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    Vice President Kamala Harris has begun a frenzied office staff shakeup after months of backstabbing leaks from angry staffers. In less than one month, four top staffers will reportedly leave or will have left the side of Harris for brighter carrier opportunities over fears they would be stamped with the stigma of a “Harris Person” label. The desertion follows leaks from White House staff that have indicated Harris’s workplace environment is abusive. Other have complained Harris has been the victim of administrative sabotage in her effort to succeed President Joe Biden in 2024, resulting in staffers lashing out at Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as a favored “white man.” But now that staff members have left the vice president’s office, Harris must find aides to work alongside the remaining staffers who may be tainted with internal treachery. “If she’s not allowed to select her own people or have a lot of say in picking her own people, she’s fucked,” a Harris “confidant” leaked to Politico, suggesting the vice president is good at selecting valued talent. Not everyone believes Harris is innocent of the office infighting. A former aide...
    Even more staffers are considering leaving Vice President Kamala Harris' office after four aides announced their exit in two weeks Kamala Harris could lose even more staffers, a Saturday report revealed, after four of her aides departed in the matter for just two weeks amid rumors of turmoil in the West Wing. People familiar with the conversations told Politico that even more ‘key members of Harris’ orbit’ are ‘eyeing the exits’ and have expressed interest in leaving less than a year into her vice presidency. Among the four staffers departing Harris’ office are Symone Sanders, who as senior adviser and chief spokesperson is one of the vice president’s closest aides. Ashley Etienne, the office’s communications director, is also leaving. Officials maintain Sanders and Etienne’s departures were long-planned and not evidence of the reported turmoil. Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, have both told others in the vice president's office that they are also leaving, administration officials told the Washington Post. Both are expected to remain in...
    Staffers are reportedly deserting Vice President Kamala Harris this month over fears of being labeled a “Harris Person” to the possible detriment of their careers. As Harris strategizes her way to the presidency, pending President Biden’s decision whether to run for reelection, staffers are reportedly worried their tenure in the vice president’s office will damage their careers in Washington, DC. The vice president’s office is apparently so toxic with infighting and disorder that some fear a resume with Harris’s name on it may cause “career harm,” Axios reported. Polls reflect the staffers’ worries. A November poll revealed only 13 percent of registered Democrat voters would support Harris if Biden decides not to run again. The lack of support among Democrats for Harris is likely a factor staffers are taking into consideration for their next moves. Harris’s staffers, often ambitious amid a cutthroat work environment, may be realigning their careers with someone they consider has better hopes of winning the 2024 election. Some have apparently indicated they would prefer to work for Biden’s team, while others are exiting the White House altogether. But...
    A viral video intended to showcase Vice President Kamala Harris that instead made news for featuring paid child actors was produced by a company called Sinking Ship Entertainment. Now, Harris’s own ship appears to be taking on water, and her aides are headed to the lifeboats. A top adviser and chief spokeswoman for Harris, Symone Sanders, is set to resign from her position by the end of the year, a White House official said Wednesday. It's one of several high-level departures in the vice president's office since she was sworn in earlier this year. The staff turnover caps months of messaging missteps and struggles with the media, such as the child actors video story. KAMALA HARRIS BRACES FOR LOSS OF ANOTHER TOP AIDE Peter Velz, the vice president’s director of press operations, is leaving the office in the coming weeks, along with Vincent Evans, deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, according to reports. Ashley Etienne, Harris’s communications director, is also stepping down . Advance staffers departed over the summer, soon after a trip to Guatemala where Harris...
    The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director, Ashley Etienne, a veteran of the Obama administration, announced her resignation. Etienne is also expected to depart the White House in the coming weeks. Moreover, two other press staffers have also reportedly announced plans to leave Harris' team. "Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials," the Post reported. "Both are expected to take new jobs in or close to the administration," the outlet added. Harris is a largely unpopular figure in American politics. Her current approval rating sits at just 28% — the lowest among modern vice presidents — and her time in office has been plagued by an array of cringeworthy moments and instances of incompetence, perhaps most notably her failure to manage the immigration crisis at the southern border. Last month, CNN reported "exasperation and dysfunction" within the vice president's office, as members...
    Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PencePence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Building back a better vice presidency Trump endorses challenger to Hogan ally in Maryland governor's race MORE delivered remarks ahead of oral arguments in a Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, urging justices to send the ruling legalizing abortion in the United States to the “ash heap of history.” “Today as the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments in those hallowed halls, we are here to declare with one voice ‘no more,’” Pence said to applause.  The former vice president expressed optimism that momentum was turning in favor of the anti-abortion movement, particularly among younger Americans. “Life is winning in America, but now we need life to win in the highest court in the land,” Pence said.  Pence made the remarks at the National Press Club in Washington with the prominent anti-abortion group, the Susan B. Anthony List.  “I’m very hopeful and I do believe that Roe v. Wade will be overturned whether it’s now or in the future,”...
    Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg are heading to Charlotte, South Carolina, as rumors swirl about a burgeoning rivalry between them to be President Joe Biden's successor in the Democratic Party. The pair are scheduled to visit Charlotte on Dec. 2 to build support for Biden's Build Back Better agenda, Harris's office announced Monday. HARRIS RETURNS FROM ABROAD TO HEADLINES AND DEFECTIONS The vice president will "discuss how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will upgrade our nation’s infrastructure and create good-paying union jobs in North Carolina. She will be accompanied by Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Congresswoman Alma Adams," the announcement said. Over the past several weeks, news outlets have reported a rift between the president and the vice president, and some White House staffers are reportedly openly favoring Buttigieg to become the next leader of the party. Both ran unsuccessful campaigns for president in the 2020 cycle before rallying behind Biden. “Nobody in the West Wing shuts that down,” one person told Politico in a report published last week. “It’s...
    Desperate Democrats are looking at the “nuclear option” to boot Kamala Harris from the White House. This is no surprise. Without question, Her Vice Fraudulency is the biggest failure of a vice presidential pick since Spiro Agnew in 1972. Harris epitomizes an identity hire, the choice of skin color and gender over competence. Harris was such a terrible presidential candidate, she dropped out before even a single vote was taken. She dropped out before Marianne Williamson. Biden only chose her as a cheap and easy way to “make history” with the pick of the first woman and the first black vice president. Outside of those meaningless qualities, the woman is a useless incompetent. As of right now, her favorable ratings are in worse shape than former President Trump’s, are even worse than Joe Biden’s. Her job approval rating is also in the toilet. Harris is so awful at her job that even her physical appeal cannot overcome it. Harris is a nice-looking woman with charisma, which is vital in politics, and can paper over a lot of problems. But Harris...
    Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, spoke at the annual National Menorah lighting ceremony in Washington DC on Sunday. Emhoff, 57, is the first Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president and was chosen as the special guest to speak at this year's lighting, a tradition that started in 1979.  In his speech, he noted the importance of Jewish history in American culture as well as putting an end to anti-Semitism in the modern world.  Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, was chosen as this year's guest speaker at the annual National Menorah lighting ceremony in Washington DC 'Let us remember always that Jewish history is American history; our values, American values,' Emhoff said in his speech This year's ceremony, a tradition started in 1979, was the first to feature a Jewish spouse of a US president or vice president 'On this first night of Hanukkah, Jews all around the world are going to light their menorahs in the windows of their homes -- just like the vice president and I are going...
              moreby Karen Kidd   Expansion of Northside Hospital into Cobb County is underway following a private groundbreaking last week, according to recent news release. Representatives of the Knoxville-based Realty Trust Group (RTG), which is providing, among other things, advisory services through land purchase and zoning, joined with Northside personnel for the Nov. 3 groundbreaking for the medical office building. RTG strives to anticipate its client’s needs and overall industry demands to expand technology and human resources to meet the growing needs, RTG Executive Vice President Chad Simpson said. “With over 100 members spanning six offices, the RTG team continues to experience growth in project size and across all service lines,” Simpson said in a company news release issued Nov. 8. Another company executive expressed RTG’s pride in the Northside Hospital expansion. “RTG is proud to partner with Northside along with other owners and occupants for this expansion,” RTG Vice President Charlie Dickhaus said in the news release. “The construction of the three-story building is set to begin within the week with a target completion date of late 2022.” The expansion...
    The husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, Douglas Emhoff, brought a message about combating "hate" as the special guest for the annual lighting of the National Hanukkah Menorah on Sunday. "Like so many of us gathered here today, my family members left Europe in search of safety and security. They came to the United States, among the huddled masses, yearning to breathe free. They built a life here: raised children, opened businesses, worshiped at synagogues. And yet, we know, the freedom that my family members, that American Jews everywhere, have yearned for and championed," Emhoff said, according to excepts of his prepared remarks released by the White House. "The freedom that our nation promises to all those who live and worship here … That freedom has, at times, been undermined by hate," his remarks also said. Emhoff, who is the first Jewish spouse of a vice president, was picked as this year's special guest, a continuation of the tradition for someone to make an appearance from the administration in power, to speak and help light the 30-foot...
    The Montreal Canadiens fired general manager Marc Bergevin and two other executives Sunday as the team finds itself mired in on-ice struggles just months after advancing to the Stanley Cup Final. The Canadiens announced Bergevin’s dismissal as part of a major house-cleaning. Assistant GM Trevor Timmins and Paul Wilson, senior vice president of public affairs and communications, also were fired. The Canadiens announced that Jeff Gorton will serve as executive vice president of hockey operations as the team searches for a new general manager. Bergevin was in his 10th season as the team’s GM. Montreal has a 6-15-2 record this season and is ahead of only the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference standings. ___ More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/hub/nhl and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris went on a diplomatic trip to Paris, France, and bought cookware from a store in front of the Louvre. The internet has since been divided over the purchase Harris made. 2Vice President Kamala Harris went shopping for cookware on a recent trip to Paris What was the pot Kamala Harris bought and how much was it? At the beginning of November, American Vice President Kamala Harris travelled to France for a four-day trip to discuss relations between the two countries. While she was there, she went shopping at E. Dehillerin, a cookware store near the Louvre Museum in Paris. According to reports, Harris purchased a number of items, including a copper serving dish that many people on the internet mistook for a Le Creuset pot. However, a Le Creuset company representative confirmed to MarketWatch that the brand does not make copper cookware. The actual purchases the Vice President made include the infamous dish - whose price comes to roughly $370 - as well as a copper frying pan for around...
