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Government Appointments And Nominations

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Confidence needs a fix

April 14, 2012 12:00 am
Another veteran justice leaving Indiana Supreme Court

Another veteran justice leaving Indiana Supreme Court

INDIANAPOLIS | Justice Frank Sullivan Jr. announced Monday he will leave the Indiana Supreme Court this summer after 19 years to teach law at Indiana University in Indianapolis.

April 02, 2012 6:30 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Not every daycare is created equal

March 24, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Reduce government, but not this way

With nearly 7,000 units of local government, there is certainly room for consolidation — if not elimination — of many of those districts in Illinois.

May 14, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Legislature needs to keep its promise

Few taxpayers can forget the lame-duck General Assembly increased the income tax rate by 2 percentage points in January.

April 23, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Jobs for votes? In Illinois?

The recent flap over Gov. Pat Quinn's attempt to appoint a former state lawmaker to Illinois' Prisoner Review Board shows it might be getting tougher to get away with politics as usual in the Land of Lincoln.

March 26, 2011 12:00 am
Diamond wins Nobel, but still blocked on Fed job

Diamond wins Nobel, but still blocked on Fed job

WASHINGTON | Peter Diamond's research on unemployment is good enough to earn him the Nobel Prize in economics — but not to get him on the Federal Reserve.

October 11, 2010 5:06 pm

Fellow felons in Blagojevich probe await fate

SPRINGFIELD | The investigation into wrongdoing by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, known as "Operation Board Games," snagged more than a dozen convictions before the Democrat and his brother, Robert, were brought to trial. After the trial ended this week with Blagojevich's conviction on one cha…

August 23, 2010 12:00 am

Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban, 8th Ld-Writethru, US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge overturned California's gay-marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed.

August 04, 2010 6:41 pm
Blagojevich attorney clashes with judge ahead of today's closing argument

Blagojevich attorney clashes with judge ahead of today's closing argument

CHICAGO | Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.

July 27, 2010 12:00 am Photos


Special Senate election up for discussion

CHICAGO | Illinois voters likely will vote twice on Election Day to fill President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, and his replacement, Sen. Roland Burris, indicated Monday he wants a shot at the ballot.

July 27, 2010 12:00 am

GOP Sen. Lugar to support Kagan for Supreme Court

WASHINGTON | Republican Sen. Richard Lugar says he'll vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice.

July 21, 2010 2:02 pm

New Ind. Supreme Court justice will be IU grad

INDIANAPOLIS | The committee that will select the three finalists to become the first new state Supreme Court justice in more than a decade is picking among nine candidates who are mostly from the Indianapolis area and all graduates of Indiana University's two law schools.

July 14, 2010 12:00 am

On Day 2, Kagan deploys humor and the artful dodge

WASHINGTON | She cracked wise. She waxed sentimental. And she employed the artful dodge liberally.

June 29, 2010 2:00 pm

Witness: Blagojevich was serious about Oprah in Senate

CHICAGO | Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich seriously considered Oprah Winfrey as a candidate to fill President Barack Obama's former Senate seat, calling the talk show host a kingmaker who could influence voters, according to an FBI tape played Monday at his corruption trial.

June 28, 2010 6:46 pm

Senate candidate subpoenaed for Blagojevich trial

CHICAGO | U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Sunday that he won't be hurt politically by his subpoena to testify at the corruption trial of ousted ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but his Republican opponent pounced at the chance to try to shift attention from his own troubles in the conte…

June 28, 2010 12:00 am

Blago trial a distant, unwanted headache for Obama

CHICAGO | The corruption trial of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich — for allegedly trying to sell President Barack Obama's own Senate seat — is a distant but unwelcome headache for the White House.

June 23, 2010 12:05 am
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