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February 13, 2014 12:00 am

Nothing gained, but a lot lost in shutdown

GOP palefaces speak with forked tongues.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.

October 20, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Which congressman will begin an honest dialogue?

As the debt ceiling talks escalate, my hope is that one congressman would rise up and have an honest dialogue with the American people, putting Americans on notice that we are headed for financial destruction, full speed ahead, unless we start to cut back programs that are unconstitutional.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am

These numbers put national debt in perspective

I recently saw a poster that demonstrated how serious our U.S. debt ceiling really is and brought into a perspective that we all should be able understand.

October 04, 2013 12:00 am

Borrowing money to pay bills digs deeper hole

President Barack Obama says “raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the national debt.” He has no understanding of basic economics and thinks the American people are all stupid.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
Donnelly wants Senate to focus on jobs, not Obamacare

Donnelly wants Senate to focus on jobs, not Obamacare

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., urged his colleagues Wednesday to stop fighting about Obamacare and instead cooperate to get people back to work.

September 25, 2013 3:18 pm Video
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September 25, 2013 12:00 am
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February 28, 2013 12:00 am

Weak investment returns will require higher pension payments

INDIANAPOLIS | Local governments and school corporations will pay higher employee pension contributions next year due to lackluster stock market earnings during the 2012 budget year that ended June 30.

August 14, 2012 11:09 am

Everyone do your homework before voting in 2012 election

I am tired of these senators spending our money foolishly and then expecting us to pay for their mistakes. We need to get rid of all of them and put in new blood.

August 28, 2011 12:00 am
For retirees, the American Dream is tarnished

For retirees, the American Dream is tarnished

For some retirees, the American dream is turning into a nightmare. The promises of financial security through pensions, investments and Social Security are on life support, and their "golden years" are anything but.

August 13, 2011 7:30 pm Photos

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11th-hour debt deal close, but will rank and file provide votes?

11th-hour debt deal close, but will rank and file provide votes?

WASHINGTON | Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced agreement Sunday night on an emergency deal to avert the nation's first-ever financial default. The arrangement would cut more than $2 trillion from federal spending over a decade.

July 31, 2011 8:45 pm Photos

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Sources: Late-night talks promising on debt deal

WASHINGTON | After weeks of intense partisanship, the Obama administration and Republican congressional leaders were said to be making significant progress late Saturday at the White House on last-minute agreement to avoid a debt default.

July 30, 2011 10:00 pm

Common foks are worried about jobs, housing, not debt ceiling

Enough already! I am sick of hearing about the debt ceiling. Why didn't you complain before?

July 29, 2011 12:00 am
Not raising debt ceiling could hurt local borrowing by businesses, citizens

Not raising debt ceiling could hurt local borrowing by businesses, citizens

The failure of Congress to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Tuesday could have a severe and devastating effect on Northwest Indiana and its people, businesses and communities.

July 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Tax foe says cutting spending is only way to go

INDIANAPOLIS | The man whose Taxpayer Protection Pledge is shaping the terms of the federal debt limit debate believes cutting spending is the only way to resolve the political impasse.

July 25, 2011 2:45 pm

Region lawmaker to lead balanced-budget amendment effort

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker plans to lead the state effort to ratify a balanced-budget amendment if Congress approves the proposed addition to the U.S. Constitution.

July 19, 2011 1:00 pm

Why should seniors, veterans pay for Washington's failure?

I would like to see no pay for senators or President Barack Obama until this debt ceiling is resolved.

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

Obama using scare tactics to stoke his egotistical diatribes

Here we go again with threats from President Barack Obama. If the federal debt ceiling isn't raised on Aug. 2, our senior citizens and armed forces personnel might not receive their government-issued paychecks.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am
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