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    (CNN)Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has formally submitted her letter of resignation from the US Senate to California Gov. Gavin Newsom ahead of Inauguration Day.Read the letter obtained by CNN: January 18, 2021Governor Gavin Newsom1303 10th Street, Suite 1173Read MoreSacramento, CA 95814Dear Governor Newsom:I hereby resign as Senator from the State of California, effective January 18th, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. EST. As I assume my duties as Vice President of the United States, I would like to thank the people of California for the honor of serving them in the U.S. Senate over the past four years.Sincerely,Kamala D. HarrisUnited States Senator
    CBS fawned over Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Sunday with a glowing feature that could indicate how the incoming administration will be treated by the mainstream media. "’CBS Sunday Morning’ host Jane Pauley seems to have found her new Democrat to gush over for the next four years," Media Research Center news analyst Nicholas Fondacaro wrote in a piece headlined, "Cozy with Kamala." PENCE CALLS VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT HARRIS TO OFFER CONGRATULATIONS AHEAD OF INAUGURATION Pauley sat down with Harris and her husband, Douglas Emhoff, for a two-part interview that was a far cry from the way Mike and Karen Pence have been covered over the past four years. The veteran journalist began by praising Harris for soon becoming the first woman vice president, along with being the first Black vice president and the first of South Asian ancestry. "Are you excited about Jan. 20?" Pauley asked before noting a series of issues the incoming administration...
    On Election Day 1992, I was 5 years old, standing next to my mother as she cast her ballot for Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton. After she pushed her pin through the now problematic butterfly ballot, she stopped to explain to me the importance of voting and taking part in American democracy.   My mother, a Jamaican-born immigrant living in the United States, passed on to me the power, privilege and struggle connected with civil rights and the right to vote. While born in another country, my mother's life – like that of so many Black immigrants in the United States – was made better by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other brave souls who were willing to put their lives on the line for freedom, justice, equity and a more representative democracy.   ALVEDA KING: MARTIN LUTHER KING'S INSPIRING MESSAGE TO A NATION PLAGUED BY VIOLENCE, INJUSTICE, DISCORD For my mother, and women at...
    Kamala harris Share on Facebook Share on twitter Share in mail Share on whatsapp Biden’s cabinet will be made up of a record number of women “We did it, Joe,” said US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as the media projected a Democratic victory in the November 3 presidential election. And, although Joe Biden had achieved it, the triumph of his running mate is not negligible, but it is one more milestone to add to the list of barriers that he has overcome. The 56-year-old Harris’ political career is fraught with momentous achievements. The daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, she has been a San Francisco district attorney, California’s first black female attorney general, and in 2017, she became the second black senator from the United States. From there, and as the first vice president of the North American nation –...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before being sworn in along with President-elect Joe Biden. | 01/17/2021 | ionicons-v5-c20: 01 | Agencies | Wilmington, Del. – California Governor Gavin Newsom is aware of the decision and will appoint Alex Padilla, currently California’s secretary of state, to replace her in the two years left to him, relatives said. Padilla will be the first Hispanic senator from California, a state with a 40% Latino population. Newsom announced his selection in December, following intense negotiations to succeed Harris in the upper house. Harris will not deliver a farewell address to the full Senate. That body will not meet again until Tuesday, the eve of the inauguration and two weeks after fanatic supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. That episode, Harris stated in an interview Sunday, « was seismic, it was...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before being sworn in along with President-elect Joe Biden. | 01/17/2021 | ionicons-v5-c20: 01 | Agencies | Wilmington, Del. – California Governor Gavin Newsom is aware of the decision and will appoint Alex Padilla, currently California’s secretary of state, to replace her in the two years left to him, relatives said. Padilla will be the first Hispanic senator from California, a state with a 40% Latino population. Newsom announced his selection in December, following intense negotiations to succeed Harris in the upper house. Harris will not deliver a farewell address to the full Senate. That body will not meet again until Tuesday, the eve of the inauguration and two weeks after fanatic supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. That episode, Harris stated in an interview Sunday, « was seismic, it was...
    Capitol protests: Demonstrations remain small and under heavy police presence after warnings of unrest Biden launches new Twitter account to build following before taking command of White House @POTUS on Inauguration Day Joe Biden and Kamala Harris drop inauguration playlist © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have shared an upbeat Inauguration playlist ahead of the swearing-in ceremony this week, featuring artists like Whitney Houston, Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder. Beyonce's 'Find Your Way Back', Bill Withers' 'Lovely Day' and Dua Lipa's 'Levitating' are just a few of the tracks on the diverse list designed for at-home Inauguration watching parties and for those who want to bust a move in celebration. The playlist features 46 songs to celebrate the 46th President of the United States taking the oath of office and was curated by DJ D-Nice and Raedio, actress Issa Rae’s...
    New York : Kamala Harris arriving in the Senate on Tuesday. Photo: SAUL LOEB / . / . Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from the United States Senate on Monday. The first woman to become the vice president of the United States has already started the process that notifies the governor of California Gavin newsom on his resignation from the Upper House. Harris will make the formal announcement Monday. Harris will assume his new role on Wednesday, January 20. Your oath will be taken by the Supreme Court judge Sonia Sotomayor, in an act that is very symbolic for the country’s ethnic minorities. Harris’ replacement in the Senate Harris’ resignation is a formal process. A few weeks ago it was known that Alex padilla, current California Secretary of State, will take the seat at the US Senate until the end of the term in...
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have shared an upbeat Inauguration playlist ahead of the swearing-in ceremony this week, featuring artists like Whitney Houston, Kendrick Lamar and Stevie Wonder. Beyonce's 'Find Your Way Back', Bill Withers' 'Lovely Day' and Dua Lipa's 'Levitating' are just a few of the tracks on the diverse list designed for at-home Inauguration watching parties and for those who want to bust a move in celebration. The playlist features 46 songs to celebrate the 46th President of the United States taking the oath of office and was curated by DJ D-Nice and Raedio, actress Issa Rae’s record label.  The playlist is part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee's push to have Americans participate from home as traditional events like the parade have been canceled due to the pandemic. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have released an upbeat Inauguration playlist for at-home watching parties ahead...
    The Best Things $25 Can Buy You at Sephora Faces in new places for the 2020-21 NHL season Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Recalls Googling Husband Doug Emhoff Before Their Blind Date Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Kamala Harris did some digging into husband Doug Emhoff before their fairytale romance began. The Vice President-elect and Emhoff, who will become the first-ever Second Gentleman on Inauguration Day this week, sat down for a new interview with Jane Pauley of CBS News' Sunday Morning, during which Harris revealed that she Googled Emhoff before they met on a blind date in 2013, a year before getting married. "I did!" Harris, 56, said with a laugh, while Emhoff, also 56, smiled and said, "Oh. This is a reveal!" "So, yes, my best friend set us up on a blind date," Harris explained. "And she said, 'Just trust me. Just...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. FILE: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del.  (AP) "She’s notified Gov. Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday," said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected...
