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  • 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 Tweet Share on Twitter (191) Share Share on Facebook (1,129) +1 LinkedIn Share on LinkedIn (15) Email Email 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...

    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 - 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
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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Rep. Mike Pence, Sen. Jim DeMint Introduce Tax Relief Certainty Act

    02/15/2011 10:38:58 AM PST · by pissant · 9 replies
    The State Column ^ | 2/15/11 | staff
    Sen. Jim DeMint released the following statement: Today, U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-Indiana) and U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina) introduced the Tax Relief Certainty Act, a bill that would permanently extend the current individual income tax rates, which will expire on January 1, 2013, and permanently repeal the death tax. “Uncertainty is the enemy of prosperity,” said Congressman Pence. “By enacting a two-year extension on current tax rates, Congress merely extended the uncertainty that has stifled our economic growth. To encourage growth and job creation, Congress should act now to make all previous tax rates permanent and passing the...
  • Defund the Predators of Planned Parenthood: It is an organization with blood on its hands.

    02/11/2011 3:27:25 PM PST · by rhema · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Thanks to the persistent investigative work of young pro-life journalists, Planned Parenthood’s ruthless, money-grubbing colors are on full, fresh YouTube display. But as shocking as the illicit new videos from Live Action Films are, the routine, parental-authority-sabotaging advice the taxpayer-funded abortion racket gives teens every day deserves more front-page headline news, too. Live Action is a California-based “new media, investigative and educational organization committed to the protection and respect of all human life” led by Internet undercover pioneer Lila Rose. The group’s latest video footage at abortion clinics in Perth Amboy, N.J., the Bronx, and four cities in Virginia shows...
  • Judge orders trial for Pa. abortion doctor (Also Rep. Pence & Planned Parenthood)

    02/09/2011 3:56:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2011 | Elizabeth Wong & Josh Brown
    A Philadelphia judge Wednesday ordered an immediate trial for abortion clinic doctor Kermit Gosnell, his wife and eight employees on murder, conspiracy and other charges, saying a 300-page grand jury investigation detailing the filthy conditions and brutal practices at the clinic made a preliminary hearing unnecessary. With Dr. Gosnell appearing in court in a T-shirt and jeans, Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes cited testimony to a grand jury by some 62 witnesses about the conditions at the now-closed Women's Medical Society, where federal investigators say the illegal clinic’s practices left two women dead and routinely killed late-term babies by creating an...
  • Republicans launch new effort to defund Planned Parenthood in spending plan (Good!)

    02/09/2011 3:22:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2011 | Jason Millman
    In a new Republican effort to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, a new spending proposal announced Wednesday would strip away all Title X family planning funds for low-income individuals. The seven-month continuing resolution offered by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) would remove all $327 million from the Title X program as the GOP pushes a bill that would block such funding to Planned Parenthood and other groups that offer abortion services. Planned Parenthood called it an "extreme proposal." “Unbelievably, the House Leadership has set its sights on abolishing a program that provides lifesaving and preventive care to millions...
  • VID:Pence:Planned Parenthood Abuse of Minor Girls “A Scandal to Every American”,Calls For Defunding

    02/08/2011 2:06:30 PM PST · by · 7 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Congressman Mike Pence delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today regarding the need to deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood: “Mr. Speaker, it comes as a surprise to most Americans to learn that the largest abortion provider in America is also the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X. It’s heartbreaking news this morning that Planned Parenthood of America has now been the subject of one more undercover video showing someone posing as a pimp being facilitated by employees at Planned Parenthood in how to secure secret abortions, STD testing and...
  • Pence Says the 'Time to Deny Funding to Planned Parenthood is Now'

    02/02/2011 2:17:12 PM PST · by Sopater · 13 replies
    Christian News Wire ^ | Feb. 2, 2011
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- U.S. Congressman Mike Pence released the following statement today regarding an undercover video that showed potential criminal activity at a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey: "The recent release of an undercover video exposing duplicity and potential criminality by an employee of Planned Parenthood is an outrage. "Every American should be shocked that an employee of the largest recipient of federal funds under Title X has been recorded aiding and abetting underage sex trafficking. "The time to deny any and all funding to Planned Parenthood is now. In the wake of yet another...
  • DeMint advisors: He might run in 2012 if there’s no “suitably conservative” candidate in the race

