Sunday, Dec 05, 2021 - 16:02:46
668 results - (0.009 seconds)

the Vice President s:

latest news at page 1:
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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)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...
    Today in traditional media nonsense, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the word “the” to make a point, and it is NEWS. No, I’m not kidding. xThis must be a parody, right? Right?? https://t.co/Ie3nLy2Db7— Anand Giridharadas @ The.Ink (@AnandWrites) November 12, 2021 It is not a parody. Jennifer Jacobs is a senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News. She is tweeting about how the vice president of the United States pronounced one of the most common words in the English language. It is true that some people, including Sean Hannity, did attack Harris for supposedly using a fake French accent on another stop of her trip to France. That was false—she said “THE plan,” for emphasis—and did not bear repeating and validating outside of right-wing circles. Jacobs might maybe possibly claim that what she’s doing here is showing that Harris employs that usage of “the” regularly. Instead, Jacobs elevated partisan attacks and rather than explicitly discrediting them, turned them into an inspection of Harris’ pronunciation more generally. It’s a kind of scrutiny that somehow keeps getting disproportionately applied to women and people of color. So...
    Whatever happened to Kamala Harris? She shattered all kinds of ceiling glass when Joe Biden made California’s junior senator his running mate and Harris was elected vice president. Since then, she’s largely receded from Washington’s daily doings and the cliff-hanging drama that’s surrounded the fight over the president’s agenda. Part of the answer is simple: What happened to Harris is she became vice president. Even as she shoulders an array of policy portfolios, even as she visits Paris this week seeking to address the administration’s ruptured relations with France, it remains a fact that the No. 2 job in the White House is inherently a diminishing one. It’s neither racist nor misogynistic to point that out when the jobholder happens to be Harris. Virtually every vice president in modern history — save Dick Cheney, who played an unusually prominent role guiding defense and foreign policy under President George W. Bush — has looked smaller than when he or she accepted the position. That’s because a main job requirement is stepping away from the spotlight, except when cheerleading for the president...
    (CNN)The fundamental question before the January 6 committee is whether they will ever, really, get to the bottom of what former President Donald Trump said and did that day -- and in the days leading up the riot at the US Capitol.To date, we know that some of the critical players in the planning of the January 6 riot have sought to avoid congressional subpoenas from the committee, with one-time Trump political svengali Steve Bannon as the test case for whether the Justice Department will hold those resisting subpoenas in criminal contempt. THE POINT -- NOW ON YOUTUBE! In each episode of his weekly YouTube show, Chris Cillizza will delve a little deeper into the surreal world of politics. Click to subscribe! But, a development on Wednesday suggests that the committee may be able to get much of what they need on Trump's plans and actions on January 6 through another source: Advisers to former Vice President Mike Pence.As CNN reported exclusively on Wednesday: "The House select committee investigating January 6 is interested in gathering information from at...
    (CNN)Six months after being tapped to lead the White House's National Space Council, Vice President Kamala Harris will announce the council's first meeting of the Biden administration during a visit Friday to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland. The meeting will be held on December 1, according to a White House official, a full year after the council's final meeting of the Trump administration. Friday's event will mark the first time the vice president has delivered a speech centered entirely around space. Harris' primary objective, according to a White House official, will be to "underscore how the U.S. is harnessing the nations' space program to combat the climate crisis and protect vulnerable communities." Central to that mission is NASA's newly launched Landsat 9 satellite, the latest in a series of satellites that have provided nearly a half-century's worth of continuous data on Earth's forests, farms, freshwater systems and oceans. Harris will present "the first imagery returns" beamed back from Landsat 9 during her Friday tour. Space is one of the few areas iwhere the Biden administration has maintained most...
    Washington (CNN)Former Vice President Mike Pence said Monday evening that he had looked to Founding Father James Madison as he had certified the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden, despite pressure from former President Donald Trump to block it. Asked during an event at the University of Iowa who had told him to buck Trump's plan, Pence responded, "James Madison."The former vice president also cited the Bible, saying, "Psalm 15 says he who keeps his oath even when it hurts." He noted that he had written a letter to Congress expressing concern over voting in some states."I continue to share those concerns and I support efforts in states to improve voter integrity as has been done in places like Georgia and Arizona and elsewhere," Pence said, even though there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in any state during the 2020 election. Read MoreBut, he added, "the only role of the federal government is to open and count the electoral votes that were sent by the states. You've got to be willing to do your duty."The comments add new...
