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    For seven years, Scott Harris worked in the Chicago Cubs front office, where he was a rising star and a natural fit for the San Francisco Giants. A Bay Area kid, born and reared, Harris grew up watching Giants baseball at Candlestick Park and Pac-Bell Park. And the Giants knew all about him. “People around the ballpark and around our world knew Scott,” Giants CEO Larry Baer said. “They always said, ‘You’ve got to check out that young hotshot with the Cubs. He’s from here.’ People would say it, but there were no job openings.” Plus, as Baer noted with a laugh, “There’s something in baseball called tampering. It’s not like I could invite him for a cup of coffee when he was here on a road trip, it doesn’t really work that way when you can’t ask for permission.” Despite making frequent treks from...
    (CNN)On Wednesday, Kamala Harris became the 49th vice president of the United States, the first woman, first Black and first South Asian person to hold that office. Since Harris announced her presidential bid in early 2019, she was met with pushback and reservations from progressives in the country due to her law enforcement record. People on the right view her as leftist. Some on the left see her as not progressive enough. She is, on some levels, a work in progress and, no doubt, will fall short of some people's expectations. But as her biographer, I'm here to tell you there's much more to Kamala Harris than meets the eye. When she became California attorney general at the start of 2011, Kamala Harris made clear that she had big plans for herself. Harris announced that former US secretaries of state Warren Christopher and George Shultz would co-chair the...
    WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will deliver remarks to introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice in Wilmington on Thursday. They will announce the following nominees: Nominee for Attorney General, Judge Merrick Garland Nominee for Deputy Attorney General, Lisa Monaco Nominee Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta Nominee for Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke The press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m. and will be streamed on CBSN Philly above. What: President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will introduce his nominees to the Department of Justice. When: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. Online stream: Live in the player above and on your mobile and streaming device. Stay with CBSPhilly.com for updates to this developing story.
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will receive a COVID-19 vaccine live on television on Tuesday, as the incoming Biden administration seeks to boost confidence in the inoculation even while warning it will be months before it is generally available. Senator Harris, who is Black and Asian-American, will become the second high-profile person from an ethnic minority background to receive the vaccine after Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Dec. 18. Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, who takes office on Jan. 20, has said he will make the fight against the coronavirus, which has infected more than 19 million Americans and killed over 334,000, his top priority. He received his first injected dose of the vaccine live on television last week. Two doses are required for full protection. The Biden team has put particular emphasis on the importance of encouraging vaccine distribution and inoculation in non-white groups especially hard hit...
    In Xavier Becerra, President-elect Joe Biden is getting a team player, savvy politician and competent manager — who excels at being in the right place at the right time. He’s also a truly nice guy who won’t be an administration troublemaker, but he can be tough in a fight. And he’s Washington-ready, not a naive outsider who needs D.C. training wheels. But, unlike many in politics, he’s not a media-seeking grandstander. The California attorney general is unquestionably a liberal, but not a far-left radical as some Senate Republicans allege. Becerra once said he supported “Medicare for All.” But what does that mean? Leftists who advocate for that don’t mean real Medicare, which is supplemented with private insurance. They want government-only medical coverage. Becerra has said he favors Biden’s more moderate, practical proposal to expand the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — with a “public option” of government-funded insurance. That’s just...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to Capitol Hill Friday in order to vote for a large defense bill, which will allow the military to strip Confederate names off bases.   'I'm here to vote,' Harris, a senator from California until she's sworn in on January 20 as vice president, told reporters as she arrived.  On Friday, the Senate is expected to easily pass the National Defense Authorization Act and then will pick up a government funding extension that is expected to avoid the midnight shutdown deadline.  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris returned to Capitol Hill Friday to first vote for a large defense bill that would strip the names of Confederates from military bases  Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, a senator from California, was seen on Capitol Hill Friday heading to the Senate floor to vote  Trump has threatened to veto the defense bill, most recently calling on lawmakers to make changes...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- On Thursday. ABC7 News sat down with California Surgeon General Nadine Burke-Harris to discuss the impact's of the pandemic on families, and how we can better care for ourselves and stay safe in the coming winter.Burke-Harris is confident we are not heading for any sort of medical disaster should Californians continue to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19."We absolutely can stop the tide, and the way that we do that is through the actions of all of us," the surgeon general said. "We're asking Californians to stay home and practice the guidelines that we know help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 by washing hands, wearing a mask, watching our distance, and maintaining that six feet of social distance from others when we do have to go out for essential reasons."Yet Burke-Harris warns that some of the lasting impacts of the pandemic on...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ sister participated in discussions with Democratic allies about getting her husband nominated for attorney general in the incoming Biden White House. According to a report in Politico, Maya Harris has allegedly worked behind the scenes to lobby for her husband, Tony West, to get the nomination for attorney general. West is the chief legal officer at Uber and former U.S. associate attorney general in the Obama administration. While West has been on the radar, his connections to the vice president-elect through marriage and his role at Uber – which has faced a host of legal problems – has also compromised his chances of getting the nod from Biden. BIDEN'S HHS FRONT-RUNNERS SAY GUN CONTROL IS A HEALTH ISSUE  Ben Crump, a civil rights attorney, endorsed West in an op-ed for USA Today. Crump represents the families of George Floyd, who died in police custody, and Breonna Taylor, who...
    Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ brother-in-law has been brought up as a potential nominee for U.S. attorney general in the forthcoming Biden administration, according to reports. Tony West, who is married to Harris’ sister Maya Harris, is an attorney who served in the Clinton administration and as associate attorney general in the Obama administration. He is currently Uber’s chief legal officer. Bren Crump, an attorney for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s families, endorsed West in an op-ed for USA Today.  “We need an unimpeachable attorney general who can repair the bonds of trust between the people and the DOJ, who has a proven track record of civil rights, who has worked with the business community yet is committed to applying justice fairly when they overreach, and who knows the pitfalls in the system for people of color,” Crump wrote. “In my view, there is no one more uniquely qualified for this role given this significant moment...
    President-elect Joe Biden is facing significant pressure from competing elements of the Democratic Party to fill remaining Cabinet positions and other senior government posts with minority nominees. The pressure is focused especially on three still-vacant Cabinet roles to run the departments of Defense, Health and Human Services and Justice.   Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and former U.S. surgeon general Vivek Murthy are the leading contenders to lead HHS, multiple people familiar with the ongoing deliberations told CBS News.   Raimondo is the former chair of the Democratic Governors Association, and she was among those under consideration for treasury secretary. But she faced stiff opposition from progressives who've sparred with her in the past over a controversial state pension overhaul when she served as state treasurer. Murthy has spent much of this year advising Mr. Biden directly on pandemic-related matters and has been part of briefings that were held at...
    A POLL worker in Nevada has claimed that she saw ballot envelopes being passed around and ripped open near a campaign van for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. The Clark County poll workers, whose identity has been kept secret at her request, told Fox News' Laura Ingraham what she allegedly witness during a Tuesday night stint on The Ingraham Angle. 8A Clark County poll worker has claimed that she witnessed voter fraud while working at a poll station in NevadaCredit: Fox News The whistleblower said she noticed white envelopes being passed around and torn open near a Biden-Harris van as she took a walk on her lunch break. The envelope handlers then allegedly leaned against the side of the van to mark the papers, which she soon recognized were presidential ballots. “As I got closer, I thought, ‘Those are ballots,’” she said. “I walked by four or five times....
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Time and again, we have shown you it is incredibly difficult to fire a police officer in the state of Illinois. As CBS 2 Investigator Megan Hickey reported Tuesday, lawmakers have been looking to make it easier to decertify officers for misconduct. Right now in Illinois, it takes a felony or a serious misdemeanor for an officer to lose his or her certification. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said that bar is too high. Here’s an example – last year, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability ruled that CPD Officer Patrick Kelly shot his friend, Michael LaPorta, after a night of drinking in 2010 and lied about it for years. COPA recommended that Kelly be fired. Then-Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson later concurred. But since Officer Kelly was never charged with a crime, he is still on the force and still certified. “Let me be clear,”...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 1:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is congratulating President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris while reaffirming the U.S.-U.N. partnership as “an essential pillar of the international cooperation needed to address the dramatic challenges facing the world today.” The message, delivered Monday by U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, also congratulated the American people “for a vibrant exercise of democracy in their country’s elections last week.” Dujarric said in response to a question on Harris’ historic victory as the first woman to be elected vice president that the secretary-general is always pleased and welcomes a woman getting “to break a new ceiling.” General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir tweeted his warmest congratulations to Biden, citing his “long history” of supporting the United Nations, and to Harris for her historic election, which he called “a milestone for gender equality.” ___ HERE’S...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bay Area native Kamala Harris made history on being voted in as the new Democratic Vice President-elect of the United States.The Oakland-born politician is the first female, first Black and first Asian American to hold this position when she will be inaugurated with President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.But before Kamala Harris ran for president of the United States in early 2019, then becoming Biden's running mate as vice president in August 2020, she held an impressive career in the Bay Area and in California.Back in 1990, she worked as a deputy district attorney in Alameda County.A decade later, in 2000, she worked for the Family and Children's Services Division in San Francisco focusing child abuse and neglect cases.RELATED: How to pronounce Kamala Harris' name and what it meansThree years later, in 2003, she ran for district attorney of San Francisco---and was elected in a...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is welcoming the election of Joe Biden, calling him “a strong supporter of NATO and the transatlantic relationship.” Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday in a statement that he looks forward to working with Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris “to further strengthen the bond between North America and Europe.” He added that “US leadership is as important as ever in an unpredictable world.” President Donald Trump had been a ferocious critic of NATO during his 2016 campaign and repeatedly threatened to pull the U.S. from the alliance upon assuming office. Trump pressed members of the alliance to boost their defense spending – a priority of his predecessors as well — in furtherance of collective defense. He also pushed the alliance to turn its focus from Russia to emerging...
