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From underdog to victor: Young headed to Congress

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — When Democrat Evan Bayh replaced Baron Hill on the ticket for U.S. Senate in July, Republican Todd Young was not expected to give an acceptance speech on election night. But Young, won the seat vacated by Republican Sen. Dan Coat’s with a 10 percent lead over his Democratic counterpart […]

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Hollingsworth beats Yoder to clinch 9th District

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The race for Indiana’s 9th District, a key congressional seat, was seen as a toss-up until election night. Republican Trey Hollingsworth won with 54 percent of the vote to Democrat Shelli Yoder’s 40 percent with 99 percent of precincts reporting. “My promise to you is that we are going […]

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Carson joins House sit-in, demanding vote on gun control measures

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joined Democrats in Washington as they staged a sit-in to protest to push for movement on gun control. “My colleagues & I have had enough,” Carson posted on Twitter Wednesday. “We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun […]

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DeLaney to introduce gun control legislation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to propose gun control legislation during the next General Assembly. “Indiana has very, very limited laws on gun safety, and in the case of James Wesley Howell, we utterly, utterly failed to enforce our very weak laws,” DeLaney said during a press conference Tuesday. […]

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Video: Reps. Todd Young and Marlin Stutzman react to primary results

 

Commentary: The civil life

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Commentary: The civil life

By John Guy TheStatehouseFile.com Is Congress failing to keep the peace? In a peaceful society, leaders’ discourse is respectful both of individuals and of institutions.  Peace is engendered when disagreement is expressed with empathy and understanding, with respect for the position, assigned function and opinion of others. If respect is missing at the top, is […]

Commentary: An end to a real-life Hunger Games

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Commentary: An end to a real-life Hunger Games

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Just before President Barack Obama and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence delivered the State of the Union and the State of the State speeches, four former leaders in Congress floated an intriguing idea. Among them was former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Indiana. The others were Lugar’s old colleagues in the […]

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AG disappointed in Congress’ decision to funnel money away from Crime Victims Fund

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is speaking out against part of the federal budget deal. “It is unconscionable that a fund created to funnel desperately needed dollars into state and local victim service providers will be raided to pay for government’s inability to find sound, long-term solutions to reducing debt,” Zoeller said in […]

Commentary: What faith might teach politicians

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Commentary: What faith might teach politicians

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Former U.S. Sen. John Danforth, R-Missouri, tells me how people of faith can restore our political process to something resembling sanity. Danforth, an ordained Episcopal priest in addition to being a lawyer, talks with me on the radio show I host. We’re chatting because he’s written a book, “The […]

Commentary: The devil and Daniel Webster

Commentary: The devil and Daniel Webster

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com This great story was published nearly 80 years ago. The chaotic state of affairs in Congress this week reminded me of it. In part because of the connection with real-life Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Florida, and partly because of the obvious congressional presence of the Devil, or as he is aptly named in the […]

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