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April 22, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he'd send him a list of people better for the job. Daniels, who just endorsed Romney, spoke to Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” When Wallace asked him point-blank if he would accept an offer to run as veep with Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, Daniels said: “You will remember what William F. Buckley said when he...
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OPINION
August 2, 2013 | By Sam Wineburg
Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His attempt, though perhaps clumsy, wasn't all that surprising. If history tends to be written by the victors, Zinn's alternative take on America's past sought to give voice to the vanquished, telling the story of U.S. history from the perspective of slaves, Indians, laborers and women.
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NEWS
January 24, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
As President Obama made his call for economic fairness, his Republican rivals blasted the president for spurring divisions in his State of the Union speech. “We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in the official GOP response to the speech. Daniels, a popular economic conservative, blasted Obama's economic policies as a “grand experiment in trickle-down government” and “pro-poverty” efforts that have hampered the economy rather than helped.
NEWS
February 6, 2013 | By Morgan Little
WASHINGTON - The GOP has picked Marco Rubio to respond to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, giving the Florida senator a chance to trumpet his party's stances and raise his profile. House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch Connell (R-Ky.) announced the decision Wednesday, declaring Rubio to be “a champion of growing the American middle class.” “I'm honored to have this opportunity to discuss how limited government and free enterprise have helped make my family's dream come true in America,” Rubio said in a statement.
NEWS
May 4, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is set to deliver a high-profile speech in Washington on Wednesday as his self-imposed deadline to decide on a presidential race looms and polls continue to show ambivalence about the GOP field. Daniels will discuss education reforms in his lunchtime speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, including expansion of charter schools and student vouchers and changes to teacher tenure and evaluation. The Washington trip is part of a three-day venture beyond the Hoosier State after the end of Indiana's legislative session, which was capped by Daniels' decision to sign a controversial bill that would cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.
NEWS
May 22, 2011 | By Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels told supporters early Sunday morning that he has decided not to run for president. In an email sent just after midnight Eastern time, Daniels said that "the interests and wishes" of his family led him to decide not to make the race. The decision ends a long period of speculation about the ambitions of the governor, who formerly served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush. The announcement was sent to supporters in an email distributed by the chairman of the Indiana state Republican Party, Eric Holcomb.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Strike one name off the veepstakes list. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who briefly flirted with a presidential run last year, is slated to become president of Purdue University, according to Indiana media outlets. The university's Board of Trustees will meet Thursday on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus to vote on its next president. Indiana TV station WISH first reported that Daniels was up for the job; it was then confirmed by the Indianapolis Star . The odds of Daniels securing the vote look good.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, congressional Republicans have announced. Daniels is beginning the final year of his two-term governorship of a state Obama narrowly carried in the 2008 campaign. A former budget director to President George W. Bush, he has been a critic of Obama's fiscal stewardship of the nation. "Mitch Daniels is a fierce advocate for smaller, less costly and more accountable government, and has the record to prove it," House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.
NATIONAL
May 13, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
As he slouches towards a possible White House run, Mitch Daniels is the GOP's unlikeliest savior. He governs a Midwestern state that few consider cutting-edge. His bland persona can leave audiences cold. Balding and short, he makes a fetish of self-deprecation. When a stranger approaches after a speech here, eager to "shake the hand of a future president," Daniels gamely obliges. Then he mutters under his breath: "Not much chance of that. " The Indiana governor is this presidential campaign's Hoosier Hamlet, musing openly about his ambivalence toward becoming a candidate even as the Republican establishment, fearful that the current crop of 2012 candidates hasn't a chance of success, yearns for his entrance into the race.
OPINION
February 17, 2011 | Doyle McManus
President Obama's new budget contains no serious proposal for solving two of the biggest fiscal problems facing the federal government: Medicare and Social Security. And though Republican leaders in Congress are happy to take swipes at his proposals, they haven't come up with a serious plan of their own to fix those popular programs either. But last week, one potential Republican presidential candidate took the brave step of proposing major changes in both Social Security and Medicare.