    For Small Business Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris paid an afternoon visit to D.C.’s Eastern Market for a little holiday shopping and to stress the vital role of small businesses in the U.S. economy. Accompanied by Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, stepson Cole Emhoff and his girlfriend Greenley Littlejohn, the Second Family greeted local shoppers and made stops at some of the market’s notorious holiday destinations. The Vice President tweeted photos of her trip later in the day. Today @SecondGentleman and I stopped by the DC Holiday Market to celebrate our small businesses. The last two years have been particularly difficult for our small businesses, but they are such an important part of the fabric of the community. pic.twitter.com/RGcp6qtvOK — Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) November 27, 2021 The VP’s digital strategist also tweeted Harris and family as they greeted local shoppers and other onlookers. .@VP stopped by the DC Holiday Market today to support our small businesses. #SmallBusinessSaturday pic.twitter.com/PxG73ZE6jM — Brenna Parker (@BrennaParker46) November 27, 2021 After emerging from The Capital Candy Jar with large bags of popcorn...
    KAMALA Harris continues to make history as the first female Vice President of the United States. On November 19, 2021, she also became the first woman in history to hold presidential power while Joe Biden underwent a routine procedure. 2Vice President Kamala HarrisCredit: EPA Where is Kamala Harris today? Vice President Kamala Harris volunteered at Central Kitchen in Washington D.C. to feed the community on Thanksgiving. Harris tweeted photos alongside President Joe Biden preparing food on November 24 for the holiday. Central Kitchen uses recycled meals from local restaurants to feed those in need, and Harris, Biden, their spouses stepped in to help. Speaking to the workers at Central Kitchen, Harris said, “I’ve been hearing about your work and your leadership and your courage and the gift that you are giving the community and our country and so I wanted to come by in this season of Thanksgiving to thank you all." more from kamala harrisExclusivePOWER MOVES Kamala 'feels powerful' with Biden it's revealed as VP was president for 85 minFeatureWEST WING DISFUNCTION Inside Kamala's chaotic office rife with...
    Vice President Kamala Harris spent more than $500 on cookware at a high-end Parisian culinary shop during her four-day visit to mend French and American relations earlier this month.  Harris stopped by E. Dehillerin with second gentleman Doug Emhoff and ended up spending nearly $578 on pots, pans and other items, it has been revealed. The vice president treated herself to a $367 copper and stainless steel serving dish and a $160 copper and stainless steel frying pan, according to The Washington Free Beacon. The store disclosed the vice president's haul to the Free Beacon. Harris reportedly finished her shopping spree with some smaller kitchen accessories including a porcelain cocotte and egg dish, a copper cleaner and various wooden spoons.  E. Dehillerin is an upscale culinary shop known for its inventory of commercial-grade copper cookware. It boasts famous chef Julia Child as a fan, with foodies and chefs alike considering it a must-see when in Paris, including the likes of Anthony Bourdain and Ina Garten. Williams-Sonoma, an American company, sells similar copper pots for between $200 and $400, depending on the style and size.  Vice...
    President Joe Biden had a “benign, slow-growing, but thought to be potentially pre-cancerous lesion” removed during his colonoscopy on Nov. 19, White House physician Dr. Kevin C. O’Connor revealed Wednesday evening. The “benign appearing 3 mm polyp” was removed from the president’s colon and appeared to be similar to one that he had removed in 2008, according to a memorandum written by O’Connor and dated for Tuesday. Testing revealed the polyp “as a tubular adenoma,” according to the physician. O’Connor recommended Biden get another colonoscopy in seven to 10 years. The procedure, which White House press secretary previously described as “routine,” required the president to be put under anesthesia. During this time, power was transferred to Vice President Kamala Harris in a move that Psaki said is “set out in the Constitution.” (RELATED: Jake Tapper Has To Show Biden How To Properly Cough During Awkward CNN Interview) WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 29: U.S. President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on January 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden is traveling to Walter...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden had a polyp that was "benign" but thought to be "pre-cancerous" removed after having a routine colonoscopy last week. A White House physician made the announcement about the president's health in a memorandum that was released on Wednesday. 1Biden should get another colonoscopy in 7 to ten years, his doctor said Physician Kevin O'Connor said that the growth was "similar to the polyp which he had removed in 2008." The doctor added that "no further action is required at this time." Biden should receive another colonoscopy in 7 to ten years, he said. A colonoscopy is an exam used to detect changes or abnormalities in the large intestine and rectum that could indicate cancer. While the president underwent the routine procedure last week, he briefly transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris. The brief stint made Harris the first woman to hold presidential power in U.S. history. Most read in News'STILL MOURNING' Brian Laundrie's cause of death revealed as family hopes for 'closure'GUILTY 3 found GUILTY after Arbery jogging video and 'toes' comment controversyExclusiveDRAMATIC TAKEDOWN How Waukesha parade...
