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BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Lugar's departure bring back memories of Bayh

DOUG ROSS: Lugar's departure bring back memories of Bayh

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.

December 16, 2012 12:00 am Related
Romney endorses Mourdock in new ad

Romney endorses Mourdock in new ad

INDIANAPOLIS | Ahead of Tuesday's final U.S. Senate debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is telling Hoosiers in a new ad airing on Northwest Indiana cable TV stations that he needs them to elect Richard Mourdock.

October 22, 2012 12:55 pm Video
BRIAN HOWEY: Nation's house is divided over politics in 2012

BRIAN HOWEY: Nation's house is divided over politics in 2012

I've heard this story over and over again from relatives, friends, even the Sears salesman, and I've experienced it myself: Because of the polarized nature of today's politics, old friendships are ending.

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Mourdock, Donnelly and the great divide

BRIAN HOWEY: Mourdock, Donnelly and the great divide

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar — vanquished by age, longevity, barrel bottom congressional approval ratings and an aggressive opponent in Treasurer Richard Mourdock — seemed to be bridging a divided party when he took the stage shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday as the magnitude of the 61-39 percent land…

May 13, 2012 12:00 am

McConnell snubs Constitution to pass the buck to president

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell's announcement that the president should be given powers to unilaterally raise the debt ceiling suggests he either has no understanding of fundamentals of separation of power principles or (more likely) he fears Americans see the crass and inhumane cu…

July 17, 2011 12:00 am

Quinn to fed bailout: No, thanks

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has two words for anyone talking bailout for the state: No, thanks.

February 09, 2011 12:00 am
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