Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) told Trump directly that he would be committing a federal crime by withholding funds to interfere with the right to vote.
In his 1980 campaign against incumbent President Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan famously asked, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?”
The powerful question gave voters clear and focused direction in assessing how well the federal government was supporting and working to improve the everyday lives of Americans.
Last Tuesday, former President Barack Obama gave his much-anticipated endorsement of his former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidacy.
The endorsement was expected, of course, despite the wait Obama imposed, which seemed likely attributable to his preference to time his speech in the wake of Bernie Sanders’ own endorsement of Biden, creating a crescendo effect.
Rep. Adam Schiff, and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris have announced legislation to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the US coronavirus response.
Healthcare reform, coronavirus, and who could beat President Donald Trump in a general election matchup were all obvious topics that viewers should have expected to be discussed in the debate between Democratic Party candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders on Sunday night.
But a promise from Biden also made headlines — the pledge that a woman vice-presidential candidate would run alongside him, should he get the nomination.
Sanders made a similar promise, saying he was going to highly consider a woman to run with him too, but Biden’s words were more committal.
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 16, 2020
“If I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a woman to be vice president,” he said in the debate.
Biden didn’t give any details on who he was thinking of. But according to polling from last month, there are a few names that top the list of Democratic voters’ opinions that he should give strong consideration toward.
An Emerson poll from mid-February asked respondents who should be the Democratic candidate for vice president. A clear plurality, 20 percent, said it should be current U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, who also ran for president in the Democratic primary but dropped out early due to losing momentum during her campaign.
The poll, which also included men in its questioning, placed Andrew Yang in second place, with 18 percent. Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton came in third, with 16 percent saying she should be VP, and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams came in fourth, with 8 percent saying she should be the nominee.
Women are the majority of the U.S. population, but we’ve never had a woman president.
There are plenty of inspiring, qualified women in American politics who could be president.
One of them must be on the Democratic ticket in November. https://t.co/9AgienhXhd
Joe Biden committed to picked a woman to be his running mate and also naming the first female African-American Supreme Court justice.
The endorsement of Joe Biden by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was a clear move to win Michigan and deal a near-fatal blow to the Sanders campaign.
Daryon Jackson, who was formerly Senator Kamala Harris' political strategist, flagged video on Thursday of former Vice President Joe Biden saying he was looking for a VP who matched his ideals like Kamala Harris or another woman. Jackson then noted that it sounded like Harris was his top pick.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) calls for the Senate to bring Lev Parnas in to testify at Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
Trump tried to mock Kamala Harris for dropping out of the presidential race, but instead, got owned by the California Senator.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who was once a top-tier Democratic primary candidate is dropping out and ending her campaign that had lost all momentum.
It took Sen. Kamala Harris about a minute and a half to perfectly sum up the reason why Trump should be impeached and removed from office.
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Sen. Kamala Harris unloaded on Tulsi Gabbard for her attacks on Democrats and her ties to Fox News, Steve Bannon, and right-wing interests at the Democratic debate.
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has formally requested that Twitter suspend Donald Trump's account over his call for a civil war.
A new Iowa poll shows Joe Biden with a narrow two-point lead over Elizabeth Warren as Pete Buttigieg has taken over third and Bernie Sanders is in fourth.
The top three Democrats in the polls were on stage together, but who won? Here are the winners and losers of the ABC Democratic debate.
A parade of 19 Democratic White House hopefuls will plead their case to thousands of New Hampshire party activists on Saturday, hoping a quick sales pitch will help ignite their campaigns in the race to pick a challenger to Republican President Donald Trump in 2020.
Just yesterday I attended a fair in Port Oneida, Michigan celebrating rural culture.
While the focus on Michigan, when it comes to economic matters, tends to be on the manufacturing sector, largely, of course, because of the dominance of the auto industry, the importance of the rural economy and population loom large, not just in terms of their essential role in U.S. life but also as a voting issue and bloc in the 2020 presidential election.
Indeed, it is not uncommon, driving in this area of the country, to see bumper stickers that read, “No farms, No Food.” Urban folk would be wise to be cognizant of their reliance on this rural culture for their very life.
The success of Democrats in the 2020 presidential election may very well hinge on their ability to forge a unity between rural and urban voters and to underscore not just the interdependence of rural and urban populations and economies but the common issues and interests these communities share.
President Trump has done his best to drive a wedge between rural and urban voters, trying to obscure the common suffering people have experienced under Trump’s mis-leadership. While speaking in Ohio last August 2, he continued, for example, to berate Baltimore for its problems, having referred to the city as a “rat and rodent infested mess,” as if, despite occupying the most powerful political office in the nation, if not the world, the people of Baltimore did not fall under his purview and he did not shoulder any responsibility for Baltimore or, really, any of America’s inner cities. Baltimore residents are not part of Trump’s “United Base of America.”
As Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS news, noted, however, while Trump was speaking recently in Ohio, he neglected to address the suffering experienced in that very state. She tweeted: “
The president was in Ohio, home to Masury, OH — a city nicknamed Misery, OH because of the struggles and economic devastation there. But President Trump went on extended riffs about cities much more farther [sic] away last night.”
Former vice president Joe Biden continues to ride high and maintain his lead, while the presence of Sen. Elizabeth Warren is adding to the struggles of Sen. Bernie Sanders.