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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 »

Trump: I Told Pence to Leave Colts Game If 49ers Kneeled

And leave he did

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game early Sunday after more than 20 of the 49ers players kneeled during the national anthem. Pence, the former governor of Indiana, was in Indianapolis to celebrate Peyton Manning's jersey retirement and induction into the Colts' Ring of Honor during Sunday's... 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 »

Pence Squashes 'Disgraceful' Rumors of 2020 Run

Veep shot back at ' Times' reporting of a 'shadow campaign'

(Newser) - Mike Pence is at the center of a juicy DC rumor—and he’s not having it. Per the AP , Pence released a statement Sunday disavowing a New York Times story that reports he’s among Republicans gearing up for a shot at the White House in 2020 should Trump... More »

Mike Pence Ignores 'Do Not Touch' Sign, Internet Memes It

VP caught in viral photo taken at Kennedy Space Center

(Newser) - What's the first thing you do when you see a "DO NOT TOUCH" sign, in all caps, on a piece of NASA "critical space flight hardware"? If you're Mike Pence, you proceed to touch it, obviously. Per Gizmodo , a picture taken by photographer Mike Brown... More »

Trump A-Listers Flock to Mnuchin Wedding

President attended, Mike Pence officiated at the Treasury secretary's big day

(Newser) - Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tied the knot for the third time on Saturday, and he did so with scads of heavy-hitters from the Trump administration in the crowd—including the president himself, as well as Vice President Mike Pence, who officiated. The 54-year-old Mnuchin married 36-year-old Scottish-born actress Louise Linton,... More »

Mike Pence Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

He 'looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has decided it is time to lawyer up. The vice president has hired a private criminal defense lawyer with his own money to represent him as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russian election meddling continues, the Washington Post reports. Pence was among the advisers Trump... More »

Pence Makes Unusual Move to Advance Trump's Agenda

'Great America Committee' PAC will allow VP to support GOP candidates across US

(Newser) - Borrowing from his boss's now-famous slogan , Vice President Mike Pence has launched the "Great America Committee" PAC in advance of the 2018 and 2020 elections, NBC News reports. Pence will use money raised through the PAC to travel the country on Air Force Two and help stump for... More »

Pence: Comey's Firing Had Nothing to Do With Russia

VP shoots down allegations from some Democrats

(Newser) - Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that President Trump's firing of James Comey had nothing to do with the fact that the former FBI director was in charge of the bureau's investigation into whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Russia to interfere with the 2016 US presidential... More »

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 »

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 »

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