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Letter to the editor: Krull’s attack of Sen. Delph unfair

To the editor: It is always entertaining when liberal elites attack Christian Statesman.  John Krull, the former head of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, has developed a fetish for my state Sen. Mike Delph.  Truth be told Krull is mad that he was disinvited to moderate a 2014 Jewish Community Relations Council candidates’ forum in Indianapolis […]

Commentary:  Mike Delph and Joe Donnelly’s Christmas wish

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Commentary: Mike Delph and Joe Donnelly’s Christmas wish

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Dear Santa, Here I am again, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana. I hesitate to write you again because I know Christmas is a long way away and because you have been so generous to me already. In 2012, when I was running for my Senate seat, you whispered in […]

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Donnelly’s military suicide legislation signed into law

Staff reporter TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – President Barack Obama has signed a provision authored by Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly into law that’s meant to prevent military suicides by requiring mental health assessments for all service members. The Jacob Sexton Military Suicide Prevention Act of 2014 is part of the national defense bill and is named for […]

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Donnelly bill aimed at preventing military suicides could pass this week

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill aimed at preventing suicides among military members is expected to pass the U.S. Senate this week. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., authored the Jacob Sexton Military Prevention Suicide Act of 2014 because he believes the U.S. military needs to improve its mental health screening system. “This will be […]

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Veterans invited to share their stories for national project

INDIANAPOLIS – Veterans can have their stories memorialized as part of the Veterans History Project during an event Aug. 25 in Fishers. U.S. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., who serves on the Senate Armed Services Committee, will host the program from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hamilton East Public Library. The Veterans History Project is […]

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Donnelly helps extend highway and transportation funding

By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate agreed on Tuesday to pass an act to help the shortfalls of the Highway Trust Fund that would take effect in early August, but Sen. Joe Donnelly said that a more permanent solution needs to be found. The Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 would […]

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Donnelly, Petraeus seek to help soldiers with financial issues

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly brought Holly Petraeus – who advocates for service members – to Indianapolis to tell members of the Indiana National Guard they are not alone as they face financial challenges in their lives. The pair met with groups of veteran service officers, local citizens, and with […]

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Donnelly visits France as part of D-Day commemoration

By Emily Metheny TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly honored veterans and fallen soldiers by walking on the beaches they stormed 70 years ago on Saturday. The Democrat flew to Caen, France, on June 5. The next day, he traveled to Pointe du Hoc, then to Omaha Beach before stopping for a ceremony involving […]

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Analysis: 2012 wins give Democrats hope for this and future elections

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Rep. Andre Carson looked across a sea of Democrats at the party’s state convention on Saturday and issued a challenge: Take back the Indiana Statehouse. Maybe not this year, he acknowledged to some cautious applause from the crowd. It might take a little time, what with the Republicans […]

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Indiana delegation looks to new leadership to fix VA issues

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier lawmakers said Friday they look forward to new veterans affairs leadership after Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned under pressure over problems involving cover ups and wait times for care at government-run hospitals. But lawmakers said the resignation doesn’t solve the VA’s problems. “Congress and the American people must not […]

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