    01/27/2011 6:29:28 PM PST · by FTJM · 31 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | AllahPundit
    My Christmas list this year: (3) New iPad with two, count ‘em, two cameras; (2) field-level tickets to the Pro Bowl, natch; (1) Palin/DeMint primary showdown. Winner gets the nomination, loser gets the keynote address at RINOcon. Let’s do this. But the ground may be shifting in DeMint-world, and several of his closest advisers and political confidantes are now telling CNN that he is at least open to a presidential bid if a suitably conservative candidate fails to emerge from the early and wide-open GOP field… “He hasn’t completely shut the door on running, and if there is a massive...
  • Pence: No White House run

    01/27/2011 3:43:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 27, 2011 | Bryan Preston
    He broke the news to supporters in a letter. Pence ended months of public speculation with a letter to supporters that he shared with the Indianapolis Star. In the choice between seeking national office and serving Indiana in some capacity, we choose Indiana,” the six-term House member wrote. I’ve worked with Rep. Pence a couple of times. He is exactly as he seems: genuine, humble, fair, smart, strongly patriotic and deeply committed to conservatism. He’ll make a great governor, and hopefully before long, a great president.
  • Pence rules out bid for president

    01/27/2011 1:56:44 PM PST · by pissant · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/27/11 | John King
    Three sources close to Republican Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana tell CNN they are told he will announce he is not running for president in 2012 and will instead begin exploring a run for governor. These sources say he has been flattered by the efforts to nudge him into the GOP presidential race but, as one of the sources put it, "he is a realist and kept coming back to questions about the fund-raising." The second source said some around Pence also have reminded him of the difficulty of mounting a presidential campaign from the House, and noted that, at...
  • I Like Mike (Pence)

    01/26/2011 8:43:57 AM PST · by pissant · 13 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/26/11 | Ned Ryun
    There’s been a lot of chatter about Mike Pence and a potential Presidential bid by him. From National Review to the Washington Examiner, to George Will to others at the Washington Post, even to Erick’s post here on RedState, people are wondering will he or won’t he. Supposedly he’s making his decision this weekend about whether he will run for President or Governor of Indiana. I think he should run. While not denigrating the other potential GOP candidates for President in 2012, ask yourself: do any of them really excite you? That should clear out half the field right there,...
  • Mike Pence, Michele Bachmann attend anti-abortion events

    01/24/2011 4:02:55 PM PST · by pissant · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/24/11 | Kassie Hunt
    Rep. Mike Pence addressed the anti-abortion March for Life on Monday, Rep. Michele Bachmann is set to keynote the event’s dinner tonight, and former Sen. Rick Santorum joined marchers in the cold—the only three potential Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls to appear at the annual gathering. “Our economy is struggling and our national government is awash in a sea of debt. Amidst these struggles, some would have us focus our energies on jobs and spending,” Pence, an Indiana Republican, told the thousands of activists who gathered in Washington to march to the Supreme Court to protest the 38th anniversary of Roe...
  • Mitch Daniels and Mike Pence: The Technocrat and the Intrepid Ideological Conservative

    01/24/2011 11:50:38 AM PST · by red meat conservative · 20 replies
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 11/24/10 | Daniel
    Any conservative who is flirting with the idea of supporting Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels for President should read this Politico puff piece on the potential presidential aspirant.  Jonathan Martin of Politico, in a piece titled, "Mitch Daniels: Heartthrob of the Elites", cites elitist columnists and publications that heap praise upon Mitch Daniels for his "gold-plated resume".  After discerning the type of pundits who admire Mitch Daniels, I am more certain than ever that he is not the man with the temerity, grit, or passion to battle the left.  Here is the opening of the article: If pundits and columnists represented...
  • Libertarians for Mike Pence!

