“In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”
With the nation’s first Black vice president and first Black defense secretary at his side, Mr. Biden said that contributions of African-Americans in the military had not always been recognized.
President Biden is rarely seen without Kamala Harris, a tangible result of his efforts to treat her as an equal stakeholder. But for now he does not intend to assign her a specific portfolio.
“Kamala’s Way” is the story of Harris’s dramatic political career, as told by the longtime California journalist Dan Morain.
As the country’s first male vice-presidential spouse, Doug Emhoff can model a masculinity that embraces support.
The West Wing has become a different place in an administration serious about Covid restrictions.
The cut-and-paste montages of Black historical figures watching over successful Black Americans serve as folklore to a community clinging to their heroes.
The candidates are competing over who can best capture Washington’s attention and assistance as New York navigates its recovery from the pandemic.
Feeling things is an act of bravery.
Readers felt uplifted by the inauguration ceremony. One described his “renewed appreciation of American democracy and the rituals that celebrate it.”
It makes a difference when the first member of a group rises to a position of power, political science shows, but it requires “work to sustain it.”
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The president’s address conveyed a message of hope and unity, but making that vision come true will be difficult.
President Biden and his inner circle wanted the ceremony to take place outside the Capitol as usual to show Americans and the world that democracy would endure despite attempts to upend it.
Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband has to define the job to suit himself — and to alter perceptions of the high-profile political spouse.
“I feel lighter,” said a woman in Chicago. For many in an exhausted, divided nation, the inauguration was a sea change, not just a transition.
“Given everything our country has been through at the hands of the former president, this is the first time in four years I can breathe easy,” one reader writes. Others voice similar sentiments.
With a tiebreaking vote in an evenly divided Senate, Ms. Harris may be returning to the Capitol frequently. But her history-making role is likely to include many more responsibilities.
Officer Eugene Goodman has been hailed as a hero on Capitol Hill for preventing the invaders from breaching the Senate chamber during the Jan. 6 assault while senators were still inside.
Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will reside at Number One Observatory Circle, renewing a spotlight on an often-overlooked Washington address.
By Jericho Brown, winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, on the occasion of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Six articles published by our reporters during the campaign illustrate the personal and political arcs of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris through the years.
Two of them made threatening comments toward lawmakers, and one expressed support for President Trump. The others were removed for a wide variety of reasons.
Women across the country are pledging to wear pearls on Inauguration Day to support the country’s first female Vice President-elect.
Events on Wednesday, when Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes the oath of office, will have a more celebratory theme.
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A Zoom interview with Ella and Cole Emhoff.
In an effort to mark a clean break from the Trump era, the president-elect plans to roll out dozens of executive orders in his first 10 days on top of a big stimulus plan and an expansive immigration bill.
Vogue’s editor-in-chief gives an exclusive on the cover and discusses diversity at Condé Nast.
The vice president-elect is on the cover of the U.S. fashion magazine. Many people are not happy with the result.
The inaugural committee did not disclose how much it has raised so far for the event, which is to be scaled down because of the pandemic.
Joe Biden’s inaugural committee suggested the traditional crowd-lined ride down Pennsylvania Avenue would be replaced by a “virtual parade.”
They surged to the polls in 2020 and could help swing the Georgia Senate runoffs. Activists and experts say it is long past time for both Democrats and Republicans to pursue them.
Most experts agree that China will be the driving force behind how India’s relationship with Washington changes in a Biden administration.
Gov. Gavin Newsom of California selected Mr. Padilla to serve the final two years of Ms. Harris’s term. Mr. Padilla will be the first Latino senator to represent the state.
The question of who should be chosen as California’s next senator is a battle between Black and Latino representation.
The president-elect’s allies have begun an ambitious fund-raising campaign for the celebration of his swearing-in. Big donors will get “virtual signed photos” — and a chance to generate good will.
She could be at the forefront of helping a part of America that’s been left behind.
The magazine chose the president-elect and the vice president-elect over frontline health care workers (along with Dr. Anthony S. Fauci), the racial justice movement and President Trump.
In making his picks for the new administration, the president-elect has put a premium on personal relationships.
The House passed sweeping legislation that would decriminalize marijuana and expunge nonviolent marijuana-related convictions. The measure is all but doomed in the Republican-led Senate.
Her chief of staff will be Tina Flournoy, who had the same job with President Bill Clinton after he left office.
President-elect Joe Biden is entering office with the stated intent of restoring credibility to government — and to the White House briefing room.
In the past half century, it has been common for vice president-elects to resign from their previous posts in late December or January.
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Some of the president-elect’s choices for top posts have done work for undisclosed corporate clients and aided a fund that invests in government contractors.
Ten years ago, the Olori Sisterhood was a small-time “political sorority.” Now they’re ready for a seat at the table.
President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is seizing the moment, not to aggressively confront the president he defeated, but to act presidential in his stead.
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