Key senators laud Obama ‘clean energy’ push (RINOs Graham, Lugar join Dems in supporting Obama plan)

    01/27/2011 7:47:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-01-26 | Darren Goode
    President Obama’s call for Congress to pass a mandate that includes both traditional renewable energy sources like wind and solar as well as GOP favorites nuclear and “clean coal” may be the driver needed to bang through the most aggressive and politically feasible means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions on Capitol Hill this Congress. Obama set a new goal in his speech Tuesday night, calling for 80 percent of U.S. electricity to stem from “clean energy” sources by 2035. “Some folks want wind and solar. Others want nuclear, clean coal, and natural gas,” Obama said. “To meet this goal, we...
  • New START treaty: Victory for Russia, bad strategy for U.S.

    01/06/2011 3:40:22 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | January 6, 2011 | Carla Harper
    In spite of the Administration’s insistence that the New START does not constrain testing, development or deployment of U.S. missile defense programs, the Russians believe that it does and they point specifically to the text of the treaty. In a recent article from The Voice of Russia , Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the Russian parliament International Affairs arm says “…The first thing is that our American colleagues do not recognize the legal force of the treaty’s preamble. The preamble sets a link between strategic offensive arms and defensive arms. . .” Alexei Arbatov, a member of the Carnegie Scientific Council,...
  • Tea Party leaders not swayed by Dick Lugar meeting (his bid for 7th term will have opposition)

    01/05/2011 2:07:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 01/05/2011 | Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Hoping to head off a primary challenge from the right, Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana, sat down with Tea Party leaders last month but did little to persuade them of his conservative credentials. The two-hour meeting, which took place over breakfast on Dec. 13th at a Marriott hotel in downtown Indianapolis, was described by participants on both sides as "cordial," but the Tea Party activists left vowing to oppose Lugar's bid for a seventh term. "The Senator said he hoped he could earn the support of the Tea Party, and that he is conservative," said Greg Fettig, the...
  • Jack Colwell: START a big victory for Lugar (RINO Barf alert)

    01/04/2011 10:08:49 AM PST · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Howey Politics Indiana ^ | 1/4/2011 | Jack Colwell
    SOUTH BEND - Republican leaders in the Senate, anxious to hinder President Obama, no matter the cost, turned what they could have hailed as a Republican success into a major victory for the president, a stinging defeat for them.      Ratification of the New START treaty is really a victory for a Republican senator, Indiana’s Richard G. Lugar, a leader in the fight for ratification of the treaty with Russia for mutual reduction of nuclear warheads.      Ratification is really a victory also for the dozen other Republican senators who put country ahead of divisive politics and provided the needed...
  • Tea Party Group Reveals Republican Targets For 2012 (RINOs Lugar, Corker, Hatch, Snowe, Brown)

    12/29/2010 12:05:57 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 269 replies · 195+ views
    (RTTNews) - A prominent Tea Party group sent a message to members on Monday identifying five current Republican Senators that they intend to target in 2012. Tea Party Nation named Sens. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, Scott Brown, R-Mass., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., as Republicans that need to be sent into retirement, accusing them of being Republicans In Name Only, or RINOs. The message cited Lugar's vote against a ban on earmarks as well as a his votes in favor of the DREAM Act and the START Treaty. Hatch was also criticized for being a "pork...
  • Once Earmark Junkies, GOP Tries to Kick Habit

    12/21/2010 6:35:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 21, 2010 | Byron York
    When Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill recently went to war over the budget, press coverage suggested that pork-barrel earmark spending is still a bipartisan problem, that after months of self-righteous rhetoric about fiscal discipline, both parties remain equal-opportunity earmarkers. It's not true. A new analysis by a group of federal-spending watchdogs shows a striking imbalance between the parties when it comes to earmark requests. Democrats remain raging spenders, while Republicans have made enormous strides in cleaning up their act. In the Senate, the GOP made only one-third as many earmark requests as Democrats for the still-unpassed 2011 budget, and...
  • GREEN MAKE BELIEVE: Van Jones Admits Left is “PRETENDING” Need for Regulations

