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Mike Pence

  1. the national interest
    What If Trump’s Fixation on 2020 Is His Best Strategy to Win Next Time?The idea that Trump’s big lie is hurting himself is a convenient myth.
  2. january 6 hearings
    Ron Johnson’s Office Tried to Send Pence Fake ElectorsAn illuminating text exchange was revealed by the January 6 committee on Tuesday.
  3. january 6 hearings
    January 6 Hearings Build Case for a Trump-Eastman Criminal ConspiracyA California judge had already concluded that Trump and his lawyer acted criminally. The House select committee showed why that’s no exaggeration.
  4. early and often
    Liz Cheney: Staff Said Trump Wanted Mike Pence HangedThe former president was onboard with the January 6 crowd calling for his running mate’s assassination.
  5. early and often
    Mike Pence Doesn’t Deserve a Medal for Refusing to Lead a CoupWe should thank the former vice-president for rejecting Trump’s unconstitutional demand on January 6, 2021. But let’s not get carried away.
  6. early and often
    President Mike Pence Would Be Worse Than TrumpThe former vice-president is attempting to bolster his chances in 2024, but Democrats would be wise to beware any attempt to rehabilitate his image.
  7. early and often
    Mike Pence to Campaign for Fellow Trump Traitor Brian KempThe two MAGA heretics are, in their own ways, trying to show that Trumpism without Trump has a future.
  8. early and often
    Conservative Warns Trump Coup Attempt Was ‘Dry Run’ for 2024Legal luminary J. Michael Luttig convinced Mike Pence not to join Trump’s plot. Now he says Republicans are perfecting the tactics they used in 2020.
  9. politics
    Pence Unveils Less Unhinged, Equally Dangerous GOP AgendaRick Scott’s agenda for Republicans is Maximum MAGA, while Mike Pence’s is MAGA Lite. But both contain the same ideological core.
  10. politics
    There’s a 7-Plus Hour Gap in Trump’s 1/6 Call LogsInvestigators are looking into whether he might have even used burner phones as the Capitol was under attack.
  11. breakups
    Trump Dumps Pence From 2024 Ticket, Wants to Stay FriendsTrump cited coup-related differences, saying, “Mike and I had a great relationship except for the very important factor at the end.”
  12. politics
    Trump Jokes About Starting a War Between Russia and ChinaThe former president told an audience of GOP donors that the U.S. should paint Chinese flags on American warplanes and bomb Russia.
  13. politics
    Republicans’ Selective Amnesia About January 6 Keeps SpreadingEven Mike Pence is now treating the Capitol riot as a one-time blip, rather than reckoning with what it meant or why it could happen again.
  14. politics
    The States’-Rights Rationale for Election ReformConservative legal luminary Michael Luttig’s case for an Electoral Count Act fix may appeal to Republicans, despite Trump’s incoherent objections.
  15. mike pence
    Pence Rebukes Trump, Calls His View of January 6 Powers ‘Un-American’Less than a week after Trump claimed Pence could and should have overturned the 2020 election, the former veep laid down the actual law.
  16. politics
    Trump Incoherently Attacks Electoral Count Act ReformTrump’s argument against fixing the statute contradicts his own legal team. His decision to weigh in may still hurt reform efforts.
  17. politics
    Wait, Are Mike Pence and Donald Trump Not on Good Terms?The former VP’s claim that he’s spoken to Trump “probably a dozen times” in the last year has been downgraded to “we talked last summer.”
  18. election coup
    The Election Law Central to January 6 Might Actually Get FixedBoth Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are “open” to reform of the Electoral Count Act.
  19. politics
    The Sad, Unconvincing Case for Pence 2024Despite talk of Pence being the “shadow front-runner” for the GOP nomination, he still has no constituency for a presidential campaign.
  20. politics
    A Plan to Fix the Electoral Count Act Is Taking ShapeWith more Trump-fueled mischief expected, a bipartisan group of senators is trying to head off future electoral coups.
  21. january 6
    Trump’s January 6 Strategy Was All About Mike PenceIn the last year, it’s only become clearer that Pence was Plan A for stealing the election, and Trump kept pressuring him to the bitter end.
  22. vision 2024
    Republicans Are Too Afraid of Trump to Fix Election LawsProminent liberals and conservatives favor reform to a statute that helped produce chaos on January 6. But Congress won’t budge.
  23. politics
    State Legislatures Are Still the Key to Trump’s Election-Coup EffortsThe radical theory that state legislatures have total power over federal elections is at the heart of Trump’s past, and perhaps future, coup attempts.
  24. politics
    Trump’s 2024 Veepstakes Is Already Under WayThe former president will probably choose someone unlikely to burnish his own self-image of indispensability as his next running mate.
  25. politics
    January 6 Committee May Finally Spur Electoral Count Act FixIf House Democrats move to fix the flawed procedures for confirming elections, Republicans may be compelled to go along or devise their own reforms.
  26. january 6
    Trump Lawyer Blamed Pence for Capitol Riot While It Was Still HappeningJohn Eastman, who wrote a legal blueprint for Trump’s authoritarian power grab, emailed the Pence team after rioters breached the Capitol.
  27. mike pence
    For Mike Pence, Running a Doomed Presidential Race Is a LivingThe former veep doesn’t have to be a plausible presidential candidate to stay on the gravy train.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. vision 2024
    Mike Pence Trudges Towards 2024After his breach with Trump, is the former vice president really anything more than another Dan Quayle?
  41. 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.
  42. 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.”
  43. 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.
  44. the national interest
    I Read Mike Pence’s Blueprint for Permanent Authoritarian RuleChange the voting rules so mobs aren’t needed again.
  45. 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.
  46. politics
    Pence Not Holding Grudge Against Trump Over Whole Riot ThingThe man who defined vice-presidential loyalty couldn’t stay mad for long.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
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