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Indiana politicians respond to Obama’s last State of the Union

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS- President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address Tuesday sparked a variety of emotions among U.S. political leaders as he emphasized four main themes for the upcoming year. Obama first spoke to the nation about how he would like to give everyone equal opportunities and job security in our economy. […]

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Doritos, dogs & football: FC alum tries to conquer Super Bowl commercial contest

By Alysia Funderburg TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Franklin College graduate Travis Braun refuses to acknowledge defeat and is once again entering in the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest. Braun entered the contest in 2015 and finished as a top ten finalist. This year he isn’t giving up and said he has “[found] a way to […]

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County judge will attend the State of the Union as Donnelly’s guest

By Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union next week, Floyd County Judge Maria Granger will be in the audience. Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, invited Granger to honor her work as an advocate for veterans. “My invitation to the State of the Union says boldly that […]

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AG disappointed in Congress’ decision to funnel money away from Crime Victims Fund

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is speaking out against part of the federal budget deal. “It is unconscionable that a fund created to funnel desperately needed dollars into state and local victim service providers will be raided to pay for government’s inability to find sound, long-term solutions to reducing debt,” Zoeller said in […]

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Congress passes National Defense Authorization Act

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The National Defense Authorization Act, authored by Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, is on its way to the desk of President Barack Obama. Congress passed the bill, which would provide improved mental health care for military personnel and their families, Wednesday. “At a time when our nation faces significant challenges with […]

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Hoosier lawmakers respond to Boehner’s decision to step down

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Members of Indiana’s congressional delegation responded Friday to the news that Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, would be resigning both as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and his seat in Congress by thanking him for his service and his friendship. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, in some ways set the […]

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Hoosier politicians part of the crowd for Pope’s address

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Several members of Indiana’s congressional delegation welcomed and applauded Pope Francis’ address to Congress Thursday morning, even though he spoke about such divisive issues as immigration, income inequality, climate change and the death penalty. It was the first time in American history that a pontiff addressed Congress. The significance of […]

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Robert Hall announces bid for 9th congressional district seat

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bloomington resident Robert Hall officially announced his bid to be the Republican nominee for Indiana’s 9th congressional district seat Tuesday. Hall said in a statement he’s the “true conservative” in the race. “I’m the only candidate who will vote against John Boehner on day one, oppose raising the debt limit, oppose omnibus spending bills […]

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Young locking in fundraising advantage for U.S. Senate race

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Several other familiar Republican names have joined Al Hubbard and Jim Kittle, both former chairs of the Indiana Republican Party, in support of U.S Rep. Todd Young’s U.S Senate campaign. Young announced the list of statewide steering committee members on Tuesday. It includes Murray Clark, former Indiana Republican Party […]

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U.S. Senate race on level playing field

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The race for Indiana’s open U.S. Senate seat could divide the GOP between its two most important constituencies – social conservatives and business-minded Republicans. But experts and political observers say whoever wins will be a strong candidate to take on the likely Democratic nominee, Baron Hill. “We have three […]

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