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  • Father & Son Shot Dead ‘Execution-Style’ by Black Teens in New Orleans (VIDEO)

    04/27/2015 8:33:42 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 47 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 26, 2915 | Jim Hoft
    Two teen car burglars were arrested this weekend after shooting David Pence and his son Nicholas at their home. The two black teens invaded the Pence home after a dinner party on Wednesday night.The father and son were shot dead in an execution-style murder moments after party guests left their home.
  • As HIV Cases Exceed 120, Pence Extends Needle Exchange

    04/20/2015 9:03:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    EagleCountryOnline.com ^ | 04/20/2015 | Mike Perleberg
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence is extending an executive order allowing a needle exchange program in southern Indiana’s Scott County. So far, there have been 128 confirmed cases of HIV connected to Scott County and intravenous drug use. Last month, Pence signed a 30 day order to suspend state law and allow the needle exchange program. With that order due to expire on April 24, the governor signed Monday a new order extending the exchange program into May. Pence says he got the recommendation to do so from the Indiana State Department of Health, the CDC, and Scott County health officials....
  • Poll: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's Approval Rating Plunges After 'Religious Freedom' Law

    04/16/2015 11:53:49 AM PDT · by don-o · 31 replies
    National Journal ^ | April 16, 2015 | Karyn Bruggeman
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence spent the week telling reporters, "I think the difficult time that Indiana just passed through two weeks ago is behind us." But a new poll released Thursday suggests the governor could have a tough time recovering from the controversy surrounding Indiana's "religious freedom" law. The poll, from Howey Politics and conducted by a Republican-affiliated research firm, said that 46 percent of voters disapprove of Pence while 45 percent approve of him. That approval rating is double digits below Pence's performance in other recent polls in the state. A January survey from Public Opinion Strategies conducted for...
  • The 7 GOP Long Shots Who Still Have a Chance (180 degrees from reality)

    04/13/2015 11:58:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Bloomberg View | April 13, 2015 | Jonathan Bernstein
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-04-13/the-7-gop-long-shots-who-still-have-a-chance
  • Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?

    04/03/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 8 replies
    Vanity | 4-3-15 | TitansAFC
    Does anyone know if Indiana or Arkansas have Gubernatorial recall options?
  • The right’s made-up God: How bigots invented a white supremacist Jesus (The masks are coming off)

    04/03/2015 1:43:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | April 1, 2015 | Professor Brittney Cooper
    As Indiana peddles its "religious freedom" garbage, it's time to call the religious right's trash what it really is. Just in time for Holy Week, the State of Indiana has passed a new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law explicitly permits for-profit corporations from practicing the “free exercise of religion” and it allows them to use the “exercise of religion” as a defense against any lawsuits whether from the government or from private entities. The primary narrative against this law has been about the potential ways that small businesses owned by Christians could invoke it as a defense against having...
  • ..IN Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy...

    04/03/2015 1:16:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | April 2, 2015 | Victoria Barrett
    This is how Indiana Gov. Mike Pence wins: Moral superiority, “religious freedom,” social media hypocrisy and the problem with #BoycottIndiana Let's stop patting ourselves on the back: Public pressure hurt Indiana's activists and enhanced governor's profile This morning, members of the Indiana General Assembly and a selection of Indianapolis business leaders appeared at a press conference to announce amendments to the RFRA that Gov. Mike Pence signed into law last week. The changes represent a limited victory for supporters of human rights. If you think the ill-conceived, celebrity-endorsed consumer boycott of Indiana had anything to do with the alteration of...
  • Christian Asks Thirteen Gay Bakeries To Bake Him Pro-Traditional Marriage Cake (Short title)

    04/02/2015 7:52:37 PM PDT · by JohnKinAK · 93 replies
    Closedpress.com ^ | 4/2/15 | Closedpress
    Say that "Bestiality Is Wrong" or "Polygamy Is Wrong" and it's not considered hate speech, but if you have the opinion that "Gay Marriage Is Wrong" the whole world jumps up and down screaming "racism" "bigotry" and "hatred". This is becoming the politically-correct norm, but no matter what one argues, this is suppressing free speech. No one targeted pro-gay bakeries, but gay activists target Christian bakeries. "Support Gay Marriage" is one Christian bakery was sued for refusing to put that slogan on a cake for an event to support the gay agenda. Yet Christian bakeries that refuse to make pro-homosexual...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake At Muslim Bakeries