    Loading the player... Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It’s the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden or invited him to the White House, and has instead spent the weeks since he lost the Nov. 3 election holed up at the White House, trying to undermine the legitimacy of Biden’s win with baseless claims of mass voter fraud that culminated in last week’s violent storming of the Capitol building. Pence, who didn’t speak with Trump for days after the siege, has become an unexpected — albeit late — defender of Biden’s win. The vice president resisted enormous pressure from Trump to try to interfere in Congress’ certification of the Electoral College vote count last...
    Loading the player... On Wednesday, Kamala Harris will officially become the first U.S. Vice President who is a woman and of Black and Asian descent. When the California Democrat takes the oath of office, she will be sworn in by the first woman of color to sit on the Supreme Court. CNN reports that Justice Sonia Sotomayor will be on hand at Wednesday’s Presidential Inauguration to swear in Harris. Sotomayor, who was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2009, is the first Latina and the third woman to be a member of the high court. READ MORE: Vice President-Elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday Sotomayor and Harris shared more in common than being barrier-breaking women in U.S. government. Both of them were once prosecutors. Sotomayor was a prosecutor in New York and Harris in California. In addition, Harris will also...
    Kamala Harris will be sworn in this Wednesday as Vice President of the United States by Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first magistrate of Hispanic origin of the Supreme Court of Justice of the United States. MiamiMundo / Telemundo51 This gives an even more historic tone to the swearing-in of Karris, who will become the first woman to hold the US vice presidency, a black woman with Asian roots to reach the White House. For her part, Sotomayor, born in New York and whose parents were Puerto Rican, became in 2009 the first Hispanic judge to ascend to the Supreme Court in the country’s history, after being nominated by then-President Barack Obama (2009-2017). Currently, Sotomayor is part of the minority of three progressive Supreme Court justices, and is probably the most admired figure by Democrats on the high court, following the death of veteran Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in September 2020....
    President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 7, 2020. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images The Presidential Inaugural Committee released a playlist of 46 songs — a nod to President-elect Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States — days before Biden is set to be sworn into office.  The multi-generational playlist includes Dua Lipa, SZA, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, and more. Rolling Stone reported that on Inauguration Day, Biden's "walk-on" song will be "We Take Care of Our Own" by Bruce Springsteen, and Harris' is "Work That" by Mary J. Blige. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Presidential Inaugural Committee for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris released a playlist full of tunes to help celebrate Inauguration Day on Wednesday. The playlist — created by producer and rapper DJ D-Nice and actress Issa...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday – two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in on Inauguration Day. Harris’ stepping down will allow California Gov. Gavin Newsom to appoint Alex Padilla, a Democrat who serves as secretary of state, to fill the final two years of her vacated position. “She’s notified Governor Newsom, and has sent her formal indication that she will be resigning. And then she will make a formal announcement on Monday,” said a Harris aide, The Hill reported on Sunday. Padilla will become the first Latino senator from the Golden State. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor because the chamber is not expected to convene until Tuesday. As vice president, Harris will be poised to cast any tie-breaking votes in the Senate that will be split 50-50 after Democrats Jon Ossoff and the...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, as she and President-elect Joe Biden prepare to take the White House this week. The California Democrat will be replaced by her home state's current secretary of state, Alex Padilla, chosen by Gov. Gavin Newsom to succeed Harris. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California and has held public office for more than two decades in various roles. He was first elected in 1999 to serve on the Los Angeles City Council and went on to serve two terms in the state senate and two terms as secretary of state. Harris will be the first black woman to hold the office of vice president. She was first elected to the Senate in 2016. Earlier this week, Vice President Mike Pence called Harris to congratulate her in their first conversation since the closure of the 2020 election. Harris...
    By Jasmine Wright | CNN Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will officially resign Monday from her US Senate seat, ending her four-year Senate career, according to a Harris aide. The move comes two days before she’s inaugurated on Wednesday, making history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president. Aides say Harris has already started the process of her resignation, having notified California Gov. Gavin Newsom of her intent and sent her formal indications that she’ll be resigning Monday. Harris will not give a farewell speech on the Senate floor, due to the schedule. Harris won her seat in November 2016 and was sworn in January 2017. At the time, Harris was California’s attorney general. Newsom has already named Alex Padilla, California’s secretary of state, to fill Harris’ seat. In a press call, he told reporters he would likely be sworn in himself on Wednesday. The incoming...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS SF/AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated. Aides confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California’s secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris’ term. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation’s most populous state. Meanwhile, plans for Harris’ VP swearing-in ceremony were also released on Saturday. She will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. It will be a history-making event Wednesday when the first Black, South Asian and female vice president takes her oath of office from the first Latina...
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.Aides to the California Democrat confirmed the timing and said Gov. Gavin Newsom was aware of her decision, clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla, now California's secretary of state, to serve the final two years of Harris' term.Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California, where about 40% of residents are Hispanic. Newsom announced his choice in December, following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation's most populous state.Harris will give no farewell Senate floor speech. The Senate is not scheduled to reconvene until Tuesday, the eve of Inauguration Day.Padilla's arrival, along with Harris becoming the Senate's presiding officer when she's sworn-in as vice president, is part of Democrats' upcoming Senate majority. But the party still needs Sens.-elect...
    More On: kamala harris Sacrebleu! Kamala Harris’ socks go viral on TikTok Tom Hanks to host inaugural special with Bon Jovi, Demi Lovato and more Why Kamala Harris’ Vogue cover is trending on social media Kamala Harris’ top economic advisor is another BlackRock exec Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Wednesday, a history-making event in which the first Black, South Asian and female vice president will take her oath of office from the first Latina justice. Harris chose Sotomayor for the task, according to a person familiar with the decision. She’ll also use two Bibles for the swearing-in, one of which belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first Black Supreme Court justice. ABC News first reported the latest details of Harris’ inauguration plans. Harris has expressed admiration for both Sotomayor and Marshall. She and Sotomayor share the experience as prosecutors, and she once...
    Kamala Harris will be sworn in Wednesday as the next vice president of the United States by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, according to a Harris aide.Harris will make history as the first female, first Black and first South Asian vice president, and she will be sworn in by the first Hispanic and third female justice in US Supreme Court history. Sotomayor was nominated by President Barack Obama to the high court and has served since 2009.The vice president-elect will take her oath of office using two Bibles; one that previously belong to a former neighbor and family friend of Harris,' Regina Shelton, and another that belonged to Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court, the aide said.ABC News was first to report the Bibles and that Sotomayor would swear Harris in.Harris has described Shelton as a second mother to her, and she and her...