    01/22/2011 8:48:59 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 1+ views
    WAJ ^ | 1/22/11 | staff
    Did you hear that Mike Pence is deciding whether to run for President? I urge everyone to come to to find out more and sign our declaration cheering him on to get into the Most Important Presidential elections of our Lifetimes against Pres. Obama! Pence is the MAN who was the first -- and one of the few -- Congressman to stand up to Karl Rove's big government plans and ardently oppose the 2008 Wall Street bailout, back when it was the unpopular thing-to-do and you got attacked by the New York Times. Pence stood up against Rove's big...
  • Mike Pence, the Anti-Huckabee

    01/21/2011 5:13:35 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 1/20/11 | Sarah Posner
    # This Politico story about the group drafting Indiania Congressman Mike Pence to run for the GOP presidential nomination is full of interesting tidbits about Republicans' dissatisfaction with the rest of the field: An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement—but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. . . . . The pro-Pence crowd consists of a group of traditional conservatives who, while sympathizing with her, don’t view Sarah Palin as a serious presidential candidate. They doubt Mike Huckabee will run again or...
  • Conservatives urge Mike Pence to fill GOP 'void'

    01/21/2011 10:03:38 AM PST · by speciallybland · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/2011 | Jonathan Martin
    To understand the dissatisfaction on the right with the current crop of Republican presidential hopefuls, look no further than Mike Pence. An Indiana congressman with just five terms in public office, Pence is currently the subject of a draft movement — but he may well pick a gubernatorial run over a White House bid. Nevertheless, a group of longtime Republicans — including former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and former Rep. Jim Ryun — are working with a well-connected conservative public relations firm to urge the congressman to head to Des Moines and Manchester instead of Indianapolis and Muncie. Their...
  • The Draft Pencers (South Carolina)

    01/20/2011 11:14:33 AM PST · by pissant · 6 replies
    FITS News ^ | 1/20/11 | Jen Bellamy
    It sounds like the name of a barber shop quartet, doesn’t it? Anyway, as we reported on Tuesday a group of S.C. lawmakers led by Rep. Kris Crawford and Sen. Kevin Bryant are mounting an effort to “draft” U.S. Rep. Mike Pence (R-Indiana) into running for president in 2012. (To read our original story, click here). These lawmakers gathered on the steps of the S.C. State House on Wednesday to announce the formation of their group – and its Facebook and Twitter pages. “America is facing a serious crisis and we need a serious president,” said Crawford. “In order to...
  • Draft Mike Pence Movement Gaining Steam Among Conservatives

    01/20/2011 11:07:30 AM PST · by pissant · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | 1/20/11 | Mike Falcone
    Less than two weeks before Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., is expected to make an announcement about his political future, conservative leaders are urging him to jump into the 2012 presidential race. Within the last week, at least two draft Mike Pence groups have sprung up, including an effort spearheaded by former Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., and former Reagan administration official Ralph Benko. "Seize this moment, Mike," Ryun, along with conservative leaders L. Brent Bozell, Dick Armey and Morton Blackwell, wrote in a letter they sent to Pence on Thursday. "Now is the time for you, as one of this generation's...
  • Desperately Seeking Mike Pence?

    01/20/2011 11:05:26 AM PST · by pissant · 12 replies
    CBN ^ | 1/20/11 | David Brody
    Mike Pence could become the “Madonna” of 2012. Remember the 1980s movie “Desperately Seeking Susan?” starring the pop icon? (Oy, I may be dating myself.) Well, there is a political movement out there that we might want to start calling, “Desperately Seeking Pence” There’s a “Draft Mike Pence” for president petition that has been put together and is circulating out there. (more on that here) and now there is a separate movement down in South Carolina to get Pence to run. More here. Watch the video below of some South Carolina legislators announcing their support for Pence. We should know...
  • “We Just Witnessed the Media’s Test Run to Re-Elect Øbama”-William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection

    01/20/2011 5:57:02 AM PST · by curth · 6 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 1/20/2011 | kevin dujan
    Here’s an excellent read by Professor Jacobson at Legal Insurrection. He’s calling the Lamestream Media’s efforts on the part of the Left “Operation Demoralize”, which is the game plan for re-electing Obama president. It essentially boils down to what I call Eeyore-breeding, which is easier than propagating rabbits in Republican ranks. I have never understood why, but conservative people in general just seem to be a naturally pessimistic lot who believe almost everything they see on TV if it’s negative news about a Republican. ”We’re doomed!”, “Woe is us!”, and “We might as well just give up, or not even...
  • Pence: Republicans want to repeal healthcare 'lock, stock and barrel'

