Atlanta lawyer Amol Naik was surprised by his emotional reaction to Joe Biden's selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate.
It's not that Harris will be the first Black woman to be a major party's vice presidential nominee; it's that she will be the first Indian American.
"I have just been moved by it in a way that I didn't expect," said ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday morning, Matt Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union and a loyal ally to President Donald Trump, joined the pile-on of Republican attacks against Kamala Harris on Twitter, saying she "was a lock 'em up and throw away the key prosecutor."
Hours later, Vice President Mike Pence offered a contradictory ...Read more
President Donald Trump is pushing U.S. schools to open classroom doors wide. In some districts that have followed his instructions, they're slamming shut again.
Schools that reopened fully and early are seeing hundreds of students, staff and teachers put into quarantine as COVID-19 spreads. Some are closing buildings opened just days ago. ...Read more
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The vetting Kamala Harris endured to earn her spot on Joe Biden's presidential ticket was like none other in recent history.
It was at once a public audition and highly secretive. It took sharp turns as the nation struggled with a pandemic and erupted in protest following the killing of George Floyd. In the era of Trump, the...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Early Wednesday, the morning after Joe Biden asked Kamala Harris to run as his vice president, Republicans blasted her as "A California Progressive Radical."
Hours later, the Trump campaign slammed the first-term U.S. senator from the nation's most populous state as "a California Radical who Completes the Left-Wing Takeover of Joe...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The fundraising email from California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris hit inboxes Tuesday evening with the subject line "Proud to announce." But it wasn't about Harris making history as her party's vice presidential nominee.
"I'm excited to let you know ... that I'm proudly endorsing Cindy Axne for Congress!" read the email, touting...Read more
WILMINGTON, Del. -- The Biden-Harris presidential ticket made its pandemic-inflected debut on Wednesday, forgoing the conventional giddiness of an introductory campaign event for a more somber tone centered on the challenges facing the nation.
Instead of cheering crowds and waving campaign signs, there were face masks and temperature checks, as...Read more
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Justin Anderson led Thomas Gilmer by four votes in the Republican primary in the 2nd Congressional District as of early Wednesday afternoon.
The primary in eastern Connecticut was unexpectedly thrown into chaos Tuesday when voters learned that the Gilmer, the party-endorsed candidate from Madison, had been arrested late ...Read more
President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted that the "suburban housewife" will vote for him in the upcoming election -- but polls and past election results tell a different story.
"The 'suburban housewife' will be voting for me," the president tweeted. "They want safety & are thrilled that I ended the long running program where low income ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Kamala Harris' arrival in the Senate coincided with the start of the Trump administration in 2017, and the Democratic vice presidential candidate's legislative record shows her to be a reliable soldier of the opposition party.
Because of that reality, there's been limited opportunity for crossover voting for Joe Biden's choice of ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump has privately said that he intends to replace Secretary of Defense Mark Esper after the November election, according to people familiar with internal discussions.
One person said Esper has told people close to him that he intends to leave regardless of the election's outcome, meaning he could exit the ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- In picking Kamala Harris as his running mate, Joe Biden set a marker for how he believes Democrats can win -- both in this election and in the future -- with a multiracial coalition that can excite voters, but a center-left brand that steers clear of the most far-reaching progressive demands.
Harris, like Biden, but unlike some of...Read more
WASHINGTON -- The payroll tax, a bedrock of the American retirement system since 1941, will end as soon as President Donald Trump is reelected, he promised last weekend.
A new Iran nuclear deal will come to pass a month after that, he said Monday, around the same time as a new national health care plan, a middle-class tax cut and a string of ...Read more
ROME, Ga. -- Marjorie Taylor Greene was victorious in Georgia's 14th Congressional District Republican runoff, and she is likely to become the first QAnon supporter to earn a seat in Congress.
Addressing supporters shortly after 9 p.m. Eastern, she credited her willingness to buck party leadership in her win over neurosurgeon John Cowan.
"The ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar won a five-way Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party primary Tuesday in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, topping her nearest contender by double digits after the polls closed at 8 p.m. Central time.
Her leading challenger, Democratic newcomer Antone Melton-Meaux, trailed significantly with more than 90% of the...Read more
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina congressional candidate faced scrutiny Tuesday after three-year-old social media posts went viral that some say signal support for white nationalism.
And media reports also debunked Republican Madison Cawthorn's claim that the accident that left him paralyzed was the reason he did not attend the U.S. Naval ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump called California Sen. Kamala Harris "nasty" and the "meanest" member of the U.S. Senate shortly after Joe Biden named her as his running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket.
Trump said Harris was "extraordinarily nasty" in her questioning of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate ...Read more
Kamala Harris made a career of straddling issues and rebranding herself while moving from prosecutor to legislator. Now the Democratic vice presidential nominee will have to rebound from her hard-nosed law enforcement record to become an agent of change in the age of racial justice protests.
At 55, Harris brings to the Biden campaign relative ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Joe Biden's choice of Sen. Kamala Harris brings to the Democratic ticket a woman who has won three times statewide in California -- but has also been a polarizing figure.
She was San Francisco's top prosecutor from 2004 to 2011, then attorney general from 2011 until 2017. While holding statewide office, she called herself ...Read more
Joe Biden has named his one-time rival Kamala Harris as his running mate, the campaign revealed Tuesday, elevating California's junior senator as the first woman of color to appear on a major party's presidential ticket.
Harris, who centered her unsuccessful White House bid last year on a promise to "prosecute the case" against President Donald...Read more
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