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Opinion: Put Career Politicians on the Endangered Species List

Thursday, May 24, 2012

That Lugar, who ran unopposed six years ago and collected 87 percent of the vote in 2006 was tossed out by a Tea Party candidate last week should send shockwaves to every incumbent politician on the ballot this November. Why?

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Lugar Loses Primary to Tea Party-backed Challenger

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Republican Senator Dick Lugar of Indiana has been in the Senate for more than 35 years and until this election cycle, he had not once been forced to run a primary campaign. But Indiana voters cast their ballot yesterday in a high-profile GOP primary contest that pitted Sen. Lugar against Tea Party-backed challenger Richard Mourdock. We get election results and speak with Robert Draper, author of “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives,” on the Tea Party in 2012.

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NY Money Fuels Hottest Congressional Races

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

New York, home of the country’s money and media establishment, generally likes incumbents. But they also turn out in force in hotly contested Congressional races when there are big names in play.

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Opinion: Political Climate Hotter, with Less Snowe

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Her retirement adds yet another great moderate to the pile of those who have left Capitol Hill citing deep partisan rancor.

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