Kamala Harris, who won the race for state Attorney General last month by a fraction of one point, is already a national celebrity. The New York Times says she's one of 17 women with a chance of being President. But how many Southern Californians know what she stands for? We talk with her about her background, her priorities and her ambitions. Also, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments today on Prop 8. Will it reverse the judge who called a ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Wall Street executives are getting bonuses, giving parties and renting summer homes in the Hamptons again, but the rest of the economy is growing a lot more slowly. What are the early indicators from holiday shopping? What do shopping habits in China have to do with US recovery?
Kamala Harris, a Rising Star in California Politics
From this Episode:
Attorney General-elect Kamala's Vision for California
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris narrowly defeated Steve Cooley , the District Attorney of LA County, in last month's election. She'll be the first woman...
20 min, 2 sec
Holiday Shopping, China and Economic Recovery
Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of the US economy, so the holiday shopping season is an important measure of economic recovery. This year, it started early, and...
25 min, 48 sec