Barack Obama

Hopeful news about the nukes aimed at your headRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Bruce Hetrick
Because President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have now dared to raise that tired and trivial matter of nuclear disarmament, you must focus on mundane matters of mass destruction.
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Focused, clear direction is needed to end recessionRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
The solution to ending the current recession is not more trillion-dollar debt on future social health care, education and energy ideas, nor any increase in taxes.
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Stakes huge for Indiana as feds weigh stimulusRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Greg Andrews
A new report by one of the nation's leading economists finds that getting the stimulus package through Congress— and fast— has huge implications for Hoosiers.
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Ceiling was gone before ObamaRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
It is my wish, Dr. Patterson, that at some point you will realize that American society, warts and all, has provided you with the opportunities that have landed you where you are today.
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Column was disrespectful of Americans who support marijuana's legalizationRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Marijuana legalization deserves a thoughtful debate, not ridicule from Morton Marcus.
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Feeling like a true American, at lastRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Robert Patterson
I never felt like a true American. Sure, I believe in freedom, democracy, the rule of law and the precepts put forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These are beautifully crafted, heartfelt words and documents hammered out and written by men of truly great intent.
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Barack Obama's new new thingRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Tom Henderson
Tip O'Neill once said, "All politics is local." I watched my sister and even my bookkeeper—who hadn't voted in decades—cheer when Barack Obama rose far above John McCain in November. Clearly, there was a mandate and Obama's oratory and messages seemed to inspire voters across the country.
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New leadership brings hope and challengesRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Mike Hicks
Growing up in the Washington, D.C., area, I always recognized the importance of Inauguration Day. Schools were canceled, and it was my younger brother's birthday. A new presidency was always a celebration.
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Obama's call ignites local health care debatesRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
J.K. Wall
When President-elect Barack Obama called for community discussions of health care reform, about 250 people in Indianapolis answered. Their answer rang loud with individual complaints, a surprising number of calls for national health insurance and some doubt that their comments would actually shape Obama's policymaking.
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Daniels, Obama cruise to victoryRestricted Content

December 29, 2008
Peter Schnitzler
The last time Indiana went for the Democrat in a presidential election, Lyndon Johnson trounced conservative Barry Goldwater at the 1964 polls. More than 40 years later, Sen. Barack Obama earned his historic White House victory thanks, in part, to Hoosiers' 11 electoral votes.
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Hetrick column appreciated for its thought-provoking candorRestricted Content

December 8, 2008
I find your writing to be thought-provoking, and I especially liked your [Nov. 24] piece.
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Let's limit campaigns to public fundsRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
The only way more ideas, more candidates, more party platforms can gain any traction, any consideration by the public at large, would be for all political parties to receive, and run only on public funds.
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New president is a sign of hopeRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
The election for me was like looking up for a change instead of having a spiral-down feeling, which was good.
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Could Mitch Daniels run for prez in 2012?Restricted Content

November 17, 2008
Could Gov. Mitch Daniels run for president in 2012?
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Indiana supports first Democratic president in 44 yearsRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Peter Schnitzler
For the first time in more than 40 years, Indiana helped elect a Democratic president.
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Election of president, governor signals Hoosiers desire changesRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Indiana's blue vote for president-elect Barack Obama on Election Day was a sign that Hoosiers are ready for change. So was the state's red vote to keep incumbent Gov. Mitch Daniels in office. In this case, the status quo means more change. Daniels has been making gutsy and sometimes unpopular moves since taking office four years ago. He ran on a promise to keep shaking things up.
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Ice Miller's Lacy says Obama's election will help businesses be more unifiedRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Ice Miller LLP partner Lacy Johnson, who helped organize Ill. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign here, said the election represents an opportunity for businesses to move beyond labels.
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Change begins with everyone, not just ObamaRestricted Content

November 10, 2008
Bruce Hetrick
Sen. Barack Obama's election and call for change and hope, as well as Ind. Gov. Mitch Daniels' re-election after dramatic changes, shows that Americans can become successful again.
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Could Lugar be tapped for Obama's cabinet?Restricted Content

November 3, 2008
Peter Schnitzler
Democratic Sen. Barack Obama has repeatedly described Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana as a mentor on foreign policy issues and may offer him a place in his administration.
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Vote only if you've studied the issues carefullyRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Mike Hicks
If you haven't learned about the crucial issues that our country and state face, don't vote.
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Obama raising more money in Indiana, but business interests stick with McCainRestricted Content

October 27, 2008
J.K. Wall

Republican Sen. John McCain has been unable to achieve the same Indiana fund-raising edge on his Democratic opponent that President George W. Bush did in past elections. Bush rang up an Indiana fund-raising advantage of $1.7 million over Sen. John Kerry in 2004, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And his popularity in Indiana allowed him to spend those dollars to help him campaign in other states while easily winning Indiana's electoral votes. But this election, Sen. Barack Obama had outraised Republican John McCain by $360,000 through the end of August, when McCain's decision to take public campaign funds forced him to stop raising funds directly for himself. Obama did not take public funds, and so has continued to raise money.

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Leaders disagree about Clinton, Obama preferenceRestricted Content

May 5, 2008
J.K. Wall
The topic of health care sparked the most spirited comments from business leaders interviewed by IBJ ahead of the May 6 presidential primary. When asked whether they thought Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton would be better for business, executives in manufacturing, exporting, computer technology, logistics and education largely demurred.
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Pumped-up business leaders give big sums to Clinton, ObamaRestricted Content

April 28, 2008
J.K. Wall
Indiana's business community is divided in its support during this presidential election. Many Republicans are disenchanted, which has contributed to slow contributions to their candidate, Arizona Sen. John McCain. But those looking to support Democrats are torn this year, as the fierce competition between Clinton and Obama has made Indiana's normally sleepy May primary a battleground.
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