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Politicians on the Far Right, seeking to turn the Republican Party into an uncompromising, unquestioning cause in their own image, sought to silence Dick Lugar's voice of moderation, promising that Indiana still would send a Republican to the Senate....
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...
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...
WSBT-TVSOUTH 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...
South Bend TribuneAs most Americans shift into holiday mode, members of Congress are going back to work this week. They have some important work to finish before the end of the year. The fiscal cliff -- a $600 billion combination of tax hikes and spending cuts -- is...
Tags: Medicare, Dan Coats, Fred Upton, Politics, Barack Obama
South Bend TribuneLast 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...
If they meet in an expected 2nd Congressional District rematch in 2014 -- Brendan Mullen vs. Jackie Walorski -- some things will be different. One very important thing will be the same. The biggest difference, of course, is that Rep.-elect Walorski...
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...
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...
Tags: Richard Mourdock, Robert Byrd, Politics, Fiscal Cliff, Elections
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...
Joe Donnelly was back in the South Bend area Sunday. The 2nd District congressman who won the senate seat currently held by Dick Lugar was visiting the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. We asked him about the pending drama surrounding the so-called "fiscal...
Tags: Richard Lugar, Fiscal Cliff
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...
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