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Pence visits Iraq to reassure Kurdish allies

Vice President Mike Pence made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday, where he met the president of the country’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to reassure the longtime allies who fought …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns

Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he has no recollection of a conversation described by Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations sought by President …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 17, 2019

Administration hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

Vice President Mike Pence announced Thursday that the U.S. and Turkey had agreed to a five-day cease-fire in northern Syria to allow for a Kurdish withdrawal from a security zone …


Pence defends stay at Trump property in Ireland

Pence defends his decision to stay at a Trump property in Ireland amid criticism by Democrats that he’s enriching Trump at taxpayer expense.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

Pence: ‘The Bible stays’ at veterans hospital facing lawsuit

Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on a First-Amendment lawsuit challenging a Bible on display at a New Hampshire veterans hospital, saying under the current administration, “VA hospitals will not …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019

Iceland’s leader won’t be around to welcome Pence

Iceland’s leader has announced she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep a prior commitment to attend a trade union conference …


U.S. officials shield Ivanka Trump, Pence projects in review of foreign aid

In coming days, the White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress for returning billions of dollars of unspent foreign aid funds to the Treasury in a process …


Pence abruptly cancels New Hampshire trip

Vice President Mike Pence has abruptly canceled a planned trip to New Hampshire, but the White House and his office refuse to say why.


Pence launches ‘Latinos for Trump’ coalition

Vice President Mike Pence told a Latino crowd Tuesday that President Trump has been “a great champion of Latino and Hispanic Americans,” touting the president’s economic policies while warning Democrats …


Pence honors fallen service members at Arlington cemetery

Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for …


Pence slams district court rulings against Trump policies

Vice President Mike Pence has announced that the Trump administration intends to challenge the right of federal district courts to issue rulings blocking nationwide policies


Pence says U.S. wants Maduro out and ‘all options’ on table

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told the Security Council the Trump administration is determined to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power, preferably through diplomatic and economic pressure, but “all options …


John Oliver’s parody book among most ‘challenged’ works

Not everyone was amused by the John Oliver send-up of a picture book by the wife and daughter of Vice President Mike Pence.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

Farmer Jeff Jorgenson looks out over 750 acres of cropland submerged beneath the swollen Missouri River, and he knows he probably won’t plant this year.


Vice President Pence: America needs a Space Force

To meet the emerging threats in space, the newest war-fighting domain, the president has called for the creation of the U.S. Space Force.


US Vice President Mike Pence makes his first Auschwitz visit

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the memorial site of Auschwitz on Friday along with the Polish president and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, viewing a train …


Hashtag stirs debate over role of Christian schools in U.S.

Provocative hashtag, vice president’s wife rekindle debate over role of Christian schools in U.S.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019

Pence’s pickle: How to bargain when no one speaks for Trump

The vice president has been one of the administration’s most visible emissaries during the shutdown fight, meeting with lawmakers, sitting for interviews and leading staff-level talks.


Mike Pence: U.S. seeks collaboration, not control, in Indo-Pacific

Last year in Vietnam, President Donald Trump laid out the United States’ vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. Next week, on the president’s behalf, I will lead a delegation …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018

President Trump endorses Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in race against Lisa Brown

The president tweeted his support Monday night, part of a series of endorsements for eight GOP lawmakers in the run-up to the first midterm of Trump’s administration.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Spokane will likely pick up $20,000-plus tab for Pence security

The Spokane Police Department estimates that Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Spokane may cost the city between $20,000 and $25,000.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

City likely to cover the policing cost for Pence’s Spokane visit; new citizen thrilled to meet VP

The cost to the city of Spokane for providing police protection for Vice President Mike Pence’s visit likely will be in the thousands.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018

Pence, on campaign stop in Spokane, says D.C. needs McMorris Rodgers

Vice President Mike Pence called U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers “one of the most important voices in Washington, D.C.” during a campaign luncheon for the Republican congresswoman Tuesday afternoon at …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018

Protesters inflate Baby Trump balloon outside Spokane campaign fundraiser featuring Mike Pence

It was Vice President Mike Pence who visited Spokane on Tuesday. But the focus of protesters outside his campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was his boss.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018

Giant ‘Baby Trump’ balloon is coming to Spokane to protest Pence visit

A 20-foot inflatable baby Trump figure is coming to Spokane to fly during Vice President Mike Pence’s visit on Tuesday.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018

Mike Pence stump speech for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers tentatively scheduled for early October in Spokane

The list of top Republicans coming to Spokane to stump for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers this fall will include Vice President Mike Pence.


U.S. marks 9/11 anniversary; Trump to mark it at Pa. memorial

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with somber tributes, volunteer projects and a new monument to victims.


UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018

VP Pence defends immigration agency, rips Democrats

Vice President Mike Pence on Friday defended federal immigration authorities against what he called “spurious attacks,” accusing Democrats of making opposition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement central to their …


VP Mike Pence takes impromptu stroll in Gasoline Alley at Indy

Vice President Mike Pence surprised Indianapolis 500 organizers and fans by taking an impromptu stroll through Gasoline Alley and toward pit lane during Friday’s practice. The former Indiana governor spent …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018

Summit is set: Trump-Kim to meet June 12 in Singapore

Envisioning “a very special moment for world peace,” President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will meet North Korea’s Kim Jong Un for highly anticipated summit talks in Singapore on June …