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  • Crunch time: Mike Pence voting no on the tax cuts deal

    12/14/2010 3:19:07 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 12/14/10 | Allahpundit
    This is the first time I’ve thought the whole deal really might collapse in the House. “At the end of the day, I’ve just come to the conclusion: the American people did not vote for more stimulus,” Pence said on conservative talker Sean Hannity’s radio show. “Therefore, I will not vote for this tax deal when it comes to the floor of the House of Representatives.” Pence joins the ranks of conservatives, many of whom have ties to the Tea Party movement, who have opposed the deal. The Indiana Republican echoed their arguments against the bill; Pence said the 13-month...
  • Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh won't run for governor in 2012

    12/11/2010 8:54:22 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/11/10 | Chris Cillizza
    Indiana Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh has decided against a run for governor in 2012, robbing Democrats of their top recruit in the Hoosier State. "After careful consideration, I have concluded that the appropriate decision is not to be a candidate for governor of Indiana in 2012," Bayh said in a statement released to the Fix. ""The principle reason for my decision is the welfare of my twin sons." Bayh's decision leaves the Democratic field wide open. Reps. Brad Ellsworth and Baron Hill, both of whom lost races this fall, are likely to consider the Bayh-less contest. Others mentioned include Rep....
  • Can Rep. Pence Ride Tea Party To Presidency?

    12/10/2010 5:36:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    IBD Edirorials ^ | December 10, 2010 | GEORGE F. WILL
    On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room. The aide shouted back that the room was open — and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no), and Hoosiers were...
  • DeMint, Pence Argue for Permanent Tax Cuts

    12/09/2010 4:29:45 PM PST · by FTJM · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/9/10 | Katrina Trinko
    On Sean Hannity’s radio show this afternoon, Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) and Rep. Mike Pence (R., Indiana) said they hoped that the Pence-DeMint bill, which would extend all the Bush tax cuts permanently, would receive an up or down vote in both the House and Senate. On the Obama-GOP tax compromise, DeMint said, “I know our leadership probably did make the best deal they could,” but added that “we cannot continue to pass bills that add to the deficit,” and that because of that, he “would not support the current bill.” Pence also expressed dismay over the compromise, saying...
  • Hoosier on a Mission

    12/09/2010 9:46:26 AM PST · by rhema · 6 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | 12/9/10 | George Will
    On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presidency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room. The aide shouted back that the room was open -- and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no) and Hoosiers were...
  • Portrait of a principled Republican

    12/09/2010 3:20:36 AM PST · by Scanian · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 8, 2010 | George F. Will
    On a midweek afternoon in February 2009, a month into the Obama presi dency, Republican Rep. Mike Pence arrived at Columbus in his east-central Indiana district for a town hall meeting, the sort of event that usually attracted a few dozen constituents. Surprised to see the hallway outside the room crowded with people, "their arms folded and brows furrowed," Pence shouted down the hall to an aide, asking him to get a janitor to open the room. The aide shouted back that the room was open -- and overflowing. Congress had just passed the stimulus (Pence voted no), and Hoosiers...
  • House Republicans Continue Drumbeat Against Fed’s Role

    12/07/2010 1:59:05 PM PST · by FTJM · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/7/10 | Michael Crittenden
    Top members of the incoming Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives continued to level broadsides against the Federal Reserve Tuesday, questioning its proper role in shaping U.S. economic policy. Reps. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Indiana’s Mike Pence both repeated calls for an end to the central bank’s dual mandate to promote both jobs and maintain price stability. Members of Congress aren’t trying to encroach on the Fed’s independence, Pence said, but may have to take legislative action to change the Fed’s responsibilities. “It’s time that the Fed focus solely on price stability and the dollar,” Pence said....
  • 12 in 2012: Pence's Focus, Delivery of Message Has Supporters Looking at White House

    12/07/2010 10:36:07 AM PST · by pissant · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/17/10 | Bret Baier
    A former radio talk show host, Indiana Republican Rep. Mike Pence knows how to stay on message -- a skill he proved during the final push before the midterm election earlier this month when he spent three days bussing around the Hoosier State in support of local candidates. Since 2008, Pence has been the Republican Conference chairman, the third ranking member in the GOP House leadership and the member charged with keeping Republicans unified against congressional Democrats and President Obama. He demonstrated that ability on several occasions during a congressional term in which every House Republican voted against the stimulus...
  • Pence: Simplify the Fed's Job

    12/06/2010 12:19:33 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/6/2010 | By Elisabeth Meinecke
    Despite the Federal Reserve’s announcement last month of a new round of quantitative easing to help unemployment, the national unemployment rate increased to 9.8 percent in November. Indiana’s Rep. Mike Pence, in light of the Fed’s announcement, is promoting a different solution: simplify the Fed’s job so that it doesn’t have to worry about employment. Pence was among the first to express concerns about the Fed’s employment mandate when news broke last month that the federal government would participate in a U.S. Treasury security-buy, known as quantitative easing.
  • Interview with Senator DeMint & Rep. Pence

    12/03/2010 3:27:17 PM PST · by FTJM · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/2/10 | John King
    KING: As the White House and congressional leaders negotiate a possible temporary extension of the Bush tax cuts, two leading conservative voices in the Congress are shaking their heads saying that isn't good enough. Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana have new legislation to indefinitely extend the current tax rates. Yet both also say Washington needs to do a better job balancing its books. So does their math add up? Senator DeMint and Congressman Pence joins us now from Capitol Hill. If you match up the strategy, what you're leaders are doing in these...
  • The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    12/01/2010 7:48:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 146 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    Much of the punditocracy is obsessed with Sarah Palin. It's understandable on several levels. First, she makes for good copy and has a knack for coining catchy phrases ("death panels") and new words ("refudiate" -- it's now in the dictionary). She is controversial and opinionated, so given the choice between, say, a story on John Thune and one on Palin, it's a no-brainer to choose the best-selling author, TV reality show star and Tea Party darling. But conservatives suspect there's also some mischief-making afoot -- the desire by liberal-leaning members of the media and the White House to make Palin...
  • GOP Rep. Mike Pence Comes Out in Favor of the “Flat Tax”...