    California now has a Senate seat to fill.  Once Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris resigns her seat, the responsibility to fill it will fall on Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom. BIDEN WINS PRESIDENCY, TRUMP DENIED SECOND TERM IN WHITE HOUSE Discussions about prospective candidates are already underway. The new appointee would serve out the remainder of Harris's term through 2022 -- which is also the year of the next statewide general election. The governor's seat will also be up for grabs in that vote, and Newsom's pick could influence his chances for re-election. In addition, Harris' Democratic colleague, octogenarian Sen. Dianne Feinstein, will haver her seat on the ballot in 2024 and -- as SF Gate noted in August -- the veteran senator will be 91 years old by then. Vice president-elect Kamala Harris (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) The power for a state to fill a vacant Senate seat comes from the 17th Amendment to...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) used her time during Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday to berate the Supreme Court nominee with a litany of false claims about Obamacare and her record. It was a reminder that every time Harris has a little bit of power, she seems to abuse it. Given that many Americans expect Harris to be president instead of Joe Biden if he wins, her record might seem important. But the media show little interest in asking her about it. Here are five key abuses of power by Harris: 1. Prosecuting a journalist for exposing Planned Parenthood. As California Attorney General, Harris prosecuted David Daleiden after he made a series of undercover videos showing that Planned Parenthood appeared to be harvesting and selling tissue from aborted babies. He is the first and only journalist ever prosecuted in California for producing undercover video — and Harris allegedly...
            by Richard McCarty  In the vice presidential debate, Kamala Harris was lucky that Mike Pence chose not to attack her prosecutorial record except to note that, when Harris was the San Francisco district attorney, blacks were 19 times more likely to be charged with minor drug offenses than whites or Hispanics. Harris’s years spent as a prosecutor and state attorney general demonstrate that she lacks integrity and good judgment; consequently, she is unfit to serve as vice president, just one heartbeat from the presidency. As a law enforcement official, Harris focused on winning at any cost, even if that meant that innocent people would be incarcerated or denied compensation for wrongful convictions. The following are some notable examples of how Harris victimized the vulnerable. Harris’ office prosecuted Jamal Trulove for the murder of his friend. Trulove was convicted without any physical evidence and only one witness whose testimony...
    After Joe Biden chose Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election, we revisited her public financial records to see how she made her money. We also expanded on our previous reporting to get a better understanding of her fundraising history. From her days as San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general to her first term as U.S. senator, Harris has been in campaign mode for the better part of 17 years. During her two terms as DA, she made between $145,000 and $263,000 a year, according to her tax returns. Part of the large swing can be attributed to the release of her first book, published as she geared up for her statewide race for attorney general. Her two attorney general campaigns raised about $8.8 million, according to California campaign finance records. In 2014, she won reelection as attorney general and married attorney Douglas Emhoff....
    Continuing a spiral, Senate Judiciary Democrats are calling on the Justice Department inspector general to – get this – investigate the John Durham investigation into the Robert Mueller FBI investigators. Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, D-Calif., is one of the Democrats on the committee seeking the latest political probe stemming from the Obama administrations investigation of the Trump campaign ties to Russias election meddling. "We write to request that you investigate whether U.S. Attorney John Durhams investigation complies with Department of Justice policies, including policies that protect criminal investigations from political influence," 10 Democrat senators wrote to Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Thursday. The letter levied three claims of potential violations by Attorney General William Barr or other Trump administration officials, including a Durham staffer who resigned, claiming the probe "was being pressed for political reasons." The other two points of contention for Democrats are AG Barrs statements about...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris joined the nine other Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in calling upon Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate U.S. Attorney John Durham’s inquiry into the Russia investigation. “We write to request that you investigate whether U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation complies with Department of Justice policies, including policies that protect criminal investigations from political influence,” Harris and her Senate colleagues wrote to Horowitz in a two-page letter on Thursday. “The Department’s mission ‘to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans’ requires that its prosecutorial decisions be insulated from political influence. To that end, longstanding rules restrain Department personnel from publicly commenting on public investigations, taking actions that may affect an upcoming election, and communicating with the White House about ongoing criminal investigations.” The Justice Department and DOJ watchdog's office did not immediately respond to the...
