Coats Congratulates Mourdock, Thanks Lugar for Service

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-In., congratulated Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock in his blowout victory over incumbent Dick Lugar in the GOP primary. The state treasurer defeated the six-term Senator by a 20-point margin and ended one of the largest Senate careers. Backed by the Tea Party, Mourdock’s victory is being seen… Continue reading Coats Congratulates Mourdock, Thanks Lugar for Service

Area Leaders Remember Colson

Local leaders are reacting to the death of former White House aide Charles Colson, who served as a legal counsel under President Richard Nixon and was considered the administration’s hatchet-man during the Watergate era. After serving time in prison, Colson returned to public life as an influential evangelical Christian leader and founded the Prison Fellowship.… Continue reading Area Leaders Remember Colson

Coats Slams Senate for Blocking Balanced Budget Amendment

The Senate rejected an attempt to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced budget in an effort to reduce the deficit on Wednesday. The Balanced Budget Amendment has been heralded by Republican lawmakers such as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., as a way to control federal spending and reduce the country’s $15 trillion debt,… Continue reading Coats Slams Senate for Blocking Balanced Budget Amendment