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Fallen marine laid to rest in Logansport

Sep 15, 2021
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Cpl. Humberto Sanchez was laid to rest Tuesday in Logansport.

Humberto “Bert” Sanchez was one of 13 U.S. service members killed during a bombing attack in Afghanistan in August while helping with evacuation efforts at the Kabul airport. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the funeral.


WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has announced the opening of his transition office in northern Virginia. The office will handle correspondence, scheduling requests, public statements and official activities for Pence and his wife, Karen. A spokesperson says the Pences are living in northern Virginia and have summer plans to move back to Indiana. Pence was Indiana's governor and represented the state in the U.S. House before he and Donald Trump were elected president and vice president in 2016. They were defeated in November by Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Harris Gives Sendoff To Pence On Capitol Steps

Jan 20, 2021
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Vice President Kamala Harris has now taken on a role that would have typically been performed by the outgoing president.

Harris and her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, stood on the U.S. Capitol steps Wednesday to bid farewell to her predecessor, former Vice President Mike Pence, and his wife, Karen.

The two couples stood and chatted for a few moments, even laughing, on the steps before the Pences got into a vehicle and were driven away.

Pence To Return To Indiana Following Biden Inauguration

Jan 19, 2021
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COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will be returning to his southern Indiana hometown Wednesday afternoon following the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. The Indiana Republican Party says the former Indiana governor and his wife Karen are expected to attend Biden’s inauguration and will then fly into the Columbus Municipal Airport, where they will be greeted by some supporters. Pence grew up in Columbus and some family members still live there.

Pence Sets Indiana Trip To Discuss Coronavirus Vaccine

Dec 11, 2020
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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has scheduled an Indiana trip to discuss coronavirus vaccines as federal officials are expected to soon authorize the first such vaccine for widespread use. Pence's office announced Friday that he would travel on Tuesday to Bloomington, where he will tour a vaccine production facility and lead a roundtable discussion about the vaccination campaign against the COVID-19 outbreak that has killed close to 300,000 Americans.


WASHINGTON (AP) — For Vice President Mike Pence, a second term for President Donald Trump would have been a ticket to Republican frontrunner status for 2024. But with Trump’s loss, Pence is contending with the reality of a far more uncertain future. And the vice president's situation is made even more complicated by Trump’s refusal to accept his defeat and his private flirtations with running again himself four years from now. Pence is widely believed to harbor his own presidential ambitions, though he has always been guarded when asked publicly about his plans.

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Vice President Pence and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris are debating in Salt Lake City. Their only face-off of the 2020 campaign comes with a wave of uncertainty with President Trump undergoing treatment for COVID-19. Follow live updates and fact-checks on the debate.


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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Michigan’s top election official a “Democrat Trump Hater” after the state mistakenly created overseas absentee ballots that didn’t list Vice President Mike Pence. The ballots instead paired Trump, a Republican, with Jeremy “Spike” Cohen of the Libertarian Party. The Michigan secretary of state office acknowledged that as many as 400 ballots downloaded by local election clerks may have been erroneous. But the state said the problem was fixed within 90 minutes Tuesday.

Rep. Greg Pence Criticized For Racist Items Sold At His Mall

Jul 31, 2020
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EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Greg Pence is coming under criticism for allowing the sale of objects with racist depictions of African Americans at a sprawling  antiques mall he owns with his wife. The issue has taken on particular significance amid a national reckoning on race. The Exit 76 Antique Mall in Edinburgh, Indiana, has more than 4 million items for sale by the merchants who rent booths from the Pences. Sprinkled throughout the mall are dozens of objects that trade in Jim Crow-era caricatures and stereotypes. Pence's Democratic challenger drew attention to the objects recently.

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Vice President Mike Pence has come under fire after video of him delivering personal protective equipment (PPE) to a Virginia nursing home caught him asking to carry empty boxes "for the camera."

Pence To Visit Kokomo GM Plant To Highlight Ventilators

Apr 22, 2020
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KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Kokomo next week to highlight the production of ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic. Pence’s office announced Wednesday that the former Indiana governor on April 30 will visit a General Motors electronics plant that has been retooled to make the medical devices. Additional details will be released later. On March 18, GM began working with Seattle-area ventilator maker Ventec Life Systems to increase the company’s production.

The Life of Mike Pence, With Author Tom LoBianco

Oct 1, 2019
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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?

President Of Taylor University Resigns

Jun 24, 2019

Taylor University’s president is resigning after three years leading the small, Christian school in Upland.  The university made national news this year for its choice of graduation speaker.

Pence To Speak At Taylor University's Graduation

Apr 11, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence will head back to Indiana in mid-May to speak at Taylor University’s graduation ceremonies.

Pence is a native Hoosier and served as both Governor of Indiana and as a US Representative for the state’s 6th District.

In a statement, Taylor University president Paul Lowell Haines says Pence has been a friend to the school for many years, and is “a Christian brother whose life and values have exemplified what we strive to instill in our graduates.”

Commencement at Notre Dame

May 26, 2017
Sid Shroyer

The last time I attended a Notre Dame commencement was also as a reporter, in 1981, inside the A-C-C, and President Ronald Reagan was the honored guest. It was his first trip out of Washington after he was shot and the mood was warm. He delivered a broad, philosophically conservative message, but the speech was a talk, humane, and his presence belied his reputation as an ideologue.

Thomas says he'll appeal to the average Republican voter by advertising himself as an alternative candidate more focused on fixing what's wrong with Indiana.

Gov. Pence could face a tougher election bid than he did in 2012.

State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, will face John Gregg in the 2016 Democratic primary.

In a statement, the governor said the decision came after "thorough review of the preliminary planning and careful consideration of the concerns expressed."

Lawmakers say the bill that would allow Pence to run for both governor and president in 2016 likely won't even get a hearing in the state Senate.

The $200 million is part of a fund the legislature set up in 2013.

Gov. Mike Pence says he will discuss the notion with his family and announce his decision sometime after the 2015 legislative session.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and his family are touring holy sites in Israel before the governor begins a three-day trade mission.

Families and private schools get $4,800 per student from the state’s voucher program. Governor Pence's proposal would eliminate that cap entirely.

Indiana Governor Mike Pence has been negotiating with the federal government over expanding the Healthy Indiana Plan.

Loretta Rush took the oath of office Monday, becoming the states first female Supreme Court chief justice.

Gov. Mike Pence wants additional information about the 245 children who have been sent to Indiana after illegally crossing the U.S./Mexico border.