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  • 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 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,...
  • Office Furniture Company Closing Orleans Plant (Indiana - 467 laid off)

    10/16/2016 7:56:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Inside Indiana Business ^ | October 12, 2016 | Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist
    ORLEANS - Orleans-based Paoli LLC has announced it is closing its manufacturing plant. In a notice to the state, the office furniture company says closure will result in the layoffs of nearly 500 employees in the Orange County town. The company says the layoffs of 467 workers are expected to be permanent. Employees will be terminated beginning in January with most of the layoffs taking place between March and October of 2017. Paoli did not disclose a reason for the closure of the plant.
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,...
  • Vigo's 'remarkable' record of picking presidents draws worldwide attention (Indiana)

    10/08/2016 8:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tribune Star ^ | October 8, 2016 | Mark Bennett
    Vigo County is kind of a big deal. The world wants to know what people here think. That’s because, when it comes to picking the leader of the free world, as Vigo County goes so goes the nation. The community is known as “America’s bellwether,” or predictor. The county’s track record explains why. A majority of Vigo County voters have favored the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1888, except two. None of the other 3,141 counties in the U.S. matches Vigo’s accuracy, according to Massachusetts political researcher Dave Leip’s “Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections.” In fact, a mere...
  • 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 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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  • Parade float showing Trump electrocuting Clinton sparks outrage

    10/05/2016 8:06:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 5, 2016 | Briana Altergott
    AURORA, Ind. - A small town in Indiana is outraged after a shocking float made an appearance in a parade over the weekend. --VIDEO AT LINK-- But its creator told Newsy's partners at WCPO he didn't mean to upset anyone. "It's all in fun. Laughter is the best medicine in life, and this country needs more laughter. And the people that are offended by it, I'm sorry. Don't come to the parade next time," Frank Linkmeyer said. The float, which appeared to show Hillary Clinton in an electric chair with Donald Trump getting ready to pull the switch, was one...
  • 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.
  • 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. …

    10/05/2016 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 9 replies
    (SO PREDICTABLE.) What a coincidence that it is Indiana-Pence was their Governor until July and the story comes out nationally today, only one day after Pence mops the floor with Timmy "The Grinch" Kaine. Grinch gonna try and steal Indiana and Christmas.
  • Police Raid Indiana’s Largest Voter Registration Office Following Fraud...(shorten)

    State police raided the offices of Indiana’s largest voter registration operation Tuesday morning, a dramatic step in a fast-developing investigation that police say is about voter fraud and election activists say amounts to a Republican-backed attack on access to the ballot in the Hoosier state. According to organizers, nearly a dozen police entered the Indianapolis offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project (IVRP) with a search warrant and seized multiple computers, the personal cellphones of employees and paperwork relating to the group’s get-out-the-vote operations in the state. The group alleges that police told a worker she was not allowed to...
  • Police Expand Investigation Into Potential Voter Registration Fraud in Indiana

    10/04/2016 10:42:33 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 24 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/4 | nbc
    An investigation into the potential filing of fraudulent voter application information has expanded from two Indiana counties to nine. Indiana State Police said detectives obtained a search warrant for business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, which span the counties of Hendricks, Marion, Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison.
  • Police raid Indiana Voter Registration Project, reports of fraud expand to multiple counties

    10/04/2016 10:51:42 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 4 Oct 2016 | FOX59
    Indiana State Police raided an Indianapolis business as part of an expanded investigation into allegations of fraudulent voter application information in multiple Indiana counties. The investigation originally involved Hendricks and Marion counties but has since expanded to include Allen, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties, state police said. ISP says the investigation began after they were tipped off by the state clerk’s office to inaccuracies in registration forms. Detectives obtained a search warrant for the business offices of the Indiana Voter Registration Project, 2425 North Meridian Street, Suite A, in downtown Indianapolis. The affidavit and search warrant are...
  • Goshen Coach intends to close facility in Elkhart (About 160 layoffs, Indiana)

