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Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's runningKamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. “You and I have a similar experience growing up,” said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first black woman elected president. It was the kind of moment some Harris advisers and allies have been waiting for: the blending of Harris’ polished political resume with a revealing glimpse at the forces that have shaped her life and her vision for the presidency.



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Harris, Warren, others counter Biden's electability argument

Harris, Warren, others counter Biden's electability argumentStanding before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary state, Joe Biden’s leading rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sought Saturday to undercut the former vice president’s argument that he’s the ideal Democrat to oust President Donald Trump. California Sen. Kamala Harris charged straight at Trump as she addressed hundreds of activists at the South Carolina Democratic Party Convention. “We need somebody on our stage when it comes for that general election, who knows how to recognize a rap sheet when they see it and prosecute the case,” Harris said, playing off her experience as a state and local prosecutor as she shredded Trump on a litany of policy fronts.



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Joe Biden leads Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris in latest Quinnipiac poll

Joe Biden leads Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala Harris in latest Quinnipiac pollJoe Biden held a lead over Bernie Sanders, Beto O'Rourke and Kamala Harris in latest Quinnipiac poll. Survey found 23 percent of voters viewed AOC unfavorably.



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Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher Pay

Kamala Harris Calls for U.S. Spending Hike to Boost Teacher PayThe California senator will tell the Texas Southern University College Democrats in Houston that she’d seek to fully close the pay gap for public school teachers in her first term as president, according to a campaign aide who wasn’t authorized to discuss the plan publicly. Harris’s campaign cited a study by the progressive-leaning Economic Policy Institute that found that elementary, middle, and secondary public school teachers earn 11.1 percent less than similar college graduates, even after accounting for benefits, according to 2017 data. The candidate’s call comes amid a flurry of policy ideas from a large Democratic presidential field aimed at mitigating rising inequality and expanding the safety net.



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2020 election: Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke jump in new poll, but Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tie as frontrunners

2020 election: Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke jump in new poll, but Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders tie as frontrunnersA new poll has revealed early gains for Kamala Harris and Beto O’Rourke in the growing field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates — but they’re still far from being the frontrunners at this stage in the game. Joe Biden, the former vice president who has yet to formally announce his candidacy, has been leading the pack in a slate of polls putting him ahead of his lesser known potential opponents. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is now tied with Mr Biden at 26 per cent of total support from Democratic voters, however, according to a new Emerson poll released on Wednesday.



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Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the Trump family

Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris received thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the Trump familyDemocratic Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris may be an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration, but she's been the recipient of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from the president and his family.



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Kamala Harris attracts crowds in Iowa, but leaves questions about what she believes

Kamala Harris attracts crowds in Iowa, but leaves questions about what she believesSen. Kamala Harris of California is attracting big crowds as she campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.



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2020 Democratic presidential candidates Harris and Warren support reparations for African-Americans

2020 Democratic presidential candidates Harris and Warren support reparations for African-AmericansThe idea of reparations occasionally arises as a way to right America's historical wrong of slavery, but it's getting the attention of some presidential candidates now; Douglas McKelway reports.



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Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign event

Kamala Harris faces scrutiny over Jussie Smollett ‘modern day lynching’ comment at 2020 campaign eventSenator Kamala Harris visited New Hampshire on Monday for the first time in her life, and quickly experienced the realities of being a presidential candidate: She faced questions from national reporters about her political ideology and her description of the alleged assault on actor Jussie Smollett as “an attempted modern day lynching,” followed by a town hall-style forum with a big crowd of more than 1,000 voters. Unlike most presidential hopefuls, who come to New Hampshire years before the primary, Ms Harris — who is from California and relatively new to the national political stage — waited until roughly a year before the primary to show up. Barack Obama, who had never been to New Hampshire before running for president, visited the state in December 2006, about 13 months before its 2008 primary.



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'And I did inhale': Kamala Harris admits marijuana use

'And I did inhale': Kamala Harris admits marijuana useSen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in a new interview that she supports the legalization of marijuana — admitting that she has not only smoked pot, she has inhaled.



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