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L.A. NOWIn saying that a rape victim's sexual assault was only "technical" because the female body "shuts down" when attacked, an Orange County judge admonished by a state agency expressed a scientifically discredited viewpoint that recently sank the campaign...
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 --...
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: Barack Obama, Politics, New Year's Day, Medicare, John Boehner
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, Elections, Fiscal Cliff, Politics, Robert Byrd
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: Fiscal Cliff, Richard Lugar
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...
Tags: Barack Obama, Politics, U.S. Senate, New Year's Day, Government
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock is accusing the media of sinking his run for the Senate as he looks to pay down campaign debt. Mourdock campaign finance director Ashlee Walls wrote in an email to supporters Tuesday saying...
Despite a booming first weekend of holiday sales, the stock market opened on a down note this morning because of a warning from White House economists about the fiscal cliff. The National Economic Council and the Council of Economic Advisers say a...
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