Hillary Clinton played “bad cop” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and the piano with Bono in South Africa. She talked about technology over Lithuanian beer, and about wildlife conservation in Russia to get President Vladimir Putin’s attention.
Senator Rand Paul, a free-market disciple who prides himself on bucking the Washington establishment, is preparing for a 2016 presidential run by courting the Republican Party’s ultimate insiders: Wall Street bankers and other deep-pocketed donors.
The Tea Party scored a victory in Nebraska’s Republican U.S. Senate primary, a win that groups tied to the limited-government movement are banking will boost momentum heading into the heart of the 2014 nomination calendar.
Defining battles in a Republican Party feud will play out during the next month in primaries that will help determine control of the U.S. Senate and shape the party’s priorities before the 2016 presidential campaign.
Republican Richard Lugar came to Washington known as “Richard Nixon’s favorite mayor,” voted for President Ronald Reagan’s agenda more than any other senator, and is preparing to exit Congress a casualty of the anti-tax Tea Party.
Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana has been ruled ineligible to vote back home, a blow for the six- term Republican facing a Tea Party-backed primary challenger who says the senator is out of touch with his state.
In a southern Indiana banquet room last week, Republicans dined on pork chops, listened to local politicians, then cast an informal vote in a race on all their minds: next year’s re-election bid by six-term Senator Richard Lugar , their party’s senior-most member of Congress.
Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist announced he is backing Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock over U.S. Senator Richard Lugar in the state’s May 8 Republican primary, a blow for the six-term incumbent days before his toughest re-election challenge.