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will reportedly swear in Vice President-elect Kamala Harris at Wednesday's inauguration. Harris, who will be sworn in along with President-elect Joe Biden, will take her oath of office using two Bibles, according to ABC News. One of them previously belonged to Regina Shelton, whom Harris has credited with essentially being a second mother to her, and the other previously belonged to the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Harris and Sotomayor are both historic firsts: Harris will be the first black female vice president, while Sotomayor is the first Latina Supreme Court justice. Prior to their roles, both served as prosecutors — Harris in California and Sotomayor in New York. Biden and Harris's inauguration is unprecedented, given the changes that have been made to account for the coronavirus pandemic as well as the increased security threat at state capitols across the nation. Since the...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- An Oakland Chef is celebrating the upcoming Inauguration by honoring the nation's first woman Vice President-elect and Bay Area Native, Kamala Harris.Chef Robert Dorsey is serving up a special take-out meal featuring one of Harris' favorite dish, seafood gumbo. East Bay Chef, Robert Dorsey, is serving up a special “Inauguration Day Dinner” to celebrate the Biden/ Harris administration. His inspiration? @KamalaHarris favorite dish, GUMBO! pic.twitter.com/ufvYuvjmym— ABC7 Melissa Pixcar (@MelissaABC7) January 16, 2021Vice president-elect Harris and Dorsey attended Thousand Oaks Elementary school in Berkeley and had the same first grade teacher, Mrs. Frances Wilson."I had Mrs. Wilson for the first and second grade so I had the luxury of having her two years," said Robert Dorsey, Chef and Owner of Robert Dorsey Catering and Events. "It wasn't until five or six years ago that I realized that Vice president-elect also had Mrs. Wilson as a teacher. Prior...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have dropped a playlist to keep your at-home celebration in tune with the upcoming inauguration's "America United" theme.The 46 songs feature artists from across the music spectrum to honor the 46th President taking the oath of office.Biden transition Biden elevates White House science post to Cabinet level Biden outlines plan to administer Covid-19 vaccines to Americans Harris and Emhoff recall first date: 'It felt like we had known each other forever' MAP: Full presidential election results The playlist is part of the Presidential Inaugural Committee's push to provide opportunities for Americans to participate in the inauguration from home after the Covid-19 pandemic forced them to scale back traditional events, like the parade."During a tumultuous year that has kept so many loved ones apart, music has been a consistent vehicle that has kept us connected. Whether you are a country soul, a...
    The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris next week will be like no other because of the pandemic and political unrest, and some hope it will also be the first ceremony with the Vice President wearing traditional Indian dress. “For some in Asian American communities, the prospect of the nation’s first Black and South Asian Vice President wearing a traditional sari at any of the inauguration events — even if the celebrations are largely virtual — has offered a glimmer of positivity amid the tumult,” CNN reported. It would not be the first time, however, that some have called for Harris to dress as her Indian mother does — it was suggested that she do so during her own campaign for president in 2019, according to the news outlet:  At an event hosted by Asian American group, One APIA Nevada, an audience member lightheartedly asked Harris if she would...
    OAKLAND (KPIX) — Derreck Johnson, founder of the Home of Chicken & Waffles restaurant in Oakland, is packing his bags for a trip to Washington D.C. “I’m going to the inauguration, I leave tomorrow morning,” Johnson said. He’s giving few details about his itinerary but he does know he has a personal invitation to the presidential inauguration. Johnson is not a name dropper. He says he grew up with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “We call each other cousins even though we are not blood related,” Johnson said. “We’ve been friends since we were 16 years old so, for 40 years-plus, we’ve been very close.” RELATED ARTICLE: Oakland Chef Dishes Up ‘Democracy Gumbo’ to Celebrate Harris’ Inauguration “To now know that this person is the second most powerful woman in the world for the United States is overwhelming and I’m very very proud. Words don’t even describe how proud I am,”...
    Vice President Mike Pence spoke with his successor Kamala Harris on Thursday to congratulate her on winning the 2020 presidential election, according to The Associated Press. Per an individual briefed on the matter, Pence and Harris had a “good call,” with Pence offering his assistance with the transition process. The conversation marked the first contact between officials from President Donald Trump’s administration and the incoming Joe Biden administration. “Pence’s call to his successor is a continuation of the traditional show of comity between outgoing and incoming leaders that Trump has flouted. In 2008, then-Vice President Dick Cheney called Biden to congratulate him the night of his win and invited Biden and his wife, Jill, to tour the vice presidential residence on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory shortly before the 2009 inauguration.” Trump has neither reached out to Biden, not invited him to the White House, violating longstanding norms...
    Vice President Mike Pence called his future successor, Democrat Kamala Harris, to offer his congratulations more than two months after the November election, two people familiar with the conversation told NBC News. South Florida/ Telemundo 51 This is the first known contact between Pence and Harris, while President Donald Trump has not made any approach to his successor Joe Biden, after insisting on his unfounded theory of electoral fraud. Pence, one of Trump’s main allies throughout his administration, has now become an unlikely supporter of Biden. Pence refused to relent on pressure from Trump to oppose Biden’s election victory while presiding over the Congressional certification of the electoral vote count last week. Pence will also attend Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday, January 20, which Trump refuses to attend, becoming the first US president not to attend an inauguration of his successor in 152 years. On Thursday’s call, Pence also offered his...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation.It's the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden's win.But Pence has become an unexpected defender of Biden's. The vice president resisted pressure from Trump to object to the Democrat's election win while presiding over Congress' certification of the Electoral Vote count last week.Pence will also attend Biden's Jan. 20 inauguration, which Trump is refusing to attend.One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a "good call," with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. They spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private conversation.The call came less than a week before Biden and...
    WASHINGTON - Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation.  It's the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden's win.  But Pence has become an unexpected defender of Biden. The vice president resisted pressure from Trump to object to the Democrat's election win while presiding over Congress' certification of the Electoral College vote count last week.  Pence also will attend Biden's January 20 inauguration, which Trump is refusing to attend.  One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a "good call," with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private conversation.  The call came less...
    Vice President of the United States Mike Pence phoned Vice President-elect Kamala Harris to offer her congratulations and assistance with her transition to office, revealed two people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the private conversation and who requested anonymity. Pence’s call was made less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden and Harris take office. The transfer of power is next Wednesday. The call is the first contact between an outgoing government official and the incoming government’s elected officials. President Donald Trump has not approached his successor in office and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s victory. Trump will not attend the takeover. Pence will be there. In the US and Latin America, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the mental health of LGBTQ youth. Experts give advice to navigate the crisis. The Santa Ana winds are expected to increase...
    This conversation marks a stark contrast to the relationship between Donald Trump and President-elect Joe Biden. Five days before the inauguration, the outgoing president has still not congratulated the Democrat on his electoral victory. Donald Trump will leave Washington on Wednesday morning, without attending Joe Biden’s swearing-in. He will fly to his club in Mar-a-Lago in Florida, where he intends to settle. Its vice-president Mike Pence must participate in this inauguration ceremony. The relations between MM. Trump and Pence have deteriorated considerably since the vice president confirmed Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election on January 6, in front of the two chambers united after the assault on Capitol Hill, which left five dead.
