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UPDATED: Wed., July 29, 2020

Trump on his own yet again as he skips farewell to Lewis

One by one, they passed through the grand Capitol Rotunda to pay respects to the civil rights icon. It was a solemn display of unity as congressional leaders from both …


UPDATED: Tue., July 14, 2020

Pence heads to Louisiana amid renewed surge in virus cases

Vice President Mike Pence visited Louisiana on Tuesday, which has reemerged as one of the nation’s hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak …


Pence aide who had COVID-19 returns to work

Vice President Mike Pence’s chief spokeswoman said Tuesday that she has recovered from coronavirus and is back at work.


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Trump, GOP launch broad attack on Russia probe foundations

President Donald Trump and Republicans are launching a broad election-year attack on the foundation of the Russia investigation.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Trump faces virus at White House amid push to ‘reopen’ U.S.

As he encourages the country to “reopen,” President Donald Trump is confronting cases of the coronavirus in his own home, spotlighting the challenge the White House faces in instilling confidence …


UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

Aide to Vice President Pence tests positive for coronavirus

An aide to Vice President Mike Pence has the coronavirus, marking the second person in the White House complex known to test positive this week.


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Pence: Citation for small church service ‘beyond the pale’

Vice President Mike Pence says it is “beyond the pale” that the pastor of a Virginia church was issued a criminal citation for having 16 people at a Palm Sunday …


UPDATED: Fri., April 24, 2020

Pence a voice of calm on virus — balancing health, politics

Watching as nearly 1,000 Air Force Academy cadets celebrated their graduation standing 8 feet apart, Vice President Mike Pence choked up briefly at that slice of life in a nation …


Trump says governors play ‘political game’ with virus tests

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Monday of playing “a very dangerous political game” by insisting there is a shortage of tests for the coronavirus, and Vice President Mike Pence …


UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Commissioners tell Vice President Pence no college football before campuses open

The commissioners of the major college football conferences have told Vice President Mike Pence college sports cannot return from the coronavirus shutdown until campuses have re-opened


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Pence and Inslee talk, despite Trump’s suggestion

Mike Pence talked with Gov. Jay Inslee by phone Monday, despite the suggestion by President Donald Trump last week that the vice president stop calling.


Spin Control: Some have trouble dropping the partisan jabs as they respond to coronavirus

Coronavirus cooperation doesn’t stop all of the partisan brickbats.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

Trump says he’s asked Pence to stop calling Washington Gov. Jay Inslee

Gov. Jay Inslee isn’t being “appreciative,” President Donald Trump said Friday, adding he’s told Vice President Mike Pence not to call Washington’s chief executive.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Trump calls Inslee ‘a snake,’ disputes administration’s satisfaction with coronavirus control

A day after Vice President Mike Pence visited Washington and praised state officials for their response to the public health emergency, President Donald Trump said he didn’t agree and advised …


UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2020

Pence offers praise, supplies, assurances to Inslee at ‘front lines’ of coronavirus fight

Vice President Mike Pence brought praise Thursday for the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, assurances of federal help and much needed supplies to aid in that effort.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: A eulogy for competence

Consider this a eulogy for competence. It’s an appreciation long overdue, but then, competence – the quality of being equal to the situation, of knowing what to do – was …


UPDATED: Sun., March 1, 2020

Trump administration officials seek to calm public as new US virus cases reported

Vice President Mike Pence sought Sunday to reassure the American public the federal government is working to make sure state and local authorities are able to test for coronavirus, as …


Gov. Jay Inslee’s blunt advice to Pence on coronavirus: Stick to the science

The governor of Washington said the vice president called to thank his state for their efforts against the novel coronavirus – and got a blunt message back.


Gov. Jay Inslee’s blunt advice to Pence on coronavirus: Stick to the science

The governor of Washington said the vice president called to thank his state for their efforts against the novel coronavirus - and got a blunt message back.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 27, 2020

Pence’s handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny

Vice President Mike Pence’s handling of an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana when he was governor is getting new scrutiny now that President Donald Trump has tasked him with overseeing …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

US Vice President Pence to Pope Francis: you made me a hero

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Pope Francis, “You made me a hero“ back home by granting him a private audience at the Vatican on Friday.


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 …