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  • Senate Greenlights LA Munger Partner Daniel Collins for Ninth Circuit Seat

    05/21/2019 2:22:57 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Recorder ^ | May 21, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    For the second time in as many weeks, the Republican majority in the U.S. Senate has confirmed a California-based nominee to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit over the objections of the state’s two Democratic senators. The Senate voted 53-46 on Tuesday to approve the nomination of Daniel Collins, a partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris withheld the so-called blue slips for Collins that home-state senators traditionally return to the Senate Judiciary to indicate their sign off on a nominee for a federal judicial seat based...
  • Kamala Harris Seeks Fines for Firms That Fail to Close Gender Pay Gap

    05/20/2019 5:19:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 72 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 20, 2019 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON—Sen. Kamala Harris is proposing that large employers pay women on an equal basis with their male counterparts or face government fines, seeking a sweeping shift in the way the nation addresses pay inequity. The Democratic presidential candidate released a plan Monday that would put the burden on companies to demonstrate that they are not engaging in pay discrimination. Ms. Harris’s campaign said companies would be fined 1% of their profits for every 1% wage gap they allow to continue for work of equal value. The campaign estimated that the plan would generate about $180 billion over 10 years, with...
  • Harris knocks Biden on crime bill: 'It did contribute to mass incarceration in our country'

    05/19/2019 4:04:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/16/19 | TAL AXELROD
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) knocked Joe Biden on Wednesday after the former vice president said the 1994 crime bill he helped write did not lead to mass incarceration. "I have a great deal of respect for Vice President Joe Biden, but I disagree with him," Harris, a former prosecutor, told reporters in New Hampshire. "That crime bill, that 1994 crime bill, it did contribute to mass incarceration in our country. It encouraged and was the first time that we had a federal three-strikes law. It funded the building of more prisons in the states. So, I disagree, sadly."
  • Harris: Biden 'would be a great running mate'

    05/15/2019 12:57:48 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 76 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/15/2019 | Tal Axelrod
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dismissed speculation that she would be a sought-after running mate to balance out a presidential ticket, instead calling current Democratic front-runner Joe Biden a great potential vice presidential nominee for her. “I think Joe Biden would be a great running mate. As vice president he’s proven that he knows how to do the job,” Harris said at a campaign stop in New Hampshire. Harris is often touted as a great potential running mate to add diversity to a Democratic ticket should she fall short in pursuing the presidential nomination herself.
  • (Kamala) Harris invokes 'Handmaid's Tale' after Alabama lawmakers pass abortion law

    05/15/2019 12:17:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 15, 2019 | John Bowden
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) invoked the TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" in a fundraising push for national abortion rights groups in response to the Alabama Senate's passage of a bill that would severely restrict abortion in the state. In an email, the senator sharply criticized state lawmakers who voted this week for a bill that would criminalize abortion in all cases except for when the life of the mother was endangered by the pregnancy. "Threatening to punish doctors who provide abortion care with up to 99 years of jail time," Harris wrote. "This isn't a scene from The Handmaid's Tale....
  • [Kamala] Harris wants ban on importing AR-15-style assault weapons

    05/15/2019 6:46:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2019
    Kamala Harris wants to ban the importation of AR-15-style assault weapons by executive action if elected president. On Wednesday, the Democratic senator and presidential candidate from California will detail her proposal to stop importing the weapons until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives can analyze whether the ban should be permanent. …
  • Mayor Pete blindsides Kamala Harris in California

    05/09/2019 2:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 9, 2019 | Carla Marinucci
    California Democrats, especially those with ties to the influential LGBTQ and Hollywood communities, are finding themselves torn between a home-state senator they love, Kamala Harris, and an out-of-state suitor who has suddenly captured their attention, Pete Buttigieg. It’s a dynamic that’s unsettling the Democratic presidential primary in California — home to an early 2020 March contest that offers a mother lode of nearly 500 delegates. No two candidates are crowding each other quite so closely here, or elbowing each other quite so aggressively, in the pursuit of some of the party’s most generous and influential donors. Buttigieg, the mayor of...
  • Kamala Harris says media favor white males as strongest in 2020

    05/08/2019 3:45:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 08 2019 | Howard Kurtz
    All the Democratic candidates not named Joe are facing a dilemma: How do they foster the impression that they've got just as good a shot at winning the nomination and beating Donald Trump? After months of coverage about what a weak candidate Biden would be, he's totally upended the race, at least based on the polls that are crack cocaine for political reporters.
  • Kamala Harris claims Democrats Gillum, Abrams would have won in 2018 'without voter suppression'

    05/07/2019 7:44:21 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., claimed Sunday that former Democratic gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams and Andrew Gillum would have won in 2018 if not for "voter suppression." “Let’s say this loud and clear: Without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia; Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida," she said before calling for a new voting rights act. Harris, a 2020 hopeful, made those comments while appearing at the NAACP Freedom Fund dinner in Detroit. In a statement on Twitter, Harris similarly called for automatic voter registration and making Election Day a national holiday.
  • Harris launches national organizing program

    05/07/2019 3:48:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/07/19 | CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Kamala Harris's presidential campaign is quietly building out its national footprint. The California Democrat has taken a more methodical approach than some rivals in amassing ground troops. On Tuesday, Harris' team will take another step, launching a national training program designed to harness volunteer energy on the ground that it could later tap into, according to a preview of the plan shared with POLITICO. **SNIP** Harris, who piloted her online program in Iowa under the banner of "Camp Kamala," will put volunteers through one or two sessions a week as part of its national effort to train future precinct captains...
  • And Now Kamala Harris Is Peddling Election Truther Nonsense

