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  • Pence introduces Planned Parenthood defunding bill

    01/07/2011 4:40:16 PM PST · by Jemian · 42 replies
    Jill Stanek Website ^ | January 7, 2010 | Jill Stanek
    Pence introduces Planned Parenthood defunding bill I wrote yesterday that in the coming days and weeks, House pro-lifers would be introducing 4 important bills.The 1st, a bill to repeal Obamacare, is already in motion, starting yesterday.And today, Congressman Mike Pence introduced our 2nd bill, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, which would cut off Title X funding to organizations that commit abortion. The most obvious target is Planned Parenthood, which Congressman Pence spotlighted in his statement: It is morally wrong to end an unborn human life by abortion.  It is also morally wrong to take the taxpayer dollars of...
  • Pence Drops Bill (in the hopper) to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz

    01/07/2011 12:41:23 PM PST · by julieee · 33 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | January 7, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Pence Drops Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Washington, DC -- Congressman Mike Pence dropped a bill in the hopper today in the House of Representatives that would revoke federal taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/01/07/pence-drops-bill-to-de-fund-planned-parenthood-abortion-biz/
  • Signs point to Mike Pence bowing out of presidential race to run for governor

    01/05/2011 7:34:36 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 28 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 15/11 | Ed Lasky
    Pundits have been speculating regarding the plans of my favorite Congressman, Mike Pence, after he won the straw poll for President at the Values Voter conference a few months ago and when he resigned as the Chairman of the Republican Conference late last year -citing plans that would detract from his being able to fulfill the duties of that leadership position. Late last year, he told inquiring minds that he would be making his decision regarding his plans early this year. But now the signs are indicating that he intends to run for the governor's office opening up in Indiana...
  • Huntsman and Pence for President? You've got to be Kidding Me

    01/05/2011 5:41:14 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 29 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/11 | Timothy Knight
    Could the serious 2012 contenders please stand? Some folks in the media are actually suggesting Jon Huntsman for the 2012 Republican nomination, while RedState, one of the most influential political blogs on the internet, practically endorsed Mike Pence yesterday afternoon. The only thing left is for Senator Olympia Snowe to run for the Presidency. I couldn't imagine another unrealistic candidacy at this time, nor do I want to. I am not anti-dark horse candidates (I supported Sarah Palin for the 2008 GOP Vice-Presidential nomination in July '08), but I am for realistic candidates being touted... However, candidates to the left...
  • When Good People Allow the Media and the Establishment to Win

    01/04/2011 9:56:43 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 19 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 1/4/10 | Patrick S. Adams
    I wasn’t so much disturbed by Erick Erickson’s selection of Mike Pence as his candidate for president as much as I was disturbed by his reasoning for why he didn’t go with Sarah Palin. “… as much as I love Sarah Palin, I am adamantly convinced that she cannot win given the ridiculous smears and hate thrown her way by Democrats and, frankly, by a lot of Republicans,” Erickson writes on RedState. “She has been made radioactive.” In essence, it’s an admission that the media and the Establishment are winning in their effort to stop Sarah Palin. The media and...
  • Pence scheduling Indiana Lincoln Day speeches (He gearing to run for Governor)

    01/03/2011 8:07:16 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 21 replies
    howeypolitics.com ^ | Monday January 3, 2010 | BRIAN A. HOWEY
    FRANKLIN - U.S. Rep. Mike Pence is scheduling Republican Lincoln Days Dinner all over Indiana, Howey Politics Indiana has learned. It is the best clue yet that he is preparing to launch a 2012 Indiana gubernatorial campaign, as opposed to seeking the presidency. "He is scheduling larger counties," a Republican source told HPI on Monday. "If he is running for President, it would be an interesting and novel strategy. We could call it the Win Indiana Strategy!" If Pence were to launch a presidential campaign, he would be more likely to spend this winter and spring in Iowa, New Hampshire...
  • Pence for President

    01/03/2011 7:11:10 PM PST · by teg_76 · 12 replies
    Redstate ^ | Erick Erickson
    If confession is good for the soul, let me pour out my soul for you. As I stood at the beginning of 2008, I find myself in the same position here as we now begin the very real discussions of who should be the candidate for the GOP in 2012. Let me be clear: I will support the nominee, whoever she or he may be. But right now I am not excited by or inspired by any of them save Sarah Palin and, as much as I love Sarah Palin, I am adamantly convinced that she cannot win given the...
  • The 2010 Caffeinated Conservative Nominees

