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Hoosier heads out-of-state for chance to finally meet Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com MORAINE, Ohio — Charles Rice has been a Hoosier since birth, but there was one thing the 20-year-old hadn’t done yet that he felt was necessary as an Indiana native. He had never met Gov. Mike Pence. At least he hadn’t until Wednesday when his opportunity came. Rice traveled four hours […]

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Sanders upsets Clinton, Trump wins again in Michigan

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com  PONTIAC, Mich. — Eyes are on Michigan as businessman Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders take home primary victories there. It was a close call for Democratic candidates Sanders and Hillary Clinton as Sanders won with 50 percent and Clinton followed at 48 percent, according to CNN. One question Clinton’s campaign […]

Commentary: Nancy Reagan and a forgotten truth

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Commentary: Nancy Reagan and a forgotten truth

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes history makes a statement. Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died Sunday morning. She was 94. Her death severed one of the last ties with Ronald Reagan’s presidency, which Republican politicians now so often honor without really understanding. They weave a fictional tale of Ronald Reagan as an unflinching […]

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Commentary: If you can’t say something nice, run for president

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The 2016 presidential campaign has become the ultimate good news/bad news joke. The good news is that the race has been ugly. Let’s take stock of what has happened so far. The Republican Party’s 2012 nominee, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, unloaded Thursday on the frontrunner for the nomination […]

Commentary: Trump and the GOP firing squad

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Commentary: Trump and the GOP firing squad

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – It’s a shame the early 20th-century humorist Will Rogers isn’t alive to edit one of his most famous remarks. “I don’t belong to any organized political party,” Rogers once quipped. “I’m a Democrat.” If Rogers were with us today, he’d likely be aiming that jab at Republicans, who are […]

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Coats endorses Rubio in presidential race

Staff Report TheStatehoueFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Indiana, is throwing his support behind Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio. “After months of spirited debates and now three consequential primary contests, it is time to focus on which Republican candidate can best unite our party, earn the support of independents and disaffected Democrats and win […]

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Rubio, Cruz remain on Indiana ballot

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz will remain on the Indiana ballot after challenges surrounding their eligibility. The Indiana Election Commission met Friday and heard from Richard Carter and Bob Kern about removing the presidential candidates from Indiana’s primary election ballot. Both had concerns about the candidates […]

Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

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Commentary: Antonin Scalia and our divided land

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Americans these days, it seems, can’t stop fighting long enough to have a funeral. When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep Friday night, the nation’s started squabbling over the processor of naming his successor within seconds. The news of Scalia’s passing barely had broken before […]

Commentary: Iowa and the key to the bank

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Commentary: Iowa and the key to the bank

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – People misread the Iowa caucuses. They grouse about the influence that a somewhat sparsely populated and mostly homogenous state has on the process of selecting the leader of an increasingly diverse and urban nation. They complain, too, that the means of determining which candidates get which delegates to the […]

Commentary: This fine whine doesn’t age well

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Commentary: This fine whine doesn’t age well

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Bill Clinton was ticked. It was 1992, not long before the Indiana presidential primary. Clinton, then the Arkansas governor, was the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. On his way to the nomination, he’d had to run through a gauntlet of negative news stories about extramarital affairs, a questionable […]

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