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Commentary: Lee Hamilton’s America

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Commentary: Lee Hamilton’s America

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  BLOOMINGTON, Indiana – Lee Hamilton has some things to say about the state of the country. The former longtime Democratic congressman from Southern Indiana and I talk in a studio just a few doors down from his office here on Indiana University’s campus. He serves here as senior advisor to the […]

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Donnelly joined bipartisan group to end government shutdown

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Living on coffee, donuts and popcorn for the weekend, Sen. Joe Donnelly and nearly two dozen other lawmakers sat in a small Senate office passing a foam basketball around as they negotiated an end to the three-day government shutdown. “In true Hoosier tradition, we passed it around and whoever […]

Commentary: Trump’s America, year one

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Commentary: Trump’s America, year one

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Somehow, it’s appropriate that President Donald Trump marked his first anniversary in the Oval Office by presiding, enraged and ineffectual, over the collapse of government. The same turbulent forces that fueled Trump’s rise made the shutdown of the federal government inevitable. The divisions and distrust that he discerned and […]

Commentary: What happens when leaders don’t do their jobs

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Commentary: What happens when leaders don’t do their jobs

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Once again, the federal government tiptoes along a cliff’s edge. A government shutdown looms. Whenever such a shutdown is threatened, markets spiral and portfolios dip. People who are dependent upon government services – people needing to sign up for Social Security or Medicare, for example begin to worry. When […]