Indiana's congressional delegation welcomes new members WASHINGTON – Todd Young became Indiana’s newest senator Tuesday – with a former boss, Sen. Dick Lugar, watching as he took the oath of office. Jim Banks placed a pair of his combat boots in his new House office as a pledge to work for veterans. 01/3/2017 - 10:07 am | View Link
As senator, Indiana's Bayh spent over $200,000 on taxpayer-funded charters Sen. Dan Coats, whom Bayh replaced, reported two charter flights in his 16 years in the Senate, both in 1989. Sen. Richard Lugar, who served in the Senate for 36 years decades until losing in a 2012 Republican primary, did not report any charter flights ... 09/30/2016 - 10:13 am | View Link
Sen. Richard Lugar defeated in Indiana's GOP primary Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana lost his re-election bid in the state's Republican primary Tuesday, ending the 36-year career of a GOP elder statesman and handing the Tea Party movement its biggest upset victory so far in the 2012 elections. According to the ... 05/9/2012 - 12:32 am | View Link
After Six Terms, Indiana's Lugar Loses Primary Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's 36-year run in the U.S. Senate will soon come to a close. Lugar, 80, lost a challenge by Tea Party favorite Richard Mourdock in Tuesday's primary election. Mourdock, the state's treasurer, had criticized Lugar, saying the ... 05/8/2012 - 1:20 pm | View Link
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President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence for Oscar López Rivera, who fought for Pureto Rican independence and has been imprisoned since 1981. Though he was due to serve 70 years, he will be released on May 17.
Rivera was born in Puerto Rico and lived in Chicago after serving in the Vietnam War, where he earned a Bronze Star but became disillusioned by American imperialism.
President Barack Obama had his audience in tears on Thursday when he surprised his Vice President and “brother” Joe Biden by awarding him the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction, something his three most recent successors reserved for Pope John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan and General Colin Powell.
Obama described Biden as “the best Vice President America’s ever had” and said that selecting Biden as his running mate was “the best possible choice, not just for me but for the American people.” In an interview that aired the same day, Biden told NBC’s Andrea Mitchell of their special relationship—”I don’t like him, I love him,” he said—and recalled that the President had even offered him personal financial help as his family dealt with the illness and subsequent death of Beau Biden.
It’s no secret that the Obama-Biden friendship (and the ones between the First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden and the Obamas’ daughters and Biden’s granddaughters) is a rare one, though they are certainly not the only President and Vice President to share a bond that goes beyond professional obligation.
See the Obama-Biden friendship in photos
A look back at the history of those friendships illustrates just how hard they are to pull off.
(WASHINGTON) — Donald Trump’s choice to head the Interior Department on Tuesday rejected the president-elect’s claim that climate change is a hoax, saying it is indisputable that environmental changes are affecting the world’s temperature and human activity is a major reason.
“I don’t believe it’s a hoax,” Rep. Ryan Zinke told the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee at his confirmation hearing.
“The climate is changing.
Robert De Niro appears to feel that those who are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States are justified.
During a Tuesday appearance on TODAY to promote his new Broadway musical A Bronx Tale, the 73-year-old actor was asked if he thinks the calls to oppose Friday’s inaugural events are “warranted.”
“Yeah, I think they are,” he told anchor Matt Lauer.
Jeffrey Slavin, the mayor of Somerset, Maryland, stirred up controversy in recent days after announcing he’d resign from the established Woodmont Country Club because other members did not want President Obama considered for membership. Some have speculated that the golf-loving outgoing president could set his sights on Woodmont after leaving the White House, but members of the predominantly Jewish club voiced opposition to the idea after Obama’s recent decision not to veto a U.
Five days before President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence, WikiLeaks tweeted that the group’s editor-in-chief Julian Assange would agree to be extradited to the U. S. if Manning was given clemency.
Obama’s decision means Manning will be released in May instead of in 2045, when her sentence was originally due to end, the New York Times reports.