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 […]

The history of the women nominated for vice president

In 2008, Palin was plucked out of obscurity by Sen. John McCain of Arizona to be on the Republican ticket, stunning those in the political world. Palin, a social conservative, was 44, had been governor of Alaska for less than two years and had almost no foreign policy experience. She was chosen the same year […]

How Kamala Harris found the political identity that had eluded her

“Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” the elder Biden wrote on Twitter on Tuesday. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this […]

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

WINNING OVER FLOYD LAWYER, PAST DOUBTERS Her background in law enforcement had been seen as a vulnerability early in the race for the party’s nomination. But her work of late has impressed some past doubters who say she did not do enough to investigate police shootings and too often sided with prosecutors in wrongful conviction […]

More states challenge display of Confederate monuments, symbols

Mayor Jim Smith said that he believes the memorial poses a safety concern — even though he was previously opposed to removing or altering the granite fountain, AP writes. It was commissioned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and dedicated in 1916.

Democrats Unveil Virtual-Convention Schedule and Unity Theme

Speech topics will reportedly include “the nation’s three crises — the pandemic, the struggling economy and racial injustice.” Aside from Sanders, Kasich, and Michelle Obama, the first-night speakers list includes some big names identified with Democratic views on one or more of the three crises: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo; Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (a vice-presidential […]

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 […]

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

“When the vice president was in the United States Senate, working with segregationists, had I been in the United States Senate, I would have been completely on the other side of the aisle,” Harris continued. “I would not be a member of the United States Senate … and Barack Obama would not have been in […]