Sen. Richard Lugar http://wfpl.org en Former Indiana Senator Lugar to be Knighted http://wfpl.org/post/former-indiana-senator-lugar-be-knighted <p>Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar is being knighted on orders from the Queen of England, joining a select list of Americans to receive the distinction.</p><p>The Indiana Republican, who left the Senate earlier this year, will receive the rank of honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire during a ceremony at the British Embassy in Washington&nbsp;today. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The British Ambassador, Sir Peter Westmacott&nbsp; is set to preside.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Associated Press 4991 at http://wfpl.org Former Indiana Senator Lugar to be Knighted In Farewell Speech, Lugar Calls for More Unity, Less Posturing http://wfpl.org/post/farewell-speech-lugar-calls-more-unity-less-posturing <p>Outgoing U.S. Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana says Congress and the president need to establish a closer working relationship, especially in the area of national security.</p> <p>The Republican, who’s leaving Capitol Hill after 36 years, delivered his<a href="http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4209621"> farewell address </a>on the Senate floor today , saying the current dialogue on national security is one of the least constructive he’s ever witnessed.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:24:48 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 2939 at http://wfpl.org In Farewell Speech, Lugar Calls for More Unity, Less Posturing Lugar to Become University Lecturer, Lead Internship Program http://wfpl.org/post/lugar-become-university-lecturer-lead-internship-program <p>U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana will continue wielding influence in Washington after he leaves office, but with a much younger audience.</p> <p>Lugar is starting an internship program with the University of Indianapolis that will operate out of Washington. He has also agreed to deliver a handful of lectures each year as a distinguished professor at the private university.</p> <p>The 80 year old Lugar will split his time between Washington and Indianapolis in the new job.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 21:33:39 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 2881 at http://wfpl.org Lugar to Become University Lecturer, Lead Internship Program Lugar to Announce Post-Senate Plans Friday http://wfpl.org/post/lugar-announce-post-senate-plans-friday <p>U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar is preparing to announce his plans for the future after spending 36 years in the Senate.</p> <p>The Indiana Republican will reveal his plans during a news conference Friday afternoon at the University of Indianapolis.</p> <p>The university might be part of those plans. School President Robert Manual will join Lugar at the news conference.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 20:55:37 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 2847 at http://wfpl.org Lugar to Announce Post-Senate Plans Friday