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  • Owner of Eddie's Steak Shed could be deported this week

    03/23/2017 1:26:33 PM PDT · by Coronal · 20 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | Mar 23, 2017 | Joseph Dits
    Federal immigration officials could begin deporting Roberto Beristain, owner of the popular Eddie's Steak Shed in Granger, as early as Friday, according to his family. But Beristain’s family is still hoping a federal immigration judge in New York will reopen the case, buying them some time. They’ve gathered more than 600 signatures of support, said his stepson, Phil Kolliopoulos.
  • Indiana Man Convicted of Killing 5 People Wins Appeal

    03/21/2017 4:34:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/20/2017 | Staff
    <p>CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man convicted of fatally shooting five people in 2011 will get another chance before the court that convicted him.</p> <p>The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week that a Franklin County court should consider David Ison's 2015 petition, which argues Ison had ineffective counsel and questions whether his guilty plea was voluntary.</p>
  • Search underway of home, property of man where Delphi teens were found

    03/17/2017 10:25:46 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | March 17, 2017
    DELPHI, Ind. (WISH) — Law enforcement searched the home and property of the man where two teens were found murdered last month. Ron Logan, who owns the 40-acre Delphi property, was arrested last week on a probation violation after a 2014 OWI charge unrelated to the murders. He’s due in court Monday morning for an evidentiary hearing.
  • Trump supporters in the heartland fear being left behind by GOP health plan

    03/13/2017 12:23:03 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 12, 2017 | Jessica Glenza
    Janice Phelps, a 60-year-old disabled factory worker in Evansville, Indiana, knows how expensive healthcare is. Each month, shots for her severe asthma cost $3,000. Quarterly injections for knee pain cost $3,200. Medication for depression costs $900. She has had seven back surgeries, two shoulder surgeries, and two knee surgeries since 1985. The largest public health programs in America – Medicaid and Medicare, which aid the poor and the elderly – paid for nearly all of it.  Yet, those programs are now threatened by the men she voted for: Donald Trump and former Indiana governor Mike Pence. “I’m all in favor...
  • Pence's son vs Tim Kaines son.

    03/12/2017 7:08:04 AM PDT · by ISTHISONETAKEN · 30 replies
  • Fake bullet hole in Synagogue in Indiana

    03/10/2017 4:47:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    ammoland ^ | 9 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    This picture shows the “bullet hole” in the window of the class room at the Temple Adath B'nai Israel complex in Evansville, Indiana.  Rabbi Gary Mazo has been going “ballistic”, claiming that this is evidence of a hate crime designed  to intimidate and silence Jews. The damage is supposed to have been done on a Sunday, the 26th of February.  It was discovered Monday, and reported to the authorities on Tuesday. Image from tristatehomepage.comYou can see the damage to the window in a close up. It is clearly *not* a bullet hole. The horizontal measurement of the cone is...
  • Pence used personal email for state business — and was hacked

    03/02/2017 4:57:34 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 89 replies
    USA Today ^ | March 2, 2017 | Tony Cook
    Per posting rules regarding USA Today, I can only link to the article.
  • 1 confirmed dead in Ottawa storm; parts of Naplate damage (Illinois tornado)

    02/28/2017 4:53:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 12 replies
    mywebtimes.com ^ | February 28, 2017
    Just a link because I don't know the posting rules for this source. A tornado outbreak is shaping up tonight across several states. A lot of people will be asleep during the peak of the outbreak.
  • ICE Uses Gary Airport Weekly For Deportations

    02/24/2017 6:47:25 AM PST · by GonzoII · 30 replies
    indianapublicmedia.org ^ | Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Barbara Brosher
    The Trump administration is laying out its plans for ramping up enforcement of illegal immigration. Memos released Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security say the agency is changing the way it prioritizes people for deportation. When people who’ve entered the country illegally are detained in the Midwest, some of them fly out of Indiana. Every week families say their goodbyes – not knowing when they’ll see each other again.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald...
  • Police on scene serving warrant at Delphi home [Indiana]

