| 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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 12:07 PM
WASHINGTON, DC – Some of our area members of Capitol Hill are reacting to the president's new gun control plan unveiled on Wednesday.
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) released the following statement:
“As a supporter of the Second...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:24 AM
While the tax package Congress passed New Year's Day is expected to protect 99% of us from an income tax increase, most of us will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. That's because the legislation did nothing to prevent a temporary...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:13 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's departing U.S. Sen. Richard is leaving the Senate with one last act of compromise in support of Congress' "fiscal cliff" deal.
The Republican will leave the Senate on Thursday after having cast 13,067 votes over...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 2:49 PM
SOUTH BEND – In the wake of the Newtown shooting, South Bend's Common Council president believes there should be an armed officer at EVERY school. Students at Riley High School in South Bend are used to seeing police officers around, not only...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:22 AM
As he does every year at this time, a very reliable source dropped off a list of what some prominent people will find under their Christmas trees.
Although this source is in a position to know, I provide my usual warning. He looks kind of suspicious --...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 6:08 AM
Boundaries more than ballots determine members of Congress in many states.
It's called gerrymandering.
And it's nothing new.This method of drawing districts for political advantageis named after Elbridge Gerry, a Founding Father who signed the...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Last week's tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school has stirred up memories of other rampages from recent years and led some lawmakers to call for more control on firearms and ammunition.
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 2:13 PM
SOUTH BEND – A progressive public policy and research organization on Wednesday called on the state's two U.S. senators, Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Dan Coats, to support "common sense" reforms aimed at curbing gun violence in America,...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Source: Steve Benen at MaddowBlog As usual, Whet Moser is on point: A Mourdock loss would be significant. The politician Mourdock is trying to replace is Richard Lugar, who represented one of the most guaranteed Republican pickups in the Senate;......