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Saturday that he’s appealing a judge’s decision to allow the Harris County clerk to send mail-in ballot applications to all registered voters in the county. Paxton is asking the 14th Court of Appeals in Houston to prevent Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins from sending applications to all 2.4 million Houston-area voters. A state judge ruled Friday that the county can proceed with its plan. Paxton argues that the plan violates the state constitution and Texas election law. “There has already been widespread confusion regarding who is and is not eligible to vote by mail during this election cycle,” Paxton’s office argues in the appeal. “Sending applications to millions of ineligible voters … will only exacerbate this situation.” Paxton has been outspoken against attempts by counties at urging voters to request mail-in ballots despite not following requirements, such as disabilities, due...
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General William Barr made a series of false and misleading claims in a contentious interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.Barr also made additional claims that have not been proven or were lacking in context. Here are fact checks of some of his remarks. Russian interference in the 2020 electionBlitzer noted that the intelligence community's top elections official said that Russia is working to help President Donald Trump get elected, while both China and Iran prefer Democratic opponent Joe Biden to win. Blitzer asked Barr: "First of all, do you accept that Russia is once again interfering in the U.S. presidential election?"Barr said, "I accept that there is some preliminary activity that suggests that they might try again."Read MoreFacts First: The intelligence official, William R. Evanina, said that Russian interference is happening now, not that Russia "might" try to interfere. In an August statement, Evanina said, "We assess...
    Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Monday against Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins for allegedly violating Texas election laws after Hollins refused to drop plans to send out applications for mail-in ballots to more than 2 million registered voters. Paxton is trying to stop Hollins from proactively sending out the ballot applications to every registered voter in the county, claiming Hollins isn’t legally allowed to do so, according to the lawsuit. “Election officials have a duty to reject mail-in ballot applications from voters who are not eligible to vote by mail. Unfortunately, instead of protecting the integrity of our democratic process, the Harris County Clerk decided to knowingly violate election laws by preparing to send over two million ballot applications to many Texans who do not qualify and have not requested to vote by mail,” said Paxton in an official statement. “This blatant violation of law undermines...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers can count on having Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. One day after the Sixers fired Brett Brown following another early playoff exit, general manager Elton Brand said he’s evaluating the front office and considering more changes but doesn’t plan to trade either of his two top stars. “I’m not looking to trade Ben or Joel,” Brand said Tuesday. “I’m looking to complement them better. They are 24 and 26 years old, respectively. You try to make that fit as long as you can. They want to be here, they want to be with our organization and I see them here for a long, long time.” Simmons was sidelined for Philadelphia’s first-round sweep against Boston. “That’s a huge key to us getting swept,” Brand said. “I would love to see this group with Ben Simmons, but I don’t want to make any...
    The next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers can count on having Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. One day after the Sixers fired Brett Brown following another early playoff exit, general manager Elton Brand said he’s evaluating the front office and considering more changes but doesn’t plan to trade either of his two top stars. “I’m not looking to trade Ben or Joel,” Brand said Tuesday. “I’m looking to complement them better. They are 24 and 26 years old, respectively. You try to make that fit as long as you can. They want to be here, they want to be with our organization and I see them here for a long, long time.” Simmons was sidelined for Philadelphia’s first-round sweep against Boston. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “That’s a huge key to us getting swept,” Brand said. “I would love to see this group with Ben Simmons, but I...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The next coach of the Philadelphia 76ers can count on having Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. One day after the Sixers fired Brett Brown following another early playoff exit, general manager Elton Brand said he’s evaluating the front office and considering more changes but doesn’t plan to trade either of his two top stars. “I’m not looking to trade Ben or Joel,” Brand said Tuesday. “I’m looking to complement them better. They are 24 and 26 years old, respectively. You try to make that fit as long as you can. They want to be here, they want to be with our organization and I see them here for a long, long time.” Simmons was sidelined for Philadelphia’s first-round sweep against Boston. “That’s a huge key to us getting swept,” Brand said. “I would love to see this group with Ben Simmons, but I don’t want to make...
    Joe Biden questioned whether Kamala Harris knew his record when she confronted the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee during the primary over what she termed as "hurtful" comments on race. During their first joint TV interview, granted to ABC, Biden and Harris were grilled on their tense exchange during the opening debate. There, in a viral moment, California's junior senator told the two-term vice president his cozy relationships with known segregationist colleagues in the Senate and his opposition to federally-mandated busing in 1960 and '70s were personally upsetting. Biden was asked whether, more than a year later, he understood his now-running mate's position. "I sense exactly where she's coming from," he said in the interview that aired Sunday. "I think a lot of people, and maybe even the senator at the time didn't know the depth of my record." Harris didn't directly answer how she overcame the hurt to accept...
    Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) failed as California’s attorney general declined to investigate faulty advertising claims against one of the nation’s leading nutritional supplement companies, which also happened to be a client of her husband’s law firm. As California’s chief law enforcement officer between 2011 and 2017, Harris racked up a record as a tough on crime prosecutor. From cracking down on school truancy to opposing marijuana legalization—with more than 1900 people being prosecuted for possession of the drug under her tenure—Harris was California’s self-acknowledged “top cop.” That record, however, did not extend to clients of Venable LLP, the law firm where Harris’s husband, Douglas Emhoff, was a high-profile partner. Harris, in particular, failed on numerous occasions to investigate the nutritional supplement giant Herbalife. At the time, Herbalife was a high-profile client of Venable, paying the firm hundreds of thousands of dollars for its legal services every year. One such instance...
    Hailing her multi-racial, immigrant heritage—and celebrating generations of female leaders of color who came before her—Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for vice president on Tuesday night, making history as the first woman of color ever to formally join a major-party presidential ticket. Harris, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination herself in 2019, is a nationally known political figure. But in a roughly 20-minute long speech, Harris effectively reintroduced herself to the nation as Joe Biden’s running mate, delving into her upbringing in California, her education at Howard University, and her work as a district attorney and state attorney general.  But for a candidate who was praised for her ability to, as she frequently put it, “prosecute the case” against President Donald Trump, Harris soon got down to the business of lacing into the incumbent’s record. She snuck in barely-veiled digs early—“I know a predator when...
    Years before Barack Obama urged voters to make Kamala Harris the first female the vice president at the 2020 Democratic National Convention, he took heat before praising her looks — and then apologizing for doing so. “You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who is administering the law, and making sure that everybody is getting a fair shake,” the then-president said at an April 2013 fundraiser outside San Francisco about Harris, who was California attorney general. “She also happens to be, by far, the best looking attorney general in the country.” "It’s true! C’mon," Obama as the crowd laughed. The comments prompted allegations of sexism. Salon writer Joan Walsh wrote that her "stomach turned over" when she heard the comment. "Most women in...
    A group of women Attorneys General is throwing its support behind the presidential bid of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as California Attorney General from 2011 to 2017. The group includes 29 current and former Attorneys General from 24 states and U.S. territories. It's made up of all Democrats, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, Maine Gov. Janet Mills, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The group “takes particular pride that one of ‘ours’—a former distinguished state attorney general— has been tapped as the candidate for the second highest office in the land,” Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a statement. Frankie Sue Del Papa, who served as Nevada Attorney General from 1991 to 2003, said the group’s decision to back the ticket stemmed from long-term relationships and familiarity with Harris' work. Attorneys General convene in...
    A group of women Attorneys General is throwing its support behind the presidential bid of former Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who served as California Attorney General from 2011 to 2017. The group includes 29 current and former Attorneys General from 24 states and U.S. territories. It’s made up of all Democrats, including New York Attorney General Letitia James, Maine Gov. Janet Mills, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm and U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. The group “takes particular pride that one of ‘ours’—a former distinguished state attorney general— has been tapped as the candidate for the second highest office in the land,” Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said in a statement. Frankie Sue Del Papa, who served as Nevada Attorney General from 1991 to 2003, said the group’s decision to back the ticket stemmed from long-term relationships and familiarity with Harris’ work. Attorneys General convene in...
    President Trump on Saturday doubled down in support of US Postal Service honcho Louis DeJoy, calling him a “fantastic man” amid protests outside of the official’s home over mail-in-ballot concerns and service cuts. “He’s a fantastic man; he wants to make the Post Office great again,” Trump said during an evening news conference at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. The president spoke as protesters rallied outside the postmaster general’s home in Washington, D.C., to demand DeJoy’s resignation over his handling over the postal service ahead of the November election. Organizers from Shut Down D.C. accuse DeJoy of trying to undermine the agency by cleaning house of top USPS leadership; removing mail boxes and sorting machines and cutting overtime. Meanwhile, Trump has resisted funding the cash-strapped USPS in an admitted attempt to make mail-in voting.  Trump said Saturday that DeJoy was trying his best to save money at...
    Senator Kamala Harris, a former presidential candidate, brings a history of votes and positions as she campaigns to become the first woman of color vice president.  Harris, a former prosecutor, has established a voting record as one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate, according to GovTrack, an independent nonpartisan website that tracks legislative records. Her record, already scrutinized when she ran for president, is sure to be under the microscope once again as she adds her name to the Democratic ticket.  Health careHarris was a co-sponsor of Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All act. In January 2019, Harris said she wanted to eliminate private insurance. Later, she clarified that she wanted to get rid of the "waste" and "bureaucracy" in private insurance, but questions continued about her position on private health insurance. Harris has said she would be against any policy that would deny a person health...
