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Mike Pence

  1. politics
    Kamala Harris Shouldn’t Have to Save the 2024 ElectionIf Congress fixes the Electoral Count Act now, it could reduce the odds of the vice president needing to assert powers she may not really have.
  2. politics
    The Vice-President Who Saved Democracy on January 6 Was … Dan Quayle?Mike Pence has been hailed for resisting Trump’s calls to reject Biden votes. But a new book says the coup was thwarted by an even less likely hero.
  3. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  4. politics
    Trump Nearly Enlisted the Justice Department in His Coup SchemeA high-ranking DOJ official wanted to urge GOP legislators to steal Biden’s win, but colleagues rebuffed him. Next time we might not be so lucky.
  5. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  6. vision 2024
    Has Trump Spoiled the GOP for More Rational Leaders?If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, other Republican presidential contenders will have a hard time rivaling his unique demagogic appeal.
  7. maga
    Trump’s Kind of Coup Is Indeed a Contested ElectionA straight-on military coup to overturn the 2020 results would have almost been easier to overcome than this poisoning of confidence in elections.
  8. politics
    Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Next Election CoupA quick fix of the Electoral Count Act might get the crucial Republican support that voting-rights legislation failed to secure.
  9. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  10. veep
    President Biden Isn’t Making Life Easy for Kamala HarrisThe vice-president is the presumed front-runner to someday succeed Biden. He might want to start giving her less impossible assignments.
  11. politics
    Mike Pence Won’t Let Pro-Trump Mob Come Between Him and His PresidentThe ex-veep made it clear he’s still fully Team Trump, though he and his former boss may never “see eye to eye” on January 6.
  12. gop
    Trump’s Chances for the 2024 Nomination Are Stronger Than You Might ThinkIn retrospect, no one in the GOP has really laid a glove on the 45th president since he started running in 2015.
  13. vision 2024
    Mike Pence Trudges Towards 2024After his breach with Trump, is the former vice president really anything more than another Dan Quayle?
  14. capitol riot
    It’s Time to Fix the Law That Led to the Capitol RiotAn obscure 1887 law intended to resolve disputed presidential elections instead gave Trump and his supporters one last chance to overturn the results.
  15. donald trump
    Poll Confirms That It’s Still Trump’s Party, for NowA new survey shows that he’s still the favorite of three of five Republican “tribes.”
  16. politics
    Will Trump Dump Pence If He Runs in 2024?There are reports Trump won’t forgive Pence his one moment of independence. A fresh start could also give us the spectacle of a Trump-Trump ticket.
  17. the national interest
    I Read Mike Pence’s Blueprint for Permanent Authoritarian RuleChange the voting rules so mobs aren’t needed again.
  18. mike pence
    Is Mike Pence Finished in MAGA-Land?It seems four years of toadying to Trump aren’t enough to overcome his “betrayal” on January 6.
  19. politics
    Pence Not Holding Grudge Against Trump Over Whole Riot ThingThe man who defined vice-presidential loyalty couldn’t stay mad for long.
  20. impeachment trial
    Impeachment Is Literally Congressional Self-Defense in Trump’s CaseIt’s the only way Congress can defend itself against executive abuses of power — this time, it’s was physical.
  21. impeachment trial
    Trump’s Conduct on January 6 Was Not Just Wrong: It Was StupidTrump went nuclear at precisely the moment when it no longer made any sense.
  22. capitol riot
    Trump’s Treatment of Pence During Capitol Riot Was Even Worse Than We KnewThe president learned his veep was in danger, then almost immediately castigated him on Twitter.
  23. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  24. politics
    Trump Leaves the White House Like a Failed Coup LeaderEven his former supporters won’t see him off.
  25. politics
    How Close Did We Get to an Election Coup?At several moments, Trump’s efforts to overturn Joe Biden’s victory were scarily close to success. Fortunately, he was too incompetent to pull it off.
  26. capitol riot
    Multiple Extremist Group Members Arrested: Live UpdatesThe FBI is continuing to round up rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Meanwhile, Sunday’s state capitol protests were a non-event.
  27. impeachment
    Trump Faces Senate Trial After Second ImpeachmentThe House impeached Trump for inciting insurrection, with the support of 10 Republicans. The trial will take place during Biden’s administration.
