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  • Tammy Duckworth VP speculation: Senator won't say if Biden should select a black running mate

    07/06/2020 7:05:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 7/06/20 | Gregory Krieg, Kate Sullivan
    When Joe Biden pledged at the final Democratic primary debate to select a woman as his running mate, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth was rarely mentioned as a contender. But that is changing as Biden and his campaign move closer to a decision that is expected to come early next month. **SNIP** Biden's announcement that he would pick a woman in March was largely greeted with cheers, but the terms of an intra-party debate over representation at the top of the ticket have sharpened over the past few months. The question now -- one that has been amplified by more than...
  • For Biden VP, Black Democrats are torn between Harris and Warren

    06/27/2020 4:26:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 6/27/20 | Sahil Kapur
    WASHINGTON - Joe Biden is under pressure to pick a Black woman as his vice presidential running mate. But polls suggest the most popular prospect among Black Democrats is white. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., are widely seen by Democratic officials and activists close to the process as front-runners, though other candidates remain in the mix and a Biden aide told NBC News that "the process is dynamic and ongoing and no final decision has been made." **SNIP** “I don’t support an all-white ticket,” said Aimee Allison, the president of She the People, a progressive group...
  • Leo Terrell: I Will Vote For Trump If Kamala Harris Is Biden's Running Mate

    06/14/2020 9:52:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 12, 2020 | Ian Schwartz
    Civil rights attorney and longtime Democratic commentator Leo Terrell said on Friday that he would not be voting for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for president and if he chooses Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate, he will vote for Donald Trump. "Democrats, please leave the party. If you want law and order, you can not get it from the Democrats," Terrell
  • Biden running mate search zeroes in on group that includes at least four black women — and Elizabeth Warren

    06/14/2020 7:37:43 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    Boston ^ | 6/14/20 | Sean Sullivan, The Washington Post
    Joe Biden’s search for a running mate has advanced to the next phase as his campaign conducts more extensive reviews of some prospects, including at least several African American women, according to people with knowledge of the situation. Among the candidates who have progressed to the point of more comprehensive vetting or have the potential to do so are Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., former national security adviser Susan Rice and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, all of whom are black. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is white, is also in that group, as is New Mexico...
  • Emotional Senate debate as Rand Paul blocks bill to make lynching a federal crime

    06/04/2020 7:36:08 PM PDT · by RandFan · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 4th | Allison Pecorin
    Lynching is still not a federal crime in the United States, despite nearly 200 attempts by lawmakers to make it so. Now, as the nation grapples with the death of George Floyd, emotional debate broke out on the Senate floor as one lawmaker stood in the way of allowing the historic passage of a bill that would outlaw lynchings: Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.The House has already passed an anti-lynching legislation, which is awaiting approval in the Senate. But Paul has said he is concerned it could allow more minor altercations to be punishable as lynchings. "Bruises could be considered lynching,"...
  • Klobuchar Admission Dims Hopes for VP Nod [semi-satire]

    05/24/2020 1:37:27 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 May 2020 | John Semmens
    Revelation that her husband recovered from COVID-19 with the aid of hydroxychloroquine has lowered Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar's odds for snagging the spot as Biden's vice-president on the Democratic ticket for this year's election. CNN's Chris Cuomo called it "a likely coup de grâce for her. This is the drug touted by Trump. Every Democrat is expected to hold to the Party line view that it is dangerous and ineffective." Klobuchar has publicly adhered to the Party line, calling the drug "a menace" and mocked Trump's recent declaration that he has taken it as a preventive therapy. She sought to...
  • Senators Concoct Plan to Worsen Economy [semi-satire]

    05/11/2020 2:53:39 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 10 May 2020 | John Semmens
    In the realization that the fear of the coronavirus that is keeping people from resuming normal life won't last forever, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) and Ed Markey (D-Mass) are cosponsoring legislation that will pay everyone in America until the virus' impact on the economy subsides. Their bill is called the Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act and would provide a monthly $2,000 check to single individuals, $4,000 to married couples, and $2,000 for each child (up to a maximum of three per family). To be eligible, your income needs to be less than $120,000 per year. "The hope...
  • Kamala emerges as early Biden VP favorite as sting of debate attack fades

