Newsom Picks Padilla to Fill Senate Seat Being Vacated by Harris
U.S. Senate
Newsom Picks Padilla to Fill Senate Seat Being Vacated by Harris
2020-12-22 21:02:27
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday appointed his Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The child of Mexican immigrants, Padilla will be California’s first Latino senator,... Read More

Pelosi, Hoyer, Pence All Receive First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine
Health
Pelosi, Hoyer, Pence All Receive First Dose of Coronavirus Vaccine
2020-12-18 20:05:13
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - High-ranking government officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence, began receiving their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine Friday, part of an effort to ensure the continuity of the government and reassure hesitant... Read More

Time Magazine Names Biden, Harris 2020 Person of the Year
Media
Time Magazine Names Biden, Harris 2020 Person of the Year
2020-12-11 16:49:03
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK - Time magazine has named Joe Biden and Kamala Harris 2020's Person of the Year. The two made history on November 7 when they beat Donald Trump after an election marked by a surging public health crisis and... Read More

VP-Elect Harris Selects Flournoy, Others for Her White House Senior Staff
Political News
VP-Elect Harris Selects Flournoy, Others for Her White House Senior Staff
2020-12-03 17:50:14
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named three individuals who'll be part of her senior staff in the White House, including veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy, as her chief of staff. Flournoy's appointment as Harris' top staffer adds to... Read More

Yellen Officially Gets Treasury Nod, Biden Econ Team Manifests Diversity
Economy
Yellen Officially Gets Treasury Nod, Biden Econ Team Manifests Diversity
2020-11-30 20:56:19
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, confirming after a week of speculation, that he would nominate Janet Yellen, the former Federal Reserve chair, to be the first woman to head the Treasury Department,... Read More

Biden, Harris Form Presidential Inaugural Committee
Political News
Biden, Harris Form Presidential Inaugural Committee
2020-11-30 18:27:49
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris unveiled their Presidential Inaugural Committee on Monday, as preparations continue for their swearing in on Jan. 20. Although final plans for the inauguration are still somewhat up in the... Read More

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020 Elections
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Certifies Presidential Election Results
2020-11-24 16:59:07
by Dan McCue

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Bookvar certified the results of the 2020 presidential election Tuesday, after all 67 counties in the state certified their individual results late Monday night. A short time later, as required by federal... Read More

Harris’s Designer Joins Panel on Politics and Fashion
In The News
Harris’s Designer Joins Panel on Politics and Fashion
2020-11-23 18:39:12
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — From the moment Vice President-elect Kamala Harris walked out onto the stage in Delaware for her victory speech, more than just her words were making a political statement. Dressed in a white pantsuit from Carolina Herrera, analysts immediately... Read More

Harris' Husband, Doug Emhoff, Poised to Break Stereotypes
Political News
Harris' Husband, Doug Emhoff, Poised to Break Stereotypes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In the Biden White House, the first lady wants to keep her job teaching and the second gentleman plans to quit his law firm to support the vice president’s career. When it comes to political marriages,... Read More

Biden Names Coronavirus Advisory Board
Health
Biden Names Coronavirus Advisory Board
2020-11-09 17:37:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his new coronavirus task force Monday morning, putting the contentious 2020 presidential campaign behind him and moving definitively on to the transition. Biden said repeatedly during the campaign that "crushing" the... Read More

Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
State News
Gov. Newsom Assembling 'Short List' to Fill Harris Senate Seat
2020-11-09 17:34:45
by Dan McCue

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Gov. Gavin Newsom has said he's been lobbied for months about who would fill Kamala Harris' Senate seat should she be elected vice president, and he admitted it hasn't been fun. "It's not something I'd wish... Read More

Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020 Elections
Biden Has Presidency in Reach After Gains in Pennsylvania
2020-11-06 22:04:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON— Former Vice President Joe Biden had the presidency within his reach Friday evening, as he continued to hold onto narrow but apparently solid leads over President Donald Trump in the critical battlegrounds of Georgia and Pennsylvania. Revised vote counts... Read More

Harris Suspends Travel After Campaign Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19
2020 Elections
Harris Suspends Travel After Campaign Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19
2020-10-15 19:19:56
by Dan McCue

Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, has suspended in-person events through Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for the coronavirus. Though Harris herself has tested negative for the virus in recent days, a flight... Read More

Takeaways From the Vice Presidential Debate Between Harris and Pence
2020 Elections
Takeaways From the Vice Presidential Debate Between Harris and Pence

For 90 minutes, the understudies had their moment. Vice President Mike Pence and California Sen. Kamala Harris faced each other Wednesday night behind plexiglass partitions in a low-key debate that was peevish but generally polite. Their clash probably won’t have... Read More

Vice Presidential Debate Features Fiery Exchanges But Civil Behavior
2020 Elections
Vice Presidential Debate Features Fiery Exchanges But Civil Behavior

