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  • Which candidate do you trust the most?

    09/27/2016 5:58:49 AM PDT · by digger48 · 7 replies
    WISH ^ | September 27, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Monday night was the first Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. 24-Hour News 8 wants to know which candidate you trust the most, who you think has the best plans for the country, and who you think won the debate?
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 September 2016

    09/25/2016 4:36:39 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 126 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 25th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence; Joe Benenson, chief strategist for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Clinton Campaign Chair John Podesta, Trump adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn (Ret.) FACE THE NATION (CBS): Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence; House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. THIS WEEK (ABC): Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway; Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook; Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson;...
  • Entire Indiana Fever Team Kneels During Anthem Before Playoff Game

    09/22/2016 2:20:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 21, 2016 | Jonah Engel Bromwich
    The latest round of athlete protests during the playing of the national anthem came Wednesday against the backdrop of recent fatal shootings of black men by the police in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C. Before a win-or-go-home W.N.B.A. playoff game against the Phoenix Mercury in Indianapolis on Wednesday, every Indiana Fever player knelt and linked arms as the national anthem played. They were joined by two Mercury players, Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone. The other Mercury players remained standing. Even given the high stakes of the game, Fever Coach Stephanie White told her players that she had been proud to...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 18 September 2016

    09/18/2016 5:02:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 258 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 18 September 2016 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sep 18th, 2016 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kaine; Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Kaine, Conway; Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee; Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga.THIS WEEK (ABC): Kaine; Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Kaine; Christie.
  • Indiana: State Police investigating voter fraud

    09/15/2016 1:23:39 PM PDT · by bagadonutz · 11 replies
    The Indiana State Police are investigating an allegation of suspicious and fraudulent voter registration information being submitted to the Hendricks County Clerk’s Office and the Marion County Voter Registration Office. This investigation began in late August and state police detectives have consulted with the Indiana Secretary of State Office about the investigation, since that office is charged with keeping statewide voter registration information. The Indiana State Police does not normally speak to specific information of ongoing investigations. However, due to the potential impact these allegations may have on individual voters we are sharing the following information: At the time of...
  • Rebranding Common Core

    09/14/2016 7:27:10 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 32 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The unpopularity of the Common Core educational standards is not causing its proponents to rethink it but to rebrand it. "In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math and English language arts," Joy Pullmann writes in the second edition of Common Core: A Bad Choice for America, published by the Heartland Institute. "Five years later, three in five Americans said they don’t know if Common Core is in their local schools." "While 25 states have...
  • Pence, 2 Indiana officials being sued by transgendered man

    09/13/2016 5:08:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH | September 13, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence and two other Indiana officials are being sued by a transgender immigrant from Mexico who was granted asylum in the United States in 2015. According to court documents, the plaintiff is suing Pence, Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge for enforcing a state law that denies him the right to change his legal name. The suit was filed by lawyers at the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The law, which was signed by the Governor of Indiana on March 17, 2010 and went into effect on...
  • ITT Educational Services, Inc. to Cease Operations at all ITT Technical Institutes

    09/06/2016 7:33:44 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 55 replies
    ittesi.com ^ | 9-6-16 | ITT
    "It is with profound regret that we must report that ITT Educational Services, Inc. will discontinue academic operations at all of its ITT Technical Institutes permanently after approximately 50 years of continuous service. With what we believe is a complete disregard by the U.S. Department of Education for due process to the company, hundreds of thousands of current students and alumni and more than 8,000 employees will be negatively affected. The actions of and sanctions from the U.S. Department of Education have forced us to cease operations of the ITT Technical Institutes, and we will not be offering our September...
  • Trump winning big in Indiana

    09/05/2016 10:30:30 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 6 replies
    wish tc.com ^ | 9/5/2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2016 Presidential campaign entered the home stretch on Monday as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on the battleground state of Ohio. Meantime, the race in Indiana is all but over. Donald Trump is popular in the state and the addition of Mike Pence to the GOP ticket has made him even more popular. A new poll published by Reuters shows that Indiana is likely out of reach for Hillary Clinton. It shows Trump with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana if the election were held now. Hillary Clinton would receive just 32 percent....
  • Trump winning big in Indiana

