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  • Democrats: Indiana voter fraud investigation politically motivated

    10/20/2016 10:27:15 AM PDT · by digger48 · 27 replies
    WISH ^ | October 20, 2016 | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana Democratic Party is firing back at Indiana’s secretary of state, saying she’s misleading Hoosiers on voter registration irregularities. Democrats say the accusations by Secretary of State Connie Lawson were politically motivated, especially in an election cycle where voter turnout is expected to be high. Earlier this week Lawson said thousands of birth dates and names on voter registrations were changed. Those comments prompted an Indiana State Police investigation into possible voter fraud. On Wednesday, Lawson clarified her original statement. She now says people may have rushed to correct their names or birth dates and that...
  • Statement from Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter Regarding Possible Voter Fraud

    10/19/2016 3:53:29 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 51 replies
    Nixle ^ | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Doug Carter
    I would like to thank Secretary of State Connie Lawson for her diligence in contacting Indiana State Police detectives and reporting that thousands of paper form voter registration applications were changed, including dates of birth and first names. Given our ongoing investigation, Secretary Lawson believed this could be further evidence of voter fraud and immediately contacted Indiana State Police detectives who were working on the case. We are grateful to Secretary Lawson for her prompt attention to this matter. Let me be clear: Among the highest priorities of the Indiana State Police is ensuring the integrity of this election and...
  • Vandals throw bricks through windows at Delaware County Republican Party office

    10/18/2016 7:50:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 34 replies
    Fox 59 (Indiana) ^ | October 18th, 2016 | Unattributed
    DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. – The Delaware County Republican Party said vandals struck at their office last week. Someone threw two landscaping bricks through a window on Oct. 8. Signs for Donald Trump and Todd Young were hanging on the window at the time, according to the group’s Facebook page. Officials said it would cost about $1,200 to replace the broken window and said anyone interested in helping cover the cost could donate online. This week, Delaware County Sheriff Ray Dudley said his office has received reports of campaign signs being taken from yards in the Yorktown and Mount Pleasant Township...
  • Indiana voter fraud investigation underway after names changed on registration (another one)

    10/18/2016 6:02:18 PM PDT · by digger48 · 13 replies
    WISH ^ | October 18, 2016 | John Hanlon
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Thousands of birth dates and names listed on Indiana voter registrations were changed, officials said Tuesday, prompting an investigation into possible voter fraud. Hoosiers reported finding the incorrect information when verifying their voter registration, according to Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson. “These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online,” Lawson said in a statement. “At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication it has been compromised.” Voters who encountered the issue had cast...
  • Indiana Investigating Possible Voter Fraud After Thousands of Names Changed

    10/18/2016 11:00:53 AM PDT · by tekrat · 57 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 10/18/2016 | Rachel Stockman
    The Indiana State police are investigating after the Indiana Secretary of State discovered that thousands of dates of birth and names were changed on voter registrations. This comes as Donald Trump has doubled down his rhetoric that the election is “rigged against” him. “We ran a report in the Statewide Voter Registration System and found thousands of dates of births and first names were changed,” said Secretary of State Connie Lawson in a press release. “These records were changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online. At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed,...
  • Mike Pence tells cocky CBS that people are tired of the media’s willful ignorance [trunc]

    10/17/2016 12:33:24 PM PDT · by kevcol · 17 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 16, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Trump’s running mate observed on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that while Trump apologized for his 11-year-old remarks, but former President “Bill Clinton didn’t just talk about doing things, he did them.” . . . “People are getting awful tired of this two-on-one fight with many of you in the national media doing half of Hillary Clinton’s work for her every day,” Pence said.
  • Advocates for Athletic Equity group going out of business

    10/15/2016 6:59:35 PM PDT · by digger48 · 10 replies
    WISH ^ | October 15, 2016 | ap
    <p>The AAE announced the decision Friday, two years after it was formed as part of an NCAA-steered restructuring of the Black Coaches and Administrators organization. The BCA also dissolved in large part because of a lack of funding.</p> <p>The AAE’s mission was to promote minorities in leadership positions in major college sports, where they account for 14 percent of head coaches in men’s basketball and 12 percent in women’s basketball, according to AAE statistics.</p>
  • State Police hit back against allegations of voter suppression

    10/15/2016 6:45:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 26 replies
    WISH ^ | October 15, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The Indiana State Police have hit back against allegations of voter suppression from Patriot Majority USA. ISP has called them “completely false” going on to say that it has uncovered intentional acts of voter fraud. On October 4, Indiana State Police raided the offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project. A spokeswoman for the group said it was politically motivated by Secretary of State Connie Lawson and her friends in the Indiana State Police. The group also states that the investigation is aimed at undermining urban black voters. ISP released the following statement from Captain David Bursten:...
  • Property taxes jump, and jaws drop ( Chicago )