    04/02/2015 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Louder With Crowder” ^ | 4/2/15 | Steven Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • Gay premier urges businesses in Indiana to move to Ontario (Canada)

    04/01/2015 8:59:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    TORONTO (AP) -- Ontario's premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada's most populous province. The Indiana law, which takes effect July 1, does not specifically mention gays and lesbians, but critics say it is designed to protect businesses and individuals who do not want to serve gays and lesbians....
  • Ted Cruz picks up religious freedom banner

    04/01/2015 6:39:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 1, 2015 | Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R. of Texas) on Wednesday commended Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for signing the state's controversial religious freedom law. 'Religious liberty is not some fringe view,' Cruz said. Sioux City, Iowa — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says concern about religious freedom, awakened in the debate over a new Indiana law, could unite conservative Republicans and rally some Democrats to the GOP in 2016. Cruz told an audience Wednesday he could carry the banner for that cause in his GOP presidential campaign....
  • BOOM! Newt Gingrich SLAMS opposition of Indiana RFRA law as nothing but a LYNCH MOB

    04/01/2015 2:06:10 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 30 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Right Scoop
    Everyone should take note, because THIS is how you respond to the radical left screaming about Indiana’s RFRA law. Not only does he defend Mike Pence on HuffPost Live, he calls the opposition a lynch mob and won’t back down when challenged. He also hits back at the louder voices condemning the law over their selective moral outrage and blatant hypocrisy:
  • The Week Mike Pence’s 2016 Dreams Crumbled

    04/01/2015 6:30:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | April 1, 2015 | Adam Wren
    With the black marble of the Indiana House of Representatives behind him, Gov. Mike Pence in January trumpeted a laundry list of accomplishments achieved in the first half of his first term: Two balanced budgets. A falling unemployment rate. More than 100,00 new jobs created. It seemed the predicate for a potential 2016 run. Basking in the glow of the moment, Pence dropped his customary aw-shucks Hoosier persona and let himself boast: “Tonight, there are 49 other governors across this country who wish they could be me!” Maybe then. Not anymore.
  • Is Indiana Protecting Discrimination?

    04/01/2015 4:10:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    National Review.com ^ | April 1,2015 | Josh Blackman
    Last week, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Almost immediately, an uproar ensued, claiming that the law was discriminatory — that it provided a license for businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. Entirely lost in this kerfuffle has been the simple fact that the Indiana law is modeled on the 1993 federal law of the same name, and that counterparts have been adopted in 19 other states.
  • [Former Vice President] Quayle tackles RFRA firestorm, Mideast chaos, 2016 race

    03/31/2015 10:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Banner Graphic ^ | April 1, 2015 | Eric Bernsee
    With political observations ranging from the firestorm of protest over the Religious Freedom law in Indianapolis to the Mideast threat that is Iran to the 2016 presidential election, former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle was candid in his Tuesday night return to his DePauw University alma mater. With his visit as an Ubben Lecture Series guest coinciding with the uproar over Indian's passage of the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), Quayle tackled the question both leading off his late-afternoon press conference and again during a conversational give-and-take with DePauw Professor Jeff McCall. "From what I know about it," Quayle...
  • Are there no Religious leaders in Indiana standing with Pence?

    03/31/2015 5:53:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 47 replies
    3/31/15 | sff
    Lots of religious leaders stood next to Mike Pence when he signed the bill into law. Then the liberal fascists began screaming...and people scattered. There needs to be a public stand with this man--where are the people of Indiana???
  • Connecticut’s Governor Doesn’t Understand His Own State’s RFRA

    03/31/2015 1:37:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/31/2015 | Sean Davis
    In case you needed more proof that the recent backlash against religious freedom laws is grounded in pure ignorance, look no further than Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy. Malloy, a Democrat, just announced on Twitter that he plans to sign an executive order banning state travel to Indiana due to the midwestern state’s recently enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Because of Indiana's new law, later today I will sign an Executive Order regarding state-funded travel. -DM— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) March 30, 2015 When new laws turn back the clock on progress, we can’t sit idly by. We are sending...
  • Editorial: Gov. Pence, fix 'religious freedom' law now (Indiana - Indy Star)

    03/31/2015 10:49:25 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 20 replies
    The Indianapolis Star | March 31, 2015 | Editorial
    Link only, per agreement with Gannett
  • Need to FREEP Gov Pence 1-317-232-4567 & House Speaker Bosma 1-800-382-9467 fight the smear campaign

    03/31/2015 10:27:15 AM PDT · by Steelers6 · 10 replies
    Indiana General Assembly ^ | March 31, 2015 | Steelers6
    Governor Pence needs to stand up for 1st Amendment, more important than money and definitely don't allow smear merchants to get what they want
  • TED CRUZ: I’m PROUD to stand with Gov. Mike Pence!

