The 1-13-19 Indiana Talks Daily Progress Report

The 1-13-19 Indiana Talks Daily Progress Report

Washington Post: Trump concealed details from meetings with Putin
There are no detailed records of five personal meetings President Donald Trump has had with Russian President Vladimir Putin, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing US officials. (CNN)

Indiana attorney general accuser seeks easier removal path
An Indiana legislator who says she was groped at a bar by state Attorney General Curtis Hill wants to make it easier to remove some state officeholders from their positions. (AP)

Local Activists Install Food Pantry in Front of Beholder Restaurant
On a recent Wednesday, a 1998 Honda CRV arrived in the parking lot of Jonathan Brooks’ Beholder Restaurant at 1844 E. 10th St. Four people got out of the van and proceeded to carry an old repurposed NUVO newspaper dispenser to the bus stop in front of the restaurant. (NUVO)

Dr. Killion identifies $180 million for increasing teacher pay without increasing school funding
Dr. Rocky Killion, superintendent of the West Lafayette Schools, has an op-ed in the Lafayette Journal & Courier prompted by the House Education Committee’s proposal to raise teacher salaries by diverting money away from other school funding necessities such as custodial, maintenance, secretarial, health, special education and other supports services for students and teachers. (

Chiefs beat Colts 31-13 in AFC divisional round
The Colts’ magical “1-0” run under first-year head coach Frank Reich is over after a season sure to have fans excited about the future. (Fox 59)

Julian Castro, a Texas Democrat and former Obama cabinet member, announces 2020 bid for president
Julian Castro, a former Obama cabinet member and San Antonio mayor, officially threw his hat in the ring on Saturday, announcing he would run for president. (USA Today)

Sherrod Brown has message and geography going for him
The Cook Political Report has put out its first 2020 electoral map. The bottom line is that there are likely very few truly swing states, and the majority of them are in the upper Midwest. “Anchoring the toss-up column are the three former ‘Blue Wall’ states that Trump narrowly carried in 2016: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin,” writes Amy Walter. “Florida, the perennial 50-50 state is also housed here. Making its first appearance in Toss Up — at least this early in the cycle — is Arizona, a state that has been slowly drifting away from its GOP moorings in the Trump era.” (Washington Post)

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Buy Pizza For American Colleagues Affected By U.S. Government Shutdown
Canadian air traffic controllers are carrying out a simple, but heartfelt gesture for their American counterparts — they’re buying them dinner amidst the U.S. government shutdown. (HuffPost)

The ‘doomsday’ scenario: Here’s what happens if the shutdown drags on
The country would face an economic hellscape if the government shutdown lasts “months or even years,” as the president has suggested it might, experts tell NBC News. (NBC News)
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