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There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.
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For a major state political party running on fumes, the “Big Dem Weekend” should put the Hoosier political establishment on notice that the super minority Democrats are ready to feed off what they call the “socially divisive Republican agenda.”
As Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign in February 2011, the most conspicuous person in the wings was Terre Haute attorney Jim Bopp Jr.
Mike Delph is a Republican state senator from Carmel, but he is well known to Republicans throughout the state.
In 1988, with 20 years into the Republican gubernatorial dynasty, there stood the ideal candidate — Lt. Gov. John Mutz. He was of excellent pedigree, having served with distinction under two-term Gov. Robert Orr. He had been a successful state senator and a corporate executive.
"Let the people decide." We have heard this cry from Gov. Mike Pence and a number of Republican members of the Indiana General Assembly when it comes to House Joint Resolution 6 — the constitutional amendment on same-sex marriage.
Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation.
INDIANAPOLIS | Had a few thousand votes gone a different way last year, an Indiana senator likely would be standing side-by-side with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in his quixotic effort to defund Obamacare.
If you’re a Democrat, you’re looking over your shoulder heading into the 2014 Affordable Care Act installation (and mid-term elections) and pointing out that people with pre-existing conditions will be covered, there no longer will be annual limits for coverage received, and that college kid…
Chris Chocola is not a clown.
INDIANAPOLIS | A debate between leaders of the Republican-controlled General Assembly and Republican Gov. Mike Pence over whether Indiana can afford Pence's campaign promise to reduce the state's income tax rate by 10 percent is about to go public in a big way.
WASHINGTON | Richard Lugar takes a seat at a well-worn circular conference table. In an office filled with shiny, new fixtures, it's a notable relic from his 36-year career in the Senate.
Democrat Joe Donnelly thanks supporters after winning the U.S. Senate seat over Republican Richard Mourdock at an election night celebration in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Donnelly triumphed in one of the nation's most tumultuous Senate races, capitalizing on fallout over his tea pa…
WASHINGTON | The Dupont Circle office building is just 2-1/2 miles from the U.S. Capitol, where Richard Lugar built a legacy of statesmanship over the past 36 years.
INDIANAPOLIS | Demonstrating the bipartisanship he's promised will define his tenure in office, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was sworn in Thursday with two of Indiana's former U.S. senators — Republican Dick Lugar and Democrat Evan Bayh — standing beside him.
Indiana enacts right-to-work law despite loud objections
INDIANAPOLIS | For the first time in a generation, U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, R-Ind., will not be seated at his desk in the ornate Senate chamber when a new Congress convenes on Thursday.
Hoosier voters are extremely fortunate. It may seem like a very minor point, but we have the Indiana Debate Commission, a group of journalists and academics that formed in 2007 to provide a fitting forum for decision making in gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races.
A look back at the events that shaped the past year:
This Oct. 15, 2012 file photo shows Indiana Senate candidates, Democrat Joe Donnelly, left, and Republican Richard Mourdock talk after participating in a debate in Indianapolis. Donnelly defeated Mourdock, seizing upon the Republican's awkward debate comment that pregnancy resulting from rap…
From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.
Lake County's little toe is in the pond of debt, and it makes me wonder how long it's going to be until the county starts going down for the third time.
This report shows the unofficial results of Lake County's Nov. 6, 2012, general election.
On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.
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