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September 21, 1995 | Reuters
Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) trails in the polls in his run for the Republican presidential nomination, but he led a winning team Wednesday in a three-mile footrace. The Lugar-led team won the 15th annual Nike Capital Challenge race among 11 teams in a contest that drew 643 competitors from the Clinton Administration, Congress and the media. Lugar, 63, finished seventh among senators with a time of 26 minutes, 29 seconds.
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May 8, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan
After more than 35 years in the United States Senate, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana was ousted Tuesday by a tea party challenger in a Republican primary that demonstrated the perils of compromise in an era of ideological purity and intransigence in Congress. The 80-year-old senator, a leading voice for his party on foreign policy, was pummeled for weeks by Republican rival Richard Mourdock for his breaches with conservative orthodoxy. Among them: Lugar's support of citizenship for some illegal immigrants and his votes to confirm President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
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March 4, 1988 | Associated Press
The mother of Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), reported missing early Thursday by relatives, was found unharmed at a hotel in Illinois, a spokesman for the senator said. Bertha Lugar Caldwell, 81, was last seen driving her car late Wednesday in Indianapolis, about 70 miles from the Illinois state line, Andy Fisher said. "We assume that she was driving around and got disoriented," he said.
NEWS
May 8, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Richard Mourdock has defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in the Republican primary, according to an Associated Press projection, ending the career of one of the Senate's most pragmatic politicians and casting a cloud over GOP efforts to win control of the chamber. Mourdock, state treasurer in Indiana, campaigned as a conservative alternative to Lugar. He became a darling of the tea party movement after he began a legal challenge to the terms of the Obama administration's bailout of Chrysler.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for one week amid objections from the panel's conservative Republicans, even as the judge's support among GOP moderates grew. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), the panel's chairman, said the committee would vote on the nomination July 28. Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana and Mel Martinez of Florida have said they will vote for her. The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America also endorsed Sotomayor.
NEWS
January 7, 1987 | From the Washington Post
Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) Tuesday lost the first round of his effort to become the ranking minority member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when fellow GOP members of the panel voted 7 to 0 to support their former chairman, Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.). However, Helms has vowed to seek a vote of all 45 Republican senators on the issue next week.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | United Press International
Indiana Sen. Richard G. Lugar says he was bypassed as the Republican vice presidential candidate because of his age. The 56-year-old Lugar said Bush opted for a younger candidate when he tabbed Indiana's junior senator, Quayle, 41, to be his running mate. "In truth, in New Orleans, I visited with the vice president and he indicated to me, as he indicated to (Kansas Sen.
NEWS
January 12, 1996 | Associated Press
Top career patrons of leading presidential candidates, from a new report by the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity: President Clinton Goldman Sachs & Co., investment banking, New York, $107,850. New York State United Teachers, $101,819. Jackson Stephens family, holding company and oil, Little Rock, Ark., $53,600. Wilkie, Farr & Gallagher, law firm, Washington, $50,075. **** Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) E & J Gallo Winery Inc., Modesto, $381,000.
NEWS
March 3, 1995 | Associated Press
Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana said Thursday night he will seek the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, billing himself as an experienced foreign policy hand and "somebody who believes that the best days of this country are yet to come." "I think this is my time. It's the right time, the right thing to do," Lugar said on CNN's "Larry King Live" program, where he made public his plans for the first time. He cited his background as a businessman, Indianapolis mayor and fourth-term senator.
NATIONAL
November 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Democrats on Tuesday crushed a Senate filibuster against a controversial appeals court nominee, demonstrating to Republicans that they cannot stop President Obama from turning the federal judiciary to the left. The 70-29 vote limited debate over the qualifications of U.S. District Judge David Hamilton of Indiana and assured his elevation to the Chicago-based appeals court. Sixty votes were needed to end the filibuster, but confirmation requires only a simple majority of the 100-member Senate.
NATIONAL
November 18, 2009 | Associated Press
Democrats on Tuesday crushed a Senate filibuster against a controversial appeals court nominee, demonstrating to Republicans that they cannot stop President Obama from turning the federal judiciary to the left. The 70-29 vote limited debate over the qualifications of U.S. District Judge David Hamilton of Indiana and assured his elevation to the Chicago-based appeals court. Sixty votes were needed to end the filibuster, but confirmation requires only a simple majority of the 100-member Senate.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
The Senate Judiciary Committee delayed its vote on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor for one week amid objections from the panel's conservative Republicans, even as the judge's support among GOP moderates grew. Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.), the panel's chairman, said the committee would vote on the nomination July 28. Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Richard G. Lugar of Indiana and Mel Martinez of Florida have said they will vote for her. The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America also endorsed Sotomayor.
WORLD
August 8, 2004 | Maggie Farley, Times Staff Writer
The reception for James Cunningham was supposed to be a celebration. Cunningham, the U.S. deputy ambassador to the U.N., had been nominated for a high-profile job in Vienna, helping control the spread of weapons of mass destruction. He had been approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was waiting for the Senate to sign off, usually a mere formality. But as Cunningham greeted well-wishers at the U.N. farewell party, it was clear that he was not celebrating.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Saturday said the United States isn't doing enough to stave off terrorism and chided President Bush for failing to offer solid plans for Iraq's future. Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said "repairing and building alliances" is key to avoiding terrorism. He also said it's still unclear how much control the Iraqi people will have over their nation's security when power is transferred to them June 30.
NATIONAL
April 22, 2004 | Mary Curtius, Times Staff Writer
For almost 20 years, as one of the most respected internationalists in Washington and a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) was a man whose voice counted when it came to U.S. foreign policy. It was Lugar, after all, who pressured President Reagan to shift gears and back Corazon Aquino as the newly elected head of the Philippines in 1986.
BUSINESS
October 11, 1997 | From Bloomberg News
The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee is proposing that the tobacco industry pay farmers $15 billion to stop growing tobacco as part of the national tobacco settlement. Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) said Friday that tobacco price supports and federal growing quotas should be phased out within four years, with farmers given financial incentives to shift to other crops or to reduce their tobacco acreage.
NEWS
February 1, 1995 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a recognized expert on foreign policy issues, is nearing a decision to seek the Republican nomination for President in 1996. Lugar, 62, has decided to demonstrate his interest in the GOP nomination by attending a party gathering in New Hampshire on Feb. 19, which is considered to be the curtain-raiser for that state's presidential primary campaign.
NATIONAL
May 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Republican Sen. Richard G. Lugar on Saturday said the United States isn't doing enough to stave off terrorism and chided President Bush for failing to offer solid plans for Iraq's future. Lugar, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said "repairing and building alliances" is key to avoiding terrorism. He also said it's still unclear how much control the Iraqi people will have over their nation's security when power is transferred to them June 30.
NEWS
August 4, 1997 | From Associated Press
The No. 2 Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday that he would support going around Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) to convene a hearing on William F. Weld's nomination to become ambassador to Mexico. "A Senate chairman cannot be dictatorial, ultimately, when a majority of the committee, a majority of the Senate, a majority of the American people, want action," Sen. Richard G. Lugar, (R-Ind.) said on ABC-TV's "This Week" program.
NEWS
March 6, 1996 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN and RONALD BROWNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A triumphant Sen. Bob Dole swept to victory in eight presidential primaries Tuesday, resurrecting his standing as the Republican front-runner so convincingly that two of his competitors began planning their exits from the race. Dole dominated the field in Georgia--which his most tenacious opponent, Patrick J. Buchanan, had defined as crucial--as well as Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.
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