Vice President Mike Pence

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

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Today:  Our colleague Michael Puente from Chicago Public Radio WBEZ sent along his recent "Off Mic" conversation with Andy Downs, the executive director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at Purdue University Fort Wayne, on the political futures of Vice President (and former Governor) Mike Pence and former South Bend Mayor (and presidential primary candidate) Pete Buttigieg.  We bring it to you, along with conversations from northwest Indiana's minority business community on "Neighborhood Voice" and another conversation from the Welcome Project at Valparaiso Univeity.  Today's conversation is with a well-known Gary public official.

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Vice President Mike Pence was back home again in Indiana Thursday to visit a General Motors plant in Kokomo.

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.

Pence Speaks On Workforce Policy In Indianapolis

Nov 20, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence made no mention of the ongoing impeachment inquiry during a speech in Indianapolis Wednesday night. Instead, he highlighted several Trump administration workforce policies.

 

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?

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?

Vice President Mike Pence is pushing voters to contact their members of Congress about support for the proposed trade deal between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, known as the USMCA.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke to a crowd of hundreds at the American Legion’s national convention in Indianapolis Wednesday. He made a case for the Trump administration’s re-election in 2020. 

Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be in Indianapolis next week to speak at the American Legion national convention.

Vice President Pence planning Detroit, Indianapolis trips

Aug 16, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be heading to the Midwest next week, with speeches planned in Detroit and Indianapolis.

The Detroit Economic Club says Pence will speak to the organization Monday at the MotorCity Casino Hotel during an event rescheduled from earlier this month.

The former Indiana governor will then speak Wednesday during the American Legion's national convention in Indianapolis. He also addressed the military veterans group last year during its convention in Minneapolis.

Postcard: Commencement Day Controversy

May 20, 2019

When the private, Evangelical, Taylor University announced Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence would give the commencement speech this past weekend, the backlash was almost immediate.

WBOI’s Barb Anguiano spent commencement day on campus gathering varying opinions about the Vice President’s visit.

U.S. Vice President and former Indiana Gov. Mike Pence warned graduates at Taylor University’s commencement Saturday morning they should be “prepared to stand up” in the face of “opposition” to their religious beliefs.

Pence To Speak At Taylor University Graduation

May 17, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence is set to deliver the commencement address at Taylor University in Upland Saturday.

Buttigieg goes from cordial to critical of Pence on campaign

Apr 12, 2019
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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.

Pence Visits Indiana, Talks Trade With Hoosier Farmers

Apr 4, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence meets with Indiana farmers at Lamb Farms Thursday afternoon to discuss trade issues. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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Vice President Mike Pence made a visit to Indiana Thursday afternoon to chat with farmers affected by the Trump administration’s policies – trade was the key topic.

Trump, Pence, Braun Rally Voters In Indianapolis

Nov 2, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed thousands at an Indianapolis high school Friday in a bid to energize voters days before the mid-term elections.

Biden, Pence rally Indiana voters in fierce Senate race

Oct 16, 2018
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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.

As former Vice President Joe Biden campaigned for U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) in northwest Indiana Friday, current Vice President – and former Governor – Mike Pence told a room full of Republicans in Indianapolis why they should elect Donnelly’s GOP opponent Mike Braun. 

Pence was the keynote speaker at the state GOP fall fundraising dinner.

Much of Pence’s speech focused on the Trump administration and its efforts. He also made sure to note his predecessor’s trip to Indiana to stump for Donnelly.

Vice President Mike Pence was in Indianapolis Friday at a discussion for an America First Policies event.

Before his speech, he took a moment to recognize those killed in a mass shooting at a school in Texas. Pence shared message to victims and their families in Santa Fe, Texas: “your grief is our grief.” 

Global Tech Firm Announces Expanded Indiana Jobs Plans

Apr 26, 2018

Global tech firm Infosys announced Thursday it will create more Hoosier jobs than originally planned – now 3,000 in total at its North American training center, based in Indianapolis.

Vice President Mike Pence attended the announcement after a central Indiana political event on tax reform was postponed until after the state’s May primary election.

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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.

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Today:  on this Reporters' Roundtable Thursday, we call on LaPorte "Herald Argus" and Michigan City "News Dispatch" reporter Jon Gard for his stories published and posted this week, as well as stories from "Post-Tribune" reporter Greg Tejeda.    And we have, on the phone from Brown County, "Howey Politics Indiana" creator and editor Brian Howey for a look at politics around the state and country.

Pence Visits Indiana To Push Tax Reform, Pressure Sen. Donnelly

Nov 9, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence made his second official visit to Indiana in a month Thursday for a roundtable discussion with Gov. Eric Holcomb, Sen. Todd Young and a group of small business owners.

It was held on stage at TKO Graphix, a custom graphics manufacturer on the west side of Indianapolis.

Pence used the trip to continue a push for bipartisan support on tax reform. He says the administration wants to lower taxes on working families, small businesses and family farms.

Pence Offers Few Details On Tax Reform During Visit To Anderson

Sep 22, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence returned to Indiana Friday to call for federal tax reform. And, as expected, Pence asked all of Indiana’s Congressional delegation – including Democrat, Sen. Joe Donnelly – to support the efforts.

Pence gave no details about specific ways to reform the federal tax code at an appearance in Anderson. He says taxes would be lower for working families, small businesses and family farms – a line Hoosiers will remember from his term as governor. Pence says President Donald Trump will sign a tax cut by the end of the year, with one goal in mind.

Indiana’s business community is waiting to see how federal tax reform plans, set for release next week, might impact their companies and workers.

At a roundtable in Indianapolis on Thursday, business leaders said they want to communicate to their workers and the public that lowering America’s corporate tax rate will be good for more than just executive paychecks.

Vice President Mike Pence returned home to Indiana for a reveal of his official gubernatorial portrait.

Pence leans against his desk with his hands crossed in his portrait, an open Bible to his right with a photo of his wife and children, and on his left a stack of law books, and the United States and Indiana flags behind him.

Each portion of the portrait has significance to Pence, including a stack of law books that belonged to his father, that now are with him in Washington, D.C.

Pence Talks Anti-Violence Efforts At Indy Luncheon

Aug 11, 2017

Talking about violent crime in cities like Indianapolis, Vice President Pence says "We can't just arrest our way out of the problem, we've got to create opportunities for people." (Photo by Drew Daudelin)


Vice President Mike Pence visited Indiana Friday. He was the keynote speaker at a luncheon for The Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition, a nonprofit focused on reducing violent crime.

Ten Point President Charles Harrison says they want resources to help citizens police their own communities.

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"Howey Politics Indiana" creator and publisher Brian Howey wrote a column for his newsletter this week that looks at how former Governor - now Vice President - Mike Pence views his career in the context of the Trump administration.  Brian came on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about it.

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Today:  a conversation with Elizabeth Burden about an Indiana Parenting Institute-sponsored discussion Friday morning in Merrillville on the issue of substance abuse's impact on families.  The two-hour event begins at 10:00 a.m. at the IBEW Local 697 hall on Mississippi Street.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore has more on a decision by the Lake County Council to approve a vendor's bill for food for the County Jail as they review the Sheriff's Department bookkeeping procedures.