Kamala Harris

  • Vice President Harris: 'We will rise up. This is American aspiration'
    Washington, January 21 (PTI): In her first remarks to the nation as US Vice President, Kamala Harris has highlighted "American aspiration" and underlined that President Joe Biden has summoned the people to look beyond crisis and aspire to unite. Harris, 56, made history on Wednesday when she was sworn in as the first female, first black and first Asian-American US vice-president. The former senator was sworn in just before Biden took the oath of office to become the 46th U
  • In historic rite, Biden, Harris sworn-in to lead US
    New York, January 20 (IANS): Joe Biden was sworn-in as President and Kamala Harris as Vice President in a historic ceremony to take the leadership of a nation ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic and riven by deep political hostility. The daughter of Shyamala Gopalan became the first Indian American, the first woman, and the first African American to be sworn in as the Vice President, putting her a heartbeat away from the presidency. Biden declared after being swearing in, "Demo
  • Kamala Harris to take oath of office on 'second mother's' Bible
    New York, January 20 (IANS): A Black woman's Bible has featured in every single big moment of Kamala Harris' political career up till now. She laid her left hand upon it as she took the oath of office to be Attorney General of California, and it was there when she swore to defend the Constitution of the United States, as a Senator from California. "I carry Mrs. Shelton with me always," wrote Harris in a 2019 article in Bustle. Shelton's Bible will be one of two
  • From Shyamala Gopalan to Kamala Devi Harris: A timeline of two audacious journeys
    New York, January 18 (IANS): When Kamala Harris takes oath as America's Vice President, it will be a moment without equal in the country's history. Harris will be the first Indian and Black American, first woman and first woman of colour to ever win election to America's highest political office. Her journey was made possible by another audacious traveller - her mother Shyamala Gopalan, who arrived in America as a 19-year-old, in 1958. Below is a timeline that traces the
  • Biden-Harris inauguration ceremony kicks off with 'Kolam'
    New Delhi, January 17 (PTI): Kolam, a traditional Indian art form of drawing geometric patterns on the floors as a sign of welcome, was part of the virtual kick-off ceremony of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris, who traces her origin to Tamil Nadu where these auspicious designs adorn almost every household. In Tamil Nadu, where Harris has roots, women draw Kolams on the ground to invite health and prosperity into houses where they are display
  • 20 Indian-Americans in Biden administration
    New Delhi, January 17 (PTI): United States President-elect Joe Biden has nominated at least 20 Indian-Americans, including 13 women, to key positions in his incoming administration, a record for the small ethnic community that constitutes one per cent of America's population. As many as 17 of them, including Neera Tanden who has been nominated as the Director of Management and Budget, would be part of the Biden administration in the powerful White House complex. The January 2
  • 'Kamala's Way' charts an engaging journey from California to Washington
    New Delhi, January 17 (IANS): Just how did the daughter of two immigrants in segregated California became one of this countrys most effective power players? Through the human touch, by turning defeat into victory and most of all, by doing things her way, a timely biography of Kamala Harris, the US Vice President-elect says. "Harris entered the (Democratic) presidential (nomination) race fully intending to win. To do that, she had to defeat the front runner. That she fell short
  • The politics behind the Kamala Harris 'Vogue' debut
    New Delhi, January 15 (IANSlife): Fashion's top trending topic this week: the Kamala Harris, AmericanVogue cover. It seems everyone has a reason to critique it--even though Vogue's Anna Wintour has explained the magazine's approach to this unusually casual and relaxed cover. There is an endless list of the accusations against the images, especially the print edition cover where the Vice President Elect wears a blazer and Converse sneakers, all pulled from Harris's own w
  • All eyes on Jan 5 Georgia elections as Biden, Harris meet 2021's defining political test
    New York, January 4 (IANS): US President-elect Joe Biden and his deputy Kamala Harris meet an early 2021 political test as two of their Democratic party colleagues seek to win knife edge special elections in Georgia on January 5 which will decide Senate control in the incoming administration. Two Senate races in Georgia are heading into 'runoffs' on January 5 because no candidate reached the 50 per cent mark needed to win multi-candidate races on election night last year.
