Mike Pence


Former Vice President Mike Pence has undergone surgery to have a pacemaker implanted.

Bente Bouthier / WTIU/WFIU News

Now-former Vice President Mike Pence flew to his hometown Columbus, Ind., today after attending President Joe Biden’s inauguration­.

Vice President Pence talked with NPR's Steve Inskeep at the White House Tuesday about the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Pence is leading the administration's task force in charge of responding to the threat.


Vice President Mike Pence describes himself as "a Christian, a Conservative, and Republican...in that order." In his new book "Piety and Power," author Tom LoBianco describes a man who struggles with the tension between faith and ambition. How do those competing forces influence his life? And now, as Vice President, the lives of Americans?

Buttigieg goes from cordial to critical of Pence on campaign

Apr 12, 2019
Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune via AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg blasts Vice President Mike Pence's cultural and religious conservatism. But as the mayor of Indiana's fourth largest city, his tone toward the state's Republican former governor was more muted.

Biden, Pence rally Indiana voters in fierce Senate race

Oct 16, 2018
Samantha Horton / IPB News

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought his blue-collar appeal to a Democratic stronghold of Indiana on Friday, heaping praise on Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly as the kind of guy who keeps his word, puts country over party — and would have his back in a street fight.

Around the same time, current Vice President Mike Pence was rallying for Donnelly's opponent, Mike Braun, in Indianapolis.

Barbara Brosher / WTIU/WFIU

The rain didn’t stop people from coming out to the first Pride Festival in Vice President Mike Pence’s hometown of Columbus Saturday.

The city closed off several blocks of 4th Street for the event, which featured information booths, Pride merchandise and live entertainment.

Governor's Office

Indiana's new Governor, Eric Holcomb, held his first news conference last week -- one month after being sworn into office.   Andy Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics joined us on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday to talk about that first official meeting with the media. 

House Votes To Override Pence Vetoes

Feb 9, 2017


The House voted to overrule Mike Pence’s last vetoes as governor.

Lawmakers last session approved a bill to delay any new state environmental regulations that are stricter than federal rules, except in emergencies. Pence vetoed that measure last year.

But now, House lawmakers voted 65 to 29 to override that veto.

Howey Politics Indiana

By: Chris Nolte

January 10, 2017 -- "Regionally Speaking," Lakeshore Public Radio

INDIANAPOLIS -- "Howey Politics Indiana" recently released its 2017 "Power 50 List" of Hoosier political movers and shakers. 

"HPI" creator and editor-publisher Brian Howey came on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday to talk about his latest list, which includes several prominent northwest Indiana residents who have been on past "Power 50 Lists."   Here's the conversation.

Appeals Court Rules For Pence In Open Records Suit

Jan 9, 2017


The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday that former Gov. Mike Pence did not have to disclose certain documents related to challenging President Obama’s immigration orders.

Pence, using outside counsel, joined in a 2014 Texas lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Indianapolis attorney William Groth filed a request under Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act, or APRA, to view communications and documents related to that decision.