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Topic - Richard G. Lugar
If President Obama wants to get anything done in his second term in the White House, he needs to cut a deal with House Speaker John A. Boehner on the "fiscal cliff," Rep. Tom Cole said Sunday.
When the new Congress cranks up in January, there will be more women, many new faces and 11 fewer tea party-backed House Republicans from the class of 2010 who sought a second term.
The State Department on Wednesday said Tuesday's election results don't change Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's plans to step down.
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock apologized Wednesday to anyone who misinterpreted his statement during a Tuesday night debate that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen," but the move did little to quell the drumbeat of Democrats quickly trying to tie the comments to Mitt Romney, who recently taped an ad endorsing Mr. Mourdock.
Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea-party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he beat longtime GOP Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the May primary. Though Mr. Mourdock eventually won their support — and money — he could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."
The voice on the line was warm, proud, reassuring, a voice that holds your hand and looks you in the eye. "Barack Obama," it said, "wants to be your president."
President Obama leads polls in Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts but that has not yet translated into strong support for Democrats in those states' crucial Senate races.
Senate Republicans will jump into Indiana's pitched Senate battle this week, responding to a Democratic ad-buy with one of their own as they seek control of the Senate in November.
Killing time before Mitt Romney's campaign rally in New Hampshire this week, GOP activist Paul Clark shared the story of how some tea party activists in the crowd had assured him that they would vote for the presumptive GOP nominee come Election Day.
Persuading Massachusetts voters to elect a Republican to a full U.S. Senate term isn't easy, and it has left Sen. Scott P. Brown blazing a lonely trail in Washington, where he's spent much of the year voting with Democrats — or bucking both parties altogether.
Anti-establishment Republicans are gunning for the GOP nod in primaries for Senate seats in Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin on Tuesday, in what is the last major test for tea partyers and their allies before November.
If Dan Liljenquist falls short in Tuesday's Utah Republican Senate primary, it won't be for a lack of trying. The former state senator has waged a no-holds-barred campaign against six-term incumbent Sen. Orrin G. Hatch.
Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld criticized the U.N.'s Law of the Sea Treaty as a potential burden on U.S. companies, just hours after six four-star military officers had hailed the treaty as a key diplomatic tool.
President Obama's nominee for U.S. ambassador to Iraq impressed Republican senators in a confirmation hearing this week, but his key critic, Sen. John McCain, remains skeptical of his ability to handle America's biggest and most-expensive embassy.
Establishment Republicans in Washington are rallying around former Rep. Christopher Shays in his bid to become the party's Senate nominee in Connecticut this fall, arguing that he is the party's best chance to seize the seat of retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman.
Mr. Lugar, though, told The Washington Times last month he has told Democrats he is not going to be working with them on such a broad bill this year, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who has been working on legislation, has sounded less optimistic in recent weeks.
Mr. Lugar told The Washington Times last month he would not be working with Democrats on writing a broad bill this year, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, the South Carolina Republican who has been working with Democrats on legislation, has sounded less optimistic in recent weeks.