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Dem, GOP leaders see competing strategies for 2016

Democrats will have to pick their battles and Republicans will have to continue showing they can lead in order for their respective parties to win in 2016, the state's party chairmen say.
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Why many aren't celebrating lower U.S. unemployment

After Tuesday's midterm elections, exit polling showed how little falling unemployment has resonated. Most voters said they cast their ballots out of fear for the economy.
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House lawmakers settle in to new political reality

Tuesday's elections gave House Republicans the most power they've had in four decades and the best chance at seeing their priorities succeed in the upcoming legislative session.
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Republicans trying to preserve Indiana dominance

Indiana Republicans spent more than a decade building a strong grip on Indiana's state offices, and voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether they should maintain that hold.
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Turnabout on education hints at election fears

Legislative races across the state this year have quietly shaped up to be continuations of the acrid education fights that have punctuated the past two Indiana election cycles.
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Gambling debate hinges on 'expansion' definition

House Public Policy Chairman Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, opened a gambling hearing last week with a word of caution for his colleagues: Before they launch into the 2015 session in January, they need to decide what they consider an expansion to be.
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Gay marriage decision reignites GOP debate

The Supreme Court's gay marriage decision has stirred up a divisive issue inside the GOP that many Republican leaders hoped to avoid ahead of the 2016 presidential contest.
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Gambling fight set to test governor's power

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has been firm on his opposition to expanded gambling since taking office, but that position could put him at odds with fellow Republican lawmakers willing to hear out the state's struggling gaming industry.
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What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

Almost everyone is calling for the Supreme Court to step in and make a decision on gay marriage, but not getting involved is a possibility. The issue was on the agenda when the justices met in private Monday to decide new cases to hear this term.
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State turns to tech for deeper, speedier data analysis

Former Indianapolis Mayor Steve Goldsmith is hailing a new government management system adopted by Indiana that can better use troves of government data and predict how tax dollars should be allocated.
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