    12/26/2010 6:18:26 PM PST · by iowaguy1972 · 8 replies · 5+ views
    Caffeinated Thoughts is presenting its 3rd Annual Caffeinated Conservative Award.  The contributors there offer nominations and then our readers get the opportunity to vote.  Our nominees this year (in no particular order) are: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal South Carolina Governor-Elect Nikki Haley Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) Senator-Elect Rand Paul (R-KY) Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin Senator-Elect Marco Rubio (R-FL) Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) You can read our rationale and vote here – voting is open until 11:00p on 12/30/10.
  • Mike Pence to Decide Next Month on President, Governor Bid

    12/20/2010 6:05:50 PM PST · by pissant · 47 replies
    Lifenews ^ | 12/20/10 | Steve Ertelt
    Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana excites social and fiscal conservatives alike and will reportedly decide next month whether he will run for president or governor of his home state. Pence energizes pro-life advocates with his consistent pro-life push — including his drumbeat for revoking taxpayer funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Although members of Congress don’t normally rise to national prominence and just one has ever ascended to the presidency, Pence is defying the odds by building a solid national reputation that has him as one of the potential dark horse candidates who could vie for support against the...
  • An Avenue for Mike Pence?

    12/17/2010 10:34:27 AM PST · by pissant · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | 12/17/10 | Erik Erickson
    Ron Brownstein has a very interesting article out today for National Journal about how the field of candidates is shaping up for 2012. He posits that the field is shaping up to be between managers like Mitt Romney and populists like Sarah Palin. I think that is, largely, a false dichotomy, but if you change what he means by “manager” I think he is on to something. I’d use a word like “establishment” or even “conventional” to describe the end of the field Brownstein calls “managerial.” But there is a relevant point here that I think needs to be explored,...
  • 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...
  • Breaking: Pence Won't Seek Another Term in House Leadership

    11/03/2010 11:27:00 AM PDT · by FTJM · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/4/10 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    THE WEEKLY STANDARAD has obtained a letter from Mike Pence, who is believed to be considering a presidential or gubernatorial run, informing his colleagues that he will not seek another term as chairman of the House Republican conference. "Now that we have restored a Republican majority to the House of Representatives and I have fulfilled my commitment to the Republican Conference, my family and I have begun to look to the future," Pence writes. Full letter here: November 3, 2010 Dear Colleague, Congratulations on your reelection. Your efforts contributed mightily to a great victory for the American people and, as...
  • Pence resigns from GOP leadership

    11/03/2010 8:44:29 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-3-10 | Jake Sherman
    While his party basked in the afterglow of a historic House victory, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) announced he would resign as House Republican Conference Chairman, and Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling threw his hat in the ring. Hensarling, who has led the conservative Republican Study Committee, quickly won the endorsement of incoming Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the likely incoming majority leader. The Cantor backing gives Hensarling a huge boost for the leadership job, which is seen as a stepping stone to higher slots in the GOP hierarchy. “Today, I was saddened to learn that my dear friend Mike Pence has chosen not...
  • The Next Speaker Of The House? Part # 2 Update

    10/27/2010 5:51:03 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | October 27,2010 | annem040359
    Earlier, I had blogged on Representative John Boehner of Ohio,(R/OH),who could, if predictions are correct, see a LARGE election of conservative Republicans, come this coming Tuesday, November 2,2010 if he could very well become the next Speaker of the House. Another possible Representative who could be a possible Speaker, is Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana,(R/IN).
  • Playing Detective -Leaks leave clues about potential GOP leadership skirmishes post-election

    10/27/2010 4:06:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-27-10 | Jonathan Strong
    Republicans are supposed to be focusing on the election every minute, every second. But with Irish bookies already paying out bets that Republicans will take back the House, who are you kidding? Of course Republicans are maneuvering behind the scenes to grab leadership slots, committee chairmanships, plum office space and God knows what else. Two recent episodes, one in the House and one in the Senate, show GOP officials are keenly watching the news for power plays and backbiting. Often, that means a game of “who leaked?” When Politico ran as its top story that House Republican Conference Chairman Mike...
  • Report: Pence May Leave GOP Leadership (for other opportunities)

    10/27/2010 2:05:16 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies
    Fox News/WSJ ^ | 10-27-10
    Rep. Mike Pence (R., Ind.), the third-ranking Republican in the House, is weighing whether to step down from his post as chairman of the House Republican Conference in preparation for a possible run for president or Indiana governor in 2012, Politico reports. Pence has come to occupy an unusual niche over the past two years. He’s one of the few Washington political leaders who’s won widespread support among tea party activists, and he’s spoken at various tea party events. He also won the presidential straw poll at the recent “Value Voters” summit. At the same time, he plays an important...
  • Pence Closer to Stepping Away From GOP Leadership

