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Politics

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

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Importantville: Buttigieg Announces 2020 Bid

“I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana. And I am running for President of the United States.”

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Importantville: What We Learned About Mayor Pete In New Hampshire

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

Reporters surround presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.
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Pete Buttigieg Isn’t Ours Alone Anymore

The Buttigieg campaign may be more of a movement than a moment.

Illustration of a person emptying a pistol and coins falling out of the revolving chambers.
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Crosshairs Of America

“If we are going to be able to say, ‘Indy Welcomes All,’ we need that to hold true,” says Visit Indy’s Chris Gahl.

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Importantville: Buttigieg’s Big Bucks

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg racked up a stunning $7 million in the first quarter of his presidential exploratory committee his campaign announced Monday, defying expectations for a candidacy that began with an email list of just 20,000.

Illustration of a cyclist riding on a trail that also looks like a crane.
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Collision Course

Why mountain-bikers and environmentalists are on a collision course at Fort Harrison State Park.

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Ask Me Anything: Colleen Fanning, Politician

“I’ve just kind of made a promise to myself that I’m not going to be public about issues that aren’t things I directly vote on, because it doesn’t serve my constituents.”

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Importantville: Merritt For Mayor

“Everyone’s talking about Beto and Biden. But here’s another ‘B’ you should know.”

Pete Buttigieg
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Pete Buttigieg Has His Eye On The Prize

Can South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg work the angles to become a dark-horse presidential contender for the Democrats in 2020?

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Importantville: Post-Thanksgiving Leftovers

“I was very honored to be the first here in Indiana. Obviously, we made state history here.”

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