Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Pick For Vice President

Biden, caught off guard, stumbled through a response. Afterward, his allies grumbled that Harris’s attack was out of bounds, especially given her relationship with Beau when both served as state attorneys general. Some Biden team insiders in the weeks that followed talked as if Harris had killed her chances of the vice presidency that night. […]

NEWSMAKER-How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

After a strong start, Harris’ campaign quickly foundered amid strategic somersaults. First positioning herself as a progressive in the mold of reformers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Harris then tried to tack toward the center. Her position on healthcare, for example, became a mishmash. She dropped out in December, before a single […]

How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

After a strong start, Harris’ campaign quickly foundered amid strategic somersaults. First positioning herself as a progressive in the mold of reformers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Harris then tried to tack toward the center. Her position on healthcare, for example, became a mishmash. She dropped out in December, before a single […]

The history of the women nominated for vice president

In 2008, Palin was plucked out of obscurity by Sen. John McCain of Arizona to be on the Republican ticket, stunning those in the political world. Palin, a social conservative, was 44, had been governor of Alaska for less than two years and had almost no foreign policy experience. She was chosen the same year […]

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

Harris pulled California out of the 2011 talks during a crucial moment, arguing that the deal coming into sight at the time — hammered out with other state attorneys general — was not strict enough on the banks, a decision that earned her praise at the time and in the years after from Elizabeth Warren, […]