On Politics: Kamala Harris Is Running

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday. She entered the race on the holiday of Martin Luther King’s Birthday, an overt nod to the historic nature of her candidacy.

The Democratic field for 2020 is getting more crowded by the day. Here’s an updated list of who’s in, who’s out and who’s still thinking it over.

From Washington to South Carolina to Harlem, Democrats across the country commemorated Martin Luther King’s Birthday with events that honored the slain civil rights leader and lashed out at President Trump as a racist.

After his blank schedule for the day drew criticism, Mr. Trump paid a brief visit to a national monument to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to lay a wreath.

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