    Pete Buttigieg said despite chatter of him succeeding Joe Biden as president, he isn't thinking about running for president again right now as a poll shows he has the highest name recognition of any cabinet member besides Vice President Kamala Harris. The openly gay new father of two told Politico on Friday during an event at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport that he's enjoying his time off of the campaign trail and is focused on his job as Transportation secretary. 'I'd say the other thing that I'm really enjoying about this job, although it's very demanding and obviously requiring a lot, is that this is the least I have had to think about campaigns and elections in about a decade and that's a very good thing,' he said in the interview published Wednesday. Since 2010, Buttigieg, 39, has run for treasurer of Indiana, mayor of South Bend, chair of the Democratic National Committee and president of the United States. And even though Buttigieg isn't thinking about what comes next, there is buzz about him being Biden's heir. Inside the West Wing,...
    Sean Hannity dismissed the work of the January 6 committee as he interviewed former president Donald Trump and proactively defended his actions the morning of the Capitol riots. The select committee has subpoenaed a number of Trump allies and rally organizers, from Steve Bannon to Stephen Miller to Kayleigh McEnany to Alex Jones to Proud Boys leaders. Hannity asked Trump why there’s no committee looking into the summer 2020 riots. “Where are the prosecutions of the many people we have on videotape committing all of these crimes?” “It seems to me that the committee has a pre-determined conclusion, outcome,” he told the former president. “And that is to once again try to bludgeon you. If they really cared about peace — and I condemn what happen on the 6th. And you said, ‘Many of you will peacefully and patriotically march to the Capitol so your voices will be heard.’ They forget that part.” “My question is where’s the committee looking into the 535 so-called peaceful riots in the summer that killed Americans and injured thousands of cops?” he asked. Trump responded...
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden announced Monday that he's nominating Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chair, endorsing Powell's stewardship of the economy through a brutal pandemic recession in which the Fed's ultra-low rate policies helped bolster confidence and revitalize the job market.Biden also said he would nominate Lael Brainard, the lone Democrat on the Fed's Board of Governors and the preferred alternative to Powell among many progressives, as vice chair, the No. 2 slot.A separate position of vice chair for supervision, a bank regulatory post, remains vacant, along with two other slots on the Fed's board. Those positions will be filled in early December, the president said."If we want to continue to build on the economic success of this year, we need stability and independence at the Federal Reserve - and I have full confidence after their trial by fire over the last 20 months that Chair Powell and Dr. Brainard will provide the strong leadership our country needs," Biden said in a statement.Biden's decision, reached after extensive consideration, strikes a note of continuity and...
    Washington (CNN)Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Sunday tried to tamp down the idea that he and Vice President Kamala Harris are starting to quietly compete to be the future standard-bearer of the Democratic Party, saying their focuses are on their roles in the nearly year-old Biden administration. The comments from Buttigieg, who competed against Harris -- and Joe Biden -- for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination come after CNN and other outlets detailed how allies of the vice president saw Buttigieg as unfairly boosted by the West Wing as she was repeatedly sidelined.Buttigieg, pressed by NBC on whether a rivalry was emerging between himself and Harris, said: "No, because she and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators.""We're too busy with a job to do -- she as a leader in this administration, with her leadership role, and I, and the President, and everybody else in the Cabinet and across the administration, are laser focused on getting the job done," he added. Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris frustrating start...
    Pete Buttigieg on Sunday again tried to shut down rumors of a feud between himself and Kamala Harris, saying his relationship with the vice president isn't affected by reports. 'She and I are part of a team that is disciplined and doesn't focus on what's obsessing the commentators,' the Transportation secretary told NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. 'We're too busy with a job to do.' 'There's no room to get caught up in the parlor games and I'm proud to be part of the Biden-Harris team,' Buttigieg added. Rumors and gossip have swirled of tensions rising with President Joe Biden and the vice president amid reports this month of growing frustration between their teams. The reports have also suggested a sort of rivalry developing between Harris and Buttigieg as some claim her team feels the president defends the Transportation secretary more than he does the vice president. Since the reports emerged, Harris and Biden have exhibited their partnership. On Monday's signing of the bipartisan infrastructure bill they put on a show of force when walking out onto the...
    Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBiden briefly transfers power to Harris while he gets colonoscopy GOP leader's marathon speech forces House Democrats to push vote Trump is learning what executive privilege really means MORE is reportedly traveling to New Hampshire next month to headline a fundraising event, fueling more speculation about a potential bid for the White House in 2024. Fox News reported on Sunday that Pence is scheduled to keynote a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Senate Republicans on Dec. 8, marking his second visit to the Granite State this year. The event will take place in Manchester. He is also reportedly set to headline a Heritage Action event focused on tax increases during his trip to New Hampshire, the state that has historically held the first presidential primary contest in the U.S. Pence joined the Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative think tank, as a distinguished visiting fellow after he departed the Trump administration earlier this year. The former vice president also made his second visit to Iowa, the first-in-the-country caucus state, earlier this month, and previously made trips to South...
    KAMALA Harris appears to "feel powerful" with President Joe Biden, a body language expert revealed as the Vice President was acting President for 85 minutes. Body language expert Patti Wood exclusively told The Sun that when Vice President Kamala hugged President Biden on the South Lawn at the White House earlier this week, she looked as if she "feels a little bit more power. 4According to Patti Wood, Kamala's body language earlier this week appeared to show she 'feels powerful'Credit: EPA 4Biden and Harris greeted each other on the South Lawn at the White House earlier this weekCredit: Splash Harris was seen hugging Biden at a November 15, 2021, ceremony where he signed the "Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act." HUGGING According to Patti Wood, during Biden and Harris's hug on Monday, the pair appeared to "have their cheeks pressed together" during the close encounter. She explained: "You can actually see Biden squint at the eye, something which shows happiness. You can see the little lines come out. "Even as you look at her face, the smile is lifted all the...
              more   The Republican Governors Association (RGA) on Friday slammed Vice President Kamala Harris and her visit to Ohio to highlight the administration’s “infrastructure” bill. During her visit, Harris will take a tour of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189, a Columbus union for individuals in the plumbing and mechanical piping industry. The Ohio visit from Harris follows multiple media reports that have detailed high tension between the vice president and members of Biden’s administration. In the statement, the RGA pointed to the lack of action from Harris, during the ongoing border crisis, after President Joe Biden placed her in charge. “It’s been eight months since Joe Biden tapped Kamala Harris to handle the southern border crisis that is seeing record numbers of immigrants flow across the border and it’s overwhelming federal resources,” said RGA spokesperson Chris Gustafson in an emailed statement. The group pointed to the action of GOP governors, like Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, in attempting to stop the surge of migrants and illegal drugs over the border. “Thankfully, Republican governors like Mike DeWine are stepping up, assessing the...
    As Vice President Kamala Harris continues to flounder in the polls, Democrats are scrambling to dispel rumors that President Biden will not run in the 2024 election while maintaining a dose of healthy realism. Last week, former Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), a longtime friend of the president, sparked a wave of speculation when he suggested to the New York Times that Biden may not seek reelection. “I’m hoping the president runs for re-election,” Dodd said. “But for whatever reason that might not be the case, it’s hard to believe there would be a shortlist without Kamala’s name on it. She’s the vice president of the United States.” As the days unfolded, the establishment media began to report about growing tensions between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris over her lack of defined roles in the administration. “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now,” CNN began its lengthy report on Sunday. Inside the White...
    KAMALA HARRIS is closing in on her 11th month as Vice president and her approval rating is now below President Biden's. Kamala Harris' ratings have dropped and are 10 percent below that of President Biden's. 2Harris' approval rating is higher than Biden's by six pointsCredit: Splash What is Kamala Harris' approval rating? On Nov. 7, 2021 there was a USA Today/Suffolk University poll that stated Harris' rating slipping. The President's ratings dropped at 38 percent while the Vice President's is lower at 28 percent. Her ratings are identical to Joe Biden's job approval rating as vice president in July 2009, about six months into his term in the Obama administration. At that time, Biden had a 49 percent approval rating. However he had fewer disapproved, a mere 30 percent and 10 percent did not have an opinion. Harris has a 92 percent approval from Democrats while her rating is a very low 4 percent from Republicans. Most read in The US SunIN DESPERATE NEED ‘Secret stimulus check’ sent out as calls grow for more mortgage reliefCREEPY CRAWLERS Plague...
    White House press secretary Jen PsakiJen PsakiArkansas opens boosters to all adults The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Biden hails infrastructure law, talks with China's Xi Biden raises human rights with China's Xi during four-hour meeting MORE on Wednesday said she believes sexism has played a role in the amount and intensity of criticism directed at Vice President Harris, who is the first woman to hold the role. "I do think that it has been easier and harsher from some in the right wing who have gone after her because she is the first woman, the first woman of color. I’m not suggesting anyone will acknowledge that publicly," Psaki said during a Politico "Women Rule" event. "One of the things I really admire about the vice president she is the first African American, woman of color, Indian American woman to serve in this job — woman," Psaki said. "It’s a lot to have on your shoulders." Harris "wants to be seen" as a policy person and adviser to the president, Psaki said. While Psaki acknowledged the administration is facing challenges that have...
