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.
Like others of her generation, Betty Cockrum had a "political awakening" in 1968.
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 …
U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind.
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…
United States Senator Dan Coats talks with the Times Editorial Board, Friday, April 20, 2012.
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.
It was supposed to be the Illinois Senate’s time to bask in the spotlight.
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.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois psychologists could soon be picking up a pen and prescribing medication under a proposal approved by the state Senate Thursday.
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 …
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.
It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.
Just in case the world didn't end today, as some believe the Mayans predicted, I offer this rhyme as a substitute disaster.
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.
GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly chats with Indiana State Senator Lonnie Randolph as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.
GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly greets supporters at the Steel City Buffet and Grill as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.
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.
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.
GARY | Democratic senate candidate Joe Donnelly chats with Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey as he stumps in Gary and the region Thursday.
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