The 2018 midterms have seen a huge number of Democrats pledge not to take money from corporate PACs. It’s a sign of the times: The Bernie Sanders-style rejection of money in politics is taking root among Democrats in a year when insurgent candidates from all walks of life are running, including a record number of women
Kirsten Gillibrand, perennially listed near the bottom of potential 2020 contenders, continues saying—generally and generically—all the right things in a new interview with New York magazine. But! Notice how she won’t say a bad word about Joe Manchin and Phil Bredesen and how they voted (and would vote) on Kavanaugh.
At a rally at the Mayo Civic Center (apt name) in Rochester, MN, Thursday night, President Donald Trump mocked former Democratic Sen. Al Franken—not for the sexual harassment allegations that ended Franken’s career, but for Franken’s decision to resign after his party all but forced him out.
The idea of abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has quickly gained steam on the Democratic left, with both candidates and, increasingly, incumbent House and Senate Democrats jumping on the bandwagon. But not everyone is on board with the idea, and by “not everyone,” I mean the Serious People who…
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal of Washington, the first member of Congress to endorse abolishing ICE, was among 575 people (mostly women) arrested today at a “mass civil disobedience” protest organized by the Women’s March and CPD Action.
The latest issue of the Dartmouth alumni magazine features CNN host and Dartmouth graduate Jake Tapper interviewing senator and Dartmouth graduate Kirsten Gillibrand. The interview yielded plenty of eyebrow-raising bits—including Gillibrand admitting that she voted to confirm Nikki Haley as UN ambassador solely…
In December, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took what was perhaps the boldest move in the generally cautious politician’s decade-long career: She published a Facebook post calling for Al Franken, who had been accused of groping and forcibly kissing multiple women, to step down. Within hours, dozens of senators…
This week, Israeli troops shot and killed dozens of Palestinians protesting along the border fence separating southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, the deadliest violence in the region since the war there in 2014.
On Tuesday, while speaking at the Center for American Progress Ideas Conference, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand made a rhetorical boo-boo.
One of the biggest problems Americans face is the increasing control that employers have over their jobs and their lives. Much of this can be attributed to the decades-long decline in union membership, driven in part by conservatives passing so-called “Right to Work” laws across the country. On Wednesday, Bernie…
Although big policy ideas are often derided as impractical or impossible by the professional political class, they can actually be quite popular among voters. One such idea that’s gained traction over the last few years is for the federal government to guarantee a job for anyone who wants to work.
The AP has published an investigation into sexual assault cases on U.S. military bases where children have been assaulted by other children. Apparently, neither the military or the Justice Department are doing anything about it.
On Tuesday, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she would no longer accept campaign donations from corporate political action committees, citing the “corrosive effect” of dark money in politics.
New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is reading the room (and likely making a play for 2020).
Today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared as a guest on Go Off, Mom!— uh, I mean, The View. There, co-host Joy Behar decided to hold her accountable for former Sen. Al Franken’s acts of sexual harassment and his subsequent resignation.
On Friday, Politico reported how a little-known House agency—the Office of House Employment Counsel—used public funds to investigate sexual harassment complaints involving people in Representative Blake Farenthold’s office. This was done on Farenthold’s office’s request and included the House Employment Counsel…
At a press conference on Tuesday, reporter April Ryan asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether or not Donald Trump owed Senator Kirsten Gillibrand an apology for tweeting that Gillibrand would come “begging” to him for campaign contributions and that she “would do anything for them.”