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Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence holds a joint news conference with U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (not pictured) following a House Republican party conference meeting in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump VP Pence Says He Views Cheney As A Role Model

“I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American,” Pence said in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that was taped on Saturday and aired on Sunday. “Vice President Cheney had experience in Congress as I do and he was very active in working with members of the House and the Senate,” Pence said.

September 19, 2016
U.S. Senator Corker participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Two Top Trump VP Picks Decline To Join His Ticket

After two prominent senators, Bob Corker and Joni Ernst, withdrew their names as possible Donald Trump running mates, the Republican nominee is left with an increasingly shorter VP short-list.

July 6, 2016
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is followed by the media as he walks from a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Trump Is Considering Gingrich As His Running Mate. The Similarities Are Apparent.

Each has been described as larger than life. And no one would accuse either one of not having a un-healthy ego. And Gingrich isn’t much more organized than the chaotic Trump campaign: His 2012 presidential candidacy bid collapsed under a series of problems, including his failure to qualify for the primary ballot in Virginia, where he lives.

July 4, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (R) reacts to a comment from Dr. Ben Carson (L) and reaches over to him in the midst of the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Donald Trump’s Possible Running Mates: The Odds

For establishment Republicans, appearing on the ticket with Trump is like kissing the feet of a leper. That narrows Trump’s choices to motley crew of political has-beens, never-weres, crackpots, the underqualified and Chris Christie.

May 5, 2016
Cherry blossoms

A Political Heart To Heart: Hillary And Bernie

Under the cherry blossoms that hang on the bough, a woman and a man are taking a long walk.

April 1, 2016
Who's For Veep?

Cartoon: Who’s For Veep?

Trump has his pick.

March 15, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Trump thanks the crowd after receiving Palin's endorsement at a rally at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa

From Impossible To Inevitable: Trump Must Choose His Veep

I contacted 22 people, which is 22 more people than I usually contact for a column, to ask them their predictions for Trump’s running mate.

February 24, 2016

At An L.A. Bakery, Joe Biden Makes His Pitch For The Middle Class

Joe Biden promoted Democratic values and made a case for the middle class during a visit to California.

October 8, 2014

Panama Vice President — An Opposition Candidate — Is Elected President

By Cesar Cardenas and Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times PANAMA CITY — An opposition candidate was headed to victory Sunday in Panama as the region’s fastest-growing economy voted for president in an unusually tight race. Almost complete results showed Vice President Juan Carlos Varela of a center-right party winning the presidency. “The trend is irreversible,” […]

May 5, 2014

‘We Endure,’ Joe Biden Says At Boston Marathon Memorial

  By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times BOSTON — A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never yield, we will never cower, America will never, ever, ever stand down,” […]

April 15, 2014

Joe Biden For President?

February 5, 2014

Hillary Clinton Over Joe Biden In 2012? Possible

Oct. 14 (Bloomberg) — When does “no” not really mean no? When politicians say it. Reporters understand that if the circumstances are right, the answer can always change. On Thursday, NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the rumor du jour, that President Barack Obama might ask Clinton to swap jobs […]

October 14, 2011

Some Questions For Dick Cheney

Book-tour media rules for former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is out promoting his new memoir (The following is a list of interview questions that Mr. Cheney has agreed to answer forthrightly.): 1. What’s the title of your new book? Do you think you’ll sell more than Tina Fey? 2. Did you enjoy cowriting it […]

September 6, 2011

Cheney Tries To Rewrite History With ‘In My Time’

George W. Bush always liked to say that he would let history judge his presidency. He didn’t mention, however, that history would be re-written by his vice president, Dick Cheney. Cheney has promised that “heads will explode” in Washington as a result of his explosive new memoir, “In My Time,” and early returns suggest that […]

August 30, 2011