    01/19/2011 3:36:47 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/19/11 | Josiah Ryan
    House Republicans will vote to repeal the healthcare law "lock, stock and barrel," Rep. Mike Pence said Wednesday. The remarks by the Indiana Republican, who is thought to be mulling a White House run, shows not all lawmakers shying away from colorful rhetoric in the wake of the Arizona shootings earlier this month. Pence is also a conservative favorite, and the remarks could be seen as a play for the base. Pence made the comments as the House moved toward a vote Wednesday to repeal the healthcare law. “Today House Republicans are going to stand with the American people and...
  • Mike Pence's Options- Conservative leaders are beating the drum for a Mike Pence presidential run

    01/18/2011 9:59:17 AM PST · by pissant · 60 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/18/11 | Steve Moore
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels may not be the only Hoosier seeking the Republican nomination for president in 2012. The rumors started swirling over the weekend that Rep. Mike Pence could be throwing his hat in the ring as well. Conservative leaders are certainly beating the drum for a Pence run. This week, Mr. Pence will receive a letter of support for a presidential bid from, among others, Dick Armey, a former Republican House majority leader; Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center; and Morton Blackwell, president of the Leadership Institute. There is also a petition circulating on the Internet...
  • Mike Pence for President

    01/17/2011 10:06:43 PM PST · by pissant · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/17/11 | K-Lo/Ralph Benko
    The America’s President Committee wants Indiana congressman Mike Pence to run for president. The group — which is made up of former Republican congressman Jim Ryun and Ralph Benko, a former Reagan-administration aide and author of the book The Websters’ Dictionary: How to Use the Web to Transform the World — has set up a new site, The Conservative Champion, dedicated to the concept of Pence for President. Benko spoke to NRO about the motivation behind the site. NRO: Why Mike Pence? BENKO: Mike Pence is extraordinary. He is across-the-board rock solid: He is pro-growth in a way I haven’t...
  • Rep. Pence to reintroduce Broadcaster Freedom Act

    01/17/2011 12:25:22 PM PST · by pissant · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/11 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Former House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) said today that he would soon reintroduce the Broadcaster Freedom Act, and that Congress should reject the idea of regulating political speech in the wake of the Arizona shooting over the weekend. Pence, who spoke on C-SPAN this morning, said his bill would prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from regulating content on the airwaves. In the last Congress, Pence introduced the Broadcaster Freedom Act of 2009, which would have prevented the FCC from requiring broadcasters to present opposing points of view, a concept known as the Fairness Doctrine.
  • Conservative group pushes Pence to run

    01/17/2011 12:23:23 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 1/17/11 | Domenico Montenero
    Domenico Montanaro writes: A group of conservatives are pushing Indiana Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) to run for president in 2012. America's President Committee kicks off today with a signature drive to get Pence, who's popular with social conservatives, to launch a 2012 White House bid. Behind the group are former Kansas Congressman Jim Ryun and is coordinated by Ralph Benko, a former Reagan deputy counsel, who worked with the Bush administration's White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives. “Throughout his distinguished career, Mike Pence has demonstrated the ability to enthusiastically advance the cause of conservatives and constitutional, limited government...
  • Conservatives form movement to draft Rep. Mike Pence for president (what conservatives?)

    01/17/2011 11:01:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/11 | Susan Crabtree / Shane D'Aprile
    Two prominent conservatives have joined forces in an attempt to get Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) into the race for president. A Draft Pence for President movement launched Monday, led by conservative former Rep. Jim Ryun (R-Kan.) and Ralph Benko, who served as an adviser to President Reagan. The pair founded the American President’s Committee, a political action committee dedicated to promoting a Pence presidential bid through the website
  • Huckabee enjoys best net-favorable opinion with GOP voters

    01/10/2011 5:57:21 AM PST · by speciallybland · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/10/2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee enjoys the highest net-favorable impression with Republicans among potential candidates for president, a new poll said Monday. Huckabee is the Republican candidate with the largest margin between Republicans' favorable and unfavorable impression of him, a Gallup poll found, while other candidates struggled with low recognition rates. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich enjoys a 24 percent net-favorable rating at 24 percent, the poll found, followed by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 23 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 22 percent, Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) at 19 percent, Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) at 18 percent, former...