    Vice President Mike Pence called Kamala Harris on Thursday, almost three months after the election was called for her and President-elect Joe Biden. He congratulated her and offered his assistance to his successor as vice president.  In the closing days of the administration, Pence appears to be filling a leadership void left by President Donald Trump, who has not reached out to Biden and said he won't attend the inauguration ceremony next week. Pence will be there.  Additionally, Pence and his wife Karen may have Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff to the Naval Observatory - the official residence of the vice president - before Wednesday's change in power, The New York Times reported.  It was the first time Pence and Harris had spoken since they debated one another during the campaign. It's also the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. Conversations have happened...
    Vice President Mike Pence called Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her on her victory and impending assumption of his office Friday, the Associated Press reported. Pence reportedly both congratulated Harris and offered his assistance in the transition process, something sitting vice presidents typically do immediately following Election Day. President Donald Trump has still not formally conceded the election to President-Elect Joe Biden, nor has he given Biden a call. Pence has grown increasingly distant from Trump since the president attempted to pressure him into rejecting the Electoral College certification of Biden’s victory, something Pence isn’t capable of doing under the Constitution. (RELATED: REPORT: VP Mike Pence, Not President Trump, Approved Deployment Of National Guard To Stop Mob In DC) Biden’s transition team did not immediately respond to a request to confirm the call. NEW: VP Mike Pence called VP-elect @KamalaHarris to congratulate her on Thursday per a Biden Transition...
    Vice President Mike Pence listens during a briefing about the upcoming presidential inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, at FEMA headquarters, January 14, 2021, in Washington.Alex Brandon | Reuters Vice President Mike Pence called his soon-to-be successor, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, to congratulate her and offer his assistance before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in next Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said. The phone call on Thursday between Pence and Harris marked their first discussion since they debated publicly last fall during the vicious presidential campaign. President Donald Trump, who spent weeks angrily denying his election loss to Biden while falsely asserting widespread fraud, has not called the incoming president. Trump has acknowledged that the Biden administration will soon take charge, but has vowed never to concede the election and has not publicly done so. Pence and second lady Karen Pence...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has called his soon-to-be successor Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations, according to two people familiar with the conversation. It’s the first known contact between the elected members of the outgoing and incoming administrations. President Donald Trump has not reached out to President-elect Joe Biden and has repeatedly questioned the legitimacy of Biden’s win. One of the people familiar with the Thursday afternoon conversation described it as a “good call,” with Pence congratulating his successor and offering assistance. They spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the private conversation. The call came less than a week before Biden and Harris take office on Jan. 20 and just over a week after the storming of the Capitol by Trump’s supporters. While Trump has remained largely behind closed doors fuming since his loss, Pence has been stepping up and fulfilling many of the ceremonial duties...
    Vice President Mike Pence called Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Thursday to offer his congratulations and offer assistance to ahead of next week's swearing in, a transition official confirmed to the Washington Examiner. Two Harris aides confirmed the phone call to the Examiner, which was first reported Friday by the New York Times. According to an official, Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff may also visit the vice president and Second Lady Karen Pence at their official residence, One Observatory Circle. It was Harris and Pence's first conversation since the election. Pence has said he will attend President-elect Joe Biden and Harris' swearing in next week. Trump has said he will not and is expected to depart earlier that morning from Joint Base Andrews. News White House Kamala Harris Mike Pence Vice President White House Transition Inauguration 2021
    By Jasmine Wright and Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff recalled their first date in a rare joint interview with CNN’s Abby Phillip, for a CNN special report airing Sunday on the barrier-breaking vice president and her historic career. In a short clip that aired Friday, Harris and Emhoff, who have been married for more than six years, spoke of their first date and subsequent weeks courting, with Emhoff saying he broke every rule of dating. Harris was California’s attorney general when she was set up on a blind date with Emhoff by a mutual friend, who had met Emhoff in 2013 for legal advice and was “impressed” with the former Hollywood entertainment lawyer. Emhoff texted with Harris the same day that the friend suggested they be set up, and the two soon spoke over the phone “laughing the whole time,” Harris said....
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said she and President-elect Joe Biden are ready to 'multitask' as they'll come into office needing Congress to quickly pass more COVID-19 financial relief - and with the Senate picking up the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  'We know we have to multitask there,' she told National Public Radio in an interview Thursday. 'We have to multitask, which means as with anyone, we have a lot of priorities and we need to see them through.' Harris might have an additional job on her plate on day No. 1, as some experts believe as president of the Senate she could chair Trump's impeachment trial, as opposed to Chief Justice John Roberts.   Vice President-elect Kamala Harris told NPR she knows she and President-elect Joe Biden will have to 'multitask' as they'll come into office pushing for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue package - and she might...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden is known as a lover of ice cream, and so it is fitting that an ice cream maker is launching a line of inauguration-themed flavors. Ice Cream Jubilee is out with Cuppa Joe, a coffee-flavored ice cream, as well as Vanilla Chocolate Chip, which is Biden’s favorite flavor. Two flavors pay tribute to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ home state. Cardamom Amaretto includes California almonds and Cardamom Kulfi, a spiced ice cream, which is a nod to Harris’ Indian heritage. Rose Mimosa is a nod to California’s wine country. You can order the ice cream online by clicking here. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Retired Chester Firefighter Arrested For Allegedly Throwing Fire Extinguisher At Police During Capitol Riot Delaware Man Photographed Carrying Confederate Flag Inside US Capitol During Riots Arrested When Can I Get The COVID-19 Vaccine In Pennsylvania, New Jersey Or Delaware?
    Kamala Harris wore "The future is female" socks in a new TikTok video. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images/Social-Goods Meena Harris gifted her aunt, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, peach-flavored mints dubbed "impeach-mints" in a new TikTok video.  In the video, the vice president-elect is wearing a pantsuit with "The future is female" tube socks.  The socks are available for preorder on Social Goods, and proceeds will go to She Should Run, a nonprofit that helps women run for office. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a TikTok fashion statement this week, thanks to her niece, Meena Harris. On Wednesday, Meena posted a video to her TikTok account in which she gives her aunt a jar of peach-flavored mints. "Impeach-mints," Meena says to Kamala Harris as she hands them to her, causing the vice president-elect to burst into laughter. @meena IMPEACH NOW ♬ original sound -...
    Professor John Eastman speaking at the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally immediately before the Capitol was stormed. A law professor and attorney for President Donald Trump who repeatedly said the 2020 election was rigged and spoke at the rally that immediately preceded last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol baselessly blamed the violent insurrection on “Antifa” on Wednesday. Chapman University law professor John Eastman, who last year spawned the birther theory that Kamala Harris was constitutionally prohibited from serving as vice president, was the target of backlash after appearing with Rudy Giuliani at Trump’s Jan. 6 “Stop the Steal” protest. There, Eastman said President-elect Joe Biden’s victory was illegitimate. “They were unloading the ballots from that secret folder, matching them, matching them to the unvoted voter, and voilà, we have enough votes to barely get over the finish line,” Eastman told the rallygoers. “We saw it happen in real time last night...
