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Gay Icon Marlon Bundo, Mike Pence's Bunny, Has Died

John Oliver released a book about a 'very special boy bunny'

(Newser) - One of the most famous rabbits in American political history has died, almost four years after he featured in two very different books. In 2018, Marlon Bundo was the main character in "Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President" and other children's books...

Jan. 6 Panel's Work May Hinge on One Key Witness

Mike Pence expected to be summoned soon, but it's unclear how he will respond

(Newser) - The House panel investigating the Capitol riot is poised to summon the man who might prove to be most crucial witness of all—Mike Pence. Committee chair Bennie Thompson told NPR last week that the panel intends later this month to ask the former vice president to voluntarily appear. But...

Trump: Yes, I Heard Those Chants to 'Hang Mike Pence'

'The people were very angry,' he tells Jonathan Karl of ABC News

(Newser) - Former President Trump is aware that his supporters at the Capitol on Jan. 6 were chanting "hang Mike Pence," but he tells Jonathan Karl of ABC News that he wasn't worried about his vice president's safety. "I thought he was well-protected, and I had heard...

Trump Lawyer Blamed Pence for Capitol Riot

John Eastman pressured legal aide on election results during the attack

(Newser) - John Eastman, a lawyer who was working with President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, took a moment to scold the vice president's team while the US Capitol was being attacked. Greg Jacob, Mike Pence's chief counsel, had already emailed Eastman that a...

Pence Profits While Setting Up for 2024 Race
Mike Pence
Cashes In
as He Waits

Mike Pence Cashes In as He Waits

Big-money speech offers roll in for 2024 presidential possibility

(Newser) - "He's a person who sees himself as the president," said a friend about Mike Pence. The former vice president is working on that, setting up a C4 nonprofit that's raising money, making enough appearances to stay in the news, writing books , and giving speeches around the...

Trump Camp Keeps Score on Potential Running Mates

There's no chance Pence would be on the ticket, former president's advisers say

(Newser) - Advisers to former President Trump are sure of at least two things: He'll be the Republican presidential nominee in 2024, and his running mate won't be Mike Pence. Their preparation for choosing Pence's replacement includes monitoring how potential candidates for either job are talking about Trump and...

Pence Delivers Strongest Rebuttal Yet Against Trump

When it comes to the election results, at least

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday defended his role in certifying the results of the 2020 election, saying he was “proud” of what he did on Jan. 6 and declaring that there is “almost no idea more un-American than the notion that any one person could choose...

Conference Gives Pence an Earful
Conference
Gives Pence
an Earful

Conference Gives Pence an Earful

Speech receives cheers before calls of 'traitor' ring out

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence opened to cheers Friday at a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Florida. But they didn't last. "It is great to be back with so many patriots dedicated to faith and freedom and the road to the majority," Pence began, drawing applause....

Pence, in NH Speech, Addresses Capitol Riot

Says he and Trump may never 'see eye to eye' on January 6

(Newser) - Former VP Mike Pence on Thursday gave his most extensive thoughts yet on the Capitol riot, saying he and former president Donald Trump differ a bit in their feelings on what happened in DC January 6. Pence, during a speech at a Republican dinner in New Hampshire, said, "President...

Indianapolis Honors Shooting Victims

Mayor assures members of Sikh community they're welcome in his city

(Newser) - Indiana's governor told members of the Sikh community and others who gathered at a downtown Indianapolis football stadium Saturday to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse that he knows their anguish is far from over. The three-hour event at Lucas Oil Stadium...

Mike Pence Speech Stirs 2024 Speculation

He chose SC for first speech since leaving office

(Newser) - In his first public address since the end of the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday put down a marker for a potential return to elected office, telling an audience in early-voting South Carolina that he will spend the coming months "pushing back on the liberal...

Publisher Won't Kowtow to Staff and Cancel Pence Memoir

Simon & Schuster president says 'we will proceed'

(Newser) - Some Simon & Schuster employees don't want to see their employer move ahead with its two-book deal with Mike Pence, but their consternation apparently won't get them anywhere. The Guardian reports Simon & Schuster president Jonathan Karp replied to his staff's open letter calling for cancellation of...

Mike Pence Receives a Pacemaker
Mike Pence
Gets Pacemaker

Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker

Former VP had a slow heart rate

(Newser) - Former VP Mike Pence is recovering from a Wednesday surgery in which he had a pacemaker installed, reports the Indianapolis Star . The 61-year-old's office says Pence had been experiencing "symptoms associated with a slow heart rate" over the past two weeks, necessitating the procedure at Inova Fairfax Medical...

In Speech, Trump Calls McConnell a 'Loser'

Former president also says he's disappointed in Mike Pence

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a unifying weekend for the Republican Party featuring former President Trump. Ahead of the invitation-only speech to top donors at Trump’s new home inside his Mar-a-Lago resort, the former president’s advisers said he would emphasize his commitment to his party. But Trump veered...

Pence Jumps Ahead of Trump With 2-Book Deal

Publishers have been signing administration figures slowly

(Newser) - Mike Pence has found work. The former vice president signed a deal Wednesday to write two books for Simon & Schuster, the first of which is due out in 2023, USA Today reports. The publisher said readers can look forward to "the definitive book on one of the most...

If Trump Runs in 2024, Expect One Big Change
Report Hints at Big Change
if Trump Runs in 2024
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Report Hints at Big Change if Trump Runs in 2024

Bloomberg reports former president is talking about ditching Mike Pence

(Newser) - Donald Trump is dropping hints about a possible run in 2024, but he's not saying for sure. Now Bloomberg reports that while the president is "strongly considering" the possibility, he's also talking privately about finding a replacement for Mike Pence. The story is based on anonymous insiders...

Mike Pence Emerges to Slam HR1
Mike Pence
Emerges to
Slam HR1

Mike Pence Emerges to Slam HR1

He repeats 'dubious' claims about 2020 election

(Newser) - Mike Pence was rushed to safety on Jan. 6 as rioters, some of them chanting "Hang Mike Pence," invaded the Capitol. Now he's speaking out about the events of that day as part of a criticism of voting reform efforts. In his monthly column at the Daily ...

Mourners Honor Chuck Yeager, 'Who Pushed the Boundaries'

Pence leads tributes in West Virginia to famed test pilot

(Newser) - Mourners including the vice president told stories Friday about one of the nation's most celebrated aviators, retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, an ace fighter pilot who went on to break the sound barrier as a test pilot. Yeager died last month at 97. "The best pilots...

Call Is First Contact Between Presidential Campaigns

Mike Pence congratulates Kamala Harris

(Newser) - More than two months after the election, the rival presidential campaigns have had their first direct contact with each other. VP Mike Pence called Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations and help, reports the Hill . However, President Trump has yet to call Joe Biden, notes the AP . By all accounts,...

Paper Has Harrowing Account of Pence's Close Call

Rioters missed him inside the Capitol by a matter of seconds

(Newser) - We knew Secret Service escorted Mike Pence to safety during the siege on the Capitol. But not until this Washington Post report has it been clear just how close the rioters came to the vice president. As it turns out, they missed seeing him by a matter of seconds. As...

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