Sen. Kamala Harris announced her plan to run for president on Good Morning America on this morning of Martin Luther King Day. In an introductory video (watch below) teasing a campaign launch rally in Oakland, California, on January 27, she said that “The future of our country depends on you and millions of others lifting our voices to fight for our American values.” Harris, whose parents are immigrants from Jamaica and India, is seeking to make history on several fronts—as the first woman elected, the first African American woman elected, and the first Asian American elected. And she knows the kind of vicious resistance she’ll face: “Let’s be honest. It’s going to be ugly,” Harris told MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski during a December conference in San Francisco. “When you break things, it is painful. And you get cut. And you bleed.” Before her election to the Senate in 2016, she had served as the attorney general of California since 2011. In the Senate, her prosecutorial experience has made her a standout on the Judiciary Committee.
Maybe some year the time will come when Martin Luther King Day doesn’t require this reminder: Martin Luther King Jr. was not just a collection of warm cuddly quotes about children holding hands, judged not “by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He did not exist so that one day, white people might rebuke the Black Lives Matter movement for not being sufficiently King-like. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a radical and he was widely hated for it during his lifetime, even as—or because—he led a movement that changed the United States of America. Like I say, there’s no new information here. But it requires constant reminders, because every time he is in the news, every time there is an anniversary or a remembrance, we’re offered a revisionist history of who King was and what he represented, one that focuses on his dream that “little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers” but refuses to recognize that “the fierce urgency of now” is still with us, that now in 2019 there is still a fierce urgency. The King we’re told to remember wouldn’t have said that “This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism,” but the real King said it in that very same “dream” speech. What’s more, in an earlier speech about his dreams, at the 1961 AFL-CIO convention, King offered up “A dream of equality of opportunity, of privilege and property widely distributed; a dream of a land where men will not take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few.” Do you think we have that? Do you think that a King who continued talking about “privilege and property widely distributed”—or a King who spoke out against war—or a King who showed up to support striking low-wage workers—would have the likes of Donald Trump or Scott Walker or white supremacist Rep. Steve King quoting him in a positive light? No, Republicans—and all too many white Democrats—like Martin Luther King Jr. because he died a long time ago and can be watered down in the retelling, used as a morality tale for a morality that’s distinctly not his. This Martin Luther King Day, remember the radical King. He’s really not that hard to find, even if you have to look beyond the memes.
The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, Carolyn Fiddler, and Matt Booker, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● KS-Sen: The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is personally trying to convince U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, to leave Trump's cabinet and seek the Republican nomination to succeed retiring GOP Sen. Pat Roberts. They write that McConnell believes that Pompeo could clear the field and avert an expensive and potentially bloody primary. Pompeo's spokesperson only said of a Senate bid that he was «focused on serving the president and keeping Americans safe as the secretary of state,» which very much doesn't rule anything out. Campaign Action However, while Pompeo isn't saying no to a bid, it's not clear exactly how interested he is. One unnamed top Republican expressed skepticism that he was interested in giving up his high-profile job as secretary of state to be a junior senator. However, another unidentified person who has been in contact with Pompeo told the Post that, given how dysfunctional the Trump administration is, he may want to «parachute out if things get bad.» However, the paper also says that, for once, Trump actually wants to keep a cabinet official onboard, and that he very much doesn't want Pompeo going anywhere. For now, Pompeo's deliberations seem to be freezing up the field, with the Kansas City Star's Lindsay Wise saying that it's «causing something of a kerfuffle in the Kansas GOP as potential candidates, consultants and donors try to decide whether to jump into the 2020 race.» One prospective candidate, Kansas Chamber of Commerce head Alan Cobb, outright told the paper that he'd defer to Pompeo. The only announced GOP candidate is state Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who only said that «Mike Pompeo gets to decide what Mike Pompeo wants to do.» It's far from clear how long Mike Pompeo will take to decide what Mike Pompeo wants to do. Unnamed associates told the Post that he's in no hurry to decide, while state party chair Kelly Arnold said Pompeo could wait until the June 2020 filing deadline. However, state Republican National Committeeman Mark Kahrs wants a decision long before then, saying that Pompeo «would need to make that announcement sometime this year» so the party could avoid a big primary. Kahrs adds that, until they hear from Pompeo, other Republicans will move forward with their bids.