    She's the real deal. Now let's get to work. Shane Goldmacher/NY Times: 5 Takeaways From Kamala Harris’s First Full Day on the Biden Ticket She is adding sizzle, bringing in lots of cash, carving out an anti-Trump role and seemingly confounding the Republican opposition. But plopped into the heat of the general election, her lack of ideological definition may prove a net advantage. Her choice won plaudits from both the billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg and Senator Bernie Sanders (who notably praised her on health care). Republicans tried to foment some frustration but were left with thin gruel among prominent Democrats. The same history-making potential of Ms. Harris’s candidacy that is driving excitement may also help mute the opposition. Representative Ro Khanna of California, a national co-chair of the 2020 Sanders campaign, had publicly pressed for a more progressive choice but praised the power of Ms. Harris’s story as the “daughter of...
    Charmed actress Rose McGowan criticized Kamala Harris yesterday for accepting donations from Harvey Weinstein in one of her past campaigns.  Biden named Harris as his running mate on Tuesday afternoon, making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. Despite an outpouring of support from Hollywood on the selection, including from figures like Taylor Swift, McGowan, 46, expressed her concern on Twitter that Harris had previously accepted donations from convicted sexual predator Weinstein.  'Did you return the money Weinstein gave you? @SenKamalaHarris How many predators bankroll you?,' she asked in a retweet comment from Jeffrey St. Clair, the editor of CounterPunch.  Rose McGowan speaks at a press conference outside the Criminal Court in New York. Harvey Weinstein court hearing, New York, USA, on 6 January...
    (CNN)America's choice in November has never been more clear.In two compelling hours Wednesday, a suddenly energized Democratic ticket of Kamala Harris and Joe Biden and a low-energy President Donald Trump personified sharply divergent paths available to a demoralized nation.The fall election battle began for real a tick before 5 p.m. ET as new vice presidential pick Harris strode into a Delaware school gym alongside the presumptive nominee, as they debuted a combo their party is increasingly convinced can oust Trump after a single, tumultuous White House term.The oppressive silence that greeted the masked pair -- so different from the palm-slapping and hugs on which Biden thrived when unveiled as Barack Obama's running mate 12 years ago -- underscored the disorienting nature of the most unusual campaign in history and the national crisis that has frozen normal life.Biden, apparently inspired by his new partner, gave his best speech of a campaign...
    KAMALA HARRIS is more than excited to be Joe Biden's VP in a video showing when she accepted the offer. In a new tweet released this morning by the new Democratic vice-presidential pick, Harris describes her upbringing and shows the very moment the Democratic presidential nod asked her to be his VP. 3Kamala Harris tweeted a video showing the moment she was asked by Joe Biden to be his VPCredit: Reuters "You ready to go to work?" Biden asks a computer screen as he takes off and folds his mask. "Oh my god. I am so ready to go to work," Harris responds as music picks up in the background and a slight smile stretches across Biden's face. The almost two minute video shared by Harris has been watched over 1.7 million times in the mere hours since it has been tweeted this morning. As the music picks up,...
    President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE and his daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpUS should support Ngozi for WTO Director General   Trump administration awarding M in housing grants to human trafficking survivors Deutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner MORE’s donations to Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along MORE’s (D-Calif.) California Attorney General Campaign gained renewed attention after she was named former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala...
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly named running mate Senator Kamala Harris are set to make their first joint appearance Wednesday as a team seeking to defeat President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the November general election.  The Biden-Harris campaign said the pair would speak in Wilmington, Delaware, about “working together to restore the soul of the nation and fight for working families to move the country forward.”  History-making choice Biden officially named Harris on Tuesday, making her the first Black woman and South Asian American woman to be named on a major party ticket for a presidential election.  After winning enough primaries to secure the nomination earlier this year, Biden, 77, committed himself to picking a female vice presidential candidate. There was much speculation he would choose a Black woman to run with him. A number of familiar and respected names surfaced in the press as potential running...
    US Senator Kamala Harris was confirmed by Joe Biden as her co-team for the White House race to be decided next November. Harris, of African American and Indian roots, is an attorney and represents California in the federal Senate. She was also a presidential candidate before Biden emerged as the favorite to be the standard-bearer of the Democratic party in this 2020. With the appointment, she becomes the first black or colored woman to be a candidate for the position of vice president of the United States. . So far, Biden, a virtual candidate for the presidency, with an advantage of up to 10 points over Donald Trump, has been reported towards the next General Election to be held. According to ., a Monmouth University poll on voting intention in the United States revealed that Democrat Biden has 51% intention against 41% for Trump, who is seeking reelection. The...
    WASHINGTON - Kamala Harris, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's pick to be his running mate in November's election, has been a trailblazer all her life.    "My mother used to have a saying," the 55-year-old Harris is fond of recounting. "She would say to me 'You may be the first to do many things but make sure you're not the last.'"    Harris was the first black attorney general of California, the first woman to hold the post, and the first woman of South Asian heritage to be elected to the US Senate.  She is now seeking to become the first female vice president of the United States.    And with the 77-year-Biden expected to serve only a single term if elected, Harris would be favored to win the Democratic presidential nomination four years from now.  That could give her a shot at more history-making -- as the first female president of...
