| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Though not set to take effect until Friday, the automatic cuts to defense and domestic spending known as the sequester, negotiated back in 2011 as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling, already are having an effect on the economy and national security,...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:44 AM
Today we are expecting to learn the punishments of the former head of the St. Joseph County Democratic Party and three others, found guilty of forging signatures on petitions for Indiana's primary election in 2008. And this case is grabbing some...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:20 PM
SOUTH BEND – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, along with other local officials, rallied Friday afternoon to encourage Indiana Senators Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats to vote in favor of immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for over 11...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:12 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly asked veteran Capitol Hill staffer John Zody this week to run the Indiana Democratic Party, but his appointment hinges on approval of the party's state central committee.
A Democratic official close to...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:05 AM
WASHINGTON - Working on a new farm bill, the Senate recently defeated an amendment to change the sugar program but limited the crop insurance premium subsidies for high-income farmers before putting off further action on the bill until after a Memorial...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 2:04 AM
A moment of opportunity has arrived.
All eyes are on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, an 844-page proposal, which includes 300 amendments. Many more changes are sure to come in the weeks ahead.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 4:13 AM
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Donnelly says he's right where he wants to be, in the middle, shot at by both sides in the heated political warfare in Washington.
After a congressional recess tour of Indiana, Donnelly concluded he also is where his Hoosier...
| May 31, 2013
| 2:25 PM
SOUTH BEND - An important member of Mayor Pete Buttigieg's inner circle is leaving after just 17 months on the job.
Chief of Staff Mike Schmuhl on Friday announced his departure from the mayor's office effective June 12 to pursue a graduate degree in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:04 PM
On the occasion of their separate swearing-in ceremonies Thursday, the area's two newest members of Congress both described being humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of Indiana.
“It is an incredible honor and extremely humbling to have...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 4:00 AM
A statewide poll shows that Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Indiana's U.S. senators, took stands opposed by a majority of their Hoosier constituents -- one on gay marriage, the other on background checks for gun purchases.
The poll was conducted for Howey...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 2:00 AM
SOUTH BEND — About 60 people gathered in the cold, damp air Saturday in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center, urging U.S. senators to move ahead with a bill that would expand background checks for gun sales.
Dale Gibson of South Bend held a...