    (CNN)John Eastman, a conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team, said in a radio interview in early January that then-Vice President Mike Pence had the power to throw the 2020 presidential election to the House of Representatives, saying it depended on whether Pence had "courage and the spine." Those comments are more direct than how Eastman has recently described his conversation with Pence, when he has said he told the vice president it was an "open question" whether he could throw out seven states' Electoral College votes and that it'd be a "foolish" option to pursue. Eastman made the comments, unearthed by CNN's KFile, on the radio show of former Trump White House senior adviser Stephen Bannon on January 2 -- just two days before Eastman briefed both Pence and Trump on his controversial memo about how Pence could overturn the election and just four days before January 6, when he spoke at the rally that preceded the attack on the US Capitol.CNN reported Tuesday that the House select committee investigating January 6 plans to subpoena Eastman if...
    BRONX (WABC) -- Vice President Kamala Harris will visit the Bronx Friday afternoon.Vice President Harris will be joined by Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra at the Northeast Bronx YMCA in Edenwald.Both officials will deliver remarks to the audience on how the bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better Agenda benefit working families.Vice President Harris plans to leave New York from the Westchester County Airport around 3:25 p.m. to head back to Washington.ALSO READ | 5 guns found on students in NYC schools in 24-hour periodEMBED More News Videos Five guns were found on students in New York City schools in a 24-hour period. ----------* More Bronx news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit families in the Bronx on Friday. It’s in part to promote the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan, which includes investments in child care and other social services. Harris will be visiting a YMCA in the northeast Bronx. The vice president will be accompanied by Labor Secretary Martin Walsh and another cabinet officials.
    Vice President Kamala Harris accepted flowers from the president and was serenaded by a roomful of staffers as she celebrated her birthday from the White House on Wednesday. President Joe Biden held a bouquet and a frame as he walked into the vice president's office in a 34-second video posted on Twitter Wednesday night. Harris, 57, wore a grey blazer and matching pants and stood behind her desk, laughing at the sight of the commander-in-chief bearing gifts. 'Really? Aw Joe, I’m very touched. Thank you,' she said, kissing him on the cheek. Biden turned the frame to reveal a photo of he and the vice president smiling and walking alongside each other in front of the White House. President Biden surprised Vice President Harris with flowers for her birthday on Wednesday The president also gifted her a framed photo of the two of them walking side-by-side The duo posed for a photo, with Harris gushing: 'I'm gonna hang this up with great pride' The gifted photo shows Biden and Harris smiling as they walks past the White House lawn 'This is...
    President Biden on Wednesday repeated a story about being congratulated by an Amtrak conductor for traveling more than 2 million miles by rail even though the train employee was dead at the time the event supposedly took place. The president recalled the anecdote on Wednesday during an appearance touting his ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan in his native hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was the fourth time Biden repeated the false story as president. He also told the story when he was running for the presidency after locking up the Democratic Party’s nomination last year. ‘Amtrak is here, and they can tell you...you should name half the line after me,’ Biden joked during a speech at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton on Wednesday. President Biden on Wednesday repeated a story about being congratulated by an Amtrak conductor for traveling more than 2 million miles by rail even though the train employee was dead at the time the event supposedly took place Biden has long spoken of his time commuting daily from Washington, DC, to his home in Delaware...
    The author of a new book about Donald Trump and the Republican Party revealed a "fascinating" detail he learned about vice president Mike Pence's actions ahead of the Jan. 6 insurrection. Vanity Fair reporter David Drucker, author of the newly published book "In Trump's Shadow," told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Pence had decided that he would not help Trump overturn the election and wanted to prevent a future president from attempting the same gambit. "The other fascinating thing for me that I learned, part of what Mike Pence set out to do when he insisted to Donald Trump that he wasn't going to throw the election, as was being requested -- and it's almost strange that we talk about it so glibly because it was such a momentous event -- is he wanted a paper trail so that if future presidents got the same idea they would already understand as a matter of constitutional law, and I use the word precedent loosely, but there was a roadmap laid out that this had been investigated and determined under the law to...