    07/28/2016 6:27:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 73 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Rodkin
    The property tax bill on Jeff and Roberta Price's Lincoln Park home was about $400 in 1977, the first year they lived there. It's been going up ever since but rarely with the jolt of this year's 63 percent increase. The increase, from $8,652 to $14,104, has the couple re-considering their plan to retire in the Kenmore Avenue home, where they raised their kids. They're looking at homes in Indiana "as a backup plan" for the time when Roberta retires in a few years, said Jeff, who is already retired. "We have lived in our home for almost 39 years...
  • Face it: Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes

    10/14/2016 10:09:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | October 13, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble. She and her husband have lived in Lake County for 16 years. They pay more in property taxes than they do on their mortgage. The tax bill is $15,000 a year on a house they bought for $227,000 in 2013. “They’re taxing us out of the neighborhood. They’re pushing us out. They’re pushing us out of our homes and communities,” she said. “If it continues this way we’ll have to leave.” A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Oct. 10 revealed nearly half of registered Illinois voters said they would leave the...
  • Will next governor pave the way for more public-private partnerships?

    10/11/2016 7:05:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Indiana Lawyer ^ | October 11, 2016 | Hayleigh Colombo, IBJ Staff
    The controversial 2006 lease of the Indiana Toll Road paved the way for highway projects funded by public-private partnerships in Indiana — including the relatively smooth and nearly finished building of a bridge over the Ohio River at Louisville and the beleaguered construction of a 21-mile stretch of Interstate 69 from Bloomington to Martinsville. Indiana’s next governor — whose road-funding agenda will likely shape discussions at next year’s budget session of the Indiana General Assembly — will have a major role in crafting future deals to fund projects and maintain the state’s infrastructure. The question is whether the state will...
  • Bloomington residents react to Black Lives Matter protesters being hit by SUV

    10/11/2016 4:43:08 PM PDT · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | October 11, 2016 | Howard Monroe
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) – Viral video shows a car ramming into a group of protesters in Bloomington. That protest happening Monday night. The video was taken during a Black Lives Matter protest. “It’s just kind of scary. You wouldn’t expect, especially in Bloomington, stuff to kind of occur violently like that or get that hectic,” said Sitav Elturan, after watching the video for the first time. “Irrational behavior by the driver,” said Zach Warren, who also watched the video. “There’s no reason to even have to try to run someone over. Like, what is the reason for that?” It’s not...
  • AP Exclusive: Job hunt substantial part of Bayh's last year (in Senate)

    10/11/2016 3:41:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 8, 2016 | Erica Werner
    Evan Bayh spent substantial time during his last year in the Senate searching for a private sector job even as he voted on issues of interest to his future corporate bosses, according to the former Indiana lawmaker's 2010 schedule, obtained exclusively by The Associated Press.
  • Young & Bayh In Dead Heat In New Poll (Indiana)

    10/11/2016 3:32:22 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    WBAT Talk Radio ^ | October 7, 2016
    A new poll shows that Republican Todd Young has pulled within a single percentage point of Democrat Evan Bayh in the race for Indiana’s open U-S Senate seat. In the latest poll, Bayh has a 42 percent to 41 percent lead over Young. That’s a statistical tie when the poll’s margin of error of four-percent is considered. Libertarian Lucy Brenton got 8 percent of the vote. The race is important because it could play a key role in determining which party controls the Senate after the election. As a result, the campaigns and outside groups have poured millions of dollars...
  • I-69 construction woes lead to another bond downgrade

    10/11/2016 1:03:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Indiana Business Journal ^ | September 20, 2016 | Susan Orr
    Continuing delays on the construction of Interstate 69 between Bloomington and Martinsville have led to another ratings downgrade on the bonds issued to help finance the project. Standard & Poor’s has lowered its rating from BB+ to BB- on $244 million in bonds issued by the Indiana Finance Authority in 2014 for the interstate project. “The rating action reflects our view of increased construction risk at the project, which is eight months behind schedule and about 56 percent complete,” S&P Global Ratings credit analyst Tony Bettinelli said in the ratings agency’s statement on the downgrade last week. The 21-mile project,...
  • I-69 work needs more supervision

