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Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

Lugar backs Obama actions in Iraq

INDIANAPOLIS | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., supports President Barack Obama's decision to send military advisers into Iraq and believes the American people need to back the president's efforts to protect the United States.

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Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

Rokita demands medical exams for all entering U.S.

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, endorsed mandatory government medical examinations for all people entering the United States to protect the country from Ebola and "prevent an outbreak of any type of disease inside our borders."

August 05, 2014 5:25 pm
Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

Pence seeks halt to federal pollution standards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is urging U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, and the other members of Indiana's congressional delegation, to use their "power of the purse" to deny funding for implementation of stricter power plant pollution standards.

July 10, 2014 4:20 pm Related
Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

Delegates begin planning for changes to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Representatives and senators from 29 states met Thursday in the Indiana Statehouse to begin planning for the first state-led revisions to the U.S. Constitution since the nation's fundamental governing document was enacted in 1789.

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Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will participate this week in a planning session for a future Convention of the States that could bypass Congress and make changes to the U.S. Constitution if a supermajority of states approve.

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Indiana to host planning for state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | Legislative leaders in all 50 states have been asked to send delegates to Indianapolis for a second discussion on the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and to begin shaping the rules and procedures a Convention of the States that would follow.

May 03, 2014 5:45 pm Related
New generation preparing to fight for America's future

New generation preparing to fight for America's future

INDIANAPOLIS | The future of America depends on "millennials" — people born after 1980 — working together to undo the damage wrought by baby boomers on the nation's economy, finances and foreign policy, according to a new book by Schererville native Pete Seat.

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Pence chief of staff departing to form own company

INDIANAPOLIS | Bill Smith, the top aide to Gov. Mike Pence during his 12 years in Congress and 15 months in the Statehouse, announced Wednesday he's resigning May 9 as the governor's chief of staff to form a communications firm.

April 09, 2014 10:45 am
Pence again seeks repeal of medical device tax

Pence again seeks repeal of medical device tax

INDIANAPOLIS | In a move possibly aimed at raising his national profile, Gov. Mike Pence wrote to President Barack Obama on Monday to repeat his call to repeal the medical device tax that partially funds the Affordable Care Act.

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Coats laughs off Russia travel ban with top 10 list

Coats laughs off Russia travel ban with top 10 list

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., responded Friday to Vladimir Putin's edict banning him from Russia with a humorous, David Letterman-inspired top 10 list of his Russia travel plans that now may never be realized.

March 21, 2014 11:45 am
YMCA staffer plans to go the distance to educate youth

YMCA staffer plans to go the distance to educate youth

Sue McLaughlin’s passion for education has led to a fulfilling career as Family and Youth Program coordinator at Duneland Family YMCA, 215 Roosevelt St., Chesterton.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

House wants commission to draw legislative district maps

INDIANAPOLIS | Campaigns and elections for seats in the General Assembly and Indiana's Congressional delegation may become more competitive under a House plan approved 77-20 Tuesday.

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Visclosky announces 19 Town Forums beginning Friday

MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will hold 19 Town Forums throughout Indiana’s First Congressional District this month. Visclosky hosts the forums each year to give constituents an opportunity to ask questions and to provide an update on the issues facing the region a…

January 02, 2014 12:00 am
Donnelly donates government shutdown pay to food banks

Donnelly donates government shutdown pay to food banks

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., has donated a portion of the salary he earned during the 16-day federal government shutdown to a Gary food bank.

November 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

Indiana Senate leader working toward U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Senate has invited lawmakers from every state to join him Dec. 7 at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home, to discuss the state-led process for crafting amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

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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.

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Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

Indiana sues feds to halt Obamacare employer mandate

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking a second legal shot at halting a piece of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

October 08, 2013 2:00 pm Related
Hoosier Congressman reveals GOP shutdown is pointless

Hoosier Congressman reveals GOP shutdown is pointless

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Congressman has accidentally exposed the government shutdown strategy of U.S. House Republicans -- they don't have one.

October 03, 2013 2:45 pm Related
Rokita offers tax cuts as Obamacare alternative

Rokita offers tax cuts as Obamacare alternative

INDIANAPOLIS | A group of Congressional Republicans, led in part by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, proposed an alternative to the Affordable Care Act Wednesday that goes beyond just repealing Obamacare.

September 18, 2013 6:00 pm Related
Hoosier's Obamacare funding fight could force government shutdown

Hoosier's Obamacare funding fight could force government shutdown

INDIANAPOLIS | A northeast Indiana congressman is risking a potential shutdown of the federal government in his last-ditch effort to delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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