INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.
What we’re seeing in Indiana and nationally is a Republican Party that doesn’t recognize it lost the crucial rubber match.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are either over or winding down, but the specters of death and justice have taken a disturbing new tandem twist this year with the issues of U.S. military suicides and sexual assaults within the ranks.
If you’re a Democrat, you’re looking over your shoulder heading into the 2014 Affordable Care Act installation (and mid-term elections) and pointing out that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered, there no longer will be annual limits for coverage received, and that college kid…
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.
On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.
In the press filing room at Indiana University Southeast, the U.S. Senate debate was heading into the 45-minute mark, the candidates had been asked about abortion, and Republican nominee Richard Mourdock was speaking. In my estimation, he was winning this debate, pushing Democrat Joe Donnell…
Susan Brooks’ 5th Congressional District campaign conducted internal polling in mid-April and the news was disheartening. She trailed the front-runner, former U.S. Rep. David McIntosh, by 20 points. Twenty points?
INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly announced Monday he is running to replace Republican Dick Lugar in the U.S. Senate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Besides crafting the state's 2012-13 budget, the other "must do" for state lawmakers this year is supposed to be redrawing legislative district boundaries.
After Election Day, the voters are elated. They can resume their normal lives. Negative campaign ads soon will be replaced by cheerful holiday shopping ads. For politicians, though, the game continues.
The ads for U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., in the 2nd District have been fascinating.
The U.S. House of Representatives is the focus of the nation's attention as the balance of power could shift to Republicans and put a major roadblock in front of the Obama administration's agenda. Two of those races involve Northwest Indiana.
It does my heart good to hear about when the politically correct things are the right things such as supporting our troops and being fiscally responsible. Sometimes the right thing to do isn't what the party calls for but what the constituency calls for, and far too often our elected represe…
On the eve of the 1800 election, a letter by Alexander Hamilton accusing John Adams of character defects and declaring him "unfit" for the presidency was leaked to Adams' rivals. In no time, the words went viral. Consider it one of the first examples of negative campaigning.
I became acquainted with Jackie Walorski last week and am impressed with her sincerity and courage in standing for old-fashioned American principles.
The latest ad from 2nd District Congressman Joe Donnelly is raising eyebrows due to an apparent swipe at his Democratic colleagues.
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