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AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

AUSTIN BAY: Conditions stalk Obama's uncertain coalition

President Barack Obama has declared, repeatedly, that U.S. ground troops will not have a combat mission in his war against the Islamic State. Obama ardently pledged he would not be "dragged" into another Iraq ground war.

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BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

For political junkies, the notion of former Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh challenging Gov. Mike Pence was as enticing as a Sox vs. Cubs World Series.

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Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Three weeks after losing his House leadership post for failing to disclose a major conflict of interest, state Rep. Eric Turner, R-Cicero, announced Friday he's quitting the Legislature.

September 19, 2014 4:25 pm
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — As a drizzly mist enveloped Edinburgh in the grim weather locals call dreich, Scots coped Friday with a potent mixture of relief and disappointment, anger and joy, after voting to reject independence.

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Scots reject independence in historic vote

Scots reject independence in historic vote

EDINBURGH, Scotland | Scottish voters have rejected independence, deciding to remain part of the United Kingdom after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.

September 19, 2014 12:45 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Single-party rule doesn't work well for Indiana

After nearly four years of one-party rule in Indiana, it seems only fair to examine how the Statehouse club management is doing.

September 18, 2014 12:00 am

AG accuses abortion docs of paperwork errors

INDIANAPOLIS | The medical license of Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, a former Gary abortion provider, could be revoked after Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a 1,833-count compliant against him Wednesday with the Indiana Medical Licensing Board.

September 17, 2014 4:30 pm
Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

Donnelly wants military suicide prevention plan OK'd

INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., expressed frustration Wednesday his legislation aimed at preventing military suicides likely won't get a final vote until after Election Day.

September 17, 2014 3:30 pm Video

Big changes to public pensions may be on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents considering a career in state or local government, including public education, may want to begin working in the next few years or risk losing a guaranteed pension benefit at retirement.

September 16, 2014 6:30 pm

Key lawmakers divided on more business tax cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A split appears to be developing between two powerful Republican state senators over whether Indiana businesses need more tax cuts.

September 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Senator: Indiana protected in Toll Road bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS | A top Hoosier lawmaker believes the state will suffer no harm if the operator of the Indiana Toll Road declares bankruptcy and sells its 75-year lease to run the highway after just eight years in business.

September 15, 2014 4:00 pm
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September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers interested in telling the federal government what they think of Gov. Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so.

September 14, 2014 11:00 pm Related

Crossing the Line -- Presidents

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Presidents.

September 14, 2014 5:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

Before Evan Bayh spoke at One Region's annual luncheon Wednesday, everyone was asking if the former senator and governor would announce whether he's going to run for governor in 2016. But that's wan't the right question.

September 14, 2014 9:00 am Related
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September 14, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

WALTER WILLIAMS: Favors, loot for sale by Congress

At a July fundraising event in Chicago, Michelle Obama remarked, "So, yeah, there's too much money in politics. There's (sic) special interests that have too much influence."

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

BRIAN HOWEY: Grasping the American ‘big stick’

Here’s a viewing assignment: A July edition of the PBS Frontline series titled “Losing Iraq.” 

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

WILLIAM NANGLE: Region needs cooperation, compromise

Twice last week the message of cooperation and compromise could be heard across the region.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

AUSTIN BAY: Obama's Re-WOT (Revived War on Terror)

President Barack Obama has a knack for repeatedly declaring peace. Now he is taking America to war against the Islamic State and its barbarian army of Islamist terrorists.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

GUEST COMMENTARY: With wealth, power goes responsibility

When faced with a far more powerful foe than ISIS, namely the USSR armed with nuclear weapons, the U.S. stood up to the invasion of Korea, launched the Berlin airlift and provided standing occupation forces to successfully nation-build Germany and Japan.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am
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September 13, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. policies toward ISIS must emphasize regional context

The challenge to governments and people of the Middle East and North Africa by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has to be met effectively. To succeed, U.S. leaders above all must be realistic as well as determined.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh not running for governor in 2016

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Evan Bayh will not run in 2016 for a second stint as Indiana governor.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

U.S. attorney discusses public corruption

SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting public corruption.  

September 12, 2014 7:30 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Challenging employer mandate defends state authority

The policy debate over whether Indiana should create a state-managed health insurance exchange or to continue to rely on a federal exchange is a decision for our Legislature.

September 12, 2014 12:00 am
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September 12, 2014 12:00 am
Bennett pays $5,000 ethics fine for campaign violation

Bennett pays $5,000 ethics fine for campaign violation

INDIANAPOLIS | Tony Bennett, the Republican former state superintendent of public instruction, has paid the $5,000 fine imposed in July for ethics violations associated with his unsuccessful 2012 re-election campaign.

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EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

EDITORIAL: Never forget attacks, never forget troops

Thirteen years ago today, the world was transfixed and transformed by the hijacked jetliners that crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and a farm field in Pennsylvania. Our world was forever changed.

September 11, 2014 12:05 am Related
Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

Bayh seeks end to partisan divisiveness for America's sake

MERRILLVILLE | Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh proclaimed Wednesday the future of the United States hinges on Americans eschewing divisive partisanship, agreeing to set aside their differences and working together for the good of all.

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State revenue short of target again

State revenue short of target again

INDIANAPOLIS | State revenue failed to meet expectations in August for the second month in a row, coming in $27.9 million below the revenue forecast.

September 10, 2014 4:21 pm Related
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Evan Bayh in Region today as lunch speaker

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Evan Bayh in Region today as lunch speaker

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Zoeller requests Supreme Court review of marriage ruling

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to hear his appeal of lower court decisions declaring unconstitutional Indiana's prohibition on same-sex marriage and its refusal to recognize gay marriages performed elsewhere.

September 09, 2014 3:30 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

EDITORIAL: Encourage increased voter turnout

Increasing voter turnout is vital to promoting a healthy democracy and building support for the democratic process.

September 09, 2014 12:00 am
Camp Summit's future uncertain

Camp Summit's future uncertain

LAPORTE | Gov. Mike Pence's office on Monday said the planned closure of the state's Camp Summit youth offender site on Oct. 1 is on hold for now.

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Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

Dems question state spending on marriage law defense

INDIANAPOLIS | The leader of the Indiana Democratic Party wants to know how much the state is spending to defend its law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples; a law that federal district and appellate courts have ruled is unconstitutional.

September 08, 2014 2:35 pm Related
Were the 2010 Indiana elections cursed?

Were the 2010 Indiana elections cursed?

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier voters in 2010 elected three Republicans to four-year terms as Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer.

September 07, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

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September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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September 07, 2014 12:00 am
JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

JOHN WOLF: Japan had to endure the unendurable

Editor's note: This is the seventh and final part in a series on the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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September 07, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

RICH JAMES: Right-to-work fight buoys Democrats

There are those who say the Indiana right-to-work law would be better named the right-to-work-for-less law.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

PETE SEAT: Outside Hoosier TV markets, try grassroots

Hotly contested races in Illinois, Ohio and Kentucky are producing voter annoyance and fatigue in Indiana, including in the region, providing a ceiling for both parties working to parlay their work in 2014 into gains in 2016.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
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