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No one showed up Sunday for a “Stop The Steal” rally at the Indiana Statehouse despite FBI warnings of armed protests planned for all 50 state capitols.

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More than 100 workers in live events and entertainment rallied in Indianapolis Monday to demand more federal government relief through the pandemic. It comes as local theater unions across the country push for the return of an additional $600 of unemployment benefits.

Trump Comments On Pandemic At Michigan Rally: "We Did It Just The Right Way"

Sep 11, 2020
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Reeling from another crisis of his own making, President Donald Trump tried to refocus attention on his Democratic rival at a rally in battleground Michigan Thursday as he pushed to move past revelations that he purposefully played down the danger of the coronavirus last winter. But the virus controversy followed him as he faced new pushback from local officials worried about the growing size of his rallies and his campaign’s repeated flouting of public health guidelines intended to halt the COVID-19 spread. That includes Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who raised alarms about Thursday’s event. Trump, however, reveled in the crowd of several thousand, packed shoulder-to-shoulder in a cavernous airport hangar, mostly without masks.

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Indiana workers’ union representatives rallied today, calling for Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun to support the HEROES Act before the Senate goes on a five-week vacation starting August 7.  

The rally began in Indianapolis in front Young’s office before moving to Braun’s.

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Advocates for immigration reform rallied in South Bend Thursday night, calling on Indiana lawmakers to make changes that would help many undocumented Hoosiers. 

Warren Rallies Michigan Voters On Super Tuesday

Mar 4, 2020
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Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren is vowing to remain in the Democratic presidential race, despite a lackluster showing on Super Tuesday.

Warren spent Super Tuesday evening in Michigan, which is one of a half-dozen states holding a primary or caucus next week.



Warren barely mentioned Super Tuesday at her rally in Detroit.

Instead she told the crowd what she calls the threat to women, people of color and the global climate posed by Donald Trump, is too great to ignore.


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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has formally announced his endorsement of Joe Biden for the White House.

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The cold weather didn’t stop dozens of Indiana Beach fans from rallying Saturday in Monticello, Indiana, to save the park.

The gathering comes almost two weeks after the amusement park’s current owners, Apex Parks Group, announced its closure.

The group walked about a quarter of a mile chanting, “Save our beach,” from a parking lot to the amusement park’s front gate where some left handmade signs before walking back.

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Teachers once again gathered at the Statehouse, following up on their Red for Ed rally in November. The Indiana Coalition for Public Education demanded action from legislators.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at his top Democratic presidential rivals while taking his fight to the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa and the crucial battleground state of Michigan.

With Democrats set to hold their nominating battle Monday, Trump slammed former Vice President Joe Biden for his small campaign crowds, mocked Bernie Sanders as “Crazy Bernie” and accused Pete Buttigieg of having an unpronounceable last name.

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Marijuana advocates gathered outside the Statehouse Monday in support of several bills. Lawmakers who spoke at the rally say they don’t expect legalization this year, but they’re making steps forward. 

Outside the Statehouse, advocates asked lawmakers – specifically Gov. Eric Holcomb – to reconsider their position on medical or recreational marijuana.

Sen. Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) has introduced cannabis legislation for the past 10 years.

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Some of President Donald Trump's staunchest GOP allies say he should apologize for attacking the late Democratic Rep. John Dingell of Michigan.

On Wednesday night as the Democratic-led House impeached him, Trump said from a rally in Michigan that the World War II veteran Dingell might be “looking up” from hell.

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham says the president should apologize.

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy said Dingell had served the country well.

The White House says Trump was “”just riffing."

Trump Announces Dec. 18 Reelection Rally In Michigan

Dec 6, 2019
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump will campaign for reelection in Michigan a week before Christmas. His campaign announced Thursday that he will host a “Merry Christmas” rally on Dec. 18 in Battle Creek.

The evening event will be held at the Kellogg Arena.

Trump's announcement came a day after Vice President Mike Pence visited three cities in western Michigan.

Pence vowed that he and Trump would be in Michigan “again and again and again." Trump last visited Michigan in March, when he held a rally in Grand Rapids.

Complications In School Funding Claims Amid Indiana Protest

Nov 23, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Top Indiana Republicans touted "record investment" in school spending and big teacher pay raises by some school districts in defending themselves as thousands of teachers turned out for a Statehouse rally this past week calling for a bigger boost in education funding.

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It’s a Tuesday morning, just before 7. It’s still dark outside and a group of more than 20 teachers from Bedford, just south of Bloomington, are getting on a school bus. They’re going to the Statehouse. 

Anna Wall is sitting toward the front of the bus in a thick red hat. She’s an elementary school special education teacher. She’s talking with some of the other teachers about different shades of red they have on and what today means for them. 

“This isn't something I go to, I don’t go to state rallies. I mean, I'd rather be in the classroom,” Wall says. 

UPDATE: Red For Ed Is A Wrap - Here's A Look Back

Nov 19, 2019
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(NEW: WVPE's Jennifer Weingart filed this update as she boarded a bus in Indianapolis following the Red for Ed rally.)

Hundreds Rally For Abortion Rights At Statehouse

May 21, 2019
Brandon Smith

Hundreds rallied at the Statehouse Tuesday as part of a coordinated effort to protest anti-abortion laws nationwide.

Nuns On A Bus Tour Stops In South Bend

Oct 19, 2018
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  The Nuns on a Bus tour made a stop in South Bend this afternoon. They’re a group of Catholic sisters that travel the country holding rallies about social justice issues.

This tour the nuns are focusing on income inequality and the recent tax law changes.

Sister Mary Ellen Lacy is one of the nuns.

“As Catholic Sisters it’s offensive to us when we see legislation that creates an economy of exclusion or inequality because as our Pope tells us such an economy kills and it violates our sacred vow to uphold all life.”