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Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: Certifying Is a 'Career Killer'

'New York Times' reports on the previously undisclosed warning

(Newser) - The New York Times is reporting on a previously undisclosed warning that then-President Trump delivered to Mike Pence the morning of the Capitol violence:
  • "Mike, this is a political career killer if you do this," Trump told his vice president in a phone call on Jan. 6, 2021,

Pence Answers on Whether He's Endorsing Trump

Ex-VP says he can't 'in good conscience' give his former boss a thumbs-up for November

(Newser) - Mike Pence hasn't shied away from criticizing his old boss, former President Donald Trump, especially regarding the debacle of Jan. 6, but many have been waiting to see if the ex-vice president would offer his thumbs-up to Trump for the upcoming election. Now, we have our answer—and it'...

Pence: Errant Comma in Book Affects Meaning of Trump Line

ABC News also reports former VP nearly skipped the Jan. 6 certification process

(Newser) - Mike Pence became public enemy No. 1 to supporters of then-President Trump when he certified the 2020 election results on Jan. 6, 2021. But a report from ABC News suggests the former vice president came close to skipping the proceedings altogether. Days before the certification, Pence wrote in his personal...

Pence Gives Up on 2024

Pence Abandons Campaign

Former vice president asks Republicans to choose a principled presidential nominee

(Newser) - This was not the stump speech the audience assembled at the Venetian resort on the Las Vegas strip on Saturday was expecting. But Mike Pence told the Republican Jewish Coalition conference that he's suspending his 2024 presidential campaign, Politico reports. "Traveling across the country over the past six...

Things Are Looking Grim for Mike Pence

Latest FEC filings show former VP's campaign is in the red

(Newser) - FEC filings were due at midnight Sunday, and they begin to tell a tale of the Republican presidential primary. As Politico reports, the campaign of former VP Mike Pence is "running on fumes," with just $1.2 million in the coffers and more than $600,000 in debt....

Biden Team, GOP Rivals Wonder What Trump Sees in Hezbollah

Pence, DeSantis join criticism of front-runner for calling terrorist group 'smart'

(Newser) - White House and Biden campaign aides expressed disgust and bafflement Thursday for Donald Trump's expressed admiration for Hezbollah. "Sickening rhetoric," Kevin Munoz, a campaign spokesperson, posted on X, in response to the former president's remarks to supporters in Florida on Wednesday night. Trump's comments were...

In GOP Rematch, 'the Sand Is Going Through the Hourglass'

Time is running out to gain ground on Trump as 2nd Republican presidential debate takes place

(Newser) - The way things stood Monday remain how they stand just hours before the Republican presidential debate Wednesday in California, with two notable candidates not expected to take the stage. FOX 26 Houston reports that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson didn't make the cut, while former President Trump, far and...

Poll Suggests Trump Could Pay for Sitting Out GOP Debate

Frontrunner slips 6 points as several rivals are on the rise

(Newser) - A poll taken after the Republican presidential debate has found changes in the race, with several candidates inching up and the absent frontrunner losing a bit of support. The Emerson College poll showed Donald Trump falling from 56% support among people who plan to vote in a GOP primary to...

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?
The GOP Debate
Was Feisty. Who Won?

The GOP Debate Was Feisty. Who Won?

Former President Trump is the 'clear winner,' per Vox

(Newser) - Without former President Trump on stage, the eight "underdogs" taking part in the first Republican presidential primary debate Wednesday in Milwaukee had the opportunity to "differentiate themselves in the field," reports the New York Times . Many seized on the chance and "at certain points, you could...

Fox News Bars Trump Team From Post-Debate Coverage
Fox News Bars Trump Team
From Post-Debate Coverage
the rundown

Fox News Bars Trump Team From Post-Debate Coverage

Eight GOP candidates will be on the stage Wednesday night in Milwaukee

(Newser) - Nine candidates may have the numbers to officially qualify for the first Republican debate Wednesday night, but only eight will be on the stage. Coverage:
  • The eight: Candidates on stage will Ron DeSantis, Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Chris Christie, Vivek Ramaswamy, Doug Burgum, and Asa Hutchinson, reports the

First GOP Debate Now Has Eight Qualifiers

Mike Pence is the latest to make the threshold

(Newser) - Mike Pence and former President Trump have been sniping at each from afar of late, and they might now face each other in person. The former vice president has become the eighth Republican candidate to qualify for the first GOP debate on Aug. 23, reports Fox News . Pence qualified by...

Pence: If Called to Testify in Trump Case, Here's What I'll Do

Former VP says he'll comply with the law, tell the truth

(Newser) - What will Mike Pence do if called to testify in the case against former President Trump for alleged election interference? "I have no plans to testify, but, look, we'll always comply with the law," he said in a CNN interview that aired Sunday on State of the ...

Trump Lawyer: Pence Could Deliver Acquittal

John Lauro also raises a 'technical violation' of Constitution defense

(Newser) - A lawyer for Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd be pleased to see former Vice President Mike Pence on the witness stand when his client is tried on charges that he tried to overturn the 2020 election results. "I read his book very carefully, and if he testifies...

Pence Is Now Selling 'Too Honest' Merch

Campaign seeks to capitalize on quote about him attributed to Trump in new indictment

(Newser) - The latest indictment of Donald Trump alleges that he faulted Mike Pence for being "too honest," and now Pence is trying to make sure people don't forget it. The Pence 2024 campaign has begun selling merchandise with that phrase, reports the Washington Examiner . "Too Honest" hats...

Pence: Trump Was Surrounded by 'Crackpot Lawyers'

Former VP steps up criticism of onetime boss

(Newser) - Mike Pence declined to comment on the merits of the latest federal indictment of Donald Trump on Wednesday—but the former vice president did step up his criticism of his onetime boss. He said he "dismissed" Trump's demand that he reject the Electoral College results on Jan. 6,...

Mike Pence Pays Surprise Visit to Ukraine

Former VP hopes to make US support of the country a campaign issue

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Ukraine on Thursday, meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and touring the war-torn country as it fights Russian aggression. Pence, who this month launched his campaign for the Republican nomination for president, has been deeply critical of Russian President Vladimir...

At Town Hall, Pence Slams Trump's Putin Remarks

'I know the difference between a genius and a war criminal'

(Newser) - Mike Pence played up the achievements of what he calls the "Trump/Pence" administration at a CNN town hall on Wednesday night while also trying to draw a contrast between himself and his former boss. In what CNN describes as his "sharpest criticism" of Trump at the Iowa event,...

Pence's Launch Video Puts Biden on Blast—Not Trump

Former vice president goes after the 'radical left'

(Newser) - Mike Pence filed his paperwork to enter the 2024 race on Tuesday and followed up with a launch video on Wednesday. One thing that stands out to the Hill is that the nearly 3-minute video does not directly mention former President Trump or feature an image of Pence's former...

Former VP Mike Pence Enters 2024 Race

He files the paperwork, will have campaign launch on Wednesday in Iowa

(Newser) - Mike Pence is now a candidate for president. While the former vice president will launch his campaign in Iowa on Wednesday, his team filed the formal paperwork to enter the race on Monday with the Federal Election Commission, reports the Guardian . Pence will have a CNN town hall that same...

Mike Pence Is in the Clear Over Classified Documents

Justice Department won't file charges after classified material was found at his home

(Newser) - Mike Pence won't face criminal charges related to the discovery of classified documents at his Indiana home. The Department of Justice sent a letter to Pence's attorney on Thursday informing him that, after an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information, no criminal charges will be sought,...

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