Mike Pence

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Trump Won't Commit to Pence for the Top Job

Not even 'Fox & Friends' can get president to commit

(Newser) - "I love Mike," President Trump said Friday. Still, he said he'd have to size up the field before throwing his support behind Mike Pence for president in 2024. Trump was asked “Fox & Friends” whether Pence could count on his "automatic endorsement." Trump wouldn'... More »

VP on Pride Flag at Embassies: 'One American Flag Flies'

Mike Pence says keeping pride flag off of embassy flagpoles is 'right'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has no issue with the Trump administration's decision to keep pride flags off flagpoles at US embassies during Pride Month. "We're proud to be able to serve every American," but "when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around... More »

Pence to 45K Evangelical Students: 'Be Ready'

The vice president speaks at Liberty University

(Newser) - Last time he spoke at Liberty University, Mike Pence urged students to vote for candidate Donald Trump despite the Access Hollywood tape. On Saturday he returned to the renowned Christian school in Lynchburg, Va., with a warning: You will be disrespected. "Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today... More »

Here's What Pence Has to Say About Buttigieg's Criticism

VP appears on CNBC, responds to presumptive presidential candidate

(Newser) - Pete Buttigieg had something to say to Mike Pence , and Pence had something to say right back. "He said some things that are critical of my Christian faith and about me personally. And he knows better. He knows me," said the VP, who was Indiana's governor when... More »

Mike Pence Announces New 'Space Race'

He says astronauts will return to the moon by 2024 by 'any means necessary'

(Newser) - Mike Pence promised Americans the moon during a meeting of the National Space Council on Tuesday. The vice president said the current NASA plan to have US astronauts on the moon by 2028 was "just not good enough" and vowed that Americans would get to the moon by the... More »

Pelosi Closes Pence's House Office Space

He was first VP to get bonus office in 25 years, Democrats say

(Newser) - The Democrats are now in control of the House—and Mike Pence has lost the bonus office space he was awarded by the Republicans in 2017. A House Democratic aide confirms to NPR that the rarely used office has been reassigned under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. As president of the... More »

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 »

Pence and Merkel See Things Very Differently

Especially about the Iran nuclear deal

(Newser) - Angela Merkel got a standing ovation; Mike Pence, polite applause. Now the media is hashing out the starkly different policy prescriptions they presented Saturday at a Munich security conference. Facing an audience peppered with influential figures—like a senior Chinese official, Russia's foreign minister, and Jared Kushner and Ivanka... More »

Ex-First Lady Passes Torch to Another as 'Most Admired Woman'

Michelle Obama takes crown from Hillary Clinton, winner since 2002; Barack Obama is men's victor

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has been named the most admired woman in Gallup's annual survey more than any other since Gallup started asking in 1946: 22 times, to be exact, including for each year since 2002. This year, however, another former first lady has finally knocked Clinton off the hill. Michelle... More »

Late Night Chortles Over 'Motionless' Mike Pence

The vice president was at the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer meeting and ... oddly quiet

(Newser) - Things got heated Tuesday during an Oval Office meeting on border security between President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. But while their interaction was intense enough to earn a spot in the late-night rounds, VP Mike Pence didn't escape notice—despite doing his best job... More »

Pence Rebukes Suu Kyi Over 'Deeply Troubling' Issues

VP takes Myanmar leader to task for persecution of Rohingya, arrest of 2 Reuters journalists

(Newser) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi rebuffed criticism from Vice President Mike Pence and other leaders Wednesday over her government's treatment of its ethnic Rohingya Muslims. In a meeting in Singapore, Pence told Suu Kyi he was anxious to hear about progress in resolving the crisis, which stems from... More »

Mike Pence Causes Outrage With 'Christian Rabbi'

Alleged shooter appears in court in wheelchair

(Newser) - Mike Pence is taking flak for what critics say was an extremely insensitive choice of rabbi at a campaign event Monday night. The vice president invited Rabbi Loren Jacobs to the stage at the event in suburban Detroit to offer a prayer for victims of the Pittsburgh mass shooting, and... More »

Trump Says He Can't Prove Claim About Migrant Caravan

He said 'unknown Middle Easterners' were among group making its way to border

(Newser) - President Trump has admitted that he has no proof for his claim that "unknown Middle Easterners" are part of a caravan of migrants making its way to the US border from Central America. He told reporters in the Oval Office on Tuesday that he had received "very good... More »

Saudi Prince's Day: A Jarring Handshake, Standing Ovation

'MBS' receives Khashoggi's son at palace, attends financial summit

(Newser) - A photo released by the Saudi Press Agency on Tuesday shows a striking handshake—one between Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The crown prince is suspected of playing a role in the murder of Khashoggi , but he and his father, King Salman,... More »

Trump Pays Tribute to Victims, Heroes of 9/11

Ceremonies in New York City, Washington, Pennsylvania

(Newser) - President Trump marked the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Tuesday with a speech at the memorial where one of the planes went down in Shanksville, Pa. "America's future is not written by our enemies," said Trump, per CBS News . "America's future is written... More »

This Would Be Biggest Change to US Defenses in 70 Years

Mike Pence wants Space Force up and running in 2020

(Newser) - "Space force all the way!" So tweeted President Trump on Thursday after his VP outlined the White House vision to have a new US Space Force in operation in a scant two years. This would be no small feat: Mike Pence detailed a plan in which the Space... More »

Remains From N. Korea Are Now Back on US Soil

The identification work is about to begin

(Newser) - The US military is beginning the painstaking process of analyzing remains said to be from the Korean War now that they're back on American soil after having been handed over by North Korea last week. Vice President Mike Pence and the top commander of US forces in Asia, Adm.... More »

Michael Wolff on 'Boring' Pence, Wife Karen's Nickname

Everyone in the White House allegedly calls Pence's wife 'Mother'

(Newser) - Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff had some amusing tidbits to share about the VP during an appearance at the Cannes Lions advertising festival Monday, Quartz reports. While President Trump sells books—Fire and Fury, which details his first nine months as POTUS, is still a bestseller after being released... More »

N. Korea Threatens War, Slams 'Stupid' Mike Pence

Official warns of 'nuclear-to-nuclear' showdown if there is no summit

(Newser) - The US has a simple choice, according to Pyongyang: Meet North Korea at the negotiating table, or in a "nuclear-to-nuclear showdown." Senior North Korean official Choe Son Hui put the planned June 12 summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in even more doubt Thursday with a... More »

Mike Pence Wants Mueller to 'Wrap It Up'

Statement is VP's most forceful to date on the investigation

(Newser) - Mike Pence has a message for Robert Mueller: "It's time to wrap it up." In an interview with Andrea Mitchell on NBC’s Today , the vice president urged Mueller to finish his investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. Pence said the White House... More »

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