Kamala Harris ends presidential run

Breaking news; she's reportedly just told her staff on a campaign call-in: "Kamala Harris is dropping out of the presidential race, she told staff on a call Tuesday. She will release a video momentarily announcing her plans," reports Politico's Christopher Cadelago.

Via Axios:

"I’ve taken stock and looked at this from every angle, and over the last few days have come to one of the hardest decisions of my life. My campaign for president simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue. I’m not a billionaire. I can’t fund my own campaign. And as the campaign has gone on, it’s become harder and harder to raise the money we need to compete."

— Kamala Harris wrote in an email to supporters

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Kamala Harris suggests Twitter shut Trump down

"We have to also agree that when the President of the United States speaks her words are very powerful and should be used in a way that is not about belittling much less harming anyone. And this President has, I think, never fully appreciated this responsibility and so what we see continuously, including in the last 24 hours, is a use of his words -- Donald Trump using his words in a way that could subject someone to harm. And, if he isn't going to exercise self-restraint then perhaps there should be other mechanisms in place..." Read the rest

Fox News poll has Trump losing to Sanders, Biden, Warren, Harris, or Buttigieg

From June 9-12, Fox News commissioned pollsters Beacon Research (D) and Shaw & Company (R) to survey 1,001 representative Americans; the poll concluded that if the election were called today, Sanders would beat Trump by 9 points, 49%-40%, as would Biden; Warren would beat him 43%-41%; Harris would beat him 42%-41%; and Buttigieg would beat him 41%-40% -- Sanders has acknowledged that "polls go up and polls go down." (via Naked Capitalism) Read the rest

Steve Mnuchin stole Cesar Sayoc's house

Before Steve Mnuchin was in charge of the nation's economy, he was a foreclosure kingpin who left Goldman Sachs to found OneWest Bank (with money from George Soros!) in 2008; after the crisis, OneWest Bank acquired busted mortgage lender IndyMac, and became a notorious foreclosure mill, using robo-signed, back-dated, fraudulent documents to steal peoples' houses. Read the rest

New Senator from California can't explain why she didn't prosecute Trump's Treasury pick when she was AG

Kamala Harris was just sworn in as a senator from California, but her last gig was as California's Attorney General, and in that role, she decided not to prosecute Trump Treasury Secretary pick Steve Mnuchin, whom her office had identified as presiding over "widespread misconduct" in foreclosing on Californians -- that is, stealing their houses. Read the rest