  28. the national interest
    Trump Made the Stupidest Possible Argument on Mike PenceMaybe don’t use the P-word on a guy who’s very famously religious?
  29. capitol riot
    Pence Tells Pelosi He Will Not Invoke 25th Amendment to Remove TrumpAs Pence’s relationship with Trump appears to fall apart, he is upholding the final days of his presidency.
  30. capitol riot
    Is There Really Enough Time to Impeach and Remove Trump?There may be a point to doing this beyond throwing him out of the White House two weeks early.
  31. capitol riot
    Trump Repays His Sycophants With Needless BetrayalTrump could have left office with some dignity and support intact. But instead he is self-isolating more than any president since Nixon.
  32. the national interest
    The Pure Joy of Watching Trump Torment Mike PenceThe president’s sycophant gets the end he deserves.
  33. intelligencer chats
    How Pence Could Remove Trump From Office Without a Vote in CongressThe Cabinet is reportedly considering an invocation of the 25th Amendment, allowing the removal of Trump with just days left in his presidency.
  34. capitol riot
    Pence, Not Trump, Gave Order to Activate National Guard: ReportSuch an order is normally given by the commander-in-chief. Trump said today he “loves” his violent supporters who stormed the Capitol Building.
  35. politics
    Pence Should Invoke 25th Amendment to Remove Trump From Office ImmediatelyThe president is flirting with declaring martial law. Timed correctly, invoking the 25th Amendment could end this crisis.
  36. 2020 elections
    Read Mike Pence’s Letter Explaining Why He Won’t Object to Biden’s WinThe vice president will not do President Trump’s bidding during Wednesday’s electoral certification.
  37. contested election
    Hawley to Trigger Congressional Vote on Trump’s Election CoupThe circus will come to Congress on January 6, but the man at center ring is Mike Pence, who will preside over a joint session to certify electors.
  38. past is prologue
    The Flimsy Nixon Precedent Trump Is Seizing On to Contest Biden’s WinIn 1960, Nixon disregarded a certified Electoral College slate from Hawaii favoring him. This is not the same as Pence disregarding a national defeat.
  39. the national interest
    Trump Has Reached the ‘Railing Against Mike Pence’ Bunker PhaseAfter four years of being the same guy, Trump is finally acting crazier.
  40. the national interest
    Pence: ‘We Are Rounding the Corner’ on Coronavirus, AgainIt sounds nicer than “death spiral.”
  41. vision 2020
    Electoral College Rejects Trump Coup and Confirms Biden as PresidentIt’s a routine process, but threats of violence and plans by Trump’s campaign to “elect” bogus alternative electors are raising eyebrows.
  42. politics
    No, Congress Won’t Help Trump Overturn the ElectionAlabama congressman Mo Brooks’s last-ditch effort to protest the electoral vote count won’t amount to much.
  43. vision 2020
    Georgia Certifies Biden Win, But Republican Infighting ContinuesBrad Raffensperger and Brian Kemp will help end the 2020 election, but the party’s split could get worse as crucial Senate runoffs approach.
  44. contested election
    How Long Can Trump Keep Contesting the Election?Republicans could bring the president’s madness to an end, but there are a series of deadlines that may force the issue.
  45. countdown
    The Sidekick’s Final Ride: Pence Makes One More Push for TrumpWith the man who may never be president.
  46. coronavirus
    Pence Defies Quarantine As White House Deems His Campaign Presence ‘Essential’After exposure to multiple COVID-positive aides, Pence’s essential work this week includes traveling to rallies on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.
  47. white house outbreak
    As Trump Downplays Pandemic’s Third Wave, New COVID-19 Outbreak Hits White HouseAt least five of the vice president’s aides have tested positive, sparking another pandemic-related political disaster for President Trump.
  48. last night on late night
    Joe Biden and Herman Cain Have a Turf War Over Mike Pence’s ScalpIn this week’s SNL cold open.
  49. vision 2020
    Pence Won’t Own Up to His Anti-Abortion CrusadeIf we know nothing else about the vice-president, it’s that he is devoted to the most extreme position on abortion policy available.
  50. 2020 vice-presidential debate
    No One Won the Pence-Harris Debate. But Trump Lost.The jarringly normal debate drove home how much worse Trump is at politics than his “generic Republican” running mate.
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