U.S. Senator Kamala Harris speaks during a launch rally for her first ever U.S. presidential campaign at Frank Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, Calif. on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

In summary

Kamala Harris launches her 2020 presidential campaign in Oakland. Gov. Gavin Newsom makes an example of an Orange County beach town. And Mike Males on kids.

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