    03/30/2015 9:27:33 PM PDT · by gwgn02 · 89 replies
    TheRightScoop ^ | 3/30/2015 | Right Scoop
    Unlike Scott Walker and more emphatic than Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz enthusiastically supports Gov. Mike Pence and urges all Americans to do the same: HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, issued the following statement today in support of Governor Mike Pence’s effort to defend religious liberty and protect against the government forcing individuals to violate their deeply held beliefs: “I want to commend Governor Mike Pence for his support of religious freedom, especially in the face of fierce opposition. There was a time, not too long ago, when defending religious liberty enjoyed strong bipartisan support. Alas, today we...
  • White House slams Indiana religious freedom law amid Obama hypocrisy criticism

    03/29/2015 8:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    Indiana’s religious freedom law drew an attack Sunday from the White House even though Indiana Republicans say President Obama voted in favor of similar legislation as an Illinois state senator in 1998. White House spokesman Josh Earnest didn’t deny that Mr. Obama voted to pass the Illinois Religious Freedom Restoration Act but said the Indiana law appears to “legitimize discrimination.” “When you have a law like this one in Indiana that seems to legitimize discrimination, it’s important for everybody to stand up and speak out,” Mr. Earnest said on ABC’s “This Week.” Meanwhile, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican who...
  • Indiana Governor: This Is the Same Religious Freedom Law Obama Voted for in Illinois

    03/29/2015 5:59:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 21 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 29, 2015 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    White House doesn't dispute it. In an appearance on ABC's This Week, Indiana governor Mike Pence defended his state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act by noting that Barack Obama had voted for the same law as an Illinois state senator. "The Religious Freedom Restoration Act was signed into federal law by President Bill Clinton more than 20 years ago, and it lays out a framework for ensuring that a very high level of scrutiny is given any time government action impinges on the religious liberty of any American," Pence said. "After last year's Hobby Lobby case, Indiana properly brought the same...
  • Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Says Controversial 'Religious Freedom' Law Won't Change (video)

    03/29/2015 3:23:16 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | Stephanie Ebbs, Mike Pence, George Stephanopoulos
    Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act will not be changing despite critics saying it allows business owners to discriminate against members of the LGBT community, state Gov. Mike Pence said today during an exclusive interview on ABC's "This Week."
  • Pence to support legislation to clarify Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    03/28/2015 7:54:09 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 27 replies
    cbs4indy.com ^ | 03/28/2015 | Rebecca Bennett
    After a day filled with protests and the announcement Angie’s List is halting its expansion plans, Gov. Mike Pence told the Indianapolis Star Saturday he will support legislation to “clarify” the Religious Freedom Restoration Act he signed into law Thursday. “I support religious liberty, and I support this law,” Pence said in an exclusive interview with The Star, our newsgathering partner. “But we are in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend to see if there’s a way to clarify the intent of the law.” Pence didn’t provide details on the exact language, but said he expects the legislation to be...
  • Indiana Gov. Declares Public Health Emergency Over HIV Spike

    03/25/2015 4:49:55 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Gillian Mohney
    The governor of Indiana has declared a “public health disaster emergency” after a spike of HIV cases in southern Indiana has alarmed health officials. Gov. Mike Pence made the declaration for Scott County after 71 confirmed and seven preliminary positive cases of HIV were found in the southeast region of the state. While nationwide HIV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, this outbreak has been fueled by intravenous drug use, according to the Indiana Health Department. "I am deeply troubled by this outbreak, and stopping it is a top priority for our department," State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams said...
  • Mike Pence's very bad week

    02/04/2015 4:49:17 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | January 31, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    It should have been Mike Pence's strongest moment as Indiana governor -- a chance to showcase his style of executive leadership on the national stage. Instead, the week turned into a calamity of Team Pence's own making. The leaked details of a bizarre proposal to create what sounded like a state government-run news agency sucked all the oxygen out of Indiana's political media, right when Pence was supposed to explain a complicated conservative approach he's taking to expanding Medicaid. Pence immediately backtracked, but the damage was already done. (SNIP) Indiana's Republican House speaker, Brian Bosma, even taunted Pence a bit,...
  • This Video Reminds Us Why John Bolton Should Be on the Ticket in 2016

