Former President George W. Bush will make a rare public appearance in Indianapolis next year to deliver the keynote speech at The Work Truck Show. Organizers say Mr. Bush will discuss the challenges facing the U.S., the power of freedom, the role of faith and other topics. The show is largely for industry professionals, including… Continue reading Former President George W. Bush to Speak in Indianapolis
President Barack Obama will hold a press conference today at 11:00. Mr. Obama is expected to talk about the negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. WFPL will carry live coverage of the event.
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels will not seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Daniels announced his decision Sunday in a midnight message to supporters. “I was able to resolve every competing consideration but one,” he wrote. “The interests and wishes of my family, is the most important consideration of all. If I have disappointed… Continue reading Daniels Will Not Run for President
What was originally planned as a routine presidential visit to Indianapolis tomorrow has gained new meaning. President Barack Obama originally planned to discuss energy policy at Allison Transmission earlier this year. But the trip was postponed so the president could stay in Washington during budget negotiations. Now Mr. Obama will appear in Indiana as speculation… Continue reading President Obama’s Indiana Visit Given New Meaning
Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels is expected to announce soon whether he’ll run for president. Daniels has been on the short list of potential 2012 GOP candidates for months. University of Louisville Professor Dewey Clayton says there’s likely to be a renewed focus on a potential Daniels run now that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has decided… Continue reading 2012 Decision Looms for Daniels
Osama bin Laden is dead. White House officials have reported that the U.S. is in possession of the al-Qaeda founder’s body, and President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement soon. The speech will be streamed live online and the BBC has announced plans to cover Mr. Obama’s remarks live this evening. WFPL will broadcast the… Continue reading Osama bin Laden Dead
Indiana University has applied to host a 2012 presidential debate. The school also applied in 2008, but was unsuccessful. Eastern Kentucky University and Centre College have also applied to host debates.
Update: President Barack Obama has reportedly cancelled the trip described in the story below. President Barack Obama is preparing for his fifth visit to Indiana since taking office. Mr. Obama will visit Allison Transmission in Indianapolis Friday. The plant makes transmission systems for hybrid vehicles and the president’s visit is part of his campaign to… Continue reading Obama Scraps Visit to Indianapolis
President Barack Obama is encouraging oil companies to begin drilling the thousands of acres of land they currently lease in the United States. Mr. Obama’s suggestion is similar to one made by Third District Congressman John Yarmuth in 2008.
Yarmuth says despite the backing of many European and Middle Eastern countries, it looks like the U.S. is leading the military action, and that’s a cause for concern. Further, he’s wary that the impending NATO-led humanitarian mission won’t go as planned.