Contentious bills complicate possible Daniels bid

As Indiana's Republican governor mulls a presidential run in 2012, his home state is becoming a showcase of conservative ideas, poised to create the nation's broadest private school voucher system and become the first to cut off all government funding for Planned Parenthood.

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Judge orders Indiana recount chief into court

A judge Monday ordered the head of the Indiana Recount Commission to appear before him this week to explain why the panel has not moved more quickly in considering whether Republican Secretary of State Charlie White was a valid candidate when he won election last fall.

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Education reform might not boost Daniels presidential run

Gov. Mitch Daniels is on the cusp of signing the most comprehensive package of school reforms that any state has yet passed, but political insiders say that might not help him in a potential presidential race because education is typically a dud as a presidential political issue.

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