The senator from Illinois shares the occasionally harrowing, never boring story of her barrier-breaking life in a new memoir, “Every Day Is a Gift.”
Senators Tammy Duckworth and Mazie Hirono said they would support only “diversity candidates” until President Biden addressed the dearth of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in his administration.
The Joint Chiefs of Staff told the United States’ armed forces to defend the Constitution and reject extremism in a memo that condemned last week’s violence.
Veterans are in a similar situation, hunger advocates and service organizations have found.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.
Republican senators accused the leaders of Twitter, Facebook and Google of censorship. Democrats denounced that as posturing.
Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.
Despite their disparate backgrounds, the Illinois Democrat has carved out a public life most evocative of the man she could join on the presidential ticket.
Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.
He’s not listening to Twitter. So who does have the candidate’s ear?
The senator from Illinois joins the podcast to talk about Tucker Carlson, the vice presidency and parenting in a pandemic.
Ms. Duckworth, an Illinois senator who is Thai-American and lost both legs fighting in Iraq, has been the target of two nights of attacks from the Fox News host; some were amplified by President Trump.
She, more than anyone, can get under Trump’s skin.
A large majority of voters say race should not be a factor in his decision, and none of the best-known candidates has emerged as a favorite.
The Biden campaign is vetting Ms. Duckworth, a senator and a veteran with a compelling life story, as a potential running mate. “I can push back against Trump in a way others can’t,” she says.
Plus, a Supreme Court mystery.
Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.
The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.