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Kamala Harris defends Nancy Pelosi

Sen. Harris defends Pelosi, saying speaker is 'very respectful of women of color'

WASHINGTON - Sen. Kamala Harris defended House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in an interview that aired Friday, saying she has found her fellow California Democrat to be "very respectful of women of color," an assessment at odds with comments earlier this week by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

During an appearance on the New York-based radio show "The Breakfast Club," Harris was asked about Ocasio-Cortez's assertion in a Washington Post interview that Pelosi had been "just outright disrespectful" with "the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color."

"That's not my experience with Nancy Pelosi," said Harris, a Democratic presidential primary hopeful. "And I've known her and worked with her for years. I've known her to be very respectful of women of color and very supportive of them."


Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren by Liuba Grechen Shirley

Liuba Grechen Shirley: Why I'm Endorsing Elizabeth Warren

In this exclusive op-ed, Liuba Grechen Shirley, who in 2018 ran for U.S. Representative in New York's traditionally Republican 2nd District, tells us why she is endorsing Sen. Elizabeth Warren for president.

I remember one of the hardest days of my campaign was when my son Nicholas had recently broken his leg. We had spent hours at the doctor’s that day. Both kids were crying and exhausted. I was exhausted.

Then I got a call from Elizabeth Warren. The conversation started with politics and quickly turned to motherhood as I told her what was going on with Nicholas. We talked about my mom and her Aunt Bee, and I broke down on the phone. I started crying, and she gave me the mom pep talk I needed at that moment. She told me, "We moms...when we run out of milk, we make breakfast with orange juice." She gave me advice and she listened. The conversation I had with Elizabeth was about more than motherhood. It was about the struggles that working parents face every day.

I know how hard it is to be a working parent in the United States. When I had my first child, Mila, I was the director of a research institute at New York University. I didn’t have paid family leave and couldn’t get my daughter into daycare because of years-long waiting lists for child-care centers I couldn’t even afford. We moved back home to Long Island so my mom could help watch our children and I could keep working.

Running for Congress was the last thing I thought I would do, but when my representative Peter King voted to take healthcare coverage away from 74,000 people in our district alone and told me that holding a town hall would only "diminish democracy," I got angry. I held a town hall for him, and then I ran against him.


Fox News SC Poll Looks Really Good for Joe Biden

Former Vice President Joe Biden remains indomitable in a new survey of Democratic voters in South Carolina, a state critical to capturing the party's 2020 presidential nomination.

In a new Fox News poll released Thursday, Biden towered above his Democratic challengers at 35 percent, more than the share of support received by the next four leading contenders combined. Fourteen percent of South Carolina Democratic primary voters indicated support for Senator Bernie Sanders and 12 percent chose Senator Kamala Harris.

Thursday's poll is the first major survey in South Carolina to be conducted after the first Democratic debates of the 2020 cycle. Biden was widely seen by political commentators to have been bruised by Harris during a tense exchange at the Miami debates over his opposition to federally mandated busing in the Civil Rights era.

Harris, accordingly, saw her fortunes rise after the debate performance in late June where she was lauded by Democratic pundits for sharing how she benefited as a child from busing-supported school desegregation.

But her breakout turn in Miami has not appeared to break through Biden's solid grasp of the Democratic primary base in South Carolina, where she ranks third in the Fox News survey and well below Biden's lead.


The polls are what the polls are.

People should take the good with the bad (polls for their candidates) without criticizing unfavorable poll results.

Warren Demands Answers From ICE About Its New Detention Centers in the South

After a report from Mother Jones, Warren wants ICE to explain why its using three new for-profit detention centers.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is demanding answers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement following a Mother Jones report that the agency has begun using three new for-profit detention centers in the Deep South.

ICE is sending asylum seekers to the facilities even though Congress just rejected another request from the agency for funds to allow it to detain more migrants. One of the new centers saw the death of three inmates following poor medical treatment and a riot in 2012 that left a guard dead.

In a letter sent to acting ICE director Mark Morgan on Thursday, Warren wrote that “it appears that ICE has decided to place immigrant detainees at these facilities without providing proper notice, despite the fact that they suffer from a myriad of health and safety problems.”


Harris among top tier candidates with room to grow

Poll shows Harris among top tier candidates with room to grow

Rachel Maddow reports on the results of the latest NBC News/WSJ Democratic primary poll, including some details in the cross tabs that show Kamala Harris with an opportunity to convert some voters to her side.
July 11, 2019


Biden dominates FoxNews South Carolina Poll

7-10 Jul 19
A rated: FoxNews/BeaconResearch Poll

Joe Biden...……... 35%
Bernie Sanders... 14%
Kamala Harris..... 12%
Elizabeth Warren.. 5%
Cory Booker...……. 3%
Pete Buttigieg...... 2%

Biden leads by +21


My Disclaimer: This is an early poll. No single poll result should be over emphasized, especially this early.

Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg went down substantially compared to their polling average for previous South Carolina polls.

Biden declined slightly 2% and Warren went up slightly 3% compared to past SC polling averages.


Biden leads Warren by +7 in first NBC/WSJ Poll

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., lead the Democratic presidential field, according to the national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll’s opening measure of the 2020 horse race.

Biden...... 26%
Warren.... 19%
Harris...... 13%
Sanders... 13%
Buttigieg... 7%

Biden leads in the first NBC/WSJ poll with +7


My Disclaimer: This is an early poll. No single poll result should be over emphasized, especially this early.

Front runner Joe Biden's 26% is in line with his national average of polling of 27.1 %
-- is 26% Biden's floor?

Warren at 19% in this poll out performs her national average of 13.7 %
-- is warren on the move up?


Sanders leads in NH, Biden & Harris tie for 4th place

New Hampshire
Jun 29-Jul 4, 2019
C+ Change Research

Sanders... 26%
Warren.... 24%
Buttigieg.. 14%
Harris...…. 13%
Biden...….. 13%


My Disclaimer: This is an early poll. No single poll result should be over emphasized, especially this early.

Buttiegieg surges into the lead latest Iowa Poll

primary Iowa
Jun 29-Jul 4, 2019
C+ Change Research

Buttigieg.. 25%
Warren.... 18%
Sanders... 16%
Biden...... 16%
Harris..... 16%
O'Rourke.. 2%

Buttigieg takes +7 lead


My Disclaimer: This is an early poll. No single poll result should be over emphasized, especially this early.

Simply a stunning performance by Pete Buttigieg.

Biden's support plummets in SC

From the first post debate SC poll:

Democratic primary S.C.
Jun 29-Jul 4, 2019 C+ Change Research

Biden...... 27%
Harris..... 21%
Sanders.. 16%
Warren... 15%
Buttigieg.. 6%
Booker..... 6%
Gabbard.. 2%
O'Rourke 1%

Biden's lead is +6 in this poll, compared to +20 and +27 in two different polls back in June.


My Disclaimer: This is an early poll. No single poll result should be over emphasized, especially this early.

Earlier poll results for SC can be seen here:

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