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Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash

Former VP says current administration 'looks more like Obama than Reagan'

(Newser) - Mike Pence was interviewed by predecessor Dick Cheney at a closed-door retreat over the weekend, and the former vice president did not pull his punches, according to the Washington Post , which has obtained a transcript of the "off-the-record" talk. The Bush administration veteran hit Pence with questions about Trump'... More »

Senator's Divorce Papers Reveal a VP Surprise

Joni Ernst of Iowa says she turned down Trump's offer to be VP, blames her husband

(Newser) - It seems that Mike Pence wasn't Donald Trump's first choice to be vice president. The revelation comes via an unusual source: divorce papers filed by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. In the court documents, Ernst writes that "in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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