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GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner speaks Thursday during an interview in Chicago. Rauner is running against Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in the November general election. 

September 19, 2014 10:45 am

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 Related


GOP-linked state school board member stays 'independent'

GOP-linked state school board member stays 'independent'

INDIANAPOLIS | The governor's office is standing by its claim a State Board of Education member with longstanding ties to the Republican Party is an independent, even though another member's recent resignation would permit him to serve openly as a Republican.

September 29, 2013 11:15 pm Photos


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


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
Berry elected Republican state chairman

Berry elected Republican state chairman

INDIANAPOLIS | State Auditor Tim Berry was unanimously elected chairman of the Indiana Republican Party on Monday.

July 22, 2013 6:00 pm Photos


Speedway bailout crosses finish line

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.

May 10, 2013 7:15 pm Related

Legislature busy as session nears end

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House and Senate met intermittently for more than 10 hours Thursday, approving changes to legislation recommended by conference committees and sending those measures on to the governor for his signature or veto.

April 25, 2013 7:30 pm

Dead candidates may someday appear on Hoosier ballots

INDIANAPOLIS | Counties no longer would have to reprint their ballots if a candidate dies or quits the race shortly before an election, under legislation approved 47-2 by the Indiana Senate Monday.

January 28, 2013 5:30 pm Related


Campaign offers insight into how we choose government leaders

“It is compromise that prevents each set of reformers from crushing the group at the other end of the political spectrum.”

September 09, 2012 12:00 am
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
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

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

Indiana could matter in Republican presidential primary battle

INDIANAPOLIS | The early presidential caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina will be the center of the Republican Party's world next month, but Indiana's May 8 primary could prove more important.

December 18, 2011 12:00 am
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: 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
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