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Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

WATERLOO, NEBRASKA – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts joined Vice President Mike Pence and Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds to assess flood damage and emergency response efforts.  The visit began with a survey of the flooding along the Missouri River followed by visits to hear from impacted families and thank first responders.   The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency … Continue reading Nebraska Governor Ricketts Joins Vice President Pence to Assess Flood Damage, Thank First Responders

US Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to the Advanced Training Center with Vice President Mike Pence

WASHINGTON (STL.News) On March 13, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Advanced Training Center (ATC) in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.  During the visit they toured the facility and observed a use of force simulation, mat room training for the Less Lethal … Continue reading US Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to the Advanced Training Center with Vice President Mike Pence

Virginia News: Vice President Mike Pence to Speak at Liberty University Commencement 2019

Liberty University will welcome Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence to deliver the keynote address at its 46th Commencement on May 11 LYNCHBURG, VA (STL.News) Liberty University will welcome Vice President of the United States Michael R. Pence to deliver the keynote address at its 46th Commencement on May 11. Pence made … Continue reading Virginia News: Vice President Mike Pence to Speak at Liberty University Commencement 2019

United States | Vice President Pence To Deliver Remarks to Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

United States – Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks to the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference “One Team, One Mission, One Future” at 10:20 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2019 in the Dean Acheson Auditorium of the Department of State. This event is open press coverage. Due to security screening requirements, video cameras must preset … Continue reading United States | Vice President Pence To Deliver Remarks to Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

WASHINGTON | Pence tested in role of messenger for Trump policies

WASHINGTON — January 13, 2019— Progress made, said one. Not so, said the other. We’ll meet again, said one. Waste of time, said the other. Such has been the life lately of Mike Pence, the loyal soldier dispatched by President Donald Trump to lead negotiations over the partial government shutdown . The vice president has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence tested in role of messenger for Trump policies

United States | United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

United States – Vice President Mike Pence announced today at the 73rd regular session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, NY, more than $48 million in additional humanitarian U.S. assistance for Venezuelans affected by the man-made crisis in Venezuela. This funding will help provide affected Venezuelans with emergency food assistance, safe drinking … Continue reading United States | United States Continues To Assist Venezuelans in Need

WASHINGTON | Karen Pence wants to help ease burden for military spouses

WASHINGTON — Being married to the vice president has its privileges. “Now people take my phone calls,” Karen Pence told The Associated Press in an interview. These days, Vice President Mike Pence’s wife is using her new cachet to call around on behalf of military spouses, looking to help them overcome the challenges that come … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Karen Pence wants to help ease burden for military spouses

NEW YORK | The Latest: Pence: Terrorists ‘failed’ to ‘break our spirit’

NEW YORK — The Latest on the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terror attacks (all times local): 10:50 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence has told family members of the 184 people killed at the Pentagon on 9/11 that the nation still grieves with them. Pence spoke Tuesday at the Pentagon Memorial. He said it’s important … Continue reading NEW YORK | The Latest: Pence: Terrorists ‘failed’ to ‘break our spirit’

WASHINGTON | Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump‘s leadership. Pence tells Sunday’s edition of CBS’ “Face the Nation” that he hasn’t polled staffers about the opinion piece because “I know them. I know … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence: I’d take lie detector test over NYT essay

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Vice President Mike Pence says he’d agree to take a lie detector test “in a heartbeat” to prove he isn’t the author of an anti-Trump New York Times opinion piece. A top Pence aide has already said the vice president didn’t … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence: I’d take lie detector test over NYT essay

ANAHEIM, Calif | The Latest: Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed

ANAHEIM, Calif — The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence says it’s disappointing that former President Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail criticizing President Donald Trump. Says Pence: “The truth is, the American people in 2016 rejected the policy and direction of Barack Obama … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif | The Latest: Obama rallies Democrats, Pence disappointed

HONOLULU | How the US military will identify remains from North Korea

HONOLULU — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is flying to Hawaii on Wednesday to receive 55 boxes of bones recently handed over by North Korea. The remains are believed to belong to servicemen from the U.S. and other United Nations member countries who fought alongside the U.S. during the Korean War. Here’s a look at … Continue reading HONOLULU | How the US military will identify remains from North Korea

ATLANTA  | Georgia GOP governor’s runoff tests loyalty to Trump

ATLANTA — Georgia Republicans decide a bruising gubernatorial runoff Tuesday that is testing the loyalty of conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of outside, bare-knuckled politics. The matchup between Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle pits the White House, which backs Kemp, … Continue reading ATLANTA  | Georgia GOP governor’s runoff tests loyalty to Trump

MACON, Ga. | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

MACON, Ga. — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia’s race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff. The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the race, tweeting his “full and total endorsement” for … Continue reading MACON, Ga. | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

MACON, Georgia | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

MACON, Ga. — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia’s race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff. The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the race, tweeting his “full and total endorsement” for … Continue reading MACON, Georgia | VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor’s race

MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala.  —U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala.  | Ala. congresswoman wins runoff turning on loyalty to Trump

MILLBROOK, Ala. | Onetime Trump critic Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama

MILLBROOK, Ala.— U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama’s Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president. The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat … Continue reading MILLBROOK, Ala. | Onetime Trump critic Roby wins Republican runoff in Alabama

ABBEVILLE, Ala.  | Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff

ABBEVILLE, Ala.  — Rep. Martha Roby is seeking Republican redemption in an Alabama runoff election that hinges on her loyalty to President Donald Trump. Roby is facing Democrat-turned-Trump Republican Bobby Bright on Tuesday, trying not to become the third congressional Republican to lose her job this primary season. From the outside, the race shouldn’t be … Continue reading ABBEVILLE, Ala.  | Once a Trump critic, Roby seeking redemption in Ala. runoff

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Liberals rally on court steps against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups are holding a raucous late-night rally on the steps of the Supreme Court to oppose President Trump’s nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The rally began shortly after Trump’s 9 p.m. Monday announcement and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Liberals rally on court steps against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s nomination of a Supreme Court justice (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence plans to escort Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate on Tuesday morning to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The White House says Pence is also planning to attend … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday

WASHINGTON | Pence rips Democrats on immigration, defends ICE

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday accused Democrats of making opposition to the federal immigration agency central to their party, calling for an end to “spurious attacks” on U.S. Immigration and Customs. In an address at ICE headquarters infused with electoral politics, Pence noted that some prominent Democrats had called for the abolition … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pence rips Democrats on immigration, defends ICE

WASHINGTON | The Latest: 3 federal judges lead list of possible nominees

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Supreme Court nomination (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is closing in on his next Supreme Court nominee, with three federal judges leading the competition to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump’s top contenders for the vacancy at this time are federal appeals … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: 3 federal judges lead list of possible nominees

Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Parson Attends Working Lunch with President Trump

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Yesterday, Missouri Governor Parson attended a working lunch with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence to discuss best practices and lay out Missouri’s top priorities, including infrastructure and workforce development. “In order for Missouri to move forward, we must work together to address major issues, including infrastructure and workforce … Continue reading Missouri Political News: Missouri Governor Parson Attends Working Lunch with President Trump

ELKHART, Ind. | In Indiana, Trump urges GOP to mobilize for 2018 midterms

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Embracing his role as party leader, President Donald Trump issued a stern warning at a rally Thursday that Democrats would disrupt the economic progress of his administration, imploring Republicans to mobilize during the 2018 midterm elections. Trump used one of his signature rallies in northern Indiana to paint a rosy picture … Continue reading ELKHART, Ind. | In Indiana, Trump urges GOP to mobilize for 2018 midterms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. | GOP voters in W.Va. reject ex-convict for Senate

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republican voters rejected ex-convict Don Blankenship in a West Virginia Senate primary in which he sold himself as “Trumpier than Trump” but was vigorously opposed by the president. GOP voters in Indiana, meanwhile, chose wealthy businessman Mike Braun over two sitting congressmen to lead the party’s charge against a vulnerable Democratic … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va. | GOP voters in W.Va. reject ex-convict for Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | Vice president’s brother wins GOP bid for his old House seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The brother of Vice President Mike Pence capitalized on his famous name and backing from other top Republicans to win an Indiana congressional primary Tuesday against an entrepreneur who mostly self-funded his campaign. Columbus businessman Greg Pence has never held a public office. Still, he easily won the primary largely because of … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Vice president’s brother wins GOP bid for his old House seat

WASHINGTON | White House doctor assigned to Pence resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House doctor assigned to Vice President Mike Pence has resigned in the latest shakeup stemming from Dr. Ronny Jackson’s failed nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary. Pence’s office says it was “informed today by the White House Medical Unit of the resignation” involving Dr. Jennifer Pena. The vice president’s office says … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House doctor assigned to Pence resigns

Official Washington, press trade humorous jabs at Gridiron

WASHINGTON/March 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Long the subject of barbed tweets from President Donald Trump, members of the Washington press corps sharpened their wits for musical and rhetorical takedowns of the president, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and others Saturday night at the annual dinner of the Gridiron Club and Foundation. Trump accepted an invitation to … Continue reading Official Washington, press trade humorous jabs at Gridiron

Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla./February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Vice President Mike Pence and his new space advisory council want U.S. private companies moving faster and farther into the cosmos, with the government easing restrictions on these 21st century pioneers. The U.S. will get left behind, the National Space Council was warned Wednesday, if it doesn’t make … Continue reading Vice president wants US businesses trailblazing into space

North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome

SEOUL, South Korea/February 13, 2018(AP)(STL.News) —North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Tuesday it is important to continue a reconciliatory mood between the Koreas and expressed satisfaction with the North Korean delegation’s visit to the South, in his first remarks since the high-level guests led by his sister returned to the North. The North’s state-owned … Continue reading North Korea leader impressed with South’s delegation welcome