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UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:21 p.m.

Pence casts tie-breaking vote to let states withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood

Senate Republicans needed Vice President Mike Pence to dash to the Capitol twice on Thursday to cast tie-breaking votes to pass legislation that will make it easier for states to …


Mike Pence on his immigrant grandfather: He was right to come to America.

WASHINGTON – On the same day that a Hawaii judge blocked the administration’s second travel ban for six Muslim countries, Vice President Mike Pence made a heartfelt, impassioned case for …


UPDATED: Sat., March 11, 2017, 9:25 p.m.

Pence relies more on charm than oratory to push the GOP health-care plan in Kentucky

Vice President Mike Pence was in full charm mode Saturday when he touched down here for a visit to try to sell the Republican health-care plan in a state that …


Cruz pushes Obamacare repeal gambit that could roil U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz is pushing a novel strategy to blow up Obamacare, but it just might blow up the Senate too. The Texas senator is unhappy with what many …


UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Pence fought against releasing records as Indiana governor

Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was …


UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:02 p.m.

Pence used a private email account to conduct state business as governor

Vice President Mike Pence used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana’s governor, according to public records obtained by the Indianapolis Star.


Pence to deliver commencement address at Notre Dame in May

Vice President Mike Pence will deliver this year’s commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Pence says in a statement that it’s “extraordinarily humbling” to be able to return …


In trip to Brussels, Pence tries soothing anxious leaders with pro-EU message

Vice President Mike Pence assured nervous European leaders Monday that the Trump administration is committed to “cooperation and partnership” with the European Union, in a bid to quiet fears that …


Pence was disappointed Flynn gave him inaccurate information

Vice President Mike Pence says he was “disappointed” to learn that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had withheld information from him but supports President Donald Trump’s decision to dismiss …


Pence arrives in Germany for meetings with world leaders

Vice President Mike Pence has arrived in Germany for his first overseas trip as vice president. Pence’s Air Force Two has landed in Munich, where he is set to deliver …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Flynn was never suitable for NSA job

Flynn’s departure is also good news because he was as volatile presence in the administration as he was in the Trump campaign,


Trump knew Flynn misled officials on Russia calls for ‘weeks,’ White House says

President Donald Trump was aware that his national security adviser Michael Flynn had misled White House officials and Vice President Mike Pence for “weeks” before he was forced to resign …


Pence said to base Russia remarks on what Flynn had told him

Vice President Mike Pence’s assertion in a televised interview that National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hadn’t discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with the Russian ambassador was based on what Flynn …


Karen Pence hires former Barbara Bush staffer as chief of staff

Kristan King Nevins has been named chief of staff to Karen Pence, the wife of Vice President Mike Pence.


Despite earlier remarks, Pence applauds Trump’s ban on refugees

Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary James Mattis stood directly behind their boss Friday, one man on each side, as President Donald Trump announced an order that will ban …


Withdrawing Obama climate plan would ‘lead to more litigation,’ AGs warn Trump

Donald Trump has not yet taken office – but already, legal chess moves over how to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature climate policy, the Clean Power Plan, are being telegraphed.


Indiana teachers in wealthy districts paid $2,400 bonuses. Those in poor districts got $42.

In 2013, then-Indiana Gov. – and now Vice president-elect – Mike Pence proposed a state budget item that would award public school districts and their educators annual bonuses based on …


Carrier factory union chief standing ground against Trump

A local union president slammed by Donald Trump on Twitter stood his ground Thursday, maintaining the president-elect gave false hope to hundreds of workers by inflating the number of jobs …


Trump pledges ‘consequences’ for US firms moving offshore

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday warned that the government would punish companies seeking to move operations overseas with “consequences,” setting the stage for an unusual level of intervention by the …


Huge unanswered questions about Trump’s deal with Carrier to save Indiana jobs

We don’t know yet, for certain, how Donald Trump and Mike Pence convinced Carrier to reverse course and decide not to ship close to 1,000 Indiana jobs to Mexico. What …


Carrier says it has deal with Trump to keep jobs in Indiana

Air conditioning company Carrier Corp. says it has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump to keep nearly 1,000 jobs in Indiana. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence plan to …


Pence aide canceled lobbying contract ahead of ban

A key aide to Vice President-elect Mike Pence removed himself from the U.S. government’s rolls of federal lobbyists and canceled a lucrative lobbying contract with the state of Indiana days …


VP-elect Mike Pence’s plane landed halfway down runway, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board says a plane that overran a runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport last month while carrying Republican then-vice presidential candidate Mike Pence “floated” nearly halfway …


‘Hamilton’ actor says statement to Pence is ‘nothing to apologize for’

If Donald Trump is waiting for an apology from the cast of “Hamilton,” he will have to continue to wait.


Gays can be reformed, just like arsonists, Trump’s new domestic policy adviser has said

Ken Blackwell, tapped last week by President-elect Donald Trump to head domestic policy during the businessman’s transition to the White House, has made anti-LGBT statements for years. Among them: Homosexuality …


‘Hamilton’ member gives Pence earful; Trump: ‘Apologize!’

President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday demanded an apology from the “Hamilton” cast member who gave Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality.


Pence tells House GOP to get ready for sweeping legislation

Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.


Trump, Pence to discuss Cabinet picks as tension mounts with some Republicans

President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony …


Trump shakes up transition team, elevates Pence’s role

President-elect Donald Trump shook up his transition team Friday as he plunged into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations.


Mike Pence won’t say whether Paul Ryan should be House speaker

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence declined to say whether Paul Ryan should be re-elected as speaker of the House, withholding support from a close friend and ally in the …