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Nikki Haley's Retort Sends Message to Trump

UN ambassador shows she won't quietly take public humiliation from the White House

(Newser) - Nikki Haley is getting a lot of attention for her not-so-subtle rejoinder to the White House. It all began when the UN ambassador declared that the US would be imposing new sanctions on Russia, only to have President Trump change his mind about them. When Trump economics adviser Larry Kudlow... More »

Even Pence's Daughter Bought John Oliver's Bunny Book

'A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo' is No. 1 on Amazon

(Newser) - One book about Marlon Bundo is the top-seller on Amazon, and it's not the one written by the family that actually owns the pet bunny. NBC News reports A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, John Oliver's parody of children's book Marlon Bundo's Day in ... More »

You Can Buy Mike Pence's Bunny Book. Or You Can Buy John Oliver's

'Last Week Tonight' is trolling the VP, for a couple of good causes

(Newser) - John Oliver did a segment on Mike Pence during Sunday's episode of Last Week Tonight, focusing mostly on all the positions the vice president holds that Oliver finds distasteful—among them his opposition to women in the military, abortion rights, and LGBT rights. But Oliver promised Pence supporters he'... More »

N. Korea Canceled Secret Pence Meeting at Last Minute

Pence's office says meeting was 'dangled'

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence had planned to hold a secret meeting with North Korean officials while he was in Pyeongchang for the Winter Olympics, but the North Koreans backed out at the last minute, according to the White House. "North Korea dangled a meeting in hopes of the vice... More »

Skater Who Called Out Pence Gets NBC Gig

Adam Rippon will be an Olympics analyst

(Newser) - Adam Rippon is done with competing in PyeongChang this year, but NBC has given the outspoken figure skater a correspondent gig that will keep his face in America's living rooms through to the end of the Winter Olympics. Buoyed in large part by his penchant for cracking jokes on... More »

Gay Olympians' Message to VP Pence: 'Eat Your Heart Out'

Instagram post from 2 openly gay athletes references the vice president, #TeamUSGay

(Newser) - The first two openly gay males to compete in the Winter Olympics posed for a celebratory photo after the Games officially kicked off, though the caption had an eyebrow-raising ending. Freeskier Gus Kenworthy posted the pic of himself and figure skater Adam Rippon on Instagram Friday, along with the message:... More »

It's So Cold in Pyeongchang Skis Are Warping

And US-North Korea relations are just as icy

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence is in South Korea for the Pyeongchang Olympics—and he's probably not going to be talking to any North Koreans while he's there. Pence, who will be seated just a few feet away from Kim Jong Un's sister during Friday's opening ceremony,... More »

US Ambassador, N. Korean Diplomat Bicker in Geneva Over Nukes

They traded barbs at disarmament conference Tuesday

(Newser) - As US athletes prepare to compete against North Koreans at the Olympics, officials from both countries are locked in a "diplomatic showdown," per Reuters . At the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on Tuesday, US Ambassador Robert Wood said North Korea's nuclear program "must be completely, verifiably,... More »

Jordan to VP Pence: 'Rebuild Trust' After Jerusalem Pivot

Jordan's King Abdullah hopes for renewed confidence in a two-state solution

(Newser) - Jordan's king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Pence tried to reassure King Abdullah that the... More »

Pastor Criticizes President in Front of Vice President

Mike Pence was visiting a church in Maryland and got an earful about Donald Trump's recent immigration comments

(Newser) - With Vice President Mike Pence sitting in the pews, a Maryland pastor denounced Donald Trump's vulgar description of African nations. Maurice Watson, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Largo, delivered the sermon Sunday while Pence was visiting. Watson called Trump's remarks—in which he reportedly used an... More »

Neighbors to Vacationing Pence: 'Make America Gay Again'

Neighbors hang banner, feed Secret Service agents

(Newser) - Vice President Pence and his family arrived for vacation at a home near Aspen on Tuesday, and neighbors had a message for him: "Make America Gay Again." "You couldn't miss it," Pitkin County Sheriff's deputy Michael Buglione tells the Aspen Times regarding a rainbow... More »

Pence Delays Trip to Preside Over Tax Vote

He'll visit Middle East in January instead

(Newser) - Mike Pence is "committed to seeing the tax cut through to the finish line"—so committed, in fact, that he'll delay a trip to the Middle East, his press secretary announced Monday. The vice president was to travel Tuesday to Egypt and Israel but will now depart... More »

Trump Aims for the Moon

The president signs a new space directive

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to see Americans back on the moon, the Hill reports. Today, at a White House ceremony marking the anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, 1972's Apollo 17 mission, Trump gathered with Vice President Mike Pence and two former astronauts, Harrison Hagan "Jack"... More »

Billionaires Considered $800M Buyout of Trump From Ticket

'Atlantic' reports Mike Pence nearly teamed with Condi Rice amid 'Access Hollywood' scandal

(Newser) - One of the big political talkers of the day comes courtesy of the Atlantic , which is out with a lengthy piece on the vice president under the provocative headline of "God's Plan for Mike Pence." Among the interesting nuggets is that Pence considered what amounts to a... More »

Hamilton Creator Now Taking on Climate Change

The show's London debut will also be a fundraiser

(Newser) - The creator of the hit musical Hamilton plans to use the show's international debut in London next month to raise money to combat climate change, the AP reports. Writer, composer, and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, said Monday that donors to two environmental charities will be... More »

How Mila Kunis' Pence Prank Sparked Calls to #BoycottBeam

The actress donates to Planned Parenthood in the vice president's name

(Newser) - While promoting her new movie, A Bad Moms Christmas, on Conan Thursday night, actress Mila Kunis waded deep into the culture wars, and now it looks like she may have taken a beloved brand of bourbon with her. During her interview, Kunis admitted to Conan O'Brien that she's... More »

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 »

Bannon Emails: Pence Pick Is 'the Price We Pay'

He called Trump's vice presidential selection 'an unfortunate necessity'

(Newser) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon referred to Mike Pence as "an unfortunate necessity" during the 2016 presidential election. Responding to an email from former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who asked Bannon's thoughts on Pence on the day he was announced as Trump's running mate, Breitbart'... More »

Cost of Pence's NFL Trip Now Under Microscope

VP flew from Vegas to Indy only to leave when players took a knee, then flew back west

(Newser) - The most high-profile national anthem protest during Sunday's NFL games came not from a player but from Vice President Mike Pence. He walked out of a Colts-49ers game because some players took a knee, and the VP wrote that he would not "dignify" the demonstration. President Trump then... More »

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