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'Kamala Harris was fearless': Elizabeth Warren and Dolores Huerta star in Senate hopeful's new ad campaign

Democrat Kamala Harris released her first television ads for her U.S. Senate campaign on Friday, all focused on her record as California’s attorney general. The ads feature Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and labor organizer Dolores Huerta.<p>The three ads will run in markets statewide, said …

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Kamala Harris builds enthusiasm to win over Democratic Party activists

The Democrats campaigning in California’s U.S. Senate race came into the weekend with clear, albeit opposite, objectives.<p>Kamala Harris, the state …

Hopes for an African American woman in the Senate now hang on California

Donna Edwards may have lost her Maryland Senate bid, but the quest continues to elect another black woman to the Senate after nearly two decades.<p>The focus is now shifting to another mega-Senate race in California, where Kamala Harris is the front-runner to replace retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) in …

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris overwhelmingly wins state Democratic Party endorsement

Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris won the coveted California Democratic Party endorsement for U.S. Senate on Saturday, solidifying her status as the front-runner and delivering a setback to her top rival, Rep. Loretta Sanchez.<p>Harris captured 78.1% of the votes to earn the state Democrats' official seal of …

$1.2 Billion Corinthian Judgement Helps Put Kamala Harris in the Lead in US Senate Race

Kamala Harris will be a fine replacement for Barbara Boxer — if she can keep her focus on the job

Two undeniable facts about the race to succeed Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate: It's been decidedly dull so far. And it's been dull even though there are 34 candidates on the ballot.<p>Certainly, the Senate race has been overshadowed by the wild-and-crazy presidential primaries, which have defied …

California Gov. Jerry Brown backs Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday endorsed Kamala Harris for the U.S. Senate, saying she has served the state well as attorney general and delivering a blow to Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Santa Ana), her top rival in the race.<p>“Kamala has done a great job and, as her client, I know what a hell of a …

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The Chronicle recommends Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

California Attorney General Kamala Harris stands out in a crowded field as the clear choice for the U.S. Senate. She has the depth, demeanor and …

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Kamala Harris, a ‘Top Cop’ in the Era of Black Lives Matter

Kamala Harris was working her way through a crowd at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles when an aide whispered in her ear that the target was in range. “He’s here?” Harris said. “O.K., let’s do it.”<p>It was early on a Saturday morning in January, and a throng of union leaders and members …

It may get easier for some Corinthian students to get debt relief

New evidence that Corinthian Colleges widely misrepresented job placement rates at its Everest and Wyotech schools could make it easier for thousands of former students to have their federal student loans forgiven.<p>“Corinthian preyed on vulnerable students who are now buried under mountains of …

Student debt relief options expanded to more Corinthian-affiliated schools

<i>FILE: Officials at WyoTech, a Corinthian Colleges campus, talk to students on the day their campus shut down in spring. ; Credit: Adolfo</i> …

Can the Senate Reform Criminal Justice?

With broad backing, a bipartisan coalition unveiled a major proposal to cut mandatory minimum sentences and bolster prisoner re-entry programs.<p>The congressional push to overhaul the criminal-justice system took a major step forward on Thursday with the introduction of Senate legislation that has …

Kamala Harris on Congress: ‘How is it they don’t act’ on guns?

After another spate of deadly school shootings, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday she would join California Sen. Dianne Feinstein in her …

The Economic Cost of Truancy

“Today’s students will be tomorrow’s workers.”<p>It doesn’t matter how good a school is if students don’t show up to class.<p>In 2012, about 7.5 million students were chronically absent from schools nationwide. According to a report from the Center for American Progress, truancy, defined as unexcused …

Kamala Harris for the U.S. Senate

The primary to elect a U.S. senator for California is scheduled for June 7 of next year, where the top two candidates will move on to a general round …

How race helped shape the politics of Senate candidate Kamala Harris

State Atty. Gen.<p>Kamala Harrishas never liked it when people try to wedge her into "this box or that box" of racial and ethnic groups.<p>So as an undergraduate at Howard University, Harris, now a top contender for<p>U.S. Senate, appreciated that students at the historically black university in Washington …

Kamala Harris slams Congress for failing to pass gun control laws

California Atty. Gen.<p>Kamala Harrisslammed Congress on Friday for failing to pass gun control legislation after the massshooting at Sandy Hook Elementaryin 2012.<p>Harris, a candidate for<p>U.S. Senate, drew raucous applause from the audience at the Politicon convention in downtown Los Angeles as she …

California Launches New Way For "Revenge Porn" Victims To Strike Back

"The toll [these crimes] exact on these women in terms of trauma, devastation, and violation is equal to that of any [physical] crime," Attorney General of California Kamala Harris told BuzzFeed News.<p>Attorney General of California Kamala Harris announced Wednesday a multifaceted program to come …

‘Open Justice’: A New Web Portal to Arrest and Death Statistics in California

California Attorney General Kamala Harris unveiled a Web-based data tool Wednesday that catalogs nine years of arrest, death and assault statistics …

The Lenny Interview: Kamala Harris, the Senate Hopeful, Going After Revenge Porn

Kamala Harris, also the current Attorney General of California, speaks about why student activism is important, policy as innovation, and being "the Ina Garten of the political world."<p><i>This is from</i> <i>Lenny</i><i>: Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else from Lena Dunham and Jenni</i> …

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