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Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

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Commentary: Donald Trump and the price of poker

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Boy, it would be fun to play poker with Donald Trump. Probably profitable, too. Judging from the way he’s handled the investigation into his campaign’s – and now, apparently, his administration’s and his family’s – ties with Russia, the president of the United States doesn’t know how to bluff. […]

Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

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Commentary: A servant, not a ruler

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – In the United States, we elect presidents. Not kings. This is what Donald Trump does not understand – or at least that he pretends not to understand. In this country, the people and the laws of the nation are not subordinate to the chief executive. He is subordinate to […]

Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

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Commentary: Trump, Clinton and selective outrage

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – What if Chelsea Clinton had done it? What if the daughter of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton had met with someone representing a hostile foreign power who wanted to give her dirt on her mother’s political opponent? What if she had said, “I […]

Commentary: In a trap of their own making

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Commentary: In a trap of their own making

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Even when they’re winning, Republicans can’t seem to win. In the same week that GOP stalwarts celebrated two special election congressional victories in South Carolina and Georgia, they quickly found themselves on the defensive for two reasons. The first was the unveiling of the health-care plan devised in secret […]

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Indiana Democrats question Trump’s decision to fire Comey

By Kayla Walker TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With President Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, Indiana Democrats are questioning the president’s motives. “There are serious questions about the president’s decision to dismiss Director Comey while he was at the center of one of the most important FBI investigations in recent memory,” U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly […]

Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

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Commentary: Mike Pence and a lack of appreciation

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Mike Pence deserves better. The news dominating much of America at present involves former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Before President Donald Trump took office, Flynn, still a private citizen, apparently talked with the Russian ambassador about the sanctions Barack Obama imposed during the waning days of his presidency […]

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Trump says ‘I disagree’ with Pence on Syrian stance

By Shelby Mullis and Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com ST. LOUIS — During the second presidential debate Donald Trump said he disagrees with his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence, on Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict. The city of Aleppo is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis. The area is a rebel stronghold that is being bombed […]

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Pence speaks out after DNC email hack

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence, who is running alongside Donald Trump as the Republican vice presidential candidate, said Russia will face “serious consequences” if it’s discovered they were behind the email hack that has caused upheaval ahead of the Democratic National Convention. Prior to the Democratic National Convention, the party’s email was hacked […]