Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.
The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?
The childish snits leading to government shutdown have been filled with plenty of grandstanding — much of it by the very people who caused this embarrassment.
When a Purdue assistant prof compares the Asian carp invasion to Jurassic Park and says, "Frankly, they scare me," that tells me we either have a major problem on our hands or he's an ichthyophobic nerd.
Sofia Grimsgard of Valpariso completes Visclosky internship
Renee Coplan played racquetball for 28 years, but had to give it up as she got older and chasing a ball around a large court became too much.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas during Pence's tour of Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of his statewide "listening" tour. Pence is the Republican candidate for governor.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence shakes hands Friday with programmer Brandon Marcotte at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of Pence's statewide "listening" tour.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, second from right, speaks to supporters Friday at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso, including Portage Mayor James Snyder, from left, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and Task Force Tips CEO Stewart McMillan, as part of Pence's statewide "listening" tour.
Task Force Tips CEO Stewart McMillan, left, shows U.S. Rep. Mike Pence various machines involved in the factory's production line of firefighting nozzles during Pence's statewide "listening" tour on Friday. Pence is the Republican candidate for governor.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence speaks to local supporters Friday at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of his statewide "listening" tour.
Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Pence.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., talks politics with The Times Editorial Board on Sept. 2.
In response to the letter to the editor, "I want to be a congressman more than anything else," I'm glad you do because I wouldn't want someone's future on my shoulders if I made one bad decision or decided to go on a $100,000 vacation in this economy.
Many elected officials show no loyalty to the citizens.
When I grow up, I want a job that pays more than $170,000 a year. I want people to donate money to ensure my employment. I want dining facilities equal to a five-star restaurant.
We need to save money, so let's start with Washington's retirement plans. Lets ask the entire Congress and the Big Boss to give up their health insurance and live on Medicare.
Congress passed financial overhaul legislation last year that brought much needed reforms to America's financial system. The new law provides more financial safeguards, although consumers are learning that an unintended consequence of the reforms will be harmful to their pocketbooks.
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