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Sanders rallies for jobs, condemns violence at Indy event

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rain could not stop thousands of Hoosiers from kicking off their week with U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, on Monument Circle. The former presidential candidate launched his multi-state “Pickup Tour” in Indianapolis Monday afternoon with a focus on jobs and the economy. Sanders is hosting the tour in conjunction […]

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Student debt plans differ among 9th District candidates

By Ashley Steeb, Bryan Wells and Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Hoosier college students feel the pressure of growing student loans, the candidates in the 9th District congressional race each embrace different methods for tackling student debt. The average debt for Indiana students receiving a four-year degree from a public university is more than […]

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A look back at the Democratic National Convention

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Now that the conventions are over, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will battle for next three months for one prize — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As Clinton and her running mate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania next week, take a look […]

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Clinton’s emotional speech eases Hoosier delegate’s concerns

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — The last night of the Democratic National Convention marked a moment in history when Hillary Clinton formally accepted the nomination as the first female presidential candidate of a major political party. “Today, we’ve reached a milestone in our nation’s march toward a more perfect union,” Clinton said. “Standing here […]

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Youngest Indiana delegate sees the convention as a dream come true

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — At the age of 14, Krishna Pathak knew he would visit the Democratic National Convention one day. And he was right. But the Indiana University sophomore, now 18, never dreamed he would be Indiana’s youngest delegate at the 2016 convention. “I think it’s great,” Pathak said. “I don’t leave Indiana […]

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Sanders brings in new voters, Indiana Democrats work to keep them

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — To former Indiana Rep. Dennis Avery, Bernie Sanders “brought new blood into the party.” “I think a lot of these young people you see in this room today, they’re going to stay in the party,” he said during an interview at the Democratic National Convention where he is serving as […]

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Indiana delegates join protest after Clinton secures nomination

By Shelby Mullis, Megan Powell and Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nomination for president Tuesday, but the historic outcome pushed hundreds of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, supporters to protest. Of Indiana’s 92 votes, Clinton received 48 votes, leaving Sanders behind with 43 votes. Sanders won the […]

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Can Democrats who “feel the Bern” rally behind Clinton?

By Andi TenBarge and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Day one of the Democratic National Convention started with a divide among the dedicated Bernie Sanders supporters and the Hillary Clinton supporters who are ready for unity. Traditionally, delegates are already rallied behind one candidate when it comes time for convention, but Monday’s crowd was painted […]

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Indiana delegates call for stricter security following DNC leaks

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — For several years, U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, has stressed the importance of cybersecurity on a national level. Now, Carson is pushing more than ever for stricter security after more than 19,000 Democratic National Committee emails were published on Wikileaks Friday. After leaked emails appeared to reveal Democratic party officials’ […]

Commentary: Why the jobs numbers don’t reassure

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Commentary: Why the jobs numbers don’t reassure

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The comedy team Abbott and Costello had a classic routine. It was called “Who’s on First.” The straight man – Bud Abbott – tried to explain a baseball lineup to his partner, the rubber-faced Lou Costello. The joke was that a guy named “Who” played first base. Another guy […]

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