    President Joe Biden’s amnesty bill will try to accelerate the conversion of amnestied migrants into U.S. voters, according to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “We’re going to reduce the time from what is now, what has been [in prior amnesty legislation] 13 years to eight years,” Harris told Univision, a Spanish-language TV station January 12. She continued: We’re going to be tightening up the whole process for green cards, and making sure that we give people a very defined period of time, from the time that they actually apply for a green card through the time of obtaining citizenship. The current law says that people who win green cards can become citizens and vote in just five years. Prior legislation also set a multi-year delay — around eight years — between an amnesty and the receipt of green cards. If Congress were to approve a seven-year gap between green cards and...
    Loading the player... It’s official! Tom Hanks will be hosting a January 20th TV special to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris.  According to reports, following the historic inaugural events, the special, entitled Celebrating America, will air in primetime on multiple networks and streaming services. Tom Hanks attends the premiere of Disney and Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” on June 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) READ MORE: AOC feared ‘White Supremacist members of Congress’ would turn her over to Trump rioters during siege Both Biden and Harris are set to make appearances during the 90-minute telecast, which will also include musical performances from heavyweights like Justin Timberlake, Demi Lovato, Jon Bon Jovi, Ant Clemons as more as acts continue to be revealed in the days leading up to the event. “This inauguration presents a unique opportunity to spotlight the resilience and spirit of an America United,” said Tony...
    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.In an interview with Univision on Tuesday night, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris teased a few details of the Biden administration’s immigration plans, which, with Democrats now in control of Congress, will be proposed “as our first order of business.”  Harris told anchor Ilia Calderón that the plan will include “creating a pathway for people to earn citizenship,” though she didn’t specify how. She said that part of their approach will be to shorten the amount of time it takes to obtain green cards and citizenship.  President-elect Joe Biden said last week that he would introduce an immigration bill soon after taking office, but until Harris’ interview, little was known about the plan. These vague details are the first steps in what immigrant rights...
    More On: anna wintour André Leon Talley praises Vogue’s controversial Kamala Harris cover André Leon Talley sticks up for Anna Wintour after blasting her in book Vogue head Anna Wintour cops to intolerant past in expose Anna Wintour and Shelby Bryan split after 20 years Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is standing by her magazine’s polarizing cover shot of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Harris, 56, fronts the fashion bible’s February issue photographed by Tyler Mitchell in her own blazer, jeans and Converse sneakers, leading some to criticize the photo choice as “insulting” and “a poor representation of [a] woman of color in power.” Wintour, 71, addressed the backlash in a statement to the New York Times on Tuesday, saying that Vogue had “heard and understood the reaction” but that “it was absolutely not our intention to, in any way, diminish the importance of the Vice President-elect’s incredible victory.” A different image was...
    Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is responding to critics who say that the Vogue cover didn't do Vice President-elect Kamala Harris "justice." Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Courtesy of Vogue Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is responding to criticism of the photo of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris used in the magazine's print cover.  On Tuesday, Wintour told The New York Times tech journalist Kara Swisher that "we have heard and understood the reaction to the print cover." Wintour, who has repeatedly come under fire in recent months for Vogue's diversity issues, had previously called the cover "so joyful and optimistic." A representative for Vogue told Insider that the editors "felt the more informal image captured Vice President-elect Harris's authentic, approachable nature." A spokesperson for Harris didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. After days of backlash, Anna Wintour has responded to criticism of Vogue...
    Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour is defending an editorial decision to have Vice President-elect Kamala Harris posing in converse sneakers for an issue of the magazine. The fashion mogul told the New York Times there wasn't a written agreement on the cover choice for the February 2021 issue of Vogue, which has led to backlash from Harris's team and others over the past few days. The magazine swapped out a portrait of Harris for a washed-out image of Harris wearing sneakers in front of a pink and green backdrop, representing her Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority colors. "Obviously, we have heard and understood the reaction to the print cover, and I just want to reiterate that it was absolutely not our intention to, in any way, diminish the importance of the vice president-elect’s incredible victory," Wintour said. Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star! Making history was the first step....
    The controversy erupted on social media on Sunday after the magazine released its cover for the February edition. Before the controversy escalated to focus on selecting that “loose” photo for the cover of the February issue, some initially said the face of the vice president-elect had been “whitened”. Paper version of the magazine. The shot was taken as part of a series shot by black photographer Tyler Mitchell, the future vice president – who created the Vogue headlines in 2018 with footage of Beyonc. It was chosen to be detrimental to another of his photographs, very casual, where the future American Number Two passes his hands, in a light blue poncho. “We have heard and understood the reaction to the print press’ cover, and I would like to reiterate that we have no intention of diminishing the significance of the Vice President’s incredible victory. I was elected,” Anna told the...
    Every vice president since 1977 has lived at Number One Observatory Circle. Background: Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Inlay: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Number One Observatory Circle in Washington, DC, is the official residence of the vice president. Located on the grounds of the Naval Observatory about 2.5 miles north of the White House, it is hidden from public view by shrubbery and doesn't offer public tours. Every vice president since 1977 has lived in the home. On January 7, Congress certified Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' 2020 election win. Take a look inside the private complex, where Vice President Mike Pence and his family currently reside and where Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will move this year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Biden won't be the only one getting a housing upgrade when he moves into the White House later this month as the...
    As tragic as was the violence at the U.S. Capitol building last week, the loss of the two Republican Senate seats in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election is by far the more politically consequential event. What makes this twin loss so gut-wrenching for the GOP is that it could have easily been avoided, if during the eight weeks between the Nov. 3 national election and the January runoff, President Trump had focused on the upcoming runoff instead of trying to overturn the results of the presidential election. The immediate consequence of the losses suffered by Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler is to hand New York Democrat Chuck Schumer the keys to the senatorial kingdom. With an evenly divided Senate, this situation makes Vice President-elect Kamala Harris the de facto 101st senator and, at least for the next two years, one of the most powerful individuals in the U.S. government....
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has landed on the cover of the February issue of Vogue magazine, but her team says there’s a problem: the shot of the country’s soon-to-be No. 2 leader isn’t what both sides had agreed upon, her team says. Instead of the powder blue power suit Harris wore for her cover shoot, the first African American woman elected vice president is instead seen in more casual attire and wearing Converse Chuck Taylor sneakers, which she sometimes wore on the campaign trail. Read More: Vogue’s Kamala Harris cover shoot draws unsavory reviews on Twitter Harris’ team was unaware that the cover photo had been switched until images leaked late Saturday, according to a person involved in the negotiations over how Harris would be featured on the cover. Harris’ office declined comment and the person spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity. In a statement, Vogue said it went with...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is featured on the cover of the February 2021 issue of Vogue, but controversy over the selected cover photo has overshadowed the magazine's debut. The cover photo, which began circulating on social media late Saturday, shows Harris with her arms crossed wearing a dark suit and her trademark Converse sneakers in front of a pink and green back drop — an ode to Harris' sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha. The magazine later released an additional photo, a portrait of Harris wearing a powder blue suit, which a source familiar with the photo shoot told CBS News had been the agreed-upon image that would be featured as the cover. Vice President-elect @KamalaHarris is our February cover star! Making history was the first step. Now Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America—and lead it out of crisis. Read the full profile: https://t.co/W5BQPTH7AU pic.twitter.com/OCFvVqTlOk—...