    12/30/2014 5:44:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 30, 2014 | David Swindle, associate editor
    I don't care if it's in the president or VP slot (a Cheneyesque role would be fine). What matters is that his hawkish approach to defeating the Jihadists and their Islamic state sponsors sets the GOP's standard.Former UN Ambassador John Bolton — my current preference for 2016 GOP candidate — had a great appearance on Fox News last night, responding to President Barack Obama’s admission that an American embassy in Iran was a possibility:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)I decided to transcribe some of Bolton’s key points: “It’s another unforced error by the President, another example of how he’s giving away things and getting nothing...
  • 7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016

    09/30/2014 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 76 replies
    VOX ^ | September 30, 2014 | Matthew Yglesias
    7 reasons Mike Pence will be the GOP nominee in 2016 Updated by Matthew Yglesias on September 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. ET @mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email MikePence.com Don't miss stories. Follow Vox! Early polling tells you almost nothing about presidential nomination battles, since it ends up almost exclusively telling you about name recognition. Early media buzz is similar. People like to read stories about figures they've already heard of, and it's easier to write stories about politicians you've already covered.But you don't need to be a...
  • Four Statist Policies Gov. Mike Pence Champions

    07/23/2014 10:37:41 AM PDT · by Gipper08 · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 14, 2014 | Joy Pullman
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would like to ride into the presidency as he has his governorship: On the coattails of his predecessor, former Gov. Mitch Daniels. Unlike his years in Congress, PenceÂ’s governorship has been largely marked, not by forging crucial and substantive policies that reign in the administrative state and advance the cause of liberty, but by a refusal to make waves. In our current climate, that means governing as a technocratic Progressive. So while treating Hoosiers to essentially the stable status quo Daniels earned making tough and politically risky decisions, Pence has been traveling the country, proclaiming his...
  • The Case For and Against Mike Pence for President

    05/26/2014 12:58:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/26/2014 | Rick Moran
    If the Republican nominee for president is going to come from the ranks of current or former governors, the GOP could do worse than choose former chairman of the House Republican Conference and current governor of Indiana Mike Pence.Pence is the kind of candidate who just might be able to act as a bridge between the warring conservative factions. His conservative voting record as a House member is nearly impeccable: no to No Child Left Behind and the prescription drug biil; no to the bank bailout; and a budget hawk who was calling for big cuts in spending before...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence Expanding Medicaid

    05/17/2014 9:36:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 16 May 2014 12:08 PM | Melanie Batley
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has joined a growing list of Republican governors using Obamacare as a way to expand Medicaid. Pence announced Thursday a blueprint of conservative reforms to extend health coverage to a larger share of low-income residents, some of which already have been adopted by other red states, Politico reports. Pence said his proposal was "the kind of health reform that puts working Hoosiers in the driver's seat," according to Politico. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll The plan outlines a number of specific proposals including: placing enrollees...
  • Indiana Gov. Pence proposes Medicaid expansion

    05/16/2014 6:58:33 AM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 05-15-2014 | Jason Millman
    It looks as if Indiana may soon join the list of red states signing up for the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion. Republican Gov. Mike Pence, after months of discussions with the Obama administration, offered a plan Thursday to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income uninsured Hoosiers. About two dozen states still haven't joined the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion, which extends coverage to low-income adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. Some states like Texas and Louisiana appear entrenched in their opposition to major elements of the health care law. Other Republican states, however, are still...
  • DEPT. OF EDUCATION ERECTS OBSTACLES TO KEEP STATES IN COMMON CORE

    05/12/2014 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 12, 2014 | By David Craig
    When someone hears bureaucratic terms like “compliance, mandates and penalties,” they might think of the EPA, the IRS, or these days, the Department of Health and Human Services. But another federal government department is fast adopting the language of strict and onerous regulation. Annoyed that Indiana wants to extricate themselves from the Common Core education standards, the U.S. Department of Education is erecting procedural obstacles to make this as difficult possible. At stake for Hoosiers is $200 million in federal education funds. The Obama Administration is using “No Child Left Behind” waivers to warn Indiana officials of the penalties they...
  • IN: Governor Pence Signs Gun Law Reform

