Kamala Harris Discusses Presidential Run At Howard University, Winter Storm Hits East

Kamala Harris Discusses Presidential Run At Howard University

(Washington, DC) — Newly-announced 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she’s willing to fight hard for the presidency. The California Democratic Senator spoke to reporters at Howard University in DC today, saying the core of her campaign is the American people. Harris said she loves her country and feels a sense of responsibility to “stand up and fight for the best of who we are.” When asked about the government shutdown, the Democrat put the blame on President Trump, saying he’s holding the American people hostage over a vanity project called the wall, while federal workers are trying to find a way to pay their rent. Harris officially announced her bid for president this morning.

Biden Attacks Trump At MLK Breakfast

(Washington, DC) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slamming President Trump and his comments about the deadly white-supremacist march in Charlottesville in 2017. Biden talked about the president’s remarks during the National Action Network’s Martin Luther King Junior breakfast this morning in Washington, D.C. Trump said at the time there was “blame on both sides” for the violence. Biden also went after some of Trump’s supporters. Some other high-profile politicians eyeing a presidential bid in 2020 are speaking at the event, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Vote Expected As Shutdown Drags On

(Washington, DC) — A vote on President Trump’s border proposal is expected to be presented today by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The vote comes as the federal government remains partially shutdown for the 31st day. It continues as Congress remains at odds over funding the government in which President Trump is demanding nearly six-billion-dollars for his border wall. Trump is now offering three years of temporary deportation protection for Dreamers, illegal immigrants brought here as children, in exchange for wall funding. The plan has so far been rejected by Democratic leadership, who want to see the government back up and running before any negotiations begin. In a tweet over the weekend, Trump called the thousands of government employees who have been working without pay “great patriots.”

Winter Storm Hits East

About 74 million Americans are under winter weather advisories today as a powerful storm pounds the eastern U.S. Meteorologists say the coldest air of the season is causing temperatures to drop 30 to 40 degrees in some areas. Wind chills will remain dangerously cold all day. Some of the extreme temperatures today include minus-10 in Philadelphia, minus-14 in Boston and minus-30 in Albany, New York. About 315 flights were canceled today and another 11-hundred are delayed.

MLK Peace Parade Amid Chilling Temps

(Washington,DC) — The Martin Luther King Junior Peace Parade takes place in Southeast DC today. The 38th annual parade kicked off at 12:00 p.m. from Martin Luther King Jr Avenue, Southeast, and ended near Good Hope Road, Southeast. The DC area is dealing with subzero wind chills, and a wind chill advisory is expected to continue through this afternoon. It could feel as cold as negative ten degrees today. Temperatures aren’t expected to break out of the teens until tomorrow.