    12/21/2010 4:43:20 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 9 replies
    GREEN MAKE BELIEVE: Van Jones Admits Left is “PRETENDING” Need for Regulations And Cap & Trade in Green Movement http://www.theblaze.com/stories/green-make-believe-van-jones-admits-left-is-pretending-need-for-regulations-and-cap-trade-in-green-movement/
  • Another Act of Treachery By Senator Dick Lugar, And the Political Imbalance in the Senate

    12/20/2010 6:00:35 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 12/20/10 | Daniel
    Richard Lugar has become the leader of the rampaging RINOs.  Ever since the November electoral repudiation of liberalism, Lugar has voted for the FDA farm takeover, Amnesty for illegals, and co-sponsored the child nutrition law.  Lugar also opposed the moratorium on earmarks.  He has also been the chief architect of the near confirmation of the START, unilateral disarmament treaty in the Senate.  In fact, he is so incorrigible in his quest to carry water for America's enemies that he even voted against the McCain amendment to the treaty. The McCain amendment would have clarified the language of the treaty to...
  • Tea party movement might spur challenge for Lugar (RINO Lugar disses Tea Party, backs DREAM Act)

    12/01/2010 3:55:32 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 108 replies · 1+ views
    The Indianapolis Star | 2010-11-30 | Mary Beth Schneider
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  • GOP readies for DREAM Act fight

    11/23/2010 9:20:06 AM PST · by Qbert · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/22/2010 | Scott Wong
    Senate Republicans and their conservative allies are sharpening their attacks on the proposed DREAM Act that would provide a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants, declaring it would give “amnesty” to millions — some of them criminals. The legislation, which would apply to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, has been overshadowed by other big-ticket items on the lame-duck congressional calendar. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are now pushing for votes on it this year. Already, GOP staffers have begun circulating to senators and conservative groups a white paper...
  • High Court Nominee Kagan May Get Support From Republicans (EPIC FAIL ALERT)

    05/31/2010 10:21:09 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 2,327+ views
    Business Week / Bloomberg | 2010-06-01 | Laura Litvan
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  • Lugar will back Johnsen (RINO ALERT)

    04/28/2009 6:06:39 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 9 replies · 448+ views
    Journal Gazette of Indiana ^ | 28 April 2009 | Sylvia A Smith
    Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., said Tuesday he will support the nomination of an Indiana University law professor to head the Obama administration’s internal law office. He is the first Republican to publicly declare his backing for Dawn Johnsen, whose selection to head the Office of Legal Counsel has grown into a fight about abortion rights and counterterrorism practices. Some Republicans have promised to try to block Johnsen’s confirmation either because of her support for abortion rights or because she criticized the legal justification used by the Bush administration for the torture of detainees. Lugar’s support does not guarantee the Senate...
  • Graham says Obama has his back on climate bill (Kerry has "definite Republican votes") (barf!)

    12/05/2009 2:37:50 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies · 3,017+ views
    Sen. Lindsey Graham may be under fire from conservatives back home in South Carolina. But the Republican got a personal assurance from President Obama yesterday that the White House is supporting his efforts to craft a sweeping Senate energy and global warming bill. “The president told me personally he was very open, that nuclear power would be part of the mix, that clean coal would be part of the mix, that he’s for offshore drilling in a responsible way,” Graham said today in describing his Oval Office meeting with Obama. “But we have to have a price on carbon,...
  • Senator's Wife Charged With DWI; Police say Lugar's wife hit parked car

    11/19/2009 11:14:05 AM PST · by John W · 33 replies · 2,017+ views
    nbcwashington.com ^ | November 19, 2009 | Jim Iovino
    The wife of the most senior Republican in the Senate was arrested Wednesday night after her vehicle struck a parked car. Police said Indiana Sen. Dick Lugar's wife, Charlene, drove her car into the parked vehicle just after 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in their McLean, Va., neighborhood. No injuries were reported.
  • Why are we subsidizing Russian companies on energy? (outrageous)