    As the campaign for President Donald Trump is quick to call newly selected vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris a "phony," records show the president and his daughter Ivanka donated thousands of dollars to the former California attorney generals re-election effort. California campaign donation records show Trump gave money to the 2011 and 2014 attorney general campaigns for Harris. Trump first donated $5,000 in September 2011 and $1,000 in February 2013. In June 2014, Ivanka, a White House senior advisor, donated $2,000 to the re-election campaign for Harris. On July 29, Trump called Harris "a fine choice" if presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden had chosen her as a running mate. "I think shed be a fine choice, Kamala Harris," Trump told White House reporters July 29. "Shed be a fine choice." Now that Harris spot as a confirmed vice presidential candidate has been confirmed, some in Trumps campaign have taken swipes at her...
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., as his running mate -- a move that will likely draw renewed scrutiny about her past as a prosecutor. Harris’ past as a public prosecutor both as district attorney in San Francisco and later attorney general of California before she became a senator were both a strength and a weakness for her in her presidential bid last year. KAMALA HARRIS ADMITS 'UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES' IN ANTI-TRUANCY LAW WHILE SHE WAS CALIFORNIA AG While her past as a prosecutor could help counter attacks from the Trump campaign that a Biden-Harris ticket is soft on crime, it could hurt her with a left of the party that has entertained calls to abolish, defund or overhaul police departments -- although the initial reaction from progressive standard bearers and groups was overwhelmingly positive. But an example of the kinds of attacks she may...
    President Donald Trump twice donated to presumptive Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris’s campaign for California attorney general, campaign finance records show. Trump donated $5,000 to Harris’s first campaign in 2011 and another $1,000 to her re-election campaign in 2013, according to California campaign finance records. Harris was elected as the state’s attorney general in 2010 and reelected in 2014, before running for an open California Senate seat in 2016. Harris was one of the last Democrats to receive a Trump donation, according to ABC News’ Jon Karl noted Tuesday. Trump largely stopped donating to Democrats in 2010, Karl noted. Interesting – @realDonaldTrump basically stopped donating to Democrats after 2010, but he donated a total of $6000 to @KamalaHarris in 2011 & 2013 (@IvankaTrump gave another $2000 in 2014). Almost all of his donations were to Republicans, but he was giving to @KamalaHarris — jonkarl (@jonkarl) August 11, 2020 ...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Kamala Harris, a US senator from California and former presidential candidate.PersonalBirth date: October 20, 1964 Birth place: Oakland, California Birth name: Kamala Devi HarrisRead MoreFather: Donald Harris, an economics professorMother: Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a physician Marriage: Douglas Emhoff (2014-present) Education: Howard University, B.A. political science and economics, 1986; University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989 Religion: BaptistOther FactsFirst African-American, first woman and first Asian-American to become attorney general of California. First South Asian-American attorney general in the nation. First Indian-American and second African-American woman to serve as a senator.First African-American woman to represent California in the Senate.She is the daughter of Jamaican and Indian immigrants. Grew up attending a black Baptist church and a Hindu temple.Her name comes from the Sanskrit word meaning "lotus" flower.Timeline1990-1998 - Serves as deputy district attorney for Alameda County, California.1998 - Is named...
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. She is the first black woman to serve in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the position. The former California attorney-general has been urging police reform amid anti-racism protests. Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November. Vice-President Mike Pence remains the Republican incumbent's running mate. Ms Harris, 55, seen as a rising star within the Democratic party, dropped out of the presidential race in December. She repeatedly clashed with Mr Biden during the primary election debates, most notably criticising his praise for the "civil" working relationship he had with former senators who favoured racial segregation. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHarris and Biden clash over his race record Who...
    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has urged ex-girlfriend Sen. Kamala Harris to reject presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden if he asks her to be his running mate. In an op-ed published in the San Francisco Chronicle over the weekend, Brown advised his ex to “politely decline” Biden’s vice presidential offer, arguing that she should instead aim for U.S. attorney general. “Harris is a tested and proven campaigner who will work her backside off to get Biden elected. That said, the vice presidency is not the job she should go for — asking to be considered as attorney general in a Biden administration would be more like it,” Brown wrote of the California Democrat, who is widely considered to be the frontrunner in the VP race. Brown, 86, argued that while being included on a presidential ticket “is obviously a huge honor…the glory would be short-lived.” “Historically, the vice presidency...