    Vice President Kamala Harris remembered former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Monday, remarking that “it was never about him,” rather “it was about the country.” “What an incredible American. He obviously served with dignity, he served with grace,” she said on Air Force Two. “He was the epitome of what it means to be strong but at the same time so modest in terms of everything that he did and said and the way that it was never about him. It was about the country and it was about the people who served with him.” Harris mentioned that the last time she saw and spoke with Powell, which was at a White House dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in July. “We talked a bit about the challenges of this moment and, as you all know, he’s very supportive of the president and the work that we needed to get done,” she said. Harris noted Powell’s historic role as “the first black person, black man to be Joint Chiefs, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to be national security advisor, to be secretary of state, every step of the way.” When he filled those roles, he was by everything that he did and the way...
    Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation announced Dr. Kevin Roberts as its next chief executive Thursday afternoon. Roberts, CEO of nonprofit research institute Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), comes with leadership experience as he enters Washington, D.C. from Austin, Texas. “Under his leadership, TPPF more than doubled in size and expanded its influence nationwide, opening an office in Washington DC,” said Bridgett Wagner, Vice President of Policy Promotion for The Heritage Foundation in a statement. Before TPPF, Roberts was president of Wyoming Catholic College and received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Texas in Austin.  Roberts will replace Kay Cole James, who has served as president of the think tank since 2018. “In our many conversations with Kevin, we appreciated his entrepreneurial spirit, his enthusiasm for conservative solutions, and the different perspective he’ll bring as a D.C. outsider,” said Heritage Chairman Barb Van Andel-Gaby. “He’s closely plugged into the broader conservative movement and shares our belief that Heritage must lead not only conservatives—but America—with a positive vision for the future.” Former Vice President Mike Pence, a distinguished visiting fellow at...
    Kamala Harris was bashed as 'anti-American' for her remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of the country being founded by European settlers arriving 500 years ago. 'One of the most anti-American administrations in the world currently resides in the White House,' the director at the conservative Heritage Foundation's Center for Freedom, Nile Gardiner, wrote on Twitter in response to the vice president's comments. 'Kamala Harris is practically writing the talking points for Beijing, Moscow, Tehran and every enemy of the free world,' he accused. The Senior Editor-at-Large for far-right news website Breitbart, Joel Pollak, questioned: 'Why govern a country you hate?' 'America is going down the drain and that inept imbecile talks about the past instead of the current grave problems affecting the Nation,' one Twitter user blasted. 'Another vile attempt to further divide this country,' they continued. 'Worst administration ever!' Vice President Kamala Harris received backlash for her day-after Columbus Day remarks vowing to address the 'shameful past' of America being founded by white European settlers A director at the Heritage Foundation said Harris' remark were  indicative of...
    The White House passed the buck to YouTube after backlash ensued for Vice President Kamala Harris' awkward performance alongside child actors in a video promoting kids' interest in space. According to a White House official, the vice president's office did not select the children involved in the YouTube special Get Curious with Vice President Harris, a series focused on getting kids interested in space. Harris was tasked in May with leading the Cabinet-level National Space Council. The same few days Harris was shooting the video at the Naval Observatory, the Taliban was beginning to take over Afghanistan and the southern border was being flooded with illegal immigrants. Questions have emerged over whether taxpayer dollars were used to fund the video and pay the children actors who appeared alongside the vice president.  The head of Entertainment Communications at YouTube did not immediately answer a DailyMail.com call requesting comment on the series. The video, which has received a slew of criticism ranging from the vice president's mannerisms to the fact the children were hired actors, was shot at Harris' residence from August...
    John VanderlynPortrait of Aaron BurrYou may have missed the memorials but a couple weeks ago was the 185th anniversary of the death of my family’s only vice president, Aaron Burr. He’s a first cousin on my mother’s side, eight or nine times removed. Since the nation’s population was only 5.3 million when Burr held the job from 1801-1805 during Jefferson’s first presidential term, one could say being elected VP at the time was no big deal. Since only a small fraction of adults were able to vote, it’s probably harder to be elected Minnesota’s state auditor now than it was to be elected to the nation’s No. 2  job in 1800. Nevertheless —  at least in part since my family has no claim to other illustrious vice presidents like Schuyler Colfax, Garret Hobart, Alben Barkley or even Mike Pence — for years I’ve bragged up and defended Burr. It hasn’t always been easy. Because he shot Alexander Hamilton in their famous, legal-in-New Jersey, duel, Burr has been seen for over two centuries as one of the few villains among our...
