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RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time for an American intervention

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time for an American intervention

The American public has lost patience with Washington. The question is, now what?

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

MARC CHASE: Silver linings to a childish shutdown

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.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

PHIL WIELAND: Will America ever go from 'carp bites' to 'bite carp'?

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.

September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Local students complete summer internships in Congressman

Local students complete summer internships in Congressman

Sofia Grimsgard of Valpariso completes Visclosky internship

August 22, 2013 12:51 pm Photos

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Tennis-like game picking up steam with seniors

Tennis-like game picking up steam with seniors

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.

December 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos

Photos

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

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.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

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.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

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.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

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.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence speaks to local supporters Friday at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of his statewide "listening" tour.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in campaign ads

Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in campaign ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Pence.

March 16, 2012 12:00 am
Mike Pence

Mike Pence

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., talks politics with The Times Editorial Board on Sept. 2.

February 14, 2012 12:00 am

Members of Congress have the power to destroy lives

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.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am

Have you ever met a poor congressman?

Many elected officials show  no loyalty to the citizens.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am

I want to be a congressman more than anything else

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.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am
Mike Pence

Mike Pence

Mike Pence

September 27, 2011 11:20 am

Our country's leaders are not earning their pay

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.

July 28, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Unintended consequences put consumers at risk

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.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
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