Tag Archives: Kamala Harris

Harris “Open” To Abolishing Electoral College [VIDEO]

The San Francisco Chronicle reports: California Sen. Kamala Harris became the latest 2020 presidential candidate to weigh in on whether the United States should get rid of the Electoral College and have presidential elections be determined by the popular vote. During a Tuesday night appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Harris said she would be “open” to abolishing the Electoral College. …

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Biden +8 Over Bernie In New Poll On 2020 Dem Field

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden leads a field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and potential candidates among Democratic primary voters, according to a survey released Tuesday. According to a Morning Consult poll, the possible 2020 candidate appears to be expanding his lead among 2020 Democrats. The poll found that Biden leads Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by eight …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Blasts Pence On LGBT Rights And That He Won’t Meet With Women By Himself [VIDEO]

“I disagree with most of what the vice president stands for when he makes decisions about our LGBTQ community in a way that doesn’t understand they should be entitled to full equality and rights under the law as any other American. I disagree with him when he suggests it’s not possible to have meetings with women alone by himself. I …

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Kamala On Manafort’s Sentence: “Justice Is Broken”

Politico reports: Sen. Kamala Harris on Friday held up Paul Manafort’s relatively lenient prison sentence as evidence that the criminal justice system is “broken in America.” The California Democrat said during a presidential campaign stop in South Carolina that the former Trump campaign chairman’s four-year sentence for tax and bank fraud was emblematic of major discrepancies in the justice system …

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Trump And Ivanka Donated To Kamala In Recent Years

The Sacramento Bee reports: Asked last week if she believes President Donald Trump is a racist, California Sen. Kamala Harris told The Root, “I don’t think you can reach any other conclusion.” In 2018, the Trump White House accused Harris of “supporting the animals of MS-13,” a gang formed by Central American immigrants in Los Angeles. Earlier this decade, however, …

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Kamala Harris Backs Decriminalizing Sex Work [VIDEO]

The Root reports: Harris says she is open to seeing sex work decriminalized. For those who have criticized her support of SESTA (The Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act of 2017) and FOSTA (Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017), her willingness to explore decriminalization may be welcome news — or not. In our interview, Harris …

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Top California Democrats Endorse Kamala Harris

Politico reports: In a show of force aimed at locking down support in California — an early primary state critical to her 2020 hopes — Sen. Kamala Harris on Tuesday announced the backing of a score of Democratic California statewide officers. The Harris campaign Tuesday will announce the backing of California Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, …

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Kamala Harris: I’m Not A Democratic Socialist [VIDEO]

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy cornered Kamala Harris in Vermont this afternoon for a typically Fox News-y question. Mediaite reports: “Senator Harris, one of the most popular Democrats in America right now is the guy who won here in 2016, Bernie Sanders, describes himself as a Democratic socialist,” Doocy said, and asked, “To compete in New Hampshire, do you have …

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom Endorses Kamala Harris

San Francisco’s NBC affiliate reports: Calfiornia Governor Gavin Newsom and Senator Kamala Harris have been a force in San Francisco politics for years, and now Newsom and Harris play to a national crowd. On MSNBC Friday, Newsom announced he will endorse Harris for president. “You asked me first, so I will let you know. I will be endorsing her candidacy …

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Harris: I’ve Smoked Pot, It Gives A Lot Of People Joy

Sen. Kamala Harris appeared on New York City’s popular Breakfast Club radio show this morning, where she revealed that she smoked marijuana “a long time ago” and that she “definitely inhaled.” Last year Harris came out for legalizing marijuana on the federal level, co-sponsoring Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act. She has also called for more research into the drug’s …

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Biden Holds Big Lead In Poll On Dem 2020 Candidates

Politico reports: Kamala Harris made headlines in her first visit to Iowa as a presidential candidate with her firm support for a “Medicare for all” health care plan. She’s now the third choice of Democratic voters, who were asked to pick their favorite person for the party’s nomination next year. Over the course of four surveys this month, former Vice …

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Kamala Smashes Record For Most-Watched Town Hall

Axios reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) broke records Monday when her televised town hall became the most viewed event of its kind in cable news history, according to CNN. The town hall averaged 1.957 million views — the most of any cable-news, single-candidate town hall and 75 percent more than CNN’s average for that hour over the past four weeks, …

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Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President

Reuters reports: Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Monday endorsed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) for president in the 2020 election, saying she “embraces the future.” Lieu, who is among the most outspoken critics of President Trump, backed his home state senator over a steadily growing field of other Democratic candidates. Harris on Sunday officially launched her bid for the presidency in …

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Former SF Mayor Willie Brown Responds To Right Wing Attacks Over Having Once Dated Sen. Kamala Harris

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown writes: I’ve been peppered with calls from the national media about my “relationship” with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president. Most of them, I have not returned. Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago. Yes, I may have influenced her career by …

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Democrats Vow To Fight Back And Reverse Trans Ban

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “Prejudice is not patriotism. Discrimination is not a national security strategy. This ban is nothing more than bigotry codified into law and an insult to all who have worn our nation’s uniform. Not only does it go against our values as Americans, it also makes us less safe. “Democrats believe diversity is our …

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Sen. Kamala Harris: I’m Running For President [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced on Monday that she will run for president in 2020, becoming the third senator since December to enter what is likely to be a crowded Democratic primary field. “I am running for president,” Harris, the first African-American to formally enter the 2020 fray, said on an early-morning Martin Luther King Jr. Day …

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Kamala Harris Picks Baltimore For 2020 Headquarters

The Baltimore Sun reports:  Sen. Kamala Harris has selected Baltimore for her campaign headquarters if she runs for president, as expected, in 2020, according to sources familiar with the California Democrat’s plans. Harris picked Baltimore because of its diversity, its proximity to Washington and because it is in the Eastern time zone, the sources said, who requested anonymity because Harris …

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REPORT: Kamala Harris To Launch WH Bid On MLK Day

CBS News reports: Sen. Kamala Harris has decided to seek the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, sources close to her told KCBS Radio. She’ll announce her candidacy on  Martin Luther King Day, probably at a campaign rally in Oakland, the sources said. Harris, 54, has been making the rounds of television talk shows and appearing at several events this week …

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Sen. Kamala Harris On The View: The US Is “Absolutely Ready” For Its First Woman Of Color President [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Tuesday said that she believes the U.S. is “absolutely” ready for a woman of color as president. Harris made the remarks during an appearance on ABC’s “The View” to promote her new memoir, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey.” “Is this country, after what [President] Trump has unleashed and what we …

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Wave Of Dem WH Bids Expected In Next Few Weeks

Mike Allen reports at Axios: A wave of announcements, like the one Sen. Elizabeth Warren made on New Year’s Eve morning, is planned for the next few weeks. The hopefuls need to raise money, and need an organization for housing the aides they want to hire to take them off the hot 2020 job market. Look for announcements this month …

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