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Mike Pence

  1. 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.
  2. the national interest
    I Read Mike Pence’s Blueprint for Permanent Authoritarian RuleChange the voting rules so mobs aren’t needed again.
  3. 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.
  4. politics
    Pence Not Holding Grudge Against Trump Over Whole Riot ThingThe man who defined vice-presidential loyalty couldn’t stay mad for long.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  9. politics
    Trump Leaves the White House Like a Failed Coup LeaderEven his former supporters won’t see him off.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. the national interest
    The Pure Joy of Watching Trump Torment Mike PenceThe president’s sycophant gets the end he deserves.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. the national interest
    Pence: ‘We Are Rounding the Corner’ on Coronavirus, AgainIt sounds nicer than “death spiral.”
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. countdown
    The Sidekick’s Final Ride: Pence Makes One More Push for TrumpWith the man who may never be president.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 2020 vice-presidential debate
    The VP Debate Was a Reminder That This Election Is All About TrumpIn an untraditional election year, Mike Pence vs. Kamala Harris felt very much like a traditional undercard.
  37. anonymous
    ‘Smoked Her.’ GOP Insiders Texted Me Their Honest Feelings on the VP Debate.Republicans got relief from Donald Trump’s disastrous week in the form of Mike Pence.
  38. vision 2020
    Pence Failed at His One Debate Job: Shifting the Focus From COVID-19After the VP debate, the campaign still revolves around COVID-19 spreading through the White House and Trump’s terrible pandemic response.
  39. vice-presidential debate
    Mike Pence Had a Fly on His Head for Almost Two Minutes During the VP DebateIt wasn’t the ideal viral image to emerge from a debate in which Pence was tasked with showing that the White House was in control of its outbreak.
  40. vice-presidential debate
    Highlights From the 2020 Vice-Presidential DebateIt was a far more orderly affair than last week’s debacle, Harris hammered Pence on the White House pandemic response, and there was a fly.
  41. vision 2020
    Pandemic-Theater Plexiglass Barrier Will Separate Both VP Candidates After AllAfter days of negotiation, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris have settled on a questionable virus-fighting solution for their debate on Wednesday.
  42. vision 2020
    Harris and Pence Represent Two Different AmericasEven more than Trump and Biden, the California liberal and conservative Evangelical answer to wildly disparate constituencies.
  43. early and often
    Every Day Kamala Harris’s Vice-Presidency Gets a Little Bit BiggerIt’s looking more and more like she is poised to wield a whole new kind of influence as second-in-command.
  44. vision 2020
    The 25th Amendment Won’t Save Us From a Roided-Out TrumpThe president’s erratic behavior could get worse, thanks to a new drug he’s on. The options in that scenario are not reassuring, to put it mildly.
  45. white house outbreak
    Plexiglass Will Separate Harris and Pence at the Vice-Presidential DebateThe measure is consistent with CDC recommendations, though a spokesperson for Pence made fun of the idea.
  46. vision 2020
    What Happens If the President Is Incapacitated or Dies Before January?Trump’s COVID diagnosis raises questions about the 25th Amendment and line of succession. Rules for candidates are murky, but it’s too late to change.
  47. vision 2020
    Pelosi Makes Plans for House Election of PresidentIf the Electoral College is deadlocked, the House will elect the next president under a scenario favoring Republicans that Pelosi will try to reverse.
  48. vision 2020
    Former Pence Aide Endorses Biden: ‘Trump Doesn’t Care About Anyone Else’“It was shocking to see the president saying that the virus was a hoax,” said Olivia Troye, Pence’s former top aide on the COVID-19 task force.
  49. contested election
    The System for Resolving a Contested Presidential Election Is Also a MessThe two-week period in Congress in January is convoluted, depends on the good faith of the party in power, and requires lawmakers to act briskly.
  50. vision 2020
    Vice-Presidential Debate Moderator Hosted Party Honoring Pence ProtégéIn D.C., journalists and the powerful people they cover are often friends. Is that a problem when it comes to moderating a high-stakes debate?
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