    Senior Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar has given up on working with Vice President Kamala Harris to resolve the border crisis and wants a new border czar. The South Texas congressman told reporters in a call Wednesday morning that he is no longer working with Harris on migration issues and has shifted his focus to working with other Biden administration officials whom he described as more cooperative and helpful. “I’ve moved on from the vice president to say, ‘OK, let's work with the ambassadors and let's work with the State Department. Let's work with the Homeland Secretary,'” Cuellar said. “I think that's the way to address it, but I know that the media has put a lot of focus on the vice president, but with all due respect, she was given that title. I don't think she's, with all due respect, put the effort in there ... We’ve got to look at other folks that have the expertise on that.” Harris was tasked in the spring with handling Central American migration issues, though not specifically serving as a border czar. Her...
    Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram revealed on Tuesday that he received a “cryptic email” from a well-connected Washington, DC, insider advising him to learn about the process for replacing a United States vice president. Speaking on Bret Baier’s All-Star Panel, Pergram let people in “on a little secret” about a mysterious email he received several weeks ago from an insider source suggesting that America could be in for a replacement vice president on the horizon: Just to let you guys in on a little secret here, I was told about 2 to 3 weeks ago, maybe this pertains to the Supreme Court, maybe this pertains to changing the ticket before you get into 2024. FDR seemingly burned through a vice president almost every time he was up for office. “But I got an email from somebody who really knows this place very well, who said, ‘Chad, start to familiarize yourself with the confirmation process just not in the Senate but the House for a vice president,'” he added. As Pergram noted, America has not been through a confirmation of...
    Fox News host Jesse Watters implied that Biden may be considering removing Kamala Harris as Vice President after he said his network had heard 'whispers' of confirmation hearings in Congress.  'Our Capitol Hill Correspondent Chad Pergram tells us he's been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives,' said Watters during the segment.  'Why is this a big deal? Because the house does not confirm normal nominees. But it does confirm vice-presidential nominees. Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris? It's been no secret she's been running out of favor with the Biden team,' he added.  The host touched on reports over the weekend that the Biden-Harris post-election bliss, had worn out as aides became frustrated with her awkward laugh, 'dysfunction and lack of focus,' and low approval rate of just 28 percent.  On Monday, Biden and Harris put up a united front when they stepped out of the White House together to sign the president's trillion-dollar infrastructure bill, after a CNN article on Sunday claimed that their relationship...
    A Fox News segment Tuesday night heavily suggested that Kamala Harris could be replaced as vice president of the United States, based on “whispers” on the Hill and a message one of their correspondents received from “someone who knows Capitol Hill very well.” Jesse Watters told viewers that Fox News correspondent Chad Pergram “has been hearing whispers suggesting there could be some new high-profile confirmation hearings on the horizon in the House of Representatives.” “Why is this a big deal?” Watters continued. “Because the House does not confirm normal nominees, but it does confirm vice presidential nominees. Does this have something to do with Kamala Harris?” He referenced recent reports about tensions within the White House between the president and vice president’s teams. Pergram then joined Watters and told him, “There is a lot of conjecture right now about the future of Vice President Harris and her lagging poll numbers.” He went on to say the following: Here is a window into my world. As you know, I appreciate congressional process and mechanics. So I got a message recently from...
    THERE have been 49 vice presidents in the US, starting with John Adams in 1789. In 2020, Kamala Harris made history after she was appointed to the position, making her the highest-ranking female official in U.S. history. 2Vice President Kamala Harris in June of 2021Credit: Getty Can the vice president of the United States be fired? While there are ways a vice president can be forced to leave office the VP cannot be "fired." A vice president - along with the president - can be impeached from office. The Constitution gives Congress the power to impeach and remove the president, the VP, and other federal civil officers for treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors. "Cabinet secretaries serve at the pleasure of the president, who can dismiss them at any time," Martin Nolan previously wrote in HuffPost. "To oust a vice president requires a vote of the House and two-thirds vote in the Senate: a messy matter, but it would be fascinating television." The writer continued: "The vice presidency is a hugely erroneous afterthought by the Framers. 2Mike Pence...
    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Monday on “Hannity” that he believes Kamala Harris is probably the “worst vice president in American history.” Gingrich said, “I think she actually accomplished something very historic. She got CNN, historically the strongest supporter of liberal Democrats, to run an entire story pointing out that the president’s team and the vice president’s team are fighting internally, in a very ferocious way. I’ve never seen CNN do anything that would be harmful to Joe Biden. This story was devastating, and I think it starts with a simple fact. Biden’s at 38 percent approval. She’s at 28% approval. Powerful people wake up in the morning. They go, ‘It can’t be me. So I wonder who’s doing this?’ So the Biden people say it’s all Harris’s fault. The Harris people say, you know, if only he was using her correctly.” He added, “I think you’re going to see more of this kind of backbiting because the truth is she hasn’t accomplished anything. I mean, it’s an embarrassment. But then, on the other hand, she’s working...
