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Gillibrand touts Green New Deal, Healthcare for All in Iowa visit

CEDAR RAPIDS Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, a 2020 presidential hopeful, painted herself as someone who can both build political bridges and fight for progressive values at a stop in Cedar Rapids on Monday.

Gillibrand cited her ability to win over voters in rural upstate New York in 2006, when she beat the incumbent Republican there to be elected to the U.S. House. It was her first time running for office, and she said she realized the importance of focusing on policy, not political labels.

I learned how to bring people together and how to work across the aisle, she said.

Gillibrand met with potential voters at the Chrome Horse Saloon and Slop House in Cedar Rapids before heading to a stop at the Airliner in Iowa City. Earlier in the afternoon, she held a Q&A session with a handful of people in a private living room in Cedar Rapids, hosted by Progress Iowa and livestreamed online by Now This News.


The Gazette

Kamala Harris sets her sights on South Carolina with first campaign swing

COLUMBIA, S.C. Democrat Kamala Harris represents California in the Senate, but her inaugural campaign swing through South Carolina over the weekend sent a clear signal that she sees the Palmetto State as the gateway to winning her party's nomination for president.

With its prime spot in the 2020 calendar and its high concentration of African American voters, the South Carolina primary could provide a launching pad for Democratic presidential hopefuls. And Harris' "truth and justice" campaign pitch seemed tailormade for competing in the state, which is scheduled to hold its primary on Feb. 29, 2020.


Over the course of two town halls in North Charleston and Columbia which book-ended stops through small businesses owned by black women, lunch at Rodney Scott's BBQ and a visit to Emanuel AME, the historically black church where nine worshipers were gunned down in 2015 Harris advocated for changes to the criminal justice and education systems and the nation's gun laws, while touting bail reform legislation and an anti-lynching bill she co-authored in the Senate. She recounted how her immigrant parents her father from Jamaica and her mother from India had met while both were activists during the civil rights movement.


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One Year Of Watergate Is Enough



Thank you Colin Kaepernick.

Image means a lot and your protest has transformed how the NFL is promoting it's image today. The lead up to this game would have looked much different had it not been for the courage of Kaepernick. Those watching know what I'm saying. I have seen a number of things that are great to see. Segments of MLK speeches, a piece on segregation, Cummings and King at the coin toss, etc.

I know he impacted other areas as well but image is huge. Education is huge. Historical context is huge.

Thank you Colin Kaepernick.
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