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Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and find out

By Logan Macaluso TheStatehouseFile.com As Donald Trump takes office as the 45th president of the United States, let’s test your knowledge of presidential history. For instance, did you know Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died within an hour of each other on the 50th anniversary of America’s independence? Test yourself and take the quiz. […]

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Donnelly to introduce legislation to protect U.S. jobs

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Brian Reed started working at Rexnord, an industrial supplier 24 years ago when he was 21 years old. Aiming for the American dream, the Indianapolis father said he dedicated himself to his duties at the plant. Now, Reed is one of thousands of Hoosiers expected to lose their jobs. Reed […]

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The misfortunes of the vice presidents from Indiana

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has produced five vice presidents, but history shows that they didn’t have the best of luck once in office. “I just want to give Mike Pence an advanced warning that sometimes Hoosiers and the vice presidency do not go well together,” said Ray Boomhower, senior editor of the […]

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Pence speaks out after DNC email hack

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence, who is running alongside Donald Trump as the Republican vice presidential candidate, said Russia will face “serious consequences” if it’s discovered they were behind the email hack that has caused upheaval ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Prior to the Democratic National Convention, the party’s email was hacked […]

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State officials react to the Dallas shooting

By Nicole Hernandez TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — State and local leaders are expressing their condolences for those involved in the overnight Dallas shootings and voicing support for local law enforcement. “Our condolences and prayers go out to the families of the law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the horrific ambush in Dallas last night,” […]

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Don’t call us Indianans! Senators send letter to government office

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Call us Hoosiers. That’s what Indiana’s U.S. Senators Dan Coats and Joe Donnelly are asking the Government Publishing Office. The style guide for the office currently uses the term “Indianan.” The Government Publishing Office is the federal government’s printing office. It is responsible for producing, publishing, distributing and preserving information […]

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Indiana security the focus of Donnelly’s Middle East visit

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Government officials, including U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, traveled across the world to review the safety of Americans firsthand. Donnelly, an Democrat from Indiana, led a weeklong congressional delegation through the Middle East to review U.S. and allied missile defense systems. “As a senator, my top priority is the safety […]

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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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