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Mike Pence

  1. vision 2020
    Kamala Harris Is the Sensible VP Choice for a Sensible NomineeJoe Biden’s running mate has real strengths and few real weaknesses, making her a logical pick.
  2. coronavirus
    There Are Now More Than 20 Million COVID Cases WorldwideThe U.S. recorded nearly 2 million new cases in July alone.
  3. supreme court
    Pence Goes After John Roberts As ‘Disappointment to Conservatives’In an interview with a Christian right journalist, the VP promises that Trump will consummate a judicial counterrevolution in his second term.
  4. vision 2020
    A Short History of the Veep RevealThere may be less drama this year, but Biden’s announcement will be the biggest news before his own acceptance speech.
  5. coronavirus
    Pence Announces CDC Will Change School-Reopening Guidance After Trump ComplaintThe administration continues to overrule public-health officials six months after learning the peril of doing so.
  6. soullessness
    Area Republican Fully Devoid of EmpathyPence spokesperson Katie Miller reportedly said she was sent to child detention centers at the border to learn compassion, but “it didn’t work.”
  7. vision 2020
    Could Dumping Pence Be a Last-Minute Game Changer for Trump?Incapable of changing his ways to salvage reelection, Trump might decide blaming the coronavirus mess on Pence and dropping him is the only option.
  8. last night on late night
    John Oliver Taunts Republicans for Not ‘Capitalizing’ on Coronavirus ‘Correctly’“You f*cking idiots!”
  9. coronavirus
    No Plans in Coronavirus-Infected White House for President PelosiIf they’re going to court disaster by eschewing health precautions, Trump and Pence need to plan for what they’ll do if it strikes.
  10. coronavirus
    Mike Pence Really, Really Doesn’t Want to Wear a MaskThe vice-president just can’t stop flouting federal guidelines around coronavirus protection.
  11. coronavirus
    Everything We Know About the White House Coronavirus OutbreakTwo staffers have tested positive, and several officials are under self-quarantine, now that the virus has arrived at the White House.
  12. trump administration
    Pence Spokesperson Katie Miller Tests Positive for the CoronavirusMiller is married to top Trump adviser Stephen Miller. It is not yet clear how many White House aides and officials may have been exposed.
  13. coronavirus
    Pence’s Excuse for Not Wearing a Mask to the Mayo Clinic Doesn’t Make SenseThe VP said he wanted to thank health-care workers “by looking them in the eye,” which he could still do with a mask over his nose and mouth.
  14. coronavirus
    Trump Throws Brian Kemp Under the Bus on Business ReopeningsThe Georgia governor thought he was following the president’s wishes by quickly reopening Georgia businesses. But Trump zigged when Kemp zagged.
  15. vision 2020
    The Post-Pandemic Trump 2024 ScenarioIf he can blame a defeat on COVID-19, Trump might decide he needs to Make America Great Again again.
  16. the national interest
    Pence, in Craziest Lie Yet, Denies Trump Ever Downplayed the Coronavirus“I don’t believe the president has ever belittled the threat of the coronavirus.” What?
  17. vision 2020
    What Happens If a Presidential Nominee Is Infected by Coronavirus?With two presumptive nominees in their mid-to-late 70s, it’s time to look at the fine print of the Constitution and party procedures.
  18. coronavirus
    Trump Already Losing Patience With Being Semi-ResponsibleIf markets continue to tumble, Trump may try to simply call off the coronavirus crisis before the spread of the illness is stopped.
  19. coronavirus
    Elon Musk Can’t Solve ThisHospitals don’t have enough ventilators and car manufacturers can’t change that.
  20. coronavirus
    Member of Vice-President Pence’s Office Tests Positive for COVID-19The coronavirus has landed next door to the White House.
  21. coronavirus
    Our System of Federalism Is a Huge Problem in Fighting CoronavirusChaotic national leadership in a public-health crisis is bad enough, but our chaotic and decentralized system makes it all worse.
  22. coronavirus
    Trump Announces Mike Pence Will Lead the White House’s Coronavirus ResponseThe vice-president’s public health record isn’t stellar: As late as 2000, he wrote that “smoking does not kill.”
  23. impeachment
    Pence Is Right: Trump Is a Lot Like Andrew JohnsonPence embraces the discredited Jim Crow theory of Johnson’s victimization and Reconstruction’s evil. But Trump does emulate his scofflaw behavior.
  24. ukraine scandal
    Lev Parnas and His Powerful Republican Friends: A Photo AlbumNo one knows Lev Parnas, but somehow they’ve all taken pictures with him.
  25. iran
    Iran Is Not a Threat to Our Security. Trump’s Saber-Rattling Is.Trump wants Americans to see Iran as an irrational, terroristic menace. But Tehran’s response to the killing of Soleimani proves that it is not.