    09/05/2016 2:24:20 PM PDT · by digger48 · 30 replies
    WISH ^ | September 5, 2016 | Jim Shella
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The 2016 Presidential campaign entered the home stretch on Monday as both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on the battleground state of Ohio. Meantime, the race in Indiana is all but over. Donald Trump is popular in the state and the addition of Mike Pence to the GOP ticket has made him even more popular. A new poll published by Reuters shows that Indiana is likely out of reach for Hillary Clinton. It shows Trump with 56 percent of the vote in Indiana if the election were held now. Hillary Clinton would receive just 32 percent....
  • VIDEO: Would-be Trump sign thief foiled by booby trap, ‘faceplants’ in yard

    09/03/2016 9:23:39 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 78 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 9/3/2016 | Kyle Olson
    An Indiana homeowner set up a security camera to catch a thief stealing his Donald Trump yard signs — but he also captured a moment of Karma, as well. The Indianapolis resident, who didn’t want to be identified, caught a woman trespassing and grabbing his signs on Thursday. But it also caught her taking a spill when she didn’t realize the booby trapped sign was tied to the house.
  • UIndy evacuates campus due to possible bomb threat

    09/01/2016 1:44:10 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 3 replies
    WTHR.com ^ | September 1, 2016
    INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - The University of Indianapolis has evacuated campus due to a possible bomb threat. The university sent out an alert to staff and students and posted on social media about the threat around 4:20 p.m. Thursday. In a pair of tweets, the university ordered the "immediate" evacuation of campus.
  • Mike Pence wants to keep Syrian refugees out of Indiana. They’re coming anyway

    08/31/2016 7:43:52 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 August 2016 | Katie Zezima
    After a terrorist attack in Paris last year carried out in part by Islamist terrorists who masqueraded as migrants, Gov. Mike Pence directed all state agencies to halt the resettlement of Syrian refugees here in Indiana. Pence is now running on the Republican presidential ticket with Donald Trump, who has called for a temporary ban on Muslims coming into the United States, halting immigration from unspecified countries and sending Syrian refugees back to their war-torn homeland. During the campaign, Pence has also boasted about his move to block refugees in his state. “In Indiana, we suspended the Syrian refugee program...
  • Why an emblematic American city has turned to Trump

    08/30/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2016 | Timothy Aeppel
    White working-class men used to be a major political and economic force in Muncie, Indiana. After years of eroding prosperity and dwindling power, they think they’ve found their champion. MUNCIE, Indiana – One night a month, retired auto workers shuffle into a former elementary school classroom here to discuss their legal fight against the company that cancelled their health care benefits seven years ago. But the conversation often turns quickly to presidential politics. “It can get pretty heated,” says Gerald Poor, the group’s 77-year-old president, of their political discussions. “I call it to order if it gets out of hand.”...
  • Indiana man mistakenly shot by cop: 'Why did you shoot me?' (homeowner shot)

    08/27/2016 9:54:49 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 31 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2016 | AP
    An Indianapolis man who was mistakenly shot by a police officer responding to an armed robbery said Friday that he didn't know officers had arrived at his home until he was blinded by their flashlights after being shot. Carl Williams, a 48-year-old postal worker, said at a news conference that he was in his garage with his handgun at his right side early Tuesday awaiting police when he was shot, apparently just as officers were arriving.
  • New Tornado Warning for Northern Shelby, Southern Hancock, and Rush County, Indiana

    08/24/2016 12:27:51 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 164 replies
    weather.gov ^ | August 24, 2016
    TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR KOKOMO... ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM EDT FOR EASTERN HOWARD COUNTY... AT 324 PM EDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND DESTRUCTIVE TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER KOKOMO...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. TORNADO EMERGENCY FOR KOKOMO. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION. TAKE COVER NOW! HAZARD...DEADLY TORNADO. SOURCE...LAW ENFORCEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO. IMPACT...YOU ARE IN A LIFE-THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS MAY BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO HOMES... BUSINESSES...AND VEHICLES IS LIKELY AND COMPLETE DESTRUCTION IS POSSIBLE. THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR... GREENTOWN AROUND 340 PM EDT.
  • The Incredible Life of Lew Wallace, Civil War General and Author of Ben Hur

