By Calling Climate Change ‘Controversial,’ Barrett Created Controversy

Judge Amy Coney Barrett refused to answer numerous questions, but it was her avoidance of acknowledging climate change that particularly resonated.

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Harris’s New Strategy: A Hearing Appearance That Doesn’t Make Waves

Her measured performance reflects the way many Democrats view the battle for the Supreme Court: a fight they will lose in service of one they might win.

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How Kamala Harris Has Approached the Amy Coney Barrett Hearings

Her measured performance reflects the way many Democrats view the battle for the Supreme Court: a fight they will lose in service of one they might win.

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Biden Sees Overwhelming Support From Indian-Americans, New Poll Shows

Kamala Harris has had a galvanizing effect on Indian-American voters — but she’s not the only reason they support the Democratic ticket.

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Why ‘Supermom’ Gets Star Billing on Résumés for Public Office

Judge Barrett and Senator Harris negotiate America’s freighted expectations for women.

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What Kamala Harris Learned About Power at Howard

As a college student, she wanted to have an impact. The answer she landed on — working inside institutions — set her on the path to the vice-presidential nomination.

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How Joe Biden Became the Unlikeliest of Online Fund-Raising Superstars

Four inflection points transformed Mr. Biden from a pauper during the primaries to a powerhouse against President Trump.

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Who Is That Masked Man?

The president is not the only one adjusting to a new political reality.

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Supreme Court Hearing Presents a Big Stage, and Big Risks, for Harris

Though a junior member of the panel, the vice-presidential contender will draw heightened scrutiny as the Senate Judiciary Committee takes up Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.

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These Are The 4 Tricky Issues for the Biden-Harris 2020 Election Ticket

The campaign has learned it’s not always easy appealing to progressives in the party and moderates in the broader electorate.

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Kamala Harris Should Grill Amy Coney Barrett

Senate Democrats would be wise to let Joe Biden’s running mate lead their questioning at the nominee’s confirmation hearing.

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Kamala Harris’s ‘Canadian Dream’

The Democratic nominee for vice president grew up in the same Montreal neighborhood where a Times reporter lived. He reflects on how Canada helped shape her.

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Kamala Harris and the ‘Double Bind’ of Racism and Sexism

Reactions to her debate performance show not only the bias that women and people of color face, but the fact that for women of color, that bias is more than the sum of its parts.

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Court Packing Can Be an Instrument of Justice

If Republicans replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg with Amy Coney Barrett, they should pay a price.

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Jimmy Fallon Riffs on Mike Pence’s Fly and Pink Eye

“He’s the head of the coronavirus task force. Not really a great look when you’re covered in bugs and bleeding out of your eye,” Fallon said on Thursday.

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A Trump-Pence Strategy on the Virus: Interrupt, Distract, Change the Subject

The White House’s approach to avoiding accountability for its record is becoming clearer than ever, and it was on display as Mike Pence faced Kamala Harris.

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What We Learned From the Vice-Presidential Debate

There was a lot to glean from what the candidates said — and what they didn’t.

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Kamala Harris Knows How to Win Elections

Make a sharp shift to the center.

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Critiques of the Pence-Harris Debate

Readers were annoyed by evasive answers and the inability of the moderator to control the debate, yet again.

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The Kamala Harris-Mike Pence Debate: ‘Never Has Something So Boring Been So Appreciated’

Readers were relieved to see a return to normalcy at the vice-presidential debate.

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A Debate Full of Divides, Some Visible, Some Transparent

The pandemic took up only a few questions at the Pence-Harris vice-presidential debate. But it was everywhere.

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Mike Pence, Kamala Harris and the Fly

It was a night of somber, serious suits and signals for both Kamala Harris and Mike Pence. Then the bug arrived.

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Oh, the Memories of Normal Debates

Remember when debates were staid, uneventful and just kind of boring? In many respects, last night’s vice-presidential matchup seemed like a blast from the past.

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A Recap of the Vice Presidential Debate

The face-off between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence stood in contrast to last week’s chaotic presidential clash.

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The Standout Video Moments of the Vice-Presidential Debate

The vice-presidential matchup, far less combative than its presidential predecessor the week before, was marked by flashes of tension and political chess moves.

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Kamala Harris and Mike Pence’s Debate: ‘Most Bizarre Moment Was the Fly’

How the vice-presidential showdown looked to Times Opinion writers.

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Late Night Buzzes Over Mike Pence’s Fly

Jimmy Kimmel, noting that the fly stayed on the vice president’s head for a prolonged period during the debate, joked, “Technically, that fly is now his running mate.”