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Shares of IDBI Bank Monday fell over 3 per cent on a day when insurance behemoth LIC announced completion of 51 per cent stake acquisition in the bank. Stock of the bank slumped 3.17 per cent to Rs 56.50 on the BSE. Intra-day, it went down to touch a low of Rs 56.20. On the NSE, the shares slipped 3.09 per cent to end at Rs 56.40. During the trading session, the scrip touched a low of Rs 56.05. «The deal, conceptualised in June 2018, is envisaged as a win-win situation for both IDBI Bank and LIC with an opportunity to create enormous value for shareholders, customers & employees of both entities through mutual synergies,» IDBI Bank said in a BSE filing. In August last year, the Cabinet approved the acquisition of controlling stake by Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) as a promoter in the bank through a combination of preferential allotment and open offer of equity. IDBI Bank has about 1.5 crore retail customers and about 18,000 employees. With this deal, LIC will have a strategic .
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What: Fine Art, Asian Decorative Arts, Antique, JewelryWhere: Roland NY, 150 School Street, Glen Cove, NY 11542, United StatesWhen: Feb 9, 3:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: Thursday, February 7th, 10am - 7pm, Friday, February 8th, 10am - 7pm, Saturday, February 9th, 9am - 10amTop Lots of the Sale:- «Buste de jeune femme blonde - Etude pour le Jugement de Paris.» (Study of a young nude girl with blonde fillet tied hair, against a blue-green ground) - Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919); signed, possibly an estate stamp, lower left. Oil on canvas. In gilt wood frame. Measured at Art: 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches; Frame: 16 x 13 5/8 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 150,000 - US$ 250,000- «Landscape» - Fritz Thaulow (Norwegian, 1847-1906); oil on canvas. In carved gesso and gilt wood frame. Measured at Sight: 17 x 20 1/2 inches; Frame: 25 3/8 x 29 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 30,000 - US$ 50,000- «Lithograph» - Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930); printed on Japanese Kurotani paper. Estimated Price: US$ 15,000 - US$ 20,000- «Diamond Engagement Ring» - 2.5 carat round brilliant cut diamond ring with traditional platinum setting. H color. Cut grade Excellent. GIA certificate # 2297247588. 6.6 dwt. Estimated Price: US$ 12,000 - US$ 18,000- «Nude» - Henri Fantin Latour (French, 1836-1904); framed, oil on canvas. Signed lower right. Craquelure, very visible on high-varnished surface. Measured at Art: 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches; Frame: 14 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 8,000 - US$ 12,000- «Portrait of a Man» - Max Peckstein; drawing, initialled HMP – 1916, framed. Measured at Art: 15 x 12 inches; Frame: 24 x 18 1/2 inches. Age-toning. Estimated Price: US$ 7,000 - US$ 10,000- «Abstract» - Frank Stella (American, b. 1936); mixed media, signed lower right and dated '79, framed. Measured at Art: 39 x 37 inches; Frame: 45 x 44 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 7,000 - US$ 9,000- «Portrait of a Gentleman» - Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669); etching, triple matte, in painted and gilt wood frame. Measured at Art: 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches; Frame: 10 x 9 1/4 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 7,000 – US$ 9,000- «Allegorical Drawing» - Marc Chagall; A framed drawing of a man holding a woman to the sky, Edition 66/120, signed lower right. Measured at Art: 10 x 8 inches; Frame: 19 x 15 inches. Age-toning. Estimated Price: US$ 6,000 - US$ 8,000- «Nude Venus» - Louis Corinth; Framed drawing of a Nude Woman Venus, signed lower right. Edition 117/120. Measured at Art: 11 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches; Frame: 18 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches. Estimated Price: US$ 4,000 - US$ 6,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: McPherson Griffin Southern CollectionWhere: Childress Gaffney Auctions, 109 