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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A legislative committee investigating Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin has found she unlawfully abused her authority in firing the
state's public safety commissioner.
It was just five months ago that graduate student Alicia Keebaugh was a raving Hillary Clinton supporter.She spent hours making fliers, organizing volunteers and convincing voters during the primary season that Clinton not only had strong stances on the issues, but a plan to make them happen. But eventually it became clear that Clinton wouldn’t be on the ballot in November.Now, Keebaugh plans to cast her vote for Republican nominee John McCain.Keebaugh represents a group of IU students who formerly supported Clinton but have somewhat lost interest in an election without her.PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines
About 300 other motorcyclists, were part of the American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) charity ride featuring Gov. Mitch Daniels that made a stop in Bloomington on Friday at the local Harley-Davidson dealership.SLIDESHOW: Daniels in Bloomington
Congressman Baron Hill, D-9th, toured the Bloomington campus Sunday afternoon – knocking on doors and speaking with supporters at the Monroe County Democratic Headquarters, Teter Quad and finally Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Hill is running for re-election against Republican Mike Sodrel, who held the seat from 2004 to 2006.SLIDESHOW: Hill in Bloomington
The most surprising part of Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate was how well the candidates kept to their time
limit, which still wasn’t very well.
In Tuesday night’s final gubernatorial debate at the IU Auditorium, candidates sparred over the Indiana government’s ties to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two enormous mortgage-lending companies that the government recently rescued.Democratic candidate Jill Long Thompson accused Gov. Mitch Daniels of making risky investments with government money.“Well
as you know, junk bonds are considered high-risk investments, and you
know that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have had a bailout by the federal
government,” Long Thompson said. “I think it’s also important to know
that there’s no investment policy for those dollars.”But Daniels defended his actions, saying there are guidelines to government investments.PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines
IU students’ opinions on Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate at the IU
Auditorium are as different as the candidates they support. But
students interviewed could agree Libertarian Andrew Horning – who in
the past has complained about a lack of equal coverage – left his mark
on the audience.
While firefighters served hamburgers and hot dogs, and supporters
signed the “Mitch Daniels for Governor” RV One, the sea of
green-and-white “My Man Mitch” T-shirts waited for Indiana’s current
governor to make an appearance.
Supporters lined the block near the Sample Gates anxiously awaiting Jill Long Thompson’s pre-debate rally to begin. As students and volunteers arrived, people began passing out signs and pamphlets.
In a roomful of highly partisan voters, senior Jared Schneider was alone.
The undecided voter watched Democratic nominee Barack Obama and
Republican nominee John McCain battle against each other on negative
campaigning and the faltering economy for 90 minutes, yet still
couldn’t make up his mind.
About 125 students gathered to watch the final face-off between Obama
and McCain on Wednesday in the Indiana Memorial Union’s Whittenberger
Auditorium. But it was clear nearly every student there had already
cast their vote in their mind, laughing and mocking the other party’s
candidate throughout the debate. PODCAST: Hoosier Headlines
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – John McCain assailed Barack Obama’s character and his
campaign positions on taxes, abortion and more Wednesday night, hoping
to turn their final presidential debate into a launching pad for a
“You didn’t tell the American people the truth,” he said.
Unruffled, and ahead in the polls, Obama parried each charge, and leveled a few of his own.
“One hundred percent, John, of your ads, 100 percent of them have been
negative,” Obama shot back in an uncommonly personal debate less than
three weeks from Election Day.
Can Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin draw 24,000 Hoosiers to her rally Friday?
Want to save money on textbooks and school supplies?
The IU Student Association met with Indiana Sen. Vi Simpson on Friday
to propose a tax-free weekend near the beginning of each semester of
school in Indiana in order to help decrease the cost of school supplies.
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – In a venue typically reserved for rock stars, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin nearly filled the Verizon Wireless Music Center, addressing about 20,000 Hoosier supporters on Friday.
JASPER, Ind. – The audience at Tuesday night’s congressional debate was small, but the crowd was fierce.
Once the candidates for Indiana’s 9th Congressional District dealt with
the pre-written questions from the participants on stage, they had to
face inquiries from the local residents themselves.
Issues such as abortion, energy, the national language and the
appropriate tax system had constituents’ patience stretched to the
breaking point.SLIDESHOW: Indiana 9th District Debate
Democrats in Indiana are pulling out all the stops, sending Democratic
nominee Barack Obama back to Indianapolis today for his 47th visit to
the state this year and seventh since the May primary.
INDIANAPOLIS - Democratic nominee Barack Obama won’t give up on Indiana.
The Illinois senator addressed 35,000 cheering Hoosiers on Thursday in
his seventh visit since the May primary, promising voters that if
elected, he would fix the economy.
Hoosiers turned out in sub-40 degree temperatures, some waiting since 7
a.m. for the rally Thursday at the American Legion Mall in downtown
Indianapolis.SLIDESHOW: Obama in IndyPODCAST: Hoosier Headlines
FORT WAYNE – Less than two weeks after John McCain made “Joe the Plumber” a household name in the 2008 elections, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin introduced Hoosiers on Saturday to two more average Joes.Palin singled out “Doug the Barber” and “Chris the Electrician” as two hard-working Americans from the crowd of about 10,000 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.She used the pair to support her claim that “Barack the wealth-spreader” wasn’t representing average Americans.SLIDESHOW: Sarah Palin in Fort Wayne
In just one week, the polls surrounding the political world for months won’t matter anymore.But until then, politicians depend on them, and voters use them to determine how important their vote will be.Monday’s daily Gallup poll of likely voters gives Democratic nominee Barack Obama a 50 percent to 45 percent edge over Republican nominee John McCain. CNN’s latest average of national polls shows Obama up 51 to 43.But the reliability of those polls is more complicated than voters may realize.
In a whirlwind tour of the state, a storm of politicians descended on Bloomington on Monday night for Congressman Baron Hill’s fundraiser at the Showers Plaza.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jill Long Thompson took her
entourage on the road in her “Road to Change Tour,” which aims to hit
56 different communities in 10 days.“This is a very important
county to any statewide election,” Long Thompson said. “I’m here to
talk with voters and make sure that I’m doing everything I can to
demonstrate how committed I am to rebuilding Indiana’s economy.”