    KAMALA HARRIS' Vogue cover has sparked outrage among fans who claim the photos "disrespect" the vice-president elect. The current California senator appears on the February front of the fashion magazine in a brown jacket, black jeans, and black Converse sneakers. 11Kamala Harris' Vogue front cover has caused fury amongst her fans Credit: Vogue 11Fans believe it's 'disrespectful' to her and the role she's inCredit: Vogue These images have caused fury from her supporters who claim the pictures don't reflect her stature in her new role. A hoard of her supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the pics and Vogue. One wrote: "Kamala looks beautiful in whatever she wears- and I love that she's brought Chucks back- but this Vogue cover is unworthy of the first woman, POC, Vice President of the United States." Another user, E Vaughan, tweeted: "Kamala Harris is about as light skinned as women...
    Wearing a Mask Doesn’t Have to Suck — Here Are the Most Comfortable Ones We Could Find Alex Smith still mulling future in the NFL, Washington quarterback taking a few weeks to make a decision Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Makes Vogue Cover Debut Ahead of Inauguration Day Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is opening up about the road ahead for Americans. © Sandy Huffaker/Corbis via Getty Sen. Kamala Harris in 2012, when she was attorney general of California Harris, 56, makes her Vogue cover debut for the magazine’s upcoming February issue, and for the cover image, the former California Senator, who is dressed in a black blazer, color-coordinated pants and white top, poses in her signature footwear: Converse sneakers. The background she's standing in front of is also a nod to her history. Paying tribute to the sorority she joined at Howard University, she's pictured standing in front of an...
    VICE President-elect Kamala Harris is on the cover of Vogue's February issue. Harris, who is 56, will make history as the first woman and the first woman of color to be VP. 5Kamala Harris on the cover of VogueCredit: Vogue Why is Harris' Vogue cover trending on social media? Many people are complaining that the Vogue cover does not "do her justice." Harris appears on the cover in a brown Donald Deal jacket, black jeans and black Converse sneakers, according to The New York Post. A photo of her in a Michael Kors Collection pantsuit was used for the magazine's digital edition. Is this a joke ?! The Kardashians get more respect from Anna Wintour for Vogue covers than VP elect! What a poor representation of woman of color in power! Travesty— Tee (@tacowhisperer2) January 10, 2021 The decisions are not suiting many Kamala fans. “Have seen many of your...
    Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris is featured on American Vogue’s February cover, wearing Converse sneakers she often wore during the 2020 presidential campaign cycle. Harris, photographed by 26-year-old Tyler Mitchell, posed in front of pink taffeta curtains that billow onto the floor below her, standing on them in Converse’s Chuck Taylor sneakers and her usual campaign attire of skinny pants and a black blazer. Below the photo, Vogue writes “Madame Vice President! Kamala Harris and the New America” as well as a headline titled “By the people, for the people — the United States of Fashion.” “Vice President-elect [Kamala Harris] is our February cover star,” Vogue announced in a post debuting the cover. “Making history was the first step. Now Kamala Harris has an even more monumental task: to help heal a fractured America—and lead it out of crisis.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Vogue (@voguemagazine)...
    Loading the player... Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is poised to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine’s February issue. However, as the cover has been leaked to the public, many fans of Harris and the magazine are scratching their heads, calling the photo underwhelming, at best. With the caption, “Madame Vice President! Kamala Harris and the New America,” Harris appears on the cover of the fashion publication in a dark pant suit and low-top Chuck Taylor Converse sneakers, with a pink sheet draped behind her on a green wall. When the cover was revealed, numerous people reacted on social media with criticism. READ MORE: Naomi Osaka graces January cover of Vogue Some of the fans were angry at Vogue and its editor, Anna Wintour, for a constant pattern of underwhelming covers featuring women of color: “Anyone shocked by the poor quality of Kamala’s Vogue cover hasn’t paid...
    With Democrats winning two Georgia Senate runoffs, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will have a new role: the tie-breaking vote in the Senate. "Depending on how it plays out, she will cast tie-breaking votes on some of the most important pieces of legislation of the early Biden administration," said Jim Manley, a former top aide to onetime Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. "But it's not going to happen all the time." The legislative filibuster effectively sets a 60-vote threshold to most controversial legislation, so Harris won't be pressed into service there. An exception is a Senate rule that Republicans used in 2017, when the GOP controlled both chambers in Congress, to enact tax cuts. Harris's most important vote "may be on the so-called reconciliation bills that will be used to pass some of [President-elect Joe Biden’s] tax and spending proposals," said Manley. Among the first orders of business...
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An appointee to the Ohio Arts Council resigned Friday after making a vulgar comment on social media about Vice President-elect Kamala Harris that also supported President Donald Trump’s false claims that he won the election. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said he accepted Susan Allan Block’s resignation a day after his office issued a statement saying her comments were highly offensive. Block, of Toledo, posted the all-caps comments Wednesday after a pro-Trump mob overran the U.S. Capitol. She was first appointed to the state agency in 2016 and reappointed by DeWine in 2019. The council oversees funding for the arts. “Our agency does not condone or endorse these inflammatory opinions in any way, and we will continue to work in alignment with our shared values of diversity, equity, and inclusivity,” Donna Collins, the council’s executive director, said in an email Friday. A day earlier, Collins said she...
    Charlotte Pence Bond (pictured) extended her congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris just after her father certified the Democrats' Electoral College victory Mike Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence Bond extended her congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris just after her father certified the Democrats' Electoral College victory early Thursday morning.  Charlotte, 27, is the outgoing vice president's middle child, between his son Michael and second daughter Audrey.    'Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris,' she tweeted with an American flag after Congress officially confirmed that her dad's time as vice president was up. Pence oversaw the certification proceedings, provoking fury from Trump as he refused to align with the president's false claims that he had the power to single-handedly overturn the election results.  The proceedings were cast into chaos as a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol grounds on Wednesday afternoon, with dozens of...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will deliver remarks to introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice in Wilmington on Thursday. They will announce the following nominees: Nominee for Attorney General, Judge Merrick Garland Nominee for Deputy Attorney General, Lisa Monaco Nominee Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke The press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly above. What: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice. When: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. Online stream: Live in the player above and on your mobile and streaming device. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story.
