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Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way

WASHINGTON (AP) — A special House panel on Benghazi made its public debut in a surprisingly subdued and bipartisan atmosphere Wednesday after two years of pitched political battles between Republicans and Democrats over the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya.

September 17, 2014 10:46 am
Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

Great Lakes program inspires rare bipartisanship

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. | Nowhere has the fervor to cut government down to size been more dramatically on display than in the industrial Midwest.

September 15, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Dems, conservatives line up on health care fight

INDIANAPOLIS | Supporters and opponents of the federal health care law brought their national battle to Indianapolis on Monday.

August 26, 2013 7:30 pm
Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

Ryan: Romney won't 'duck tough issues' on economy

TAMPA, Fla. | Seizing the Republican National Convention spotlight, vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised Wednesday night Mitt Romney "will not duck the tough issues" if he wins the White House this fall and their party will move forcefully to solve the nation's economic woes.

August 29, 2012 4:00 pm
GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

GOP convention team reaches out to women, vets

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks Wednesday at the American Legion National Convention in Indianapolis.

August 29, 2012 3:12 pm

Republicans nominate Romney, lambaste Obama

TAMPA, Fla. | Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention scripted to propel him into a close race for the White House in tough economic times.

August 28, 2012 5:20 pm
AG sues IHSA over access for disabled athletes

AG sues IHSA over access for disabled athletes

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | The Illinois Attorney General's Office and an advocacy group for the disabled filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday that aims to force the organization that oversees high school sports in the state to allow disabled athletes to compete in swimming and track events.

May 16, 2012 6:15 pm
Romney easily wins Indiana presidential primary

Romney easily wins Indiana presidential primary

INDIANAPOLIS | Mitt Romney cruised to victory in Indiana's Republican presidential primary, padding his dominant lead in the delegate count for the GOP nomination.

May 08, 2012 6:15 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Where's the demand?

May 05, 2012 12:00 am

Santorum ends GOP presidential campaign run

GETTYSBURG, Pa. | Bowing to the inevitable after an improbably resilient run for the White House, Rick Santorum quit the presidential race on Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.

April 10, 2012 5:15 pm
Wildlife trapping: strong feelings for and against

Wildlife trapping: strong feelings for and against

COOLBAUGH, Pa. | Barry Warner has loved wildlife since boyhood, and lived out his dream of becoming a conservation officer. He sees no contradiction in the fact that he's also a lifelong trapper, skilled at capturing wild animals and, if appropriate, killing them as part of an avocation that…

October 08, 2011 9:00 pm
House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

House GOP pledges speedy review of job proposals

House Republicans pledged a review of President Obama's jobs proposals as he launched a public campaign for urgent passage of his $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending. "Everything in [the bill] will put more people back to work and more money back in the pockets of those who are…

September 12, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Bayh's jobs don't match his rhetoric

Former Sen. Evan Bayh left the Senate last year with a high-minded list of what's wrong with Congress and American politics.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Plan is good start for spending cuts

Republicans in the Illinois General Assembly have finally unveiled a plan that addresses the state's key financial issue: spending.

April 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: No one has handle on legislative mess

If they were Laurel and Hardy, the Republicans and Democrats could look at each other and say, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten us into."

March 26, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Charter schools are doing well in Indiana

Indiana charter schools recently gained a nice boost with the release of a report from Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes on reading and math performance for 2004 through 2008.

March 19, 2011 12:00 am

Republicans boost daily fine for absent House Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, used the occasion of St. Patrick's Day to demand more gold from House Democrats led by state Rep. Patrick Bauer, D-South Bend.

March 17, 2011 11:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Lawmakers need to work out differences

If Republicans really want Democrats to come back to Indianapolis, handing out fines is probably not the way to accomplish it.

March 12, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Independent probe needed for IURC case

If Gov. Mitch Daniels and others in state government believe an internal review will put to rest questions about the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission's cozy relationship with Duke Energy, they're mistaken. An ethical breach that has led to the firings or resignations of four men demands…

December 18, 2010 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Education on the minds of lawmakers

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan never tips his hand, so it's hard to know what he's got in mind.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
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