Tag: Pence, Mike

Kamala Harris Is the Future, So Mike Pence May Well Be History

Already, I am dreaming of the debate. There’s Mike Pence, white of hair as well as cheek, his demeanor more starched than his dress shirt, his smile so tight it’s the twin of a grimace. He represents more than the Trump administration, God help him. He represents an America that’s half memory, half myth. And […]

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How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pence’s Job

WASHINGTON — Since the first days after she was elected governor of South Dakota in 2018, Kristi Noem had been working to ensure that President Trump would come to Mount Rushmore for a fireworks-filled July 4 extravaganza. After all, the president had told her in the Oval Office that he aspired to have his image […]

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Vote for Trump’s Worst!

OK, people, I know you’re feeling a little wan and helpless these days. Sure does seem like a long time until November. So let’s take an early vote and pick Donald Trump’s Worst Cabinet Member. The competition is intense this year. Some days it feels as if everybody in the administration is trying to grab […]

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Trump Plays on Racist Fears of Terrorized Suburbs to Court White Voters

WASHINGTON — President Trump vowed on Wednesday to protect suburbanites from low-income housing being built in their neighborhoods, making an appeal to white suburban voters by trying to stir up racist fears about affordable housing and the people who live there. In a tweet and later in remarks during a visit to Texas, Mr. Trump […]

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2 Cafeterias Used by White House Staff Close After Employee Contracts the Virus

Two cafeterias used by White House staff members were closed and contact tracing was conducted after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus, a Trump administration official said on Wednesday night. The cafeterias are in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the New Executive Office Building, which are part of the White House complex and […]

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After Dismissing Coronavirus Surge, Trump Wants to Talk About the Virus Again

WASHINGTON — By the time he canceled the show midseason, even President Trump had grown weary of his televised coronavirus briefings. Angry at the reviews, he declared the briefings “not worth the time & effort,” a conclusion shared by his own advisers and allies who had come to see them as hurting more than helping. […]

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After Dismissing Coronavirus Surge, Trump Will Resume Briefings

WASHINGTON — By the time he canceled the show midseason, even President Trump had grown weary of his televised coronavirus briefings. Angry at the reviews, he declared the briefings “not worth the time & effort,” a conclusion shared by his own advisers and allies who had come to see them as hurting more than helping. […]

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Inside the Failure: 5 Takeaways on Trump’s Effort to Shift Responsibility

WASHINGTON — President Trump and his top aides decided to shift primary responsibility for the coronavirus response to the states during a critical period of weeks in mid-April, eagerly seizing on overly optimistic predictions that the pandemic was fading so the president could reopen the economy and focus on his re-election, a Times investigation found. […]

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Governors Must Save Us From Our Coronavirus Testing Failure

As Covid-19 cases surge to their highest levels in dozens of states, the nation’s testing effort is on the brink of paralysis because of widespread delays in getting back results. And that is very bad news, because even if testing is robust, the pandemic cannot be controlled without rapid results. This is the latest failure […]

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