US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

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17 Feb 2019

Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry

European leaders have long been alarmed that President Trump’s words and Twitter messages could undo a trans-Atlantic alliance that had grown stronger over seven decades. They had clung to the hope that those ties would bear up under the strain.But in the last few days of a prestigious annual security conference in Munich, the rift between Europe and the Trump administration became open, angry and concrete, diplomats and analysts say.
European leaders have long been alarmed that President Trump’s words and Twitter messages could undo a trans-Atlantic...
14 Feb 2019

Unhinged Mike Pence Warns of ‘New Holocaust’ as Team Trump Tries to Rally EU Leaders for War With Iran

Speaking at a U.S.-led conference about the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, Vice President piled on the potent anti-Iran sentiment surrounding the conference by demanding that European Union (EU) allies withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump ditched last year, and accused Iran of plotting a "new Holocaust."
Speaking at a U.S.-led conference about the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday, Vice President piled on the...

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6 Oct 2018

China denounces ‘ridiculous’ US claims of election meddling

China angrily denounced on Friday renewed US allegations that it was interfering in upcoming American midterm elections.  In a wide-ranging speech delivered on Thursday night, US Vice President Mike Pence said Beijing was meddling in the vote to counter tough trade policies against China. The comments echoed those by President Donald Trump recently.
China angrily denounced on Friday renewed US allegations that it was interfering in upcoming American midterm...
29 Aug 2018

Vice President Pence Now Being Investigated For Campaign Fraud, His Ties To Russia And Manafort

Unfortunately for Pence — but fortunately for everyone in America who likes women’s rights, their gay uncle Sal, and R-rated movies — his future looks bleak as well. It’s not just Trump who should be worried about his connections to Paul Manafort, or indeed, to the occurrences at Trump Tower or during the transition period between Obama’s presidency and Trump’s.
Unfortunately for Pence — but fortunately for everyone in America who likes women’s rights, their gay uncle Sal, and...
16 Jun 2018

Pence turns VP’s office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across  federal agencies, according to federal records and interviews.
Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the...
17 Jun 2017

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries

The vice president’s office said Pence’s decision to retain Cullen underscores his desire to fully cooperate with any inquiries related to the Russia probe and is in line with what Trump has done in hiring Kasowitz. Kasowitz has told some White House personnel that they do not need to hire their own lawyers, according to one person familiar with some of the legal discussions that have occurred inside the White House. But Pence’s move to hire an outside attorney could set off a scramble among other West Wing aides — many of whom are already bracing for subpoenas — to do the same, even if only as a protective measure. 
The vice president’s office said Pence’s decision to retain Cullen underscores his desire to...

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22 Apr 2017

US President, VP ignorant of Korea’s sensibilities?

With many Koreans still aggravated by U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial comment that "Korea used to be a part of China," his closest business partner, Vice President Mike Pence, has jangled  their nerves again. During a Tuesday meeting with  Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Pence called the body of water  between the Korean Peninsula and Japan the "Sea of Japan." The name has been a long-standing point of conflict between Seoul and Tokyo, which the former has promoted as the "East Sea."
With many Koreans still aggravated by U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial comment that "Korea...

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17 Apr 2017

Pence Talks Tough on North Korea, but Adds a Sweetener

Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday not to test American resolve, but he also raised the possibility that the Trump administration could pursue talks. The message, delivered by Mr. Pence on a visit to South Korea that included  a stop at the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean Peninsula,  showed that the administration, while talking tough, was not ruling out negotiations.
Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea on Monday not to test American resolve, but he also raised the...

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4 Mar 2017

Mike Pence accused of ‘staggering hypocrisy’ on private email

He contacted advisers on terrorism and homeland security via an AOL account during his four years as governor, though he did nothing illegal. The new Indiana governor has released 30 pages of emails after a public records request, but withheld others. Mr Pence was a vocal critic of Hillary Clinton's private email server set-up.
He contacted advisers on terrorism and homeland security via an AOL account during his four years as governor, though he...
15 Feb 2017

Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence

Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials.
Phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign...
10 Feb 2017

National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say

National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States during the month before President Trump took office, contrary to public assertions by Trump officials, current and former U.S. officials said.
National security adviser Michael Flynn privately discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s...
27 Jan 2017

I Was Trained for the Culture Wars in Home School, Awaiting Someone Like Mike Pence as a Messiah

I grew up in the far-right evangelical conservative (Christofascist) movement; specifically, I was homeschooled and my parents were part of a subculture called Quiverfull, whose aim is to outbreed everyone for Jesus. I spent my teen years being a political activist. I was taught by every pastor I encountered that it was our job as Christians to outbreed the secularists (anyone not a far-right evangelical Protestant) and take over the government through sheer numbers. I was part of TeenPact, Generation Joshua and my local Teenage Republicans (TARS)
I grew up in the far-right evangelical conservative (Christofascist) movement; specifically, I was...
16 Nov 2016

Mike Pence Will Be the Most Powerful Christian Supremacist in U.S. History

Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical religious right. Pence - and his fellow Christian supremacist militants - would not have been able to win the White House on their own. For them, Donald Trump was a godsend.
Pence’s ascent to the second most powerful position in the U.S. government is a tremendous coup for the radical...

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7 Oct 2016

Trump will roll back Obama’s LGBT rights protections, Mike Pence confirms

Donald Trump would roll back Barack Obama's orders on LGBT rights, his running mate Mike Pence has confirmed. In the interview, Dobson asked Pence whether Obama’s guidance would be reversed. The VP candidate confirmed that the Republicans would roll back  Obama’s orders so that “the transgender bathroom issue can be resolved  with common sense at the local level”.He said: “This is such an example of an administration that seems to  have... there’s no area of our lives too small for them to want to  regulate, no aspect of our constitution too large for them to ignore.
Donald Trump would roll back Barack Obama's orders on LGBT rights, his running mate Mike Pence has confirmed. In the...
5 Oct 2016

Stop Calling Mike Pence Boring. Here’s His Track Record on Gays, Women, Immigrants, and the Planet

Bland on the outside. Terrifying on the inside. Over nearly two decades in political life, first as a congressman and later as Indiana's governor, Pence has been one of the leaders in efforts to push extreme conservative ideas—from limiting abortion access to questioning climate change—into public policy.
Bland on the outside. Terrifying on the inside. Over nearly two decades in political life, first as a congressman and...
4 Oct 2016

Pence is wrong: The U.S. spends way too much on its military

Despite Michael Pence’s claim that we need to begin by “rebuilding our military,” the U.S. is not even close to losing its overwhelming military dominance.. Last year, the United States spent $600 billion on its military – roughly as much as the next eight countries put together.
Despite Michael Pence’s claim that we need to begin by “rebuilding our military,” the U.S. is not even...

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