    08/20/2016 5:56:01 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Slate.com ^ | MARCH 26 2013 | John Swansburg
    The incredible story of how a disgraced Civil War general became one of the best-selling novelists in American history. Lew Wallace was making conversation with the other gentlemen in his sleeper car when a man in a nightgown appeared in the doorway. The train was bound for Indianapolis and the Third National Soldiers Reunion, where thousands of Union Army veterans planned to rally, reminisce, and march in a parade the New York Times would later describe as “the grandest street display ever seen in the United States.” It was Sept. 19, 1876, more than a decade since the Civil War...
  • Six Notre Dame football players arrested on battery, drug and gun charges

    08/20/2016 10:53:10 AM PDT · by VideoPaul · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/20/2016 | LaMond Pope
    Five Notre Dame football players were arrested with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana on Friday, according to the Indiana State Police. A sixth football player was arrested after a separate incident at a South Bend bar, according to multiple reports. Starting safety Max Redfield, linebacker Te’Von Coney, wide receiver Kevin Stepherson, running back Dexter Williams and defensive back Ashton White were charged in the marijuana incident. Redfield, Stepherson and Williams face additional charges for possession of a handgun without a license, according to the police. In a separate incident, cornerback Devin Butler was arrested on suspicion of battery, according to...
  • Restaurant removing billboards referencing US-Mexico wall

    08/18/2016 5:14:08 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 28 replies
    WNDU ^ | Aug 18, 2016 | AP
    <p>South Bend, Ind. -- A restaurant chain is removing billboards referencing a proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.</p> <p>Referring to a campaign promise by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Hacienda Mexican Restaurant's signs proclaimed it has "The Best Mexican Food This Side Of The Wall."</p>
  • Man shot during prayer vigil for teen killed night before

    08/15/2016 5:04:41 AM PDT · by digger48 · 9 replies
    WISH ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff Reports
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police say a man was shot Sunday night during a prayer vigil for a teen killed at the same Indianapolis gas station the night before. Indianapolis police were called to the Conoco gas station in the 4100 block of 16th Street around 9:20 p.m. Sunday. Officers found a 53-year-old man shot inside a vehicle. He was taken to Sidney & Lois Eskanazi Hospital in critical condition. A 16-year-old boy was killed at the same location Saturday night. Police have not released suspect information for either shooting.
  • Mike Pence, in Waukesha, said Donald Trump will shake out the full potential of the American people

    07/27/2016 7:33:30 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 13 replies
    Fox 6 Now ^ | July 27, 2016 | Bret Lemoine and Ashley Sears
    WAUKESHA -- It’s arguably the “red” heart of the Republican Party in Wisconsin, and on Wednesday night, July 27th, Waukesha played host to the first solo campaign stop of Gov. Mike Pence -- Donald Trump's running mate. The Indiana Republican spoke for about 30 minutes Wednesday at the Waukesha County Expo Center.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, Indiana ~ 26 JULY 2016

    07/25/2016 5:54:58 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 89 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, IndianaThe Atterbury-Muscatatuck boundaries encompass more than 35, 000 acres of training and maneuver space. Within Johnson, Bartholomew, and Brown counties is Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana, and armed forces reserve training area operated by the Indiana National Guard. The base supports active duty and reserve component training, as well as other local, state, or federal training. Regional National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Joint Staff and other military and civilian organizations also use Atterbury’s facilities. Atterbury’s Advanced Urban Training Facility,...
  • 14 dogs die after truck’s air conditioning unit fails

    07/24/2016 5:46:45 PM PDT · by digger48 · 39 replies
    WISH ^ | uly 24, 2016 | Rod Hissong
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE) – Investigators in St. Joseph County are looking into the deaths of 14 dogs in South Bend for an American Kennel Club dog show, according to the South Bend Tribune. The paper reported a box truck belonging to Lakesyde Kennels and Handling of Wellington, Ohio was parked at a hotel in Roseland. The truck’s owner had brought several dogs to the dog show and was keeping them in the truck with a functioning air conditioning unit. The truck was plugged into an outlet at the hotel to keep the unit running. The operator of the truck,...
  • Suspects picked the wrong county to throw rocks

    07/23/2016 1:10:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Greencastle Banner-Graphic ^ | July 22, 2016 | Eric Bernsee
    When communication about the unspeakable stupidity of the recent U.S. 231 rock-throwing incidents first popped into my email inbox a couple months back, the subject line made me gasp. "Rock throwing arrests," read the line heralding arrival of an email from Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, a likable former deputy prosecutor for Putnam County who still keeps in contact. Before I could even click to open it, my heart was pounding and my mind went to thoughts like, "Oh, my god they finally caught those guys." However, it was a leap of faith to a wrong conclusion. Instead we have...
  • 'Hate Cops?' billboard causes uproar in Indiana

