Washington state man gets 30 years for human trafficking

“Add to the already immense hurdles that Mr. Holt would need to overcome in order to be a law-abiding citizen and contributing member of society, there is systemic implicit racism permeating our entire society, increasing the odds against Mr. Holt achieving lawful success,” the memorandum said.

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

The convention slot is also a major opportunity for Newsom, who was one of only a handful of Democratic governors chosen to speak. Historically, the national conventions have been star-making opportunities for ambitious politicians, and the former San Francisco mayor is thought to have presidential hopes of his own.

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

Harris pulled California out of the 2011 talks during a crucial moment, arguing that the deal coming into sight at the time — hammered out with other state attorneys general — was not strict enough on the banks, a decision that earned her praise at the time and in the years after from Elizabeth Warren, […]

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 […]

Cannabis referendum: What happened in other places that legalised it?

It’s a careful balance which lawmakers in New Zealand will have to negotiate. The ability to draw tax revenue on cannabis sales is often cited as a benefit of legalisation by supporters of reform, but it can easily backfire if taxes end up too high.

Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

In 1998, she was hired as an assistant district attorney in San Francisco. Two years later, she joined San Francisco city government in the office of the city attorney, where she ran the Family and Children’s Services Division. Harris was elected district attorney in 2003 after a contentious race against Terence Hallinan, who initially recruited […]

Kenneth Noland obituary

Kenneth Noland, who has died of cancer aged 85, was one of the young artists tasked with seizing the star-spangled standard from the preceding warrior generation of Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko and bearing it aloft into battle. Even more than this, Noland enjoyed having Americans claiming him as the successor to the mantle of […]