    02/16/2017 6:43:10 PM PST · by grame · 54 replies
    WLFI-TV Lafayette, In ^ | 2-16-17 | Alexandra Kruczek
    DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — Indiana State Police have a large presence at a home in Delphi serving a search warrant. Sgt. Kim Riley tells News 18 state police are serving a search warrant at a home on the 11000 block of Bicycle Bridge Road in Delphi. Riley said police are taking tips and information related to the double-homicide case, and this investigation is related to leads they received through that case. No arrests have yet been made. A News 18 crew at the scene reports a majority of investigators left the scene just before 8 p.m. A few investigators still...
  • Advocates pushing to make Indy a ‘sanctuary city’

    02/13/2017 4:37:14 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    WISH ^ | February 13, 2017 | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Immigration advocates are pushing for Indianapolis to become a “sanctuary city.” These advocates say families are being torn apart because of deportations under the Trump administration. That’s why they came to the sheriff’s office looking for answers. About 20 people went to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office looking to speak with him. They say they don’t want local resources to be used to deport people. This is after President Trump’s immigration executive orders and ramped up deportations. Sheriff John Layton originally said that he wouldn’t meet with this group but eventually met with them. “I am standing...
  • Docs: Woman promised immigration documents to church members, stole thousands

    02/13/2017 4:31:29 PM PST · by digger48 · 14 replies
    WISH ^ | February 13, 2017 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A woman scammed thousands out of members of Hispanic churches after saying she would get them immigration documents, according to prosecutors. Judith Palma, 57, also went by the name Roma Smith, according to investigators. She is accused of committing 17 counts of theft by taking more than $67,000 from 31 victims. “Anyone with concerns regarding immigration status is urged to seek services from a licensed immigration attorney,” Prosecutor Terry Curry said. “We understand recent federal policy changes have heightened the urgency to resolve outstanding immigration issues, but such conditions may make individuals easier targets for scam artists....
  • State Trooper finds undocumented travelers during traffic stop, two still at large

    02/11/2017 7:54:15 PM PST · by digger48 · 26 replies
    wthr ^ | 02/11/17 | WTHR.COM STAFF
    PUTNAM COUNTY (WTHR) - Police are looking for two men who ran from a traffic stop along Interstate 70 near Cloverdale Saturday morning. Indiana State Police stopped a van with Texas registration for unsafe lane movement on eastbound I-70 near the 43 mile marker just east of Cloverdale around 9:00 a.m. During conversation with the driver of the blue Toyota Sequoia, the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper noticed possible criminal activity. Eight passengers were carrying no identification, including a 15-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy, both traveling without parents. The people in the van are believed to be from Guatemala, Honduras,...
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • Two vulnerable Senate Dems in anti-abortion crosshairs

    02/07/2017 8:36:23 PM PST · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/17 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    A leading anti-abortion group is publicly pressuring two vulnerable Senate Democrats to get on board with the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Susan B. Anthony List launched radio ads Monday in North Dakota, targeting Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, and in Indiana, targeting Sen. Joe Donnelly. Its aim: To persuade both Democrats, who are up for reelection in 2018, to support a measure blocking most Medicaid reimbursements from Planned Parenthood clinics for one year.
  • Donnelly to vote against Trump nominees Sessions and DeVos

    02/03/2017 6:51:23 AM PST · by digger48 · 35 replies
    WISH ^ | February 2, 2017, | ap
    <p>INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly says he will vote against Jeff Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general.</p> <p>Donnelly, the lone Democrat elected statewide, says he is concerned about Sessions’ commitment to civil rights. Sessions was rejected by the Senate for a federal judgeship in 1986 amid similar concerns.</p>
  • Targeted Attack On At Least Seven Indianapolis Area Officer’s Homes In One Night