    A billboard in Indiana has caused some controversy in the wake of the high-profile police killings and officer-involved shooting deaths of African-American men. The electronic billboard in Muncie caught the eyes of plenty of people around the town Saturday and one person described it as “vulgar” and “discriminatory.” It read “Hate cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead.” Megan Thomas told The Star Press on Sunday that she noticed the sign while walking with her niece. She said she was offended by the message, which she alleged was "vulgar, discriminatory to many different classes of people in...
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indiana’s Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Indiana ~ 19 JULY 2016

    07/18/2016 5:34:24 PM PDT · by laurenmarlowe · 96 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Indiana  Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division is the principal tenant command located at Naval Support Activity Crane. NSA Crane is a United States Navy installation located approximately 25 miles southwest of Bloomington, Indiana and predominantly located in Martin County, but small parts also extend into Greene and Lawrence counties. It was originally established in 1941 under the Bureau of Ordnance as the Naval Ammunition Depot for production, testing, and storage of ordnance under the first supplemental Defense Appropriation Act. The base is named after...
  • Six Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics to close as patient numbers plummet

    07/18/2016 5:47:05 PM PDT · by Coleus · 17 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 07.15.16 | Lisa Bourne
    Six Indiana Planned Parenthood facilities are set to close by the end of this year, beginning with its Muncie location shuttering today, and its Terre Haute facility next Friday, July 20.  Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is “restructuring to better serve patients” the abortion giant announced Thursday.  In addition to Muncie and Terre Haute, the Valparaiso site will close July 21, according to the announcement; the Fishers location on July 26; Avon is closing August 30; and East Chicago will cease operations by December 15. The latter four sites are expected to merge with other PPINK locales “with...
  • Photo: Children pray for safety of IMPD dad, other officers (Pence Home State)

    07/18/2016 6:23:31 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 9 replies
    wishtv ^ | 7/17 | Hanlon
    IMPD shared this photo of kids praying next to a department vehicle Sunday, July 17, 2016.(Photo Courtesy: IMPD) INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shared an emotional photo online in the wake of recent officer shootings. The poignant picture shows two children dressed as police officers kneeling in prayer next to an IMPD car. It was shared hours after three police officers were killed Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “Praying their father and all police officers return home safely,” the department captioned the photo on Facebook and Twitter. As of Sunday evening, it’s been shared nearly 1,200...
  • Pence eats at Chili’s in NY, Twitter erupts

    07/17/2016 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 112 replies
    WISH TV ^ | 16 JULY 2016 | JOHN HANLON
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Shortly after being officially introduced as Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was trending on Twitter — but it had nothing to do with politics. Pence posted a photo of his family eating at a Chili’s restaurant in New York, prompting a storm of tweets.
  • Man accused of killing 2 construction workers found guilty

    07/17/2016 8:12:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    WISH TV ^ | July 13, 2016 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A man accused of crashing into a construction zone and killing two workers was found guilty Wednesday. Indiana State Police said on May 9, 2014, Jordan Stafford of Fortville, 22 at the time, crashed his pickup into an arrow board and into two construction workers who were clearing cones to open a lane for the morning’s rush hour traffic. The construction zone was located on Interstate 69 southbound between 82nd and 96th streets. Rieth-Riley Construction workers Coty DeMoss, 24, of Noblesville and Kenneth Duerson Jr., 49, of Indianapolis were both killed. Officials said DeMoss and Duerson were...
  • LIVE:Trump Press Conference 7/16/2016 @ The New York Hilton Midtown @ 10:30AM ET.

