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Biden Says Nation Must 'Address the Hate'

President addresses Buffalo shooting at ceremony for fallen officers

(Newser) - President Biden on Sunday condemned the mass shooting in Buffalo, calling the killer a "hate-filled soul" while acknowledging the wearying effect of such crimes on the nation. "We must all work together to address the hate that remains a stain on the soul of America," the president...

Harris Tests Negative, Will Mask Up at White House

Vice president didn't develop any COVID-19 symptoms, aides say

(Newser) - Update: Vice President Kamala Harris will return to work in the White House on Tuesday, an aide said, after testing negative for the coronavirus. Harris had been working at home, in isolation at her residence, after positive test results last Tuesday. For her first five days back at the White...

Kamala Harris Uses One Word Every Day: NOTES

It's the VP's starter word for Wordle

(Newser) - Kamala Harris mentioned recently that she regularly plays Wordle, which prompted the Ringer to dig in. In an interview, the vice president revealed that she uses the same starter word every day—NOTES. It's "a healthy mix of consonants and vowels, and a lot of words come with...

Why Getting Jets Into Ukrainian Hands Is Proving So Messy

Kamala Harris heads to Poland, where she'll have to smooth things over

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is in Warsaw Wednesday to thank Poland for receiving masses of Ukrainian refugees, reports the AP —and to mop up a late-developing diplomatic headache. The Polish government on Tuesday evening offered to hand over Soviet-era MiG-29 jets to the US, which would then give them to Ukraine....

VP Harris Landed at Joint Base Andrews. Then, 2 Intruders

Authorities say a teen with a weapon was arrested Sunday night, one person still on the loose

(Newser) - After her appearance Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., to mark the 57th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," Vice President Kamala Harris flew back to the DC area, arriving at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland close to 9pm. That's when, per base officials, two intruders...

White House Event Celebrates Black History

Biden urges Congress to confirm Jackson, pass voting rights bills

(Newser) - President Biden welcomed Black leaders to the White House on Monday for a jovial Black History Month celebration, where he called on Congress to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court and pass voting rights bills. "I know progress can be slow and frustrating," Biden said. "...

Zelensky Tells West He Wants Sanctions Now
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In Munich, Zelensky Pleads With West

Ukrainian president wants sanctions against Russia imposed now

(Newser) - In an emotional appearance before the Munich Security Conference, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the leaders of Western nations Saturday that sanctions against Russia should take effect immediately—without waiting for an invasion. "We don't need your sanctions after" parts of Ukraine are occupied by Russian troops and...

Report: Kamala Harris Was at DNC When Bomb Found

She was evacuated from building minutes after Jan. 6 device was found, sources say

(Newser) - If a pipe bomb found outside Democratic National Committee headquarters on the day of the Capitol attack had exploded, the victims could have included Kamala Harris, then the vice president-elect. Politico , citing sources including a former law enforcement official, reports that the person the Secret Service and Capitol Police evacuated...

Only 3 Federal Officials Viewed Favorably by Most in US

John Roberts, the Fed's Jerome Powell, and Anthony Fauci

(Newser) - Gallup put the names of 11 federal officials in front of Americans in a new survey, and only three registered positive ratings from the majority of respondents. The clear No. 1 was Supreme Court Justice John Roberts (60%), followed by Fed chief Jerome Powell (53%) and Dr. Anthony Fauci...

Kamala Harris, Charlamagne Scrap Over 'Real President'

Veep didn't take bait to slam Joe Manchin

(Newser) - A talk show host suggested Joe Biden isn’t the real president—but he wasn’t referring to the “ Big Lie .” Charlamagne Tha God had a heated exchange with veep Kamala Harris on his weekly show Tha God’s Honest Truth Friday night, earning an admonishment from her....

Buttigieg, Harris, and the Elephant in the Room
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Buttigieg, Harris, and the Elephant in the Room

A trip to trumpet infrastructure instead triggers coverage about their political ambitions

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to North Carolina together on Thursday to talk up the administration's infrastructure plans. However, coverage of the trip isn't focusing on roads and bridges, but on the political machinations at play—or at least perceived to be at...

One of Most 'Recognizable' Members of Administration Is Out

Symone Sanders is leaving White House

(Newser) - The vice president's office is losing another staffer. Symone Sanders, VP Kamala Harris' chief spokesperson and senior adviser, is exiting the White House at the end of this year, she confirmed after multiple sources spoke to CNN and Politico . Despite the fact that Sanders' departure comes on the heels...

Harris Is First Woman to Gain Presidential Power, Briefly

President Biden will be under anesthesia for routine colonoscopy Friday

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris is making history again: She'll become the first woman to hold presidential power while President Biden undergoes a routine procedure on Friday. Biden will temporarily transfer power to Harris while he is under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, according to White House press secretary Jen...

Kamala Harris' Communications Chief Is Out

Ashley Etienne's resignation news comes amid reports of 'disarray' in VP's office

(Newser) - A top aide for Vice President Kamala Harris is exiting the White House. Ashley Etienne, the VP's communications chief , is leaving the administration next month to pursue other opportunities, a White House official tells CNN . Shortly after she joined the team following the 2020 election, Etienne told Vanity Fair...

Kamala Harris: No, I Don't Feel 'Underused'

Vice president disputes the idea in interview with ABC

(Newser) - If Kamala Harris is unhappy behind the scenes in her role as vice president, she's not voicing the sentiment in public. In a Thursday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News , he addressed the issue:
  • Stephanopoulos: "So, you don't feel misused or underused?"
  • Harris: "No, I

Harris' Staff Goes to Work After Her Answer on Israel

Vice president didn't contest student's claim about ethnic genocide

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris had a chance to argue the point made by a college student who asked her about "ethnic genocide" supposedly committed by Israel. But she didn't. That's got her staff scrambling now to reassure allies that her support for Israel remains "consistent and...

Harris' Visit to The View Has Unpleasant COVID Hiccup

2 hosts test positive for COVID, leave set just before VP was supposed to appear

(Newser) - The View had plugged VP Kamala Harris' visit on Friday as her first in-studio talk-show appearance since taking office. It didn't quite work out that way. Minutes before Harris was to appear, two of the four co-hosts were asked to leave the set during the live broadcast because they...

Harris 'Deeply Troubled' by Images From Border
Harris 'Deeply Troubled'
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Harris 'Deeply Troubled' by Images From Border

Homeland Security says behavior of mounted Border Patrol agents will be investigated

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris says she is "deeply troubled" by images and videos of mounted Border Patrol officers using their animals to try to force back migrants at the Rio Grande. "Human beings should never be treated that way," Harris said Tuesday. Harris and Homeland Security Secretary...

'Anomalous Health Incidents' Reported Last Week in Vietnam

A few additional details emerge behind situation that delayed Kamala Harris' flight

(Newser) - US officials are continuing to investigate possible cases of so-called Havana Syndrome that delayed Vice President Kamala Harris' trip from Singapore to Vietnam. There have been two separate cases of unexplained health incidents reported by US personnel in Vietnam within the past week, US officials said. It was not immediately...

'Anomalous Health Incident' Delays Kamala Harris' Flight

Outlets suggest it might be related to Havana syndrome, not COVID

(Newser) - A vaguely worded statement from the State Department about a hiccup in Vice President Kamala Harris' travel plans seems to be raising more questions than it answers. Harris flew from Singapore to Vietnam on Thursday, but the flight took off only after a three-hour delay, reports the Hill . The official...

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