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Day before caucus, Brooks campaigns in Iowa for Christie

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com DES MOINES, Iowa –U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, made her first appearance in Iowa alongside Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie Sunday evening. This comes after her recent endorsement to Christie’s campaign back in December 2015. The congresswoman spoke to voters about her working relationship as U.S. attorney with Christie after the […]

Commentary: Panic, the new national pastime

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Commentary: Panic, the new national pastime

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – On Thursday, officials in two Hendricks County school systems cancelled classes. – or perhaps several people – had made a sweeping threat to harm a specific student, her friends, her classmates and, for good measure, all blacks and gays. The threat prompted school and law enforcement leaders in Plainfield […]

Commentary: Surrendering to fear itself

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Commentary: Surrendering to fear itself

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Now we know. I’ve always wondered about shameful moments in American history, such as the internment of Japanese-American citizens during World War II. We imprisoned people without trials simply on the basis of who their ancestors were. We betrayed not just basic principles of our law but the very […]

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Chris Christie’s bridge over troubled waters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Chris Christie is in trouble. It’s probably not legal trouble that will most bedevil the New Jersey governor – a Republican who ran to a landslide victory in a Democratic state just a few months ago – in the scandal surrounding his administration’s efforts to disrupt traffic to settle […]