    05/11/2020 2:32:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/10/20 | Christopher Cadelago, Natasha Korecki
    Kamala Harris was written off as a possible vice presidential pick for Joe Biden last year after a cutting debate performance where she seemed to suggest he was racially insensitive. Now, Harris is not only in top contention, but Biden aides, surrogates and major donors see her as the best fit at the onset of the process - at least on paper - to join him atop the Democratic ticket. Biden’s campaign has formally started vetting a group of prospects that includes roughly a dozen women. But in interviews, more than two dozen Democrats, including advisers, allies and donors aligned...
  • Kamala Harris launched political career with $120K 'patronage' job from boyfriend Willie Brown

    05/01/2020 6:42:45 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | by Alana Goodman | by Alana Goodman
    Kamala Harris’ first significant political role was an appointment by her powerful then-boyfriend Willie Brown, three decades her senior, to a California medical board that has been criticized as a landing spot for patronage jobs and kickbacks. Then 30, Harris was dating 60-year-old Willie Brown, at the time the Democratic speaker of the California State Assembly, when he placed her on the California Medical Assistance Commission in 1994. The position paid over $70,000 per year, $120,700 in current money, and Harris served on the board until 1998. The medical commission met twice a month, and Harris, a United States senator...
  • Dems on VP shortlist largely silent on Biden sexual assault allegation

    04/17/2020 8:46:10 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 9 replies
    “Fox News on Tuesday reached out to the offices of 16 of the women who have been speculated about as possible Democratic vice presidential nominees, including Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., as well as Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and several others. None responded as of Wednesday morning.”
  • Schiff, Feinstein, Harris formally propose 9/11-style commission to probe coronavirus response

    04/10/2020 2:33:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 10 2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris announced legislation Friday that would create a bipartisan 9/11-style commission to probe the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Schiff, D-Calif., formally introduced legislation in the House that would establish the bipartisan commission, while Feinstein, D-Calif., and Harris, D-Calif., said they planned to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. The commission, according to the three Democrats, will “examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government’s response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and...
  • VP talk could intensify with Harris-DNC fundraising deal

    04/08/2020 10:22:00 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2020 | By BILL BARROW
    California Sen. Kamala Harris has made an unusual fundraising move that is sure to fuel speculation about her prospects to be Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket. Harris, who dropped out of the White House race in December, has set up the kind of arrangement with the Democratic National Committee that is typically reserved for nominees trying to attract large donations from the party’s biggest boosters. Harris, 55, will host her first virtual fundraiser Thursday under the new agreement. It allows contributors to give the maximum of $357,800, with $2,800 going to retire Harris’ presidential campaign debts...
  • Kamala Harris endorses former 2020 rival Joe Biden

    03/08/2020 3:09:05 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-8-2020 | David Mark
    California Sen. Kamala Harris is backing former Vice President Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic nomination, offering a warm political embrace that's a stark reversal from her aggressive debate stage tactics against him nine months ago. Harris, on Sunday, talked up Biden as the best candidate to beat President Trump in November.
  • California Senator Kamala Harris Officially Endorses Joe Biden, Laments No Women Left In Race For President

    03/08/2020 11:24:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 3/08/20 | BENJAMIN FEARNOW
    California Senator Kamala Harris joined several of her former Democratic presidential candidate colleagues in officially endorsing Joe Biden for president Sunday, describing him as the figure to unify the party. **SNIP** "I just want to let you guys know that I have decided that I am with great enthusiasm going to endorse Joe Biden for president of the United States," Harris wrote in a statement released on her website and social media Sunday morning. "Like many women, I watched with sadness as women exited the race one by one. Four years after our nominee, the first woman to win the...
  • Jill Biden hints odds are against Kamala Harris as Joe Biden veepstakes pick up

