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 […]

More states challenge display of Confederate monuments, symbols

AFL-CIO president says Trump “unveiled his true feelings” in Charlottesville statement  ”A healthy democracy and people within that democracy should be able to say, ‘This is our history.’ And history is made up of actions of human beings, and human beings aren’t perfect,” said Jeffrey F. Addicott, who stressed he was speaking for himself and […]

Democrats Unveil Virtual-Convention Schedule and Unity Theme

In other words, the media folk being relied on to convey the Democratic message to the electorate are worried that the convention will be more of an infomercial than a news event. But in truth, national political conventions have been drifting in this direction for many years, with genuine spontaneity at a minimum. COVID-19 has […]

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

Biden, caught off guard, stumbled through a response. Afterward, his allies grumbled that Harris’s attack was out of bounds, especially given her relationship with Beau when both served as state attorneys general. Some Biden team insiders in the weeks that followed talked as if Harris had killed her chances of the vice presidency that night. […]

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Clash on Health Care, Busing in Second CNN Debate

Despite Biden’s now-controversial ask of Harris to “go easy on me, kid,” the Democratic frontrunner and California senator clashed on multiple issues on the CNN debate stage. The second night of the second round of Democratic debates took place Wednesday in Detroit. Of the night’s many matchups, none was more anticipated than presidential hopefuls Joe […]

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 […]

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 […]

The facts behind Gabbard and Biden’s attack on Kamala Harris’ prosecutor record

“I am proud of the work we did. Work that has received national recognition for what has been the important work of reforming a criminal justice system and cleaning up the consequences of the bills that you passed when you were in the United States Senate for decades,” she told Biden as she jabbed at […]

The history of the women nominated for vice president

Following McCain and Palin’s loss, Palin announced in 2009 that she would step down as governor of Alaska. She was the keynote speaker at the first national tea party convention in Nashville in 2010. She became a political commentator on Fox News, and starred in reality TV shows about her and her family. Palin remained […]