SALT LAKE CITY — Vice President Mike Pence struggled to get the Trump campaign back on track Wednesday in a heated but disciplined debate with Sen. Kamala Harris that contrasted sharply with the chaotic clash last week between the presidential... Read More

Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris
Debates
Viewer's Guide: Virus Response on Stage with Pence, Harris

Mike Pence and Kamala Harris do not have a tough act to follow. The vice presidential debate set for Wednesday night follows the disorderly prime-time spectacle last week that had viewers of President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden’s... Read More

Kamala Harris Faces Intense Pressure, Double Standards Leading Into Vice Presidential Debate
Debates
Kamala Harris Faces Intense Pressure, Double Standards Leading Into Vice Presidential Debate

SAN JOSE, Calif. — With Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test casting uncertainty on the final two presidential debates, the pressure is on for Kamala Harris to make the case to American voters that she and Joe Biden belong in the... Read More

The Looming Supreme Court Confirmation Battle, Explained
Supreme Court
The Looming Supreme Court Confirmation Battle, Explained
2020-10-05 13:51:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - "What you're about to witness will be a kind of a Kabuki theatre," Ron Bonjean said the other day. The communications Sherpa during Justice Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was reflecting on that experience... Read More

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Release 2019 Tax Returns
Political News
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Release 2019 Tax Returns

Democratic nominee Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris released their latest tax returns ahead of Tuesday night’s presidential debate, showing that the Democratic candidates and their spouses paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes to the federal government... Read More

Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina
State News
Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina
2020-09-04 15:31:58
by Dan McCue

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots in South Carolina after initially being left off the voter education pieces. The sample ballots were made public Thursday, and... Read More

Harris Mask Mandate Would Reinforce What 'Responsible People' Should Do
Political News
Harris Mask Mandate Would Reinforce What 'Responsible People' Should Do
2020-08-28 17:42:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said Friday that a nationwide mask mandate she and running mate Joe Biden have called for would simply reinforce the behavior of "responsible people who love our neighbors." "We have to... Read More

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Respond to Trump’s Attacks Before the Republican Convention
2020 Elections
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Respond to Trump’s Attacks Before the Republican Convention

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden, girding for a week of attacks at the Republican National Convention, previewed his response Sunday by laughing off questions about his mental acuity, denying he supported defunding the police, and leaping to defend his running mate,... Read More

Democrats Pound Their Message: To Oust Trump, You Must Vote
2020 Elections
Democrats Pound Their Message: To Oust Trump, You Must Vote

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned that American democracy could falter if President Donald Trump is reelected, a stunning rebuke of his successor that was echoed by Kamala Harris at the Democratic Convention as she embraced her historic role as the... Read More

The Democratic National Convention Has Gone Virtual. Here’s How to Watch
2020 Elections
The Democratic National Convention Has Gone Virtual. Here’s How to Watch

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez had predicted Milwaukee would be the place to be this summer. “Don’t forget, folks, 490 days and this place will be hopping,” Perez said last year at a news conference announcing the city would... Read More

Kamala Harris’ Eligibility Is ‘Case Closed,’ Trump Adviser Says
2020 Elections
Kamala Harris’ Eligibility Is ‘Case Closed,’ Trump Adviser Says

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign officials backed away from questioning Kamala Harris’ eligibility for national office, describing the issue as a non-starter and “case closed.” The president raised the matter twice last week in news conferences and offered praise for... Read More

Delaware Thrust Into Unlikely Starring Role in 2020 Campaign
State News
Delaware Thrust Into Unlikely Starring Role in 2020 Campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware isn't a swing state. It has three electoral votes. Driving its entire length, from Pennsylvania to Maryland, takes only a little more than an hour and a half. But the state has an unexpected starring... Read More

Heeding Mom, Tennessee Lawmaker Helped Women Gain the Vote
Civil Rights
Heeding Mom, Tennessee Lawmaker Helped Women Gain the Vote

One hundred years ago this month, women in the United States were guaranteed the right to vote with ratification of the 19th Amendment — secured by a 24-year-old Tennessee legislator's decisive vote, cast at the bidding of his mother. Harry... Read More

‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
In The News
‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
2020-06-19 18:38:02
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation would commemorate June 19 as a federal holiday 155 years after Major Gen. Gordon Granger issued the order signifying the end of slavery in the United States. In accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865 Granger... Read More

Lawmakers Dust Off Old Proposals on Police Overhauls
Congress
Lawmakers Dust Off Old Proposals on Police Overhauls

WASHINGTON — The policy ideas Democratic members of Congress will propose this month to address deadly police force have been around for years, but so has the opposition from law enforcement advocacy groups and the lawmakers who support them. Rep.... Read More

Biden Campaign Asks Vice Presidential Contenders for References
Political News
Biden Campaign Asks Vice Presidential Contenders for References

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden’s campaign is asking some potential vice presidential candidates to submit references, as the presumptive Democratic nominee’s team begins the formal vetting process, according to two people with knowledge of the process. Some of the contenders, most... Read More

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