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UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:27 p.m.

Pence calls for NASA to send humans to the moon within five years

Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called for American astronauts to return to the lunar surface within five years, a bold and exceedingly difficult challenge that would push NASA to …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 9:54 p.m.

Trump, top national security officials discuss Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and his national security team had an hourlong, classified meeting on Afghanistan on Friday, a day after a top Afghan official openly complained that the Trump administration …


Eyeing 2020, White House steps up ‘socialism’ attack on Dems

As the White House gears up for the 2020 campaign, it’s pressing the case that Democrats are rallying behind what it’s calling the policies of “socialism.”


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

Trump says ‘not much headway’ in talks as shutdown drags on

With many federal workers frozen out of the jobs and vacationers blocked from public attractions their tax dollars pay for, talks between White House officials and congressional aides kicked off …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

Pence outlines U.S. Space Force plan for ‘next battlefield’

Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:39 a.m.

Trump: U.S. to impose sanctions on Turkey over detained pastor

The United States threatened NATO ally Turkey with sanctions Thursday over a detained American pastor held on terror and espionage charges.


Vice President Pence says it’s time for special counsel to ‘wrap up’ Russia investigation

Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday urged special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to bring his investigation into Russian election interference to a close, saying “it’s time to wrap it …


U.S. asks Organization of American States to suspend Venezuela

The United States on Monday asked the countries of the Western Hemisphere to suspend Venezuela from the 35-nation Organization of American States.


John Oliver spoofs Pence picture book about bunny

John Oliver’s spoof of a new picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence was No. 1 on Amazon.com and out of stock as of midday …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 8:52 p.m.

Pence pouring cold water on warming ties between 2 Koreas

Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. is preparing to announce the “toughest and most aggressive” economic sanctions against North Korea in the coming days, boosting pressure on the bellicose …


Pence trip to Asia, Olympics aimed at countering North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence’s six-day swing through Asia, anchored by a stop at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, is set to focus less on sports than the host country’s …


Pence touts tax cuts, slams Manchin in West Virginia

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to West Virginia Wednesday to tout the impact of tax cuts and pick a fight with the state’s Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who voted against …


Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

Extending his hand at the holiest site where Jews can pray, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall on Tuesday amid tensions with the Palestinians over President Donald Trump’s …


Pence defends Trump on disparaging comments about Africa

Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump on the president’s disparaging comments about immigrants from Africa and Haiti.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Pence tells Israel U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs …


A pastor lights into President Trump – with Vice President Pence sitting in the front pew

Like many people, the Rev. Maurice Watson issued a stern and very public rebuke of President Donald Trump’s Oval Office comments about immigrants from “shithole countries.”


Pence to visit Middle East this month following postponement

Vice President Mike Pence will visit Egypt, Jordan and Israel this month after postponing a trip to the Middle East in December following President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Pence’s office says visit to Israel remains in plans

Mike Pence’s office on Monday said the U.S. vice president still plans on visiting Israel this month, despite an apparent delay in the schedule.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

Pence to Afghan president: U.S. is ‘here to see this through’

Vice President Mike Pence told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on a secret visit to Afghanistan on Thursday that the U.S. is “here to see this through” as they discussed a …


Pence to delay Mideast trip as tax deal nears vote

Vice President Mike Pence is delaying his weekend departure for the Middle East as Congress nears completion of a tax overhaul, his office announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 8:45 p.m.

Key players in the Michael Flynn investigation

A list of key players relevant to the special counsel investigation into former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.


Pence helps give Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday washing

Vice President Mike and his wife, Karen, joined several dozen volunteers to give the Vietnam Veterans Memorial a holiday cleaning.


Former inmate sues over conviction Pence wouldn’t pardon

A Chicago man pardoned after spending nearly a decade in prison for an armed robbery he didn’t commit sued a northern Indiana city, its police chief and three officers on …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

Pence: Will keep pressuring North Korea to drop nuke plans

Vice President Mike Pence is headed for North Dakota’s Minot Air Force Base, the second time in six weeks that a top Trump administration official has visited the nuclear weapons …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 11:47 a.m.

Indiana vague about reasons for withholding Pence’s emails

Indiana officials are refusing to release an indeterminate number of emails from private AOL.com accounts Mike Pence used as governor, and they’re not saying whether the vice president’s lawyers influenced …


Trump campaign raising money off Pence walking out of NFL game

President Donald Trump’s joint fundraising committee sent an email Monday asking donors to show support for Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to leave an NFL game in Indianapolis after some …


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Vice President Pence walks out of Colts game over 49ers’ national anthem protests

Pence, the former governor of Indiana, left Lucas Oil Stadium, tweeting early Sunday afternoon that he “and @POTUS (President Donald Trump) will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, …


Pence to speak at manufacturer that sent jobs to Mexico in 2009

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to appear later this week at a company that drew condemnation for negotiating concessions from a union and then shifting production to Mexico anyway …


In debut at UN, Trump to offer assurances, warnings

President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the U.N. General Assembly next week to offer warmth to the United States’ allies and warnings to its adversaries.