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Harris Gets Golden Gavel After Breaking Senate Record

John Calhoun's record for tiebreaking votes stood for 191 years

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris broke a nearly 200-year-old record for casting the most tiebreaking votes in the Senate when she voted Tuesday to advance the confirmation of a new federal judge in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Harris' 32nd tiebreaking vote a "great milestone." Harris...

Harris: US Won't Allow Palestinians' Forced Relocation

Vice president lobbies leaders on war while attending climate conference

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris assured Egypt's president on Saturday that the US won't permit the redrawing of the Gaza Strip's borders or the forced relocation of Palestinians. While reiterating US support for Israel's "legitimate military objectives" in its attack on Gaza, Harris decried the toll...

Kamala Harris' Thanksgiving Photo Sparks Unexpected Controversy

There was a gas stove in the background

(Newser) - Kamala Harris posted a photo of herself and her husband preparing Thanksgiving dinner. Pretty uncontroversial, right? Not so much: In the background of the photo looms a gas stove, the very same type of stove the federal government was rumored to be considering banning earlier this year. (The Biden administration...

White House Rolls Out a Gun Violence Initiative

VP Kamala Harris will oversee the new Office of Gun Violence Prevention

(Newser) - For the first time, the White House will have an office dedicated solely to fighting gun violence. The Biden administration announced its plans Wednesday on the new office, which Reuters notes will "implement existing laws and work with local authorities to pass gun safety legislation at the state level,...

Harris Marks Hip-Hop Milestone
Harris Leads Party for Hip-Hop

Harris Leads Party for Hip-Hop

Celebration at vice president's residence marks 50th anniversary

(Newser) - Calling it "the ultimate American art form," Vice President Kamala Harris led a celebration of hip-hop on Saturday, marking its 50th anniversary. "Hip-hop culture is America's culture,"" Harris said in remarks to more than 400 people at the vice president's residence, the Hill reports....

Harris on Debate With DeSantis: Not Happening

VP tells Orlando crowd she won't accept Florida governor's invite to chat about curriculum, slavery

(Newser) - Last month, Kamala Harris visited Florida to speak up against the state's new educational standards. Those controversial guidelines mandate that public school students be taught how enslaved people developed skills that "in some instances, could be applied for their personal benefit." Now, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has...

In Florida, Harris Condemns Slavery Lesson

DeSantis says Democrats are lying

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris went to Florida on Friday to denounce the state's new educational standards that mandate teaching middle school students that some Black people benefited from being enslaved . "It is not only misleading, it is false and pushing propaganda—pushing propaganda on our children," Harris...

Harris Casts Historic Vote
Harris Casts Historic Vote

Harris Casts Historic Vote

It took John C. Calhoun much longer to record 31 tiebreakers

(Newser) - Kamala Harris, who made history as the first woman or person of color to serve as vice president, made history again Wednesday as she matched the record for most tiebreaking votes in the US Senate. The vote, her 31st, advanced the nomination of Kalpana Kotagal to the Equal Employment Opportunity...

Kamala Harris Hits a New Low for VPs

She has a net favorability rating of -17 in NBC survey

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris has said she intends to run as President Biden's running mate in 2024, but nearly half of all Americans apparently would prefer she wouldn't. As the Hill reports, Harris' favorability numbers are in a record-low tank, with 49% of respondents to an NBC poll...

Harris Has a First at West Point
Harris Has a First at West Point

Harris Has a First at West Point

Vice president welcomes graduates to 'unsettled world'

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver a commencement speech at West Point, lauded graduating cadets Saturday for their noble sacrifice in serving their country, but cautioned that they were entering an "unsettled world" because of Russian aggression and the rising threats from China. "The world...

In Poll, 26% Couldn't Name a Famous Asian American

Another 18% gave wrong answers

(Newser) - More than a quarter of Americans drew a blank when asked to name a famous living Asian American, according to a study released by the Asian American Foundation . The nonprofit says it polled more than 5,000 Americans and the top answer was "Don't know," at 26%....

Harris to Meet in Nashville With Expelled Lawmakers

Vice president to speak at service for ousted Democrats

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Nashville on Friday in response to the removal of two Democratic lawmakers from the Tennessee legislature. She plans to meet with Justin Pearson and Justin Jones, who were expelled on a vote Thursday in the state House, where Republicans hold a supermajority, the Tennessean...

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024
'I Intend to
Run' in 2024

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024

As running mate with President Biden, who has also said he intends to vie for reelection

(Newser) - As speculation ramps up on who'll jump into the 2024 race, our current vice president is clearing up whether she plans to be a one-termer or an incumbent trying to be voted back into office. "Joe Biden ... has said he intends to run for reelection as president, and...

Greg Abbott Slammed After Migrants Dropped Off in DC

Prominent Dems, WH blast 'shameful stunt'; Texas governor still hasn't confirmed he sent buses

(Newser) - The White House and prominent Democrats are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott after three busloads of migrants were dropped off in frigid weather on Christmas Eve outside of Vice President Kamala Harris' DC home. "Governor Abbott abandoned children on the side of the road in below freezing temperatures on...

3 Busloads of Migrants Sent to VP's House on Xmas Eve

They arrived from Texas, and suspicion falls on Gov. Greg Abbott

(Newser) - Three busloads of unexpected guests turned up outside the residence of VP Kamala Harris in DC on Christmas Eve. All were migrants from Central or South America who were bused in from Texas, reports CNN . Aid groups were on hand to welcome them with blankets and warm clothes in temperatures...

Secret Service Called Harris Motorcade Accident 'Mechanical Failure'

The real cause was driver error

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris was unharmed when her motorcade was involved in a minor accident on a closed roadway in Washington, DC, on Monday morning—but insiders tell the Washington Post that the way it was reported to Secret Service leadership raised concerns. The agency's leaders were told "...

Kamala Harris Visits DMZ
Kamala Harris Visits DMZ

Kamala Harris Visits DMZ

She reaffirms US commitment to South Korea after North fires missiles

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris capped her four-day trip to Asia with a stop Thursday at the Demilitarized Zone dividing the Korean Peninsula as she emphasized the "ironclad" US commitment to the security of its Asian allies in the face of an increasingly hostile North Korea. The visit comes on...

Migrants Arrive at Harris' Home, Sent From Texas By Governor

Abbott says he wanted vice president to understand the border situation

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott escalated his standoff with the Biden administration over border crossings, dispatching two buses carrying migrants to the Washington residence of Vice President Kamala Harris. The buses dropped off about 100 people early Thursday near the main gate to the Naval Observatory, the vice president's official home,...

Marking 9/11, Biden Says the Fight Goes On

President pledges pursuit of terrorists continues though war in Afghanistan ended

(Newser) - President Biden marked the 21st anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Sunday, taking part in a somber wreath-laying ceremony at the Pentagon and paying tribute to "extraordinary Americans" who lost their lives on one of the nation's darkest days. Held under a steady rain, the ceremony occurred...

Senate Tiebreaker Approves Sweeping Economic Package

Democrats' victory sends legislation to curb global warming, pharmaceutical costs to House

(Newser) - Democrats pushed their election-year economic package to Senate passage Sunday, a hard-fought compromise less sweeping than President Biden’s original domestic vision but one that still meets deep-rooted party goals of slowing global warming, moderating pharmaceutical costs, and taxing immense corporations. The estimated $740 billion package heads next to the...

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