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In October of 2013, the federal government shut down for 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history. A few women in particular came together to end the gridlock, including Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Minnesota Democrat Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Afterward, Arkansas Democrat Mark Pryor gave those women credit in a speech on the Senate floor.

"I will remain on the ballot," declared Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., on Wednesday, just hours after pleading not guilty to charges of fraud, conspiracy and lying to investigators.

But Collins could be a drag on the GOP ticket nationally, as Democrats seize on his insider trading case to convince voters to put them in power.

If you're a Republican or a conservative from the old school, it's a little hard to relate to President Trump shouting, "Red Wave!" at his rallies, or tweeting it out in all caps, as he has done this week.

Literally, he tweeted just those two words in all caps.

It should be lost on no one that the president is countering the talk he hears about a "Blue Wave," which is media shorthand for Democrats' promising prospects in the coming November elections.

US Sen Young: "I'm Anxious" About Tariffs Strategy

Aug 9, 2018

US Senator Todd Young says while he supports President Donald Trump standing up to capitalist nations like China on trade, he also wants a more targeted strategy for international tariffs.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann reports.

“I’m very much aware Indiana is the most manufacturing-intensive state in the country.  We don’t want to disrupt our global supply chains.  That’s happening already.”

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Stateside 8.9.2018

Aug 9, 2018

Today on Stateside, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib will soon be the first Muslim-American woman to  serve in Congress. Plus, how wild turkeys became the "poster child" for conservation success stories in Michigan. 

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "seriously considering" a request to testify in person before the U.S. Senate intelligence committee about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, according to a statement from his lawyer.

Assange has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012, in part over fears that he could be extradited to the U.S. and potentially face trial over leaking massive troves of documents.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb pledged to work next session to ensure a hate crimes bill passes after vandals defaced a Carmel synagogue with anti-Semitic graffiti. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Religious conservative groups that oppose hate crimes laws in Indiana say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s support for the measure won’t matter.

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