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

Harris’ spot does not mean the former San Francisco district attorney is no longer under consideration as Biden’s running mate, though the vice presidential pick is scheduled to speak Wednesday. Many of the top choices on Biden’s list are slated to speak throughout the week, and any of them could have their time slots changed […]

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

Palin started her political career when she was elected to the city council of Wasilla, Alaska, in 1992. She later became mayor of Wasilla, which had a population of more than 5,000 at the time. She ran unsuccessfully for state lieutenant governor in 2002, and was later appointed chairwoman of Alaska’s Oil and Gas Conservation […]

How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

After a strong start, Harris’ campaign quickly foundered amid strategic somersaults. First positioning herself as a progressive in the mold of reformers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Harris then tried to tack toward the center. Her position on healthcare, for example, became a mishmash. She dropped out in December, before a single […]

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

“I come from one of those three states — Michigan — that put him over the top in the electoral college vote,” he added. “Last night, those three states —  Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin … all went blue.”

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

After a strong start, Harris’ campaign quickly foundered amid strategic somersaults. First positioning herself as a progressive in the mold of reformers such as Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, Harris then tried to tack toward the center. Her position on healthcare, for example, became a mishmash. She dropped out in December, before a single […]

More states challenge display of Confederate monuments, symbols

“As we attempt to heal and learn from the tragic events in Charlottesville, I encourage Virginia’s localities and the General Assembly — which are vested with the legal authority — to take down these monuments and relocate them to museums or more appropriate settings,” he added.

Democrats Unveil Virtual-Convention Schedule and Unity Theme

At some point on Tuesday, delegates will remotely nominate Biden and his running mate; the latter will share the spotlight Wednesday night with Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Elizabeth Warren. Stars aside, other Wednesday speakers are expected to talk about a Biden administration’s plan for post-pandemic economic recovery. They will include Wisconsin Governor […]

Democrats roll out prime time convention speakers

The Democratic National Convention is set to kick off August 17 and will feature four nights of speakers who will address supporters remotely from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nightly keynote speeches will be given by Michelle Obama on Monday, Jill Biden on Tuesday and Barack Obama on Wednesday. On Thursday, Joe Biden will formally […]

Kamala Harris Is Joe Biden’s Pick For Vice President

When Biden’s search for a running mate began, he talked of finding someone with whom he was “simpatico” and called back to the partnership he had with Obama, who found in Biden a trusted adviser worthy of a meaningful White House role. As Biden’s search deepend, his campaign took public-facing steps to suggest no bad […]