    10/11/2016 12:50:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Daily Journal ^ | October 11, 2016 | Bloomington Herald-Times
    The state of Indiana needs to do a better job of looking out for the interests of Hoosiers, especially Monroe County Hoosiers, when it comes to construction of Interstate 69. Section 5 of the project, the part that starts just south of Bloomington and goes north to Martinsville, has run into problems. Not for the first time. Again, the private development company the state picked to build the highway has fallen behind on payments for work that’s been done. So major contractor Crider & Crider of Bloomington has stopped working, again, until it gets paid. State officials aren’t saying so,...
  • Pence is Sticking with Trump - so far

    10/09/2016 5:25:13 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 59 replies
    Indy Star article on PoliticalWire ^ | October 9, 2016 | copied by Taegan Goddard
    <p>Gannett allows none of their material to be posted on Free Republic.</p>
  • Mike Pence stands by Trump: Media thinks ‘this time we got him’ – but he’s ‘stronger than ever’

    10/08/2016 5:27:52 PM PDT · by kevcol · 102 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | October 8, 2016 | Tom Tillison
    “Invariably, they’ll say, this time we got him. This time we found that there’s another tweet come out or something,” Pence told the crowd. “This time we got another thing, another issue that’s come forward.” He then let it be known that he does not see the issue slowing Trump’s momentum. “Then they turn on the next television the next morning, and Donald Trump is still standing stronger than ever before and fighting for the American people,” Pence continued. “And he is going to fight all the way to the White House.”
  • State police expand Indiana Voter Registration Project investigation to 57 counties

    10/06/2016 7:55:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    FOX 59 ^ | FOX59 Web
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana State Police added 48 additional counties Thursday to an investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in Indiana. The investigation originally involved nine counties, but has expanded to include many more. A total of 57 are now included. This week, police raided the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis amid reports of fraud. Indiana voters should check the accuracy of their voter information by visiting this site. Updates to voter registration information can also be made from the same site, up to the date of...
  • Indiana Voter Fraud Investigation Spreads to 9 Counties

    10/06/2016 3:40:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 6, 2016 | Debra Heine
    A voter fraud investigation in Indiana has expanded to include nine counties, the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reported Wednesday. And at the center of the investigation is a voter registration organization backed by a Democrat insider and former Bill Clinton staffer.Indiana State Police raided the "Indiana Voter Registration Project" in Indianapolis after they received a tip last week that hundreds of records may contain fake names, addresses and dates of birth. Barry Schust, Allen County’s Republican voter registration board member, said about 1,000 forms from the group were submitted to the local office. About 150 had addresses that weren’t in...
  • COMMENTARY: Why Pence's debate win just might matter

    10/06/2016 12:58:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 5, 2016 | Will Rahn
    Let’s get the easy, obvious point out of the way first: Mike Pence won that debate, and won it handily. Does it matter? Well, I’ll get to how it might in a moment. But let’s first talk about why and how Pence won. Pence is of course a successful politician, but he’s never really been seen as – how to put this – well, he’s never been seen as one of the sharpest minds the GOP has in its roster. He’s not a guy you associate with intellectual depth, like Paul Ryan, or having new ideas on where to take...
  • Boone County Jail adopts halal meal plan after RFRA lawsuit (IN)

    10/06/2016 8:18:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies | Oct. 5, 2016 | Madeline Buckley
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  • Indiana state police raid voter reg group HQ as fraud case widens to nine counties

    10/05/2016 11:53:36 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 14 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 10/5/2016 | Kyle Olson
    Progressives contend voter fraud is a myth, but are they behind a massive -- and growing -- case of it in Indiana? The Indy Star reports Indiana State Police raided a non-profit group in connection with an investigation into fraudulent voter registration forms that have been found in at least nine counties. According to the Star: The investigation began in late August when police learned of the filing of fraudulent voter registration forms in Marion and Hendricks counties. The investigation has expanded from Marion and Hendricks counties to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties, according to...
  • State Police raid Indy office in growing voter fraud case

    10/05/2016 9:36:28 AM PDT · by PROCON · 10 replies | Oct. 4, 2016 | Justin L. Mack and Holly V. Hays , IndyStar
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  • Indianapolis police district office hit by overnight gunfire

    10/05/2016 6:15:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 5, 2016 8:51 AM EDT
    Indianapolis police say one of the department’s district offices was struck by gunfire during an overnight shooting. Northwest District Commander Michael Jefferson says “a few dozen shots” were fired at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s district headquarters on the city’s northwest side about 11 p.m. Tuesday. …
  • CALL 6: State Police conduct raid related to voter registration fraud (Craig Veroga - Dem operative)

    10/05/2016 5:55:39 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 16 replies ^ | Paris Lewbel
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Officers with the Indiana State Police conducted a raid Tuesday morning to combat voter registration fraud in Indiana. Officers from all over the state were at a business at the 2500 block of N. Meridian Avenue, investigating reports of voter registration fraud. Police haven't said whether any arrests were made in the raid. The reports began in Hendricks and Marion counties, but now include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties.
  • Court rules states have to accept Syrian refugees

    10/03/2016 1:00:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who as Indiana’s governor had tried to halt Syrian resettlement. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said there’s no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states. “Federal law does not allow a governor to deport to other...
  • Man dressed as clown shot; condition critical.

