Washington state man gets 30 years for human trafficking

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A member of a human trafficking ring was sentenced to 30 years in prison after prosecutors said he and fellow gang members paid for motel rooms, setup advertisements and collected money in northwestern Washington state, a judge said.

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

The schedule is organized with themes for each day. Monday will feature a range of political perspectives including Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican, as well as former first lady Michelle Obama. The theme is unity.

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

Shortly after she took office, Harris announced she would not seek the death penalty against a suspect accused of killing a police officer. Speaking at his funeral, Harris’ future colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, called for the death penalty. The dispute opened a rift between Harris and some police leaders, but she would mend those fences […]

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 […]

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

“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

SHORING UP While advocating for social justice publicly, Harris was also working to shore up her relationship with Biden. The two had long been friendly because of Harris’ friendship with Biden’s late son, Beau Biden, who served as Delaware’s attorney general and worked with Harris when she held the same position for her state.

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?

She announced she was running for president on January 21, 2019, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and her campaign logo was inspired by Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman to run for president nearly five decades ago. She drew more than 20,000 at her campaign kickoff rally in late January and was viewed as a […]

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 […]