On Tuesday, six-term Republican senator Richard Lugar was ousted in shocking defeat in the Indiana primary to Tea Party activist Richard Mourdock, Indiana state’s treasurer.
Mourdock sent Lugar down in flames as he questioned Lugar's policies on immigration, Supreme Court nominees, the "Dream Act", and bank bailouts. Mourdock said Lugar was "not conservative enough".
Mark J. Perry submits:
The chart above shows that U.S. sugar prices have averaged twice the world price (28.1 cents per pound vs. 14.4 cents) since 1980 (data here), because of tariffs and quotas that restrict the amount of foreign sugar allowed to enter the U.S.
RICHMOND, Va. — As a veteran politician, Virginia Sen. Richard H. Black is no stranger to the grip- and-grin. But this was something extraordinary: a handshake with Syrian President Bashar Assad.
A photo of their encounter in Damascus on Thursday zipped around the world via Twitter, the smiling, silver-haired state senator grasping the hand of a man the White House calls a brutal dictator.
The moment one veteran Republican strategist realized Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) was flailing as a presidential candidate came when he suddenly decided to take on Donald Trump last week at the first presidential debate.
A trio of Veterans groups issued statements slamming U.S. Sen Richard Burr, a Republican from Virginia, for what one organization called a "monumental cheap shot" after Burr wrote an open letter to the groups scolding them for what he saw as a lack of participation in condemning the growing scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.