It was a crowded stage at Thursday night’s Democratic debate, and the 10 candidates did what they could to stand out. Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) electrified the night by going after former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on busing and working with segregationists. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg carefully fielded questions about police accountability and racism in his...
For much of America ― the portion that doesn’t eagerly consume political news more than 16 months before a general election ― Thursday night’s two-hour Democratic presidential primary debate in Miami will be cut down to a single moment, YouTube clip, television news segment or newspaper headline: Sen. Kamala Harris’ confrontation of former Vice President Joe Biden over his...
What Popular Female Characters Look Like in Remakes (“The Enchanted” Surprised Us Most) Many actresses get trapped in one role or image, but sometimes the opposite happens when a movie role...
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told Congress last month that White House adviser Jared Kushner went behind his back multiple times to hold meetings with foreign leaders and diplomats, the latest example of the president’s son-in-law holding outsize influence over U.S. foreign policy. Tillerson spoke with the House Foreign Affairs Committee for more than seven hours as part of a...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apologized Thursday after he triggered an uproar in Florida by quoting revolutionary Che Guevara at a Miami union rally earlier in the day. The Democratic presidential candidate said later he had no idea the famous quote was from Guevara, an ally of Cuba’s Fidel Castro. “I did not mean to offend anyone who...
All but two Democratic presidential hopefuls backed a proposal to decriminalize unauthorized border crossings on the second night of the first 2020 Democratic debate, reflecting the growing influence of former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro in driving the debate.   Castro, the first candidate to issue an immigration platform, stoked one of the most contentious moments of the first...
She may not be getting much traction in the polls, but Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson lit up Twitter for her wild performance at Thursday night’s debate.  From her unusual Mid-Atlantic speaking pattern to her even more unusual answers ― including a plan to beat President Donald Trump with “love” and an odd shoutout to New Zealand ― users on...
MIAMI ― Sen. Kamala Harris’ first big moment of the debate was saying, “America does not want to witness a food fight.” Her second was heaving an entire tray of spaghetti in former Vice President Joe Biden’s face. The conversation devolved into undecipherable crosstalk a few minutes into the Democratic debate on Thursday, as 10 presidential candidates tried to stand...
After taking several seemingly contradictory positions on the issue in recent months, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) confirmed Thursday she supports abolishing private health insurance in favor of a government-run health care program for all Americans. Harris joined fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in raising her hand on stage at the first 2020 presidential debate in Miami when...
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) sharply criticized former Vice President Joe Biden’s record on racial segregation in a dramatic, bracing exchange that marked the defining moment of the Democratic primary debate on Thursday night.  Harris broke into a conversation about race among the other candidates by pointing out she was the only black person onstage. She recounted discrimination she experienced growing...