    (CNN)Since taking office in January, Vice President Kamala Harris has struggled to find her role in the administration and win the approval of the American people. These problems have only gotten worse in recent weeks as stories about clashes between her staff and that of the President's have made the depth of the problem clear. Lincoln Mitchell Harris cannot be blamed for all of this. The last three Democratic presidents before Biden were relative newcomers to Washington who chose running mates with much more Washington, DC, experience -- specifically with Congress -- the reverse of the situation Harris finds herself in. That experience allowed Vice Presidents Walter Mondale, Al Gore and Joe Biden to become indispensable advisers on navigating Congress to Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, respectively. No such dynamic could ever exist between Harris and Biden because the President has almost half a century of experience in Washington. While attacks on Harris because she bought a piece of cake in Chicago or because of how she pronounced the word "the" on a recent trip to...
    No matter how low former President Donald Trump sinks, most Republicans are afraid to say a word against him — even after he acted as an apologist for the January 6 insurrectionists who wanted to lynch then-Vice President Mike Pence. Trump, during an interview with ABC News' Jonathan Karl, defended the indefensible. And an editorial originally published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch and republished by the South Florida Sun Sentinel on November 15 stresses that anyone who condones the actions of insurrectionists who wanted to lynch a vice president should never be president against. "In a newly released interview," the editorial explains, "former President Donald Trump was asked about the January 6 Capitol rioters who threatened to kill Vice President Mike Pence. Did Trump respond as any responsible adult would, and condemn that threat? Of course not. Repeating his delusional claim that Pence could have overturned the election, Trump defended the rioters' fury at his vice president, calling it 'common sense.'" The editorial continues, "With the possibility of another Trump presidential run still in play,...
    Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has said Kamala Harris 'sounds a lot like' Meghan Markle because of their similar 'victim class mentality'. Fox News host Jesse Watters asked Bachmann about Harris' alleged 'whining' after it was revealed that she felt sidelined by the Biden administration who are exasperated by Harris' 'dysfunction and lack of focus,' amid reports that Biden and his VP's relationship had soured.  'She sounds a lot like Meghan Markle, to be honest with you. Both of these are very entitled people who claim constant victim class,' Bachmann told Watters on Monday night. Markle has been accused of 'playing the victim' and seeking sympathy from the public after her bombshell revelations about the royal family. Former Congresswoman Michele Bachmann compared Kamala Harris (left) to Meghan Markle (right) because of their similar 'victim class mentality' following a CNN report that key West Wing aides are exasperated by Harris' 'dysfunction and lack of focus.' Markle has been accused of 'playing the victim' after her bombshell revelations about the royal family 'She sounds a lot like Meghan Markle, to be honest with you. Both...
    The White House on Monday made a concerted effort to defend Vice President Harris from media criticism, saying she was an important part of the team and signaling she’ll play a role in promoting the bipartisan infrastructure bill. The push back came after a CNN report that cast doubt on the vice president’s standing in the Biden administration and said there were rifts within the Biden-Harris operation. It’s one of a few pieces that have appeared in recent weeks that have taken a critical eye of Harris, or that have raised questions about her prospects as a potential successor to Biden as soon as 2024 if he changes his public position and declines to run for reelection. Last week, a Los Angeles Times column’s headline read “Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisUS and Israel announce joint task force on cybersecurity Meet the red-state governor Democrats should nominate in 2024 instead of Biden or Harris Biden expresses 'great concern' over Belarus-Poland border crisis MORE, the incredible disappearing vice president.”  The officials dismissed talk of a rift as “gossip,” as a number of faces in...
    The White House sidestepped a question over whether President Joe Biden would lend his vice president an automatic endorsement if she chooses to run for the presidency. “I don’t have any predictions of whether she will run, when she will run — I will leave that to her,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said of Vice President Kamala Harris. Calling Harris “a key partner” and “bold leader,” Psaki said Biden chose her because “he felt she was exactly the person he wanted to have by his side to govern the country.” HARRIS’S PARIS TRIP DOESN’T SOLVE HER GROWING POLITICAL PROBLEMS AT HOME Since taking office, Harris has faced persistent criticism, including her handling of Northern Triangle migration, lack of progress on Democrats’ voting agenda, and failure to push back on a student who accused Israel of “ethnic genocide.” Recent reports have raised frustrations among the vice president’s allies that she is getting short shrift from the White House — and among White House aides that see Harris’s team failing to seize opportunities. “I can tell you that there’s...
    (CNN)The White House on Monday defended Vice President Kamala Harris as a "key partner" to President Joe Biden following CNN reporting that key West Wing aides are exasperated by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus from Harris and her staff, while many in the vice president's circle believe Harris is being sidelined. "The President selected the vice president because -- to serve as his running mate -- because he felt she was exactly the person he wanted to have by his side to govern the country," White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a White House briefing. Psaki continued: "She is a key partner, she's a bold leader, and she is somebody who has taken on incredibly important assignments, whether it is addressing the root causes of migration at the Northern Triangle or taking on a core cause of democracy in voting rights.""There's been a lot of reports out there and they don't reflect his view or our experience with the vice president," Psaki said. CNN reported on Sunday that key West Wing aides have...
