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California Senator Kamala Harris is positioning herself as the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who can put together the winning coalition.
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What We’re Following Today

It’s Tuesday, January 22. This is the 32nd day of the partial government shutdown. The Donald Trump administration said it is exploring ways to keep providing assistance to the nearly 40 million Americans receiving SNAP benefits if the current stalemate continues into March.

California Senator Kamala Harris announced on Martin Luther King Jr. Day that she’s running for president—and Democrats have been obsessed with since their loss in 2016. Meanwhile, Tom Steyer, the billionaire Democratic activist and fundraiser, is launching a campaign to support impeaching President Donald Trump. “If you’re against impeachment, don’t bother running,” Steyer said recently. “Save your time. Drive an Uber.”

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