    Former Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceBiden calls for international cooperation, but how to cooperate with China? Pence says he's spoken to Trump 'about a dozen times' since inauguration Echo chamber update: What you missed if you live in a bubble MORE suggested during an interview Monday evening that national media outlets are placing increased emphasis on the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as part of an agenda to "distract" from what he described as "failed" policy objectives of President BidenJoe BidenTop US and Israeli security officials to discuss Iran, Palestinians in Washington On The Money — Presented by NRHC — Biden plays debt limit hardball with McConnell Highway bill's long and winding road MORE.   "I know the media wants to distract from the Biden administration's failed agenda by focusing on one day in January," Pence told Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGrisham: Graham 'was using Trump to mop up the freebies like there was no tomorrow' Advisers telling Trump to wait to announce 2024 campaign: report Grisham says it was 'mistake' to work for Trump MORE.  “They want...
    (CNN)Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday he would retire rather than run for vice president next year, in a surprise move that sparked speculation over his political future, according to the Philippines News Agency (PNA).Duterte, 76, is barred by the Philippine Constitution from seeking a second term after his six years in office, but he said last month that he would campaign for vice president in the upcoming election in May. His plan to pursue the largely ceremonial post was criticized by rivals and many Filipinos as an attempt to maintain his political power and avoid potential legal action at home or abroad.But on Saturday, Duterte accompanied his longtime aide, Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, as he submitted papers to register for the vice presidential ticket in Pasay City. International court backs probe into Philippines war on drugs"The universal sentiment of the Filipino has been reflected in the different surveys and in many forums, caucuses, and meetings to discuss what should I do in my life," Duterte said, referring to opinion polls that suggested the public opposed his plan,...
    That night, the report added, a representative for the show allegedly gave Harris' office the "all clear" to move forward with the Friday taping. "After it was suddenly revealed Friday morning that was not the case, Harris' team was left puzzled and seeking answers about what happened," the report continued. Harris also reportedly learned of the hosts' purported positive result in real time along with Hostin and Navarro themselves. "Hosts on 'The View' are regularly tested for COVID-19 at least twice each week, people familiar with the matter told CNN," the report continued. "But to satisfy the requirement put in place by Harris' office, each of 'The View' hosts underwent an expedited PCR test in the afternoon following Thursday's shows, one of the people said." "The View," Harris' office reportedly said, has not been forthcoming with the vice president or her office, purportedly leaving Harris' staff "deeply concerned" over how the situation evolved and quickly deteriorated. A spokesperson for both ABC and "The View" declined to comment when reached by CNN for a statement on...
    Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin on the set of ABC's The View.Jeff Neira | Disney General Entertainment Content | Getty Images Two hosts of ABC's "The View" tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday moments before a sit-down interview with Vice President Kamala Harris.  Host Sunny Hostin and guest host Ana Navarro are fully vaccinated and contracted breakthrough cases of the virus, co-host Joy Behar announced on air after they were ushered off the set and the program went to an impromptu commercial break.  Harris, who had flown to New York on Friday morning, did not make contact with the hosts before the show, a White House official told NBC News. She conducted her interview remotely in a different ABC studio.  Harris didn't isolate after "The View" appearance and will follow her schedule as planned, spokeswoman Sabrina Singh said. "No matter how hard we try, these things happen," Behar said on air. "They'll be OK, I'm sure, because they're both vaccinated up the wazoo." Harris eventually appeared in a virtual interview with Behar at around 11:50 a.m. ET after being expected...
    One of the most important lessons of the 2020 election is just how easy it would be for someone with a little bit more savvy to upend the constitution and prevent the peaceful transfer of power in the future. Democracies don't always crumble as a result of violent revolution. It's often done by manipulating the law and using intimidation to ensure compliance. The most famous example is the German Enabling Act of 1933, also known as The Law to Remedy the Distress of the People and the Reich. That law allowed Adolph Hitler to enact other laws, including ones that violated the Weimar Constitution, without the approval of either parliament or Reich President Paul von Hindenburg, effectively making Hitler a dictator. Through some adroit maneuvering and the detention of certain members of the Parliament, he was able to gain the two-thirds majority required and the courts all went along with it. The rest, as they say, is history. Donald Trump is no Hitler, of course. He is not that clever. But he does have some of the same impulses, particularly...