    02/03/2017 6:21:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 02/02/17 | Cover Wife
    Whitestown, IN – Officers from up to seven agencies who live in an Indianapolis suburb had their homes and cars vandalized Wednesday night. The targeted attack happened in The Walker Farms and Harvest Park subdivisions just north of Indianapolis. Families in the area have been left shaken by the attack and searching for answers. Walker Farms is a large subdivision that is home to many area first responders including firemen and police officers. According to Fox 59 law enforcement families woke up to graffiti on their homes, and their squad cars vandalized this morning. Agenices including the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police...
  • Dreams crushed for couples hoping to adopt children

    02/02/2017 4:24:13 PM PST · by digger48 · 43 replies
    wthr ^ | : 02/02/17 | RICH VAN WYK
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Couples in Indianapolis and across the country saw their dreams of adopting children crushed in bankruptcy overnight. Without warning, the Independent Adoption Center closed its doors. Hopeful parents are heartbroken and looking for answers. Stacy and Mark Green had every reason to be happy. They thought they were close to adopting a newborn child. That changed overnight. "At this point, I don't see any chance of us having a child," Stacy said. Kristin and David Baldock's dream of having a child may also have vanished. Kristin described the emotions of receiving an email announcing the closing. "Just...
  • Lawmakers consider bill that could push Tesla out of Indiana

    02/01/2017 3:59:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    WISH ^ | February 1, 2017 | Jessica Smith
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Lawmakers are considering a bill to change how people can buy some cars in Indiana. The Roads and Transportation Committee is set to discuss the bill on Wednesday morning. House Bill 1592 would stop car manufacturers like Tesla from selling directly to the consumer. The bill would require manufacturers sell through a dealer after selling 1,000 cars in a year or six years after receiving a dealer’s license. The bill does not name Tesla specifically, but it describes Tesla’s business model of skipping the dealer and selling straight to the customer. Traditional automakers do not sell straight...
  • Chilis Cancels Planned Parenthood Fundraiser After Pro-Life People Complain

    01/27/2017 7:04:03 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/27/2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Chili’s restaurants has cancelled a Planned Parenthood fundraiser that was being held at locations across two states after pro-life people complained. In an exclusive report a LifeNews.com yesterday, Chili’s restaurants in two states were coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters...
  • Chilis Restaurants in Two States Giving 15% of Your Meal Purchase to Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    01/25/2017 10:16:26 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 73 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 25, 2017 | Steven Ertlet
    Chili’s restaurants in two states are coming under fire from pro-life advocates for giving 15% of patron’s meal purchases to the Planned Parenthood abortion business.Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation. According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chili’s locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good weather people purchasing food at Chili’s dine in...
  • GOP should draft Peyton Manning for Senate in 2018

    01/27/2017 11:38:27 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/27/17 | PHILIP WEGMANN
    When President Obama praised Peyton Manning for the way he "conducted himself on and off the field," he might have accidentally endorsed the next Republican senator from Indiana. With the first pick in the 1998 draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Manning for quarterback. And with their ballots in the coming 2018 midterm, the Indiana electorate would certainly choose him for Senate. Looking to beat vulnerable Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly, Republicans could do a lot worse than adding the Super Bowl Champion to their roster. The GOP front office would have to move quickly though. A lifelong Republican, Manning spoke at...
  • Coach says his players were called racial slurs, blames election for empowering bigots

    01/27/2017 2:09:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 66 replies
    WISH ^ | January 26, 2017, | WLFI Staff Reports
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The West Lafayette High School boys basketball coach is calling the president of the United States a bigot after two of his players were called the N-word. He wrote about it in a piece published by the Lafayette Journal and Courier. “I finally decided to do it publicly after this incident,” said Dave Wood, who is currently in his 23rd season as the Red Devils’ head coach. Wood said two of his players were walking from Happy Hollow Elementary School to the high school on Monday when an SUV stopped nearby. He said the people...
  • Local woman turns hobby into full-time service project; continues to collect bras, tampons