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What We Learned from the Mike Pence vs Kamala Harris Debate

Kamala Harris tried to make it about Trump and Mike Pence tried to make it about the economy, but in the end, a fly generated most of the buzz.

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Mike Pence, Peerless Trump Defender, Confronts His Limits in Debate

During an orderly debate, the vice president deflected criticism of the Trump administration’s pandemic response, something Kamala Harris said “clearly” hasn’t worked.

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The Fly on Pence’s Head, Memes and Tweets from the Vice Presidential Debate

What animated social media during the debate between Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence? It was a fly, mostly.

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Coronavirus Takes Debate Center Stage as Pence, Harris Skirmish

Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Kamala Harris met in a face-off that was more civil than the unruly presidential event but featured sharp exchanges over the virus, China policy, job creation and health care.

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What Are the Rules for the VP Debate Tonight?

This year’s vice-presidential contest has featured more controversy than usual over the seating arrangements.

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Kamala Harris vs Mike Pence Debate: What To Know

Mr. Pence will probably be pressed to defend President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, and his own actions as well. Ms. Harris will have to defend not just her record, but also Joe Biden’s.

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Likability, Authenticity, Smiles: The Debate Tightrope for Kamala Harris

After a disastrous first presidential debate, all eyes will be on a vice-presidential debate that’s rife with gendered and racial challenges.

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Plexiglass Barriers Won’t Stop the Virus at the Debate, Experts Warn

The measures taken to protect Mike Pence, Kamala Harris and others will not prevent airborne transmission, the greatest threat in this setting.

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Today’s Presidential Polls Ahead of Vice Presidential Debate

From the coronavirus response to the easing of restrictions, here’s what voters think of the issues that could surface during the V.P. face-off.

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A Full Guide to the Kamala Harris vs Mike Pence Debate

Mr. Pence will probably be pressed to defend President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, and his own actions as well. Ms. Harris will have to defend not just her record, but also Joe Biden’s.

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After Resistance, Mike Pence Accepts Use of Plexiglass Barriers at Debate

The vice president’s team objected to the safety measure, but later acquiesced. An aide to Senator Kamala Harris criticized her opponent’s dismissal of the need for dividers.

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In-Person Debates Are Too Dangerous. Cancel Them.

There’s no reason they can’t be virtual.

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Tim Kaine on What It’s Like to Debate Mike Pence

Mr. Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s running mate in 2016, spoke to The Times about what lies ahead for Senator Kamala Harris at Wednesday’s V.P. debate.

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Kamala Harris and the Push to Cut Hosptal Bills in California

She took on the drug and hospital industry as California attorney general, seeking consumer relief from anti-competitive pricing.

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Kamala Harris’s Doubleheader: A Debate and Hearings With Sky-High Stakes

She is viewed as a gifted cross-examiner whose instincts for televised verbal combat are one of her greatest political strengths, but this is a new challenge.

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The Pence-Harris V.P. Debate Now Has Big Consequences

Vice-presidential debates can often be afterthoughts in a presidential race. But with President Trump in the hospital, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will now face an unusual amount of scrutiny, and a tricky balancing act.

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Kamala Harris, a Disco-Dancing Teenager, Yearned for Home in Canada

Senator Harris spent her adolescent years in Canada. Friends say being a California girl at a multicultural public high school in Montreal helped shape her.

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With President in the Hospital, a V.P. Debate Takes On Outsize Import

Vice-presidential debates can often be afterthoughts in a presidential race, but Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will now face an unusual amount of scrutiny, and a tricky balancing act in dealing with the virus.

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Democrats Mount an All-Out Effort to Get Detroit to Vote

Urgently trying to avoid a repeat of 2016, when Donald Trump won Michigan by a razor-thin margin, Democrats have been focusing on driving up turnout in a city where tens of thousands didn’t vote the last time.

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When Are The Presidential Debates? Full Calendar

Here’s the who, what, when and where for the three matchups between President Trump and Joe Biden and the single vice-presidential debate.

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Meet a Secret Trump Voter

‘Being a lesbian who’s voting for Trump is like coming out of the closet again.’

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There Are Better Ways for Bloomberg to Spend His Money

If he wants to help Joe Biden in Florida, Michael Bloomberg should help re-enfranchise thousands of formerly incarcerated people.

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Housekeepers Face a Disaster Generations in the Making

Ghosted by their employers, members of the profession are facing “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation.”

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