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Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

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Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Boy, it would be fun to play poker with Donald Trump. Probably profitable, too. Judging from the way he’s handled the investigation into his campaign’s – and now, apparently, his administration’s and his family’s – ties with Russia, the president of the United States doesn’t know how to bluff. […]

Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

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Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the United States, we elect presidents. Not kings. This is what Donald Trump does not understand – or at least that he pretends not to understand. In this country, the people and the laws of the nation are not subordinate to the chief executive. He is subordinate to […]

Commentary: Lies and the liars who tell them

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Commentary: Lies and the liars who tell them

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – One of the most disturbing things about the current political era is the ease with which partisans make excuses for lying. Not long ago, I wrote a column in which I said that perhaps it was appropriate that the Trumps and the Clintons would be linked in history, because, […]

Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

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Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – What if Chelsea Clinton had done it? What if the daughter of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton had met with someone representing a hostile foreign power who wanted to give her dirt on her mother’s political opponent? What if she had said, “I […]

Commentary: Donald Trump and the locked gate

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Commentary: Donald Trump and the locked gate

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – She was a grand dame, a refined Southern blueblood, and she knew it. She believed in the prerogatives of class – felt, to her core, that the circumstances of her birth entitled her to certain privileges, a social standing elevated above that of others. I met her during the […]

Commentary: Strange crusade against Clinton Foundation

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Commentary: Strange crusade against Clinton Foundation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Thank goodness the Clinton Foundation didn’t fund or find a cure for cancer. If the foundation had put an end to that scourge, outraged conservatives likely would demand the death penalty for Bill, Hillary, Chelsea and their extended family. Certainly that is the response one might guess from the […]

Commentary: The Clintons make Republicans stop thinking

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Commentary: The Clintons make Republicans stop thinking

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republicans are about to suffer another attack of stupidity. An Associated Press story detailing that major donors to the Clinton Foundation managed to secure meetings with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state has sent GOP fire-breathers into overdrive. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump flooded social media with […]

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Clinton’s personal approach to speech resonates with Indiana delegate

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Former President Bill Clinton’s address to the Democratic National Convention about Hillary Clinton took personal turn. The former politician opened his remarks by telling his story of how he met Hillary Clinton in college and describing her early passion for public service. “When she got to college, her support […]

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Presidential campaign event schedule for Saturday

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — None of the presidential candidates have public appearances scheduled in Indiana Saturday, but that isn’t slowing down the campaigns. Former President Bill Clinton will make several stops in northern Indiana Saturday. He’ll start his day at the Howard County Democratic Party’s Pre-Primary Pancake Breakfast in Kokomo at 10:30 a.m. Doors […]

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Families drawn to hear Bill Clinton campaign

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hillary Clinton supporters, including many families with small children, packed into a sweltering campaign office to hear former President Bill Clinton campaign for his wife. It was eight-year-old Reagan’s idea for her mom, Lynde Weiland, to drive them from Fishers and attend Tuesday’s event in Indianapolis. “We live […]

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