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Kamala Harris Gives Jolt to a Certain Sneaker

Sales of Converse's Chuck Taylors spike after vice president wears them

(Newser) - Supporters of Kamala Harris appear to have helped boost sales of the vice president's favorite pair of shoes. Women across the country vowed to wear Converse sneakers —specifically the Chuck Taylor versions Harris loves so much—and/or pearls for Inauguration Day, in honor of the nation's first...

VP Stepdaughter Emhoff Just Hit Modeling Gold

Emma Emhoff, daughter of Doug Emhoff, has been signed by IMG Models after inauguration coat hit

(Newser) - In the days following President Biden's inauguration earlier this month, a talent agency has hit the jackpot. First IMG Models signed Amanda Gorman , the 22-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate who read her poem "The Hill We Climb" on Jan. 20. Now, the agency has tapped another "inauguration...

Kamalas Ride Free at India Amusement Park

Those named Kamla, Kamal and Kamalam also get in free

(Newser) - Amusement parks in India are celebrating the first Indian-American (and woman and African American) vice president with free admission for anyone who shares her name. Per DNAIndia , Wonderla amusement parks announced Friday that locations in Kochi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad will give free entry to visitors named Kamala. "This Sunday...

Kamala Harris Isn't Moving Into VP's Residence Right Away

It's not clear where the new vice president will live while waiting for work to be done

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is now the vice president, but she won't be moving into the VP's traditional residence at the Naval Observatory right away. The residence requires some household maintenance and "repairs ... that are more easily conducted with the home unoccupied," an aide tells CBS News . Harris,...

VP Harris Swears in 3 New Senators
VP Harris Swears
in 3 New Senators

VP Harris Swears in 3 New Senators

Chuck Schumer is now Senate Majority Leader

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris is now also president of the Senate—and Sen. Chuck Schumer is now Senate Majority Leader. Democrats regained control of the chamber Wednesday after Harris swore in three new Democratic senators: Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, whose Georgia election wins were certified Tuesday , and Sen....

What A Difference 2 Weeks Makes for Hero Capitol Cop

Eugene Goodman escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration

(Newser) - Two weeks after he lured members of a pro-Trump mob away the Senate chamber when they stormed the US Capitol, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman escorted incoming Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, the Hill reports. Goodman, who is seen in video confronting rioters during the...

It's Officially Madam Vice President
Kamala Harris
Just Made History

Kamala Harris Just Made History

She's sworn in as vice president

(Newser) - For more than two centuries, men have occupied our country's top offices. No more. Kamala Harris was on Wednesday sworn in as the first female vice president. The 56-year-old is also the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the role, reports the AP . She...

Hundreds of Thousands Will Wear Pearls for Kamala Harris

The incoming vice president likes Converse shoes and pearl necklaces

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is known for her love of Converse sneakers and pearls, and now hundreds of thousands of women are pledging to wear one or both on Wednesday in honor of Harris as she becomes the nation's first female vice president. The New York Times reports that the Facebook...

Kamala Harris' Husband Learns Something About First Date

Vice president-elect says she totally Googled Doug Emhoff beforehand

(Newser) - When Kamala Harris first met her husband, Doug Emhoff, in 2013, she says "it was practically love at first sight," per an Instagram post over the weekend. But in an interview on CBS Sunday Morning the next day, the incoming second gentleman was surprised to find out what...

Call Is First Contact Between Presidential Campaigns

Mike Pence congratulates Kamala Harris

(Newser) - More than two months after the election, the rival presidential campaigns have had their first direct contact with each other. VP Mike Pence called Kamala Harris to offer his congratulations and help, reports the Hill . However, President Trump has yet to call Joe Biden, notes the AP . By all accounts,...

Vogue Editor Speaks Out on Harris Cover Controversy

They wanted to portray VP-elect as 'accessible and approachable,' Wintour says

(Newser) - Vogue editor Anna Wintour says the magazine had no intention of disrespecting Vice president-elect Kamala Harris with a cover that turned out to be highly controversial . Critics said the photo, in which Harris, wearing sneakers, stands in front of green and pink drapes, was too informal and "familiar,"...

Kamala Harris' Vogue Cover Isn't Going Over Well

VP-elect covers the magazine for the first time

(Newser) - Kamala Harris will cover Vogue for the first time in February, but the cover image chosen for the issue isn't going over well. As CBS News reports, the magazine revealed two images, and sources are saying the photo featured on the cover is not the one Harris' team agreed...

Decision on Inauguration Became Easier

Pence plans to attend, with or without Trump

(Newser) - President Trump hasn't said yet whether he'll watch President-elect Joe Biden take the oath of office on Jan. 20. But Vice President Mike Pence plans to attend the inauguration, Politico reports. The outgoing vice president's presence would be intended as an endorsement of a peaceful transfer of...

One Trump, One Obama Take Home 'Most Admired' Crowns

Donald Trump ends Barack Obama's 12-year winning streak, while Michelle Obama wins top spot for women

(Newser) - Donald Trump didn't beat Joe Biden in the election, but he can notch a win against Barack Obama. In its annual survey on the matter, Gallup pollsters asked 1,000 or so American adults to name, without being given choices, a man and a woman they most admire anywhere...

New Senator Is a California First
New Senator
Is a California First

New Senator Is a California First

Governor picks Alex Padilla to complete the term of Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Alex Padilla, the son of Mexican immigrants who has ascended through all levels of California politics, will assume the US Senate seat being vacated by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Gov. Gavin Newsom made the announcement Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reports, giving the state its first Latino senator in its...

Senate's Diversity Issues Fall to California Governor

Gavin Newsom has to pick a replacement for Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Should California get its first Latino US senator, or should the 100-member chamber maintain one Black woman's voice? That's a weight on California Gov. Gavin Newsom's shoulders as he considers his pick to serve out the rest of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' Senate term through 2022. That...

US to Get First Openly Gay Cabinet Secretary

Biden will nominate Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary

(Newser) - Another of Joe Biden's former primary foes is getting a key role in the new administration. The president-elect will nominate Pete Buttigieg to serve as transportation secretary, reports CNN . Assuming he's confirmed by the Senate, the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, will be the first openly...

Check Out 2020's Most Mispronounced Words

'Fauci' and 'Kamala' are among the toppers

(Newser) - Fauci, Kamala ... da Vinci? America's preeminent infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, and its incoming vice president, Kamala Harris, join the Renaissance master himself, Leonardo da Vinci, atop this year's list of most mispronounced words, as compiled by the US Captioning Company, which captions and subtitles real-time events on...

Meet Time's 'Person of the Year' for 2020

Magazine names Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Time magazine has named President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris its “Person of the Year,” the AP reports. Time's editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal says Biden and Harris won the honor for “changing the American story, for showing that the forces of empathy are greater than...

Sen. Graham: Here's Why We Fist-Bumped

Graham, who is crying foul over election results, appeared to congratulate Kamala Harris

(Newser) - A TMZ reporter stopped Sen. Lindsey Graham on Wednesday and asked him to explain the "fist bump seen 'round the world"—his greeting to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on the Senate floor. Graham, who is alleging vote-count improprieties, said America shouldn't be surprised to see him...

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