Tag: harris

House Democrats quietly push for Shalanda Young to replace Neera Tanden as Biden’s OMB choice

House Democratic leaders are quietly mounting a campaign for Shalanda Young, a longtime congressional aide, to replace Neera Tanden as nominee for director of the Office of Management and Budget, people familiar with the matter tell Axios. Why it matters:…

/ February 23, 2021
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Big Names Get Behind India Farmers’ Protest As Government Silences Supporters

As hundreds of thousands of Indian farmers charge ahead with their monthslong protests of new agricultural laws on the outskirts of New Delhi, the movement has spilled over to the internet.  Like on the ground where police have arrested at least eight journalists and dozens…

/ February 12, 2021
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Russell Crowe Gives British Round-The-World Sailor A Birthday She’ll Never Forget With Surprise Video Message

Russell Crowe has made one fan’s birthday a day she’ll never forget after he surprised her with a video message.Pip Hare is currently somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean competing in a gruelling round-the-world yacht race. Ahead of…

/ February 5, 2021
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Ivanka Trump focuses on criminal justice reform as part of reemergence plan

Ivanka Trump used her status to help obtain over 140 pardons and commutations for victims of injustice as well as her father’s cronies, and she's now plotting her political reemergence by highlighting the virtues of some of the clemency grants.Why…

/ February 5, 2021
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A New Show Places Emma Amos, Whose Art Captured the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Where She Belongs: the 20th-Century Canon

The artist Emma Amos died in May, at age 83, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. But even as her illness progressed, the painter, printmaker, and weaver was sustained by the knowledge that her seven-decade career was finally on the brink of her…

/ February 2, 2021
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GOP Rep. Andy Harris Tries To Bring Gun Into House Chamber

WASHINGTON ― New security measures outside the US House chamber prevented a Republican lawmaker from bringing a gun onto the House floor Thursday.Representative Andy Harris, who has repeatedly flouted the magnetometers that were installed near the House chamber after the…

/ January 22, 2021
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Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden's nominees to Donald Trump's impeachment trial. Why…

/ January 21, 2021
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Inauguration Day dashboard

Joe Biden's inauguration and the days right after will bring a rat-tat-tat burst of climate policy moves, but keep this in mind amid the splashy pledges: pushing through most of his agenda will be a long, uncertain slog.Why it matters:…

/ January 20, 2021

In photos: The Biden and Harris inauguration

Cities across the U.S. lit up to honor Americans killed by the pandemic, as President-elect Joe Biden led a national mourning during a sunset ceremony in Washington, D.C., on the eve of his inauguration.The big picture: Standing at the Lincoln…

/ January 20, 2021
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Vogue Will Print Second Kamala Harris Cover After Backlash To ‘Disrespectful’ Original

Fashion-minded readers who disapproved of Vogue’s cover shot of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris can now opt for an alternate version of the magazine with a different photo.Vogue announced Tuesday that the digital edition of its February issue will receive a…

/ January 20, 2021
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Seven Women Artists of Color Are Honoring Kamala Harris’s Historic Inauguration With a Triumphant New Video Artwork

A group of seven women artists of color are collaborating to mark the inauguration of Kamala Harris as America’s next vice president with When We Gather, a new artwork presented by New York public art nonprofit Creative Time. The idea for the…

/ January 19, 2021
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These Are the 22 Art Projects That Social Media Went Bananas Over in 2020

As the phrase “going viral” took on a new, far more literal definition this year, art that went viral on the internet evolved into a role more important than ever. While we were stuck at home, art shared online served…

/ December 28, 2020
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More Republicans start to accept Biden as president-elect after Electoral College vote

More Republicans slowly started to accept Joe Biden as president-elect on Monday night after the Electoral College affirmed his election victory. Why it matters: Many GOP lawmakers have for weeks refused to accept Biden's win, highlighting President Trump's influence over…

/ December 15, 2020
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Time Person Of The Year Award: People Predict How Trump Will Flip Over Joe Biden-Kamala Harris Win

“If Donald Trump was a force for disruption and division over the past four years, Biden and Harris show where the nation is heading: a blend of ethnicities, lived experiences and world views that must find a way forward together…

/ December 11, 2020