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US: Indiana (News/Activism)

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  • Indiana boy, 16, arrested in killing of pregnant high school cheerleader

    12/10/2018 4:35:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 105 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/10/2018 | Greg Norman | Fox News
    A 16-year-old Indiana high school football player was charged with murder and feticide Monday after he admitted he brutally killed a 17-year-old pregnant cheerleader because she hid her pregnancy from him too long to get an abortion. Aaron Trejo said he...
  • Indiana lawmakers question governor’s tolling decisions

    12/08/2018 8:54:40 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    The Seymour Tribune ^ | December 8, 2018 | The Seymour Tribune
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Northern Indiana lawmakers are calling into question Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision against imposing new tolls on the state’s interstate highways, while allowing the Indiana Toll Road’s private operator to significantly boost rates for large trucks using that highway. Democratic Sen. Karen Tallian of Portage tells the South Bend Tribune that the situation is unfair because only the communities in northern Indiana along the Toll Road will have the burden of higher tolls, while all parts of the state will benefit from the toll money. The Republican governor announced in September that the operator of the Toll...
  • Indiana's Religious Left Flexes Its Political Muscle

    12/06/2018 6:53:27 AM PST · by posterchild · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | Dec 6, 2018 | Lauren Chapman
    Vice President Mike Pence often describes his conservative religious views as "Hoosier values." It's a consistent narrative in a state that, with the exception of 2008, has voted for Republican presidents since 1980. The religious right in Indiana has long been a powerful political force. But now a progressive interfaith movement, called Faith In Indiana, is trying to challenge that foothold. The group, consisting of­ a broad political spectrum of Muslims, Jews and Christians, has organized in minority communities on issues like immigration, universal health care, criminal justice reform, and early childhood education.
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • Sen. Tim Scott announces opposition to judicial nominee Farr, effectively dooming confirmation

    11/29/2018 10:13:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 37 replies
    https://apple.news ^ | November 29, 2018 | Gregg Re
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott announced Thursday he will oppose embattled judicial nominee Thomas Farr, in a reversal of his position a day earlier that seemingly ends the nominee's chances for now amid fierce criticism by civil rights groups. Democratic lawmakers and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) have long cited Farr's work on the campaigns of North Carolina Republican Sen. Jesse Helms in 1984 and 1990. Farr was first nominated to the federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina by former President George W. Bush in 2006, but never received a confirmation...
  • Historic Delta Queen Steamboat to Resume Overnight Voyages on Inland Waterways

    11/28/2018 9:45:24 AM PST · by iowamark · 10 replies
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 27, 2018
    U.S. House of Representatives approves one-of-a-kind vessel’s return to America’s rivers The nation’s last authentic overnight steamboat may once again cruise the rivers of America’s Heartland and Deep South. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reinstate an exemption to allow the Delta Queen Steamboat to return to service after a decade-long retirement. “In addition, we must thank the many government officials in Jefferson County, Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation who have been steadfast in their dedication to the Delta Queen’s return to her home port.” “A remarkable piece of the nation’s maritime history is reborn,” said Leah...
  • Chicago Public Schools enrollment drops by 10,000 students

    11/19/2018 9:13:19 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 26, 2018 | Juan Perez Jr
    Chicago Public Schools this fall recorded one of the sharpest single-year enrollment declines since the district’s student population began a steady downturn 16 years ago. The 361,314 students counted on the 20th day of classes this fall represents a reduction of 10,000 students from last school year. That’s a slightly smaller drop than two years ago, when enrollment plummeted by about 11,000 students from the preceding year. The numbers continue a long-standing trend that began in 2003, when total enrollment stood at 434,000. ... Years of falling enrollment, school expansion and choice patterns have left CPS with tens of thousands...
  • J.D. Ford defeats incumbent state Sen. Mike Delph (Indy suburbs)

    11/17/2018 7:28:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | November 6, 2018 | IBJ Staff
    Democrat J.D. Ford pulled off a big upset Tuesday, unseating state Sen. Mike Delph, a Republican who has served the district since 2005. With two-thirds of precincts reporting, Ford held a 57 percent to 43 percent lead over Delph. “I wanted District 29 to be heard and with our win tonight, they will be,” Ford told fellow Democratic supporters Tuesday night. “Now you have a voice in the Indiana General Assembly.” Ford is thought to be Indiana’s first openly gay state lawmaker. “Ladies and gentleman, we just made history and no one can take that from us,” Ford said. It...
  • Mike Pence's brother Greg elected to US Congress

    11/07/2018 12:12:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/11/18
    Vice President Mike Pence's brother Greg was elected to the US Congress. "Congrats to my brother Greg Pence on being elected to serve in the US Congress," tweeted the vice president. "Greg served our country admirably in uniform & will do the same in Washington DC. I am so proud ...
  • Democrats lose first Senate seat of the night in Indiana

