Don’t count her out: can Kamala Harris salvage a languishing 2020 bid?

The California senator was set to storm the race but instead has been taking dramatic action to boost her campaign will the impeachment inquiry save it? On a crystalline fall day, Kamala Harris arrived at a split-level home in a leafy northern Virginia suburb for a canvassing event to support local Democrats ahead of the states legislative elections next week. The front yard was full of volunteers, some wearing pink and green pins from the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority that Harris joined as an undergraduate at Howard University, a historically black college in Washington. A woman dressed in a sari wished Happy Diwali to Harris, whose mother was an immigrant from India and whose first name means lotus flower in …

Who will be the new owner of democracy.com? Domain to go on sale

Sale is a sealed-bid auction, in which each potential buyer is blind to what others offer, but is expected to get $300,000 or more What is democracy worth? Later this month a broadly philosophical question will be put to a material test. On 25 October at 5pm, the web domain democracy.com goes up for auction. The site is currently administered by veteran social activist Talmage Cooley. The advertised price, according to $872m in 2015. But .com domains attached to prestige words are still going for big sums. In June, Voice.com DomainInvesting.com called the Voice.com purchase easily the largest domain name sale of the year and one of the largest pure domain name sales of all time. Fashion.com goes up for …

Why Ivanka Trumps new haircut should make us very afraid | Arwa Mahdawi

If her family cares about anything, it is image. Her political bob (pob) may be an attempt to get us to take her ambitions more seriously, writes Arwa Mahdawi It is hard to keep up with the volume of news these days. However, that is no excuse for me missing what may prove to be the biggest story of the year: Ivanka Trump getting a haircut. Yep, could be an optics ploy to communicate control in a derailed administration. Salon asked whether the shorter cut was a , while an image consultant told Refinery29 that Trump Womens hair, after all, is tangled up in traditional ideas of femininity. There is a reason so many female politicians sport a short style …

Democrats try to tempt Trump on guns as Beto beats drum for AR-15 buyback

Pelosi and Schumer speak to president on gun control while Buttigieg and Paul offer contrasting criticism of ORourkes rhetoric Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer on Sunday offered Donald Trump a rare and highly symbolic bipartisan win if he can somehow force Republicans in the Senate to enact gun control legislation containing background check measures passed by the House this year. The House speaker and Senate minority leader said they would both join the president at the White House for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden, if he can get Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to act. That remains highly unlikely: close ties between Republican leaders and the gun rights lobby have led to legislative stasis on gun control …

Republican Justin Amash faces party’s wrath after call to impeach Trump

Congressman was dismissed by Republicans and rebuked by Trump after saying he engaged in impeachable conduct As the only Republican in Congress to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump, Justin Amash is impeachable conduct. He also accused the attorney general, William Barr, of misleading the US public. In the 48 hours that followed Amashs intervention, the five-term libertarian was rebuked by the president, dismissed by Republican colleagues and challenged from the right in his district. Jim Lowe, a Michigan state representative, said on Sunday he would run for Amashs seat in the Republican primary next year. I am a pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-second amendment, pro-family values Republican, Lowe said in a statement. Justin Amashs tweets yesterday calling for President …