    10/02/2016 8:31:24 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 66 replies
    Wayne-TV ^ | September 30, 2016 | Wayne-TV
    Fort Wayne Police Department spokesperson Michael Joyner said a white colored suv pulled up alongside of the clown. A man was driving. Joyner said the man got out of the car and fired several shots. The man then got back in the suv and headed north on Plaza. “This isn’t the first shooting that’s happened on this street,” neighbor Joe Wright said. “They happen often down the street.” Joyner said he doesn’t know why people are dressing as clowns, but he said he suspects fear is a factor across the city. “I just think it’s crazy. People better take those...
  • Evan Bayh, Long Popular in Indiana, Finds Comeback Unexpectedly Rocky

    09/30/2016 3:20:18 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 30, 2016 | JENNIFER STEINHAUER
    “I was going to vote for him because he’s Evan Bayh. Evan Bayh!” said Ms. Brown, 69, a Republican, who has fond memories of the Democrat who is seeking to take back his Senate seat after a more than five-year hiatus. “But then I saw all those commercials about all the money he made when he left office, and I think I am for the other guy now.” When Mr. Bayh, swimming in cash and latent ambition, decided in mid-July that he would take another run at his old job, Democrats were overjoyed. They believed that Mr. Bayh, 60, whose...
  • Which candidate do you trust the most?

    09/27/2016 5:58:49 AM PDT · by digger48 · 7 replies
    WISH ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Monday night was the first Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 24-Hour News 8 wants to know which candidate you trust the most, who you think has the best plans for the country, and who you think won the debate?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2016

    09/25/2016 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 126 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Joe Benenson, chief strategist for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. THIS WEEK (ABC): Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson;...
  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 September 2016

    09/18/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 258 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 September 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 18th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kaine; Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kaine, Conway; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kaine; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kaine; Christie.
  • Indiana: State Police investigating voter fraud

    09/15/2016 1:23:39 PM PDT · by bagadonutz · 11 replies
    The Indiana State Police are investigating an allegation of suspicious and fraudulent voter registration information being submitted to the Hendricks County Clerk’s Office and the Marion County Voter Registration Office. This investigation began in late August and state police detectives have consulted with the Indiana Secretary of State Office about the investigation, since that office is charged with keeping statewide voter registration information. The Indiana State Police does not normally speak to specific information of ongoing investigations. However, due to the potential impact these allegations may have on individual voters we are sharing the following information: At the time of...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • Pence, 2 Indiana officials being sued by transgendered man

    09/13/2016 5:08:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH | September 13, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence and two other Indiana officials are being sued by a transgender immigrant from Mexico who was granted asylum in the United States in 2015. According to court documents, the plaintiff is suing Pence, Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge for enforcing a state law that denies him the right to change his legal name. The suit was filed by lawyers at the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The law, which was signed by the Governor of Indiana on March 17, 2010 and went into effect on...
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes

    09/06/2016 7:33:44 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies ^ | 9-6-16 | ITT
    "It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service. With what we believe is a complete disregard by the U.S. Department of Education for due process to the company, hundreds of thousands of current students and alumni and more than 8,000 employees will be negatively affected. The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September...
  • Trump winning big in Indiana

    09/05/2016 10:30:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    wish ^ | 9/5/2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2016 Presidential campaign entered the home stretch on Monday as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on the battleground state of Ohio. Meantime, the race in Indiana is all but over. Donald Trump is popular in the state and the addition of Mike Pence to the GOP ticket has made him even more popular. A new poll published by Reuters shows that Indiana is likely out of reach for Hillary Clinton. It shows Trump with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana if the election were held now. Hillary Clinton would receive just 32 percent....
  • Trump winning big in Indiana

    09/05/2016 2:24:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 30 replies
    WISH ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2016 Presidential campaign entered the home stretch on Monday as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on the battleground state of Ohio. Meantime, the race in Indiana is all but over. Donald Trump is popular in the state and the addition of Mike Pence to the GOP ticket has made him even more popular. A new poll published by Reuters shows that Indiana is likely out of reach for Hillary Clinton. It shows Trump with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana if the election were held now. Hillary Clinton would receive just 32 percent....
  • VIDEO: Would-be Trump sign thief foiled by booby trap, ‘faceplants’ in yard