    11/30/2010 11:57:36 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | Monday, November 29th, 2010 | Brian
    GOP Rep. Mike Pence spoke at the Detroit Economic Club today, and came out fully in favor of the Flat Tax, and called for the United States to abandon “Keynsian spending,” and return to “the practice of free market economics”:
  • Pence touts flat tax in economic address

    11/29/2010 11:12:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    Pence touts flat tax in economic address By: CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - One of the top Republicans in the House wants to overhaul the country's tax code and implement a flat tax. Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, who may make a bid for the next GOP presidential nomination, will say "the time has come for Congress and this administration to take bold action to simplify our tax system and lower people's taxes," according to excerpts from a speech he will deliver in front of the Detroit Economic Club Monday afternoon. "The best option, the most pro-growth...
  • Pence says Afghanistan situation improving

    11/24/2010 11:54:36 PM PST · by FTJM · 1 replies
    AP via Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/23/10 | Staff
    Indiana congressman Mike Pence says U.S. soldiers told him during a trip to Afghanistan that conditions have improved in that country. Pence arrived in Kabul on Sunday and also visited Bagram Airbase during his two-day trip. He met with Indiana soldiers, Afghan officials and a commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division to learn about combat efforts against the Taliban and al-Qaida. The Republic of Columbus reports that Pence said in a teleconference Monday that the improvement comes from a change to the deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops, now 2014 instead of July 2011 that President Barack Obama first...
  • Pence for President ?

    11/24/2010 4:45:06 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 27 replies
    NRO ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | Katrina Trinko
    He hasn’t held executive office. He isn’t a paid Fox News contributor. He hasn’t written a best-seller or starred in a reality show. So is there any reason Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) should be considered a viable 2012 presidential contender? According to supporters, there’s a huge one: authenticity. Pence identifies himself as a fiscal and social conservative and has the voting record to prove it. Elected in 2000, when compassionate conservatism was trendy, he has never been afraid to play the Grinch, voting against big-spending initiatives such as No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, and TARP. Pence has...
  • Congressman Mike Pence, Sen. Jim DeMint Introduce Legislation To Make Bush-Era Tax Cuts Permanent

    11/18/2010 3:52:10 PM PST · by FTJM · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/18/10 | Michael Falcone
    Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., left little room for compromise on the issue of extending the expiring income tax cuts, suggesting that if they are not made permanent by the end of the year, Republicans should redouble their efforts to do so in the new Congress. Pence said on Thursday that he was backing up that pledge with legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., to permanently extend the cuts for both the middle class and wealthy Americans. “I really believe that the last thing we should do in the worst economy in 25 years is allow a tax increase on...
  • Pence: Don't Forget Social Issues; Decision on Presidential Run 'Sometime Early Next Year'

    11/18/2010 2:20:54 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/18/10 | Rick Klein
    Rep. Mike Pence this week left his post in House leadership, with the wide presumption that he’ll run for president or for governor of Indiana in 2012. He told us on ABC’s “Top Line” that he’ll make up his mind “sometime early next year,” and said that while “I just love” Sarah Palin, her decision on whether to run won’t impact his. “Our decision is going to be wholly dependent on taking the time to prayerfully consider where we can make the most difference on the conservative values that brought us to Washington to begin with,” said Pence, R-Ind. “So...
  • GOP's Pence to decide on 2012 bid after new year

    11/15/2010 9:35:44 AM PST · by pissant · 47 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 11/7/10 | staff
    WASHINGTON -- Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, a potential GOP contender for the White House in 2012, says he'll make a decision after Jan. 1 about whether to enter the race. Pence, who's stepping down as the No. 3 House Republican leader, says he's "humbled" by encouragement that he consider running. He tells ABC's "This Week" that he'll seek guidance from God as he decides his political future.
  • Pence, Pawlenty Still Weigh 2012 Bids

    11/07/2010 4:51:40 PM PST · by FTJM · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 7, 2010 | Damian Paletta
    Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.) and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty said they were still weighing whether to run for president in 2012, but decisions could be coming shortly. Mr. Pence, in an interview on ABC’s “This Week,” said he was “intent on taking the coming weeks to really prayerfully consider that, to wait on the Lord, to seek counsel. And after the first of the year, we’ll make a decision.” “Well, I don’t know for sure what I’m going to do after I’m done being governor,” Mr. Pawlenty told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “I’ll decide that early...
  • Mike Pence Steps Down From House GOP Leadership, Possible 2012 Run

    11/03/2010 10:34:20 PM PDT · by Sonny M · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Life News ^ | 11/3/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Congressman Mike Pence, a respected national pro-life leader, is stepping down from his position as chairman of the House Republican Conference one day after a huge win for pro-life and Republican candidates. The move doesn’t come from any problems associated with the incoming Republican leaders or Pence but is seen as a potential step towards a gubernatorial bid in Indiana or a possible 2012 presidential race. Pence has already said he doesn’t believe it’s fair to House Republicans to split his attention between the duties of a leadership post and a potential bid for higher office. Pence informed fellow House...