    On Tuesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said he has not talked to Vice President Kamala Harris about the border. Host Hugh Hewitt asked, “First question, governor, has the vice president called you recently about the Arizona border?” Ducey answered, “I have not talked to the vice president. I’ve asked her to come to the Arizona border, along with the secretary of Homeland Security. And if the vice president is looking for the root causes of what’s happening, she needs to look no further than the Oval Office. This is a change in policies from the Trump/Pence administration.” Hewitt then asked, “How often has Vice President Harris, with authority delegated to her by the president to control the border, how many times has she called you?” Ducey responded, “She’s not called me once. She was the worst possible choice to be the border czar. She’s shown no level of seriousness on this issue throughout her entire career.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
    NEW YORK -- Vice President Kamala Harris will visit "The View" studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show - but her first as vice president. She'll answer questions about the pandemic, Afghanistan and other topics.Harris appeared three times on the ABC talk show - all remotely due to COVID -during the 2020 presidential campaign.Barack Obama is the only president to appear while in office on the show, a popular conduit to women voters, and he did it three times. Harris' boss, Joe Biden, was the only sitting vice president to be on the show.Harris will be questioned by "The View" crew of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro.Harris won't face a conservative panelist, following Meghan McCain's departure from "The View" this summer. The show is trying out potential replacements, but none is scheduled for Friday.Watch Vice President Kamala Harris on "The View" Friday at 11 ET | 10 CT/PTEvery episode of ABC's award-winning talk show "The View" is now available as a podcast. Listen and subscribe for free on Apple...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris will visit “The View” studio on Friday for her sixth appearance on the daytime chat show — but her first as vice president. She’ll answer questions about the pandemic, Afghanistan and other topics. Harris appeared three times on the ABC talk show — all remotely due to COVID —during the 2020 presidential campaign. Barack Obama is the only president to appear while in office on the show, a popular conduit to women voters, and he did it three times. Harris’ boss, Joe Biden, was the only sitting vice president to be on the show. Harris will be questioned by “The View” crew of Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro. Harris won’t face a conservative panelist, following Meghan McCain’s departure from “The View” this summer. The show is trying out potential replacements, but none is scheduled for Friday. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    To view past editions of The Hill's 12:30 Report, click here: http://bit.ly/1M1mIfw To receive The Hill's 12:30 Report in your inbox, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1Tt4hqN   --> A midday take on what's happening in politics and how to have a sense of humor about it.* *Ha. Haha. Hahah. Sniff. Haha. Sniff. Ha--breaks down crying hysterically.   IN THE WHITE HOUSE Joe: I will turn this car around!!!: via GIPHY   A frustrated President BidenJoe BidenKentucky state lawmakers vote to scrap school mask mandate Arkansas governor pushes back against Biden's vaccine mandate RNC vows to sue over Biden vaccine, testing mandate MORE expressed frustration yesterday for the pandemic furthered by unvaccinated Americans, announcing a series of aggressive steps to curb the spread of the delta variant. WHAT TO KNOW FROM BIDEN’S ANNOUNCEMENT: Biden will require private employers to up their mandates: Biden announced a new rule that will require all employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID vaccine or weekly testing. https://bit.ly/3zb7Rzz  The fingers are pointing: Biden blamed unvaccinated Americans for exacerbating the coronavirus pandemic. https://bit.ly/3E784XW=  ^ And Biden specifically blamed some elected officials: “We...
    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. —  Gov. Gavin Newsom received a boost from a familiar face Wednesday when his longtime political ally Vice President Kamala Harris returned to the Bay Area to campaign for him against the GOP-led recall. “They wouldn’t be trying to recall him but for the fact that he has always stood for reproductive rights,” Harris said. “They wouldn’t be trying to recall him except they know he stands for our Dreamers and our farmworkers.” “This is why they are putting in so many resources and time to take out Gavin Newsom.” Harris is the latest in a series of high-profile national Democrats to join Newsom as he launches a full court press against Larry Elder, anti-vaccination activists and Trump supporters on the campaign trail and in television ads in the final days before the Sept. 14 election. Similar to appearances by U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar over Labor Day weekend and a recent anti-recall ad by Bernie Sanders, Harris’ visit to San Leandro was intended to turn out voters and show unity from all corners...
