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Filibuster

U.S. Senate's Reid imitates Third World dictator

Sandy Laurie and others claim Republican filibusters are to blame for the gridlock in Washington. However, the blame lies primarily with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

Coats seeks return of 'regular order' in U.S. Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate following this year's elections, expect a fierce intraparty battle over whether to punish Democrats for enacting Senate rules changes that largely have sidelined the chamber's minority party.

March 22, 2014 4:44 pm
Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

Bosma defends actions advancing marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has no regrets about his decision to pull the marriage amendment from a House committee where defeat appeared likely and move it to another panel.

January 23, 2014 5:45 pm Related
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December 02, 2013 12:00 am
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November 29, 2013 12:00 am
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November 29, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

MARC CHASE: NIRPC should sharpen listening skills

Last week, I wondered if a particular region government planning agency's board would give any weight to the concerns of south Lake County constituents regarding the proposed Illiana Expressway.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am
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March 13, 2013 12:00 am
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January 16, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

Just in case the world didn't end today, as some believe the Mayans predicted, I offer this rhyme as a substitute disaster.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am

GOP has no plan, just vague opinions and ideas

The ignorant letter from sophomore Jerry Orzechowicz demands a response.

October 01, 2012 12:00 am

THURM FERREE: Why don't the Democrats return to the Legislature?

Every day I read or hear statements about the Democrats fleeing the Statehouse, such as, "Let's fine them for not being here. They were elected to legislate. Why have they run away?"

March 10, 2011 12:00 am

Statehouse Question of the Day

To sort out fact from fiction as the Indiana House Democrats' walkout continues, The Times is answering questions about walkout-related issues.

March 10, 2011 12:00 am

Leaders optimistic as House standoff continues

INDIANAPOLIS | The Democratic and Republican leaders of the Indiana House exchanged letters and spoke on the phone Wednesday but remained far apart on resolving the political issues behind the Democrats' 16-day walkout.

March 09, 2011 2:24 pm

Ind. House Dems shrug off fines

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, fined absent House Democrats $250 each Monday, but state Rep. Terry Goodin, D-Crothersville, said the fines won't bring the Democrats back.

March 07, 2011 6:15 pm
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