Tag: Pence, Mike

Trump Ignites a War Within the Church

After staying basically level for four years, Trump’s approval ratings dropped roughly 10 points across several polls in a week. The most popular piece on the Christianity Today website is headlined, “We Worship With the Magi, Not MAGA.” In the world of secular conservatism, The Wall Street Journal editorial page called on Trump to resign. […]

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Late Night Reviews ‘Trump’s Impeachment: The Sequel’

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. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. A Second Helping President Trump’s impeachment — his second, which […]

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Trump Swings and Misses

So which do you think gives Donald Trump more pain — being the first doubly impeached president in history or being fired as host of that big golf tournament? The president has certainly had a bad time since he revved up his supporters right before they stormed the Capitol last week. The fact that now […]

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The Second Impeachment: ‘President Trump Betrayed His Country’

Sandi CampbellSiler City, N.C. To the Editor: On Monday, President Trump met with Vice President Mike Pence for over an hour. This was their first meeting since Mr. Trump sicced his mob of rioters to march on the Capitol while vilifying the vice president for his failure to shield him from electoral failure and disgrace. […]

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Jimmy Fallon: Mike Pence Just Can’t Win With Trump Fans

“Big T flew to Alamo, Texas, today to brag about his wall — and to remind the American people that he’s not just a dangerous megalomaniac; he’s also a racist.” — JIMMY KIMMEL “Meanwhile, a confused Rudy Giuliani waited patiently 300 miles away at Al’s Amo.” — SETH MEYERS “It was very wise of Trump […]

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Mike Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

In the Oval Office last week, the day before the vote, Mr. Trump pushed Mr. Pence in a string of encounters, including one meeting that lasted at least an hour. John Eastman, a conservative constitutional scholar at Chapman University, was in the office and argued to Mr. Pence that he did have the power to […]

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A Swift Impeachment Plan

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Late Night Is a Bit Concerned About Trump’s Last Nine Days

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. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. ‘Déjà Coup’ Jimmy Kimmel opened his show on Monday with […]

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House Sets Impeachment Vote to Charge Trump With Incitement

But as many as a dozen Republicans were said to be considering joining Democrats to impeach, including Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican. “It’s something we’re strongly considering at this point,” said Representative Peter Meijer, a freshman Republican from Michigan, told a Fox affiliate in his home state. “I think what […]

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Only Impeachment Can Save Republicans

The institutional case is clear. The president attacked the states, in their right to set their own election procedures. He attacked the courts, state as well as federal, in their right to settle the election challenges brought before them. He attacked Congress, in its right to conduct orderly business free of fear. He attacked the […]

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Impeach Trump? Weighing the Pros and Cons

To the Editor: You have to hand it to Donald Trump. Whenever you think he has hit bottom, or you think his behavior cannot be more despicable or boorish, or you think his contempt for the institutions of government and the rule of law cannot be more flagrant … he surprises you. Nevertheless, this nation […]

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The Shame of Jan. 6 Should Reverberate for Generations

Bret: If The Donald spends time in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center because of some sort of financial crime, I won’t shed tears. But I prefer to see him in a tougher prison. If France can prosecute former president Nicolas Sarkozy, and Israel can put former prime minister Ehud Olmert in jail, then there’s no reason […]

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House Moves to Force Trump Out, Vowing Impeachment if Pence Won’t Act

At one point, Mr. Trump told the vice president that he had spoken with Mark Martin, the former chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, who he said had told him that Mr. Pence had that power. Mr. Pence had assured Mr. Trump that he did not. Mr. Trump made the vice president defend […]

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How Trump Made the Fantasy Real

This was not a coup by any traditional definition of the term (as authors of books on coups quickly took to Twitter to explain), nor was it the kind of Bill Barr-abetted, Supreme Court-stamped use of constitutional trickery that liberals feared. But it was still something more than just a riot. And not merely because […]

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The American Abyss

Trump’s coup attempt of 2020-21, like other failed coup attempts, is a warning for those who care about the rule of law and a lesson for those who do not. His pre-fascism revealed a possibility for American politics. For a coup to work in 2024, the breakers will require something that Trump never quite had: […]

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In Capital, a G.O.P. Crisis. At the R.N.C. Meeting, a Trump Celebration.

