With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

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Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Abbott Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

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Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

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Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.

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Wonking Out: Economic Nationalism, Biden-Style

China is the new Japan, and chips are the new chips.

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Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

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Guatemala Is America’s Best Chance to Fix the Immigration Problem

Is the Mayan vision of a full, plentiful and dignified life finally within reach for all its citizens?

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In Guatemala, Harris Tells Undocumented to Stay Away From U.S. Border

In her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris promoted economic development and anti-corruption efforts, trying to stem the northward flow of migrants.

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Kamala Harris, in Guatemala, Discusses Plan to Deter Migrants

Vice President Kamala Harris detailed efforts to combat trafficking and corruption in order to deter northward migration.

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U.S. Aid to Central America Hasn’t Slowed Migration. Can Kamala Harris?

A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanding aid programs have failed to stem migration.

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Kamala Harris Can’t Win

Her role is fraught. Her detractors are ferocious.

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Kamala Harris and a High-Risk, High-Reward Presidential Résumé

For the vice president, another run at the Oval Office is a near certainty. How her current responsibilities help or hurt that bid is an open question.

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VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Biden, Facing July 4 Deadline, Rallies Nation With Vaccination Incentives

President Biden announced a get-out-the-vote-style plan to meet his goal of partly vaccinating at least 70 percent of Americans by July 4, including offers of free child care, free sports tickets and free beer.

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Biden Assigns Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Biden Assigns Kamala Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Kamala Harris to Lead Democrats in Pushing for Voting Rights Bill in Congress

While central to President Biden’s legacy, it is yet another tough challenge that Vice President Kamala Harris must tackle.

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Biden Recognizes Pride Month, Vowing to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The official recognition is a turnabout from the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who refused to acknowledge the celebration.

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At Naval Academy Graduation, Harris to Focus on Strengthening a ‘Fragile’ World

Vice President Kamala Harris, the school’s first female commencement speaker, is expected to use her speech to address some of the Biden administration’s most urgent challenges.

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Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details

As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

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Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure

The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

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‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works’

In his first address to Congress, President Biden made a case for vastly expanding the role of government — and taxing the wealthiest to pay for it.

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4 Takeaways From Biden’s Address to Congress

President Biden struck a hopeful tone on the pandemic, and history was made with two women on the dais.

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With Cameras Rolling, an Uneasy and Isolated Capitol Receives Biden

Under the cloud of a pandemic and an insurrection, a locked-down Capitol provided an unusual backdrop for President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

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Harris and Pelosi Are First Women Behind a President at Joint Session

President Biden is delivering his speech while standing in front of two women — Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California.

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What’s in Biden’s Spending Plan: Free Preschool and National Paid Leave

President Biden’s latest proposal is funded by raising taxes on wealthier Americans, and it is likely to encounter Republican resistance for that reason.

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Kamala Harris and Jill Biden’s First 100 Days of Style

Kamala Harris doesn’t want to talk about clothes. Neither does Jill Biden. You can understand why. But lots of people still want to know what they are wearing.

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New York Post Reporter Who Wrote False Kamala Harris Story Resigns

The front-page article in the Murdoch tabloid claimed that copies of a children’s book by the vice president were given to migrant children as part of a “welcome kit.”

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Biden Forms Task Force to Explore Ways to Help Labor

The group will issue recommendations on how the government can use existing authority to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.

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Biden Calls Chauvin Verdict a ‘Much Too Rare’ Moment of Justice

President Biden has been outspoken about George Floyd’s death, and on Tuesday he called it “murder in full light of day.”

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White House Border Coordinator to Step Down

Roberta S. Jacobson’s departure comes amid the administration’s efforts to reduce the flow of immigration from Central America.

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Harris Is Moving Into Newly Renovated Official Residence

The vice president had been living temporarily in Blair House while Number One Observatory Circle underwent repairs.

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White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control

A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was considering steps it could take without legislation.

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Harris Visits Florida to Sell Stimulus Package in a Republican-Led State

The vice president urged Americans to get vaccinated and promoted programs like food assistance as the administration seeks to build public support amid partisan divisions in Washington.

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Confronting Violence Against Asians, Biden Says That ‘We Cannot Be Complicit’

Vice President Kamala Harris joined the president in forcefully condemning the killings in Atlanta. “Racism is real in America, and it has always been,” she said.

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Five Who Used Marijuana in Past Will Exit White House, Calling New Guidelines Into Question

The episode highlighted how murky new guidelines toward past use are, particularly for a White House that has pledged to embrace progressive positions.

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Deb Haaland Makes History, and Dresses for It

When she took her oath of office, the first Native American cabinet secretary also took a stance for self-expression.

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A New Kind of Political Spouse Arrives in Washington

From the second gentleman to the first openly gay cabinet husband, a small club of political spouses is challenging conventional ideas of high-powered relationships.

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With Demise of Wage Increase, Biden and Democrats Face Progressive Ire

President Biden and top Democrats are working to ensure that frustration over the exclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus plan does not overshadow the success of the package.

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Kamala Harris: Women Leaving Work Force During Pandemic Is a ‘National Emergency’

“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.”

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In First Pentagon Visit as President, Biden Praises Black Americans Serving in Military

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.

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Biden Wants Harris to Have a Major Role. What It Is Hasn’t Been Defined.

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.

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How Kamala Harris Rose — and Rose

“Kamala’s Way” is the story of Harris’s dramatic political career, as told by the longtime California journalist Dan Morain.

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Doug Emhoff and the Opportunity of the Second Gentleman

As the country’s first male vice-presidential spouse, Doug Emhoff can model a masculinity that embraces support.

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In Biden’s White House, Masks, Closed Doors and Empty Halls

The West Wing has become a different place in an administration serious about Covid restrictions.

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Historical Montages as Black Culture, Pride and Folkore

The cut-and-paste montages of Black historical figures watching over successful Black Americans serve as folklore to a community clinging to their heroes.

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Why Kamala Harris Is a Star of the N.Y.C Mayor’s Race

The candidates are competing over who can best capture Washington’s attention and assistance as New York navigates its recovery from the pandemic.

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What Kamala Harris Means For Girls

Feeling things is an act of bravery.

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After Biden’s Inauguration: Pride and Relief

Readers felt uplifted by the inauguration ceremony. One described his “renewed appreciation of American democracy and the rituals that celebrate it.”

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