    05/06/2019 1:52:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | May 6, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    For some time, if you needed a Democrat who actually didn’t concede an election result because he or she lost, it would be Georgia’s Stacey Abrams. She lost by more than 50,000 votes but refused to concede the race. She feels, like Clinton, that she was cheated out of victory—not that running as a Democrat in a red state had anything to do with it. Abrams lost fair and square, but to her, voter suppression, another liberal unicorn, did her in last year. This is what she said on election night: “So let's be clear, this is not a speech of...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris cashes in on Trump's 'nasty' insult

    05/03/2019 1:28:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    Washington Times ^ | - Friday, May 3, 2019 | S.A. Miller
    Sen. Kamala D. Harris, a Democratic presidential candidate, must be raking in the campaign cash from President Trump calling her “nasty.” She sent out a second fund-raising email in as many days Friday boasting that Mr. Trump called her “probably very nasty” when questioning Attorney General William P. Barr at a Senate hearing. “It’s clear President Trump doesn’t like to be held accountable. He saw how Kamala pressed Bill Barr for the truth and knows what’s in store for him if he has to face Kamala on the debate stage in 2020,” said the Harris campaign email to supporters. The...
  • Kamala Harris Sticks the Landing

    05/01/2019 11:12:28 PM PDT · by Rabin · 17 replies
    ATLANTIC ^ | May 1, 2019 | Russell Berman
    Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker haven’t exactly caught fire. All lagging, struggling to break through visa v, Biden, Bernie, and Pbuttig… Kamala really took advantage. Grandstanding was sorta brief, then squirted off, “has… anyone at the White House ever asked or suggested that you open an investigation of anyone? Yes or no?"? Senate / House “hearings” are 歌舞伎 (Kaboki)
  • 'LET TERRORISTS VOTE': RNC Releases Brutal Ad Blasting Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris

    04/25/2019 8:00:12 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 24 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | April 25, 2019 | RYAN SAAVEDRA
    The Republican National Committee (RNC) released a brutal ad slamming socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) over their stances on letting convicted terrorists vote while they are in prison.
  • Biden's team was warned about announcing 2020 bid on same day as forum focused on women of color

    04/24/2019 12:44:17 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 3:37 PM ET, Wed April 24, 2019 | Kyung Lah, CNN
    Former Vice President Joe Biden's team was warned this week that it would be a bad idea to announce his presidential campaign on the same day as a forum focused on women of color. Biden's team had considered releasing a video announcing his 2020 campaign on Wednesday, the same day as the She the People Presidential candidate forum, according to two sources who had conversations with aides to the former vice president. The She the People event is focused on issues affecting women of color, a core constituency of the Democratic Party. The sources, both critically involved with the forum,...
  • Kamala Harris backs putting third gender option on federal ID

    04/23/2019 3:18:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 140 replies
    The Hills ^ | - 04/23/19 04:57 PM EDT | TAL AXELROD
    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris said she supports having a third gender option on federal ID forms as she continues to campaign heavily on social justice issues. The California Democrat was asked about the issue during an event at Keene State College in New Hampshire on Tuesday. “Sure,” she replied, according to multiple media reports.
  • Kamala Harris on Trump: 'I believe Congress should take the steps towards impeachment'

    04/22/2019 10:03:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 22, 2019 | Dan Merica
    Sen. Kamala Harris said Monday that she supports Congress moving towards impeachment, a step further than the California Democrat has gone in the past on whether President Donald Trump should be impeached. Harris' comment at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire comes amid a growing debate among Democrats over whether the House should move to impeach the President in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller releasing his report on Russian intervention in the 2016 election and Trump's efforts to obstruct the investigation. "I think we have very good reason to believe that there is an investigation that has...
  • Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris releases taxes

    04/14/2019 7:32:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 4/14/19 | Juana Summers, Alan Suderman, Stephen Braun
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has released 15 years of tax returns, including her returns for 2018, and the California senator reports that she and her husband had a federal tax bill of about $700,000 on an adjusted gross joint income of about $1.9 million last year. The documents released Sunday provide the fullest picture of her finances as she pursues a White House bid. Harris reported an income of about $157,000 in 2018 from her job as a senator, as well as about $320,000 in net income as a writer; a book she wrote was published earlier this year....
  • 2020 hopeful Kamala Harris says she owns gun for protection

    04/11/2019 8:20:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 11, 2019 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she owns a gun and called it a “false choice” that the only two gun control options are complete, unrestricted access or a desire to seize everyone’s guns. The senator from California told reporters after a campaign event in Iowa that she is a gun owner. She says, “I own a gun for probably the reason that a lot of people do: for personal safety.” …
  • Harris Says She’s Open To All-Female 2020 Ticket (Mad Maxine?)

    04/06/2019 7:23:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    (CBS SF / CNN) — It wasn’t a pledge or a promise, but Kamala Harris on Friday heartily embraced the idea of choosing a female vice president to create an all-woman ticket in her quest for the White House. “Wouldn’t that be fabulous?” the California Democratic senator told the Rev. Mark Thompson on SiriusXM’s Make It Plain with Mark Thompson. When asked whether America is ready for that, Harris demurred. “We’ll see if it happens,” she replied. **SNIP** It’s a particularly good talking point for Harris, whose advisers believe that her path to Democratic nomination hinges on her ability to...