    09/06/2016 11:02:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The South Bend Tribune ^ | September 1, 2016 | Ted Booker
    ELKHART — Goshen Coach, a commercial bus manufacturer, announced it will close its Elkhart facility on Oct. 31 and expects to lay off 159 employees. The company filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification on Wednesday with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to announce the plan to close the facility at 25161 Leer Drive. It plans to offer "severance benefits and transition programs to affected employees," according to the notice, which does not explain why the plant will be shut down. Company officials could not be reached Wednesday for comment. Goshen Coach, which has manufactured specialty vehicles since 1985,...
  • 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.
  • 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.”...
  • Trump camp plans sweep through rural Indiana

    08/27/2016 11:22:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Lebanon Reporter ^ | August 27, 2016 | Maureen Hayden CNHI State Reporter
    INDIANAPOLIS — Donald Trump’s campaign picked the richest Republican city in Indiana - Carmel -- to open its only field office in the state. But a big splash from opening a headquarters in the Indianapolis suburbs doesn’t mean the campaign is overlooking rural Indiana. It’s set to get a piece of the Trump treatment, too. In a throwback to old-style political campaigns, leaders of the Trumpian movement plan to travel to small towns to woo supporters and shower them with yard signs and other Trump-for-president paraphernalia. They’re calling it the “Early for Trump Tour.” The rural swing will be led...
  • 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
  • Notre Dame Football Players Arrested On Gun, Marijuana, Battery Charges

    08/22/2016 11:12:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/21/2016 | Frank McGurty
    (Reuters) - Six University of Notre Dame football players were arrested in Indiana overnight, five on suspicion of marijuana possession and the sixth after an altercation at a local bar, officials and local media reported on Saturday.Devin Butler, identified as a cornerback on the nationally ranked team, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of battery and resisting law enforcement, both felonies, after a fight at a bar in South Bend, the St. Joseph County Police Department said. An affidavit claimed that “a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar,” NBC Sports...
  • Suspects picked the wrong county to throw rocks

    07/23/2016 1:10:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Greencastle Banner-Graphic ^ | July 22, 2016 | Eric Bernsee
    When communication about the unspeakable stupidity of the recent U.S. 231 rock-throwing incidents first popped into my email inbox a couple months back, the subject line made me gasp. "Rock throwing arrests," read the line heralding arrival of an email from Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, a likable former deputy prosecutor for Putnam County who still keeps in contact. Before I could even click to open it, my heart was pounding and my mind went to thoughts like, "Oh, my god they finally caught those guys." However, it was a leap of faith to a wrong conclusion. Instead we have...
  • Indiana senator calls Ted Cruz 'the most self-centered, narcissistic, pathological liar

    07/22/2016 4:53:01 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 65 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/22/2016 | GEOFF EARLE
    Ted Cruz's extraordinary speech at the Republican not only angered Donald Trump's supporters who were in the hall Wednesday – it set off one of Cruz's senior Senate colleagues, who is now branding him a 'liar.' 'I think what people saw last night is what we have seen in the Senate. No matter how conservative you are, you never can meet Ted's standard,' fumed retiring senator Dan Coats of Indiana in an interview with IndyStar. 'He only thinks of himself, he doesn't think about party. He's a wrecking ball.' said Coates, the former U.S. ambassador to Germany who did two...
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indiana’s Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • Six Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics to close as patient numbers plummet

    07/18/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.15.16 | Lisa Bourne
    Six Indiana Planned Parenthood facilities are set to close by the end of this year, beginning with its Muncie location shuttering today, and its Terre Haute facility next Friday, July 20.  Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is “restructuring to better serve patients” the abortion giant announced Thursday.  In addition to Muncie and Terre Haute, the Valparaiso site will close July 21, according to the announcement; the Fishers location on July 26; Avon is closing August 30; and East Chicago will cease operations by December 15. The latter four sites are expected to merge with other PPINK locales “with...
  • Man accused of killing 2 construction workers found guilty

