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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: GOP extends Donnelly a lifeline

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Commentary: GOP extends Donnelly a lifeline

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – No matter how determined U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Indiana, seems to be to alienate his base and lose next year’s election for his seat, it appears his Republican opponents are just as determined to find ways to keep him in the race. Maybe even more so. A few weeks […]

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Republican delegation wants GI Bill benefits returned to ITT Tech students

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Six of Indiana’s U.S. representatives filed legislation Tuesday to help veterans regain their GI Bill education benefits after the closure of ITT Technical Institute. Carmel-based ITT Tech shut down all of its campuses on Sept. 6, leaving more than 1,000 Hoosier students without degrees. While current federal law allows students […]

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Brooks, Rokita return to November ballot

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks and Todd Rokita are back on the ballot to defend their seats in the upcoming election. When Gov. Mike Pence dropped out of the gubernatorial race to be presidential nominee Donald Trump’s running mate, he left an opening on the Republican ticket. Both Brooks, who […]

Commentary: John Gregg opens a present

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Commentary: John Gregg opens a present

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Republican State Committee just gave John Gregg, the Democrats’ candidate for governor, a gift. The gift’s name is Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, whom the committee named the new Republican candidate for governor. Holcomb takes the place on the November ballot that was reserved for Gov. Mike Pence, […]

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Election vacancies create opportunities and confusion

By Shelby Mullis and Megan Powell TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s elevation to a spot on the Republican presidential ticket had a domino effect on the state’s politics. When GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump picked Pence as his running mate, he created a vacancy – and confusion – in not just the governor’s […]

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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 […]

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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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With Pence out, top Republicans push for open governor’s spot on the ballot

By Adrianna Pitrelli, Jackson Hughes and Dustin Beach TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — With Gov. Mike Pence out of the gubernatorial race and on the GOP presidential ticket, several top Republicans scrambled to enter the race before a Friday deadline. Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita dropped out of their […]

Commentary: Todd Rokita, national lunchroom monitor

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Commentary: Todd Rokita, national lunchroom monitor

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The plan U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, has devised to cut back free and subsidized meals for poor school children reminds me of an old and cruel joke. The joke goes like this. A scientist who wanted to prove a point started experimenting with a frog. The scientist cut […]

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