    Kamala Harris may be departing the Capitol for the White House but the incoming vice president will still be a key voice on the Hill. With this week’s special election in Georgia appearing to send two more Democrats to the Senate, the powerful governing body is set to be evenly divided, 50-50, between Republicans and Democrats. As vice president, California native Harris could cast the deciding vote on everything from President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees to federal judges. “She’ll probably spend more time in the U.S. Senate this year than she did last year,” said longtime political strategist Dan Schnur, referring to the fact that the outgoing California senator spent a good chunk of 2020 campaigning across the country. The Constitution says the vice president is the president of the Senate, meaning even though the body would be evenly split, Democrats would have control over which bills come to the...
    VICE President-elect Kamala Harris is being accused of plagiarizing a story from her childhood similar to one told by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. She recounted the story to Elle Magazine back in October, with many taking to Twitter to criticize her for the similarities. 6Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is facing accusations of plagiarism over a story she recounted to Elle Magazine in OctoberCredit: Reuters Why is Kamala Harris’ 'Fweedom' story trending? Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with Elle Magazine for a profile story prior to winning the 2020 election to discuss her life and achievements. In the piece, Harris recounts a story her mother told her while they were attending a civil rights march in Oakland, California when she was just a child. 6Harris with her sister Maya and her mother Shyamala Gopalan Harris as childrenCredit: AP:Associated Press She told Elle: “My mother tells the story...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had a short yet emphatic response when asked if she believes Republicans are attempting a “coup” by plotting to reject President-elect Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump when those results are certified on Jan. 6th. On Monday night, the incoming VP and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff went for takeout to Washington, DC’s Floriana Restaurant, after which VPE Harris spoke briefly with reporters. Harris was first asked how she plans to work with “Republicans who refuse to still acknowledge the fact that you and President-elect Joe Biden have won the election,” and responded by emphasizing that victory. “When Joe Biden and I are inaugurated on January 20 — which we will be, and Joe Biden will be the next president of the United States and I will be the next Vice President of the United States— we are committed to working with all leaders,...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris had excoriating criticism of President Donald Trump on Sunday, in reaction to the president’s phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, calling it “the voice of desperation” and “a bald-faced, bold abuse of power.” CNN’s Ana Cabrera played a video clip of Harris speaking in Georgia, where the vice president-elect was campaigning for Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, who are challenging the state’s Republican incumbents, Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, in runoff elections set for January 5. Harris, as Cabrera noted, is positioned to wield enormous influence if Ossoff and Warnock prevail this week, because power in the Senate would be divided evenly between the parties and the vice president is a tiebreaker in that situation. With the House narrowly controlled by Democrats, a victory in Georgia would effectively give Democrats control over the White House and both chambers of...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called out President Trump for pressuring a Georgia Republican to help him override President-elect Joe Biden's win in the state. "Have y'all heard about that recorded conversation? It was, yes, certainly the voice of desperation," Harris said Sunday in Savannah, Georgia. "And it was a bald-, bald-faced, bold abuse of power by the president of the United States." Harris was in Georgia, her second trip to the state as the incoming vice president, to campaign for Democratic Senate candidates, filmmaker Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock. The pair faces Republican incumbents Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Jan. 5 runoffs that will decide control of the Senate. The GOP has a 50-48 seat majority, with Harris available to break any ties should both Democrats prevail on Tuesday. Earlier Sunday, audio of a discussion between Trump and Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was published...
    MCDONOUGH, Georgia — Republican South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem offered a different reason to vote for Georgia GOP Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in Tuesday's critical runoffs: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. “If we don’t win these Senate seats, the deciding vote in the Senate is going to be Kamala Harris, the most extreme liberal senator we have,” Noem said Sunday in McDonough, Georgia, warming up the crowd for Loeffler. The governor added of Harris, "We don’t want that individual breaking ties in the Senate on the most controversial pieces of legislation in this country.” Noem, a potential 2024 Republican presidential candidate, is a staunch Loeffler ally and supported the senator in December during her debate against Democratic Rev. Raphael Warnock. Loeffler and Warnock’s Jan. 5 runoff coincides with a twin race: the one between Perdue and Democratic filmmaker Jon Ossoff. The contests could cancel out...
    As an American, I am thrilled to see Vice President-elect Kamala Harris enter the West Wing. As a porn star, I am terrified. I respect Harris for seeing gays and women of color through a compassionate lens. After four years of Vice President Mike Pence, it’ll be nice to see someone make the executive branch empathetic again. Still, I doubt Harris’s executive empathy will extend to exotic dancers, porn stars, strippers, prostitutes, or erotic masseuses: The vice president-elect brings a lifetime of animosity toward sex workers to Number One Observatory Circle. It’s hard to stand out as a sex working-hate politician. Most politicians hate porn stars, so I struggle to keep track of all the senators, district attorneys, and other elected hacks who rail against the performers in the pornos they watch. But Harris is so against sex work that she came on porn stars’ radar years ago. We have...
    President-elect Joe Biden committed yet another verbal flub Tuesday when he erroneously referred to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris as “president-elect.” Biden made the error during his planned remarks regarding the coronavirus pandemic in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. “I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” stated Biden. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.” President-elect Harris pic.twitter.com/LXeZBv2kUy — Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) December 29, 2020 Earlier Tuesday, Harris received the Moderna vaccine on live television. “Literally, this is about saving lives; it’s literally about saving lives,” Harris said of the vaccine. “I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists that created and approved this vaccine.” Biden received the vaccine on December 21. Biden’s flub today isn’t the first time his remarks have stirred talk about Harris assuming the presidency, perhaps...
    During an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware on Tuesday, President-elect Joe Biden accidentally referred to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris by his title, The New York Post reported. “I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” he said. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason.” According to Politico, Biden has signaled to aides that he will only be serving one term, but he hasn’t publicly pledged to do so as of yet. Elsewhere, The Guardian reported that the Democrat indicated he might run for a second term if he defeats Trump. Still, the Democrat has claimed to view himself as a transitional figure, and his age — he would be 82 on Inauguration Day if he won in 2024 — has lead to speculation that he is planning to soon...
    PRESIDENT-elect Joe Biden slipped up yet again and accidentally referred to vice president-elect Kamala Harris as the future leader of the United States. Biden made the remarks early Tuesday morning while delivering a speech regarding the Covid-19 crisis in Wilmington, Delaware, before asking the president to recommend Americans take the vaccine once it becomes available to them. 4President-elect Joe Biden accidentally referred to Kamala Harris as president-electCredit: Getty Images - Getty 4He was making remarks regarding the Covid-19 crisis in Delaware when he urged the president to request Americans get the vaccineCredit: Getty Images - Getty "I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available," the real president-elect said. "I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason," Biden mistakenly said. The former vice president has received plenty of backlash on...
