Richard Lugar

  • Richard Lugar
    June 3, 2014   BY Domenico Montanaro 

    In Mississippi tonight, a veteran lawmaker could be knocked off by a rebel primary challenger. If that sounds familiar, that’s because it is. Before Sen. Thad Cochran, 76, who is at risk of losing tonight, there was Sen. Richard Lugar in Indiana. Just two years ago, the then-34-year-serving Republican heavyweight lost to Richard Mourdock, a tea-party and outside group-backed conservative. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2012   BY Hari Sreenivasan  

    The Doubleheader is ready for your weekend viewing pleasure. Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the surprise results in the Senate race in Indiana this week and the consequences. In our lighter politics of … Continue reading

  • May 9, 2012  

    Indiana voters sent Richard Lugar to the U.S. Senate six times, but not again this year. He lost Tuesday to Tea Party-backed state Treasurer Richard Mourdock. Gwen Ifill, Greg Fettig of Hoosiers for a Conservative Senate and political analyst Brian Howey discuss why Lugar lost and preview the race to fill his seat in the Senate. Continue reading

  • April 13, 2012  

    The Senate’s most senior Republican, Richard Lugar is under pressure from within his own party to retire or be denied another term. At 80 years old, even Lugar seems slightly baffled about his political detractors. Gwen Ifill reports on the veteran senator’s coming primary challenge on May 8. Continue reading

  • July 10, 2007  

    The Senate is considering amendments that would set a deadline for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The NewsHour reports on the debate. Continue reading

  • July 6, 2007  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s news, including President Bush’s decision to commute I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence, and Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls’ second quarter fund-raising results. Continue reading

  • November 30, 1983  

    Robert MacNeil and Charlayne Hunter Gault report on the battles in Washington going on over violence and instability in Guatemala. Guests include: Elliott Abrams, Robert Goldman, Congressman Tom Harkin of Iowa, and Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana. Continue reading