    01/24/2017 12:25:34 PM PST · by digger48 · 49 replies
    WISH ^ | January 24, 2017 | Nina Criscuolo
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — One year ago, we introduced you to an Indianapolis woman with a goal to collect as many bras as possible. It wasn’t a weird obsession, it was an effort to make sure all Hoosier women had the proper undergarments, even those who couldn’t afford them. Since then, she’s gathered more than 10,000 bras and her work has expanded to include menstrual items as well. “Can you imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have a bra that fit you for a job interview or if you had your period and you didn’t have access to...
  • Yuengling announces distribution expansion into Indiana

    01/12/2017 3:58:34 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 33 replies
    POTTSVILLE, Pa. - America's oldest brewery has announced that it is expanding its distribution. Pottsville-based D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., will soon be delivering its brands to Indiana. Yuengling said three wholesalers have been assigned to distribute the beer. They are Monarch Beverage, Five Star Distributing, and Indiana Beverage. "Our family has been in business in Indiana for five generations and to be able to partner with the America’s Oldest Brewery is both humbling and powerful," said Bruce Leetz, owner of Indiana Beverage.
  • Inauguration Watch Party! Springfield Illinois Jan 20th 2017

    01/10/2017 6:37:55 PM PST · by chicagolady · 16 replies
    Eventbrite ^ | 1/10/2017 | Chicagolady
    Donald J Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America! Come and watch this event on big screen TV, with fellow Patriots! Lunch and Champagne toast included with your 25 dollar ticket. Tickets must be purchased by Monday January 16th 2017. Please freepmail me for more info
  • Trump picks former Sen. Coats as Director of National Intelligence

    01/05/2017 2:50:26 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2017
    President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday picked former Indiana Senator Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, two sources briefed on the decision told Fox News. The official announcement is expected later this week, according to the AP, as Trump makes final decisions on some of the major positions he needs to fill before he is sworn in on Jan. 20. Coats, a Republican, served as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee before retiring from Congress last year. He also served as U.S. ambassador to Germany. As director of national intelligence, Coats would oversee an office created after 9/11 to...
  • Mayor Buttigieg announces he's running for DNC chair [south Bend]

    01/05/2017 11:24:59 AM PST · by jaydubya2 · 13 replies
    ABC57 ^ | 01/05/17 | Melissa Hudson
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is holding a press conference Thursday afternoon to reveal he plans to run for the chair of the Democratic National Committee. Mayor Buttigieg has been the mayor of South Bend since January 2012. Buttigieg said in a video he would resign as mayor of South Bend if he is chosen as the DNC chair. St. Joseph County Democrats said if Mayor Buttigieg resigns, the Democratic Party would hold a caucus to select a replacement.
  • Expelled student sues IU for gender discrimination

    01/02/2017 4:23:29 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | 12/26/2016 | Taylor Telford
    A former IUPD cadet and IU student, expelled for violating the University’s consent policy, is suing IU for gender discrimination. Aaron Farrer, 21, alleges that the University’s policies for sexual assault investigations unfairly favor women and fail to protect the accused, according to court documents. “IU violated Title IX by creating a gender biased, hostile environment against males, like Farrer, based in part on IU’s pattern and practice of disciplining male students who accept physical contact initiated by female students, but failing to discipline female students who engage in the same conduct,” Farrer’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.
  • Indiana University Same-Sex Partner Benefits End Dec. 31

    12/29/2016 3:13:57 PM PST · by fwdude · 9 replies
    abc News ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | The Associated Press
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  • Indiana bill seeks to eliminate requirement for gun permits

