In the U.S. Senate Republican primary race, a statistic about Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly’s voting record has been mentioned repeatedly in debates and on the campaign trail. The GOP candidates have repeatedly said that Donnelly votes with liberal Democrats (like Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders) 85 percent of the time. Sometimes they also throw in names like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, even though Donnelly can’t actually vote with them because they are not members of Congress. But that aside, how often does Donnelly agree with his party? Is the 85 percent claim accurate? It depends how you look at it. A December 2017 press release from the National Republican Senatorial Committee suggests that stat is true, citing research from a Congressional Quarterly report that shows Donnelly has voted with Schumer 85 percent of the time since 2013. When asked about that data, NRSC shared updated researched with IBJ that shows Donnelly votes with Schumer 84 … [Read more...] about Fact check: Does Joe Donnelly vote with liberal Democrats 85 percent of the time?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Letters: Joe Donnelly's decision was pathetically political It was predictable that Sen. Joe Donnelly would back Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, after it became apparent that Pompeo would be confirmed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. IndyStar Published 11:46 a.m. ET April 24, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE It was predictable that Sen. Joe Donnelly would suddenly back Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State, after it became apparent that Pompeo would get enough votes in the Senate to … [Read more...] about Letters: Joe Donnelly’s decision was pathetically political
Joe Donnelly was the deputy editor of this publication from 2002 to 2008, but when I look back on my time working with him, it feels like it was a lot longer. That's because he and Laurie Ochoa, the Weekly's editor-in-chief for around the same time frame, worked together to accomplish so much while they were at the helm here. They had a vision to elevate L.A. Weekly beyond the constraints of an "alternative" paper, and that meant telling stories in a way that provided depth and historical context while maintaining the writer's voice and point of view, no matter how weird or unique it might have been. Joe gave me my first cover story at the Weekly — about a guy who made a film about Charles Manson and the apocalypse. With puppets. And punk rock stars like Billie Joe Armstrong and John Doe voicing the puppets. It was bloody and pornographic and just plain bizarre, but the filmmaker, John Roecker, was an L.A. native and local scenester legend with a story to tell. I … [Read more...] about Former L.A. Weekly Editor Joe Donnelly Talks Immersive Journalism and Blowing Up the Alt-Weekly Model
by Laura Litvan At a diner in Rensselaer, Indiana, last week, Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly faced some agitated constituents. It wasn’t Donnelly’s opposition to the GOP tax-cut that animated these voters in the Republican-dominated state. Instead, many of the more than two-dozen farmers gathered aired complaints about President Donald Trump’s policies, primarily escalating trade tensions that threaten exports of pork and soybeans to China and corn sales to Canada and Mexico, as well as an uncertain future for a government mandate that fuel be mixed with corn-based ethanol. They were the type of voters Donnelly is doggedly cultivating as he seeks a second term in a state that Trump won by 19 percentage points in 2016. The only member of the Indiana congressional delegation with a spot on an agriculture committee, he stressed his work with GOP senators on a forthcoming crop-subsidy bill and his contacts with Trump administration officials to urge a better trade … [Read more...] about Indiana’s Sen. Joe Donnelly crafting bipartisan brand
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Sen. Joe Donnelly honors Hoosier veterans in celebration of Vietnam War Veterans Day Sen. Joe Donnelly honored Vietnam veterans in Plainfield Thursday evening, in honor of the recently named National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Kaitlin Lange, [email protected] Published 10:25 p.m. ET March 29, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE When Kent Laudeman returned from the Vietnam War, he felt like he had to justify why he served when applying for jobs. He felt … [Read more...] about Sen. Joe Donnelly honors Hoosier veterans in celebration of Vietnam War Veterans Day