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Harris Gets Golden Gavel After Breaking Senate Record

John Calhoun's record for tiebreaking votes stood for 191 years

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris broke a nearly 200-year-old record for casting the most tiebreaking votes in the Senate when she voted Tuesday to advance the confirmation of a new federal judge in Washington, DC. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called Harris' 32nd tiebreaking vote a "great milestone." Harris...

Greene Says Senate, VP Are Possibilities

GOP congresswoman from Georgia isn't ruling either out

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene's social media has been ablaze ever since her home state Georgia indicted former President Trump on Monday, along with 18 others . The congresswoman is mainly in "defend Trump" and " slam Fani Willis " mode, but on Tuesday, Greene also revealed something else that's...

Kamala Harris Hits a New Low for VPs

She has a net favorability rating of -17 in NBC survey

(Newser) - Vice President Kamala Harris has said she intends to run as President Biden's running mate in 2024, but nearly half of all Americans apparently would prefer she wouldn't. As the Hill reports, Harris' favorability numbers are in a record-low tank, with 49% of respondents to an NBC poll...

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024
'I Intend to
Run' in 2024

Harris: 'I Intend to Run' in 2024

As running mate with President Biden, who has also said he intends to vie for reelection

(Newser) - As speculation ramps up on who'll jump into the 2024 race, our current vice president is clearing up whether she plans to be a one-termer or an incumbent trying to be voted back into office. "Joe Biden ... has said he intends to run for reelection as president, and...

MTG Has Her Committees, but Her Real Aim Is VP: Report

Marjorie Taylor Greene 'sees herself on the short list for Trump's VP,' says Steve Bannon

(Newser) - Trump-Greene 2024? That remains the hope of second-term congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, according to NBC News , which cites two sources as saying the Republican from Georgia is vying to be Donald Trump's running mate. "She sees herself on the short list for Trump's VP," former Trump...

Someone Tried to Kill Argentina's VP. Many Don't Believe It

Conspiracy theories abound amid probe into assassination attempt on Cristina Fernandez

(Newser) - At least three people have been arrested over the assassination attempt against Argentina Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner earlier this month, and the investigation is ongoing, but some now think that probe may be a wild goose chase of sorts. As the New York Times frames it: "A...

Pence Grilled on Whether He Took Classified Info Upon Exit

'No, not to my knowledge,' former VP told the AP

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he didn't take any classified information with him when he left office. The disclosure—which would typically be unremarkable for a former vice president—is notable given that FBI agents seized classified and top secret information from his former boss's...

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: 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

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...

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...

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...

Former Vice President Walter Mondale Is Dead

Mondale, 93, also nominated the first female running mate on major ticket, Geraldine Ferraro

(Newser) - Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died at age 93. Mondale’s family says he died Monday in Minneapolis, per the AP . The death of the former senator,...

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"...

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