With polls showing the movement's popularity sagging, tea party members from across the country are warning that anyone who thinks they are sleeping in 2012 is in for a rude awakening come Election Day, when they plan to pick up where they left off in 2010 by bolstering their voices for limited government on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Richard G. Lugar, facing a tough battle for renomination in his own party next year, said Republicans could lose his seat in Indiana if he isn't the nominee.
He has served six terms in the Senate and won his last race with 87 percent of the vote, but that hasn't prevented Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar from emerging as perhaps the most vulnerable Republican senator of the 2012 election cycle. And the big danger is coming from Mr. Lugar's right flank.
The Obama administration and Sen. John F. Kerry are pushing for Senate ratification of the controversial Law of the Sea Treaty amid heightened tensions over Chinese maritime aggressiveness stemming from the 1982 pact.
Once upon a time, summertime was camp-meeting time all over Indiana, but now not quite so much. Nevertheless, it's a season for politicians to hit the sawdust trail in search of something that passes for the old-time religion. Judgment Day is at hand.
Nevada's Dean Heller was sworn in Monday as a senator to replace the embattled John Ensign, who resigned amid a Senate Ethics Committee investigation stemming from an extramarital affair he had with a campaign aide.
Rep. Joe Donnelly, Indiana Democrat, will announce on Monday that he is seeking the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Richard G. Lugar, a Republican.
Richard Lugar was President Nixon's favorite mayor when he was back home in Indiana, and now he's President Obama's favorite senator. And why not? He represents a mostly red state but his heart bleeds true blue.
The tea party movement that helped elect dozens of fiscal conservatives in 2010 to give Republicans control of the House is already mobilizing and recruiting candidates in a bid to take over the Senate next year as well.