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — In Washington, Republicans were dealing with a burgeoning crisis in their ranks, with high-profile resignations and bitter infighting over how to deal with an erratic and isolated president. But at the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting on Friday, most party members were operating in a parallel universe. In a chandelier-adorned ballroom […]

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Republicans Reel as Democrats Seethe

Just a few weeks ago, President Trump had lost the presidential election — whether he admitted it or not — but it still looked as if he had pulled off a remarkable feat: His take-no-prisoners, reality-bending style as the Republican Party’s leader had been at least somewhat vindicated by the results on Nov. 3. With […]

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Running Out the Clock on Trump Is Cowardly and Dangerous

There was no punishment for the men who planned this attempted coup. So there was no reason not to try again. After the 1876 election, the White League seized New Orleans for a second time, ensuring victory for Francis T. Nicholls, the Democratic candidate for governor, and effectively ending Reconstruction in the state. Just as […]

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How The Capitol Attack Led Democrats to Demand Trump’s Resignation

The vice president, who for four years had remained loyal to Mr. Trump to the point of obsequiousness, was angry in return at the president’s public lashing. Senator James M. Inhofe, Republican of Oklahoma, told The Tulsa World that Mr. Pence privately expressed a sense of betrayal by Mr. Trump “after all the things I’ve […]

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Protesters in New York Urge Ouster of Trump and Pence

A crowd of several thousand anti-Trump protesters gathered at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday evening, and then filled Flatbush Avenue for a peaceful march to the Prospect Park West home of Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York. As the group made its way to Mr. Schumer’s building, demonstrators chanted “No Trump, no K.K.K., […]

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Impeach and Convict. Right Now.

The legal hucksters, from Rudy Giuliani to Mark Levin, who promoted demonstrably debunkable claims about electoral fraud, are complicit. All of those supposedly sober-minded conservatives who encouraged the president to “pursue his legal options” (knowing full well they were bunk, but with the assurance that they would settle doubts about the validity of the vote) […]

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence in Motion

Shortly before leaving the White House on Wednesday morning for the Ellipse, where a stage had been set up for him to address supporters, President Trump had a word with Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Pence repeated what he had told Mr. Trump a day earlier: that when he went to Capitol Hill in a […]

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Trump’s Speech Helped Set Violence at the Capitol in Motion

Shortly before leaving the White House on Wednesday morning for the Ellipse, where a stage had been set up for him to address supporters, President Trump had a word with Vice President Mike Pence. Mr. Pence repeated what he had told Mr. Trump a day earlier: that when he went to Capitol Hill in a […]

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Washington in Final Convulsions of Trump Era

WASHINGTON — After 1,448 days of trench warfare with friends and foes alike, 1,448 days of Twitter blasts and busted norm and shock-jock governing, 1,448 days of dominating the national conversation and rewriting reality to suit his needs, President Trump arrived on Wednesday at a moment of reckoning. All that was left was the shouting. […]

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Late Night Wonders if Mike Pence Will Stand by His Man

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. We’re all stuck at home at the moment, so here are the 50 best movies on Netflix right now. Mike Pence, Glorified ‘Bingo Caller’ Congress is convening on Wednesday […]

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Pence Said to Have Told Trump He Lacks Power to Change Election Result

Vice President Mike Pence told President Trump on Tuesday that he did not believe he had the power to block congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory in the presidential election despite Mr. Trump’s baseless insistence that he did, people briefed on the conversation said. Mr. Pence’s message, delivered during his weekly lunch with […]

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Republicans Plan to Force at Least Three Votes to Invalidate Biden’s Election

The ringleader of the effort in the House, Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, wrote on Twitter that 36 House Republicans had already agreed to sign onto objections to all six battleground states under discussion. “GOP House Members are FIGHTING for honest & accurate elections!” he wrote. “Senate: HELP!” Instead, more Republican senators came out […]

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Trump Pressures Pence to Reject Electoral Votes

“The person having the greatest number of votes shall be the president,” the amendment goes on, unless there is a tie or nobody has secured a majority, in which case the House decides. The job has occasionally been unpleasant for previous vice presidents. In 1961, the state of Hawaii sent two slates of electors and […]

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Mike Pence’s Choice: Side With the Constitution or Trump

WASHINGTON — Speaking to supporters of President Trump on Monday at the Rock Springs Church in Milner, Ga., Vice President Mike Pence implored the crowd to vote in the two runoff elections Tuesday that will determine whether Republicans maintain control of the Senate. “I am here for one reason and one reason only, and that […]

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