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Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

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Commentary: Lugar on Congress: Part Godfather, part Animal House

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Richard Lugar says his friends in the U.S. Senate would have two words for people who wonder why Congress can’t once again be the deliberative, dignified and, well, functional place it once was. “Get real,” Lugar says the men and women with whom he once shared the Senate floor […]

Commentary: Richard Lugar and Iraq, revisited

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Commentary: Richard Lugar and Iraq, revisited

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps leaving public service has been liberating for Richard Lugar. A man whose personal devotion to prudence was almost a matter of religious observance, Lugar was always cautious about what he said while he was in office. Perhaps that was a result of spending so much of his life […]

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Applications for Lugar Series due by Aug. 1

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The application deadline for the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series is Aug. 1. This marks the 25th anniversary of the series, which seeks to train Republican women to be leaders in their communities by encouraging, mentoring, and preparing them for new levels of personal achievement and […]

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Lugar series is accepting applications from GOP women

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Women from the around the state are invited to apply for the 2014-2015 class of The Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. The program provides training, experience, skills and mentors to women interested in public service and helps them to build a political network. In its 25th […]

Commentary: Ukraine, the moment we could use Lugar

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Commentary: Ukraine, the moment we could use Lugar

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the chest-thumping and hand-wringing among our nation’s political class grows in response to the situation in Ukraine, I find myself thinking of a conversation I had with former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind. Lugar and I talked in early December 2001, less than three months after the 9/11 […]

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Former Sen. Lugar gets nation’s highest civilian honor

By Jacie Shoaf TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama on Wednesday presented former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana with the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation’s highest civilian award – during a ceremony at the White House. Lugar, who represented Indiana in the Senate for more than three decades, “put country above party […]

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Indiana Chamber honors Lugar, others at annual dinner

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former Sen. Richard Lugar won the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Government Leader of the Year award on Tuesday night, even though the Republican was ousted from office in 2012. Lugar – who lost in last year’s GOP primary to Richard Mourdock, who then lost to Democrat Joe Donnelly – served […]

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Commentary: Richard Mourdock’s rapid rise and fast fall

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard not to feel some sympathy for Richard Mourdock right now. A year ago at this time, Mourdock was a rising star in the Republican Party and the national political firmament. He’d earned national notice as Indiana’s state treasurer – not the easiest thing to do – and […]

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Commentary: Strife in GOP party over tax cut plan

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – We are about to see another episode of “Family Feud” in the Indiana political theater. Just days after the Indiana General Assembly came back for the second part of its 2013 legislative session – the part where the hard work gets done – the conservative advocacy group Americans for […]

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New Sen. Joe Donnelly says spending cuts must be next on congressional agenda

Radio report Newly-minted Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly says he plans on working with a moderate group of senators to reduce the nation’s spending. Tim Grimes of TheStatehouseFile dot com reports: By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In this first news conference as a senator, Democrat Joe Donnelly of Indiana told reporters Thursday that Congress […]

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