| Nov 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Since the congressional supercommittee appears unable, or unwilling, to take a lesson from Indiana or Virginia -- where Republican governors have made spending cuts and delivered budget surpluses without damaging the social safety net -- members might...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Herman Cain, the business executive who was recently the leading Republican candidate for president, has dropped out of the race after allegations that he carried on a 13-year extramarital affair. Even though Mr. Cain says the accusations are untrue, as...
| Dec 2, 2013
This week Illinois lawmakers may reform the nation's worst-funded state pension system. After Monday's deadline for candidates to file petitions for the March 2014 Illinois primary, incumbents might vote for a pension bill, secure that angry public...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's a safe bet that most conservative Republicans would rush to support a political leader with the following record, especially in a traditionally Democratic state:
-- Reversed a $2.2 billion deficit and brought it into balance without raising taxes,...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:53 PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — How much former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels earns in his new job as president of Purdue University will depend on factors like graduation rates, student debt and academic excellence.
Board of Trustees Chairman Tom...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:21 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emails obtained by The Associated Press show a small group of Republican powerbrokers crafted Indiana's landmark education reform legislation in private meetings throughout 2010.
The following excerpts show how their plan...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:50 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Indiana Govorner Mitch Daniels is finding himself in the middle of another controversy surrounding academic freedom.
When Daniels was pushing to keep liberal historian Howard Zinn's readings out of Indiana classrooms...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:43 AM
If your summer reading list includes historian Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States” and you’re planning to borrow it from the public library, get in line.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels’...
| Aug 2, 2013
Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Left-wing historian Howard Zinn -- author of the perennially popular “A People’s History of the United States” -- has long been criticized by other historians on the left, a number of whom have publicly challenged both his facts and...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:40 AM
It's being called censorship and a violation of academic freedom. But Purdue University President Mitch Daniels is standing by his efforts to keep liberal historian Howard Zinn's work from being taught in colleges -- where school officials and...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually...