Mike Pence

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Pence Hits AP for Printing Wife's Email

Accuses wire service of 'violating her privacy'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has sent the AP a sternly worded letter after the wire service published the current personal email address of Karen Pence, reports Politico . On Saturday, Pence tweeted a copy of the letter sent by his lawyer, accusing the AP of "violating her privacy and our security."... More »

Photo of Clinton Reading Ironic Headline Goes Viral

She was spotted reading about Vice President Pence's personal email

(Newser) - So long, "Hillary Clinton stares at BlackBerry." Hello, "Hillary Clinton stares at ironic newspaper headline." Reuters reports there's a new image of the former presidential candidate going viral after Clinton was photographed Friday on a plane looking at a copy of USA Today. The headline:... More »

Pence Used Personal Email for Official Business as Governor

And his AOL account was hacked, 'Indianapolis Star' report says

(Newser) - As governor of Indiana, now-VP Mike Pence "routinely" used his personal AOL email account to conduct public business, reports the Indianapolis Star , which obtained 29 pages of Pence emails via a public records request. Pence criticized Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign over her own email scandal, accusing... More »

Pence: ObamaCare 'Nightmare' Is About to End

'This is our time,' he tells CPAC

(Newser) - "Men and women of the conservative movement, this is our time," Vice President Mike Pence told the CPAC conference Thursday night. He promised that "America's ObamaCare nightmare is about to end" and slammed "liberal activists" for protesting at town hall meetings, NPR reports. "This... More »

Pence Pays Somber Visit to Nazi Camp

On first foreign tour, vice president stops by Dachau

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was joined by his wife, Karen Pence, and the couple's 23-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as... More »

Pence Tells NATO Allies to Pay More for Defense

He says Russia will be 'held accountable' for Ukraine actions

(Newser) - Mike Pence promised NATO allies Saturday that they had the "unwavering" support of the US, while also making it clear that the administration considers most of them to be freeloaders. The vice president, speaking to European leaders at the Munich Security Conference, said European countries are failing to "... More »

Trump Knew About Flynn Problem Weeks Before Pence

Flynn could be prosecuted if he lied to FBI

(Newser) - President Trump knew that Mike Flynn had misled VP Mike Pence about his contacts with the Russian ambassador weeks before Pence was informed, it emerged Tuesday as the national security adviser's resignation continued to rock the administration. Pence spokesman Marc Lotter tells the Washington Post that the vice president... More »

White House Was Warned Flynn Could Be Blackmailed

Moscow lawmakers blame 'Russophobia' for resignation

(Newser) - Michael Flynn stepped down Monday night after just 24 days as President Trump's national security adviser—and it's surprising he lasted that long, sources tell the Washington Post . The sources say officials, including former acting attorney general Sally Yates, notified the Trump team late last month that Flynn... More »

Flynn's Talks With Russia May Have Broken the Law

National security adviser allegedly discussed sanctions before inauguration

(Newser) - President Trump's national security adviser may be in hot water over his talks with the Russian ambassador before Trump took office. The upshot of stories in the Washington Post and the New York Times is the same: They say Michael Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, despite... More »

Pence Makes History With Vote for DeVos

For first time, a VP casts tie-breaking vote on Cabinet appointee

(Newser) - It took a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence, but the Senate has approved President Trump's nominee Betsy DeVos as education secretary. She will be sworn in later Tuesday. Democrats managed to force a 50-50 tie in the chamber when two Republicans joined them in opposition, which required... More »

Intruder Spent 11 Hours at GOP Policy Retreat

Woman allegedly leaked recordings of meetings

(Newser) - Private conversations among Republican lawmakers during a policy retreat last week at a Philadelphia hotel were secretly recorded and shared with media outlets. But the leak isn't upsetting lawmakers so much as the circumstances around it. A woman posing as the wife of a member of Congress managed to... More »

JK Rowling Goes Biblical on Mike Pence

'He gains the whole world and forfeits his soul'

(Newser) - JK Rowling has been among Donald Trump's most vocal critics on social media, but his right-hand man hasn't escaped her notice. On Sunday, Rowling retweeted a December 2015 tweet in which Mike Pence said "calls to ban Muslims from entering the US are offensive and unconstitutional,"... More »

Pence to Marchers: 'Life Is Winning'

Kellyanne Conway promises 'new dawn for life' at March for Life

(Newser) - For the first time in the 43-year-long history of DC's annual March for Life, White House officials attended the event . Vice President Mike Pence promised the crowd Friday that "life is winning again in America," and noted that there is a "pro-life [majority]" in Congress. He... More »

Mike Pence Will Be Sworn In Using Reagan's Bible

VP-elect will be first person to take oath of office on it since Reagan himself

(Newser) - Mike Pence will be sworn in as vice president Friday using the Reagan family's bible, the first officeholder to take the oath using that bible since Ronald Reagan used it in his own presidential inaugurations, ABC News reports. Pence, who will be sworn in immediately after Donald Trump is... More »

Trump Deal to Save Jobs Could Set Dangerous Precedent

Sanders says company 'took Trump hostage'

(Newser) - With his deal to keep Carrier's factory in Indianapolis open , Donald Trump has fulfilled a big campaign promise, saved 1,100 highly paid American jobs—and, once again, created an enormous controversy. Carrier, which had planned to shift production to Mexico, will receive at least $7 million in financial... More »

Trump Delivers on a Major Campaign Jobs Promise

Saves almost 1K jobs at an Indianapolis air-conditioning plant

(Newser) - With almost two months to go until Inauguration Day, Donald Trump has managed to fulfill a major campaign promise. In what appears to be a huge victory for the president-elect, Carrier Corp announced Tuesday that Trump had saved almost 1,000 jobs at an Indianapolis air-conditioning plant, NBC News reports.... More »

Pence Talks ObamaCare, Romney as SecState, Hamilton

Repeal is job No. 1, says VP-elect

(Newser) - Priority No. 1 in Donald Trump's White House is making ObamaCare go away, says Mike Pence in his first interview as vice president-elect. "Decisions have been made by the president-elect that he wants to focus out of the gate on repealing ObamaCare and beginning the process of replacing... More »

Trump to Hamilton Cast: 'Apologize!'

'The theater must always be a safe and special place'

(Newser) - Last night, the cast of the smash musical Hamilton thanked Mike Pence for coming to the show and asked him to please "uphold [the] inalienable rights" of all Americans as vice president. Well, Donald Trump wasn't going to let that kind of "harassment" slide, USA Today reports.... More »

Mike Pence Booed at Hamilton Performance

Cast member tells him they're worried about new administration

(Newser) - It wasn't quite the lion's den, but Mike Pence faced a largely hostile crowd when he took in hip-hop historical musical Hamilton on Friday night. The Guardian reports that boos outnumbered cheers when Pence entered the Broadway show and the audience realized the Republican vice-presidential elect was among... More »

20K People Just Trolled Mike Pence

They donated to Planned Parenthood in his name

(Newser) - Donald Trump has many fearing for the future of women's reproductive freedom, but last week's election outcome wasn't all bad for Planned Parenthood. The organization has seen an "unprecedented outpouring (of) support" in the days since in the form of 160,000 donations, including 20,000... More »

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