Latest Michael Pence News

‘Clear the Capitol,’ Pence pleaded, timeline of riot shows

Apr. 10, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — From a secure room in the Capitol on Jan. 6, as rioters pummeled police and vandalized the building, Vice President Mike Pence tried to assert control. In an urgent phone call to the acting defense secretary, he issued a startling demand. “Clear the...

Former Vice President Mike Pence memoir set for 2023 release

Apr. 07, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence has a book deal. His autobiography, currently untitled, is scheduled to come out in 2023. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to tell the story of my life in public service to the American people, from serving in...

Pence launches group as Trump officials line up new roles

Apr. 07, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence launched a new advocacy group on Wednesday as he and other Trump officials look to boost their post-White House plans. Pence's Advancing American Freedom, which could serve as a springboard for his own presidential...

Pressure mounts on corporations to denounce GOP voting bills

Apr. 03, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights. ...

Harris to move into official VP residence next week

Apr. 01, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than two months of living in temporary housing, Vice President Kamala Harris will soon be able to unpack and unwind at her official residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Symone Sanders, senior adviser and chief...

At 1st Cabinet meeting, Biden says team 'looks like America'

Apr. 01, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's first Cabinet meeting looked and felt different from those of his predecessor. Biden's full Cabinet met Thursday in the spacious White House East Room, not the comparatively cramped West Wing room that bears the group's name, to...

Trump looms large in race for South Carolina GOP chairman

Apr. 01, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — In South Carolina — where Donald Trump's 2016 primary victory marked a turning point in solidifying his nomination, and where support for him remained high throughout his term — the contest to lead the state's Republican Party is turning into a debate over whose...

Biden to hold first Cabinet meeting amid infrastructure push

Mar. 31, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden will convene his first Cabinet meeting on Thursday, a presidential rite of passage that will be used to promote his new infrastructure plan. The gathering will look very different from those held by his predecessor. To begin with, the full...

Trump's heir? Pence reemerges, lays groundwork for 2024 run

Mar. 30, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When former President Donald Trump was asked to list those he considers the future leaders of the Republican Party, he quickly rattled off names including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz. Conspicuously absent from the list: Mike Pence. ...

3rd Oregon man arrested in attack on the U.S. Capitol

Mar. 29, 2021 20:33 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been arrested in Florida on criminal charges in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, court records show. A grand jury indicted Richard Harris, 40, and federal law enforcement officers took him into custody March...