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What Do These Guys Have to Smile About? Their New Pics

Official portraits of Trump, Pence released after long delay

(Newser) - Check out President Trump's Twitter pages—both the official @POTUS account and his personal handle —and his avatar is the picture of squinting seriousness. But both he and VP Mike Pence are showing off their pearly whites in their new official portraits, released Tuesday and now circulating online... More »

9 VPs Have 'Assumed' the Presidency. What If He's 10?

Jane Mayer takes a long look at Mike Pence for the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Of the 48 men to have served as vice president of the United States, nine have "assumed the presidency" due to death or a resignation, observes Jane Mayer in what Axios reports is a 16-page New Yorker piece on the current VP. Of the likelihood that Mike Pence could... More »

Mike Pence: Flight 93 Heroes Saved My Life

VP recalls 'longest 12 minutes of my life' on 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - VP Mike Pence paid homage to the "heroes of Flight 93 " Monday during a ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., but his speech had an unusually personal note: He thinks the passengers who brought down the plane on Sept. 11, 2001, saved his life. Pence recalled being a new member... More »

Top Moments of the VP Debate

Highlights of the Mike Pence-Tim Kaine faceoff

(Newser) - Moderator Elaine Quijano did her best to keep the candidates in check at Tuesday's vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., and it was a night of plenty of interruptions, aggressive challenges, and spirited defenses as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine finally met... More »

Pence: 'Really Conservative and Mostly Unknown'

Everything you need to know about Trump's new running mate

(Newser) - Donald Trump made it official Friday: Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will be his running mate when he attempts to stop another Clinton from sitting in the White House this November. Here's what you need to know about the vice presidential candidate: More »

Trump Delays VP Announcement After Attack in Nice

He says he still hasn't made a 'final, final' choice

(Newser) - Donald Trump had planned to reveal his VP pick at a Friday morning news conference but the big announcement has been put on hold. "In light of the horrible attack in Nice, France, I have postponed tomorrow's news conference," Trump tweeted Thursday night as news of the... More »

Newt Gingrich Out at Fox Thanks to VP Speculation

Meanwhile, here's who Hillary is vetting

(Newser) - Fox News says it is suspending its contributor agreement with Newt Gingrich "due to the intense media speculation" about him as a potential vice presidential candidate of Republican Donald Trump. Jay Wallace, executive vice president of news at Fox, said Tuesday the network thought it was best to stop... More »

Being Trump's VP Would Make Sense for Pence

For one thing, it gets him out of a tough re-election fight

(Newser) - People who bet money on such things say Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the big favorite to be Donald Trump's running mate, reports MarketWatch . And Pence will be with Trump Tuesday at a campaign stop in the state, notes the Indianapolis Star . At the National Review , Eliana Johnson gets... More »

If Clinton Wants to Be Bold, This VP Pick Would Do It

Columnist makes the case for Sheryl Sandberg

(Newser) - The smart money is on Hillary Clinton making a predictable pick for her running mate—think Tim Kaine or Sherrod Brown, or perhaps Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, or Julian Castro, writes William Whalen at RealClearPolitics . But Whalen suggests another name that doesn't appear on the regular short lists: Facebook... More »

Warren Plans to Endorse Clinton, Hasn't Ruled Out Vice President

And Clinton is open to an all-woman ticket

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren—notably the only female senator not to endorse Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders—plans to officially back Clinton in the coming weeks, Reuters reports. An endorsement from Warren, who is popular with progressives, could bring Sanders' supporters over to Clinton's side. Reuters cites sources close to... More »

Fiorina Was Briefest VP Candidate in Modern History

She didn't even last as long as the guy receiving electroshock therapy

(Newser) - After Tuesday's Indiana primary, Carly Fiorina may not ever be vice president. But she does get to hold a slightly more ignominious title: briefest vice presidential candidate in modern US history. Fiorina was named Ted Cruz's pick for VP last Wednesday. On Tuesday, Cruz dropped out of the... More »

Gingrich for Trump's VP?

He's open to it, and on lots of short lists

(Newser) - With Donald Trump adding the title of "presumptive nominee" to his resume, the chatter about a potential running mate is increasing. Chris Christie, Ben Carson, and even MSNBC's Joe Scarborough are among the names popping up, but one in particular seems to be on most short lists: Newt... More »

Jeb on His VP: 'She Will Be a Great Partner'

Followed quickly by, 'did I say that out loud?'

(Newser) - A "did I just say that out loud?" moment in politics usually means someone's foot has been deftly inserted in someone's mouth, but in Jeb Bush's case, it may be a harbinger of a more gender-balanced campaign. Appearing at a town hall in Waterloo, Iowa, on... More »

Window 'Closed': Joe Biden Won't Run

Vice president finally announces his decision

(Newser) - The speculation is over: Joe Biden is NOT running for president. The vice president announced his decision at an afternoon press conference in the Rose Garden, with President Obama and wife Jill by his side, reports the Hill . "The window has closed," Biden said of his opportunity to... More »

What Really Happened When Reagan Got Shot

Secretary of State Al Haig said he was 'in control', but was he?

(Newser) - When President Reagan got shot, Secretary of State Al Haig stunned the nation by saying he was "in control"—but really someone else was about to be, the Dallas Morning News reports. Relying on White House tapes and interviews with people involved, the Morning News describes a "... More »

How About Obama as Hillary's VP?

Brian Beutler of the 'New Republic' lays out his 'modest proposal'

(Newser) - It may be tongue in cheek, but it sure is a talker: Brian Beutler of the New Republic lays out his Swiftian "modest proposal" that Hillary Clinton should make Barack Obama her running mate. The idea is that it would help a white woman pushing 70 attract the young... More »

Why Joe Biden's 2016 Comments Were Smart

He sent clear message to rivals that if Hillary's out, he's No. 1

(Newser) - Joe Biden took some grief this week after telling CNN that "there's no obvious reason why I think I should not run" in 2016. To which the world of pundits replied, hasn't this guy heard of Hillary Clinton? (A poll by ABC and the Washington Post gives... More »

Biden Buys Lunch—After Borrowing 10 Bucks

VP comes up a little short at DC sandwich shop

(Newser) - When the vice president makes a surprise stop at a sandwich shop to buy lunch, it's sure to make a few headlines. When said VP comes up short on cash and needs to borrow $10 from an aide, it's sure to make a lot more headlines. Such is... More »

Rolling Stone Interviewer: Biden's Serious About 2016

Douglas Brinkley thinks a run makes sense, whatever Hillary Clinton does

(Newser) - Rolling Stone is out with an interview of Joe Biden in which the VP talks about everything from gun laws (he's confident on background checks), his relationship with President Obama (close—"I spend an average of four to five hours a day with him, every single day"... More »

Biden: No Plans to Return Part of Salary

VP drawing attention for not joining DC's give-back parade

(Newser) - Sequester politics have taken a weird turn. Joe Biden is now the subject of a spate of negative-sounding headlines because he isn't returning part of his salary in solidarity with federal workers about to be furloughed. (See this headline at CBS News or this one at Reuters .) President... More »

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