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GUEST COMMENTARY: Corporate welfare can undermine national security

GUEST COMMENTARY: Corporate welfare can undermine national security

Hoosiers can sleep safe and sound. The U.S. Export-Import Bank is defending America from its enemies abroad.

May 24, 2015 12:00 am
Donnelly continues drive to expand mental-health services for vets

Donnelly continues drive to expand mental-health services for vets

Indiana's junior U.S. senator is looking to expand mental-health services for military members and veterans beyond the suicide-prevention act he sponsored last year.

May 22, 2015 12:00 am
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Should Congress set aside more money for Amtrak?

WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Should Congress set aside more money for Amtrak?

Amtrak resumed service Monday between Philadelphia and New York, following a derailment almost a week ago that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. That crash is among incidents that have prompted discussion of Amtrak's funding, performance and future.

May 19, 2015 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should act quickly on net neutrality

GUEST COMMENTARY: Congress should act quickly on net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission's Internet neutrality or “open Internet” decision was published in the Federal Register last month. Although some already have filed legal challenges, that Federal Register publication triggered the deadlines for filing court appeals and petitions asking…

May 17, 2015 5:30 pm
LEE HAMILTON: The way forward for Congress

LEE HAMILTON: The way forward for Congress

There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance might be slowing.

May 15, 2015 12:00 am
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May 13, 2015 11:33 am
RICH JAMES: McDermott should start paving another political avenue

RICH JAMES: McDermott should start paving another political avenue

Tom McDermott, you’ve just won the nomination for a fourth term as mayor of Hammond.

May 10, 2015 12:00 am
BLOG: Last-minute legislators avoid special session

BLOG: Last-minute legislators avoid special session

What's the No. 1 thing the Indiana General Assembly is required to do? Pass a budget. What almost didn't get done this year? Pass a budget.

May 01, 2015 12:02 pm Related

New Pence spokesman comes from Koch brothers

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has named Matt Lloyd, director of communications for Koch Industries, his new deputy chief of staff for communications and strategy.

April 24, 2015 2:00 pm
LEE HAMILTON: For media, traditional values still matter

LEE HAMILTON: For media, traditional values still matter

I have been involved in politics and policy-making for over 50 years, and as you can imagine I hold strong feelings about reporters and the media. They’re not what you might think, however.

April 17, 2015 12:00 am
Visclosky pitches South Shore expansion on big day

Visclosky pitches South Shore expansion on big day

On a critical day for the South Shore expansion at the Indiana Statehouse, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., exhorted Realtors gathered in Merrillville to voice their support loud and clear for the $571 million project.

April 09, 2015 2:30 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Mayors stand up for transportation

GUEST COMMENTARY: Mayors stand up for transportation

Transportation is the lifeblood for any city to function and prosper.

April 09, 2015 12:00 am
LEE HAMILTON: Congress, president need to consult – and not just on Iran

LEE HAMILTON: Congress, president need to consult – and not just on Iran

Congress has developed a fondness for open letters when it comes to Iran. First came the warning shot signed by 47 Republican senators that touched off a storm of criticism. Not to be outdone, the House checked in with its own bipartisan and more diplomatically stated letter to the president…

April 06, 2015 12:00 am
Nearly half of steel companies vanished last time imports this high

Nearly half of steel companies vanished last time imports this high

WASHINGTON | U.S. Steel no longer is the biggest steelmaker headquartered in the United States, but it’s still the largest integrated steel manufacturer and remains “America’s Steel Company,” Chief Executive Officer Mario Longhi said.

March 28, 2015 10:00 pm Photos

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Rokita considering U.S. Senate run

Rokita considering U.S. Senate run

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, a Munster native, announced Friday he is considering joining the Republican primary contest to succeed retiring U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

March 27, 2015 2:14 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran must be denied nuclear weapons capability

GUEST COMMENTARY: Iran must be denied nuclear weapons capability

For the past seven years, both in and out of Congress, I have been involved in efforts to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons capability.

March 19, 2015 12:00 am
Sudden fall: Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning

Sudden fall: Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning

WASHINGTON | Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock abruptly resigned Tuesday following a monthlong cascade of revelations about his business deals and lavish spending on everything from overseas travel to office decor in the style of "Downton Abbey."

March 17, 2015 4:04 pm
Daniels proposes students trade future income for investor-paid college tuition

Daniels proposes students trade future income for investor-paid college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Can the nation's $1.3 trillion student debt burden be alleviated by permitting investors to purchase university educations for students in exchange for a cut of their future earnings?

March 17, 2015 3:30 pm Related
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