    11/06/2018 6:57:18 PM PST · by conservative98 · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 6, 2018 | 9:20pm | Joe Tacopino
    Indiana Democrat Joe Donnelly lost his Senate seat on Tuesday in a hard-fought race against Republican businessman Mike Braun. Donnelly, who took the seat in 2012, lost the first Democratic Senate seat of the midterm election in a state President Trump won by 19 points in 2016. Braun cast himself as an outsider and a staunch supporter of Trump, while claiming Donnelly was out of line with Indiana values by supporting abortion rights and other issues.
  • Pro-Life Mike Braun Defeats Fake Pro-Life Democrat Joe Donnelly in Indiana

    11/06/2018 6:53:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 6, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is pro-life, has defeated pro-abortion Democrat Senator Joe Donnelly in a race that helps republicans hold the Senate and perhaps increase their margins. While Donnelly says he is pro-life, his voting record shows he rarely supports pro-life legislation. In August, Donnelly voted against an amendment that would have defunded Planned Parenthood, which aborts more than 320,000 unborn babies every year. He also voted against a bill that would have replaced Obamacare and defunded Planned Parenthood in 2017. In contrast, Braun is solidly pro-life. He said he is fully committed to protecting unborn babies and...
  • Indiana Senate Seat Flipped to R

    11/06/2018 6:10:28 PM PST · by FR33DOM4ME · 22 replies
    Mike Braun unseats Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana
  • Republican Braun wins Indiana U.S. Senate race, ousting Democrat: ABC News

    11/06/2018 6:23:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 6, 2018 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Republican businessman Mike Braun won Indiana’s U.S. Senate election on Tuesday, unseating Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, ABC News projected.
  • [March 2018] Jewish GOP group calls for resignation of 7 Democrats over 'ties' to Farrakhan

    10/28/2018 7:04:12 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    The Republican Jewish Coalition is calling for the resignation of seven Democratic members of Congress whom it claims are "connected" to controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. The group describes him as a "known anti-Semite." The lobbying group on Tuesday called for the following lawmakers to step down: Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.; Barbara Lee, D-Calif.; Maxine Waters, D-Calif.; Danny Davis, D-Ill.; Andre Carson, D-Ind.; Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; and Al Green, D-Texas.
  • Dirty Tricks: Shady Liberal Group Deploys Illegal Mailers

    11/01/2018 2:15:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2018 | Guy Benson
    In 2016, the only battleground state Senate Republican to falter in a re-election bid was New Hampshire's Kelly Ayotte.  She fell by the slimmest of margins -- losing by roughly 1,000 votes (0.2 percentage points) statewide.  Conservative third party candidate Aaron Day ended up receiving more than 17,000 votes in the contest, tipping it to Democrat Maggie Hassan, who was also helped by a Libertarian candidate pulling in more than 12,000 ballots.  The little-known Day's candidacy benefited from anonymous mailers sent to Republican voters designed to attack Ayotte "from the right."  The liberal outfit behind the ads peddled their mischief...
  • An hour-by-hour guide on what to expect as Election Day unfolds

    11/06/2018 5:33:39 AM PST · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/5/2018 | Nolan Hicks
    Time are EST You could be in for a long wait to know the results of the midterm elections and which party ends up controlling the House and Senate. But polling places close earlier in some states than others — and they could provide a hint of things to come as the night progresses. 6 p.m. Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District: President Trump won this district near Lexington by 15 points. Democrats are fielding retired Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath against three-term incumbent Andy Barr. The race is rated as a toss-up. A Democratic victory could be an early sign of...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Trump MAGA Rally in Fort Wayne, IN at 6:30 p.m. Eastern

    11/05/2018 2:14:25 PM PST · by Reno89519 · 41 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | November 5, 2018 | Reno89519
    President Trump's second of three MAGA Rallies today. This one is in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. Should be fun!
  • Security guard hit by car in parking lot of Fort Wayne MAGA rally (Hit-n-Run)

    11/05/2018 12:43:04 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    ABC57 ^ | 11-5-2018 | BEcca Davilla
    A security guard was hit in the parking lot of MAGA rally in in Fort Wayne on Monday afternoon. President Trump is set to speak at the rally in Fort Wayne on Monday and many people are lined up before the doors open at 6 p.m. ABC57 reports that one driver tried pulling into a parking spot outside the event and then allegedly side-swiped a car. While the driver tried to leave the scene, he was flagged down by a security guard in the lot. The driver then allegedly struck the guard with his vehicle before leaving the parking lot....
  • 'SNL' Mocks ‘Gross’ GOP Candidate Who Lost His Eye to an IED Blast

    11/04/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    Since the Vietnam War, liberals have been known for their great disdain for America’s service members, despite their efforts to hide it. During NBC’s latest edition of Saturday Night Live, that disdain poked its ugly head out in the form of supposed comedian Pete Davidson mocking Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw about the eye he lost to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, “or whatever” according to the funny man. The vile attack came during the SNL’s faux news segment “Weekend Update” where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. The comedian stated...