Indiana abortion law ruled illegal
July 9th, 2012
09:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Indiana abortion law ruled illegal

(CNN) - A controversial Indiana law that would keep low-income women from using federal Medicaid benefits to receive any kind of reproductive medical care from Planned Parenthood is unacceptable because it denies women the freedom to choose their health care providers, according to a federal hearing officer.

In June 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the Department of Health and Human Services ruled the state law, which would alter the way Medicaid is run in Indiana, violates federal laws, making it unacceptable.
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Filed under: Health care • Indiana
Mourdock takes heat over YouTube blunder
June 26th, 2012
08:24 AM ET
2 years ago

Mourdock takes heat over YouTube blunder

(CNN) – Whatever decision the Supreme Court makes this week on the health care law, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock of Indiana was certainly prepared with a response.

Four different videos were prematurely uploaded last week to YouTube, each one featuring Mourdock's official reaction to a slate of potential outcomes in the health care ruling.
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Filed under: 2012 • Health care • Indiana • Richard Mourdock • Supreme Court
Crossroads going up with ads in three key Senate races
June 7th, 2012
09:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Crossroads going up with ads in three key Senate races

Washington (CNN) - An independent group co-founded by Karl Rove that's already spending big bucks to put up television commercials critical of President Barack Obama is now going up with ads in three crucial U.S. Senate races.

Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads announced Thursday they will spend $1.12 million to run spots statewide on broadcast TV and cable in Indiana, Montana, and New Mexico.
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Filed under: American Crossroads • Indiana • Montana • New Mexico
Lugar offers counsel, not campaign stops to Mourdock
May 27th, 2012
03:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Lugar offers counsel, not campaign stops to Mourdock

Washington (CNN) – After a bruising primary fight, defeated six-term incumbent Sen. Dick Lugar has no plans to campaign on behalf of his former rival.

But the Indiana senator on Sunday said he has offered advice about how to be a “constructive senator” to Richard Mourdock, the Republican nominee.
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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Lugar • Indiana • Richard Mourdock
GOP favorite to campaign for Indiana GOP Senate pick
May 18th, 2012
10:02 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP favorite to campaign for Indiana GOP Senate pick

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will be the first top name Republican to team up in person with Richard Mourdock, the two-term Indiana state treasurer who soundly defeated longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in last week's GOP Senate primary.

A Rubio aide confirmed to CNN that the first term senator, who's popular with Republican and conservative voters, will headline a fundraiser for Mourdock on June 4 in Carmel, Indiana.
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Filed under: Congress • Indiana • Marco Rubio • Richard Mourdock
Lugar loss could make Indiana Senate race more competitive
May 9th, 2012
01:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Lugar loss could make Indiana Senate race more competitive

Washington (CNN) - With longtime Republican Sen. Dick Lugar going down in defeat, Democrats were quick to paint the conservative candidate who beat him in Indiana's primary as "too extreme."

The result in Indiana was what Democrats had hoped for, but as the old proverb goes: "Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true."

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Filed under: Indiana • Richard Lugar • Richard Mourdock
May 9th, 2012
09:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Mourdock doesn't anticipate Senate compromise

(CNN) – Fresh off his Republican primary victory Tuesday, Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said he doesn't anticipate successful compromise in the Senate and hopes bipartisanship will be defined as Democrats backing the Republican agenda following the 2012 elections.

"I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy and get America moving again," Mourdock said Wednesday on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien."
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Dick Lugar • Indiana • Richard Mourdock • Senate
May 8th, 2012
10:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Longest-serving GOP senator loses primary fight

Indianapolis (CNN) - Indiana voters retired Dick Lugar on Tuesday after 36 years in the Senate, punishing him for the qualities he considered assets: seniority, expertise in foreign policy and a penchant for bipartisan cooperation.

Hoosier Republicans overwhelmingly chose to replace Lugar with Richard Mourdock, a longtime GOP operative who benefited from manpower and money from tea party activists and outside groups determined to topple the six-term veteran.

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Filed under: 2012 • Dick Lugar • Indiana
Analysis: Lugar's grassroots withered
May 8th, 2012
08:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Analysis: Lugar's grassroots withered

Washington (CNN) - Richard Lugar had it all - a sterling global reputation, bipartisan respect, a fat campaign bank account and 36 years of Senate experience.

But somewhere along the line he forgot Tip O'Neill's old axiom: all politics is local.

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Filed under: Indiana • Richard Lugar
BREAKING: CNN projects Mourdock wins Senate primary in Indiana, ousts Lugar
May 8th, 2012
07:47 PM ET
2 years ago

BREAKING: CNN projects Mourdock wins Senate primary in Indiana, ousts Lugar

(CNN) - Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock will defeat U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar to win the Republican nomination for the seat Lugar has held since 1976, CNN projects. Lugar is the most senior Republican in the Senate.


Filed under: Indiana • Richard Lugar
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