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601, United StatesWhen: Feb 9, 3:00 PM GMTPublic Viewing: Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. E.S.T.Top Lots of the Sale:- «Plantation Scene», circa 1888 - William Aiken Walker (American, 1839 - 1921); signed Lower Left: WAWalker. Measured at Actual: 12 x 20 in. Frame: 20 x 28 x 4 in. Estimated Price: US$ 50,000 - US$ 70,000- «Cabin Scene» - William Aiken Walker (American, 1839 - 1921); oil on Board, signed Lower Right: WA Walker. Framed in a period frame with acanthus leaf corners. Measured at 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Frame 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 in. Estimated Price: US$ 15,000 - US$ 20,000- «Chloe & John Cotton pickers two paintings, Chloe & John in cotton fields» - William Aiken Walker (American, 1839 - 1921); oil on board, signed lower left: WAWalker. Framed in period giltwood frames. Measured at 12 x 6 1/4 in. Framed 14 1/4 x 8 1/8 in. Estimated Price: US$ 15,000 - US$ 20,000- «Reed and Barton »Francis I« flatware set with 333 pieces», circa early 20th century - Filigree floral decoration with no monogram. «Francis I» pattern was designed in 1907 by Ernest Meyers, Taunton, Massachusetts. Sterling Silver Marked: Reed & Barton. Estimated Price: US$ 10,000 - US$ 12,000- «Creole Cotton Picker», 1882 - William Aiken Walker (1838 - 1921); oil on Board, signed Lower Left: WAWalker. Inscribed on verso (pencil) «New Orleans, Feb. 24th 1882». Measured at 8 x 4 in. Framed 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. Estimated Price: US$ 10,000 - US$ 12,000- «Rug» - Wool on Cotton Early 20th Century. Sirvan rug with crisp patterns showing large medallions of the Konaghend area Sirvan, in Azerbeidjan. With a «running dog» border on the outside. This is a term to describe a border of repeated waved shapes, similar to a Vitruvian scroll. Measured at 169 x 141 in. Estimated Price: US$ 8,000 - US$ 12,000- «Set of Twelve S. Kirk & Son Sterling Water Goblets» - Repousse full chased - hand chased. 1941 Sterling 7.37 oz. T. each 88.44 oz. T. (total) Marked: S. Kirk & Son Sterling 408F. Measured at 6 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. Estimated Price: US$ 8,000 - US$ 10,000- «Inlet at Station Creek», South Carolina, 1866 - Xanthus Russell Smith (1839 - 1929); oil on canvas, signed lower left: Xanthus Smith, Illustrated in Philadelphia Collection, LXV pl. 28 RS 5669. Measured at Actual: 8 x 12 in. Framed: 12 1/2 x 18 1/2 in. Estimated Price: US$ 6,000 - US$ 8,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.comClick on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.https://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Chinese Traditional Art, Paintings and CeramicsWhere: YBYT Auction; 2008 Pedder Street, Hong Kong, 999077When: February 17; 03.00 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- Chinese Ming Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size:26 * 16 cm. Estimate: $ 100,000 - $ 300,000 (USD 12,749 – 38,248)- Chinese Qing Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size: 22 * 16 cm. Estimate: $ 60,000 - $ 80,000 (USD 7,650 – 10,199)- Large Chinese Qing Dynasty Hetian Jade Vase. Dimensions: 60 * 22 cm. Estimate: $ 50,000 - $ 80,000 (USD 6,375 - 10,199)- Chinese Hetian Jade Screen with Hardwood Frame. Size: 45 * 27 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)- Chinese Ming Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size: 27 * 17 * 11 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)- Chinese Qing Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size: 34 * 24 * 22 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)- Chinese Qing Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size: 36 * 27 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)- Chinese Qing Dynasty Tibetan Bronze Buddha. Size: 30 * 29 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)- Chinese Qing Dynasty painted brocade mounts silk Thangk. Total Length: 140 cm, Total Width: 77 cm. Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 60,000 (USD 3,825 – 7,650)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
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