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BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

BRIAN HOWEY: Bopp’s overhaul of U.S. election finance

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.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

BRIAN HOWEY: Delph’s re-election isn't foregone conclusion

Mike Delph is a Republican state senator from Carmel, but he is well known to Republicans throughout the state.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

BRIAN HOWEY: Marriage and unintended consequences

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.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: If you believe in marriage amendment, then own it

BRIAN HOWEY: If you believe in marriage amendment, then own it

"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.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

BRIAN HOWEY: The historic auto payoff for Hoosiers

Indiana is the “Crossroads of America.” We are the second ranking automobile manufacturer in the nation.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

Obamacare funding fight might have been Mourdock's moment

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.

September 30, 2013 4:30 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Republicans in time warp on Obamacare

BRIAN HOWEY: Republicans in time warp on 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…

June 02, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Clowning around with Chocola, Mourdock

BRIAN HOWEY: Clowning around with Chocola, Mourdock

Chris Chocola is not a clown.

March 17, 2013 12:00 am
Conservative group to demand lawmakers approve Pence income tax cut

Conservative group to demand lawmakers approve Pence income tax cut

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.

March 07, 2013 7:00 pm
Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

Richard Lugar's next chapter: A Q&A with Indiana's longest-serving U.S. senator

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.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly

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…

February 18, 2013 12:00 am
Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

Mr. Lugar stays in Washington

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.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

Donnelly takes oath to represent Indiana in U.S. Senate

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.

January 03, 2013 5:30 pm Related
Year-end Indiana stories

Year-end Indiana stories

Indiana enacts right-to-work law despite loud objections

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

Lugar era ends after 36 years in Senate

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.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Valuable state debates need some tweaking

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.

December 30, 2012 12:00 am
Deadly shootings dominate headlines in 2012

Deadly shootings dominate headlines in 2012

A look back at the events that shaped the past year:

December 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Joe Donnelly, Richard Mourdock

Joe Donnelly, Richard Mourdock

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…

December 28, 2012 6:36 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Lake County should pay the tax piper now, or pay him later

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.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Results of Lake County's 2012 general election

Results of Lake County's 2012 general election

This report shows the unofficial results of Lake County's Nov. 6, 2012, general election.

November 14, 2012 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

BRIAN HOWEY: Positives, negatives of campaign 2012

On Election Day, as I headed to my office to watch the returns, I stopped to pick up some Chinese carryout.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Misreading electorate likely cost Mourdock Senate victory

Misreading electorate likely cost Mourdock Senate victory

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Richard Mourdock has never changed who he is or what he believes for the sake of higher office, and likely never will.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

The Democratic empire strikes back

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Democratic party reasserted its overwhelming influence on local government.

November 07, 2012 7:00 pm

MARK KIESLING: Baggage can sink the ship, but then again maybe not

The captain of the H.M.S. Titanic had his iceberg, and the Indiana Republican Party had its Richard Mourdock.

November 06, 2012 9:30 pm
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