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Indiana politicians respond to Obama’s last State of the Union

Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS- President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union Address Tuesday sparked a variety of emotions among U.S. political leaders as he emphasized four main themes for the upcoming year. Obama first spoke to the nation about how he would like to give everyone equal opportunities and job security in our economy. […]

Commentary: Obama, Pence and a moment in the spotlight

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Commentary: Obama, Pence and a moment in the spotlight

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Barack Obama and Mike Pence are two different, different men. The president of the United States, a Democrat, and the governor of Indiana, a Republican, came to their big speeches – the State of the Union and the State of the State – with similar challenges. Both find themselves […]

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County judge will attend the State of the Union as Donnelly’s guest

By Anastasia Gentry TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – When President Barack Obama gives his final State of the Union next week, Floyd County Judge Maria Granger will be in the audience. Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, invited Granger to honor her work as an advocate for veterans. “My invitation to the State of the Union says boldly that […]

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Commentary: Obama reminds Republicans that he’s still the prez

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s good to be the president of the United States. That’s the big lesson from the State of the Union Address – his sixth – that Barack Obama delivered Tuesday night. Just 11 weeks after his Democratic Party got shellacked in the 2014 midterm election, Obama in his hour-long […]

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Commentary: President, GOP leaders seem too mired in the past

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At the beginning of his fifth State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama summoned the specter of John F. Kennedy. In JFK’s 1962 State of the Union speech, Obama recalled, the late president reminded members of Congress “that the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners […]

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Daniels’ response to Obama: Protect the private sector

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File  INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Mitch Daniels said Tuesday night that President Barack Obama did not tell the whole truth about the state of the country in his State of the Union Address. Obama said “the state of our union is getting stronger,” citing the creation of three million jobs in the last […]

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Daniels is ‘sensible pick’ to do GOP response to State of the Union

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS—Republican leaders in Washington announced Thursday that Gov. Mitch Daniels would give the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. Both the State of the Union and Daniels’ response are scheduled for next Tuesday. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Daniels’ experience in “fostering […]