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Mike Pence

  1. early and often
    What If Vivek Ramaswamy Is the Future of Politics?He has emerged on the national stage as some unholy amalgamation of Obama, Trump, and Musk.
  2. republican debate
    34 Things You Missed at the First Republican DebateThe candidates danced around Trump, called for invading Mexico, and ganged up on Vivek Ramaswamy. Here are the highs and lows.
  3. republican presidential debates
    3 Things at Stake in the First GOP Primary DebateEven with Donald Trump offstage, the showdown in Milwaukee could change the trajectory of the 2024 campaign.
  4. early and often
    Pence Is Finally Embracing His Role As January 6 SpoilerHaving campaigned on old-school conservatism, the “too honest” former veep may now dominate the ranks of anti-Trump candidates.
  5. the national interest
    Pence Makes It Clear Why It’s Necessary to Prosecute TrumpThe GOP punishes the man who was “too honest,” not the coup leader.
  6. early and often
    Pence Raps DeSantis for Boosting ‘Pro-Abortion’ RFK Jr.DeSantis tried to own the libs by joking about inflicting the anti-vaxxer on the CDC or FDA. Old-school culture warriors like Pence weren’t laughing.
  7. tremendous content
    Kari Lake Auditions to Be Trump’s Next Pence and/or MelaniaAn innuendo-laced report that Trump’s potential VP pick “practically lives” at Mar-a-Lago is raising uncomfortable questions.
  8. the national interest
    Mike Pence Says Trump Can Commit All the Crimes He WishesEnforcing the law would be “divisive.”
  9. early and often
    Pence’s Presidential-Launch Video Doesn’t Even Mention January 6 — or TrumpThe former veep’s record is dull, and his path to the nomination is very narrow.
  10. early and often
    Mike Pence Wants Republicans to Run on Their Most Unpopular IdeasThe former veep thinks the GOP should return to pre-Trump policies like free trade, entitlement reform, and forever wars.
  11. life after roe
    Trump and Pence Struggle for the Souls of Iowa EvangelicalsPence stressed his support for a national abortion ban while Trump reminded conservative evangelicals he had kept his promises to them.
  12. early and often
    Don’t Get Too Attached to This New Batch of Presidential CandidatesRecent presidential cycles have been littered with candidates who dropped out before any votes were cast. It could happen again in 2024.
  13. early and often
    The Haley-Scott Primary Within the PrimaryOne of these two candidates from the same state needs to make a move sooner rather than later.
  14. early and often
    Mike Pence’s 2024 Support Might Be Even Weaker Than It LooksThe former veep is polling in the single digits. He’s alienated just about everyone, so it’s hard to see how he could improve.
  15. 2024 presidential election
    Now He Tells Us: Pence Suggests Trump Is Not Much of a ChristianNo one has vouched for Donald Trump’s religious authenticity more than his pious and sycophantic veep. Renouncing it all now seems hypocritical.
  16. early and often
    Trump Says January 6 Violence Was Actually Pence’s FaultIn Trump’s twisted logic, Pence is to blame for the Capitol riot because he refused to steal the 2020 election peacefully.
  17. early and often
    Mike Pence’s Condemnation of Trump Is Still a Sad Work in ProgressThe former vice president’s latest “sharpest” attack on his horrible boss was dull on arrival.
  18. early and often
    Mike Pence’s 2024 Strategy Totally Depends on Iowa EvangelicalsThe former VP has an extremely narrow path to viability in 2024. It runs through Iowa — following the course set by Huckabee, Santorum, and Cruz.
  19. early and often
    The DOJ Wants to Know What Mike Pence Knows About January 6Prosecutors investigating Trump’s attempt to stay in office reportedly want Pence to testify, which could spell big trouble for his former boss.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.”
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  50. 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.
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