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Clarence Thomas to swear in Mike Pence at inauguration

11:16 am Jan. 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Very much buried in the rubble of this weekend’s John Lewis – Donald Trump spat was news that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas would administer the oath of office to Vice President-elect Mike Pence at Friday’s inauguration.

The Pin Point native will become the first-ever African American to swear in a VP, according to Trump’s inaugural committee.

“I have long admired Justice Clarence Thomas and deeply respect his judicial philosophy, dedication

Behind the scenes at Longwood University’s VP debate

6:02 pm Oct. 4, 2016

FARMVILLE, Va. — Tonight’s vice presidential debate is injecting a jolt of energy into this otherwise sleepy central Virginia college town.

As hundreds reporters poured into Longwood University’s health and fitness center — transformed into debate central with plushy