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Commentary: Malala, Nabila and the face of struggle

By Dan Carpenter TheStatehouseFile.com How do you solve the problem with Malala? How do you begin to pay adequate homage to this tiny pillar of prophetic courage while retaining the necessary reservations about celebrity politics and skepticism toward the Nobel establishment, the U.S. government, and their bundle of motives? You might consider Nabila. Nabila Rehman […]

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Pence meets with HHS secretary to talk health care

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence met Monday with a key federal official in his quest to win approval for an expansion of a health care plan for low-income Hoosiers. Pence  characterized his conversation with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell as “substantive” but he said differences remain between what […]

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Analysis: Presidential visit is more than just a photo op for community it highlights

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s easy sometimes to be a tad cynical about staged political events like the one President Barack Obama had Friday in Princeton. He came to the Millennium Steel plant, a Toyota supplier, to talk about the economy, his support for a minimum wage hike and the importance of infrastructure […]

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Video & story: Obama talks manufacturing, economy during stop in Princeton

Obama visit from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com PRINCETON, Ind. – President Barack Obama spent the afternoon of National Manufacturing Day here addressing students, business leaders and local factory workers at Millennium Steel Services – a key supplier for the Toyota production plant located next door. Standing on a platform in front of […]

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Pence, Obama talk health care on airport tarmac

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com PRINCETON, Ind. – Gov. Mike Pence snagged President Barack Obama just steps off Air Force One on Friday and asked for help winning federal approval of the state’s plan to expand health care to low-income Hoosiers. Pence had asked for a private meeting about the issue and instead got about five […]

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Pence seeks meeting with Obama about health care

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence plans to talk with Barack Obama about the state’s low-income health care plan while the president is in Indiana on Friday for a speech about the economy. Pence sent a request for a private meeting to the White House on Thursday morning, just a day […]

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Pence sends letter to president on immigration crisis

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing “profound concern” about what the governor called “the federal government’s mishandling” of unaccompanied children coming into the United States from Latin America. Pence’s letter came at a time when thousands of unaccompanied children are arriving in the United […]

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Commentary: When constitutions fail

By Craig Ladwig Indiana Policy Review Do we put too much stock in constitutions? What if securing liberty is harder work than putting words on paper? Our foundation tried to answer that question 20 years ago this month. It filed a lawsuit against the Indiana Legislature, which had hidden a pay raise in a package […]

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Pence pledges to fight EPA carbon rules; environments applaud proposed reductions

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence said a proposed EPA clean energy rule will be “devastating” to Indiana’s economies, Hoosier families and jobs. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plan calls for states to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. Pence called the plan […]

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Indiana delegation looks to new leadership to fix VA issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier lawmakers said Friday they look forward to new veterans affairs leadership after Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned under pressure over problems involving cover ups and wait times for care at government-run hospitals. But lawmakers said the resignation doesn’t solve the VA’s problems. “Congress and the American people must not […]

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