    The former mayor of San Francisco has advised Senator Kamala Harris to reject the role of Vice President if Joe Biden offers it to her. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, Willie Brown said that Senator Harris should instead aim for the role of attorney general. The former San Francisco mayor said that the role of vice president doesn't often open the doors to the job of president, but admitted that it would be an achievement if Harris were to become the first woman to ever hold the position. The former mayor of San Francisco has advised Senator Kamala Harris (pictured) to reject the role of Vice President if Joe Biden offers it to her Writing for the paper, Brown said: 'True, the vice president does have an advantage the next time the party needs a new nominee, which in Biden’s case could be four years from now.  'But...
    Madison Summers August 10, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is receiving some advice from a former leader in the state she serves. As many are waiting to know who presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden chooses as his running mate, several names of potential contenders have circulated — including Harris. Instead of saying yes to the job if Biden asks her to be his vice presidential pick, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown (D) is suggesting she “politely decline.” “Harris is a tested and proven campaigner who will work her backside off to get Biden elected. That said, the vice presidency is not the job she should go for — asking to be considered as attorney general in a Biden administration would be more like it,” Brown wrote in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed published Saturday. Brown, who was the mayor from 1996 to 2004, added, “Being picked...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has reportedly been jockeying to secure the vice presidential spot on Joe Biden’s ticket, but former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown says she shouldn’t take it if offered. Brown says Harris should “politely decline” and hold out for a better slot in the administration. In a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed headlined “Brown: Kamala Harris should say no to vice presidency,” Brown said Harris should ask to be made attorney general in a Biden administration. “Harris is a tested and proven campaigner who will work her backside off to get Biden elected,” Brown wrote. “That said, the vice presidency is not the job she should go for — asking to be considered as attorney general in a Biden administration would be more like it.” “Historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end. For every George H.W. Bush, who ascended from the job to...
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) attends the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled “CBP Oversight: Examining the Evolving Challenges Facing the Agency” in Dirksen Senate Office Building on June 25, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images) Former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, wrote an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle this weekend saying that his friend, Kamala Harris, should decline the vice-presidency if offered.  Brown wrote, “Being picked for the vice presidency is obviously a huge honor, and if Biden wins, Harris would make history by being the first woman to hold the job.”  READ MORE: Calling Kamala Harris ‘too ambitious’ is a lesson for young Black girls “But,” he wrote, “the glory would be short-lived, and historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a dead end. For every George H.W. Bush, who ascended from the job to the presidency, there’s an...
    Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown has urged Sen. Kamala Harris to "politely decline" a spot on Joe Biden's ticket if the 2020 presumptive Democratic nominee chooses her as his running mate. In an op-ed headlined "Brown: Kamala Harris should say no to vice presidency" published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday, Brown, who has openly discussed his past extramarital relationship with Harris, urged her to reject the vice presidency and request instead to be considered for the role of attorney general in a Biden administration. BEN SHAPIRO: BIDEN CHOICE OF RUNNING MATE BETWEEN SUSAN RICE, KAMALA HARRIS "Harris is a tested and proven campaigner who will work her backside off to get Biden elected," Brown wrote. "That said, the vice presidency is not the job she should go for — asking to be considered as attorney general in a Biden administration would be more like it." Brown continued, "Historically, the vice presidency has often ended up being a...
    Meaghan Ellis July 28, 2020 0 Comments Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) shredded Attorney General William Barr for mentioning the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) during the opening remarks of his testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. At the hearing on Tuesday, Barr opened by saying, “On behalf of the Department of Justice, I want to pay my respects to your colleague John Lewis, an indomitable champion of civil rights and the rule of law,” as he praised his “commitment to nonviolence.” In response to Barr’s remarks, the California lawmaker took to Twitter to blast the attorney general as she noted what Lewis advocated for during his time in office. For more than 40 years, Lewis fought for fair voting rights for minorities. Harris tweeted, “Bill Barr hasn’t lifted a finger as Attorney General to protect voting rights in America. He has no business speaking John Lewis’s name.” Bill Barr hasn’t lifted a finger as...
    Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden comes to Washington to honor John Lewis House passes bill establishing commission to study racial disparities affecting Black men, boys Harris on tense debate with Biden: 'That's politics' MORE (D-Calif.) blasted Attorney General William BarrBill BarrRead: Attorney General William Barr's written testimony to the House Judiciary Committee Barr expected to blast Democrats for efforts to 'discredit' him in upcoming hearing OVERNIGHT ENERGY: National Guardsman says removing protesters from Lafayette Square was an 'unprovoked escalation' | EPA watchdog kicks off probe after agency slashed fuel efficiency regs | Trump offers new FERC nominees MORE for invoking the late Rep. John LewisJohn LewisHillicon Valley: Google extending remote work policy through July 2021 | Intel community returns final Russia report to Senate committee after declassification | Study finds election officials vulnerable to cyberattacks Biden pays his respects to John Lewis at the Capitol The...
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