Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi get Democratic convention speaking slots

The speaker lineup, announced Tuesday by the Democratic National Convention Committee, saves Newsom from being sidelined at the event as he deals with the coronavirus pandemic in California. The state’s convention delegation selected Bay Area Reps. Barbara Lee and Ro Khanna and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis to lead the group, a post that […]

Kamala Harris, Biden’s running mate, spent career breaking barriers

Harris’ record in San Francisco and then as California attorney general, the top law enforcement official in the state, came under close scrutiny during the run-up to the 2020 primary. She has described herself as a “progressive prosecutor” and won her first term as district attorney on a platform opposing capital punishment — a position, […]

The history of the women nominated for vice president

She said in an interview that one could see Russia from land in Alaska, and that moment was re-created on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” by comedian Tina Fey, who delivered the infamous line, “I can see Russia from my house!” while in character. Palin was also mocked by some after not naming a newspaper or […]

How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

Her selection came as little surprise. With the United States in the midst of a reckoning over its history of racial injustice, Biden had increasingly been pressed to select a woman of color. Harris, who became the Senate’s second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016, was always at the top […]

Michael Moore Predicts Trump Wins In 2020 If Dems Run Politician Against Him

“We have to run a beloved American. Obama became beloved the night of that convention and he was beloved from that moment on. It’s gotta be like a Michelle Obama or a Sully Sullenberger. Why aren’t we thinking along the lines of ‘who can defeat him?’ We will lose in 2020.”

NEWSMAKER-How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

Her selection came as little surprise. With the United States in the midst of a reckoning over its history of racial injustice, Biden had increasingly been pressed to select a woman of color. Harris, who became the Senate’s second Black woman in its history when she was elected in 2016, was always at the top […]

More states challenge display of Confederate monuments, symbols

His statement added: “While we had hoped to use this process to educate Virginians about the history behind these monuments, the events of the last week may have fundamentally changed our ability to do so by revealing their power to serve as a rallying point for division and intolerance and violence.”

Democrats Unveil Virtual-Convention Schedule and Unity Theme

Battling technical complications, possible media indifference, and the many unknowns of the very first virtual national political convention, Democrats have unveiled the prime-time speakers schedule for next week’s event. “Prime Time” is defined as 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. EDT, though major TV-broadcast networks are not planning to cover more than an hour a night. […]

Democrats roll out prime time convention speakers

The gathering, which has been roiled by the coronavirus crisis, begins Monday and will feature Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who went head-to-head with Biden in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination after the party’s vast field of candidates narrowed. 

Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Pick For Vice President

“I first met Kamala through my son Beau,” Biden said in his Tuesday email. “They were both Attorneys General at the same time. He had enormous respect for her and her work. I thought a lot about that as I made this decision. There is no one’s opinion I valued more than Beau’s and I’m […]