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  • Officials scrambling for solution as truckers refuse to use Indiana toll roads

    10/19/2018 10:28:11 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    livetrucking.com ^ | October 18, 2018 | Wimberly Patton
    The recent 35% increase in truck only tolls on roadways in Indiana has led to some unintended consequences – truckers are now avoiding the toll roads altogether and are instead using back roads not meant for large commercial vehicles. The toll increase went into effect on October 5th of this year as part of a $1 billion infrastructure plan by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, who claims that the 35% truck-only toll increase is fair because of the damage large trucks do to roadways, despite the fact that much of the money raised by the tolls will be used for improving the state’s...
  • Supreme Court May Decide Whether States Can Ban Abortions on Babies with Down Syndrome

    10/15/2018 3:43:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Christina Vazquez
    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill made a call to action Monday for the U.S. Supreme Court to take on a critical pro-life case. Hill said he wants the Supreme Court to rule on a lawsuit about a 2016 pro-life law that bans abortions performed because of the unborn child’s race, gender or disability, such as Down syndrome. It also requires medical facilities to bury or cremate fetal remains. According to Indiana Public Media, Hill said the fetal characteristic abortion ban guards against discrimination. He also argued the state has the right to require fetal remains to be treated with dignity....
  • A Crush Of New Polls Show Democrats In A Free Fall

    10/08/2018 11:18:05 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 105 replies
    If there is a silver lining in the tragic farce wrought on the nation by the Democratic Party in the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination hearings it is this: Regular Americans are recoiling at the shocking spectacle and Democrat support is plummeting. Every new poll coming out is uniformly showing middle Americans fleeing from the Democrats while a once-mildly apathetic Republican Party has been ginned up to energetic levels equal to the Democratic base. Further trouble for the much-hyped blue wave is that black voters are trending against Democrats, participating in the #walkaway movement and viewing the Kavanaugh moment very differently...
  • Law enforcement bracing for more semis on U.S. 20 in LaPorte County as Toll Road fees increase

    10/09/2018 8:12:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | October 6, 2018 | Stan Maddux
    LAPORTE — Law enforcement in LaPorte County is preparing for the possibility of an already-congested and dangerous U.S. 20 being overrun with more semi-trucks as drivers avoid the 35 percent cost increase of traveling the Indiana Toll Road. Much of that stretch of highway being down to one lane in each direction for resurfacing adds to the concerns. LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said he’s reached out to Indiana State Police to help patrol U.S. 20 if an increase in truck traffic becomes too much for his staff to handle alone. “We’re going to prepare for it,” Boyd said. “We’re...
  • Democrats Senators discuss changing their vote

    10/05/2018 8:39:35 PM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 146 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/5 | Florida Guy @floridaguy267
    10/5 8:46pm Democrat Senators Tester, McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are discussing change of Kavanaugh vote tonight.
  • Indianapolis Zoo to add black mamba, world’s deadliest snake, to exhibit

    10/04/2018 12:54:47 PM PDT · by ETL · 107 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Oct 2, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    An Indiana zoo will soon welcome a lethal addition to its animal kingdom: A black mamba snake. The Indianapolis Zoo is adding the black mamba, which is typically found in southern and eastern Africa, in May 2019. The serpent will join the zoo’s Deserts Dome exhibit, which will feature the black mamba and other exotic snakes, the Associated Press reported. The black mamba is a “fast, nervous, lethally venomous, and when threatened, highly aggressive” reptile, National Geographic reported, which also noted this snake is considered to be the deadliest in the world.The black mamba, which can grow as long as...
  • Fox News Poll: Republicans make gains in top Senate races

    10/03/2018 3:31:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 3, 2018 | Dana Blanton
    A new round of Fox News battleground polls shows a Republican trend in the fight for the U.S. Senate. The GOP candidates are helped by increased interest in the election among Republicans and pro-Donald Trump sentiment. Arizona Kyrsten Sinema: 47% Martha McSally: 45% Indiana Joe Donnelly: 43% Mike Braun: 41% Missouri Claire McCaskill: 43% Josh Hawley: 43% North Dakota Kevin Cramer: 53% Heidi Heitkamp: 41% Tennessee Marsha Blackburn: 48% Phil Bredesen: 43%
  • Joe Donnelly Moves From No To Maybe On Kavanaugh Vote

    09/29/2018 2:54:53 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 71 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 29, 2018 | Karen Townsend
    As the Senate Judicial Committee gathered to vote Friday afternoon to move Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for a vote in the Senate, word trickled out that Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana was a no vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Donnelly is in a tough re-election race back home and Republicans hope to separate him from the herd of Democrats in lock-step opposition Judge Kavanaugh. As we all know now, Senator Jeff Flake decided to lob a last-minute bomb into the committee’s proceedings by holding his yes vote hostage to a demand that the FBI investigate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations. He...
  • Red-state Democrats refuse to come out against Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 6:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 25, 2018 | Burgess Everett and Elana Schor
    Democratic leaders need a unified caucus to put maximum pressure on a handful of holdout Republicans. Democrats have all the cover they need to vote in lockstep against Brett Kavanaugh. But a half-dozen of them have refused to go there, even after the pair of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Democratic insiders are feeling more bullish than ever that the party’s 49 caucus members ultimately will oppose Kavanaugh. Yet the undeclared bloc of Democratic senators could be a problem for Democratic leaders, who want to put the weight of the nomination entirely on a handful of holdout...
  • Politico: McConnell 'Screws' Dems By Keeping Them at Work

