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Here's how mocking Mike Pence as a 'closet case' can hurt the LGBT movement

It's frequently joked that the loudest opponents to LGBT rights turn out to be gay themselves. The assumption has gained steam as anti-gay preachers like Ted Haggard were outed by gay prostitutes. Raw Story Vice Chairman Michael Rogers gained fame in the early 2000s for outing Republican members of

RAW STORY - 2017-11-21 16:04:00

Morning Joe lays out damning Trump-Russia timeline: 'They were lying through their teeth - all of them'

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" laid out a damning timeline of Trump campaign links to Russia, and host Joe Scarborough said the evidence shows the president and his associates - including Vice President Mike Pence - "were lying through their teeth." The show's producers put together a lengthy timeline of eve

RAW STORY - 2017-11-21 16:46:00

Pence doles out first contributions ahead of 2018 elections

Vice President Mike Pence "will always stand with those who stand with the president's agenda," said Alyssa Farah, a spokeswoman for his office. | Hal Yeager/Getty Images Vice President Mike Pence is putting his imprint on the 2018 midterm elections, doling out contributions to three dozen Republic

POLITICO - 2017-11-21 11:00:21

Varvel: A Christian case for the Mike Pence rule

"I never thought this would happen to me." Those were the words of a close friend when he revealed to me that he was having an affair and that he was leaving his wife. They were just friends who met for lunch. But over time, friendship led to flattery, which led to flirtation, which led to infidelit

INDIANAPOLIS STAR - 2017-11-20 15:24:45

Trump Has A Cabinet Meeting: White House Schedule November 20

In the morning, after getting his daily intelligence briefing, President Trump has a cabinet meeting. In the afternoon, he has lunch with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson. Later in the afternoon, Trump will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillers

PATCH - 2017-11-20 04:29:58

Vice President Pence on Taxes and Trade

Mike Pence says the administration thinks they have the votes for tax reform-and offers a defense of the president's leadership qualities Nov. 19, 2017 10:15 p.m. ET The Trump administration is one of the most pro-business in recent memory. What do its agendas mean for companies? Vice President Mi

WSJ - 2017-11-20 03:15:00

The Biggest Problem with the "Mike Pence Rule" Is That It Exists At All

Many conservative voices have stated that Hollywood film executive Harvey Weinstein and other alleged abusers never would have committed sexual harassment if only they had observed the "Mike Pence Rule." Had Weinstein agreed never to meet with women alone, they said - even for business purposes - no

PATHEOS.COM - 2017-11-19 21:16:14

The Internet is rightfully picking apart Mike Pence's rule about not being alone with women, and they've got some killer points

We learned in March of this year that Vice President Mike Pence never dines alone with women who aren't his wife. In fact, it's kind of a policy of his. And though it's problematic in many ways, the way it's been used lately is especially concerning. Over the last few weeks, so many powerful men hav

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This Just In: Mike Pence's Rule Against Having Private Dinners With Random Women Is Not Christian

Caricature by DonkeyHotey flic.kr/p/Ct4G4K https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Not long after Mike Pence was sworn in, the Washington Post did a profile of him and included this factoid: "In 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he

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Ex-Pence spokesman on Rosie O'Donnell: She promised to move to Canada if Trump won and she's still here

Lotter on @Rosie: "She promised the American people she'd move to Canada if @realDonaldTrump got elected and she's still here." #TeamCavutopic.twitter.com/yWreSWBWrz- Fox News (@FoxNews) November 18, 2017 The former press secretary for Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSean Spicer

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NY Times Op-Ed: 'The Pence Rule' Is a False Solution to 'Male Predation'

On Wednesday, Katelyn Beaty, described as "an editor at large for Christianity Today and the author of 'A Woman's Place,'" tried to make "A Christian Case Against the 'Pence Rule.'" In the process, she smeared the rule and the Vice President as being in place primarily to avoid "male predation." Gi

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After Weinstein, Mike Pence's 'Billy Graham rule' gains traction -- and criticism

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, paused Friday at the Indianapolis International Airport for a selfie with Stephanie Eastman, of Indianapolis, and her daughter Kaylee, Sept. 22, 2017. Stephanie's husband, Jason, is serving in Iraq. Robert King Vice President Mike Pence has said he nev

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Fox News host Brit Hume blasted for praising Mike Pence for refusing to be around women

Fox News host Brit Hume appeared to blame sexual harassment and sexual assault accusers instead of men who commit the acts themselves. "Mike Pence's policy of avoiding being alone with women other than his wife looking better every day, though widely mocked when it first became known," Hume wrote.

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Christianity Today Editor Mocks Pence's Respect For Women... Big Mistake

An editor at Christianity Today took a shot at Mike Pence's rule to avoid eating dinner alone with a women who is not his wife, triggering a volley of outrage from Pence's supporters. On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed by Katelyn Beaty, an editor-at-large for Christianity Today, wit

WESTERN JOURNALISM

Fox News' Brit Hume Thinks the Way to Avoid Harassment Is for Men to Never Be Alone With Women

In what is surely a contender for the stupidest thing Tweeted this week, Fox News' senior political analyst Brit Hume made an incredibly short-sighted and inaccurate analysis of our culture of harassment and assault. (Maybe he should have a different job title?) Praising the rightly mocked "Mike Pen

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Today in Conservative Media: Mike Pence Was Right About Being Alone With Women

A daily roundup of the biggest stories in right-wing media. Sexual misconduct continued to dominate discourse on the right on Friday. National Review's David French argued that the recent wave of controversies suggests the wisdom of the Pence Rule against dining alone with women: [W]hen men and wome

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A Senior Fox News Analyst Thinks A Man Can't Be Alone With A Woman Without Sexually Assaulting Her

In the face of a landslide of sexual misconduct allegations against public figures, some men have come to a backwards conclusion-men should never be alone with women. Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume became the latest person to float this as a solution to the country's sexual assault problem, when

NEWSWEEK

WATCH LIVE: VP Mike Pence and Governor Greg Abbott reaffirm federal government's commitment to Texas hurricane relief

CNN-Vice President Mike Pence gave an update wednesday on the continued federal response to devastation left in texas by hurricane harvey. Pence joined Governor Greg Abbot and former governor rick perry at the north austin federal emergency management agency location. Harvey caused hundreds of billi

CW39.COM

Wholesome Mike Pence is good for the Trump White House

With abundant displays of general dysfunction and specific allegations of sexual assault and harassment becoming pervasive in Washington, it is worth remembering that there are good examples of decency and leadership that we can point to. Republicans need to look no further than Vice President Mike

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Pence Promises Estate Tax Repeal, But Senate's Plan Doesn't

Vice President Mike Pence said Republicans would repeal the estate tax -- a step that the Senate GOP tax plan doesn't currently plan to take. "Death should no longer be a taxable event," Pence said Thursday night during the annual dinner of the Tax Foundation, a conservative-leaning Washington polic

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