    03/06/2020 3:18:01 PM PST · by Baladas · 53 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 06, 2020 | Naomi Lim
    Jill Biden opened an old wound with Kamala Harris as the California senator's name circulates as a possible running mate for Joe Biden. Harris's standout moment during the 2020 Democratic primary was her takedown of Joe Biden during last summer's opening debate in Miami. The political grenade caught the two-term vice president's campaign off-guard because of her friendship with his son Beau Biden. The pair were the attorneys general of California and Delaware, respectively, at the same time. Jill Biden, during a breakfast fundraiser in upscale Glencoe, Illinois, recalled her husband's shock when Harris took him to task for opposing...
  • Kamala Harris’s Catholic Problem

    03/01/2020 6:19:11 PM PST · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 1, 2020 | George Neumayr
    Kamala Harris’s Catholic Problem It will come up again, should she be chosen as a running mate. “Perhaps the deepest and most troubling mystery of Kamala Harris’s tenure as a prosecutor centers on the disturbing issue of sexual abuse of children by priests,” writes Peter Schweizer in Profiles in Corruption. As a senator, Harris has been a loud critic of those who protect “predators” — a rich charge, given her woefully negligent record as district attorney of San Francisco and attorney general of California, notes Schweizer: “During her decade-and-a-half tenure as a chief prosecutor, Harris would fail to prosecute a...
  • Democratic senators ask banks to prohibit funding Arctic drilling

    02/03/2020 6:21:03 PM PST · by karpov · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 3, 2020 | Rachel Frazin
    A group of 15 Democratic senators wrote to 11 major banks last week asking them to ban funding oil and gas drilling or exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "The scale of your banks’ assets individually, let alone together, give you the ability to drive change in protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and in shifting towards a U.S. financial sector that effectively analyzes and plans for climate risks," the senators wrote. "We respectfully urge you to reassess your current environmental and climate policies and update them to include a prohibition on funding for oil and gas drilling or...
  • Watch: Chuck Schumer Scolds Kamala Harris for Messing Around at Impeachment Presser

    01/31/2020 10:47:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 93 replies ^ | Jan 31, 2020 | Staff
    Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference today and was not in any mood to play around. Watch below as Kamala Harris is playing around with Sherrod Brown when Schumer turns around and admonishes her. This is NOT a good look for Democrats. Schumer will be in hot water with the #MeToo crowd that is offended by just about anything. The race card could also be in play with this one. Would Schumer have done this to a white male? It’ll be interesting to watch what happens with this. The best part of the video is when the lame reporter...
  • Harris weighing Biden endorsement: report

    01/23/2020 11:17:26 PM PST · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 01/23/20 10:09 PM EST | REBECCA KLAR
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is considering backing former Vice President Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, The New York Times reported Thursday. Multiple Democratic officials familiar with the California senator’s deliberations told the Times she’s weighing the option of backing her former primary opponent. The officials told the Times the potential endorsement would not be likely until after the Senate impeachment trial that kicked off this week. Harris’s spokesman Chris Harris told the Times the senator “remains focused on the ongoing impeachment trial.” “No decisions have been made about whether she will endorse, which candidate, nor when an endorsement...
  • Watch: Kamala Harris Grins Before Calling Impeachment ‘Solemn, Serious Moment’

    01/17/2020 6:37:21 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/2020 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) on Thursday was caught flashing a large grin before lamenting the transfer of two impeachment articles to the Senate as a “solemn, serious moment” in an interview with MSNBC. Harris, who recently ended her ill-fated presidential campaign, is seen smiling at someone in the room before host Kasie Hunt questions her about the Senate’s upcoming impeachment trial against President Donald Trump. Once she realizes she is on a live shot, Harris’ demeanor swiftly changes. “This is a solemn, serious moment,” she says of the impeachment process. “These are the most serious charges brought in the history...