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Emails: Conservatives slammed Pence in 2015 for changing law

Then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence faced a firestorm of criticism three years ago after signing a “religious freedom” law critics decried as anti-gay. Now emails released this week to the Associated …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018

Pence protesters win free speech fight over St. Pat’s parade

Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade won a brisk free speech …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018

U.S. says North Korea canceled planned meeting with VP Pence

Vice President Mike Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un’s government canceled at …


Kenworthy embracing LGBT flag-bearer role in Pyeongchang

U.S. skier Gus Kenworthy is vigorously embracing an unofficial role at the Winter Games as flag-bearer for the LGBT community. The 2014 silver medalist hopes to help sport reach a …


Heading home, Pence insists ‘no daylight’ on North Korea

Vice President Mike Pence’s efforts to keep North Korea from stealing the show at the Winter Olympics proved short-lived, drowned out by images of the two Koreas marching and competing …


No Olympic truce for U.S., North Korea in Pyeongchang

Forget an Olympic truce. The rhetoric war between North Korea and the Trump administration hasn’t skipped a beat in Pyeongchang.


Come visit: South Korea’s leader invited to North Korea

A rare invitation to Pyongyang for South Korea’s president marked Day Two of the North Korean Kim dynasty’s southern road tour Saturday, part of an accelerating diplomatic thaw that included …


Pence uses Olympics to push tougher stance on North Korea

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sat just feet apart during Friday’s Olympic opening ceremony but did not interact – in …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018

Pence seeks to reassure allies on North Korean nuclear threat

Vice President Mike Pence is seeking to reassure and refocus American allies on the growing nuclear threat from North Korea with visits to Japan and South Korea this week.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay

Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018

VP Pence says U.S. stands ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with Egypt

Vice President Mike Pence and Egyptian leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi pledged a united front against terrorism in the Mideast as Pence, the highest-level American official to visit the U.S. ally in …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Trump tells March for Life: ‘We are with you all the way’

President Donald Trump on Friday delivered new support to the anti-abortion movement he once opposed, telling thousands of activists demonstrating in the annual March for Life, “We are with you …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Pence’s Mideast trip still on

Vice President Mike Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times” in his heart.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017

White House signals Western Wall has to be part of Israel

Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017

Pastor: Texas church that was attacked will be demolished

The Texas church where more than two dozen people were killed by a gunman during Sunday services will be demolished, the pastor said.


Big banks score win with scrapping of consumer dispute rule

President Trump and Republicans in Congress handed Wall Street banks a big victory by effectively killing off a politically popular rule that would have allowed consumers to band together to …


White House welcomes Senate vote killing consumer rule

The White House is welcoming a congressional measure killing the ability of millions of Americans to band together to sue bank or credit card companies to resolve financial disputes in …


Senate kills new rule allowing class-action lawsuits against banks after Pence casts deciding vote

The Senate voted Tuesday night to kill a controversial rule that would have allowed Americans to file class-action suits against banks instead of being forced in many cases into private …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017

Mike Pence’s brother plans to run for Congress

Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017

Obama to campaign in Virginia governor’s race

Former President Barack Obama is set to return to the campaign trail for the first time since he left office with a rally to help Democrat Ralph Northam in Virginia’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017

Trump, Pence, Bannon campaign in key Alabama Senate race

Sen. Luther Strange and challenger Roy Moore head into their final full day of campaigning in Alabama before Tuesday’s Republican runoff for U.S. Senate.


Pence making tax reform case in Indiana with eye on Donnelly

Vice President Mike Pence will make the Republican case for a federal tax code overhaul during a speech Friday in his home state of Indiana.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 31, 2017

Vice President Pence surveys Harvey’s wreckage in Texas

Donning blue work gloves and dispensing hugs, Vice President Mike Pence cleared storm debris and comforted Texans grappling with the aftermath of Harvey’s destruction on Thursday, bringing a more personal …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017

Venezuela’s Maduro vows to punish opponents for U.S. sanctions

The Trump administration on Friday slapped sweeping financial sanctions on Venezuela, dramatically ratcheting up tensions between the two countries and making it harder for embattled President Nicolas Maduro to raise …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

Pence denies report of 2020 presidential ambitions

Vice President Mike Pence denied Sunday that he is considering running for president in 2020, issuing a statement that demonstrated how sensitive the White House is to any suggestion that …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017

Pence hands over AOL emails from time as Indiana’s governor

Vice President Mike Pence has turned over emails from a private AOL.com account he used to conduct official business while he was Indiana’s governor.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017

Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017

Pence pledges support for Georgia, condemns Russian moves

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged support Tuesday for the former Soviet republic of Georgia, his second stop on a European trip backing nations that feel threatened by Russian aggression.


UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017

VP Pence in Estonia: Attack on one NATO ally is attack on all

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday strongly pledged America’s commitment to protecting NATO allies against attacks, including the Baltic states, which have anxiously watched a growing Russian military presence …