    03/29/2014 5:06:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Indiana Governor Pence signed SEA169 and SEA229 into law yesterday, 26 March, 2014, along with 46 other bills.  SEA 169 makes it a felony to knowingly provide a firearm to a felon. SEA 229 is the culmination of the bills to eliminate the "roaming school zones" the school parking lot felony trap, and to prohibit the use of government money for gun turn in events, also known as "buy backs".   The ability of police agencies to destroy guns that are turned in to them was added at the last minute, the bill makes it easier for them to either...
  • IN: Gun Reforms Arrive on Governor Pence's Desk

    03/22/2014 4:41:22 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    SEA 169 and SEA 229 arrived on Governor Pence's desk today, 20 March, with 192 other bills.  The Governor now has seven days to sign, veto, or allow the bills to become law.  If he takes the last option, the bill becomes law on the 8th day. SEA 169 makes it a felony to knowingly provide a firearm to a felon. SEA 229 is the culmination of the bills to eliminate the "roaming school zones" the school parking lot felony trap, and to prohibit the use of government money for gun turn in events, also known as "buy backs".   While...
  • IN: Victim of Gun Crime Waits For Governor to Sign Reform

    03/19/2014 8:59:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Martin Hensley Photo/ WISH Jeff Wagner An Indiana TV station is claiming that the arrest and conviction of a prominent radio personality, Marty Hensley, is a major reason for the gun law reform currently heading to Governor Pence's desk.  From  WISH of Indianapolis: The bill passed the Indiana House Thursday night, and the man whose crime triggered the bill hopes the Governor signs off on it. Marty Hensley said carrying a gun in your car wasn’t out of the ordinary back when he was a student several years ago.  Apparently, Mr. Hensley was visiting his daughters at their school,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 February 2014

    02/23/2014 5:34:11 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 148 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 February 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows February 23rd, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.; Govs. Scott Walker, R-Wis., and Peter Shumlin, D-Vt.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): National Security Adviser Susan Rice.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Govs. Bobby Jindal, R-La., and Martin O'Malley, D-Md.THIS WEEK (ABC): Former President George W. Bush.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Govs. Rick Perry, R-Texas, Mike Pence, R-Ind., Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., Jay Nixon D-Mo.
  • Pence and The Revolution: Five reasons he might be the 2016 dark horse to watch

    09/11/2013 5:07:43 AM PDT · by Bratch · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/10/2013 | Matt Lewis
    He’s more charismatic than Scott Walker, more conservative than Chris Christie and, unlike so many of the top-tier 2016 Republicans, he has actually run a state.So why isn’t Indiana Gov. Mike Pence generating the kind of buzz worthy of a top-tier candidate?Probably because while his opponents have been show horses, he’s been a work horse. And that makes him a dark horse.Here are five reasons why we should take Pence’s chances very seriously:1. The résumé’ - “[A]s a former congressman and now a governor, [Pence] has garnered that hard-won ‘two-fer’ status, thus giving him a very credible résumé,” says Cheri Jacobus, a GOP...
  • Texas not the only state with a budget surplus

    01/09/2013 6:48:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/09/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    <p>With a $500 million budget surplus and $2 billion in reserves, Indiana Governor-elect Mike Pence has pledged to give back some of that money when he takes office next week by cutting personal income taxes.</p> <p>“An across-the-board tax cut for all Hoosiers would send a strong signal that we are managing our funds wisely and also reducing the tax burden on our taxpayers and businesses,” the former U.S. Congressman said while campaigning to replace outgoing fellow Republican Mitch Daniels as governor.</p>
  • Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials

    01/27/2013 6:44:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    WashingtonTimes.com - The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2013 | By Rowan Scarborough
    "Pakistani fertilizer firm to expand in U.S., but balks on controlling bomb materials" SNIPPET: "The Pakistani corporation that has refused the Pentagon’s urgent appeals to control the flow of explosive materials to bomb-makers who kill U.S. troops is expanding its fertilizer manufacturing into the United States. And it is being done with the help of U.S. taxpayers through the municipal bond market."
  • Indiana Govenors Debate LIVE THREAD - WRTV6/WXIN59 Pence vs Gregg

    10/10/2012 4:06:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    TCRLAF | 10-10-12 | TCRLAF
    ON NOW, as well as elsewhere in Indiana, and on Radio: WIBC WOWO
  • FREEP This Poll: Which candidate do you favor in the race for Indiana governor?

