Richard Mourdock

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  • Financial questions hound treasurer candidates

    Financial questions from years-old deals are dogging two top candidates seeking the Republican nomination for state treasurer and evoking memories of previous intraparty battles.


  • New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner participates in a candidate's forum in New York on Aug. 13, 2013. (Associated Press)

    YOUNG: A double standard in reporting on scandals

    Anthony D. Weiner's scandal highlights the media's disparate treatment of such political circuses. Lost in the firestorm each scandal creates is this key distinction: When Democrats get caught, the media view it as an individual failing; when Republicans slip up, they hold the entire party responsible.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. (Associated Press)

    CURL: Coming in 2016 — a third way for the GOP

    Whatever the Republican Party is doing right now (does anyone have a clue?), one thing is clear: They can’t keep doing what they’ve been doing.


  • House Speaker John A. Boehner says the GOP will make a deal to let the government collect more tax revenue. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Obama, GOP leaders lay down markers on budget deal

    Taking little time to celebrate, President Barack Obama is setting out to leverage his re-election into legislative success in an upcoming showdown with congressional Republicans over taxes, deficits and the impending "fiscal cliff." House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans are willing to consider some form of higher tax revenue as part of the solution — but only "under the right conditions."


  • Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates Oct. 23, 2012, in a debate in New Albany, Ind., with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning. Mourdock, when asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, said "it's something God intended" when a woman is impregnated during a rape. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Politicizing rape

    There's no stopping Democrats out for political blood. Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican locked in a close contest with Democrat Joe Donnelly for a U.S. Senate seat, offered a badly phrased comment about abortion in rape cases during a debate Tuesday.


  • Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes a point during a campaign stop at Jet Machine, a defense contractor, in Cincinnati on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

    Back in Ohio, Romney promises big changes

    Stumping in the state that both campaigns see as critical to the 2012 vote, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney vowed Thursday that he and Rep. Paul Ryan, his running mate, will bring the kind of "big change" to Washington that President Obama promised in 2008 but has failed to deliver over the course of his first term in office.


  • Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican (Associated Press)

    McCain accepts Mourdock's explanation, backs him

    Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, is again backing Indiana's Richard Mourdock for the Senate after Mr. Mourdock explained his remark that pregnancy from rape is "something God intended," a spokesman said Thursday.


  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney speaks Thursday in Cincinnati. A pro-life convert, Mr. Romney is the standard-bearer for a party establishing increasingly absolute opposition to abortion, but he also must appeal to moderate voters to boost his Election Day hopes. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Romney weighs balance with pro-life views

    As the Republican standard-bearer this year, Mitt Romney, a late-in-life convert to the pro-life cause, finds himself at the helm of a party staking out an increasingly absolute opposition to abortion, even as he tries to woo moderate voters he'll need to win on Election Day.


  • Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes a point in Indianapolis on Wednesday, at a news conference at which he sought to clarify what he meant by remarks on rape he made in a debate the night before. (Associated Press)

    Indiana Senate candidate apologizes, explains rape comment

    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.


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