    07/17/2016 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WISH TV ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man accused of crashing into a construction zone and killing two workers was found guilty Wednesday. Indiana State Police said on May 9, 2014, Jordan Stafford of Fortville, 22 at the time, crashed his pickup into an arrow board and into two construction workers who were clearing cones to open a lane for the morning’s rush hour traffic. The construction zone was located on Interstate 69 southbound between 82nd and 96th streets. Rieth-Riley Construction workers Coty DeMoss, 24, of Noblesville and Kenneth Duerson Jr., 49, of Indianapolis were both killed. Officials said DeMoss and Duerson were...
  • Eric Trump Judge Jeanine Pirro Interview on Mike Pence VP Pick Crooked Hillary - 7/16/16

    07/16/2016 6:58:20 PM PDT · by GilGil · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 7/16/2016 | Jeanine Pirro
    7/16/16 - Eric Trump Judge Jeanine Pirro Interview on Mike Pence VP Pick Crooked Hillary - Fox News
  • LIVE:Trump Press Conference 7/16/2016 @ The New York Hilton Midtown @ 10:30AM ET.

    07/16/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 556 replies
    Saturday, July 16, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be announcing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential Candidate for the November 2016 Election at a press conference. The event will take place in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. Live streaming coverage on RSBN begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: New York Hilton Midtown
  • Mike Pence’s Chicago Ties: His Irish Grandfather Settled On South Side

    07/15/2016 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    (CBS) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was raised in the Hoosier state, but he says he has a strong, personal connection to Chicago. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from the Loop. Pence says his grandfather emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1923 and came to Chicago, where he drove a bus for 40 years. In a speech to the City Club of Chicago in December 2014, he said his parents grew up on the South Side.

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies ^ | July 15, 2016
  • Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

    07/14/2016 4:49:15 PM PDT · by bd476 · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:42 PM ET, Thursday July 14, 2016 | By Eric Bradner, Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    (CNN) Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who's stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio. Trump said Thursday evening he's postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning...
  • LIVE:Trump Rally in Westfield, IN @ The Grand Park Events Center 7:30pm ET.

    07/12/2016 1:19:01 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,207 replies
    Tuesday, July 12, 2016: Live streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Westfield, IN at the Grand Park Events Center. Coverage will begin at 7:30 PM ET. Westfield, IN Watch the LIVE stream beginning at 7:30 PM ET
  • Baron Hill withdraws from U.S. Senate race; Evan Bayh to enter race

    07/11/2016 7:48:24 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 78 replies ^ | july 11, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS - Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Baron Hill says he's withdrawing from the race. His name will not appear on the November ballot. Hill's withdrawal opens the door for Evan Bayh, who - according to CNN - is expected to enter the race.
  • Report: Trump ’95 Percent’ Likely to Tap Mike Pence as VP

    07/11/2016 6:04:10 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 48 replies ^ | 11 July 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is “95 percent” likely to pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, according to the Washington Times. Sources close to Pence and to the Trump campaign tell Washington Times’ reporter Ralph Hallow that Pence is the probable vice presidential (VP) pick. The Trump campaign announced Sunday it would hold a campaign rally near Indianapolis on Tuesday night, furthering the rumor that Pence will be announced as the VP choice.
  • Report: '95 percent probability' of Pence as Trump VP

    07/10/2016 4:26:56 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 190 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/10/2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Indiana scheduled for Tuesday is raising speculation that the presumptive Republican nominee will announce Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. The Washington Times reported Sunday evening that Pence has a “95 percent probability” of being Trump's choice, according to sources close to the campaign and to the governor. The first-term Indiana governor’s name has surfaced in recent weeks as a contender for the position. Pence tepidly endorsed Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas before the state's May primary, but later backed Trump, praising the chance to "take a new direction" in Washington. "The kind of leadership that I truly do...
  • Pence has 10 days to accept VP nod from Trump

