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  • U.S. Supreme Court sends Indiana abortion cases back to lower courts

    07/02/2020 8:42:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies ^ | Thursday, July 02, 2020 9:52 a.m. CDT | By Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent two Indiana abortion disputes back to lower courts including a fight over a restriction that would require women to undergo an ultrasound procedure at least 18 hours before terminating a pregnancy. The nine justices tossed lower court rulings that blocked two Republican-backed state laws from taking effect, one of which is the ultrasound measure passed by the state legislature in 2016 and signed by Vice President Mike Pence when he was Indiana's governor before Donald Trump selected him as his running mate. The second law would require that parents be...
  • Pacers' Nate McMillan says Trump 'fueled' division with MAGA 'trigger word'

    06/30/2020 11:35:45 AM PDT · by John W · 61 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | June 30, 2020 | Cassandra Negley
    Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan referenced being “great” in a statement earlier this month after the nation began protesting the death of George Floyd. He asked how America, long called the greatest country in the world, could be called great with rampant oppression, pain, suffering, hatred, violence and racism. "America can and should live up to the standard of Great,” McMillan said on June 2. “We all can and should be proud to call ourselves Americans. A great America is not something people of color have ever known, and it’s time to change that.” In an interview with the Indianapolis...
  • Buttigieg joins Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study

    06/27/2020 6:51:25 PM PDT · by John W · 41 replies
    Inside Indiana Business via WISH TV ^ | June 26, 2020 | Mary Willkom
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Former South Bend mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has been named a 2020-2021 faculty fellow at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study. Buttigieg joins a group of more than 30 faculty and student fellows who will be conducting research on the nature of trust, the institute’s 2020-2021 research theme. The university says Buttigieg will work on two research projects: one that explores how to restore trust in political institutions and another that considers the forces shaping the 2020s. As an NDIAS faculty fellow, Notre Dame says Buttigieg...
  • IN: Free Handgun Carry Permit Goes into Effect on 1 July, 2020

    06/25/2020 5:38:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 23 June, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 26, 2019, Indiana HB 1284 became Public Law 107. The bill was a major reform of firearm carry law in Indiana. One of the reforms was free five-year permits for the carry of handguns in Indiana, after 1 July, 2020. Most of the reforms went into effect immediately when the bill became law. They included: Law enforcement offices were required to provide a voter registration form whenever a person applied for a license to carry a handgun.People who justifiably defended themselves with force, in most instances, were granted immunity from a civil lawsuit. If the immunity defense was...
  • There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’

    06/16/2020 1:48:00 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 158 replies ^ | 6/16/2020 | Vice President Mike Pence
    In recent days, the media has taken to sounding the alarm bells over a “second wave” of coronavirus infections. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.While talk of an increase in cases dominates cable news coverage, more than half of states are actually seeing cases decline or remain stable. Every state, territory and major metropolitan area, with the exception of three, have positive...
  • Chris Beaty, former Indiana football player, shot and killed during Indianapolis riots

    06/11/2020 8:21:31 AM PDT · by Morpheus2009 · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jun 1, 2020 | Ryan Dunleavy
    Chris Beaty, a former Indiana University football player, was shot and killed on the street in downtown Indianapolis this weekend during one of the riots happening in cities around the country in response to the death of George Floyd. Beaty, 38, played for the Hoosiers from 2000-04 and remained actively involved in the program and the community as a mentor for players and a local businessman. He managed nightclubs, founded Fresh Marketing LLC for event planning and recently helped launch Worldwide Masks, which sells face masks for protection during the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports.
  • Are Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris on Joe Biden’s running mate shortlist?