  26. 2019 elections
    More Red-State Alarms for Trump in Louisiana Governor’s RaceTrump went all in for Eddie Rispone, but Democrat John Bel Edwards won on the strength of African-American turnout.
  27. foreign policy
    Pence Says Turkey Has Agreed to Cease-fire in SyriaTurkey has reportedly agreed to halt its invasion for five days so that Kurdish forces can peacefully withdraw from the contested region.
  28. the national interest
    Watch Mike Pence Refuse to Say What He Knew About the Ukraine PlotPence knew what Trump was doing in Ukraine and helped him do it.
  29. corruption
    Trump’s (Insane) Conflict of Interest in the Turkey-Syria DisputeTrump collects millions in royalties from a licensing agreement in Istanbul — a deal that an ally of Erdogan could cancel at any time.
  30. snl
    Matthew Broderick Takes a Day Off to Star in SNL Cold Open As Mike PompeoPompeo? Pompeo? Pompeo?
  31. vision 2020
    What Will Republicans Do If Trump Goes Down?It’s unlikely, but if it happens, Republicans better hope Mike Pence survives the scandal, because there’s no obvious party savior otherwise.
  32. the national interest
    The Only Issue Left Is Trump’s ‘Absolute Right’ to Solicit CollusionEither Trump gets impeached, or he spends the next year trading American policy for foreign dirt on his rivals.
  33. the national circus
    Frank Rich: Trump’s Wrecking-Ball Impeachment DefenseHis brand is chaos. What does that look like when our very constitutional order is at stake?
  34. the national interest
    Pence: I Participated in the Ukraine Plot But Only As a PatsyVice-president goes with stupidity defense because alternative is worse.
  35. trump impeachment
    Behind the ‘Civil War’ Quote: Trump May Fear the Christian Right Wants PencePraising Robert Jeffress’s impeachment warning may signal that Trump wants to shore up support from the Christian right.
  36. the national interest
    The Ukraine Scandal Is Not One Phone Call. It’s a Massive Plot.Many people were involved in Trump’s scheme to turn U.S. foreign policy into a political weapon.
  37. please mother
    Mother Pence Reportedly Wouldn’t Kiss Her Victorious BoyA new book says the second lady rebuffed her husband’s advances twice on Election Day.
  38. the national interest
    Why Mike Pence Is Lining Trump’s Pockets With Taxpayer DollarsThe point isn’t the money; it’s the complicity.
  39. nikki haley
    Nikki Haley Pledges Allegiance to Trump-Pence 2020The former governor and ambassador is exhibiting her ambitions in denying any ambition to supplant the veep on the Trump ticket.
  40. migrant crisis
    Lindsey Graham: ‘I Don’t Care’ if Migrants Stay in Detention for ‘400 Days’After visiting two migrant detention centers in Texas, the South Carolina senator was not filled with sympathy.
  41. vision 2020
    Mike Pence Announces Hail Mary ‘Latinos for Trump’ InitiativeIt’s going to be a hard sell. Democrats are holding on to a roughly two-to-one advantage among the demographic, and Trump’s rhetoric isn’t helping.
  42. mike pence
    Pence Is the Enforcer of Trump’s Compact With the Christian RightPence’s war on Planned Parenthood is just one token of his role in the administration as the chief representative of the Christian right.
  43. evangelicalism
    Mike Pence Tells Evangelical Students They’ll Be ‘Ridiculed’ for Being ChristianAt Liberty University, Pence said that graduates should “be ready” to be made fun of. He may be misinterpreting recent criticism from Pete Buttigieg.
  44. game of veep
    Game of Thrones Had to Edit Out a Mike Pence Battle CryWinterfell was plagued by some political anachronisms.
  45. vision 2020
    Why Republicans Might Not Mind Losing the White House in 2020If Republicans hang onto the Senate in 2020 and have the power to obstruct, they might decide their future looks brighter without the 45th president.
  46. vision 2020
    Franklin Graham Tells Buttigieg to ‘Repent’ Being GayThe president’s good friend thinks he knows more about Pete Buttigieg’s sexual orientation than Mayor Pete’s creator.
  47. interesting times
    Sullivan: There Was No Russia Conspiracy. But Trump Is More Dangerous Than Ever.The Mueller report reveals a man who is a constant threat to the rule of law. Impeachment is the only answer.
  48. who?
    Poll: 12 Percent of Americans Have ‘Never Heard’ of Mike PenceHe may not be the most publicly present vice-president in recent years, but that number still feels a little low.
  49. mike pence
    Another Embarrassing Story of Mike Pence’s Unrequited Love for Trump“I’d like my wife to look at me just for one day the way Mike Pence looks at President Trump every day they’re together.”
  50. religion
    Mayor Pete Is Putting a Spotlight on the Prejudices of the Christian RightButtigieg’s challenge to Pence exposes the atavistic prejudices underlying a homophobia rooted in religious dogma.
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