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EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

EDITORIAL: Confirm Gary native as VA secretary

Gary native Robert McDonald will have a long, arduous road ahead of him should the U.S. Senate confirm him as the new head of the embattled U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Planned Parenthood leader predicts political climate change

Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Video
Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

Illinois Legislature OKs 'incomplete' 2015 budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The Illinois Legislature sent a new state budget to Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday that majority Democrats acknowledge puts off tough decisions about whether to slash spending or find new sources of revenue — including possibly making Illinois' temporary tax increase permanent …

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats

U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats' Real Life in Public Service

Senator Dan Coats was a person who has this legendary status that certain government leaders from Indiana just seemed to acquire. The iconic people you hear about from the Hoosier state like Congressmen Dan Burton (30 years), Lee Hamilton (34 years), Senator Birch Bayh (18 years), Otis Bowen…

October 13, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

A NEW LEAF: Marsha Coats Real Life in Public Service

United States Senator Dan Coats talks with the Times Editorial Board, Friday, April 20, 2012.

October 05, 2013 12:34 am
Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Ag secretary calls for passage of immigration reform bill

Apples, cherries and other unpicked fruit could rot away if Congress doesn't pass an immigration reform bill soon, the nation's top agricultural official said.

July 09, 2013 5:30 pm

Senate makes little progress on big issues

It was supposed to be the Illinois Senate’s time to bask in the spotlight.

April 28, 2013 6:00 pm
Rebounding from stroke, Kirk challenges GOP on issues

Rebounding from stroke, Kirk challenges GOP on issues

WASHINGTON | Last year U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., used a harness learning to walk again after a stroke that threatened not just his career but his life.

April 27, 2013 10:15 pm

Senate approves measure allowing psychologists to prescribe medications

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois psychologists could soon be picking up a pen and prescribing medication under a proposal approved by the state Senate Thursday.

April 27, 2013 9:30 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Tourism power play just political horse manure

PHIL WIELAND: Tourism power play just political horse manure

Mr. Ed gave himself a case of email hoof-in-mouth when he sent comments complaining about Indiana Dunes Tourism lobbyist Brett Ashton and saying he had informed the mayors and Porter County commissioners that if Ashton's client, presumably Porter County tourism poobah Lorelei Weimer, wasn't …

April 05, 2013 12:00 am
Lugar MADD

Lugar MADD

Candy Lightner, left, founder and president of (MADD) Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, faces reporters on June 14, 1983, at Capitol Hill, Washington. Lightner is joined by Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., and Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole. The three favor a national drinking age of 21.

February 18, 2013 12:00 am

PHIL WIELAND: Legislature great at dealing with problems we don't have

It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.

February 15, 2013 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

PHIL WIELAND: If we believe the Mayans, Santa won't be flyin'

Just in case the world didn't end today, as some believe the Mayans predicted, I offer this rhyme as a substitute disaster.

December 21, 2012 12:00 am

Evidence doesn't show tax breaks for rich create jobs

The president is asking the House to retain the Bush tax cuts for individuals annually earning $250,000 or less (98 percent of the population).The Republicans want to retain the Bush tax cuts for everyone.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Donnelly stumps in the region

Donnelly stumps in the region

GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly chats with Indiana State Senator Lonnie Randolph as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.

November 01, 2012 3:50 pm
Donnelly stumps in the region

Donnelly stumps in the region

GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly greets supporters at the Steel City Buffet and Grill as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.

November 01, 2012 3:50 pm
Donnelly stumps in the region

Donnelly stumps in the region

Democratic Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly chats with Gary Director of Constituent Services Mary Cossey as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.

November 01, 2012 3:50 pm
Donnelly stumps in the region

Donnelly stumps in the region

GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly talks to supporters at the Steel City Buffet and Grill as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.

November 01, 2012 3:50 pm
Donnelly stumps in the region

Donnelly stumps in the region

GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly chats with Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.

November 01, 2012 3:50 pm
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