    07/16/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 556 replies
    Saturday, July 16, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be announcing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential Candidate for the November 2016 Election at a press conference. The event will take place in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. Live streaming coverage on RSBN begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: New York Hilton Midtown
  • Trump insists Pence was ‘my first choice from the start’

    07/16/2016 6:25:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 16, 2016 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Donald Trump on Saturday insisted Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was his first choice for a running mate, as reports emerge that he considered changing his VP pick at the last second. Trump called Pence “my first choice from start” in a tweet hyping Saturday’s joint press conference with the Indiana governor. Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Look forward to introducing Governor Mike Pence (who has done a spectacular job in the great State of Indiana). My first choice from start! 7:29 AM - 16 Jul 2016
  • Mike Pence’s Chicago Ties: His Irish Grandfather Settled On South Side

    07/15/2016 4:59:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 89 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | CRAIG DELLIMORE
    (CBS) – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was raised in the Hoosier state, but he says he has a strong, personal connection to Chicago. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports from the Loop. Pence says his grandfather emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland in 1923 and came to Chicago, where he drove a bus for 40 years. In a speech to the City Club of Chicago in December 2014, he said his parents grew up on the South Side.
  • TRUMP PICKS PENCE (NOW IT'S OFFICIAL!!)

    07/15/2016 7:53:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 493 replies
    twitter.com ^ | July 15, 2016
  • What Mike Pence Would Bring to a Trump-Pence Ticket

    07/15/2016 4:00:19 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 76 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 14 Jul 2016 | by Ken Klukowski
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would bring constitutional fidelity, conservative credentials, traditional faith, foreign policy, Washington know-how, and a calm, steady, Midwestern demeanor to a national ticket with Donald Trump, boosting the New York businessman with several types of voters that may prove to be the key to building an electoral coalition that could propel Trump into the White House. ... Pence began as an outsider who served 12 years in Congress and rose to leadership. Pence was an Indiana talk show host who took on the party establishment to get into Congress. Once there, he was regularly a thorn in...
  • [October 3, 2010]King: Pence is “best communicator” among House GOP (Audio) [2010]

    07/14/2016 9:05:07 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    http://www.radioiowa.com/ ^ | October 3, 2010 | O. Kay Henderson
    A Republican congressman who is considering both a bid for the White House and a campaign for governor in his home state of Indiana in 2012 made a trip to Iowa this past weekend. Indiana Congressman Mike Pence was the headliner at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition’s fall banquet in Des Moines.
  • Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate

    07/14/2016 7:50:28 PM PDT · by bd476 · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 hours ago 15 July 2016
    BBC: Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate If there's anything resembling a "safe" vice-presidential pick for Donald Trump, Mike Pence is it. He has executive experience as Indiana's governor and a strong legislative resume from his 12 years as a member of the US House of Representatives. While in Washington, he chaired the Republican Study Group, a coalition of hard-core conservatives, which gives him solid bona fides among the grass-roots Tea Party wing of the party that has occasional doubts about Mr Trump's ideological purity.Mr Pence also hails from the mid-west, which Mr Trump's team has...
  • Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP

    07/14/2016 7:19:54 PM PDT · by bd476 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm EDT | By Mark Hensch
    July 14, 2016, 08:57 pm The Hill Christie: Initial Cruz endorsement shouldn't ‘disqualify’ Pence from VP By Mark Hensch New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said he has no room to criticize fellow Trump vice president contender Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for initially endorsing Ted Cruz during the primaries. “I mean, he made a judgment at the time,” Christie told MSNBC in a Thursday interview. "You’d have to ask why he endorsed Ted Cruz at the time that he did. I don’t know. But I don’t think that should disqualify you. “Because if you had a different choice early in...
  • Donald Trump selects Mike Pence as VP

    07/14/2016 4:49:15 PM PDT · by bd476 · 127 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 7:42 PM ET, Thursday July 14, 2016 | By Eric Bradner, Dana Bash and MJ Lee, CNN
    (CNN) Donald Trump has called Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and offered him the vice presidential slot on his ticket, CNN has learned. Pence has accepted. The pick sets up a stark clash in styles: a brash presumptive nominee with a tendency to freelance into controversies alongside a cautious former congressional leader who's stuck close to conservative orthodoxy since starting his career in talk radio. Trump said Thursday evening he's postponing the official announcement, previously set for Friday morning...
  • Trump Campaign Denies Reports Mike Pence Picked as VP

    07/14/2016 10:45:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 220 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016B | Alex Swoyer
    Reports surfaced on Thursday afternoon that presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his vice president (VP). “As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump’s golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor’s mansion this week,” Roll Call notes, citing an anonymous Republican source for the report. The New York Times and CBS have also reported the pick is Pence. However, the Trump campaign is denying this is true. 1/2 A decision has not been made by Mr. Trump. He will be...
  • What a Pence VP pick would mean for Indiana’s race for governor

