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Donald Trump and Mike Pence present a united front - DW
US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had a meeting in the White House on Monday -- the first since Trump supporters invaded the Capitol building -- a senior administration official said.

The two leaders had a "good conversation" despite reports that their relationship had been under strain for the past few days.

Following the talk, a press release from the White House announced that the president had declared a state of emergency in Washington DC from January 11 to January 24 -- four days after Joe Biden's inauguration.

by Bernard on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 06:08:37 PM EST
A State of Emergency? To what purpose?


"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 07:25:57 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Jan 12th, 2021 at 08:09:16 PM EST
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"present" was the operative word in the above piece from DW. Back in DC, the word is a little different:

Mike Pence is done with Trump's `bulls--t'  - Politico

After four-and-a-half years of unbending loyalty, Vice President Mike Pence is ready to move on from Donald Trump. All it took was the president inciting a riot that, quite literally, put Pence's life in danger.

"Pence is done with Trump's bulls--t," said a former Pence adviser. "He's not going to give a prime time speech saying, `F you Donald Trump,' but in his own way he is going to just get to the finish line and keep his head down."

by Bernard on Wed Jan 13th, 2021 at 06:27:32 PM EST
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