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Donnelly family business uses import practice he criticizes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the high-stakes battle for a pivotal Indiana Senate seat, Democrat Joe Donnelly has repeatedly attacked his opponent, multimillionaire auto-parts magnate Mike Braun, for importing the products he sells from China. It's a potent issue for the incumbent senator in a manufacturing powerhouse state where "made in America" is an identity — not just a slogan — and railing against foreign outsourcing helped President Donald Trump rack up a win by 19 percentage points. Yet for...

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Regionally Speaking With Chris Nolte

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Regionally Speaking, Thursday, October 11, 2018

Today: On this Reporters' Roundtable we talk with two reporters who attended this week's U.S. Senate candidates' first debate held at Purdue University Northwest in Westville. Indiana Public Broadcasting's Brandon Smith has pre- and post-debate observations about the event, and what we may hear in the final debate that will be held Oct. 30th in Indianapolis. The "Times of Northwest Indiana's" Doug Ross goes into more detail on what the three candidates had to say about the issues -- including...

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2018 Midterm Elections

President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he has achieved since his election, while encouraging crime and socialism.

It was an echo of something he's been saying a lot lately, including at rallies in Iowa and Kansas in recent days and on Twitter — a line that Republicans have been quick to seize upon as they try to sustain a newly-enthused GOP base in the wake of the divisive confirmation battle for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In the high-stakes battle for a pivotal Indiana Senate seat, Democrat Joe Donnelly has repeatedly attacked his opponent, multimillionaire auto-parts magnate Mike Braun, for importing the products he sells from China.

It's a potent issue for the incumbent senator in a manufacturing powerhouse state where "made in America" is an identity — not just a slogan — and railing against foreign outsourcing helped President Donald Trump rack up a win by 19 percentage points.

AP FACT CHECK: Indiana candidates make misleading claims

Oct 10, 2018

The Associated Press fact checked the first Indiana U.S. Senate debate Monday evening among Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly and his challengers Republican Mike Braun and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. Donnelly, a moderate Democrat who has been in Congress since 2006, is considered one of the country's most vulnerable incumbents in his race against Braun, a Republican who's modeled his campaign as a political outsider and businessman after President Donald Trump.

Here's a look at some of the claims during the debate, held at Purdue University Northwest's Westville campus:

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USA Today published an opinion column by President Trump Wednesday in which the president falsely accused Democrats of trying to "eviscerate" Medicare, while defending his own record of protecting health care coverage for seniors and others. The column — published just weeks ahead of the midterm elections — underscores the political power of health care to energize voters. But it makes a number of unsubstantiated claims. Here are 5 points to know 1. The political context: Health care has...

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