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Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to India as country faces Covid-19 outbreak

(CNN)The Biden administration will deploy additional supplies and support to the White House announced on Sunday."To help treat Covid-19 patients and protect front-line health workers in India, the United States has identified supplies of therapeutics, rapid diagnostic test kits, ventilators, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that will immediately be made available for India. The United States also is pursuing options to provide oxygen generation and related supplies on an urgent basis," a readout of a call between the two countries' national security advisers said, in part.India...

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April 23, 2021
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Kamala Harris cements her place in Biden's inner circle during a consequential week

Kamala Harris cements her place in Biden's inner circle during a consequential week

Washington (CNN)Vice President Kamala Harris was huddled with other White House officials in President Joe Biden's private dining room last week when the room let out a "collective exhale." A Minnesota jury had found.As the large flat-screen television mounted on the north wall flashed three "guilty" counts, the room was overcome with a "sweeping sense of relief," an aide said. moments later in the Oval Office, ."She wants to say something," Biden told the group, gathered in a hallway at the courthouse in Minneapolis, before ceding the line to his vice president. "I'm just so thankful to...

April 21, 2021
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The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated in Easter message

The Bidens encourage Americans to get vaccinated in Easter message

(CNN)President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden shared well-wishes with Americans celebrating Easter on Sunday and encouraged them to get Covid-19 vaccinations as a moral obligation."We share the sentiments of Pope Francis who said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others," the President said in a on his Twitter account. "By getting vaccinated and encouraging your congregations and your communities to get vaccinated, we not only can beat this virus, we can also haste the day when we can celebrate the holidays together." The first...

April 4, 2021
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Biden says 'no time to waste' for Senate to pass his Covid relief package

Biden says 'no time to waste' for Senate to pass his Covid relief package

(CNN) called on the US Senate to take "quick action" in passing his , speaking just hours after House Democrats approved his first legislative priority."We have no time to waste. If we act now, decisively, quickly and boldly, we can finally get ahead of this virus. We can finally get our economy moving again, and the people of this country have suffered far too much for too long," Biden said Saturday morning in brief remarks from the White House. "We need to relieve that suffering."The President spoke about the importance of passing the pandemic aid package and the pivotal role it will play...

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February 27, 2021
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Harris flexes power as Senate tiebreaker

Harris flexes power as Senate tiebreaker

(CNN)Early Friday morning, Vice President Kamala Harris did something Joe Biden never did in his eight years as vice president -- cast a tie-breaking vote.Her first ever -- coming before sunrise in Washington at 5:13 a.m. ET Friday -- pushed through an amendment during the Senate's vote-a-rama. Twenty-one minutes later, she broke a tie a second time, flexing her new power as the president of the Senate on a budget resolution to pass a Covid-19 relief package without Republican support."I was there voting at 5:00 this morning," Harris said during a roundtable with local Black Chambers of...

February 6, 2021
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Trump's refusal to concede creates strange gap between Biden and Harris on classified intelligence

Trump's refusal to concede creates strange gap between Biden and Harris on classified intelligence

Washington (CNN)Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took part in a classified briefing of the Senate Intelligence Committee this week and emerged in a strange position -- being more informed about current threats than President-elect Joe Biden but bound by congressional rules to keep that information from him. Harris' twice-weekly committee briefings fall well short of what the incoming administration is usually getting at this point in a transition but she currently finds herself with more access to classified intelligence than the next commander-in-chief because his predecessor, President...

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November 18, 2020
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Kamala Harris' rise sends message of hope to young girls of color

Kamala Harris' rise sends message of hope to young girls of color

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)' place as a Black and South Asian American woman on the Democratic ticket sends a message to young girls of color that she often projected : "I see you, I hear you."During her primary run for the Democratic nomination, Harris continuously made time for young girls and boys of color, often bending down to meet them at their eye-level and asking them of their aspirations without breaking eye contact."You always keep that chin up, you hear me?" she told a shy young Black girl named Maya in one such...

August 12, 2020
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Georgia Democrats face tight deadline to pick John Lewis' replacement in House race

Georgia Democrats face tight deadline to pick John Lewis' replacement in House race

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)It's a position Georgia Democrats do not want to be in.The on Friday has left Georgia's Democratic Party without a -- and with a fast-approaching deadline to select his replacement on the ballot for the November general election."We're still grieving," Fulton County Democratic Committee Chair LeWanna Heard-Tucker told CNN Sunday. "This is the process unfortunately."Heard-Tucker is one of seven local Democratic leaders on a committee tasked with reviewing the applications of Georgians interested in...

July 18, 2020
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Amy Klobuchar drops out of Biden VP contention and says he should choose a woman of color

Amy Klobuchar drops out of Biden VP contention and says he should choose a woman of color

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Washington (CNN)Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Thursday night removed herself from consideration to be running mate, citing the ongoing national discussion about racial injustice and police brutality to suggest the former vice president should choose a woman of color."This is a historic moment, and America must seize on this moment. And I truly believe as, I actually told the vice president last night when I called him, that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket," Klobuchar, a Minnesota...

June 19, 2020
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