    12/25/2016 4:41:07 PM PST · by digger48 · 21 replies
    WISH ^ | December 25, 2016, | ap
    <p>NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights advocates view the upcoming legislative session as their best bet to get rid of an Indiana law that requires a license to carry handguns.</p> <p>The controversial legislation didn’t advance during the 2016 session, but supporters believe this time could be different after sweeping Republican wins on Election Day and the appointment of Republican state Rep. Ben Smaltz to the House Public Policy Committee, which acts as a gatekeeper on such bills.</p>
  • Culver (IN) Academies' Mounted Units to Appear in 17th Presidential Inaugural Parade

    12/23/2016 4:58:12 PM PST · by digger48 · 12 replies
    The Pilot News ^ | December 23, 2016 | Staff Writer
    PLYMOUTH, IN CULVER, Ind. - The Culver Academies' Black Horse Troop and Equestriennes have accepted an invitation to participate in the Presidential Inaugural Parade Jan. 20 for President-elect Donald J. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The parade will mark the 17th time the Black Horse Troop has marched down Pennsylvania Avenue since its first appearance in 1913. "Securing the invitation is always the biggest challenge," said Ed Little, director of Horsemanship operations. "It's such an honor. I think the Troopers of 1913 would be very proud to know that Culver is still a part of the parade." The 2017...
  • Knightstown cross returned to town Christmas tree (VIDEO) (aclu backed down) (Winning)

    12/22/2016 8:02:01 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 21 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 12/22/16 | Staff Reports
    KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — A cross is back on the Knightstown Christmas tree, about two weeks after a man sued to get it removed. Using a lift truck, a man returned the cross to the tree Thursday. A motion to request a preliminary injunction was lifted to allow the cross back on the tree as long as it was not placed on top, ACLU-Indiana legal director Ken Falk told 24-Hour News 8. Falk added that the case is not over, as he will look to see if the cross being on the tree but not on top is unconstitutional. Many...
  • Afghan hostage couple decry 'Kafkaesque nightmare'(went a camping trip in Afghanistan)

    12/20/2016 9:49:03 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 70 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    An Afghan insurgent group has released video of a kidnapped North American couple, featuring two children apparently born to them in captivity. The footage from the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman with two young boys, who appeared healthy. In the clip Ms Coleman begs for an end to their "Kafkaesque nightmare". The couple were abducted in Afghanistan in 2012 during a camping trip, while she was pregnant. The insurgent group is demanding the release of three of its prisoners in Afghanistan.
  • High School Censors Pro-Life Club, Bans the Word ‘Abortion’

    12/18/2016 4:53:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 17, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The conservative legal group Liberty Counsel is claiming that the public school district violated the Constitution by censoring the anti-abortion student group’s poster. The poster, which took over 25 hours to make, included hand-painted hearts and the phrase “3,000 Lives Are Ended Each Day.” . . . Administrators also asked the students to refrain from using the word, “abortion,” in club material, in written or oral communications, or on social media. Administrators even went as far as asking students from the club to sign an agreement that would bar them from seeking legal assistance to protect their right to express...
  • UPDATED: Comcast Workers Don’t Seem To Care That Their Truck May Have Caused Half-Dozen Accidents

    12/14/2016 3:33:36 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 62 replies
    Consumerist.com ^ | December 14th, 2016 | Kate Cox
    Comcast has issued a statement apologizing for this week’s incident. “When I watched this video I was very concerned by what I saw,” says Ed Marchetti, SVP of Technical Operations, Comcast Cable, in a statement emailed to Consumerist. “Our employees should always protect people and treat them with respect no matter what the situation. Safety matters most – especially in dangerous weather conditions like this. “We are actively investigating what happened when our technicians were on site to restore services during an outage and we will reach out to those who were impacted by this incident. “Within the next 24-48...
  • Indiana town without a police department after every Bunker Hill officer quits

