Kamala Harris Isn’t Being Helped by Joe Biden

Harris is a historic but inexperienced vice president, struggling at times, and she is not being helped by her boss, despite being his heir apparent.

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An Iowa County Chooses to Be Named for a Black Professor, Not a Slaveowner

Johnson County selected Lulu Merle Johnson, a Black educator and historian, as its official eponym, replacing Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth U.S. vice president.

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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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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 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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Amy Klobuchar: I Learned 2 Things From My First Job With Walter Mondale

The vice president was my role model — and my friend.

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Jimmy Carter Leads Tributes to Walter Mondale

The 42nd vice president, who died Monday at 93, was recalled for his collaborative role in the Carter administration and his liberal advocacy.

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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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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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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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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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Doug Emhoff Becomes First Second Gentleman

Vice President Kamala Harris’s husband has to define the job to suit himself — and to alter perceptions of the high-profile political spouse.

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For Kamala Harris, an Influential Voice and a Decisive Vote

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.

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Do You Know Where the Vice President Lives?

Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff, will reside at Number One Observatory Circle, renewing a spotlight on an often-overlooked Washington address.

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Kamala Harris Will Make History. So Will Her ‘Big, Blended’ Family.

Stepkids. Nieces. A doting husband. His ex-wife. What the Harris-Emhoffs can show the country.

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Mike Pence Reached His Limit With Trump. It Wasn’t Pretty.

After four years of tongue-biting silence that critics say enabled the president’s worst instincts, the vice president would not yield to the pressure and name-calling from his boss.

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Four Women Who Will Handle the Media in the Biden White House

President-elect Joe Biden is entering office with the stated intent of restoring credibility to government — and to the White House briefing room.

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No, it isn’t unusual that Kamala Harris is still in the Senate.

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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Largely Out of Sight in Washington, Kamala Harris Preps for White House

Ms. Harris has barely appeared on the public radar since her acceptance speech last Saturday in Wilmington, Del., where she declared “a new day for America.”

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Before Kamala Harris, This Vice President Broke a Racial Barrier

Charles Curtis, who served as vice president from 1929 to 1933, grew up in part on Kanza land and spoke proudly of his Native American ancestry.

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U.S. Election Results Are Welcomed in Canada

Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Kamala Harris both have warm ties to Canada, and are more in line with Canadian views on issues like climate change.

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‘It’s a Big Deal’: TV Coverage Notes Magnitude of Kamala Harris Victory

On Fox News, Donna Brazile recalled that her mother and grandmother could not vote. “Just scoot over and let women also share in the leadership of this country,” she said.

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Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice President

Ms. Harris, the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father, has risen higher in the country’s leadership than any woman ever before her.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Who Do You Think Won the Debate: Harris or Pence?

The vice-presidential candidates are done talking … for the moment. Now it’s your turn.

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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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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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Mike Pence Brought Conservatives Home. What If They Don’t Need Him Anymore?

Evangelical Christians were drawn to the vice president because he shared their values. But Trump’s style has made defiance of political norms, not a Pence specialty, seem appealing.

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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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