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Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress

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President Donald Trump's first address to Congress gives him a welcome opportunity to refocus his young administration on the core economic issues that helped him get elected - and, his allies hope, to move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that have roiled his White House.Read more

House approves budget, including cigarette tax increase

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Lawmakers are depending on smokers to help keep a two-year budget proposal in the black.Read more

Indiana House approves prayer in schools

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Prayer in schools has always been a hot button issue and Monday was no different.Read more


Indiana House approves so-called 'abortion reversal' bill

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The Indiana House has approved a measure on a so-called 'abortion reversal' procedure despite concerns from both sides of the aisle that the method hasn't been sufficiently vetted.Read more

Monday at the Statehouse: Deadline day for the House

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Monday is the House's deadline to finish passing all of their bills.Read more

White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

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The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion.Read more

George W. Bush opens up on Trump's war with the media, Russia and travel ban

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In his first in-depth interview since Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President George W. Bush gave his take on the current commander in chief’s first month in office, addressing Trump’s attack on the media, his controversial immigration policy, and the Russian hacking scandal.Read more

President Trump's Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross set to be confirmed by Senate

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The Senate is set to vote on Ross' nomination Monday evening. Ross easily cleared the Senate Commerce Committee and a procedural vote by the full Senate.Read more

President Trump expected to sign new immigration executive order Wednesday

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A senior administration officials says Trump planned to sign the order last week, but it has been delayed until after he addresses Congress on Tuesday.Read more

Trump’s job approval stands at just 44 percent as partisan splits reign

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President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent — a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief — and half of Americans say that his early challenges suggest unique and systemic problems with his administration, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.Read more

Indiana's Aguilera excited over new DNC Chair Perez

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John Aguilera is a former State Representative and past chair of the Indiana Latino Democratic Caucus, and he's excited with his party's choice of its first Latino National Chair.Read more

Group gathers at Statehouse rallying to keep Affordable Care Act

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It has been a long-time promise from Republicans: repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.Read more