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GOP Rep Tries Rare Tactic: Touting Her Bipartisan Record

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

A Republican congresswoman is seeking to capitalize on a rarely promoted quality: that she has worked with Democrats while serving in the House of Rep...

Judge Ends Battle Over Planned Parenthood Funds

AP | KEN KUSMER | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — A judge on Tuesday made permanent her order barring Indiana from denying Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood clinics, ending the...

John Celock

States Seek Constitutional Convention

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics

At least three states are seeking to force a constitutional convention to consider changes to the founding document. Indiana, Georgia and Kansas h...

Mourdock Won't Rule Out Future Run

AP | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock says he hasn't ruled out another run for political office – something he said he con...

John Celock

15 States To Take On Tax Reform In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fifteen states are likely to see some sort of tax reform legislation in 2013, according to a study released Wednesday by the Institute o...

GOP Lawmaker Renews Creationism Push

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

An Indiana state senator is renewing his push to teach creationism in schools with new legislation that opens the door to discussing the theory. S...

Tea Party Candidate Gets Major Boost From GOP

AP | TOM LoBIANCO | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Senate Republicans will jump into Indiana's pitched Senate battle this week, responding to a Democratic ad-buy with one of their ...

GOP Candidate Criticizes 'Offensive' Obama Reference

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

A Republican candidate for the Indiana state legislature left a county fair after fellow Republicans set up a punching bag depicting President Barack ...

Mourdock Nets Big Advantage Over Challenger

The Huffington Post | Erin Mershon | Posted 07.10.2012 | Politics

Just as Mitt Romney recently topped President Barack Obama in fundraising, Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock outraised his Democratic contender...

Indiana GOP Changes Course On Key Issue

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

Indiana's Republican Party this week became the second state GOP to rephrase its wording regarding same-sex marriage. The Indianapolis Star report...

Dems: Mourdock Running Away From Tea Party

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are criticizing Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock for removing pre-primary material from his website, ...

John Celock

Tea Party Leaders Think They've Found Winning Formula

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week after unseating a six-term incumbent senator, leaders of FreedomWorks, a national Tea Party organization, said they have the winn...

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Residency Issue Heats Up In Indiana -- For Governor's Race

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

The day after a Tea Party-backed candidate ousted a six-term Republican senator partly over his concerns whether he truly resided in Indiana, the stat...

Lugar Struggles To Shake 'Untrustworthy' Tea Party Opponent

Indianapolis Business Journal | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

Timing is everything, especially in a political campaign. Come out negative too early and you can turn off voters. Wait too long to try to brand your ...

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Tea Party Group: We're 'Coming Back With A Vengeance'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

Pledging that a victory in the Indiana Senate primary will show Tea Party-backed candidates are "coming back with a vengeance," FreedomWorks for Ameri...

John Celock

GOP Lawmaker Proposes End To Wisconsin-Style Tactic

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

A Republican legislator in New Jersey has introduced a bill that she said would not allow her colleagues to repeat the actions of Democrats in Wiscons...

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GOP Official Unseated Over Voter Fraud Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

An Indianapolis county court has removed Indiana Secretary of State Charles White from office on charges of voter fraud relating to his 2010 election....

Gary Elects Its First Female Mayor, State's First Black Female Mayor

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Former Indiana Attorney General Karen Freeman-Wilson proved the third time, indeed, is often the charm as she was elected as Gary, Ind.'s first female...

Abortion, Scientific Denialism And Religious Fundamentalism

Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Women in Indiana and across the world have a right to the best scientific information available. To require medical personnel to misinform women about cancer risks is indefensible -- for any reason.

Indiana GOP: We Won't Back Down To Absent Dems On Proposals

AP | DEANNA MARTIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — A political stalemate in Indiana showed no signs of ending anytime soon as House Democrats met privately Wednesday in an out-of-s...

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller Will Sue Over Health Care Overhaul

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is joining 13 other states in challenging the nearly $1 trillion health care overhaul signed into law last week by Presid...

Brad Ellsworth SENATE Run: Indiana Congressman To Run For Bayh's Seat

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Count Ellsworth in. Indiana Democratic Congressman Brad Ellsworth has decided to run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Evan Bayh, according ...

Tamyra D'Ippolito: The 'Machine' Is Trying To Silence Me

Plum Line | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the wake of Evan Bayh's decision to retire, there's been a fair amount of hand-wringing among Dems over the possiblity that a little-known cafe-own...

Steve Buyer, Indiana Congressman, Expected To Announce Retirement

Hotline | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An Indianapolis TV station reports this a.m. that Rep. Steve Buyer (R-IN) will announce his retirement at a presser today. The report said Buyer will...

Indiana Home to Increasing Numbers of Once-Rare Blue Hoosiers

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Another ominous sign for the McCain campaign is the most recent polling average by Real Clear Politics, which has Barack Obama leading -- albeit barel...