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Adam Wren leads a conversation with Senator Todd Young (R) and Democratic hopeful Christina Hale.

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Pence’s Accomplishments As VP

“He does the kind of stuff the president isn’t willing to do.”

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Mike Pence And The Tale Of The Tape

Yep, that one.

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg campaigns at the Iowa State Fair.
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Pete Buttigieg Won The Iowa State Fair. Can He Win The Caucuses?

Mayor Pete eats and greets in Iowa. *burp*

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Detroit Debate Recap

“When Pete runs a race, he often changes frameworks when you think about other candidates or issues.”

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Importantville: Buttigieg Bingo Round 2

Ahead of tonight’s democratic debate in Detroit, our follow-up scorecard for Pete Buttigieg Bingo.

A man in a crisp white shirt and blue necktie stands at a podium
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Buttigieg Addresses Young Democrats Convention

“The reality is there are a lot of committed racists whose vote I’m never going to get and that’s alright.”

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Importantville: Buttigieg Speaks To Young Dems In Indy

“The New Deal era ended with Reagan. The Reagan era ends with us.”

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Staff Hits 250 As Indiana Becomes 2020 Epicenter

What’s happening—and what’s next—at the intersection of Indiana politics and business?

Young Indiana Democrats
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Can Young Activists Give Indiana Dems Better Than A Puncher’s Chance?

“We are in a little bit of a hole. But we’re climbing out of it.”

A Bingo board made up of Pete Buttigieg catchphrases.
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Importantville: Democratic Debate And Buttigieg Bingo

Ope, free space!

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The Looming Fight Between Pete And Pence

It could be a Hoosier battle royale, one that pits the gay Episcopalian war-veteran mayor against the evangelical former governor.

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Richard Lugar, A Friend Until The End

“He couldn’t hide the fact that he was the smartest person in the room. He was the opposite of ‘folksy,’ which was fine in my estimation—I have always felt ‘folksy’ was often phony, and that was a charge that could never be made against Dick Lugar.”

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The Bygone Era Of Birch Bayh

Birch Bayh was born in Terre Haute in 1928, just before the start of the Great Depression. From the beginning, his life was marked by a mix of national and local, agriculture and ambition.

Democrat candidate for president Pete Buttigieg at his office in South Bend.
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Buttigieg Short Circuits The GOP Attack Machine

The South Bend mayor’s surging candidacy has gone largely unchecked