    Jakarta – Before the Indonesian government tried to mediate between the warring factions in Afghanistan, the Nahdat al-Ulama Executive Committee (PPNU) had already held talks with groups in Afghanistan. PPNU General President Prof. DR KH Akhil Siroj said, “Azad Saeed Ali, PPNU Vice President since 2010, has been the Vice President of the National Intelligence Agency (PIN). Tedicom, Monday (6/9/2021). At least seven groups of Afghan clerics, including those associated with the Taliban, met at the Borobudur Hotel in Jakarta. At first, of course, they were reluctant to meet and sit at the same table. PPNU executives had to force each other out of their room. “It was very hard, but it worked. Everyone gathered at the same table. As a result, there was little attitude and a relationship started,” he said. The second meeting continued in Kabul, Afghanistan. Several PPNU executives flew in there, but KH Side Akhil did not participate as there were other functions. One of the results of the meeting in Kabul was the acceptance of NU students from Afghanistan to study...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Vice President Kamala Harris will campaign for Governor Gavin Newsom this Wednesday in the Bay Area, ABC7 news has learned on Saturday.Harris was supposed to hit the trail with Newsom a couple of weeks ago, but the attack on the airport in Kabul led to her scrapping those plans to stay in Washington. New: VP @KamalaHarris will campaign with @GavinNewsom in the Bay Area on Wednesday, per a spokesperson for Newsom.Harris had canceled her previously scheduled appearance in Daly City due to the situation in Afghanistan.— Liz Kreutz (@ABCLiz) September 4, 2021RELATED: Newsom says President Biden, Vice President Harris to campaign in California in 'matter of weeks'No details other than the date have been revealed about her upcoming visit.
    Amrullah Saleh, 48, is the former vice president of Afghanistan, who escaped Kabul as the Taliban advanced to join Ahmad Massoud and the National Resistance Front in the Panjshir Valley. The remote, 70 mile long valley, bordered by high mountains, is a geographical stronghold and the last province in Afghanistan to hold out against the Taliban. After peace negotiations failed, battle has now been joined with each side claiming territorial gains and heavy casualties in the past 48 hours. In a courageous and moving dispatch from the frontline, Saleh - whose leader, President Ashraf Ghani, fled Kabul for the UAE - reveals his anger at Afghanistan's betrayal by America but urges the West not to abandon his beloved nation. Yesterday I attended the burial ceremony of two of the best commanders I ever knew who were killed last night.  The fighting here is heavy now, with casualties on both sides. The Taliban are using American munitions against us and Blackhawk helicopters are being flown in to reinforce their attacks. I did not speak at the funeral, but others did. And...
    SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) — Bay Area and state officials lambasted both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Texas state government after the high court declined to approve an emergency petition to stop a Texas law banning abortions six weeks or more after conception. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the law, Senate Bill 8, in May, but it went into effect Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. local time. READ MORE: COVID: Sonoma County Correctional Lieutenant Dies From Virus Complications Late Wednesday night, the court issued a 5-4 ruling, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court’s three liberal justices in the minority, declining to rule on the petition, which was filed by Texas abortion clinics. The court could still strike the law down in the coming days as unconstitutional, but abortion rights activists expressed skepticism that the court would do so after letting the law go into effect in the first place. The law effectively overwrites the precedent set in 1973 by the court’s ruling in the case of Roe v. Wade by preventing pregnant people from seeking an abortion after their...
    Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday surprised some viewers when she asked House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy why he had not used the power of the 25th Amendment to remove President Joe Biden from office. "Will you lead drawing up articles of impeachment? Will you look at the 25th Amendment?" Bartiromo asked. "What are your plans in terms of leadership as we are in this incredible moment of time?" For his part, McCarthy said that his current focus was on "getting every American out" of Afghanistan. "When we get beyond that point, we're going to collect all the data and we have a constitutional responsibility to hold people accountable," the GOP leader said. "And we will take it wherever the facts bring that forward. If that's the case, we will move forward." McCarthy, however, has no power to remove Biden under the 25th Amendment. The amendment instead allows the vice president and a majority of members of the cabinet to temporarily transfer power to the vice president if the president is incapacitated. Watch the video below from Fox News....
    NEW YORK CITY -- The images of September 11, 2001, are seared into our memory, the moments broadcast live to the world.Now, on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we hear from the WABC-TV Eyewitness News journalists who were there, in the streets, in the air, and in the newsroom, reporting on the events as the tragedy unfolded, capturing the unforgettable video of that day, and risking their lives to tell the world what was happening.What began as a local news breaker on a clear blue-sky morning in lower Manhattan soon became one of the darkest days in American history, and a new, hour-long streaming special, 'Eyewitness to 9/11: Behind the Lens', documents the heart-pounding, moment-by-moment response of the Eyewitness News team at WABC-TV, with never-before-seen footage from that day and dozens of powerful interviews that resonate with raw emotion."Doing my job and documenting it pays tribute to the people who actually never survived," said WABC-TV photojournalist Glenn Mayrose.The special takes viewers "behind the lens" of 9/11 to tell untold stories of those who were on the frontlines of newsgathering --...
