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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,...

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...

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,...

Paper Has Harrowing Account of Pence's Close Call

Rioters missed him inside the Capitol by a matter of seconds

(Newser) - We knew Secret Service escorted Mike Pence to safety during the siege on the Capitol. But not until this Washington Post report has it been clear just how close the rioters came to the vice president. As it turns out, they missed seeing him by a matter of seconds. As...

Mike Pence Gets His COVID Shot on TV

And Trump says 2nd vaccine has been approved

(Newser) - One of the most high-profile vaccinations yet took place Friday morning at the White House. VP Mike Pence rolled up his sleeve and received a dose of Pfizer's COVID vaccine on live television , reports NBC News . His wife, Karen, and Surgeon General Jerome Adams also got shots as part...

'Second Gentleman' Isn't Keeping His Job

Doug Emhoff is leaving DLA Piper law firm

(Newser) - Jill Biden was the first vice president's spouse to hold a paying job while their other half was in office—but Doug Emhoff won't be following in her footsteps. The 56-year-old husband of vice president-elect Kamala Harris will be leaving law firm DLA Piper before Inauguration Day, the...

Ex Campaign Aide: Trump Wanted Ivanka as VP

Rick Gates says Trump floated idea of his daughter as running mate before picking Pence

(Newser) - Rick Gates, a key Trump campaign adviser in the run-up to the 2016 election, has a book coming out next month, and in it he makes a claim that, if true and if it had come to fruition, would've meant we'd be saying "Vice President Ivanka Trump"...

'Invasive' Process for VP Vetting Has Apparently Begun

Amy Klobuchar has reportedly been asked to consent to the scrutiny

(Newser) - Joe Biden promised during a primary debate in March that he would pick a woman to be his running mate if he became the Democratic nominee for president. That "invasive" process—Biden's words—is reportedly about to begin in earnest. Sources tell CBS News that Minnesota Sen....

Amy Klobuchar Makes a Lot of Sense as VP
Here's Why
Joe Biden
Should Pick
Amy Klobuchar
OPINION

Here's Why Joe Biden Should Pick Amy Klobuchar

For one thing, she's 'ideologically simpatico'

(Newser) - Oddsmakers like Kamala Harris . Elizabeth Warren has made clear she'd be open to a spot on the ticket. But at the Washington Post , David Byler lays out the case for Amy Klobuchar to be Joe Biden's pick for vice president. Yes, an all-white ticket isn't ideal in...

Here's What Hillary Has to Say About VP Possibility

'Never say never,' but she tells Ellen DeGeneres she doesn't think it's going to happen

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton has long flirted with the speculation that she might jump into the 2020 race for president, but with the primaries officially underway, that speculation seems likely to end. But what about vice president? "I never say never, because I do believe in serving my country. But it'...

Biden Floats a Possible Running Mate

He's open to the idea of Kamala Harris

(Newser) - Joe Biden was asked on Wednesday whether he'd consider picking Kamala Harris as his running mate. "Of course I would," he told reporters. Politico suggests it might be more than a press-friendly reply. It reports he publicly praised Harris on Tuesday and Wednesday, and his words on...

VP on Pride Flag at Embassies: 'One American Flag Flies'

Mike Pence says keeping pride flag off of embassy flagpoles is 'right'

(Newser) - Mike Pence has no issue with the Trump administration's decision to keep pride flags off flagpoles at US embassies during Pride Month. "We're proud to be able to serve every American," but "when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around...

Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash Over Foreign Policy
Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash 

Dick Cheney, Mike Pence Clash

Former VP says current administration 'looks more like Obama than Reagan'

(Newser) - Mike Pence was interviewed by predecessor Dick Cheney at a closed-door retreat over the weekend, and the former vice president did not pull his punches, according to the Washington Post , which has obtained a transcript of the "off-the-record" talk. The Bush administration veteran hit Pence with questions about Trump'...

Senator's Divorce Papers Reveal a VP Surprise

Joni Ernst of Iowa says she turned down Trump's offer to be VP, blames her husband

(Newser) - It seems that Mike Pence wasn't Donald Trump's first choice to be vice president. The revelation comes via an unusual source: divorce papers filed by Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst. In the court documents, Ernst writes that "in the summer of 2016, I was interviewed by Candidate Trump...

Gay Olympians' Message to VP Pence: 'Eat Your Heart Out'

Instagram post from 2 openly gay athletes references the vice president, #TeamUSGay

(Newser) - The first two openly gay males to compete in the Winter Olympics posed for a celebratory photo after the Games officially kicked off, though the caption had an eyebrow-raising ending. Freeskier Gus Kenworthy posted the pic of himself and figure skater Adam Rippon on Instagram Friday, along with the message:...

Billionaires Considered $800M Buyout of Trump From Ticket

'Atlantic' reports Mike Pence nearly teamed with Condi Rice amid 'Access Hollywood' scandal

(Newser) - One of the big political talkers of the day comes courtesy of the Atlantic , which is out with a lengthy piece on the vice president under the provocative headline of "God's Plan for Mike Pence." Among the interesting nuggets is that Pence considered what amounts to a...

What Do These Guys Have to Smile About? Their New Pics

Official portraits of Trump, Pence released after long delay

(Newser) - Check out President Trump's Twitter pages—both the official @POTUS account and his personal handle —and his avatar is the picture of squinting seriousness. But both he and VP Mike Pence are showing off their pearly whites in their new official portraits, released Tuesday and now circulating online...

9 VPs Have 'Assumed' the Presidency. What If He's 10?

Jane Mayer takes a long look at Mike Pence for the 'New Yorker'

(Newser) - Of the 48 men to have served as vice president of the United States, nine have "assumed the presidency" due to death or a resignation, observes Jane Mayer in what Axios reports is a 16-page New Yorker piece on the current VP. Of the likelihood that Mike Pence could...

Mike Pence: Flight 93 Heroes Saved My Life

VP recalls 'longest 12 minutes of my life' on 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - VP Mike Pence paid homage to the "heroes of Flight 93 " Monday during a ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., but his speech had an unusually personal note: He thinks the passengers who brought down the plane on Sept. 11, 2001, saved his life. Pence recalled being a new member...

Top Moments of he VP Debate
Top Moments of the VP Debate
VP DEBATE 2016

Top Moments of the VP Debate

Highlights of the Mike Pence-Tim Kaine faceoff

(Newser) - Moderator Elaine Quijano did her best to keep the candidates in check at Tuesday's vice presidential debate at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., and it was a night of plenty of interruptions, aggressive challenges, and spirited defenses as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine finally met...

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