Tuesday's Republican primary election will be another chance for the party's conservative wing to take aim at its more moderate branch. Conservative Richard Mourdock is challenging incumbent moderate Richard Lugar -- and Mourdock has a 10-point lead according to the latest polls.
On the agenda: the latest with Iran and their nuclear program; the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan; China Premier Wen Jiabao's visit with Kim Jong Il in North Korea; and the Supreme Court's new term with new Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The Supreme Court begins its annual term this morning with a packed agenda. Among other cases, they'll be hearing about gun rights, dog-fighting videos, corporate political contributions and the First Amendment. On The Takeaway
Senators voting against the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor could face repercussions from Hispanic constituents. The Takeaway talks to President Bush's former adviser Leslie Sanchez and to Juan Andrade of the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute.
Are Senate confirmation hearings a chance to assess the character of the nominee, or just a chance for senators to impress their constituents? The Takeaway talks to Nate Persily, a professor of law and political science at Columbia University.