  • Kamala Harris bookends Biden's national security team unveiling: Full transcript
    New York, November 25 (IANS): US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took the stage on Tuesday to bookend US President-elect Joe Biden's first big "America is back" announcement of top appointments to the country's incoming national security team. The carefully curated show was a study in contrast to four years of Donald Trump events, where the audience almost never know the rundown. Below is the full transcript of Harris' remarks, delivered in Wilmington, Delaw
  • Kamala Harris breaks barriers as America's next vice president
    WASHINGTON, November 8 (Reuters): Kamala Harris made history on Saturday with her election as Joe Biden's vice president, becoming the first woman, first Black American and first Asian American to win the second highest U.S. office. Harris, 56, is widely seen as an obvious candidate for the Democratic Party nomination in 2024 should Biden, who will be 78 at their inauguration on Jan. 20, decide not to seek a second term. She hasn't weighed in publicly on such speculatio
  • Harris would break barriers as a high-profile vice president
    WASHINGTON, October 31 (Reuters): Kamala Harris will make history if she becomes the next vice president of the United States in the election on Tuesday, and she will immediately be in a strong position to run for the top job four years from now. If Joe Biden and his running mate Harris win the election, she would be the first woman, the first Black American and the first Asian American to hold the country's second highest office. Given his age, the 77-year-old Biden is not e
  • Banners and prayers for Kamala Harris in her ancestral Indian village
    THULASENDRAPURAM, October 27 (Reuters): A big banner of U.S. vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris welcomes visitors to Thulasendrapuram, a lush, green south Indian village that is praying for her Democratic Party's victory in the Nov. 3 presidential election. The village, located about 320 km (200 miles) south of the city of Chennai, is where Harris's maternal grandfather was born more than a century ago. Its residents beam with pride at what the first U.S. sena
  • Republican Senator mispronounces Kamala Harris' name
    Washington, October 17 (IANS): A Republican Senator from the state of Georgia mispronounced Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris' name, leading to racism accusations. While speaking against the Democrats at President Donald Trump's re-election rally on Friday in Macon, Georgia, Senator David Perdue called Harris "Kah-mah-la or Kah-ma-la or Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know, whatever", The Hill news website reported. Harris, who is of Indian and Ja
  • Biden campaign raises over $12mn after Harris-Pence debate
    Washington, October 9 (IANS): Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign announced that it has raised more than $12 million following the debate between the party's candidate Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence. The figure was confirmed by a campaign official to The Hill news website on Thursday, a day after the first Vice Presidential debate which took place in Salt Lake City, Utah. The former Vice President's campaign had raised nearly $10 milli
  • Judges, fracking and a fly: Six takeaways from the U.S. vice presidential debate
    Reuters Wednesday night's matchup between Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Senator Kamala Harris unfolded largely free of the chaos that marred last week's debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here are a few standout moments from the debate: PACKING THE COURT? Frustrated that Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate may soon cement a 6-3 conservative majority on the Supreme Court, some on the left have calle
  • Trump's pandemic record in spotlight as Harris, Pence trade blows at VP debate
    SALT LAKE CITY, October 8 (Reuters): Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed over the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate on Wednesday, as the White House struggled to contain an outbreak that has infected President Donald Trump and dozens of others. The policy-heavy, relatively sedate debate stood in stark contrast to last week's chaotic presidential showdown between Trump and Democratic pres
  • Buzz off! Errant housefly on Pence's head photobombs VP debate
    Reuters A stray housefly briefly commanded the U.S. national stage on Wednesday, generating buzz when it perched on Vice President Mike Pence's cropped white hair as he debated his Democratic rival, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. The insect sat there for several minutes during the matchup, distracting viewers who perhaps may have been looking for a break from all the talk of taxes and trade. "The fly won the debate," Jeanne Duncan, an Oregon writer, posted on Twitte
  • Harris, Pence clash over Trump's virus response at U.S. VP debate
    SALT LAKE CITY, October 8 (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris clashed early and often over the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic during their debate on Wednesday, as the White House struggled to contain an outbreak that has infected President Donald Trump and dozens of others. The policy-heavy debate stood in stark contrast to last week's chaotic presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential
  • 'If Joe Biden, Kamala Harris don't get 90% of Black vote, it's trouble'
    New York, September 11 (IANS): Despite Democratic nominee Joe Biden's nearly 8 point lead against Donald Trump in national polls, US pollsters are red flagging the cracks in the Joe Biden - Kamala Harris ticket's lead among key voting blocs, saying the gap is still not wide enough to put the Democrats safely on the winning side against Trump. If the 2020 race is tight, Trump's Black support is being seen as a game changer. Biden's lead among Blacks is pegged in the r