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Pence's principles have this Democrat's vote

Our Gov. Mike Pence seems to be a man of character along with principles -- like some other elected officials of our great nation America.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County Republicans deny involvement in smear postcard

VALPARAISO | Porter County Republicans are denying involvement in a postcard slamming a Democratic candidate.

May 09, 2014 7:58 pm
Porter County Council -- District 1 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council -- District 1 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Jim Biggs and Kyle Yelton are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 1.

April 22, 2014 3:18 pm
Indiana House -- District 11 Candidate (R)

Indiana House -- District 11 Candidate (R)

Mike Aylesworth is one of the candidates for the Indiana House -- District 11 seat.

April 21, 2014 2:00 pm
Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidate (R)

Lake County Council -- District 2 Candidate (R)

Catherine Campbell is one of the candidates (R) for Lake County Council -- District 2.

April 21, 2014 1:58 pm
Porter County Commissioner Candidates (R)

Porter County Commissioner Candidates (R)

Incumbent Nancy Adams and Jeff Good are the candidates (R) for Porter County Commissioner.

April 21, 2014 1:56 pm
Lake County Sheriff Candidates (R)

Lake County Sheriff Candidates (R)

John Ramos and Dan Bursac are the candidates (R) for Lake County Sheriff.

April 14, 2014 6:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

OFFBEAT: Shirley Temple's smile and spirit will be long remembered

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

MARC CHASE: Reform won't come from uncontested power

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.

February 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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For Illinois senators, an odd public friendship

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.

December 20, 2013 11:51 pm

Toeing the party line? GOP assessor candidates have partial Dem voting histories

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.

October 29, 2013 3:01 pm
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

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.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Education board appointment a spoil of political war

MARC CHASE: Education board appointment a spoil of political war

"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.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Making history without spiking the football

MARC CHASE: Making history without spiking the football

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?

August 29, 2013 12:00 am

Americans must view greed as moral evil

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.

August 06, 2013 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

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.

July 31, 2013 3:25 pm

Lawson mum on staffer who sent political tweet

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.

June 24, 2013 2:15 pm Related

Observors: Van Til's indictment adds to region's political corruption stain

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.

May 18, 2013 5:15 pm
No Schock: Decision doesn't faze fellow Republicans

No Schock: Decision doesn't faze fellow Republicans

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.

April 27, 2013 9:45 pm

Obama has done much despite Republican opposition

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.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
Dan Dernulc named GOP county chairman

Dan Dernulc named GOP county chairman

Dan Dernulc

March 02, 2013 11:19 am

Caucus set to fill Center Twp. Board seat

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.

January 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Nicholas Gasparovic will leave Lake County elections board

CROWN POINT | The changing of the guard continues at the Lake County elections board.

January 02, 2013 1:30 pm
Snyder recounts first year in office as Portage mayor

Snyder recounts first year in office as Portage mayor

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.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Caucus scheduled Dec. 12 for S'ville Town Council vacancy

SCHERERVILLE | A caucus has been set to select a person to fill the vacant 2nd Ward Town Council spot in Schererville.

December 03, 2012 6:38 pm

Nation's real problem is spending, not low taxes

We keep hearing that the fiscal cliff is coming, and if we don’t do something now, we will go into another recession.

December 03, 2012 12:00 am

I have the way to get America on right track again

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…

November 22, 2012 12:00 am
Soliday responds to claims of Valpo school petition leader

Soliday responds to claims of Valpo school petition leader

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.

November 14, 2012 1:06 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Region's own Mary Matalin back, minus hubby, for pre-election fun

OFFBEAT: Region's own Mary Matalin back, minus hubby, for pre-election fun

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am
Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin in 2007

Political strategists James Carville and wife Mary Matalin in 2007

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.

November 01, 2012 3:16 pm
County candidates square off in forum

County candidates square off in forum

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.

October 23, 2012 8:45 pm
Commissioner candidate fundraising down by nearly half from two years ago

Commissioner candidate fundraising down by nearly half from two years ago

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.

October 20, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Pence stumps for area GOP candidates in M'ville event

Pence stumps for area GOP candidates in M'ville event

MERRILLVILLE | Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence stepped out of his red pickup and into a warm reception Saturday outside Pinnacle Hospital.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Cloud computing brings education down to earth

Cloud computing brings education down to earth

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…

September 18, 2012 12:00 am

Romney nominated; wife Ann convention star speaker

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…

August 28, 2012 10:30 pm Related
When partisan politics stretch parent-child bonds

When partisan politics stretch parent-child bonds

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.

August 27, 2012 9:00 am

Union Township Republicans seek Advisory Board member

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.

August 11, 2012 7:15 pm

Pence pushes Indiana growth

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.

June 15, 2012 10:30 pm
GOP rising star visits to stump for Mourdock campaign

GOP rising star visits to stump for Mourdock campaign

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.

June 04, 2012 5:15 pm Photos

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Hoffman, Graham draw most votes in council races

Hoffman, Graham draw most votes in council races

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.

May 08, 2012 10:40 pm Photos

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Lugar visits Port of Indiana

Lugar visits Port of Indiana

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.

May 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Lugar visits Port of Indiana

Lugar visits 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.

May 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Lugar visits Port of Indiana

Lugar visits Port of Indiana

U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar, left, speaks Thursday at the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor after receiving the Lunch Pail Republican endorsement.

May 03, 2012 6:30 pm
Lugar visits Port of Indiana

Lugar visits Port of Indiana

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.

May 03, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Pence seeks local advice on job creation

Pence seeks local advice on job creation

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.

March 16, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Extend right-to-freeload to other costly services

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.

March 12, 2012 12:00 am

Presidential race has worst GOP choices in 40 years

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…

March 12, 2012 12:00 am

If we're to follow Bible, what about these verses?

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…

March 10, 2012 12:00 am

GOP debate showed they lost touch with reality

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…

March 03, 2012 12:00 am
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