    (CNN)The headlines have been brutal."Exasperation and dysfunction: Inside Kamala Harris' frustrating start as vice president," read one from CNN."Biden-successor chatter grows and Harris isn't scaring off anyone," read another from Politico.And this from the New York Post: "Kamala Harris sidelined amid growing tensions with Biden, insiders say."The general gist of all of these pieces is similar if not exactly the same: The Vice President is struggling in her role. She's frustrated. And some people in President Joe Biden's orbit are just as frustrated with her.Read MoreAs CNN wrote over the weekend:"Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff -- deciding there simply isn't time to deal with them right now, especially at a moment when President Joe Biden faces quickly multiplying legislative and political concerns."Bad headlines are part and parcel for any administration. And the role of vice president -- particularly for someone, like Harris, who is widely seen as eying the top job -- is notoriously...
    Vice President Kamala Harris is reportedly bitter over President Joe Biden’s favoritism toward “white man” Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The feud is reportedly fueled by Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, which will render Buttigieg a key power broker in Washington, DC. With Harris’s hopes to succeed Biden in 2024, Harris is reportedly “suspicious” of Buttigieg’s increased Biden-given power to allocate $550 billion of the transportation bill while she is tasked with solving the southern border crisis and destroying election integrity measures around the nation, two jobs that have proven difficult for the Biden-Harris administration to address. An anonymous former Kamala Harris’s top aide told @cnn her staff believes the Joe Biden White House is racist for not defending her as much as they did Mayor Pete. pic.twitter.com/7u0g31lG8h — Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 14, 2021 “Armed with that much money and significant latitude in how to spend it, Buttigieg is poised to be the most influential secretary of transportation ever,” Senior Fellow Jeff Davis at the Eno Center for Transportation told the Associated Press. To make matters worse, Harris and her team...
    Despite what many insiders say should be a dynamic vice presidency, many are reportedly saying that Harris' staff has continually dropped the ball and left her looking vulnerable to the American public when she ought to be a strong, central figure as the first black female president. "With many sources speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the situation more frankly, they all tell roughly the same story: Harris' staff has repeatedly failed her and left her exposed, and family members have often had an informal say within her office," the report accused. "Even some who have been asked for advice lament Harris' overly cautious tendencies and staff problems, which have been a feature of every office she's held, from San Francisco district attorney to U.S. Senate." Dovere and Wright also pointed to ongoing tension between Harris and White House aides despite her amiable relationship with Biden. "Though Harris has told confidants that she has been enjoying a good working dynamic directly with Biden, those who work for them describe their relationship in...
    The relationship between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has shown signs of fracture, with CNN now reporting that the two have grown increasingly at odds. “Worn out by what they see as entrenched dysfunction and lack of focus, key West Wing aides have largely thrown up their hands at Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff — deciding there simply isn’t time to deal with them right now,” CNN began its lengthy report on Sunday. With multiple polls putting Kamala Harris’s approval rating even lower than Joe Biden’s dismal 37.8 percent while rumors swirl that the president may not seek reelection in 2024, Democrats are scrambling to find the future leader of the party. Inside the White House, reports indicate that Team Harris has grown increasingly frustrated with Team Biden for essentially sidelining her despite her status as the first female vice president of color. “Many in the vice president’s circle fume that she’s not being adequately prepared or positioned, and instead is being sidelined,” noted CNN. “The vice president herself has told several confidants she feels constrained in what...
    (CNN)The White House dove into damage control this week after reports of dysfunction and infighting in Vice President Kamala Harris' office, with the administration trying to stop a drama-filled narrative from taking hold, according to five people who spoke to CNN about the dynamics within Harris' office. Two people close to Harris' team said some individuals inside the vice president's office are frustrated with what they see as a dysfunctional operation that has been at times waylaid by internal conflict. Some of that ire is directed squarely at Harris' chief of staff, Tina Flournoy, those people said. Another source close to the staff said there were "challenges and struggles" and heard complaints about Flournoy from staff, but denied it amounted to dysfunction or that the tensions were directly Flournoy's fault. Sabrina Singh, deputy press secretary to the vice president, told CNN in a statement that Harris' focus remains on her work."The Vice President and her office are focused on the Biden-Harris Administration's agenda to build an economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down, to...
    Press Secretary Jen Psaki wants her Twitter followers to know that Vice President Kamala Harris is “not only a vital partner” to President Joe Biden but a bold leader unto herself. Psaki’s supportive message comes after a damning CNN report that the Vice President is being “sidelined” and “not being adequately prepared,” multiple individuals told CNN. In a report published Sunday CNN outlined a picture of a Vice President struggling to make strides amid a dismal approval rating, based on interviews with nearly three dozen former and current Harris aides, administration officials, Democratic operatives, and outside advisers. Psaki tweeted shortly her support shortly after the CNN report came out, adding that VP Harris is a “bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband.” For anyone who needs to hear it. @VP is not only a vital partner to @POTUS but a bold leader who has taken on key, important challenges facing the country—from voting rights to addressing root causes of migration to expanding broadband. — Jen...