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Kamala Harris Campaign Cuts Staff, Salaries in Preparation for Iowa Caucus

According to a new report, Kamala Harris’ campaign has pulled the trigger on a major shakeup in order to increase her odds in the upcoming presidential election. From Politico: Kamala Harris is dramatically restructuring her campaign by redeploying staffers to Iowa and laying off dozens of aides at her Baltimore headquarters, according to campaign sources […]

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Post-Debate Analysis: Kamala Harris Did a Good Thing and Elizabeth Warren Held It Down

“Dude got to go,” Sen. Kamala Harris said at last night’s debate in Ohio when asked about Donald Trump and his mishandling of Syria and Turkey. “What Donald Trump has done because of that phone call with Erdogan is basically giving 10,000 ISIS fighters a get-out-of-jail-free card,” Harris said. “And you know who the winner […]

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Bernie Rises Above, Kamala Cries Like a Dove and Yang’s Got No Computer Love: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 13

Earlier this week, Marcus Ferrell (former African-American outreach director for Bernie Sanders for America 2016, and senior adviser for Swing Left) sent me the following meme: Advertisement It was perfect, actually, since in making the Power Rankings this week we caught a few candidates slipping. It seems like in the midst of crowing over new […]

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White Domestic Terrorism as a National Security Threat Presents Challenges for 2020 Presidential Candidates

A man carries a ‘Racism RIP’ sign at a makeshift memorial honoring victims outside Walmart, near the scene of a mass shooting which left at least 22 people dead, on Aug. 6, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody.Photo: Mario Tama (Getty Images) U.S. national security conversations have traditionally […]

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SNL Does Kamala, Mayor Pete Starts to Holla and Booker Says ‘Can I Hold a Dollar?’: 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 12

Graphic: Jim Cooke (G/O Media), Photo: Getty Images This is by far one of the strangest weeks in the history of The Root Presidential Black Power Rankings. We had a mutiny within our committee, we had a special guest analyst who is just brilliant, and we had half a dozen major events occur this week […]

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Kamala Harris Releases Criminal Justice Reform Plan to Address Police Brutality, Mass Incarceration, the Drug War

Photo: Scott Eisen (Getty Images) Kamala Harris has a lot of plans. Every other week the California senator introduces a proposal that would end climate change (with a trillion dollars,) create Medicare-for-all (without pushing out private insurers) and fund black businesses (while ensuring that the local Jamaican restaurant never runs out of oxtails). And on […]

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Kamala Harris Tackles ‘Opportunity Gap’ With Plan to Grow Black Wealth by Investing Some $75 Billion in Entrepreneurship and HBCUs

Photo: Bill Pugliano (Getty) With less access to traditional bank loans and often saddled with higher student debt burdens than other racial groups, African Americans are often hard-pressed to come up with the capital needed to start businesses. With that in mind, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) on Friday will unveil a multibillion-dollar […]

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Who’s on Top? The Root’s 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 1

Illustration: Elena Scotti (Photos: Getty Images) Welcome to The Root’s Black Power Rankings, where we assess the eleventy-billion Democrats currently running for the chance to face off against Donald Trump for the presidency. Every single candidate running right now knows they need to win black voters to have a chance at the Democratic nomination. Yet […]

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Family Affair: Maya Harris Is Painted as the Face and Political Ice Breaker for Big Sister — and Presidential Hopeful — Kamala

Maya Harris, sister of and campaign chairwoman for Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, onstage at a forum in Los Angeles, June 2018 Photo: Emma McIntyre (Getty) Family is a common fixture along the campaign trail of many a political candidate, but few earn the aspirational moniker of being a candidate’s “Bobby Kennedy” as Maya […]

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Sen. Kamala Harris Wants States to Get Approval From DOJ Before Passing Restrictive Abortion Laws

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) California Sen. Kamala Harris will announce her presidential policy proposal to stop states from passing unconstitutional abortion laws by including a pre-clearance requirement from her Department of Justice. Harris’ announcement, expected during an MSNBC town hall on Tuesday night, comes as several states, including Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have sought […]

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