Having read and heard a great deal about Romney’s Cranbrook hazing story today, at first I sort of agreed with Greg Sargent that it was an insignificant incident, happened when he was a teenager, etc. But I’d then have to ask Sargent and others: Did you really ever do anything like that?
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 9, 2012 1:15 pm|
Lugar’s loss has basically guaranteed that the Republican senate caucus will be more unified, partisan and less compromising. At a minimum the Republicans lost the moderate Lugar, who was willing to reach deals. But bipartisanship can also undermine democratic accountability.
|By: TBogg Wednesday May 9, 2012 7:45 am|
Dick Lugar’s career was abruptly ended last night by people who are conducting a relentless and extreme purge. And as Tom Hanks said, The Godfather is the answer to everything.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 8, 2012 1:05 pm|
Today has turned into a remarkably eventful May 8th primary. Significant contested elections are currently taking place in Indiana, North Carolina, and Wisconsin. Key contests to watch are Sen. Dick Lugar’s primary in Indiana, North Carolina’s anti-gay Amendment One, and the Wisconsin Democratic primary to determine who will oppose Scott Walker in his recall election.
|By: Jon Walker Monday May 7, 2012 11:30 am|
Tomorrow is primary day in Indiana, and things are looking very bad for long time incumbent Republican Senator Dick Lugar. Lugar is trailing in the polls and is facing a serious primary challenge from State Treasurer Richard Mourdock who has the backing of the Tea Party and some of biggest spending conservative groups, including the Club for Growth and the National Rifle Association.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday May 2, 2012 10:15 am|
Things appear to be looking up for Senate Democrats. While this year will be inherently very tough for Senate Democrats — they have 23 seats to defend compared to the Republicans who have only 10 seats up this year — the Democrats recently received several pieces of good news. Earlier this year there seemed to be a very good chance Republicans could take over the chamber, but recently that has begun to seem a more remote possibility.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 20, 2012 11:45 am|
Only a few Republican senators have to worry about Democrats forcing them to make tough votes before the election