Our Gov. Mike Pence seems to be a man of character along with principles -- like some other elected officials of our great nation America.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Republicans are denying involvement in a postcard slamming a Democratic candidate.
Incumbent Jim Biggs and Kyle Yelton are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 1.
Mike Aylesworth is one of the candidates for the Indiana House -- District 11 seat.
Catherine Campbell is one of the candidates (R) for Lake County Council -- District 2.
Incumbent Nancy Adams and Jeff Good are the candidates (R) for Porter County Commissioner.
John Ramos and Dan Bursac are the candidates (R) for Lake County Sheriff.
It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Perhaps Lake County Republicans aren't endangered species after all. Maybe it's time to retract the characterization I've made in past columns of a minuscule number of conservatives wandering the region.
CHICAGO | On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything — much less birthday cake.
CROWN POINT | Two women hoping to be named Lake County assessor Friday by Republican precinct committeemen have had dalliances over the years with the opposing party.
While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
"To the victor belongs the spoils." - This famous quote from former New York Sen. William L. Marcy has been ringing true in our political system for generations.
Is anyone else out there more drawn to the receiver or back who does something momentous on the gridiron and doesn't spike the football?
They are still at it. After the inaugural on Jan. 20, 2009, Republican leaders gathered and decided to make sure the Obama administration serves one term — that it fail.
The July 31 edition of the Roundtable begins with the AP's story on how former Indiana school superintendent Tony Bennett changed the grade of failing school run by a key Republican donor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson is taking no public action against the employee who issued a campaign message on the Republican's office Twitter account.
CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.
SPRINGFIELD | U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s decision to forgo a run for Illinois governor cut to four the number of Republicans publicly mulling a bid for the state’s top office in 2014.
When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Republican leaders vowed to make him fail even though the economy was in the most dangerous collapse since 1929 through 1932.
VALPARAISO | A replacement for retired Center Township Board member Charles Hazlett will be chosen at a caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the commissioners' chambers at the Porter County Government Center in Valparaiso.
CROWN POINT | The changing of the guard continues at the Lake County elections board.
PORTAGE | James Snyder says his first year as mayor of the region's third largest city has been exciting, full of challenges and a learning experience.
SCHERERVILLE | A caucus has been set to select a person to fill the vacant 2nd Ward Town Council spot in Schererville.
We keep hearing that the fiscal cliff is coming, and if we don’t do something now, we will go into another recession.
I read David Binkowski's letter with interest. First he talked about everything he feels the president has done wrong. Then he criticized society for everything he feels is wrong and says how ashamed our Founding Fathers would be. To end it all, he tells us to stop placing blame, get our pri…
VALPARAISO | If those seeking to change to an elected Valparaiso School Board hoped to do so by replacing either state Sen. Ed Charbonneau or state Rep. Ed Soliday, both Republicans, they were naive of the workings of the state legislature, Soliday said.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin attend a party held by CNN celebrating Larry King's 50 years of broadcasting in New York, Wednesday, April 18, 2007.
VALPARAISO | Candidates for contested Porter County Council and commissioner seats pretty much agreed with each other Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
VALPARAISO | The two candidates for South District county commissioner raised about half the money this year as was generated by the candidates in the last contested general election race for the board in 2010.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence stepped out of his red pickup and into a warm reception Saturday outside Pinnacle Hospital.
Hobart Middle School teacher Matthew Whiteman asked a question via Twitter and had it answered by candidate Newt Gingrich in January during the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina. Whiteman tweeted, "Ask whether NCLB (No Child Left Behine) has been a success or a failure, and wh…
TAMPA, Fla. | Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against Presiden…
When David Burrows took on Barry Goldwater and Ayn Rand as "mentors" at age 14, his parents wanted to know what else he was doing that they might be ashamed of.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Republican precinct chairs will hold a caucus to replace Union Township Advisory Board member Tim Vojslavek at 7 p.m. Thursday. The caucus will be at the Porter Township trustee's office.
MUNSTER | Indiana can lead the nation in economic development and job growth for its people, U.S. Rep. Mike Pence said in his gubernatorial campaign stop Friday afternoon at the Centennial Park clubhouse.
MERRILLVILLE | State Treasurer Richard Mourdock brought one of the GOP's rising stars — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, of Florida — to speak Monday to Northwest Indiana Republicans.
VALPARAISO | It will be three Republican newcomers seeking election to the Porter County Council against three Democrats who are either incumbents or have been on the council in the past.
U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, left, shakes hands with David Fagan, chairman of the Indiana Lunch Pail Republicans, after receiving the group's endorsement Thursday at the Port of Indiana.
Various public relations and media members listen to U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar and Indiana Lunch Pail Republican Chairman David Fagan speak Thursday at the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor after Lugar received the Lunch Pail Republican endorsement.
U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, left, speaks Thursday at the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor after receiving the Lunch Pail Republican endorsement.
PORTAGE | Raymond Connors showed U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar the huge crane he operates, removing steel from ships at the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor.
VALPARAISO | Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence brought his "Jobs Tour" to Valparaiso on Friday, touring Task Force Tips and collecting job creation ideas from several area business owners.
Thank you, Gov. Mitch Daniels and your Republican friends, for the right-to-freeload -- oops, right-to-work -- law. How wonderful to demand services and have no obligation to pay.
Always been one, but the worst Republican choices in 40 years leaves me none. Representative of a minority of Americans, touting the same old lines and distanced from the needs and trials of the masses, they just do not seem to have any idea of how to represent the people or provide a direct…
We should be appalled by the Senate's rejection of the Republican bill trampling the rights of religious institutions. After all, Genesis 1:28 clearly states: "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it." Clearly contraception gets in the way. While contraception does p…
Did anyone really listen to the last Republican presidential debate? If so, you heard Newt Gingrich say he can lower gas to $2.50 by drilling and drilling and more drilling and by eliminating the Environmental Protection Agency. Of course we don't need anyone regulating the oil companies. Th…
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