A pro-life group in Indiana is celebrating the fact that the state legislature is sending a bill that targets the dangerous RU 486 abortion drug to Governor Mike Pence. Today, Senate Bill 371 concurrence passed the Indiana Senate by a vote of 35-14. The bill now advances to Governor Pence’s desk for his signature. “We [...]
Add North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly to the list. North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly announced their support for in rapid succession marriage equality Friday morning. The timing was not a coincidence, Heitkamp’s office said, but not for the reason cynical Washington viewers might think. “If [...]
As Jesse Berst notes above Senate Bill 560, despite its passage by the Indiana Senate, faces a rough go in the House with opposition from not only consumer groups but commercial and industrial electric customers who are afraid it will lead to higher costs, said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), who was quoted in the Continue reading ?
A second state legislative body has passed more legal protection for those who wish to practice animal agriculture in relative secrecy. In a 30-to-20 vote, the Indiana Senate passed Senate Bill (SB)-0373, making it unlawful to photograph or make a video recording or motion picture of agriculture operations without the written consent of the owner. And... Continue Reading
The Indiana senate advanced a measure on Tuesday to require all women to undergo an unnecessary, and potentially invasive, ultrasound procedure before taking the RU-486 abortion pill. The original version of the bill actually mandated two tranvaginal ultrasounds — before and after women took the pill. Yesterday, before the Senate vote, GOP lawmakers agreed to [...]
As state legislatures begin their 2013 sessions, a flurry of new “ag gag” bills to protect factory farms from potential undercover whistleblowers have been introduced in 5 states. This week, the Indiana Senate is debating a proposal to criminalize taking photographs or videos inside an agricultural or industrial operation without permission. Senate Bill 373 is [...]
The Indiana Senate advanced a measure that would require women submit to two transvaginal ultrasounds to obtain abortion-inducing drugs. [ more › ]
An Indiana legislative committee today approved two abortion bills that will protect women and unborn children. The Indiana Senate Health and Provider Services Committee held a hearing on and approved Senate Bill 489, sponsored by Sen. Michael Young of Marion County (District 35), which strengthens current law regarding informed consent materials and ultrasound and fetal [...]
With all the excitement of marriage-equality legislation in Illinois and Rhode Island, Indiana’s prospective ban on gay marriage has been flying under the radar. Indiana Senate President David Long (R-Fort Wayne) announced this week that he is “still deciding” whether or not to bring up for debate a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Long [...]
... when even conservatives are getting bored with conservatives’ blaming their problems on media bias. The campaign of defeated Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is blaming the liberal media for its loss — and talented conservative...Show More Summary
Richard Mourdock shot into national attention when the Indiana Senate candidate said that if a woman becomes pregnant after being raped it was “something that God intended to happen” and on Election Day voters decided to send him and his controversial comments packing. The Republican lost his race Tuesday to Democrat Joe Donnelly in a [...]Show More Summary
In Indiana, Rep. Joe Donnelly (D) has narrowly edged out Tea Party-backed state treasurer Richard Mourdock in one of this year's most closely watched Senate races. According to the latest figures, Donnelly has 48.3 percent to Mourdock's 45.7 percent, leading Fox News and Bloomberg News to call the race for Donnelly. Show More Summary
Joe Donnelly has officially been named the winner in the Indiana senate race. Losing is the Republican, Richard Mourdock. Although not all the...
Rep. Joe Donnelly won the U.S. Senate seat in Indiana, turning over to the Democrats a seat that had been held by Republicans for more than three decades.
U.S. Rep. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) visits a call center on election day in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 6, 2012, the day he wins the Indiana Senate seat. Joe Donnelly is being projected as the winner of the Indiana Senate race. Clearly, Richard Mourdock's unexpected defeat is something God intended.
Also follow our downballot liveblog at Daily Kos Elections Results: CNN | NY Times | Politico • Poll Closing Times 6:46 PM PT: NBC calls Indiana Senate for Donnelly. As always, we're waiting for the official AP call, but this one was obvious from the first rural counties. Show More Summary
Sorry, there's just not a lot of calls being made. Interestingly, with 18% in, Romney's leading Virginia with 57%. But you never know which precincts are counted there. Mourdock's a bit behind in Indiana Senate. Allen's a bit ahead for...
The Indiana Senate seat has been held for nearly 40 years by the GOP's Richard Lugar.
We already knew that Richard Mourdock is a principled, fiscally responsible conservative. But, what this latest abortion controversy has proven is that he’s a full spectrum, Christian conservative who has the courage of his convictions. “I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize life is that gift from God. Show More Summary