BUSINESS
December 11, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
It's Wisconsin all over again -- this time in Lansing, Mich., where thousands of protesters are descending on the state capital in a day of action to demonstrate against a "right-to-work" law that may be signed into law this week. They're outside -- in the snow -- and inside the Capitol, as legislators cast final votes on the bill, which could be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder as early as noon. The legislation, which would prohibit unions from requiring people to join them in order to be employed, was rushed through the Legislature in a lame-duck session last week.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Strike one name off the veepstakes list. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who briefly flirted with a presidential run last year, is slated to become president of Purdue University, according to Indiana media outlets. The university's Board of Trustees will meet Thursday on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus to vote on its next president. Indiana TV station WISH first reported that Daniels was up for the job; it was then confirmed by the Indianapolis Star . The odds of Daniels securing the vote look good.
NEWS
June 19, 2012 | By Melanie Mason, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON -- Strike one name off the veepstakes list. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who briefly flirted with a presidential run last year, is slated to become president of Purdue University, according to Indiana media outlets. The university's Board of Trustees will meet Thursday on the West Lafayette, Ind., campus to vote on its next president. Indiana TV station WISH first reported that Daniels was up for the job; it was then confirmed by the Indianapolis Star . The odds of Daniels securing the vote look good.
NEWS
April 22, 2012 | By Katherine Skiba
WASHINGTON - Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said Sunday that if Mitt Romney asked him to be his running mate, he'd send him a list of people better for the job. Daniels, who just endorsed Romney, spoke to Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” When Wallace asked him point-blank if he would accept an offer to run as veep with Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, Daniels said: “You will remember what William F. Buckley said when he...
NATIONAL
February 2, 2012 | By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
With the stroke of a pen, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday made his state the 23rd in the nation — and the only one in the Rust Belt — with a "right to work" law on its books. He also made Indiana the latest state in which Republicans have successfully pushed legislation that has angered unions and their traditional allies in the Democratic Party. Daniels signed the bill hours after the GOP-controlled state Senate passed it in a 28-22 vote; the new law allows workers to avoid paying dues even if the workplace has a union contract.
NEWS
January 24, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
As President Obama made his call for economic fairness, his Republican rivals blasted the president for spurring divisions in his State of the Union speech. “We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots; we must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves,” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in the official GOP response to the speech. Daniels, a popular economic conservative, blasted Obama's economic policies as a “grand experiment in trickle-down government” and “pro-poverty” efforts that have hampered the economy rather than helped.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2001 | STUART SILVERSTEIN and ROBERT A. ROSENBLATT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For big companies with a keen interest in Washington politics, the initial picks by President-elect George W. Bush for business-related Cabinet posts and other key jobs are cause for celebration. Bush is charming America's "old-economy" corporate leaders by choosing people with resumes much like theirs, a cast likely to try to preserve the economic status quo.
NEWS
January 19, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, congressional Republicans have announced. Daniels is beginning the final year of his two-term governorship of a state Obama narrowly carried in the 2008 campaign. A former budget director to President George W. Bush, he has been a critic of Obama's fiscal stewardship of the nation. "Mitch Daniels is a fierce advocate for smaller, less costly and more accountable government, and has the record to prove it," House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement.
NATIONAL
June 24, 2011 | By Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger, Los Angeles Times
Louise Cohoon was at home when her 80-year-old mother called in a panic from Terre Haute: The $97 monthly Medicaid payment she relied on to supplement her $600-a-month income had been cut without warning by a private company that had taken over the state's welfare system. Later, the state explained why: She failed to call into an eligibility hot line on a day in 2008 when she was hospitalized for congestive heart failure. "I thought the news was going to kill my mother, she was so upset," said Cohoon, 63. Her mother had to get by on support from cash-strapped relatives for months until the state restored her benefits under pressure from Legal Services attorneys.
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