April 28th, 2014
03:16 AM ET
8 months ago

Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists’

(CNN) - Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a capacity crowd at a National Rifle Association rally how she would baptize terrorists if she was an elected official.

“If I was in charge,” Palin said Saturday in Indianapolis, “they would know, waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists.”

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Filed under: 2008 Election • Al Franken • Alaska • Harry Reid • Indiana • Nancy Pelosi • NRA • Sarah Palin • Terrorism
2016 watch: Gov. Mike Pence stays quiet on potential White House run
April 27th, 2014
11:58 AM ET
8 months ago

2016 watch: Gov. Mike Pence stays quiet on potential White House run

(CNN) - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence continued to duck questions Sunday on whether he would launch a campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

"My focus is entirely on the future of the people of Indiana. We'll let my future take care of itself," he said on "Fox News Sunday” when asked about his plans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Indiana • Mike Pence • NRA
Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal
November 20th, 2013
04:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Seven states reject Obama insurance proposal

(CNN) - If you like your health insurance plan, you might still be out of luck.

At least if you live in one of the seven states that have rejected the President Barack Obama's proposal to allow health insurance companies to renew plans not in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Healthcare • Indiana • Massachusetts • Minnesota • Obamacare • President Obama • Rhode Island • Vermont • Washington State
Pence takes Indiana governorship
November 6th, 2012
10:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Pence takes Indiana governorship

(CNN) - CNN has projected Republican Congressman Mike Pence as winning the race for governor in Indiana, beating the Democratic competitor, John Gregg.

Pence, having already served six terms as a member of the House of Representatives, mulled a 2012 presidential bid but opted instead to run for governor to replace term-limited Republican incumbent Mitch Daniels. His defeated opponent John Gregg is the former Indiana House speaker.

Pence's win was thought as likely. Years in Congress and on the Sunday talk show circuit, as well as his brief foray in near-presidential politics, gave him a relatively high profile for a state candidate. Indiana is also a Republican-friendly state with Republicans controlling the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and a majority of U.S. House seats.


Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Mike Pence
Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is term-limited and cannot seek reelection.
November 5th, 2012
06:48 PM ET
2 years ago

Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power

(CNN) – Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.

McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number

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Filed under: 2010 Election Live Blog • Delaware • Indiana • Missouri • New Hampshire • Washington
Poll gives Donnelly 11-point lead over Mourdock
November 2nd, 2012
08:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll gives Donnelly 11-point lead over Mourdock

(CNN) – A poll of likely voters in Indiana showed Democratic Senate candidate Joe Donnelly with an eleven point lead over GOP rival Richard Mourdock, whose comments on rape and abortion in October drew consternation from Democrats and some Republicans.

The survey from Howey Politics and DePauw University indicated Donnelly, a three-term congressman, was at 47% among likely Indiana voters in the race for the state's U.S. Senate seat, compared to 36% who support Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer. A Libertarian candidate, Andrew Horning, was at 6% in the poll.
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Filed under: 2012 • Indiana • Joe Donnelly • Richard Mourdock
October 24th, 2012
01:15 PM ET
2 years ago

GOP Senate candidate accuses Dems of distorting his rape comments

(CNN) - U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock said Wednesday that he is sorry if he offended anyone by saying that pregnancies from rape are "something that God intended to happen" but accused Democrats of distorting his comments for political gain.

"For those who want to kind of twist the comments and use them for partisan, political gain, I think that's what's wrong with Washington these days," the Indiana candidate said. "I spoke from my heart; I spoke with my principle; I spoke from my faith. And if others want to somehow turn those words and use them against me, again, that's what's wrong with Washington today.
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Filed under: Indiana • Richard Mourdock • Senate
Clinton looks to boost races in Hoosier state
October 12th, 2012
02:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Clinton looks to boost races in Hoosier state

(CNN) – Former President Bill Clinton leveraged his star power Friday to influence two of Indiana's hotly-contested state-wide races and, of course, boost President Barack Obama's appeal in the mid-west core.

Flanked by prominent Hoosier Democrats – former governor and Sen. Evan Bayh, Senate hopeful Joe Donnelly and gubernatorial candidate John Gregg – at a high school in Marion County, Clinton pulled no punches and hit the respective candidates' GOP opponents for a partisan agenda.
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Filed under: 2012 • Bill Clinton • Indiana
October 8th, 2012
09:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Columbus Day is early voting day in three states

(CNN) – Voters in California, Indiana and Oregon can take advantage of the Columbus Day holiday to cast their ballots Monday when the three states join ten other states that already have started early voting.

That's less than a week after the first presidential debate and 29 days ahead of Election Day.
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Indiana • Oregon
FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour
Supporters attend a 2010 rally in Washington, D.C. organized by FreedomWorks.
September 26th, 2012
12:09 PM ET
2 years ago

FreedomWorks to launch African-American outreach tour

Washington (CNN) – Sometimes in politics, things are black and white – like the historically wide gulf between the black community and the conservative movement.
But a new effort by FreedomWorks, a conservative organization associated with the tea party movement, aims to change that. And a prominent African-African progressive activist says he thinks the outreach effort is premature, misguided and, therefore, not likely to be successful.

With an event Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh, FreedomWorks is launching its national "Black and White Tour," an explicit, unapologetic effort to lobby African-Americans on economic policy issues at the core of the agenda of many fiscal conservatives involved in tea party activism.
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Filed under: 2012 • Arizona • Colorado • Florida • FreedomWorks • Illinois • Indiana • Louisiana • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Utah • Virginia • Wisconsin
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