• Analysis: Pence carries Trump’s baggage to Latin America summit

    Analysis: Pence carries Trump’s baggage to Latin America summit

    Apr 12, 2018 04:33 PM EDT

    Earlier this week, Trump said he would not go to Lima, Peru and Colombia as planned to focus on a possible U.S. attack on Syria. Now, it's Vice President Mike Pence who will be carrying America's and President Donald Trump’s baggage to the Summit of the ...

  • News Wrap: Sierra Leone rescue crews battle devastating mudslide

    News Wrap: Sierra Leone rescue crews battle devastating mudslide

    Aug 15, 2017 08:22 PM EDT

    ... Facebook page. And, separately, monsoon-fueled rains across Southeast Asia have now killed more than 200 people in Nepal, Bangladesh, and India. The president of Argentina today became the latest Latin American leader to speak against the prospect of U.S. military action in Venezuela. President Mauricio Macri said force ...

  • Pence says U.S. won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'

    Pence says U.S. won't stand by as Venezuela 'crumbles'

    Aug 14, 2017 12:30 PM EDT

    CARTAGENA, Colombia — Seeking to highlight the growing plight in Venezuela, Vice President Mike Pence on Monday met with people who've fled the country to neighboring Colombia. Pence visited the Calvary Chapel in Cartagena, where met with faith leaders and Venezuelan families before planning to depart to Buenos Aires, Argentina ...

  • Pence to begin Latin America tour as global crises grow

    Pence to begin Latin America tour as global crises grow

    Aug 13, 2017 02:10 PM EDT

    WASHINGTON — Vice President Mike Pence will visit Colombia amid escalating tensions with neighboring Venezuela and North Korea. Pence is set to meet with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday at the start of a weeklong trip to Latin America that is likely to be dominated by conversations about the ...

  • How the Panama papers could affect the presidential race

    How the Panama papers could affect the presidential race

    Apr 05, 2016 11:40 PM EDT

    ... access to them, though none are thought to be as famous as celebrities and politicians from other countries, such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi. In all, 12 current or former heads of state are included in the legal records from Panama's Mossack Fonseca ...

  • North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins dies while kayaking in Chile

    North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins dies while kayaking in Chile

    Dec 09, 2015 10:58 AM EDT

    ... preservation. He was brought by helicopter, not breathing, to a hospital in the town of Coyhaique, and doctors were unable to revive him. Special correspondent Mike Cerre reports from Patagonia on Tompkins' conservation and eco-tourism efforts. Tompkins, 72, co-founder of clothing companies North Face and Esprit, retired in ...

  • The last men who fought in the Vietnam War remember the fall of Saigon

    The last men who fought in the Vietnam War remember the fall of Saigon

    Apr 29, 2015 03:17 PM EDT

    ... Nhat airport. I picked up their remains with two Vietnamese ambulance drivers and sent them to the hospital… I never anticipated [the situation] would unravel like it did. The war had gone on for years and I thought it would continue for many more.” Sargent Pham Cong Dung, North Vietnamese ...

  • Border spat: When optics and substance don't meet

    Border spat: When optics and substance don't meet

    Jul 10, 2014 08:55 AM EDT

    ... the June ruling from the federal appeals court, which backed gay marriage. In former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin’s forthcoming book, with a forward from Mike Huckabee, the failed Senate candidate says he regrets publicly apologizing for his remarks about rape in a campaign ad. Keep an eye on the ...

  • Primary results boost Republican hopes of taking over the Senate

    Primary results boost Republican hopes of taking over the Senate

    May 21, 2014 09:06 AM EDT

    ... to pour a lot of resources into defeating Bevin. And outside groups like the Chamber of Commerce came to the rescue of people like Reps. Mike Simpson and Jack Kingston. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., pulled out a closer-than-he-would-have-liked primary, taking 53 percent of the ...

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    Prospects for Deal to Avert Sequester Appear Grim

    Feb 25, 2013 08:50 AM EDT

    ... signs of reaching agreement? It's not an entirely lost cause, by some accounts. Roll Call's David Drucker and Jonathan Strong preview one tax hike that Republicans might agree to -- the carried interest loophole. (And it's worth pointing out that Republican Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell won a major ...

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