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A look back at the Republican National Convention

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS  — The 2016 Republican National Convention is one that will go down in history—especially for the Hoosier state. After Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, named Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, some Indiana delegates were even more excited for the week. “I’m pinching myself to make sure this is […]

Photo gallery: Republican National Convention in review

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Trump declares himself the “law and order candidate”

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump painted a dark picture of the condition of the United States on the final night of the Republican National Convention. He described a country in danger and how he alone can fix it. “When I take the oath of office next year,” Trump said […]

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At the convention, political discussion includes Hoosier sports heroes

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND – The beloved and controversial Hoosier college basketball coach Bobby Knight shared a short message of support Thursday with an energetic crowd at the Republican National Convention. “I’m proud to be a part of team Trump, working toward making America the greatest there is,” Knight said in a video. “As […]

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Race to replace Pence heats up at the convention

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Officially, the Indiana Republican Party will select Gov. Mike Pence’s replacement on the ballot next week, but unofficially, the race is being discussed at the national convention. The majority of the committee that will select the next Republican candidate for governor attended the Republican National Convention this week, where […]

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Republican party declares pornography a public health crisis

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  CLEVELAND — A new edition to the Republican party platform includes a declaration that viewing pornography is damaging to the viewer’s health. “The internet must not become a safe haven for predators,” the platform reads. “Pornography, with its harmful effects, especially on children, has become a public crisis that is destroying […]

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Convention says “We like Mike!” during Pence’s VP acceptance speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Chants of “We like Mike!” filled the room when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced Gov. Mike Pence as the vice presidential candidate. Wednesday night, Pence gave the biggest speech of his political career thus far on the national stage in Cleveland. Pence opened his speech at the […]

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Trump arrives at the Republican National Convention with flair

By Jackson Hughes TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance Wednesday afternoon as he arrived in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Arriving first by his Trump airplane, Trump was then flown in by his private helicopter to meet his family, running mate Gov. Mike Pence and Pence’s family at […]

Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

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Commentary: Donald Trump and rookie mistakes

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The morning after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s wife Melania addressed the GOP national convention and accusations swirled that she had stolen part of the speech, a handful of friends sent me the same doctored photograph. The picture showed Melania Trump and Michelle Obama – from whose 2008 speech […]

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Digital analytics show Pence dominating the online political conversation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — In an online political shift, Gov. Mike Pence has been leading the digital discussion since the big announcement that he’d be Donald Trump’s running mate. “The conversation went from around Donald Trump—which is what we had seen from over a year—to Gov. Pence,” Michael Venet, an account executive for a […]

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