Joe Donnelly

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  • Donnelly says Indiana VA sites not as troubled

    U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly says administrators at Indiana's VA hospitals have told him they don't have the same kind of troubles as the 26 veterans facilities across the country facing complaints about long waits and backlogs.


  • Indiana Sen. Donnelly backs more Russian sanctions

    Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly says a trip to Ukraine left him convinced that the United States must have a strong response to Russian intervention there.


  • Dad of Army suicide victim going to State of Union

    Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is entitled to invite one guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday.


  • Firefighters could do little to save a home along State Road in Dornsife, Pa., early Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. The home was fully engulfed by flames when they arrived. (Associated Press/The News-Item, Larry Deklinski)

    First responders exempt from Obamacare employer calculations: Treasury

    The Treasury said Friday it will not count "nominally compensated" volunteer firefighters or emergency medical services personnel as full-time employees when the employer mandate tied to Obamacare takes effect next year.


  • Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, participates Oct. 23, 2012, in a debate in New Albany, Ind., with Democrat Joe Donnelly and Libertarian Andrew Horning. Mourdock, when asked during the final minutes of the debate whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape or incest, said "it's something God intended" when a woman is impregnated during a rape. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Politicizing rape

    There's no stopping Democrats out for political blood. Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican locked in a close contest with Democrat Joe Donnelly for a U.S. Senate seat, offered a badly phrased comment about abortion in rape cases during a debate Tuesday.


  • Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock makes a point in Indianapolis on Wednesday, at a news conference at which he sought to clarify what he meant by remarks on rape he made in a debate the night before. (Associated Press)

    Indiana Senate candidate apologizes, explains rape comment

    U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock apologized Wednesday to anyone who misinterpreted his statement during a Tuesday night debate that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to happen," but the move did little to quell the drumbeat of Democrats quickly trying to tie the comments to Mitt Romney, who recently taped an ad endorsing Mr. Mourdock.


  • Ind. GOP Senate hopeful Mourdock criticized over rape, pregnancy comments

    Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea-party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he beat longtime GOP Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the May primary. Though Mr. Mourdock eventually won their support — and money — he could see both fade after telling a live television audience that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."


  • GOP buys pricey ad in Indiana battle

    Senate Republicans will jump into Indiana's pitched Senate battle this week, responding to a Democratic ad-buy with one of their own as they seek control of the Senate in November.


  • Grady Luebbert reacts after being asked a question by Indiana state Treasurer Richard Mourdock at a voting precinct Tuesday in Avon, Ind. Backed by tea party activists, Mr. Mourdock toppled six-term Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the Republican Senate primary. (Associated Press)

    Tea party favorite topples Lugar, Indiana's 6-term senator

    Tea-party-backed candidate Richard Mourdock defeated longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar of Indiana in Tuesday's GOP primary, ending the career of one of the chamber's two senior Republicans and giving Democrats a better chance at capturing the seat in November.


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