    12/14/2016 10:18:45 AM PST · by Morgana · 83 replies
    fox59.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | Alexis McAdams,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An entire Indiana town has no police officers after every single one walked off the job. The officers blame the Bunker Hill Town Council for the situation. “We have had issues with the town board and there are some activities there where I felt like they were serving their own agenda,” said former Bunker Hill Town Marshal Michael Thomison. Thomison served as town marshal for four years until Monday night when he and four other officers handed over resignation letters to the council, telling them they have had enough.
  • ACLU: Sight of cross on public tree inflicts 'irreparable harm'

    12/13/2016 3:12:55 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 13, 2016 | Robert Knight
    Joseph Tompkins is an "irreparable harm" survivor.  He's the guy who got the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force a small Indiana town to remove a cross from atop its municipal Christmas tree on Monday.  Mr. Tompkins, who must be blessed with remarkably selective eyesight, was "forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact" with the cross on top of the tree in the public square as he drove through Knightstown, causing him "irreparable harm," said the ACLU lawsuit filed on Dec. 8 on his behalf.
  • Trump as the ‘Carrier’ of American Prosperity

    12/10/2016 6:30:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 10, 2016 | Brian C. Joondeph
    President-elect Donald Trump, still weeks away from the Oval Office, is already carrying out one of his campaign promises to make America prosperous again. First Ford Motor Company, now most recently Carrier, both agreeing to keep their factories in the US rather than outsourcing to foreign countries. Carrier is based in Indiana, where VP-elect Mike Pence currently serves as governor. The deal will provide $7 million in incentives to Carrier in exchange for their keeping approximately 1100 jobs in Indiana. Is this a good deal for America? Or just more of the cronyism which Trump railed against during his campaign?...
  • Donald Trump Rally in Des Moines, Iowa 12/8/16 video

    12/09/2016 3:24:26 AM PST · by iowamark · 3 replies
    C-Span ^ | 12/8/2016
    President-elect Donald Trump spoke to supporters at a victory rally in Des Moines, Iowa. He welcomed onstage Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA), his nominee for U.S. Ambassador to China. In remarks, President-elect Trump discussed the election results, his first 100 days in office and acknowledged the passing of former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn (D-OH). Vice President-elect Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) delivered introductory remarks. One hour video at the link:
  • Carrier Deal a Political Winner for Trump, Poll Shows

    12/06/2016 6:31:29 AM PST · by mandaladon · 21 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | JON REID
    Voters across the political spectrum view President-elect Donald Trump more favorably as a result of the Carrier deal. In a new Morning Consult/POLITICO national poll, 6 out of 10 voters surveyed said Trump’s intervention to keep the manufacturer from shipping hundreds of jobs to Mexico made them view the president-elect in a more positive light.
  • Advisory issued after livestock on Indiana beef cattle farm dies of anthrax

    12/05/2016 8:52:09 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 31 replies
    Fox 59 ^ | Dec 5 2016 | FOX59 Web
    <p>The Indiana Board of Animal Health has issued an advisory after livestock on a southern Indiana beef cattle farm was infected with anthrax.</p> <p>A veterinarian collected tissue samples for laboratory testing after the animal died unexpectedly. Only a single, mixed-breed bull died; other animals in the herd have not shown signs of infection.</p>
  • The Winners and Losers of the Carrier Deal

    12/05/2016 7:18:50 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2016
    No one ever doubted Donald Trump’s talent for theater, a gift he is exercising with some flair in the matter of the Carrier air-conditioner company’s facilities in Indiana. Carrier had planned to move a furnace operation to Mexico and to shutter a plant in Huntington, Ind., where it manufactures electronic controls. After the intervention of President-elect Trump and Governor Mike Pence, Carrier has agreed to keep the furnace operation going in Indiana, albeit with several hundred fewer employees. It still will close the electronics plant and offshore those 700 or so jobs. It will move about 600 jobs from the...
  • Trump's Carrier Is Not Obama's Solyndra

