Holcomb unhappy with surrounding states; Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall; and Suppression of the vote antithetical to democracy

Holcomb unhappy with surrounding states; Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall; and Suppression of the vote antithetical to democracy

Buttigieg criticized at emotional town hall after shooting
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg faced criticism Sunday from angry residents of South Bend, Indiana, at an emotional town hall meeting a week after a white police officer fatally shot a black man in the city where he is mayor. (AP)

Cathedral High School terminates gay teacher to stay in Indianapolis Archdiocese
Cathedral High School, located on the northeast side of Indianapolis, announced Sunday it is terminating a gay teacher in order to avoid a split with the archdiocese, which stripped Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School of its Catholic identity last week. (Indystar)

Suppression of the vote antithetical to democracy
A friend asked what surprised me most about politics. This may seem strange, but I’d never really thought about the question. My response was off the cuff but heartfelt. The biggest surprise is also among my biggest disappointments with American political life: the ongoing effort by politicians to suppress votes. (Journal Gazette)

Holcomb keeping watchful eye on Illinois gaming expansion, marijuana legalization
At the same time, the Hoosier governor is not pleased that Illinois has chosen to join Michigan, and nine other states, in legalizing recreational marijuana use, since federal law continues to classify the drug as a prohibited controlled substance. (NWI Times)

Charlottesville car attacker pleads for mercy in sentencing memo
The man who drove into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville’s “Unite the Right” rally two years ago has pleaded for mercy and asked for a sentence less than life imprisonment in his federal hate crimes case. (CNN)

Bernie Sanders Burns Trump on Iran Strike: ‘It’s Like Setting a Fire, Then Putting it Out’
Sanders chuckled at the question, then responded, “See, it’s like somebody setting a fire to a basket full of paper and then putting it out. He helped create the crisis and then he stopped the attacks. The idea that we’re looking at the president of the United States who number one, thinks that a war with Iran is something that might be good for this country.” (Rolling Stone)

Pence says ‘of course’ migrant children should have access to soap, toothbrushes
Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday that “of course” the Trump administration believes migrant children being held at detention facilities should have access to soap, toothbrushes and other basic amenities, comments that come just days after the administration went to court to argue against having to provide the children with such things. (NBC News)

New phase in 2020 presidential race tests Dems’ aggression
Ahead of a major fundraising deadline, the candidates will face each other on the debate stage for the first time on Wednesday and Thursday. The clash serves as a microcosm for broader questions looming over the field, one chief among them: Should candidates attack each other more aggressively or focus their fire on President Donald Trump? (AP)


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