    10/27/2010 11:54:44 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    National Journal ^ | 27 Oct 2010 | Billy House
    House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana is inching closer to his anticipated decision to step aside as the House GOP’s third-ranked member, a move prompted by his aspirations for higher office as well as his growing irritation with the internal maneuverings of the House GOP. Senior GOP aides say that while they are unaware of any move by Pence to officially inform Minority Leader John Boehner of his intention to vacate his conference post, they expect Pence to step aside when Republicans choose new leaders after the November 2 elections. Should the Republicans win back the House on...
  • Mike Pence may leave GOP leadership (To run for IN Governor - already touring state)

    10/26/2010 7:00:49 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 10-26-10 | John Bresnahan
    House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence of Indiana is considering stepping down from his post in the GOP leadership in preparation for a possible bid for president or governor in 2012. Pence, a darling of the conservative movement, would leave the leadership job with a blunt explanation to colleagues that he can’t commit to a two-year term in House leadership, a source familiar with his deliberations told POLITICO Tuesday. Michael McDaniel, a former chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said Pence’s motivations in the state have long been obvious, as he’s made the rounds at Lincoln Day dinners all over...
  • GOP's Darrell Issa: "Not a Chance" We'll Impeach Obama (Issa gives in as Pence vows "no compromise")

    10/22/2010 6:07:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    CBS News - Political Hotsheet ^ | 2010-10-22 | Brian Montopoli
    California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, who will run the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee if Republicans take over the House, is promising that he and his party will not move to impeach President Obama - at least as things now stand. "Not a chance at this point. I don't see it happening," Issa said in an interview with Bloomberg's "Political Capital" that will air over the weekend and was reported by The Hill. "Look, disagreeing with the president -- the president using his authority, maybe even misusing it -- that's not what impeachment's for," Issa added. "Do we have...
  • Pence: Supreme Court Will Overturn Obamacare

    10/15/2010 5:06:53 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/15/10
    Good news for opponents of the new healthcare law: The Supreme Court is likely to overturn key elements of it, says Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., the third-ranking House Republican, The Hill reports. "It's going to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court's going to decide whether or not the Constitution of the United States permits the government to order the American people to purchase goods or services, whether they want them or need them or not," says Pence, who opposes Obamacare, just like nearly all Republicans. Mike Pence, healthcare, Obamacare, Supreme CourtAnd what will the court decide? "I rather like...
  • Polling Conservative Bloggers On Their Preferred Presidential Candidates For 2012 (Christie 26.4%)

    10/08/2010 6:52:32 PM PDT · by FTJM · 29 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | October 08, 2010 | John Hawkins
    Right Wing News polled more than 250 right-of-center bloggers on which candidate they'd support if the 2012 Republican primaries were today. The following 72 bloggers responded: 101 Dead Armadillos, Ace of Spades HQ, Alexa Shrugged, All That Is Necessary, The American Princess, And Rightly So, The Anchoress, Argghhhh!, Bad Example, Basil's Blog, Blonde Sagacity, Betsy's Page, Black and Right, Bookworm Room, Classical Values, Conservative Compendium, Melissa Clouthier, Dodgeblogium, Doubleplusundead, Ed Driscoll, Drumwaster's Rants, Eckernet, The EM Network, Election Projection, Exurban League, Eternity Road, Cassy Fiano, GayPatriot, GOPUSA Northeast, Guardian Watchblog, Hoosier Access, Infidels Are Cool, IMAO, The Jawa Report, Jenn...
  • Pence: Odds are on Supreme Court striking down healthcare reform

    10/08/2010 2:31:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 8, 2010 | Michael O'Brien
    A top Republican said Friday that he expects the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down key parts of the new healthcare reform law as unconstitutional. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), the third-ranking House Republican, who serves as conference chairman, said he saw enough votes on the high court to strike a blow to President Obama's signature domestic initiative. "It's going to the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court's going to decide whether or not the Constitution of the United States permits the government to order the American people to purchase goods or services, whether they want them or need them or...
  • Rep. Mike Pence is likely to seek higher office, say fellow House Repubs (To Succeed Gov. Daniels?)