    06/06/2020 4:06:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 06 2020 | Mary Kay Linge
    The Democratic Party’s veepstakes may have narrowed down to two top contenders. Out of all the potential running mates thought to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist, only two — California Sen. Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren — spoke at the Texas Democratic Party’s state convention, which ended Saturday. “These things don’t happen by accident,” Democratic strategist Brad Bannon told The Post. “I think those two are getting an audition in Texas.”
  • Senate letter to President Trump Supporting H-2B Guest Worker Visa Program

    06/05/2020 2:02:50 PM PDT · by jroehl · 18 replies
    US Senate ^ | May 26, 2020 | US Senate
    May 27, 2020 The Honorable Donald J. Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump, We write today to urge you to consider the important role non-immigrant temporary visa programs will play in aiding post-pandemic economic recovery in America. Any changes to these programs should be very narrowly tailored to prevent additional damage to the already struggling American small businesses who rely on the assistance made possible through these visas. The coronavirus pandemic has brought devastating loss of life and livelihood across our country. As we begin to reopen,...
  • Oddsmakers: Elizabeth Warren would be drag as Biden running mate

    05/14/2020 4:02:58 PM PDT · by kevcol · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 14, 2020 | Seth McLaughlin
    “Though the change is small, it could be an indication that many believe Warren would not positively contribute to winning swing voters,” said Alex Donohue, analysts for U.S. Bookies. “It’s also worth noting that choosing other top candidates, such as [Senators] Kamala Harris or Amy Klobuchar, would not have this negative effect on Biden’s chances, and his odds would remain 13/10.”
  • Ted Cruz Compares Joe Scarborough To A ‘Teenage Girl Throwing Her Panties At The Latest Boy Band’

    05/09/2020 9:55:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 5/8/2020 | Virginia Kruta
    Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz fired back Friday at MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, comparing the “Morning Joe” host to a “teenage girl throwing her panties at the latest boy band.” The exchange began when Scarborough, along with a number of others, shared a deceptively-edited video of Vice President Mike Pence from late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel. The video made it appear as though Pence was pretending to deliver medical supplies into a Virginia nursing home while he really only carried empty boxes — but Pence actually did take part in delivering the supplies.
  • Ted Cruz feuds with Joe Scarborough, says host chased Trump 'like a teenage girl throwing her panties at a boy band'

    05/09/2020 12:24:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 08 2020
    Things got pretty ugly on Twitter between Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough over their evolving attitudes toward President Trump. The feud began after Scarborough shared a now-debunked video originally created by Jimmy Kimmel depicting Vice President Mike Pence carrying "empty" boxes of PPE into a hospital supposedly for just a photo-op. However, fuller footage from C-SPAN showed Pence helping out with full boxes of PPE and later jokingly asked that the remaining boxes, which were empty, could be used "just for the camera." Scarborough shared the video, not knowing that Twitter labeled it as "manipulated media,"...
  • No, Mike Pence Did Not Deliver Empty Boxes To A Nursing Home For A Publicity Stunt

    05/08/2020 10:03:36 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 24 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | May 8th 2020 | David Mack
    A viral clip from comedian Jimmy Kimmel was edited to remove some important context. On his Thursday night show, late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel used a clip of Pence at the nursing home to suggest there was nothing inside the boxes. "Since it was going so well and also because he didn't realize he had a mic on, Magic Mike decided to keep it going," said Kimmel. "Listen in closely here." Kimmel then cut to video showing the vice president inquiring about the last boxes in the van before being told they were empty. "Well, can I carry the empty ones?...
  • Jimmy Kimmel’s Fake News About Mike Pence Went Viral Thanks To Blue Check Progressives

    05/08/2020 12:15:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2020 | John Sexton
    So the story here is that Mike Pence gave a speech at a rehabilitation center in Virginia and, before the speech, he was part of a photo op unloading some boxes of PPE from a van and bringing them to the door of the center. At one point after unloading the van, he returned and there were still several boxes inside. Before Pence reached for them, someone there with him said, “Those are empty, sir. We’re good to go.”Pence replied, “Well, can I carry the empty ones? Just for the camera?” “Absolutely, they’re a lot easier,” came the reply.Jimmy...
  • Senate Fails to Override Trump’s Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....

