The Declaration of Independence recognizes that all men are created equal by God with rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet one major political party historically fought against equal rights for blacks and voted against acknowledging God in its 2012 national convention.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican candidates for secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer combined have nearly five times as much money to spend ahead of the Nov. 4 elections than their Democratic opponents.
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Nationally, Republicans are without a leader, without a message and without a plan. The party is having a difficult time defining exactly what it stands for in the waning years of the Obama era and seems intent on waiting until a presidential nominee emerges to figure it all out. Ironically …
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's pilot preschool program inched closer to reality Wednesday as community leaders from the five selected counties, including Lake County, met with one another and state officials to coordinate implementation strategies ahead of an expected 2015 launch.
Before Evan Bayh spoke at One Region's annual luncheon Wednesday, everyone was asking if the former senator and governor would announce whether he's going to run for governor in 2016. But that's wan't the right question.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday in Attorney General Greg Zoeller's first appeal of two Lake County judicial rulings finding the state's right-to-work law violates the Indiana Constitution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's election season traditionally kicks into high gear after Labor Day, but this year it seems few Hoosiers are paying attention to state and local candidates and issues — setting the stage for potentially the lowest general election voter turnout in history.
VALPARAISO | A hearing on whether former Valparaiso mayor candidate Scott Smith violated a no-contact order was not held Thursday because Smith failed to appear.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.
INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.
Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | After missing the opening days of the fair while I did some reporting in Lake County, it was good to get back in time to see the Porter County Fair and all the sights, smells, sounds, smells, tastes, smells, schmaltz and ... what the heck is that smell anyway?
INDIANAPOLIS | This could be the saga of “LeBron Bayh.”
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.
If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…
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Mark Leyva is pretty much the poster child for what’s wrong with the Lake County Republican Party.
FORT WAYNE | The party unity helping Hoosier Republicans win control of nearly every statewide elected office for the past decade is beginning to fracture.
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