    09/01/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Tribune-Star ^ | 9/1/2012 | The Tribune-Star
    John Gregg, Democrat Mike Pence, Republican Undecided Rupert Boneham, Libertarian
  • Fate of Boehner, Reid Debt Limit Plans Unclear

    07/27/2011 11:37:40 AM PDT · by Syncro · 29 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | Staff
    Fate of Boehner, Reid Debt Limit Plans UnclearBoehner rewriting plan; Reid plan saves $2.2 trillion says CBO Washington, DCWednesday, July 27, 2011 Debate and a vote on House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) debt reduction legislation was postponed at least one day as the Speaker rewrites his bill.  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of his plan. It says it cuts $850 billion over ten years, less than the $1.2 trillion Boehner claimed it would save.  Additionally, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) also postponed debate of his debt ceiling proposal until at least Thursday. Media reports say he is...
  • Pence begins campaign with promise to fight health care reform, climate change legislation

    06/11/2011 11:53:19 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 28 replies
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Mike Pence is coming back to Indiana to fight Washington, D.C. Pence launched his campaign for governor Saturday with a promise to fight health care reform and federal climate change legislation. Pence also said in prepared remarks that he is running to build on many of the changes set by term-limited Gov. Mitch Daniels. Pence is vacating his congressional seat to run for governor. While he has yet to outline any specific proposals, Pence sounded a lot in his campaign kickoff like he has for the last ten years in Washington. Pence is expected to face Fishers...
  • Pence: I Probably Won’t Support Budget Deal

    04/10/2011 9:46:02 AM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Apr 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence says he is not likely to support the compromise brokered Friday between Congress and the President Barack Obama, Politico reports. “From what I know, it sounds like John Boehner got a good deal,” Pence said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” adding that the cuts were “probably not good enough for me to support it.”
  • GOP 2012 hopefuls united against Planned Parenthood funding

    04/02/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 2, 2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    The rumored field of 2012 presidential hopefuls is uniting behind a plan to cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, aligning them with a group of House conservatives who are insisting that any final budget deal includes a policy rider to defund the organization. With less than week left for congressional leaders to reach a budget deal and avert a government shutdown, the proposed rider that would end all federal funding for Planned Parenthood remains one of the thorniest issues in the budget standoff. Some House conservatives, led by Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.), have indicated they're unwilling to compromise on...
  • Mike Pence, RINO, waffles on Hannity (defunding Obamacare)

    03/17/2011 3:18:31 PM PDT · by JimWayne · 79 replies
    I was listening to Sean Hannity's program and Mike Pence was on the show. Hannity asked him about the media reports about GOP battling its own right wing. Pence took the side of those NOT supporting the members who want to get rid of the $105B funding of Obamacare. That is, he does not support Bachmann's proposal. He claimed he wanted to pick a fight, and that in 3 weeks he would be among those delivering the goods. Hannity specifically asked him if he would defund Obamacare in 3 weeks by opposing the $105 billion funding it has now. At...
  • Pence and Planned Parenthood: Where It Goes From Here

    02/28/2011 12:28:04 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/28/2011 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    The third time was the charm for Indiana Rep. Mike Pence’s legislation to defund Planned Parenthood, which passed the House this February and now goes to the Senate as part of a complicated continuing resolution discussion. “We’ve had staff level contact with a number of members of the United States Senate,” said Pence when asked about any discussions he’s had with the other elected chamber on whether his amendment will remain in the Senate or conference version of the final legislation. Pence said he knew when introducing that first piece of legislation to defund Planned Parenthood that it was going...
  • Wake Up, GOP: It’s Time to Put the Varsity on the Field

    02/25/2011 8:18:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 24, 2011 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    o beat Obama, Republicans must field their best candidates — now. At the approach of an election that’s likely America’s most important since 1864, many Republicans are acting as if they’re content to conduct tryouts for the jayvee. One wonders: where is the sense of urgency, the recognition of the acute need to get the best possible candidates into this defining presidential race?The comparison with 1864 is not overwrought. Then, victory in the Civil War, and hence the fate of the Union, hung in the balance. This time around, the fate of ObamaCare and, with it, the fate of limited...
  • Mike Pence Out, Republican Presidential Field Open (how will his decision affect GOP Primaries?)

    01/28/2011 7:06:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/28/2011 | Daniel Foster
    Conservative insiders were not surprised by Indiana Republican Mike Pence’s decision not to run for president in 2012, but all agree his bowing out leaves the GOP nomination — in the phrase used again and again — “wide open.” One source familiar with the effort to recruit Pence tells National Review Online that while Pence “could have united the conservative movement,” his departure leaves a Republican field that “is never going to be as wide-open again.” “In six years or ten years it’s going to be an incredibly full field: The 2012 field is the Washington Nationals. Subsequent fields will...