The president of Purdue University has sent a campus-wide email reminding students and faculty of the school's commitment to its "shared values" of being a "welcoming, inclusive, and discrimination-free community" while also remaining "steadfast in preserving academic freedom and individual liberty."Read more
The idea of writing a book about a presidential campaign that never happened had not occurred to Don Cogman. He had spent two years trying to get Mitch Daniels, then governor of Indiana, to run for president in 2012. His effort—and it was no small effort—had failed. Daniels had moved on, right out of politics. He’d become president of Purdue University.Read more
Former Indiana governor Mitch Daniels was on Conversations With Bill Kristol recently, and the clips aired this weekend.
Daniels talks with the boss about making government work, his private sector work, and his time as governor of Indiana.
You can watch the first video below, and the rest of them here.
Eyebrows at campuses around the country furrowed with concern last week over an Associated Press report involving former Indiana governor and current Purdue University president Mitch Daniels. Indeed, “AP Exclusive: Daniels looked to censor opponents,” is one heck of a headline to hang on four emails the wire service stumbled upon in a Freedom of Information Act request—especially when the emails actually confirm Daniels’s commitment to high academic stand-ards, not cast doubt on them.Read more
U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, the Indiana Republican, has a new 30-second advertisement contrasting himself with his Democratic opponent, Congressman Joe Donnelly. Mourdock ties Donnelly with Barack Obama and encourages Hoosier voters to "follow the Indiana principles that Richard Mourdock and Mitch Daniels fight for." Daniels is the popular, two-term outgoing Republican governor of Indiana. Watch the ad below:Read more
New York senator Chuck Schumer commented on Mitch Daniels's Republican response to the State of the Union Address at a press conference today on Capitol Hill. "The Republican speaker last night, Mitch Daniels, talked about Americans must talk about the state of the union as grave," Schumer said. "So, we think we are in great shape. We are in good shape."Read more
I’ve got to think Monday night’s debate further swelled the groundswell of support for Mitch Daniels. The liveliest part of the debate was at the beginning, when Mitt went after Newt—and Republicans all over America watched with fascinated horror at the thought that these are the two GOP frontrunners.Read more
Ross Douthat, writing on the New York Times’s website, has a must-read article on the Republican presidential field and the desirability—and even possibility!—of a new entry. “For months now, even as the rest of the conservative commentariat has gradually resigned itself to the existing presidential field, the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol has continued to pine — publicly, unstintingly, immune to either embarrassment or fatigue— for another candidate to jump into the race,” Douthat writes.Read more
One South Carolina factoid I haven't seen commented on elsewhere: Rick Santorum ran closer to Mitt Romney than Romney did to Newt Gingrich. Romney and Gingrich are the front-runners, but any of the three could be the nominee.
Or it could be someone not yet in the race.Read more
Although Indiana governor Mitch Daniels would like to see his New Jersey counterpart run for president, Daniels said today that he doesn't see any signs Chris Christie will change his mind. “I personally didn’t press him, so I have nothing to report,” Daniels said of his meeting last Thursday with Christie. “I saw no evidence that he’s going to change his mind.”Read more
As Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan comes to a final decision about running for president, several top national conservatives are encouraging him to join the race. Ryan, who has been seriously but quietly considering a presidential bid for several months, is expected to decide on a run in the next two weeks.
Indiana governor Mitch Daniels hopes he runs. “If there were a Paul Ryan fan club, I'd be a national officer,” Daniels said in a phone interview Wednesday morning.Read more
Ben Smith: "Report: NRSC, Obama donor arrested as Pakistan agent"
Time: "Reporter Accosted After Bachmann Comments on Migraines" (and it wasn't THE WEEKLY STANDARD's John McComack!)Read more
There are currently at 800 Medicaid providers that can provide patients with family planning services in the state of Indiana, but you wouldn't know it by this "report" by the Associated Press's Rick Callahan.
Poor people are "fending for themselves," according to the AP, now that the state has cut off taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, the country's largest abortion provider. The AP's Callahan writes:Read more
Not running: Mike Huckabee, the 2008 runner-up; John Thune, the likeliest candidate from the Senate, the body that has produced the out-party candidate in 2008, 2004, and 1996; Mike Pence, who could lay as much claim as anyone to represent the conservative movement; and Haley Barbour and Mitch Daniels, effective two-term governors with impressive D.C. experience as well.Read more
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