    09/03/2016 9:23:39 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 78 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/3/2016 | Kyle Olson
    An Indiana homeowner set up a security camera to catch a thief stealing his Donald Trump yard signs — but he also captured a moment of Karma, as well. The Indianapolis resident, who didn’t want to be identified, caught a woman trespassing and grabbing his signs on Thursday. But it also caught her taking a spill when she didn’t realize the booby trapped sign was tied to the house.
  • UIndy evacuates campus due to possible bomb threat

    09/01/2016 1:44:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 3 replies ^ | September 1, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The University of Indianapolis has evacuated campus due to a possible bomb threat. The university sent out an alert to staff and students and posted on social media about the threat around 4:20 p.m. Thursday. In a pair of tweets, the university ordered the "immediate" evacuation of campus.
  • Mike Pence wants to keep Syrian refugees out of Indiana. They’re coming anyway

    08/31/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 August 2016 | Katie Zezima
    After a terrorist attack in Paris last year carried out in part by Islamist terrorists who masqueraded as migrants, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees here in Indiana. Pence is now running on the Republican presidential ticket with Donald Trump, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims coming into the United States, halting immigration from unspecified countries and sending Syrian refugees back to their war-torn homeland. During the campaign, Pence has also boasted about his move to block refugees in his state. “In Indiana, we suspended the Syrian refugee program...
  • Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump

    08/30/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Timothy Aeppel
    White working-class men used to be a major political and economic force in Muncie, Indiana. After years of eroding prosperity and dwindling power, they think they’ve found their champion. MUNCIE, Indiana – One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago. But the conversation often turns quickly to presidential politics. “It can get pretty heated,” says Gerald Poor, the group’s 77-year-old president, of their political discussions. “I call it to order if it gets out of hand.”...
  • Indiana man mistakenly shot by cop: 'Why did you shoot me?' (homeowner shot)

    08/27/2016 9:54:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2016 | AP
    An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving.
  • New Tornado Warning for Northern Shelby, Southern Hancock, and Rush County, Indiana

    08/24/2016 12:27:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 164 replies ^ | August 24, 2016
  • The Incredible Life of Lew Wallace, Civil War General and Author of Ben Hur

    08/20/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies ^ | MARCH 26 2013 | John Swansburg
    The incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history. Lew Wallace was making conversation with the other gentlemen in his sleeper car when a man in a nightgown appeared in the doorway. The train was bound for Indianapolis and the Third National Soldiers Reunion, where thousands of Union Army veterans planned to rally, reminisce, and march in a parade the New York Times would later describe as “the grandest street display ever seen in the United States.” It was Sept. 19, 1876, more than a decade since the Civil War...
  • Six Notre Dame football players arrested on battery, drug and gun charges

    08/20/2016 10:53:10 AM PDT · by VideoPaul · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/20/2016 | LaMond Pope
    Five Notre Dame football players were arrested with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Friday, according to the Indiana State Police. A sixth football player was arrested after a separate incident at a South Bend bar, according to multiple reports. Starting safety Max Redfield, linebacker Te’Von Coney, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running back Dexter Williams and defensive back Ashton White were charged in the marijuana incident. Redfield, Stepherson and Williams face additional charges for possession of a handgun without a license, according to the police. In a separate incident, cornerback Devin Butler was arrested on suspicion of battery, according to...
  • Restaurant removing billboards referencing US-Mexico wall

    08/18/2016 5:14:08 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 28 replies
    WNDU ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>South Bend, Ind. -- A restaurant chain is removing billboards referencing a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.</p> <p>Referring to a campaign promise by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Hacienda Mexican Restaurant's signs proclaimed it has "The Best Mexican Food This Side Of The Wall."</p>
  • Man shot during prayer vigil for teen killed night before

    08/15/2016 5:04:41 AM PDT · by digger48 · 9 replies
    WISH ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say a man was shot Sunday night during a prayer vigil for a teen killed at the same Indianapolis gas station the night before. Indianapolis police were called to the Conoco gas station in the 4100 block of 16th Street around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Officers found a 53-year-old man shot inside a vehicle. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskanazi Hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy was killed at the same location Saturday night. Police have not released suspect information for either shooting.
  • Mike Pence, in Waukesha, said Donald Trump will shake out the full potential of the American people

    07/27/2016 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 13 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | July 27, 2016 | Bret Lemoine and Ashley Sears
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