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The history of the women nominated for vice president

The history of the women nominated for vice president

With Joe Biden selecting Kamala Harris, the senator from California becomes just the third woman to be selected as the vice president on a major party ticket and the first Black woman to be nominated. Harris, a woman of Black and South Asian descent, ran for president in 2020 but ended her bid in December.…MORE

Pompeo rebukes senior Democrat in dispute over watchdog firing inquiry

Pompeo rebukes senior Democrat in dispute over watchdog firing inquiry

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rebuked House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel of New York in a lengthy letter following subpoenas issued as part of the Democratic probe into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick. In the letter dated Friday and released by the State Department on Tuesday, Pompeo said the State…MORE

Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, spent career breaking barriers

Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, spent career breaking barriers

Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday became the first Black and South Asian American woman chosen for national office by a major political party, when former Vice President Joe Biden named the moderate former prosecutor to be his running mate this fall. Harris, 55, has spent her career breaking barriers. In California, she was the first…MORE

Sarah Palin offers advice and congratulations to Kamala Harris

Sarah Palin offers advice and congratulations to Kamala Harris

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin offered advice and congratulations to Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday shortly after the California Democrat was announced as former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate. Palin was on the ticket with Sen. John McCain of Arizona in 2008, the second woman to be on the ticket of a…MORE

Kamala Harris’ Indian roots and why they matter

Kamala Harris’ Indian roots and why they matter

Kamala Harris is a lot of firsts. Besides being the first Black woman on a major party’s presidential ticket, she’s also the first Indian American. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Chennai and immigrated to the US to attend a doctoral program at UC Berkeley. Like Barack Obama, a mixed-race heritage has allowed Harris…MORE