Kamala Harris

  • 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
  • Kamala Harris to counter Trump's acceptance speech
    Washington, August 27 (IANS) US Senator Kamala Harris of California will deliver remarks here on Thursday to counter President Donald Trump's speech to accept the 2020 Republican presidential nomination. The Democratic vice presidential nominee, Harris will speak on Trump's "failure to contain COVID-19 and protect working families from the economic fallout," former US Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign said in a release
  • Factbox: Kamala Harris speaks as Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee
    August 20 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris received the Democratic Party's nod to be Joe Biden's vice presidential running mate at its national convention on Wednesday, becoming the first Black woman and Asian-American on a major U.S. presidential ticket. Quotes from the third night of the four-day convention are below: DEMOCRATIC VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE KAMALA HARRIS: "(I am) committed to the values she (my mother) taught me, to the word that teaches me t
  • Democrats nominate Joe Biden for president, vowing to end Trump 'chaos'
    Reuters Democrats formally nominated Joe Biden for president on Tuesday, vowing his election would repair a pandemic-battered America and put an end to the chaos that has defined Republican President Donald Trump's administration. The second night of the party's four-night national convention, under the theme "Leadership Matters," featured elder statesmen like former presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, rising stars of the Democratic Party as well as promin
  • 'Little brown girl': Australian Biden-Harris cartoon sparks furore
    MELBOURNE, August 15 (Reuters): A cartoon in Australia's biggest national newspaper drew condemnation on Friday as being racist for portraying U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden describing his new running mate, Kamala Harris, as "this little brown girl". The cartoon by Johannes Leak in Rupert Murdoch's The Australian newspaper, known for its conservative views, depicted a beaming Biden saying Harris, the first Black woman on a major-party national tic
  • Harris could help Biden with women, young voters, maybe some Republicans too - Reuters/Ipsos poll
    NEW YORK, August 13 (Reuters): Nearly nine out of 10 Democrats approve of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as their party's vice presidential nominee, and she is more popular than presidential candidate Joe Biden among women, young voters and some Republicans, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday. The Aug. 11-12 public opinion survey also found that 60% of Americans, including 87% of Democrats and 37% of Republicans, considered the selection of Harris - the fir
  • With rebuke of Trump, Harris debuts on campaign stage
    New York, August 13 (IANS): With a stinging rebuke of US President Donald Trump as a "delusional" man and failed leader, Kamala Harris made her debut on the campaign stage as the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee and the star of the 'Immigrant American Dream'. A day after announcing her as the Vice President candidate, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden declared: "Her story is America's story." The California
  • 'One of our own.' Indians cheer Biden's pick of Kamala Harris as White House running mate
    CHENNAI, August 12 (Reuters): On annual trips to India as a child, Kamala Harris would go for strolls on the humid beaches of Chennai with her maternal grandfather and his friends, listening intently as they chatted about democracy and the need to treat everyone equally. Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father who both immigrated to the United States to study, made history on Tuesday when U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden picked her as his vice pre
  • TN parties silent on Kamala Harris becoming Biden's VP pick
    Chennai, August 12 (IANS): Tamil Nadu's political parties are still to react on selection of US Senator Kamala Harris, who has roots in Chennai, as the running mate of Democrat Party's Presidential candidate Joe Biden for the November elections, while her aunt here is thrilled. There has been no tweet or statement from any of the political parties here. Kamala Harris, whose mother tongue is Tamil, is the first Indian-American to be the Vice Presidential choice in a US Pre
  • Democrat Biden and new running mate Harris to make first campaign appearance
    Washington, August 12 (Reuters): Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his new running mate, Senator Kamala Harris, will make their first appearance as a ticket on Wednesday in Wilmington, Delaware, as the campaign for the White House enters a more frenetic phase. The two are scheduled to deliver remarks just days before Biden formally accepts the Democratic nomination during the party's national convention, which will take place largely as a virtual event next week du
  • Democrat Joe Biden chooses U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate
    August 12 (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday picked Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman on a major-party U.S. presidential ticket and giving him a partner well prepared to go on the attack against Republican President Donald Trump. With social unrest over racial injustice rocking the country for months, Biden had been under increasing pressure to select a Black woman as his running mate. Harris is a