    09/24/2010 6:41:16 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-24-10 | Molly K. Hooper
    Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) will likely launch a bid for higher office after the November elections, according to several House Republicans. Pence won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit on Saturday, intensifying speculation that the third-ranking House Republican has bigger aspirations than serving in the lower chamber. Still, some believe Pence is more likely to try to become the next governor of Indiana instead of seeking to win the 2012 presidential primary. With the state’s popular governor, Mitch Daniels (R), term-limited, Pence would have a clear opportunity to run for his party’s nomination. Daniels, meanwhile, is mulling...
  • Values Voter Summit: Why winning is not enough

    09/24/2010 2:53:02 PM PDT · by 1pitech · 1 replies
    Renew America ^ | 09-24-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    As much as I feel for whomever will take on that monumental task of being the Republican presidential candidate for the primaries and later, the winner in the general election, I am much more concerned about losing the country. In the bigger picture, that is the challenge at hand. Here are some fundamental truths along the pathway to the 2012 presidential election: Barack Obama will be extremely hard to beat in 2012. Any mentality to the contrary is almost as detrimental to the GOP as being part of an ACORN voter registration drive.
  • Mike Pence, on the presidency

    09/24/2010 1:29:41 AM PDT · by The Watcher · 12 replies
    Hillsdale College speech ^ | 9-23-10 | Mike Pence
    Mike Pence makes an amazing speech to Hillsdale. Watch it here: http://vimeo.com/15202566
  • Hillsdale Prof. Paul Rahe @ BigGovt: Mike Pence at Hillsdale: 'The Presidency and the Constitution

    09/23/2010 8:20:19 AM PDT · by hillsdale1 · 1 replies
    BigGovernment.com ^ | 9/23/10 | Prof. Paul A. Rahe
    Congressman Mike Pence spoke at Hillsdale College Monday night at the invitation of the Young Republicans. I attended the dinner held in his honor before the talk, briefly chatted with him, and listened with care and interest to his talk – which had as its subject “the Presidency and the Constitution.” Pence, who has represented Indiana’s ninth district in Congress since 2001, attended Hanover College not far from Madison, Indiana – where my grandfather once owned a dry goods store. There, I knew, he had studied with my friend G. M. Curtis. On that ground alone, I figured that he...
  • (TN) Fleischmann picks up Pence endorsement

    09/22/2010 8:16:36 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 1 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 21, 2010 | Staff
    The campaign of Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Chuck Fleischmann announced today it has received the endorsement of House Republican Conference Chairman Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind. “I have seen firsthand the damage the liberal left in Washington is doing to our country, and we need individuals like Chuck to come help us fight for the conservative values we so strongly believe in,” Pence said in a news release. Fleischmann called Pence a “true leader in the fight for our fiscal and social conservative values.”
  • Mike Pence's Hillsdale College Speech on the Presidency (Good speech)

    09/21/2010 8:38:52 PM PDT · by SMCC1 · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 9/20/2010 | Mike Pence
    ..."The presidency is the most visible thread that runs through the tapestry of the American government. More often than not, for good or for ill, it sets the tone for the other branches and spurs the expectations of the people. Its powers are vast and consequential, its requirements -- from the outset and by definition -- impossible for mortals to fulfill without humility and insistent attention to its purpose as set forth in the Constitution of the United States."....
  • Congressman Mike Pence to Speak at Hillsdale

    09/20/2010 8:02:50 AM PDT · by carjic · 7 replies
    Hillsdale.edu ^ | Hillsdale College
    Representative Mike Pence of Indiana's 6th District will give a public lecture on Monday, September 20, at Hillsdale College titled "The Presidency and the Constitution." The lecture will take place in Phillips Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in attending, please contact Patty Corboy at (517) 607-2569 or pcorboy@hillsdale.edu.
  • Move Over "Palin Power",Here Comes "Pence Power"?Is Mike Pence The Dark Horse?

    09/18/2010 8:35:06 PM PDT · by JohnThune2012 · 49 replies
    So What Do You All Think Of "President Mike Pence"? What A SURPRISE He Won The STRAW POLL!! Amongst all the potential candidates,He appears to be the Most Presidential.In a way,Mike Pence can be described as "The Conservative John Kennedy".The Tea Party Movement is looking for the next Ronald Reagan and John Kennedy.Mike Pence would be an ideal candidate being he represents the Rust Belt.What are your views on Mike Pence,and who would make an ideal VP? Paul Ryan?
  • Congressman Pence wins conservative straw poll ("Values Voters Summit", 723 social conservatives)

    09/18/2010 7:25:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/18/10 | David Lawder
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative voters chose the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives, Mike Pence, as their top choice for president for 2012 in a straw poll on Saturday. The nonbinding opinion vote among 723 social conservatives attending what organizers called the "Values Voters Summit" put former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in second place for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, with 22 percent of the vote, compared with Pence's 24 percent. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin placed fifth, with 7 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney placed third, with 13 percent and former House...