Are you perhaps adding items to a master page?
Do you see lock icons in the layers panel?
Which version of ID and which OS?
Thanks for responding Peter. I ended up deinstalling CS6 and reinstalling it. I had checked my layers panel, and wasn't adding things to the master page. I even opened a new file, drew a text box and tried to move it with the mover tool and it was locked. I could move the handles and move it around numerically with the tool bar, but the mover tool was useless.
Wish I could have found a less time consuming solution, but the reinstall did the trick.