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'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...

Kamala Harris Has a Warning for China Over 'Intimidation'

Vice president delivered rebuke from Singapore on Tuesday on nation's actions in South China Sea

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a sharp rebuke to China for its incursions in the South China Sea, warning its actions there amount to "coercion" and "intimidation" and affirming that the US will support its allies in the region against Beijing's advances. "We know that Beijing...

With Democrats Still Gone, Abbott Calls New Session

Governor says he'll keep calling special sessions as opponents criticize agenda of 'conspiracy theories'

(Newser) - Gov. Greg Abbott has called a second special session of the Texas legislature for this weekend, adding six issues to his wish list despite the fact that nothing can pass if House Democrats remain out of state. The agenda now has 17 items, including the election measure that led the...

Bill Clinton Joins Defense of Harris' Chief of Staff

Biden, Mitch McConnell aides express support for Tina Flournoy

(Newser) - White House staff members, past associates, and even former President Bill Clinton have come to the defense of Vice President Kamala Harris and her chief of staff after reports that the two run a dysfunctional office . "It's a whisper campaign designed to sabotage" Harris, said Cedric Richmond, a...

Kamala Harris' Office Is Focus of Scathing Report

Politico paints picture of dysfunctional operation under Harris and top aide Tina Flournoy

(Newser) - Kamala Harris is getting some seriously bad press this week, but it's not so much because of politics as the way staffers and longtime confidants say they're being treated. The more damning report comes from Politico , which describes a "chaotic" operation. "Harris' team is experiencing low...

Kamala Harris' Message to Guatemalans: 'Do Not Come'

VP speaks during her trip to Central American country

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris offered an optimistic outlook for improved cooperation with Guatemala on addressing the spike in migration to the US after her meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei on Monday. She also delivered a direct warning to migrants considering making the trek, the AP reports: “Do not...

It's a Pivotal Week in Harris' 'Fraught, Fascinating' Tenure

All political eyes on the vice president as she heads to Guatemala and Mexico

(Newser) - Kamala Harris has embarked on her first foreign trip as vice president, though things got off to a bumpy start. Her plane out of Joint Base Andrews had to turn back after 30 minutes because of an unspecified "technical issue" on Sunday, reports the AP . Harris, though, boarded a...

Kamala Harris' Memorial Day Tweet: 'Enjoy the Long Weekend'

Needless to say, it didn't go over well

(Newser) - Kamala Harris was being sharply criticized after a Saturday tweet many said was disrespectful to Memorial Day and all that it honors. "Enjoy the long weekend," read Harris' tweet , which was accompanied by a photo of herself. It made no mention of Monday's holiday, and critics were...

'No President's Ever Said Those Words' From the Podium

Harris, Pelosi made history as first 2 women behind a president during address

(Newser) - "Thank you all—Madame Speaker, Madame Vice President," President Biden said at the start of his address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night. He added: "From this podium, no president's ever said those words—and it's about time." Vice President Kamala...

NY Post Reporter Who Wrote Fake 'Kam On In' Story Is Out

Article claimed VP's book was included in 'welcome kit' for migrant children

(Newser) - The reporter who penned a New York Post article peddling a fake claim about Vice President Kamala Harris is out. Laura Italiano announced her resignation on Twitter on Tuesday, calling the "incorrect story I was ordered to write and which I failed to push back hard enough against" her...

Complaint: Nurse Threatened to Kill Harris in Vids to Spouse

'Kamala Harris, you are going to die,' Niviane Petit Phelps is accused of saying in one video

(Newser) - A Florida woman whose husband is incarcerated apparently shared a little too much with him and is now in legal trouble herself, accused of threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris. Per a criminal complaint filed earlier this month in federal court, Niviane Petit Phelps allegedly sent videos and photos...

Biden Says Harris Will Lead Response to Surge in Migrants

'When she speaks, she speaks for me'

(Newser) - President Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at southern border. Biden made the announcement as he and Harris met at the White House on Wednesday with Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandra Mayorkas...

Biden's Atlanta Trip Changes Direction

President, Harris to meet with Asian-American leaders about violence

(Newser) - President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris plan to meet Friday with Asian-American leaders in Georgia in the wake of the deadly shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. Meanwhile, authorities said the investigation could still result in hate crime charges, the AP reports. "Our investigation is looking at everything,...

Man With AR-15 in Car Arrested Outside Kamala Harris' Official Residence

VP doesn't actually live there yet

(Newser) - A man with an AR-15, 113 rounds of ammo, and five 30-round magazines was arrested outside Vice President Kamala Harris' official residence Wednesday around noon. The Texas man, who a police report says had an "AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 113 rounds of unregistered ammunition, and five 30 round magazines" inside...

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....

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