    05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT · by caww · 20 replies
    theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS
    The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran. The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats. Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday. Trump on Wednesday night,...
  • Five Stages in Two Months: How Indiana plans to come back from COVID

    05/01/2020 1:19:10 PM PDT · by John W · 16 replies ^ | May 1, 2020 | Matt McKinney
    Indiana will continue easing the stay-at-home restrictions in stages over the next two months, as long as new COVID-19 cases don’t delay those plans. Gov. Eric Holcomb Friday unveiled a roadmap for the next two months, as midwestern states begin to move to a new normal from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the details below could change based on hospitalized COVID-19 patients, ICU and ventilator availability, testing capabilities, and centralized contact tracing, but this is the current plan state officials are using. Stage Two: May 4 – May 24 In stage two, the state plans to ease the restriction on...
  • We can protect the most vulnerable and reopen the economy

    04/30/2020 11:20:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/29/20 02:00 PM EDT | Graham Allison, opinion contributor
    The struggle between President Trump’s drive to reopen the American economy as quickly as possible, and the insistence by his public health team and many others that this has to be delayed until further hurdles are overcome, is largely a false dilemma. We can simultaneously increase protection for those who are most vulnerable to coronavirus and, with appropriate precautions, reopen most of our economy and society. The key to unlocking this false dilemma is a clear understanding of who, in fact, is most vulnerable to death from this novel killer — and who is not. As data from the deaths...
  • Hogsett extending 'stay-at-home' order through May 15

    04/30/2020 6:49:12 AM PDT · by John W · 35 replies
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) – Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine of the Marion County Public Health Department will announce today their intention to maintain local “stay-at-home” restrictions in Marion County to remain in effect through May 15. A 10 a.m. news conference is scheduled to address the decision. Current state and local orders are set to expire on May 1, with Gov. Eric Holcomb and state officials planning to provide guidance on future statewide restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indianapolis order would comply "to the greatest extent allowable" with any new statewide orders. “It’s clear from talking...
  • 4 men confine woman in her home to rob her of stimulus check, police say

    04/24/2020 7:44:49 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 38 replies
    NBC News/MSN ^ | 4-24-20 | Jamelle Griffith
    Four Indiana men who allegedly broke into a woman's home and confined her for hours to steal her stimulus check have been charged, police said. Paul Blankenship, Phillip Guzman and Jacob Baughman, all of Lake Station, along with Christopher Henderson, of Hobart, were taken into custody Sunday after the woman reported she had been the victim of a crime, Lake Station Police Chief James Richardson said. They were each charged Monday with burglary with a deadly weapon, armed robbery, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon and burglary of a dwelling and residential break and enter, court records show....
  • GM notifies some Fort Wayne employees of possible return to work ‘soon’

    04/23/2020 3:32:35 PM PDT · by John W · 8 replies ^ | April 23, 2020 | Jonathan Shelley
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - No dates have been announced, but General Motors has notified "a small number" of employees about a pending return to work at the Fort Wayne Assembly. A spokeswoman tells ABC21 that the notifications are part of a planning effort that will lead to an eventual resumption of operations at the plant, which has been shut down for about a month. Workers at other General Motors facilities in North America are also being prepared for recall. The COVID-19 outbreak brought production at all major automotive plants to a halt in March.
  • Stay-At-Home order extended, modified for Indiana, Holcomb announces

    04/20/2020 9:22:30 PM PDT · by SoCalCynic · 9 replies ^ | April 20, 2020 | Jared Goffinet
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (FOX19) - An extension and some slight modifications for Indiana’s Stay-At-Home order was announced on Monday by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb. The Stay-At-Home order now goes until 11:59 p.m. May 1, the governor stated. Part of the governor’s updated Stay-At-Home order, hospitals can begin conducting non-emergent procedures as long as there is sufficient personal protective equipment. Examples of what are considered nonemergent procedures include: Diagnosing cardiac issues or cancer Upper or lower endoscopy Respiratory procedures Procedures to reduce pain Governor Holcomb said future restrictions on procedures will be reevaluated every seven days.