Tea Party Express Coming to Southern Indiana

The Tea Party Express will be in southern Indiana Saturday to host two rallies as part of the group’s “Restoring the American Dream” tour. Based in California, the political action committee’s tour is focused on battleground states in this year’s congressional and presidential elections where tea party candidates are vying for office. Across the country, […]

Poll: Lugar Trailing Mourdock By Five Points

Longtime Indiana Senator Dick Lugar is trailing state Treasurer Richard Mourdock by five points in the closely watched Republican primary, according to a new poll on behalf of Citizens United. The survey shows Mourdock leading with 44 percent and Lugar at 39 percent, with nearly 17 percent of voters still undecided. Lugar supporters point out […]

Memo: Lugar Poised to Lose GOP Primary

A memorandum from a polling firm says U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-In., is set to lose his seat to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock in the upcoming Republican primary, according to a recent survey of 500 likely voters. Global Strategy Group finds the race between Lugar and his Tea Party challenger is tightening with his […]

Kentucky 9/12 Project Cries Foul on IRS Inquiry

Kentucky Tea Party groups are joining others around the country in complaining about inquiries from the Internal Revenue Service. Many of the groups are not-for-profit 501(c)(4)s. Such organizations may engage in elections and political campaigns, but the activities must primarily promote social welfare. The IRS has sent several groups questionnaires about their activities. The surveys […]

Gingrich Leads Poll, Tea Party on Romney, Ear X-Tacy Closure on NPR, Future Classics: Today on Here and Now

Some highlights from today’s show. 1:06pm Because of his long career in politics, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he’s ready for the scrutiny that comes with being at the top in the polls.  The GOP candidates head into another debate tonight where Gingrich is expected to come under attack because of his newfound frontrunner […]

No Plan from Supercommittee, Wall Street Occupiers Meet with Tea Partiers, Changes to Catholic Liturgy, Turkey Tutorial: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm The supercommittee charged with arriving at a debt reduction plan will likely admit defeat today. Democrats accused Republicans of refusing a deal to have wealthy Americans pay more. Republicans criticized Democrats for insisting on tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. We’ll explore the rancor from both sides, and what the lack of a plan […]

JCPS Board Approves Tax Increase, But Doesn’t Create Additional Revenue

The Jefferson County School Board unanimously approved a tax increase of one-tenth of a cent at Monday’s board meeting. The increase is based on assessed property value. If a house is assessed at $100,000 dollars, it will mean a $1 increase in taxes this next year. This will be the fourth straight year the school […]

Tea Party Celebrates Moffett’s Showing

Even though Tea Party-backed gubernatorial candidate Phil Moffett lost the Republican primary, his supporters are celebrating. Moffett was a political novice with little name recognition, and he lacked the fundraising power of the primary winner, state Senate President David Williams. But Moffett beat Williams in the state’s two most populous counties and finished about ten […]

UPDATE: Donnelly Expected to Announce U.S. Senate Bid

The race for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by veteran Republican incumbent Richard Lugar is getting more interesting with the rumored entrance of U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who will reportedly announce his candidacy Monday. From the Associated Press: Two Democrats with firsthand knowledge of Donnelly’s plans told The Associated Press that the congressman […]

Budget Deal Details Revealed

Members of Congress are reacting to the details of the budget agreement that averted a government shutdown released  on Tuesday outline nearly $40 billion in spending cuts. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., called the chops to the federal budget historic, but political observers have noted there is still a chance the deal won’t […]