Kamala Harris formally launched her Democratic bid for president Sunday with a blunt-force assault on President Trump and a promise to unify a country deeply riven along social, cultural and political lines. Speaking from the steps of Oakland’s flag-bedecked City Hall plaza, to a crowd that spilled over several downtown blocks, Harris depicted her candidacy as a fight against those “trying to sow hate and division.” “We are here at this moment in time because we must answer a fundamental question,” Harris said. “Who are we? Who are we as Americans? So let’s answer that question, America. We are better than this.” Though Harris never mentioned Trump by name, it was abundantly clear she was painting a damning portrayal of the president and his actions. “When we have leaders who bully and attack a free press and undermine our democratic institutions, that’s not our America,” said Harris, stabbing a finger in the … [Read more...] about In Oakland speech, Kamala Harris launches White House bid with scathing assault on Trump
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Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders slams 'dangerous' Trump in speech launching campaign from Brooklyn CPAC attendees say Biden poses greatest threat to Trump Calif. Justice Dept. paid .1 million for harassment claims filed while Harris was AG: report MORE, the first term United States senator from California, started her campaign for president with a big bang. Her announcement was a great success and it vaulted her into the second tier of Democratic nominee wannabees, right behind Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenSanders slams 'dangerous' Trump in speech launching campaign from Brooklyn CPAC attendees say Biden poses greatest threat to Trump Bloomberg aides interview potential staffers in New Hampshire, Iowa as 2020 speculation mounts: report MORE and Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders slams 'dangerous' Trump in speech launching campaign from Brooklyn Ocasio-Cortez emerges as GOP’s new foe at conservative confab How to close America's income gap MORE. To … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris: She offers experience, diversity — and a double-edged position on law and order
Sen. Kamala Harris enters the Democratic presidential primary race facing an immediate challenge: How does a first-term senator and relative newcomer to the national stage stand out in a field where she and the other likely candidates don’t differ much on the issues? Breaking through will require any Democrat to possess a mix of policy chops, smart digital strategy, a deep fundraising network, a robust team in the field, and charisma that radiates from Iowa to South Carolina to Nevada. In short, someone who can convince the party’s highly motivated rank and file that she or he can defeat President Trump. “A lot of this,” said Michael Ceraso, who was Sen. Bernie Sanders’ California presidential campaign director in 2016, “is going to boil down to personality.” That’s because most of the major Democrats who are expected to run generally agree on a progressive platform. It includes supporting government-insured universal health care coverage … [Read more...] about How can California’s Kamala Harris stand out in crowded 2020 Dem race?
Donald Harris, the father of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), revealed that his presidential hopeful daughter is descended from Jamaican plantation slave owners. What did he say? Mr. Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University, is Jamaican. In an essay published on Jamaica Global Online, Donald revealed his family's history. An excerpt of the essay, which was titled "Reflections of a Jamaican Father," stated: My roots go back, within my lifetime, to my paternal grandmother Miss Chrishy (née Christiana Brown, descendant of Hamilton Brown who is on record as plantation and slave owner and founder of Brown's Town) and to my maternal grandmother Miss Iris (née Iris Finegan, farmer and educator, from Aenon Town and Inverness, ancestry unknown to me). The Harris name comes from my paternal grandfather Joseph Alexander Harris, land-owner and agricultural 'produce' exporter (mostly pimento or all-spice), who died in 1939 one year after I was born and is buried in the … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris’ father drops another big bombshell about her family history
Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a longtime friend and colleague, characterized Sen. John McCain as curious and tolerant, honest, fair and civilized during the memorial service for McCain Saturday. "The greater cause to which he devoted himself was America," Lieberman said. He cited McCain's famous lack of patience and also his capacity for forgiveness, noting McCain's leadership in the normalization of relations with Vietnam and a government that had held him captive for 5½ years. Joe Lieberman tribute Here is the full text of Lieberman's tribute at the Washington National Cathedral. Cindy McCain and the wonderful McCain family, Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, Secretaries Kissinger and Clinton and all of the other honored guests that are here … Ladies and gentlemen, becoming John McCain's friend is one of the great blessings of my life. Being asked to pay tribute to him today is one of the great honors and, for that, I thank Cindy and the … [Read more...] about Former Sen. Joe Lieberman: John McCain devoted himself to America