Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jess Bidgood Globe Staff January 21, 2019 WASHINGTON — Senator Kamala Harris leaned toward the microphone last week and looked at William Barr, President Trump’s nominee for attorney general. The questions flew fast. Was he advocating for a border wall? Did he know most illegal drugs come through ports of entry? Had he been to one lately?When Barr said he had not, Harris pointedly suggested he do so.This is the Harris most Americans know, if they know the California Democrat: the calm, focused inquisitor on the dais of the Senate Judiciary Committee, directing withering questions at such Trump appointees as now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh or former attorney general Jeff Sessions (who once said her volley of queries made him feel “rushed” and “nervous”). Advertisement On Monday, she jumped into the race for … [Read more...] about On GMA, Kamala Harris says she plans to run for president in 2020
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US Senator Kamala Harris believes that she is considering running for presidency in 2020. But what is her background in politics and is she a potential candidate? Here's what we know. Who is Kamala Harris? Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician who is currently serving as the junior US Senator for California since 2017. The 54-year-old was born in Oakland, California and is a member of the Democratic Party. She is married to Douglas Emhoff who is also a lawyer. The couple reportedly met on a blind date after a set up by a close friend of Harris. Emhoff is currently a California attorney at Venable LLp. Harris previously served as the 32nd Attorney General of California from 2011 to 2017, and as District Attorney of San Francisco from 2004 to 2010. Harris graduated from Howard University in Washington, DC and got her law degree from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. After graduating, she worked in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office and … [Read more...] about Who is Kamala Harris? Potential Democrat 2020 nominee and California senator
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That’s the Point. Supported by ByAstead W. Herndon Jan. 12, 2019 If Senator Kamala Harris’s book tour is a preview of her likely presidential campaign, the early signs point to a catchall message meant for Democrats across the spectrum. Speaking Friday night at the 92nd Street Y on New York’s Upper East Side, Ms. Harris covered many bases: her origin story from Oakland to Capitol Hill, what drew her into public life and the importance of voters “seeing themselves” reflected in the nation’s array of leaders. She cited her work to reform the juvenile criminal justice system in California as one of her biggest policy accomplishments. She talked about the necessity for Democrats to work in a bipartisan fashion while … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That’s the Point.
close Video Kamala Harris aide resigns over $400G harassment settlement Kamala Harris' new book may have gone to the printer just a bit too soon. The U.S. senator's biography, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” which was released Tuesday, is the latest sign that the California Democrat is seriously considering the 2020 presidential run. But the book also puts Harris in an awkward spot because it praises the "leadership" her now-disgraced former aide, Larry Wallace, who resigned in December over a $400,000 sexual harassment settlement. The settlement stemmed from the alleged harassment of Danielle Hartley, who had been Wallace's executive assistant during his time at the California Department of Justice -- which was then led by Harris, who was then California's attorney general. KAMALA HARRIS AIDE RESIGNS OVER $400G HARASSMENT SETTLEMENT The senator’s book features a passage in which she praises Wallace, former director of the … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris’ new book published with praise for ‘leadership’ of now-disgraced former aide
US SENATOR Kamala Harris says the US is “absolutely” ready for a woman of colour to be president. The former-California attorney general made the comment after admitting she is still considering a run for the presidency in 2020. It's too early for the Democratic party members to start picking favourites, but as a former prosecutor, political commentators expect Harris to portray herself as a fact-based no-nonsense challenger to Trumps flamboyant, fibbing persona. Harris has acted as a senator since 2017, and said Americans were ready for a black woman to lead during an appearance on ABC's The View. She said: "I’m not saying that about myself, but I am saying that about the capacity of the American public. "We need to give the American public more credit." Harris told The View that people look for commonality when choosing a leader, and when it came down to what people really cared about, the race and gender of the leader didn't matter so much. She said when voters … [Read more...] about Kamala Harris says US is ‘absolutely’ ready for woman of colour to become president