13 Days to Election Day: Indiana
There is a whole slate of races on the Indiana ballot this year. As regards the presidential election, Indiana barely gave the state to Obama in 2008- by less than 29,000 votes. In politics, that is not a difficult number to flip to the other side. And that is what will happen in Indiana this year. In 2004, Kerry won only four counties- LaPorte, Lake, | Read More »
Lugar Endorser “Lunch Pail Republicans” Receives 100% of Funding from Left-leaning Union PAC
The Dick Lugar campaign recently trumpeted its endorsement from the Lunch Pail Republicans, expressing “gratitude” to the new organization for it support. The Lunch Pail Republicans committee claims to be comprised of “Indiana Republicans” striving to return Indiana to “traditional core Republican values that used to define who we are.” Extensive research suggests both claims are a distortion of the truth! According to the organization’s | Read More »
Around the U.S. in 50 Days: Indiana, Part 1
On one level, things should get back to normal in Indiana in 2012; that is, their red state status should come shining through. Unlike its industrial Rust Belt neighbors- Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan- Indiana showed a 5.6% increase in population over the decade- not enough to gain a seat, but neither do they lose a seat in the House. It needs to be mentioned that | Read More »
John Danforth in Wrong About the RINOs
Recently, reports have been circulating in the Capitol Hill newspapers that conservatives are planning to challenge Dick Lugar and other RINOs in 2012. Last week, former Missouri Senator John Danforth gave the following assessment of a potential primary challenge to Lugar: “If Dick Lugar, having served five terms in the U.S. Senate and being the most respected person in the Senate and the leading authority | Read More »
End of the Cuba Embargo?
Very possibly. From Fausta: Cuba: U.S. Embargo to End? The Fifth Summit of the Americas is coming up next week, on April 17-19 in Trinidad-Tobago. The Summit’s theme is “Securing Our Citizens’ Future by Promoting Human Prosperity, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability.” It will be interesting to watch what the Obama administration has planned for the Summit regarding Cuba. As readers may recall, last February | Read More »
Any Republican that goes to work for Obama will be put on the list
If any of these sacks of *hit go work for Obama thenI would not consider them Republicans any longer.”Obama is thinking about bringing GOP Sens. Chuck Hagel and Dick Lugar on board, according to sources close to the president-elect.Hagel, R-Nebraska, is a Vietnam War veteran and fierce critic of the Bush administration’s handling of the Iraq war.Lugar, R-Indiana, is minority leader of the Foreign Relations | Read More »
Is an Ethanol Pipeline Even Necessary?
Senators Harkin (D-Iowa) and Lugar (R-Indiana) have introduced legislation to encourage the construction of a dedicated ethanol pipeline from the Midwest to the Eastern seaboard. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, appears to have endorsed the concept of a dedicated pipeline and says that he “will work in the [Senate] Finance Committee to see that this proposal is included in the | Read More »