    More On: joe biden Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, husband receive COVID vaccine Trump tops list of most admired men of 2020 Computer repairman at center of Hunter Biden laptop scandal sues Twitter Ossoff, Warnock bankrolled by donors in New York and California Come on, man! Joe Biden raised eyebrows Tuesday when he accidentally referred to Kamala Harris as “president-elect.” The real president-elect was delivering remarks on the COVID-19 crisis in Wilmington, Del., when he gave his incoming vice president a massive promotion. “I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available,” Biden said. “I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President-elect Harris took hers today for the same reason,” he went on after Harris received the jab earlier Tuesday. Biden, 78, has been dogged by suggestions he is experiencing cognitive decline following a White House run blemished...
    (CBS SF / CNN) — Vice President-elect and California Sen. Kamala Harris received the first dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine live on television on Tuesday in Washington, DC, and urged Americans to get vaccinated for the virus. “That was easy,” Harris said after receiving the shot in her left arm. “Thank you. I barely felt it.” “I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” said Harris, who will resign from the Senate sometime before Inauguration Day. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced he would appoint Secretary of State Alex Padilla to succeed Harris in the Senate. “It’s literally about saving lives,” Harris said. “I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine. So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated.” Harris said her husband, Doug Emhoff, would be receiving the...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took to live television Tuesday to be injected with the coronavirus vaccine. “Literally, this is about saving lives, it’s literally about saving lives,” she said about the importance of getting the vaccine. “I trust the scientists. And it is the scientists that created and approved this vaccine.” Harris rolled up her sleeve and said to the nurse, “Okay let’s do it,” and looked away and adjusted her mask as the vaccine was injected into her upper arm. After the injection, Harris laughed and said, “That was easy!” “I just barely felt it,” she continued, as the nurse put a small bandaid on the injection area. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by Registered Nurse Patricia Cummings at the United Medical Center in Washington, DC. This is the Vice President-elect’s first of two doses of the Moderna vaccine which was given emergency use...
    Loading the player... Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a plea to the public at the United Medical Center in Southeast Washington D.C., a predominantly Black community, where she received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine. TheGrio was on the ground as the vice president-elect emphasized that vaccine is about saving lives, saying, “I trust the scientists and it’s the scientists who created and approve the vaccine. “I urge everyone when it’s your turn to get vaccinated,” she added. Read More: Kamala Harris celebrates Kwanzaa over Zoom, reveals favorite principle Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is administered the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine by Registered Nurse Patricia Cummings at the United Medical Center on December 29, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) Harris addressed the press at the hospital’s auditorium that became a makeshift vaccination hospital room. She sat in a standard mint green hospital recliner that was...
    Fact check: Photos, videos altered to make it appear as if Nashville bomb wasnt from RV Florida governor to let Miami murderer serve sentence in Italy. Prosecutors object Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Publicly Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was the latest American lawmaker to be publicly inoculated with the novel coronavirus vaccine, receiving her first dose of the Moderna vaccine on television Tuesday. © Provided by People Samuel Corum/Getty Live footage showed Harris wearing a face mask and rolling up her sleeve as her vaccine was administered by clinical nurse manager Patricia Cummings at Washington, D.C.'s United Medical Center, a public hospital that predominately serves an African American population, according to The Washington Post. © Samuel Corum/Getty The vice president-elect got her first dose of the Moderna vaccine at Washington, D.C.'s United Medical Center "That was easy," Harris said after receiving her shot. "Thank you. I barely felt it." Harris then thanked...
    Savannah Rychcik December 29, 2020 0 Comments  Vice president-elect Kamala Harris is joining others in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine publicly. Just moments after she received the vaccine on Tuesday, she said, “That was easy.” Harris added, “I barely felt it.” (00:00:08) Watch the video below: "That was easy!"Watch the moment Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received Modernas COVID-19 vaccine shot https://t.co/yg45Mqjooe pic.twitter.com/I31J5MdDaH— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 29, 2020 Harris announced her husband, Doug Emhoff, would also be receiving the vaccine on Tuesday. (00:00:02) She expressed her confidence in scientists and encouraged Americans to get vaccinated. “I trust the scientists and it is the scientists who created and approved this vaccine. So I urge everyone, when it is your turn, get vaccinated. It’s about saving your life, the life of your family members, and the life of your community,” Harris said. She continued, “Thank you and let’s...
    Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris publicly received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine during a Tuesday morning televised event. Harris now joins President-Elect Joe Biden and numerous other prominent politicians in having received the vaccine. Vice President Mike Pence received the vaccine in a similar event prior to Christmas. Harris described the shot as “relatively painless.” Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff, is set to receive the vaccine later on Tuesday. HAPPENING NOW: Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on camera as part of an effort to build public confidence in the shots. Her husband, Doug Emhoff, is also set to receive the vaccine on Tuesday. https://t.co/M1ZPl0acQM pic.twitter.com/s9xcZT8VQf — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) December 29, 2020 “I want to encourage everyone to get the vaccine. It is relatively painless. It happens really quickly. It is safe,” Harris said after taking the shot. (RELATED: Brett...
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    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday after challenging President Donald Trump during the presidential campaign on his administration's work on vaccinations.    'OK, let's do it,' she said, as registered nurse Patricia Cummings of the United Medical Center readied the needle. 'That was easy. Thank you. I barely felt it. I barely felt it.'  Harris had traveled across the Anacostia River to a medical center in Southeast, Washington, D.C. - the home of many minority communities. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at United Medical Center in Southeast Washington, D.C. on Tuesday  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris (left) gets the vaccine from nurse Patricia Cummings at a medical center across the Anacostia River in D.C., the home of many minority communities  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris waves to reporters in the room Tuesday before receiving her first shot of the Moderna...
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President-elect Kamala Harris received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.This is a breaking news update. A previous version of this report is below.A transition official told CNN that Harris will be administered the vaccine live on camera from Washington, DC. The official said Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, would also receive the vaccine on Tuesday.The vice president-elect's vaccination will come just over one week after President-elect Joe Biden received his live on national television. After getting the shot, Biden reassured Americans of the vaccine's safety and urged them to get vaccinated as soon as the shots became available to them.Biden and Harris staggered their vaccinations at the recommendation of medical experts, according to transition spokesperson Jen Psaki. The reason for such a recommendation could be that if Biden and Harris reported any side effects, such as a headache or fever, they would not experience them...
    WASHINGTON -- Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is expected to receive the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, according to the Biden transition team.A transition official told CNN that Harris will be administered the vaccine live on camera from Washington, DC. The official said Harris' husband, Doug Emhoff, would also receive the vaccine on Tuesday.The vice president-elect's vaccination will come just over one week after President-elect Joe Biden received his live on national television. After getting the shot, Biden reassured Americans of the vaccine's safety and urged them to get vaccinated as soon as the shots became available to them.Biden and Harris staggered their vaccinations at the recommendation of medical experts, according to transition spokesperson Jen Psaki. The reason for such a recommendation could be that if Biden and Harris reported any side effects, such as a headache or fever, they would not experience them on the same day.The...