Harris emerges as frontrunner to oust Trump as rivals circle


Harris is a former state attorney general.

"It's a flawed system".

The Californian senator could became America's first female U.S. president, and her rally in front of an enraptured crowd of 20,000 showed the world she could go all the way.

During CNN's live broadcast from Drake University in Des Moines, Harris spoke from a stage in front of a friendly audience of Iowans who said they plan to take part in the Democratic caucuses a little more than a year from now. "They're smarter than that", she said.

Fatal shootings by police of unarmed black men have become a rallying point among a swath of Democratic-leaning voters.

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Thousands of people cheered on January 27 as Democratic Senator Kamala Harris formally kicked off her 2020 presidential bid on Sunday in Oakland, California, her hometown.

She was passionate and definitive when she answered a question from a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, commonly called "Dreamers", who told Harris that she didn't want to be used as a bargaining chip in the negotiations over a border wall. "And then you vote your conscience", she continued.

Ms Harris's campaign is expected to highlight her career as a prosecutor. As for the NRA, which awards her a 7 percent rating, she acknowledged that its influence was "real" but also suggested that its power has been overstated, making the organization a "paper tiger". "We are here because the American dream and our American democracy are under attack and on the line like never before", she said.

Kamala Harris - who has announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidentialelection - voiced support for a Medicare-for-all system that would potentially eliminate the entire private insurance market.

"Elizabeth Warren kind of got the campaign season started".

So far she has largely evaded attempts to pigeonhole her, allowing supporters to pitch her as a candidate that can unite the disparate...

The compelling Oakland speech was a show of strength by Harris and most likely a calculated shot across the bow to those still on the 2020 sidelines, notably the four Bs mulling a run: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker and Beto O'Rourke. She's promising free everything.

Doctors and hospitals may face pay cuts, according to a 2017 analysis from The New York Times, since the government-sponsored program typically pays less for services than private companies.

Harris's launch has drawn heavily on symbolism.

One close ally, California congressman Ted Lieu, said: "She embraces the future, not the past, and is the person we need to move America forward".

Trump, clearly aware that a Schultz run could help the sitting president, appear to seek to goad him into the race, declaring the coffee king "doesn't have the "guts" to run for President!"