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Pence Addresses US Carrier Mix-Up

Says misstatements were not intentional

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence says inaccurate statements from the White House and Pentagon that the USS Carl Vinson was near the Korean peninsula—when it was actually more than 3,000 miles away —were not intentional. Asked in a CNN interview if officials had intentionally misspoken on the location... More »

Pence Visits DMZ, Says 'Era of Patience' Is Over

He says alliance with Seoul is 'iron-clad'

(Newser) - Viewing his adversaries in the distance, Mike Pence traveled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea on Monday and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the US and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over." Pence made an unannounced... More »

As Pence Visits S. Korea, North's Missile Launch Fails

Mid-range missile explodes seconds after launch in high-profile failure

(Newser) - A North Korean medium-range missile exploded seconds after it was launched on Sunday, US officials said, a high-profile failure that came hours before Vice President Mike Pence arrived in South Korea, and as an American aircraft supercarrier approaches the Korean Peninsula, reports the AP . The US had good intelligence both... More »

Agent Who Guards Pence Suspended After Prostitute Visit

Security clearance has been revoked after he's seen leaving prostitute's hotel room

(Newser) - More embarrassment for the Secret Service: Law enforcement sources tell CNN that an agent on Mike Pence's security detail was suspended after he was seen leaving a prostitute's room at a Maryland hotel last week. Sources say the agent, who was off-duty at the time, was charged with... More »

Karen Pence Profile Ignites a Debate on Their Marriage

Piece mentions that Mike Pence won't dine alone with other women

(Newser) - The marriage of Mike and Karen Pence came under the media spotlight this week thanks mostly to one line in a Washington Post profile of Karen: "In 2002, Mike Pence told the Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won'... More »

Pence Breaks Tie in Vote Targeting Planned Parenthood

Senate advances measure allowing states to block federal funding

(Newser) - The Senate on Thursday advanced legislation that would allow states to block federal funding to Planned Parenthood, after calling in Vice President Pence to break a tie, Politico reports. First, Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson was called in to the procedural vote, despite the fact that he's recovering from back... More »

Senator Sorry for Joking About Mammograms

Pence tweets photo of all-male discussion

(Newser) - A Republican senator has apologized for joking about mammograms while discussing changes to the GOP's ObamaCare replacement bill. The controversy began after TPM reporter Alice Ollstein tweeted that when she asked Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas about attempts to roll back the "essential health benefits" rule that requires... More »

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 »

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