    12/04/2016 6:44:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    No sooner had president-elect Trump announced a deal had been reached with air conditioner manufacturer Carrier to keep 1,100 manufacturing jobs in Indiana rather than being shipped to Mexico, the usual suspects began chattering about “corporate welfare”, “crony capitalism”, and the hypocritical picking of winners and losers. Carrier is an established business, not a pipe dream like the green energy failures President Obama subsidized like Solyndra. It is one of many U.S. businesses struggling to survive in the Obama era of high taxes and oppressive regulation. Trump has promised to cut corporate taxes and eliminate oppressive and job-killing regulations, but...
  • Rexnord employee reacts to Trump tweet about job loss (Video)

    12/03/2016 10:57:00 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 28 replies
    CBS4 Indy ^ | Dec 3, 2016 | Deanna Allbrittin
    NDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- After a winning week for many Carrier workers, Rexnord employees are now in the spotlight. This tweet from President-elect Donald Trump has workers there wondering about their own jobs. “I prayed, ‘God, just give me something to hold on to, some hope,’” said Rexnord worker Brian Bousum. “Then, he tweeted.” For Rexnord employee Brian Bousum, this late-night tweet from President-elect Donald Trump was a small sign that left room for uncertainty. “He said ‘no more,’” said Bousum. “Does that mean no more after Rexnord? Does it mean he’s going to talk to the CEO Todd Adams? Did...
  • Ku Klux Klan marches in Roxboro celebrating Trump win (barf)

    12/03/2016 3:30:00 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 61 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 12/3/2016 | WRAL-TV
    Roxboro, N.C. — A caravan of about 20 vehicles organized by the Ku Klux Klan celebrated President-Elect Donald Trump's win with Confederate and American flags Saturday afternoon in Roxboro. Officers blocked several intersections along U.S. Highway 501, so the convoy would move and exit the city quickly. “We learned late this afternoon the group wanted to come to Roxboro. I want to thank our law enforcement partners who helped us close intersections so the group could enter and leave the city as fast as possible,” Roxboro Police Chief David Hess said in a statement. He said the group posted the...
  • The key to Trump’s Carrier deal: Next-generation manufacturing

    12/02/2016 8:06:43 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/03/2016 | Thomas Lifton
    In his speech at Carrier yesterday (video embedded below), Donald Trump revealed some information that should comfort those market purists worried about America insulating itself from global markets and thereby falling behind overseas competitors. He revealed that the reported $16 million is likely to end up a much higher figure because the company is committing to next-generation manufacturing. It is quite understandable that a lowball figure has been used by Carrier, as they want to limit what they may be on the hook to spend. They can always spend more, and the banter Trump threw at the company’s president indicates...
  • Trump targets another company, draws Sanders' criticism

    12/03/2016 1:17:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-rexnord-idUSKBN13S0PU ^ | 2016-12-03 | Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Alistair Bell and Richard Chang
    President-elect Donald Trump, after threatening consequences for companies that move jobs overseas, turned to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico, drawing a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday."Rexnord of Indiana is moving to Mexico and rather viciously firing all of its 300 workers. This is happening all over our country. No more!" Trump said in a Friday night Twitter post.Rexnord Corp (RXN.N), an industrial supplier based in Milwaukee, announced plans in October to move a bearing plant, and its 300 jobs, from Indianapolis to Mexico, employees told the Indianapolis Star at the time. Company...
  • Sarah Palin calls Trump’s deal with Carrier ‘crony capitalism’

    12/02/2016 7:22:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 260 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | By Brian Murphy
    Former Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who is reportedly under consideration for a spot in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, criticized Trump’s recent deal with Carrier to keep jobs in the United States. Trump visited the Carrier plant in Indianapolis on Thursday and touted the deal during a speech after the visit in front of a Carrier banner. Carrier will keep about 1,000 jobs in Indiana, instead of moving them to Mexico. In exchange, the state of Indiana is giving the company about $7 million in incentives. Vice president-elect Mike Pence in the current governor of Indiana. “When government steps in...