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Todd Rokita

Freedoms must never be taken for granted

To me, Old Glory is a striking symbol of our American exceptionalism. That exceptionalism says our republic, divinely inspired and made permanent by the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, is the best vehicle ever devised for raising the condition of all men.

July 04, 2014 12:00 am

Supreme Court ruling draws mixed reaction from Indiana

Politicians and organizations, including some from Indiana, issued comments of support and of disappointment following a Supreme Court ruling regarding contraceptive coverage.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

BRIAN HOWEY: Long’s Article V convention and redistricting

If you needed a poster to display the dysfunction in Congress, look no further than the “We Shall Overcome” photo op that took place with Congressional leaders on Tuesday. John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell linked hands and arms and swayed uncomfortably as they obs…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Cost of not addressing poverty could surpass current cost

Millions of dollars in federal and township poor relief flood Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties every month, outpacing statewide rates, a Times computer-assisted analysis of state, federal and local data shows.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Related

Dems hope party's inclusiveness appeals to Hoosier voters

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.

May 31, 2014 7:06 pm
EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

Democrat drops Congressional run against Rokita

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson decided this week not to take a second run at unseating U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis.

January 31, 2014 5:15 pm

C.P. school district gets $3M from legal settlement

INDIANAPOLIS | Crown Point Community School Corp. will receive a payout topping $3 million later this month, its share of a securities fraud settlement between the Indiana secretary of state's office and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

December 03, 2013 2:00 pm
Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

Donnelly worked across party lines to help reopen government

INDIANAPOLIS | While the "no surrender" stance of U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held the limelight during the 16-day federal government shutdown, a Hoosier senator worked behind the scenes and across party lines to get the government reopened and paying its bills on time.

October 20, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

RICH JAMES: Rokita's taste for tea bagged his sensibility

Let there be no doubt, U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita is part of the small group that held the nation hostage for 16 days.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

Rokita embraces default as chance to cut size of government

INDIANAPOLIS | Count U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita among Republicans who -- contrary to nearly every economist -- believes it would be a good thing in the long run if the United States defaults on its national debt Thursday.

October 14, 2013 1:06 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Hoosier GOP members on a potential default

BRIAN HOWEY: Hoosier GOP members on a potential default

The Obamacare health exchanges got off to a disastrous start this month, plagued by systemic computer glitches. But the focus of the nation was fixated on a congressionally induced government shutdown and a potential default that could dwarf the Lehman Brothers collapse of 2008 and the Great…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
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October 08, 2013 12:00 am
Nelson mounts second challenge for Rokita's seat in Congress

Nelson mounts second challenge for Rokita's seat in Congress

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Tara Nelson will take a second shot at knocking U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, out of Congress.

October 07, 2013 6:30 pm Related
Indiana securities commissioner resigns

Indiana securities commissioner resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Chris Naylor, the state's top business and investment regulator, has resigned as Indiana securities commissioner, ending a six-year tenure that focused on protecting Hoosiers from economic fraudsters.

October 07, 2013 5:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Rokita owes apology to Lake County

RICH JAMES: Rokita owes apology to Lake County

There are times I wish U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita would just go away.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am
Rokita refused to apologize for comments toward CNN anchor

Rokita refused to apologize for comments toward CNN anchor

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, isn't apologizing after calling CNN anchor Carol Costello "beautiful" Thursday, while saying she didn't understand the federal government shutdown, but insists his remarks were not meant to be hurtful.

October 04, 2013 1:13 pm Video
Pence insists shutdown is the fault of Obama, Obamacare

Pence insists shutdown is the fault of Obama, Obamacare

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence blamed Barack Obama for the federal government shutdown Friday, saying the Democratic president should give in to some of the House Republicans' demands.

October 04, 2013 9:50 am
Rokita tells news anchor, 'You're beautiful, but...'

Rokita tells news anchor, 'You're beautiful, but...'

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, awkwardly ended a CNN television interview Thursday by praising anchor Carol Costello's looks while suggesting she doesn't understand the federal government shutdown.

October 03, 2013 4:17 pm Video
'The Daily Show' rips Rokita's Obamacare claim

'The Daily Show' rips Rokita's Obamacare claim

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, is standing by his statement that Obamacare is "one of the most insidious laws ever created by man," even after being skewered for the claim on national television Tuesday night.

October 02, 2013 5:45 pm
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