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Commentary: Donald Trump, firing blanks

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Commentary: Donald Trump, firing blanks

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Some years ago, a guy who had experienced success in business but had been drawn into politics told me about the difference between those two worlds. In business, when you’re negotiating, he said, and you have a gun you can use, you just have to set it on the […]

Commentary: A war on knowledge

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Commentary: A war on knowledge

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – This is where ignorance leads. The new health care plan conceived by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and the budget proposed by President Donald Trump have been called many things. Assaults on the poor, the old and the sick. A betrayal of the rural Americans who voted Trump […]

Commentary: Missing the boat, and the water, on health care

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Commentary: Missing the boat, and the water, on health care

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – So, it turns out that solving America’s health coverage problem isn’t easy, after all. For nearly a decade, Republicans across the country have descried former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act and vowed they would “repeal and replace” it as soon as possible. Again and again, they asserted that […]

Commentary: The GOP, in tatters

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Commentary: The GOP, in tatters

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Great humorists know the line separating comedy and tragedy is a fine one. Consider the jest by the immortal Will Rogers. He said once that Democrats form a firing squad by arranging themselves in a circle and then shooting back toward the center. Substitute the word “Republicans” for “Democrats” […]

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Paul Ryan to campaign with Todd Young

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Another top Republican will join U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young on the campaign trail. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will travel to Fort Wayne Friday for a fundraiser. Nearly 100 people are expected to attend. On Monday, former President George W. Bush spoke at Young’s fundraisers in Elkhart and […]

Commentary: Democrats sit in, Republicans run away

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Commentary: Democrats sit in, Republicans run away

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When the American people get killed at rate 20 times higher than the rest of the developed world, it’s time for leaders to … take a vacation. That was the message Thursday from the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and other Republicans in […]

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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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Ryan raises funds in Indianapolis visit

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan Monday used his first campaign stop in Indiana to do some fundraising and delivered a ringing endorsement of Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. “Please, please send us Richard Mourdock. We need this man in the United States Senate,” Ryan told a midday crowd […]

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Hoosier GOP convention delegates say Ryan is a great pick for Romney

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Nicolas Barbknecht, a 21-year-old from Michigan City, is looking forward to serving as a first-time Indiana delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. – especially now that Paul Ryan is on the GOP ticket. Barbknecht said he has been “pumped” for the convention since Mitt […]

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Commentary: Ryan could change political races in Indiana

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – When Mitt Romney chose Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., as his running mate, he changed the dynamics of the presidential race. What’s going to be fascinating is finding out whether or how it will change things here in Indiana. At the national level, Ryan’s presence on the GOP […]

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