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October 20, 2014 1:28 pm

Pence, Rokita demand Ebola travel ban

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence insists Indiana health officials are prepared should a Hoosier be infected by Ebola, but nevertheless wants the federal government to bar travelers from West Africa from entering the United States.

October 20, 2014 12:14 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

BRIAN HOWEY: Coats eyes teetering Baghdad, harsh realities

It was a simple but troubling question for U.S. Sen. Dan Coats. “Could Baghdad fall to ISIS?”

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

Obama 'not philosphically opposed' to travel plan

WASHINGTON | Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the president also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and b…

October 14, 2014 12:00 am
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October 11, 2014 12:00 am
Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

Feds not buying Pence's health proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence doesn't seem to be making much progress in his quest to win federal approval for his Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

October 06, 2014 7:45 pm Related
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October 06, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Will the West defend itself?

WALTER WILLIAMS: Will the West defend itself?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), sometimes called ISIS or IS, is a Sunni extremist group that follows al-Qaeda's anti-West ideology and sees a holy war against the West as a religious duty.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
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October 05, 2014 12:00 am
PODCAST: Political Roundtable

PODCAST: Political Roundtable

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss this week's political topics: President Obama's stop in Gary and Gov. Pence's push for the Healthy Indiana program; Indiana's school grading system; and the E911 consolidation.

October 02, 2014 2:26 pm
Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

Pence to sell Obama on HIP 2.0 during Evansville visit

INDIANAPOLIS | An afternoon of corn harvesting and an evening campaign fundraiser kept Gov. Mike Pence from greeting President Barack Obama in Gary on Wednesday.

October 02, 2014 2:07 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

It was good having President Barack Obama visit Gary/Chicago International Airport, but it would have been far better if the reason could not possibly have been air traffic control problems in the Chicago area.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

AUSTIN BAY: Obama needs Clausewitz, not Alinsky, to defeat Islamic State

In a recent column assessing President Barack Obama's judgment after six years in office, the Wall Street Journal's Bret Stephens asked, "What does Obama know?" Stephens brutally concluded that among U.S. presidents, Barack Obama "stands apart is in his combination of ideological rigidity an…

September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Watchdog: French hostage beheaded by extremists

PARIS (AP) — Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video released by a U.S. terrorism watchdog.

September 24, 2014 10:49 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

GUEST COMMENTARY: Scotland referendum reflects global challenges

"Identity politics" is how former U.S. President Bill Clinton sums up the continuing powerful drive for independence in Scotland. He describes the growing worldwide phenomenon of identification with an ethnic or other group as a major challenge to international cooperation.

September 23, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: The wages of smart diplomacy

AUSTIN BAY: The wages of smart diplomacy

Four weeks ago, President Barack Obama declared organizing an effective international coalition was an essential predicate to defeating and destroying the threat to world order posed by the so-called Islamic State.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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September 19, 2014 12:00 am
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