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Ben Carson struggled Tuesday to contain the fallout from his remarks that a Muslim shouldn’t be president — he has clarified that he doesn’t want any candidates to impose a theocracy on America, regardless of which religion they follow.

Of course, this might seem odd coming from a man who began his political career by delivering an anti-Obama speech at a National Prayer Breakfast, and has said during this campaign that his tax plan comes straight from the Bible.

Watch as Carson does his best to thread this needle. And let’s find out if he gets any pushback from his Christian-right base.

Video via The Associated Press.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence, asked if he would testify before the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, said if invited he would “consider” participating.

“If there’s an invitation to participate, I would consider it,” Pence said Wednesday morning at a political event in New Hampshire, a state presidential hopefuls visit early and often. “It would be unprecedented in history for a vice president to be summoned to testify on Capitol Hill, but as I’ve said, I don’t want to prejudge.”

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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