Tag: Pence, Mike

Fighting Continues in Syria, Hours After Cease-Fire Deal

ISTANBUL — Fighting continued in northern Syria between Turkish and Syrian Kurdish fighters on Friday morning, casting further doubt on the feasibility of a cease-fire announced on Thursday by Vice President Mike Pence and Turkish officials. The cease-fire deal had already amounted to a near victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, who appears […]

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Turkey’s Victory Over Donald Trump

President Trump’s decision to withdraw 1,000 American troops from Syria without consulting any aides, experts or allies, and without any warning to America’s Kurdish comrades in arms, whom he placed in mortal danger, has provided chilling evidence of the danger posed by his chronic inability to appreciate a president’s responsibilities. Mr. Trump, as he always […]

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Trump Officials Press for a Cease-Fire After Turkish Incursion in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey — Top Trump administration officials tried on Thursday to persuade Turkey’s president to accept a cease-fire in northern Syria, a position he had already rejected even before they departed Washington, as a Turkish offensive against American-allied Kurdish fighters threatened to fuel Syria’s long civil war. Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State […]

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Turkey Urges Kurdish Fighters to Lay Down Their Arms and Leave

DOHUK, Iraq — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey called on Wednesday for Kurdish fighters battling his troops in northeastern Syria to lay down their weapons and withdraw from the border area “this very night.” Resisting Western pressure to halt the operation, Mr. Erdogan also requested international support for his country’s battle against Kurdish fighters […]

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China Is Leasing an Entire Pacific Island. Its Residents Are Shocked.

SYDNEY, Australia — The island of Tulagi served as a strategic headquarters for Britain and then Japan when each dominated the Pacific. Before World War II, it was the capital of the Solomon Islands. During the war, its natural deepwater harbor across from Guadalcanal made it a military gem fought and died for. Now Tulagi […]

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Pence and Pompeo to Push Erdogan for Pullback From Syria

WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey in Ankara on Thursday to relay President Trump’s demand that Mr. Erdogan negotiate a cease-fire in Syria and to reiterate the president’s threat to impose economic sanctions if he does not comply. The president’s […]

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Trump Just Blew the Whistle on Himself, Seth Meyers Says

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Trump Blows the Whistle […]

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The Inscrutable Mike Pence

PIETY AND POWERMike Pence and the Taking of the White HouseBy Tom LoBianco After losing his first campaign for Congress, a penitent Mike Pence swore off the dark side of politics. In a confessional essay in 1991, he wrote that “negative campaigning is wrong” and set out rules for himself for the future. Any campaign, […]

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A Motorcade on Mackinac Island? Pence’s Visit Breaks a Long Tradition

ImageCars and trucks have been banned on Mackinac Island for more than a hundred years, preserving a quaint atmosphere where people get around by bicycle, by horse or on foot.CreditEmily Rose Bennett for The New York Times It’s not hard to see why Mackinac Island, Mich., is called the jewel of the Great Lakes. Vacationers […]

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Behind the Whistle-Blower Case, a Long-Held Trump Grudge Toward Ukraine

WASHINGTON — For months this spring and summer, Ukraine’s newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, tried to deflect pressure from President Trump and his allies to pursue investigations into former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Mr. Biden’s son and other Trump rivals. The pressure was so relentless that Mr. Zelensky dispatched one of his closest […]

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Trump Is ‘Locked and Loaded’ for Iran, but He’s No Dirty Harry, Colbert Says

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. ‘Top Unintelligence Official’ President […]

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Trump Had Deal With Scotland Airport That Sent Flight Crews to His Resort

WASHINGTON — Back in 2014, soon after acquiring a golf resort in Scotland, Donald J. Trump entered a partnership with a struggling local airport there to increase air traffic and boost tourism in the region. The next year, as Mr. Trump began running for president, the Pentagon decided to ramp up its use of that […]

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Trump Says He Did Not Know About Service Members Staying at His Resort in Scotland

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Monday that he knew “nothing about an Air Force plane landing at an airport” in Scotland and its crew then staying at the Trump family’s nearby Turnberry golf resort, addressing for the first time a growing controversy over the use by the Air Force of his resort there for overnight […]

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Checking In at Trump Hotels, for Kinship (and Maybe Some Sway)

WASHINGTON — At a table in the lobby bar of the Trump International Hotel this week, the final details of a black-tie, 40th anniversary gala for the Concerned Women for America were being worked out by the conservative group’s staff. There was the contract with the president’s hotel to be reviewed. And there was also […]

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Pence’s Stay at Trump Hotel in Ireland and Trump’s G7 Plans Draw Democrats’ Scrutiny

House Democrats, furious over President Trump’s continued promotion of his branded properties for government business, said on Friday that they would scrutinize whether two recent cases would violate the Constitution’s ban on presidents profiting from domestic or foreign governments. Two chairmen acting in tandem sent letters to the White House, the Secret Service and the […]

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Pence Staying at Trump Property in Ireland at Trump’s ‘Suggestion,’ Aide Says

WASHINGTON — On the last leg of a European trip, Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled for two days of meetings in Dublin, but he is staying on the other side of Ireland in Doonbeg at a private golf club owned by President Trump. It was Mr. Trump who made the “suggestion” that Mr. Pence, […]

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For 50 Years Since Apollo 11, Presidents Have Tried to Take That Next Giant Leap

WASHINGTON — At his star-spangled Independence Day extravaganza this month, President Trump singled out Gene Kranz, the legendary Apollo flight director. “Gene,” the president said, “I want you to know that we’re going to be back on the moon very soon — and someday soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars.” What could […]

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Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers in Texas

Vice President Mike Pence played down reports of overcrowding and unsanitary conditions at two migrant detention centers in Texas that he visited on Friday, but he acknowledged the gravity of the humanitarian crisis unfolding along the United States’ southwestern border. The tour gave journalists covering the vice president a rare glimpse inside a Border Patrol […]

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