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INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., sees the recent financial crisis as a tale of greed, fear, dreams, hopes and panic, calling it a story as old as time and destined to repeat itself absent changes to the incentives that drive American business and government.
WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.
CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence called on Hoosiers in his inaugural address Monday to make Indiana a "torch of opportunity and hope, inspiring our people and inspiring our nation.
INDIANAPOLIS | A new era in Indiana history begins Monday when Republican Mike Pence is sworn in as the state's 50th governor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Demonstrating the bipartisanship he's promised will define his tenure in office, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was sworn in Thursday with two of Indiana's former U.S. senators — Republican Dick Lugar and Democrat Evan Bayh — standing beside him.
From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.
I'm impressed by Dick Lugar's classy exit from the U.S. Senate. It brings back memories of Evan Bayh's departure just two years ago.
The Indiana congressional delegation has been bleeding seniority, a coveted asset in Capitol Hill.
INDIANAPOLIS | A message of moderate bipartisanship and a major campaign misstep by his opponent helped elect Democrat Joe Donnelly to the U.S. Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | The candidates for statewide office criss-crossed Indiana on Monday, with more stops set for Tuesday, reaching out to Hoosiers one final time to explain why they deserve to be elected.
For evangelical Republicans, the apex of political power and influence is within their grasp.
PORTAGE | Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg shook hands, patted backs and exchanged stories with diners at Cappo's restaurant Wednesday on a sweep through the region, which also included stops in Merrillville and Gary.
INDIANAPOLIS | President Bill Clinton delivered a double dose of enthusiasm to more than 3,000 Indiana Democrats on Friday and asked them to do all they can to persuade their friends and neighbors to vote for Democrats on Election Day, Nov. 6.
INDIANAPOLIS | The race for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat remains too close to call, even as the Republican candidates for governor and president enjoy large leads over their Democratic opponents, according to a new survey of Hoosier voters.
INDIANAPOLIS | Will the third time be the charm? The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission last month formally sent Gov. Mitch Daniels its three recommended candidates to fill a vacancy on the Indiana Supreme Court.
The increasingly competitive Indiana U.S. Senate race will see more national money pouring in. The Majority PAC, a Democratic super 527 group, made a $500,000 TV ad buy on behalf of Democratic nominee Joe Donnelly last week.
EAST CHICAGO | U.S. Congressman Joe Donnelly, joined by former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, toured Safety-Kleen on Thursday as part of a two-day campaign tour across the state.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., will campaign with Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in East Chicago.
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