    07/05/2016 4:32:12 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    wishtv ^ | Updated: July 5, 2016, 12:07 pm | Howard Monroe
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Rumors continue to swirl around Indiana Governor Mike Pence. Speculation continues on whether Donald Trump will pick Pence as a running mate. One of Trump’s former top aides is weighing in on a possible Pence selection, as is a fellow Midwestern governor. Pence only has ten days to make the decision to continue in the race for governor, or join Donald Trump as the vice presidential candidate. The governor spent the Fourth of July walking parades in Greene and Hamilton counties. This is after spending with weekend in New Jersey meeting with Trump. He said the two...
  • Trump VP search enters home stretch as pick likely next week

    07/05/2016 9:51:49 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | July 5, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump's much anticipated vice presidential pick is expected to be announced next week, a Trump adviser told CNN Tuesday... Does Trump want to double the bombast by picking a brash straight-talker who mirrors his own style, like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Does he prefer someone whose Washington experience and message discipline would counter his freelancing, like Indiana Gov. Mike Pence? Or does he want to elevate a rising star, like Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst or Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton? Pence and his wife Karen met with Trump at his New Jersey...
  • Sen. Joni Ernst makes one list as a possible VP for Donald Trump

    04/30/2016 8:11:49 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 164 replies ^ | 30 Apr 2016
    The Washington Post published an article listing five candidates likely to be considered to be Trump's vice president. U.S. Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa is on that list. Ernst is Iowa's first female U.S. Senator. Ernst was not well known When she ran for the senate seat vacated by the retiring Tom Harkin. KWWL-TV caught up with Ernst and asked if she would consider serving as Donald Trump's vice president. "I would say, 'did my mother pay you to say that?', Ernst said. "But, no. I would have to consider it, but I love what I do in the United...
  • The 5 people most likely to be Donald Trump’s vice president

    04/29/2016 12:55:57 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 195 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/29 | Chris Cilliza
    Which begs the question: Who is he going to pick as his vice presidential nominee? The short answer: No one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable so trying to game out how this most unconventional of politicians will make his mind up is a bit of a guessing game. Add to that the fact that Trump's inner circle remains, largely, devoid of establishment types and you quickly get into a situation where the people talking don't know much and the people who do know aren't talking.
  • VP vetting? Trump meets with Sen. Joni Ernst

    Donald Trump on Monday spent part of his July 4th with Sen. Joni Ernst -- fueling speculation that the Iowa freshman senator could be on the short list of his vice presidential picks. Ernst told Fox News they had a "good conversation," adding, "I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe, and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe." Earlier, Trump tweeted, "I look forward to meeting (Ernst) today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!"
  • Ernst on Trump's VP list, sources say

    07/04/2016 8:46:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 7/3/2016 | Jamie Gangel, Jim Acosta and Sara Murray,
    Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst is among the candidates being considered to become Donald Trump's running mate, a source with knowledge of Trump's vice presidential selection process tells CNN. Another source close to the process confirmed the information. It's not clear whether the freshman Republican senator and tea party star has received paperwork from the campaign or is just being scrutinized through the wealth of publicly accessible information about her. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are also being considered, the source said. A senior Trump campaign adviser confirmed Pence is being...
  • Trump Tweets Fuel VP Speculation, Cites Joni Ernst, Mike Pence, Tom Cotton

    07/04/2016 9:27:24 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 115 replies
    CNN ^ | July 4, 2016
    Donald Trump announced he would meet with Sen. Joni Ernst on Monday, one of several recent names dropped on his Twitter feed that are fueling speculation over his highly-anticipated vice presidential selection. "I look forward to meeting @joniernst today in New Jersey. She has done a great job as Senator of Iowa!" Trump tweeted early Monday. Ernst's name appeared in reports on VP shortlists over the weekend, and a senior Trump adviser confirmed to CNN that Ernst is being considered. Trump also doled out some conspicuous praise for Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, who have also...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...