    07/14/2016 3:18:19 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Fox News, Channel 59 ^ | July 14, 2016 | Jessica Hayes
    If Mike Pence is chosen, he must drop out of the Indiana governor’s race. Indiana law does not allow a candidate’s name to appear on both the gubernatorial ballot and vice presidential ballot. To do that, either Pence or his lawyer must deliver that paperwork to the Secretary of State’s office by noon on Friday. Then, anyone else who wants to run for the governor’s seat will have the same Friday noon deadline to formally add their name. The Republican Party Committee then has 30 days to name a replacement candidate for the governor's race. A 12-vote majority of the...
  • What Mike Pence Would Bring To A Trump-Pence Ticket

    07/14/2016 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 51 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence would bring constitutional fidelity, conservative credentials, traditional faith, foreign policy, Washington know-how, and a calm, steady, Midwestern demeanor to a national ticket with Donald Trump, boosting the New York businessman with several types of voters that may prove to be the key to building an electoral coalition that could propel Trump into the White House.
  • Veepstakes: Scarborough Politely Trashes Pence, Makes Case for Christie

    07/14/2016 7:05:25 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 58 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough couldn’t have been kinder as he put the shiv into Mike Pence this morning. The opening segment of Morning Joe was devoted to the veepstakes, and Scarborough politely trashed Pence while making the case for Chris Christie. Scarborough went out of his way to praise Pence as an “able leader” and someone he likes. But he proceeded to say that Pence wasn’t “ready for prime time.” Joe broke out the deer-in-headlights metaphor and analogized Pence to previous running-mate “disasters.” On the other hand, Joe argued that Christie is someone who has been on the national stage, capable of...
  • Speakers at Donald Trump’s Convention: Tim Tebow, Peter Thiel, But No Sarah Palin?

    07/14/2016 12:23:43 AM PDT · by iowamark · 126 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 13, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    CLEVELAND — A night highlighting the tragedy in Benghazi, Libya. An appearance by onetime football star Tim Tebow. A presentation detailing former President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct. Donald J. Trump, the presumptive nominee, has been promising a different kind of Republican National Convention, and plans obtained by The New York Times show that he is eager to put his showbiz stamp on the party’s gathering, even as he struggles to attract A-list talent. The roster of speakers obtained by The Times, and confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning, reveals a lineup lacking many of the...
  • GOP Platform Committee Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

    07/13/2016 10:31:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 13, 2016 | 9:57 AM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    The Republican Party’s Platform Committee adopted a draft document Tuesday that not only recognizes the unborn child’s “fundamental right to life,” but also calls for defunding Planned Parenthood and states that the GOP will “not fund or subsidize health care which includes abortion coverage.” The draft platform still has to be adopted by the full GOP Convention, which will be held in Cleveland next week. The Platform Committee, which was chaired by Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) — who has a 100 percent pro-life voting record, according to the National Right to Life Committee — and dominated by social conservatives, adopted...
  • What Newt Gingrich Really Thinks of Donald Trump

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  • Trump Campaign Focusing on 17 States in General Election

    07/13/2016 8:18:16 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 21 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | July 6, 2016
    Donald Trump's political director, Jim Murphy, told House members that the campaign would focus on 17 states this fall, the Wall Street Journal reports. Included are 12 states Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012 (145 electoral votes) and five states Mitt Romney won in 2012. Not in the list are extreme longshots like California and New York, states Trump has previously indicated would be competitive for him.
  • Possible VP choices Newt Gingrich and Jeff Sessions head to Indiana

    07/13/2016 4:02:18 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Reena Flores
    Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich -- two other top candidates for the veep position -- were also spotted heading to Indianapolis Wednesday. According to CNN, Gingrich is meeting with Trump Wednesday at the ex-speaker's request. And Sessions, the first senator to endorse Trump, told CNN of a possible Trump gathering: "We'll have a visit, I think." According to a New York Times report, the sudden flurry of activity from VP contenders to Indiana could be due to mechanical problems from Trump's plane, which prevented the candidate from flying back to his home base in New...
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    07/12/2016 2:10:30 PM PDT · by FighttheEnemyWithin · 39 replies
    fox59 ^ | July 12, 2016