    09/12/2018 9:56:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is "screwing" over his Democratic colleagues by keeping them in session this October and therefore keeping them off the campaign trail, according to Politico's Burgess Everett. "Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall, according to five Republican officials," Everett writes . Yet, Republicans say two weeks is plenty of time for their Democratic colleagues to make their case to voters. Burgess Everett...
  • Looking at Mitch McConnell’s Map for the 2018 ‘Knife Fight’

    09/11/2018 6:15:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    rollcall ^ | September 11, 2018
    The Kentucky Republican identifies a large number of toss-up contests The 2018 midterms are setting up to be like a “knife fight in an alley,” according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican from Kentucky said he expects to see more of President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama on the campaign trail. But McConnell, asked about whether Trump should be talking about the prospects of Democrats trying to impeach him, said, “I don’t have any advice to give him about what he says at the rallies.” Speaking at a news conference Tuesday in Louisville, McConnell rattled off...
  • Trump identifies first two US soldiers from Korean War remains

    09/20/2018 1:39:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 20, 2018 | Corey Dickstein
    The remains of an Army master sergeant from Indiana and a private first class from North Carolina were included in the 55 cases of remains of missing Korean War veterans turned over in July by North Korea, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. The two soldiers, both likely killed in action fighting Chinese forces in North Korea about 66 years ago, are the first positive identities that Pentagon officials have confirmed since the transfer was completed July 27 as part an agreement hashed out by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit June 12 in Singapore. Pentagon...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 169 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Indiana sisters with history of opposing Pence donate millions to Dems

    09/19/2018 2:08:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/19/18 | John Bowden
    A pair of Indiana sisters whose family controls the largest shopping mall operator in the country have poured millions into supporting Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported Wednesday. Deborah Simon and Cynthia Simon-Skjodt have reportedly poured a total of $5.5 million into a PAC supporting the election of Democrats to the Senate this election cycle, as well as thousands to individual Democratic candidates in Indiana and other states. Politico reports the two have opposed Vice President Pence for years, ever since Pence was the state's governor. They are reportedly critical of Pence's conservative stances on health care, abortion...
  • The Left's Hatred of Mike Pence Undermines Its Hatred of Donald Trump

    09/13/2018 9:45:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/13/2018 | Michael Brown
    We know why President Trump is so hated. We've heard it time and again. The man is out of control. He's a threat to national security. He has damaged our international standing. He's unstable. He's volatile. He's in totally over his head. No one can work for him. Just read the latest books about Trump. Listen to his former employees. Look at his tweets. Donald Trump must go! In the words of Rep. Maxine Waters, "I say 'impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment, impeachment.'" Is there any validity to the charges against Trump? Is there any truth to these concerns?...
  • Poll: Mike Braun Leading Joe Donnelly in Indiana Senate Race

    09/13/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 113 Sep 2018 | Sean Moran
    Hoosier businessman Mike Braun leads Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in a poll released on Wednesday. A Fox News poll released on Wednesday found that Braun leads over Donnelly–45 to 43 percent—while Libertarian candidate Lucy Brenton has three percent support and eight percent of Indianans remain undecided. The margin of error for the survey is 3.5 percent, making the race a dead heat between Braun and the incumbent senator, especially considering that one-third of Hoosier voters are saying they could change their minds before the November midterm election. The Fox News survey found that 54 percent of Hoosiers approve of President...
  • Sheriff Makes Secret Deal with ACLU to Stop Detaining Illegal Immigrants

    09/11/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 11, 2018
    A federal appellate court just heard oral arguments involving an outrageous backdoor deal in which a county sheriff promises a leftwing civil rights group to stop detaining illegal immigrants. The case comes out of Marion County Indiana where an illegal alien, Antonio Lopez-Aguilar, was arrested by local law enforcement after a traffic court hearing in Indianapolis. At the time the Marion County Sheriff’s Office had an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold suspects in the U.S. illegally like Lopez-Aguilar until federal officers pick them up for processing. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Marion County...
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Kellyanne Predicts What Will Happen to Anonymous Op-ed Writer

    09/10/2018 3:17:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has "no idea" who the mysterious New York Times op-ed author is, but she knows what will become of him or her. The author, reportedly a "senior official" in the Trump administration, will be outed, Conway predicted on "Fox & Friends" Monday morning. “Cowards are like criminals – they eventually suss out themselves because they eventually confess or brag to the wrong person, and I suspect that’s what will happen here.” -@KellyannePolls on anonymous NYT op-ed writer pic.twitter.com/FRiFqKmH4w— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) September 10, 2018 The author, who she calls "unimpressive," wanted to be a...
  • Maxine Waters vows to 'get' Pence once Trump impeached

    09/10/2018 1:50:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Maxine Waters promised a crowd of young Democrats over the weekend that she would go after Vice President Mike Pence once President Trump is removed from office. The California congresswoman accepted a lifetime achievement award from the Stonewall Young Democrats on Saturday in Los Angeles, telling the enthusiastic crowd that Mr. Trump threatened Americans’ way of life and deserved to be impeached. “I’m gonna get him,” Ms. Waters said, according to a video published by progressive activist and attendee Edward Garren. “I’m in this fight and I’m not gonna move.