    07/06/2009 5:30:41 PM PDT · by pissant · 11 replies · 365+ views
    Hot air ^ | 7/6/09 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration and the Democrats insist that the money the government gets from cap-and-trade will benefit the creation of clean-energy initiatives in the US, making us the world leader. If so, someone should tell Senators Evan Bayh and Dick Lugar. The two have partnered on earmarks that will subsidize a Russian company in the engineering and production of lithium-ion batteries: The Indiana lawmakers have secured $6.5 million in congressional earmarks for Ener1, Inc., and have talked up the company’s efforts to secure a slice of nearly $3 billion in two Energy Department programs offering grants and loans as part...
  • More Testosterone: Dick Lugar Or Elizabeth Edwards? (Melanie Morgans Slams Weaselly RINOs Alert)

    06/28/2007 10:23:45 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies · 622+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 06/29/2007 | Melanie Morgan
    With all the excitement for conservatives (and some liberals) over the decisive smack-down in the United States Senate to kill the amnesty bill, something big was overlooked. This week the news media euphorically cheered on Republican Sens. Dick Lugar and George Voinovich for undercutting our troops in Iraq. Democrat leaders and the media reported Lugar has switched sides and come out against the surge. They certainly got that wrong. NEWS FLASH! Sen. Lugar opposed the surge from the get-go. There was no change in policy for Lugar, and the Senator from Indiana to this day still doesn't have a clue...
  • Neocons Blacklisted from State Department?

    01/19/2005 8:19:31 PM PST · by rmlew · 5 replies · 260+ views
    New Sisyphus Blog and National Review Online ^ | January 19, 2005 | NewSisyphus (pseudonym)
    Writing in his Diary at NRO, David Frum reports: "The story is going around Washington that Senate Foreign Relations chairman Richard Lugar handed Condoleezza Rice a list of names of 'neocons' he wanted blacklisted from the Department of State and that Rice assented. If the story is true, you can see how it might signal unscrupulous present and former CIA officials to go even further- even to the extent of jeopardizing secret missions." What Frum is referring to in the second passage is the willingness of anti-Bush officials in the USG to leak secret or classified material--in this case about...
  • Bush Continues to Support UN "Law of The Sea" Treaty

    01/19/2005 6:08:57 PM PST · by w6ai5q37b · 33 replies · 878+ views
    The New American ^ | January 19, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    The Bush administration continues to support Senate ratification of the UN's Convention on the Law of the Sea, which would turn the oceans and their incomprehensible riches over to the world body. During confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State nominee Condoleezza Rice reaffirmed the Bush administration’s plans to seek ratification of the UN’s Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOST). During an exchange with Rice, Senator Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), a noted Republican internationalist, quizzed the nominee about earlier statements she had made in support of ratifying LOST. "In your answers to questions for the...
  • Scandal With No Friends (Iraq Oil for Food Program)

    04/18/2004 11:03:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 685+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 19, 2004 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    WASHINGTON — How fares the multination cover-up of the richest rip-off in world history? Obstruction of justice has never had it so good. Last month, after some badgering in this space and elsewhere, the House International Relations Committee announced it would look into the $5 billion kickback scandal in the United Nations' six-year Iraqi oil-for-food program, the largest humanitarian aid effort ever undertaken. Our State Department, eager for U.N. help in Iraq, wants no revelations of U.N. ineptitude and corruption. It waltzed the committee staff around. Senate Foreign Relations, however, not wanting to be upstaged by its House counterpart, called...
  • Law of The Sea By Dark of Night

    03/03/2004 2:42:03 AM PST · by kattracks · 29 replies · 449+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 3/03/04 | Paul M. Weyrich
    A veteran Hill staffer remarked to me last week that for the first time since the 2002 elections she misses Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC). Helms finished his Senate career as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after having been chairman for several terms. The new Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee is Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), a veteran of 28 years in the Senate. Lugar has waited a long time to become Chairman. Following the 1986 elections he attempted to get his colleagues to dump Helms, who had shifted from being Chairman of the Agriculture Committee to Ranking...