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Recent articles by Maureen:

Mike Pence visiting border to counter ‘absurd’ claims about treatment of migrants, aide says

Vice President Mike Pence is going to the southern border Friday to show "what is actually happening in those centers," his top aide said Wednesday. → Read More

'There was a very interesting problem': Trump adds mystery to why Pence abruptly canceled trip

President Donald Trump on Friday extended the mystery of why Vice President Mike Pence abruptly canceled a trip to New Hampshire on Tuesday. → Read More

'Tanks' a lot: Trump 4th of July celebration wasn't first time armored vehicles rumbled into Washington

From presidential inaugurals to military victory parades, the nation's capital has seen many occasions where tanks and other weaponry were on display. → Read More

Buttigieg backed by LGBTQ group after showing he's more than the 'gay candidate'

The LGBTQ rights group made its first ever endorsement of a presidential candidate on 50th anniversary of Stonewall riot. → Read More

'Because I couldn't get it done': Pete Buttigieg responds to diminishing diversity in South Bend police force

Pete Buttigieg said that when he looks in the eye’s of Eric Logan’s mothers, he has to face the fact that he can’t do anything to bring her son back. → Read More

Live coverage of the Democratic debate 2019, Night 2

Night 2 of the Democratic debate 2019 features frontrunners Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, along with eight others hoping to stand out in Miami. → Read More

Is Mike Pence channeling Queen Esther? Or the apostle John? A new book examines this and more

A new book on Mike Pence's evangelical faith dives into his practice of avoiding being alone with women and his approach toward Donald Trump. → Read More

Exclusive: Indiana Republican Susan Brooks will not seek re-election to Congress

Susan Brooks, one of only 13 Republican women in the House and the head of GOP recruitment efforts for 2020, will herself not seek re-election. → Read More

Exclusive: GOP lawmaker who sought to recruit more women to run in 2020 is herself retiring

Brooks, one of only 13 Republican women in the House and the head of GOP recruitment efforts for 2020, will herself not seek re-election. → Read More

Exclusive: Rep. Greg Pence amends filing that showed lodging charge at Trump hotel

Indiana Rep. Greg Pence, a top congressional spender at Trump hotels, changed the reported purpose of some costs after being asked about the lodging expenses. → Read More

Forget about the moon: Donald Trump says NASA should focus on 'much bigger things' ... like Mars

President Trump says NASA should focus on "much bigger things" as the space agency says it will miss 2024 deadline to land astronauts on moon. → Read More

Buttigieg would vote to impeach Trump and 6 other highlights from the Fresno town hall

Mayor Pete Buttigieg was pushed at an MSNBC town hall to get specific on impeachment, Al Franken and other topics Monday. He also poked fun at Mike Pence. → Read More

Vice President Pence looks for do-over in trade deal, relationship with Canada

Vice President Mike Pence travels to Canada to push for trade deal and to smooth relations after rocky start with President Trump. → Read More

Vice President Mike Pence makes pit stop at Indy 500 preview party

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife made a surprise appearance at an Indy 500 preview party sponsored by the Indiana Society of Washington. → Read More

'I don't care': Buttigieg gets applause at Fox News town hall for dismissing Trump tweets

"I don't care," Pete Buttigieg said about President Donald Trump's tweets at a Fox News town hall where he received an enthusiastic reception. → Read More

Otto Warmbier's parents gave second lady Karen Pence a special necklace

When Otto Warmbier’s father accompanied Vice President Mike Pence to the Winter Olympics in South Korea last year, he brought along a special gift. → Read More

Mike Pence: If Buttigieg wins nomination, 'we’ll have a lot more to say about him'

Vice President Mike Pence wagged his finger at Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg, but also suggested he his biting his tongue – for now. → Read More

Is there a Capitol jail where Democrats could lock up Trump aides who refuse to testify?

A jail in the basement of the Capitol? A guard room smelling of foul reptile? Where could Democrats detain Trump officials who refuse to testify? → Read More

Pete Buttigieg says Donald Trump's white 'identity politics' creating a 'crisis of belonging'

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg said Trump is building metaphorical walls with white "identity politics" that divide America. → Read More

Vice President Pence to graduates: Be prepared to be ridiculed for being Christian

Vice President Mike Pence told Liberty University graduates that they have to be ready to be ridiculed for their Christian faith. → Read More