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Mike Pence tells US military graduates: you should expect to see combat

Vice-president says Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists and hints at possible military intervention in Venezuela Vice-President Mike Pence has told the most diverse graduating class in the history of the US Military Academy the world is a dangerous place and they should expect to see combat. Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said. He also said: Some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere. The US is currently weighing…

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Mike Pence didn’t stand for the Korean athletes at the Olympicsand Twitter noticed the irony

Four months ago, Vice President Mike Pence created an expensive manufactured outrage when he attended an NFL game but then left before it began because players from both teams knelt during the national anthem. The Donald Trump administration has been adamant about players standing during the song with the president calling Colin Kaepernick a son of a bitch for failing to do so. So, when Pence didn’t stand for the unified Korean entrance during the parade of nations at the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, Twitter didn’t overlook the irony.…

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Mike Pence’s MLK day tweet royally backfired

Vice President Mike Pence is being called out for honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday just months after he walked out of an NFL game where players of color protested police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Pence, joining a chorus of other politicians, tweeted on Monday morning after visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in Washington D.C. that America should “rededicate ourselves” to King’s causes. “Today we remember the legacy of MLK Jr. His memorial stands tall, but the real memorial to Dr. King resides in…

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Mike Pence reaffirms ‘historical alliance’ between US and Australia in Turnbull meeting

US vice president is expected to smooth relations between Washington and Canberra after Januarys strained phone call between Trump and Turnbull North Korea, the war in Syria and trade are all expected to be discussed during US vice president Mike Pences whirlwind weekend visit to Australia. Americas second most powerful man met Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney and will meet senior government officials and business leaders later on Saturday. Pence thanked Turnbull for his warm welcome to Australia and said he brought greetings from President Trump. I spoke to him first…

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