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Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

September 10, 2014 6:30 pm Photos



EDITORIAL: Let law work by exploring efficient voting practices

Politics once again is on the verge of pulling a blanket over logic's head in Lake County, and a chance at more efficient voting practices could be the casualty.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Marriage, treasurer race divides GOP convention

FORT WAYNE | The party unity helping Hoosier Republicans win control of nearly every statewide elected office for the past decade is beginning to fracture.

June 07, 2014 1:49 pm
MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

MARC CHASE: 'Little guys' face important vote in 2014 elections

Are you a "little guy" feeling stomped upon by bigger local government?

May 01, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County early voting site battle goes on

VALPARAISO | Despite both parties saying they wanted to be reasonable and find a compromise location for the early voting location in Valparaiso, neither side wanted to accept the other's proposals.

March 21, 2014 4:19 pm

Odd that GOP governors won't help Indiana

I find it quite funny that Indiana Republicans constantly vote against their own self-interest as they, without any inhibitions, elect these Republican governors who in return do nothing to better the state.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am

Republican senators squash Pence plan for preschool vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate Education Committee gutted a top priority on Gov. Mike Pence's legislative agenda Wednesday, one week after the Republican governor personally asked the panel for their support.

February 19, 2014 4:30 pm
Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

Pelath rips Republicans for ignoring state's 'real issues'

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, is not impressed with the proposals approved so far by the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, which reached the midpoint of its 2014 legislative session Tuesday.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm
Landske will not seek re-election at end of term

Landske will not seek re-election at end of term

State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, said Thursday she will not seek re-election to her post after 30 years in office, citing her recent lung cancer diagnosis.

January 09, 2014 9:24 am

Narcissistic Republicans don't care about others

Greed runs this country now. All the union fathers who received good wages sent their kids to college. They make good money and turn into Republicans so they can keep all their money. It's like, "Well I got mine, who cares about the poor, the elderly, the kids?" They only care about themselves.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

GOP leaders preparing to ditch Common Core

INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are likely to permanently halt the three-year-old implementation of Common Core educational standards next year, after a one-year "pause" did nothing to convince a vocal minority of Hoosiers the federal government isn't taking over their local schools.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Related
State auditor resigns three months after taking office

State auditor resigns three months after taking office

INDIANAPOLIS | Dwayne Sawyer, the first black Republican to serve in statewide office, resigned his post as Indiana state auditor Tuesday morning, just three months after taking office.

November 26, 2013 8:54 am Related

Common Core foes can't muster majority

INDIANAPOLIS | Six Republican state lawmakers were prepared to recommend Friday that Indiana permanently withdraw from Common Core educational standards, even though the legal deadline to make that recommendation was Nov. 1.

November 15, 2013 3:38 pm

Republican minds must be under aliens' control

I now know why the Republican House is acting so stupid. Their minds have been taken over by aliens. Just like in the science fiction stories, only this is true.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am
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


Former GOP chairman going to bat for gay marriage

SPRINGFIELD | The former chairman of the Illinois Republican Party has a new gig: He’s lobbying to legalize gay marriage.

August 28, 2013 7:30 pm
'Freedom Indiana' seeks to stop marriage amendment

'Freedom Indiana' seeks to stop marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | A bipartisan coalition of business, civic and social groups have organized under the name "Freedom Indiana" to stop a proposal banning gay marriage and civil unions from being added to the state constitution.

August 21, 2013 2:15 pm Photos




Pence withdraws Indiana from new multi-state test, commits to ISTEP+

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana will continue designing and managing the standardized tests administered to Hoosier students after Republican Gov. Mike Pence filed notice Monday that the state intends to withdraw from a multi-state testing consortium.

July 29, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Obamacare will never work in current form

My family is similar to most families in America, half are Republicans and the other half are Democrats. During family functions, the conversation can get pretty lively when Benghazi, IRS, Keystone pipeline, Obama, Hillary Clinton or Eric Holder are raised.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am
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