    With packed airplanes leaving Kabul as the United States hurtles toward the Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan, Vice President Kamala Harris dispensed Christmas shopping advice from a great distance. "The stories that we are now hearing about the caution that if you want to have Christmas toys for your children it might be the time to start buying them because the delay may be many, many months," Harris warned during a roundtable discussion in Singapore earlier this week. She opened her speech on the strategic importance of the Indo-Pacific region, with references to the situation in Afghanistan — “We are laser-focused on the task at hand,” she said of efforts to evacuate Americans and allies — but focused on Southeast Asia. “At the same time, it is also imperative that as we address developments in one region, we continue to advance our interests in other regions, including this region,” Harris said on Tuesday. ONCE A POINT OF AGREEMENT, BIDEN AND TRUMP TRADE BLAME ON AFGHANISTAN Aside from her claim to be the last person in the...
    The Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, promised on Monday a “lasting commitment” of her country in Asia, at a time when the situation in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of foreign troops, provokes fears in other Washington allies. “Our government has a lasting commitment in Singapore, in Southeast Asia and in the Indo-Pacific region,” assured Harris from Singapore, on a short tour of Southeast Asia that will also take her to Vietnam. “The reason I’m here is because the United States is a world leader and we take this seriously,” Harris said at a news conference. The vice president’s trip coincides with the fall of Afghanistan at the hands of the taliban and the desperate images of thousands of Afghans trying to flee from Kabul airport. This has tarnished the image of the United States as a superpower and increased suspicion in other Asian countries that have long relied on its military support for their security. Harris did not respond to questions about a loss of credibility, merely explaining that the priority was “to evacuate American citizens, Afghans...
    Kamala Harris on Friday night flew to Singapore to begin an Asia trip that will see her away from Washington DC for a week, in the midst of the biggest crisis to hit the Biden presidency so far.  As she left the city for her second international trip as vice president, Harris, 56, insisted that the administration remained focused on Afghanistan, despite criticism over her absence from public view all week.  'We couldn't have a higher priority right now,' she said. 'And a particular high priority is making sure that we safely evacuate American citizens, Afghans who worked for them, Afghans at risk - including women and children.  'And that is one of our highest, if not the highest, priority right now.  'And it's a big area of focus for me in the past days and weeks, and will continue to be.' Kamala Harris spoke to reporters on Friday night as she prepared to board her plane and depart Washington DC for Singapore. She insisted that the Biden administration had 'no higher priority' than the evacuations from Afghanistan and...
    Kamala Harris will be at Joe Biden's side for his Afghanistan speech today amid pressure from feminist groups and others to speak out about the increased threat to Afghan women and girls, as she readies to embark Friday on a southeast Asian tour aimed at reassuring allies of American resolve following the chaotic end of a two-decade war. It will be the first time she's seen at a public engagement with Biden since August 10, after the White House released a photo of her at his side in the situation room on August 18.  Harris is the first female and minority vice president - just this fact has led to some criticism that Harris should be more vocal about helping women and children fleeing Afghanistan as the Taliban is historically bad for women's rights.  'Kamala's silence on protecting Afghan women and children is deafening,' Georgia Rep. Jody Hice wrote on Twitter Wednesday.  A Rhode Island congressional candidate similarly blasted her on the site, writing 'Vice President Harris, you will not be able to save the women and young girls who will brutalized...
    Kamala Harris's standing among likely voters is falling as 55 per cent reveal they do not think the vice president is qualified to run the nation as she appears for the first time publicly in six days in pre-recorded remarks for a black journalism conference. When likely voters were asked in a Rasmussen Reports poll released Thursday if Harris is ready to be U.S. president, 47 per cent said she is 'not at all qualified' while 8 per cent said she's 'not qualified.' Only 14 per cent of the 1,000 polled between August 12-15 said she is 'qualified' and another 29 per cent said she is 'very qualified' to run the nation. The latest is down from her April standing, when 49 per cent of respondents said the vice president was qualified to become president. It also comes as questions emerged over Harris' role in the chaotic and bungled U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has garnered massive criticism from Democrats and Republicans. Harris boasted she was the 'last one in the room' with President Joe Biden before he made...