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Commentary: A game of political limbo

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Commentary: A game of political limbo

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A senior member of the Republican caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives from a key swing state says he’s quitting, right in the middle of his term. U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, R-Ohio, is a mainstream Republican who has expressed frustration with the federal government’s ability to, well, govern. […]

Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

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Commentary: When bribery is just part of the job

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  Imagine working in an industry where bribery and extortion are just how you conduct your everyday business. You want something from a colleague who won’t listen to your point of view? Just offer him or her a bribe. When your boss or colleague wants you to do something you might not […]

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Donnelly at Dems baseball practice when shooting occurred at GOP field

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly had just walked off the baseball field and was getting ready for batting practice when U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle said, “Oh my God.” Donnelly and other Democrats were practicing in D.C. for a charity baseball game against Republicans when they heard of an attack on […]

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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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