Mike Pence is busy building his own political operation. But close as he is to the presidency, his chances of ever getting the job fall somewhere between remote and imaginary.
It's difficult to overstate the hope that many Democrats have placed in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's to turn up evidence that will damage the presidency of Donald Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that the White House mishandled the allegations involving former staff secretary Rob Porter.
Vice President Mike Pence pressed Myanmar’s military to end its violent campaign against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority and urged the U.N. Security Council to respond forcefully to the resulting humanitarian crisis in Southeast Asia.
“Today’s article in the New York Times is disgraceful and offensive to me, my family and our entire team,” the vice president said in a statement.
As the White House’s controversial voter fraud panel gathered for its first meeting, President Trump accused states that didn’t turn over data of hiding “something.”
The vice president earlier denied the Trump campaign had contacted Russians trying to affect the election. Now he’s simply “not focused” on such stories.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” the president would not comment on Pyongyang’s failed weekend launch of ballistic missile. Trump also appeared to conflate supreme leader Kim Jong Un with Un’s late father, Kim Jong Il.
Vice President Mike Pence dismissed concerns Thursday about the pace of Republican plans to repeal and replace the health care law passed by Democrats under President Barack Obama, promising an “orderly transition” to a new system. It was the only comment by Pence in a 20-minute speech that went beyond boilerplate rhetoric and touched on challenges facing the new administration.
President Trump’s comments about Russian President Vladimir Putin in a pre-taped interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly scheduled to air before Sunday’s Super Bowl are raising eyebrows among some Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. When O’Reilly described Putin as “a killer,” Trump said the United States has killers too. “There are a lot of killers,” Trump said.
Vice President Mike Pence declared the Trump administration’s commitment to the antiabortion movement at the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.
President-elect Donald Trump continued his Twitter assault on Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who are trying to block Republicans and the incoming administration from repealing the Affordable Care Act. “The Democrats, lead [sic] by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in,” Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that the first priority of President-elect Donald Trump is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. “Obamacare has failed,” Pence said after a meeting with House Republicans on Wednesday. Pence said Trump will sign executive orders related to repealing President Obama’s signature health care law on his first day in office Jan. 20.
Trump's event was the kickoff for what his team is billing as a "Thank You Tour," and his aides are quick to correct anyone who refers to it as a victory lap. All the rallies are expected to take place in key states where Trump scored victories.
Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in the U.S., says he started receiving harassing phone calls a half hour after Trump slammed him on Twitter. “I’ve been doing this job for 30 years,” Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, told CNN on Thursday morning.
Michael Flynn Jr., the son of incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn who helped spread the so-called Pizzagate conspiracy, has no involvement in President-elect Donald Trump’s transition, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said on Tuesday. “Gen. Flynn’s son has no involvement in the transition whatsoever,” Pence said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. Pence admitted later Tuesday afternoon that he had understated the son’s role. During a somewhat tense CNN interview, anchor Jake Tapper repeatedly pressed Pence as to whether he was aware that the transition had asked for Flynn Jr. to receive a security clearance.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says he doesn’t care that Donald Trump continues to tweet outlandish claims as president-elect as long as Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress get things done when he’s in the Oval Office. “That’s what’s going to matter at the end of the day,” Ryan said in an interview that aired on CBS’ “60 Minutes” Sunday. It was a stunning claim as there is no evidence of significant voter fraud.
President-elect Donald Trump continued to meet with advisers and possible cabinet appointees at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. Quayle strolled through the lobby accompanied by Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to Trump who stopped to pose for a photo with a fan who apparently didn’t want the former vice president in the frame.
Brandon Victor Dixon wasn’t going to throw away his shot to speak his mind to the man leading Donald Trump’s transition team.
For much of the last eight years, Barack Obama has been struggling to keep a promise he made to his wife to quit smoking when he ran for president. Except that several key members of Trump’s transition team have ties to the tobacco industry — ties that have the anticigarette group Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) “absolutely worried about the Trump administration,” a spokeswoman told Yahoo News.
A reinvigorated Donald Trump thanked Anthony Weiner on Sunday for the disgraced former congressman’s apparent role in the discovery of emails that FBI Director James Comey said were “pertinent” to the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “We never thought we were going to say thank you to Anthony Weiner,” Trump said in between prepared remarks at a rally in Las Vegas — one of three planned for the Republican nominee. Comey sent a letter to Congress Friday announcing a review of the new emails discovered on a laptop belonging to Weiner — the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin — during an FBI investigation into his alleged sexting with a 15-year-old girl.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, was unharmed when the plane he was riding in slid off the runway while landing on a rain-soaked Thursday evening at New York City's LaGuardia Airport, briefly prompting its closure. Turbulent weather was credited for a bumpy approach that caused the Boeing 737 Eastern Airlines charter flight's rough landing. The Associated Press reported that the pilot slammed on the brakes, and passengers reported smelling rubber after the jet came to a halt.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence visited the charred interior of a GOP office in North Carolina that was firebombed over the weekend. The Indiana governor denounced the arson attack as “cowardly” and an “act of political terrorism” after touring the site in the town of Hillsborough. “I wanted to come by to call attention to this cowardly attack on our supporters in North Carolina and to no less extent an attack on the American political system.
Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence on Wednesday framed the decision between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as an epochal choice, and implied that Christians who sit out the election lack courage. What did you do?” Pence said in a speech at Liberty University, a Christian university of 15,000 on-campus students in southwest Virginia. “There’s no place for believers on the sidelines at a time like this,” Pence said.
After largely staying silent for the first few days of the firestorm that erupted after a leaked video showed his running mate making lewd comments about women, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence expressed strong support for Donald Trump on Monday. “It’s been an interesting few days,” Pence said as he began.