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Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., supports President Barack Obama's decision to send military advisers into Iraq and believes the American people need to back the president's efforts to protect the United States.

August 21, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Is it time to say bye Bayh?

RICH JAMES: Is it time to say bye Bayh?

There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

Coats had front-row seat to two U.S. Supreme Court nominations

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers today know Dan Coats as their U.S. senator, but nine years ago his informal title was far more exotic — Sherpa.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

Lake County has more municipalities, libraries, school districts and other units of local government than you can shake a stick at — and don't tell me you haven't been tempted.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

As Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in February 2011, the most conspicuous person in the wings was Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp Jr.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

BRIAN HOWEY: Bipartisan lessons from Nunn, Lugar

There will never be a movie about the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

In 1988, with 20 years into the Republican gubernatorial dynasty, there stood the ideal candidate — Lt. Gov. John Mutz. He was of excellent pedigree, having served with distinction under two-term Gov. Robert Orr. He had been a successful state senator and a corporate executive.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: These are a few of my favorite things

RICH JAMES: These are a few of my favorite things

It's that time of year. I’m thankful …

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

DOUG ROSS: Let congressional committees function

Everyone knows Congress is dysfunctional. U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, knows this well. He offered his insights Monday to The Times Editorial Board and on the nwi.com Political Roundtable.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am Video
BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

BRIAN HOWEY: Obamacare, propaganda and statesmanship

What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.

September 29, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Pandora’s Box awaiting in Syria

BRIAN HOWEY: Pandora’s Box awaiting in Syria

The images we saw last week are grotesque, disturbing, heartbreaking and might be just a preview of things to come.

August 25, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

DOUG ROSS: Primary motivation adds pressure for Republicans

There's a lot riding on the immigration reform proposals now before Congress, and not just for immigrants.

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Pence tried to protect media phone records from government snooping

Pence tried to protect media phone records from government snooping

INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Justice Department seizure of reporter telephone records likely would be a crime if Gov. Mike Pence had won passage of the federal media shield law he championed in Congress.

May 15, 2013 11:07 am Video Related
Germany to honor Lugar for international relations work

Germany to honor Lugar for international relations work

INDIANAPOLIS | A third European nation is set to honor former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., for his international relations achievements, and work toward nuclear disarmament.

May 06, 2013 5:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

BRIAN HOWEY: Terror returns to American homeland

“Brian, we’re going to get hit again. It’s going to happen. I just hope when it happens, I’m not in Washington.”

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Use common sense with guns

BRIAN HOWEY: Use common sense with guns

For the life of me, I don’t see how expanded background checks for gun purchases is an assault on the 2nd Amendment. Yet that is the phrase we hear over and over from the Indiana congressional delegation.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am
Lugar honored for lifetime of service

Lugar honored for lifetime of service

MERRILLVILLE | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar attributes his four decades of negotiating success with national and international leaders in part to the skills he learned on his earliest campaign trips to Northwest Indiana.

March 22, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Clowning around with Chocola, Mourdock

BRIAN HOWEY: Clowning around with Chocola, Mourdock

Chris Chocola is not a clown.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Congressional ideology doesn’t put pork on grill

BRIAN HOWEY: Congressional ideology doesn’t put pork on grill

On New Year's Day, Indiana's four freshman members of the U.S. House voted against the so-called fiscal cliff deal. If the deal hadn't passed — and it did by a 257 to 167 margin — most middle class families would have seen their taxes go up somewhere in the $2,000- to $3,000-a-year range.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am
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