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Convention says “We like Mike!” during Pence’s VP acceptance speech

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND — Chants of “We like Mike!” filled the room when Speaker of the House Paul Ryan introduced Gov. Mike Pence as the vice presidential candidate. Wednesday night, Pence gave the biggest speech of his political career thus far on the national stage in Cleveland. Pence opened his speech at the […]

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Accusations of plagiarism swirl around Melania Trump’s convention speech

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com CLEVELAND – Melania Trump has kept a low profile during her husband’s campaign for the presidency, but now accusations of plagiarism surround her Republican National Convention speech that was expected to launch her into the spotlight. After she spoke to the thousands in attendance Monday night, commentators noticed similarities between a […]

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Decades after RFK’s Indianapolis speech, his message of hope is spread

By Jasmine Otam TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS ­– Hoosiers joined together at the Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Park Monday to pay tribute to a historic speech given in Indianapolis. On April 4, 1968—the night that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated—Robert F. Kennedy gave a speech at the corner of 17th and Broadway. Kennedy was campaigning […]

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Commentary: Obama reminds Republicans that he’s still the prez

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It’s good to be the president of the United States. That’s the big lesson from the State of the Union Address – his sixth – that Barack Obama delivered Tuesday night. Just 11 weeks after his Democratic Party got shellacked in the 2014 midterm election, Obama in his hour-long […]

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Live tweets add a little zing to Pence address

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — If the live feed of the governor’s State of the State address was too dry to swallow, viewers had a fiery alternative in the live tweets offered by a handful of Hoosiers. The Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus and House Republican Caucus relinquished hold of their twitter reigns and allowed a few […]

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Democrats pan Pence proposal for balanced budget amendment

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, called the governor’s plan for a balanced budget constitutional amendment “a solution in search of a problem.” Just minutes after Republican Gov. Mike Pence finished his third State of the State address, Pelath and other Democrats all but dismissed his idea. “We’ve […]

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Photo gallery: Pence delivers third State of State address

In his third State of the State address, Gov. Mike Pence called for a balanced budget amendment that he says will protect Indiana from a possible economic downturn and will show Hoosiers their tax dollars are being spent wisely. Read the story here.

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Presidential talk may bring new audience for Pence address on Tuesday

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The content and structure of Gov. Mike Pence’s State of the State address on Tuesday is likely to be similar to years’ past. The audience may not be. With a cloud of speculation surrounding Pence and the “will-he-or-won’t-he” debate on a possible presidential run, the Republican needs to be […]

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Pence considers suit to stop Obama immigration policies

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Thursday the state will consider suing the federal government to stop President Barack Obama’s new immigration policies from taking effect. In a statement, Pence – a possible candidate in the GOP presidential primary in 2016 – said state officials are evaluating Obama’s executive action, […]

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Pence: U.S., Japan should work out free-trade differences

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence worked to sell Japanese leaders Monday on new investment in Indiana, saying the “ties that bind our people are strong” and reinforced by shared values of integrity, hard work, tradition and modesty. But Pence – speaking to the 46th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference – ventured […]

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