The criminal case against the undercover video journalists who exposed the fetal tissue trafficking activity of Planned Parenthood and its allies in the biomedical procurement industry is headed to trial.Former California Attorney General Kamala Harris, now a U.S. senator and former 2020 presidential candidate, initiated the case against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of Center for Medical Progress. When Harris was elected to the U.S. Senate, her successor, current Attorney General Xavier Becerra, continued the case. The undercover citizen journalists were charged with 15 felony counts, 14 counts of illegal recording of confidential conversations and one count of conspiracy. The case makes them the first undercover journalists to be criminally prosecuted in the history of the state of California. On Friday, Judge Christopher Hite of San Francisco Superior Court announced nine of the felony charges had sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. Hite dropped the remaining six … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris-Initiated Criminal Case Against Planned Parenthood Video Journalists Heads to Trial
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Medicare for All, a middle-class tax cut for others. Photo: Elizabeth Frantz/Bloomberg via Getty Images Kamala Harris’s position on Medicare for All has never made much sense. From the dawn of her campaign, the California senator has made a $2 trillion middle-class tax cut her signature economic policy. At the first Democratic primary debate, Harris confirmed that passing this “middle-class and working families tax cut” would be her top legislative priority. And yet, the Democratic 2020 hopeful simultaneously insisted that she supported Bernie Sanders’s Medicare for All plan, a policy that would move virtually all health-care spending in the U.S. onto the federal government’s books, and finance the resulting $3.2 trillion increase in annual spending with broad-based tax increases. Which is to say: If you took Harris at her word, her legislative plan for 2021 would be to first pass a law massively cutting middle-class taxes, and then pass a second law … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris’s Medicare for All Plan Makes No Sense
California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris said she would work to scrap the Senate filibuster as president if Republicans refuse to work with Democrats to pass the Green New Deal. The Democratic 2020 presidential candidate made the comments during a CNN town hall Wednesday evening, stating that in the event she won the presidency and Senate Republicans refused to work with Democrats to pass the legislation, eliminating the 60 vote requirement for ending Senate debate would be an avenue to pursue.“If [Republicans] fail to act, as president of the United States, I am prepared to get rid of the filibuster to pass a Green New Deal,” she said to audience applause. If Republicans continue to block progress, I’ll get rid of the filibuster to pass a Green New Deal. #ClimateTownHall — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 4, 2019 Calling the fight for the Green New Deal one “against powerful interests,” Harris said Congressional Republicans should … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Would Eliminate Senate Filibuster To Pass Green New Deal
Kamala Harris has dropped out of the battle for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US presidential election.Despite being several points ahead in the polls of several of her rivals, she told supporters in a letter, in a subtle dig towards at least two of the other Democratic nomination candidates, that she was not a billionaire and did not have the personal funds to keep the campaign going.Her dropping out will sadden those who thought her entry into the race in January provided youth and diversity to the list of those vying to take on Donald Trump.With just over a month before the first of the primaries and caucuses get underway, Ms Harris' departure leaves 16 Democrats running for the nomination.Sky News looks at who President Donald Trump could be fighting against in the 2020 presidential election. Advertisement Elizabeth WarrenAge: 70 More from US Four dead, several injured as gunman opens fire at Florida navy base Blind killer Lee Hall who set fire to … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris exits Democratic race – but who could still face Trump in 2020?
The Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic effort to overturn IRS regulations blocking workarounds to a portion of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE’s tax law that is disliked by high-tax states.The Senate voted against the Democrats’ resolution, introduced by Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.), by a vote of 43-52. It was a mostly … [Read more...] about Senate rejects Dem measure to overturn IRS rules on SALT deduction cap
California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomNewsom jokes after Harris drops 2020 bid ahead of his Iowa campaign events for her: 'I want a reimbursement!' Feinstein endorses Christy Smith for Katie Hill's former House seat Gavin Newsom to campaign for Harris in Iowa MORE (D) joked that he wanted a reimbursement for his plane ticket to Iowa after Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisCastro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Poll: Majority of voters name TV as primary news source Buttigieg: Harris 'deserves to be under anybody's consideration' for vice president MORE (D-Calif.) dropped out of the presidential race. “I was going to Iowa in a couple of days,” Newsom told The Associated Press. “I just bought my damn ticket. I want a reimbursement!”Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sen. Kamala Harris dropping out of the presidential race: “I was going to Iowa in a couple of days. I just bought my damn ticket. I want a reimbursement!”— Adam … [Read more...] about Newsom jokes after Harris drops 2020 bid ahead of his Iowa campaign events for her: ‘I want a reimbursement!’