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Legislators under fire after Facebook posts

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A sister rally of Women’s March on Washington took place on Saturday, drawing in thousands, and a meme posted by an Indiana state senator is drawing more attention. Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, shared a meme that read, “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle […]

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Indianapolis women’s rally draws thousands

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — When Terri Siler heard about the Women’s March on Washington, she was determined to bring it to Indiana. Siler said she thought she would be lucky to have 1,000 people come to push back against President Donald Trump and his agenda, but admitted she was wrong. Instead, thousands flooded […]

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All 11 electoral college votes for Trump, Pence

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — As Indiana’s 11 electors met at the Statehouse Monday to cast their official votes for Donald Trump and Mike Pence, they were greeted by protestors. When the results were announced inside the House chamber that all 11 votes had been cast for Trump and Pence, the protestors booed outside. […]

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A look back at the Democratic National Convention

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — Now that the conventions are over, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will battle for next three months for one prize — 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As Clinton and her running mate U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, hit the campaign trail in Pennsylvania next week, take a look […]

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Indiana law enforcement helping keep the peace at the Republican convention

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — More than 100 Indiana State Police officers are protecting political leaders, delegates and the thousands of other people in attendance at the Republican National Convention. “We are on the front lines,” said Indiana State Police Captain David Bursten when explaining why officers are in Cleveland this week. “We are on […]

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Pence on the ticket? Trump says ‘Who the hell knows?’

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com WESTFIELD, Ind. — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump left Hoosiers and the rest of the country wondering who will be his running mate after he didn’t announce a decision at his campaign rally in Indiana Tuesday night. Pence kicks off the rally The governor took the stage to welcome Trump […]

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Woman protests dog treatment at Statehouse

  By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS- A one person protest happened outside the Statehouse on Wednesday. Tamira Thayne stood outside the east steps with a chain around her neck that was connected to a dog house. She works with a Virginia-based nonprofit group, Dogs Deserve Better, trying to raise awareness about dogs that remained penned […]


Graphic abortion photos greet downtown Indy lunch crowd

By Tim Grimes The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Large images of bloody, aborted fetuses accompanied anti-abortion protesters at lunchtime Tuesday at Monument Circle. The protesters are part of a group called Created Equal, an anti-abortion group. Created Equal is using this week to tour the Midwest and pass out literature to raise awareness about what […]

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Protesters oppose Obama administration birth control rules

Kendra Rhonemus The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 people gathered Friday on the south steps of the Indiana Statehouse to protest an Obama administration move they say crosses the line between government and religion. The Stand Up for Religious Freedom protest was one of 164 rallies that took place Friday across the country. […]

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Video: Statehouse security on the first day of the 2012 session

See what happened when protestors showed up Wednesday for the first day of the 2012 legislative session, just hours before Gov. Mitch Daniels rescinded controversial new security rules. Statehouse security on the first day of the 2012 legislative session from John Krull on Vimeo.