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Cory Booker Has a Girlfriend

2020 candidate is dating actress Rosario Dawson

(Newser) - If 2020 candidate Cory Booker managed to win the presidency, he would become a rarity in the White House: a bachelor president. Unless ...? The 49-year-old New Jersey senator let slip last month that he had a "boo," and now TMZ is confirming that it's actress Rosario... More »

Cory Booker Bill Would Legalize Pot Across US

Senator introduces Marijuana Justice Act, and several fellow 2020 candidates are on board

(Newser) - Those who back the legalization of marijuana should be cheered by this development: A major candidate for president just introduced a bill to make the drug legal on the federal level—and several of his fellow candidates are on board. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act,... More »

Trump Is Worried About One Candidate the Most

Joe Biden; his campaign, however, is focusing on Harris, Warren, and Booker, reports Politico

(Newser) - As the Democratic field begins to take shape for 2020, Politico reports that President Trump is worried about Joe Biden—who remains undecided about a run—more than any other candidate. Trump reportedly thinks that Biden would give him the toughest run in a general election, but that's assuming... More »

Warren: Trump 'May Not Be a Free Person' by 2020

'It's no longer just the Mueller investigation,' she says

(Newser) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to be the Democratic nominee in 2020—and she's not sure who her Republican opponent will be. She told a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Sunday that every day brought "a racist tweet, a hateful tweet—something really dark and ugly" from... More »

Another Big Name Joins 2020 Race

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker is latest Democrat to enter

(Newser) - Cory Booker is in. The New Jersey senator on Friday became the latest Democrat to enter the 2020 presidential race, reports Politico . He is the second African-American to throw a hat into the ring, behind Sen. Kamala Harris, as well as the fourth senator to either officially announce or to... More »

Cory Booker Tests Voters: 'Love Is Not a Soft Word'

The New Jersey senator may already be stumping for 2020

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Booker tested the political waters Saturday for a possible presidential run, displaying his warm and inclusive style in New Hampshire—at a time when many Dems are feeling combative, the New York Times reports. "This country has enough hate, enough bigotry, enough anti-Semitism," he tells a... More »

Nos. 11 and 12: Packages Sent to Booker, Clapper

FBI intercepts 2 more suspicious mailings

(Newser) - More apparent mail bombs, these to Cory Booker and James Clapper. On Booker, the FBI says it intercepted a suspicious package intended for the New Jersey senator in Florida, reports CNBC . Authorities say the package is similar to others sent to prominent Democrats earlier this week. (Why Florida? Investigators say... More »

Cup of Coffee Provides Light Moment in Testimony

Cory Booker delivers needed caffeine to Ford

(Newser) - A light—and human—moment during the Christine Blasey Ford testimony Thursday: Before Ford delivered her opening statement, she made a request: “I anticipate needing some caffeine if that is available,” Ford said, per the Hill . When she finished her opening remarks, Senate Judiciary Committee chair Charles Grassley... More »

Clarence Thomas Takes 'Spartacus' Jab at Booker

Supreme Court justice argues that theatrics hurt the political process

(Newser) - Cory Booker's "Spartacus" moment is getting mocked at the highest levels: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas mentioned it during a conversation last week with the Federalist Society that aired Wednesday on C-SPAN , reports Fox News . After being asked a question about "preserving the legitimacy" of the high... More »

Brett Kavanaugh Explains This Viral Moment

Says he didn't recognize Parkland school shooting victim's dad

(Newser) - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim's father during a break in last week's Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by security detail. Kavanaugh's explanation for the encounter with Fred Guttenberg, captured in... More »

Booker Releases New Batch of Kavanaugh Records

He says they raise 'concerning questions' about Supreme Court nominee's honesty

(Newser) - Sen. Cory Booker released a new batch of confidential documents about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Wednesday night, even after a conservative judicial group referred his earlier disclosures to the Senate Ethics Committee. The 28 new documents from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the... More »

Can Cory Booker Really Be Expelled From Senate?

The debate over expulsion just got a lot less dramatic

(Newser) - "This is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an 'I am Spartacus' moment." That line from Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey showed just how dramatic the Brett Kavanaugh hearings became Thursday morning as he and fellow Democrats continued to complain... More »

Cory Booker Raises Drama of Kavanaugh Hearings

Democratic senator says he's willing to risk expulsion by releasing email

(Newser) - Day three of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing has opened with a bang: Democratic Sen. Cory Booker says he has ordered his staff to release a Kavanaugh email even though it's supposed to remain under wraps. It's not clear yet what the email says, but NBC News reports... More »

Mindy Kaling Scores Date With Senator by Mocking His State

The way to Cory Booker's heart? Make a joke about Newark

(Newser) - Don't look now, but there's a new power couple ready to dominate Hollywood and Washington. NBC New York reports Mindy Kaling made a love connection with New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker on Twitter after making fun of Newark on her show. On The Mindy Project, Kaling's character,... More »

Booker Makes History in Testimony Against Sessions

A senator has never testified against a fellow senator during a Cabinet hearing

(Newser) - Jeff Sessions' two-day confirmation hearing came to a close Wednesday with something that's never happened before: a current senator testifying against another current senator up for a Cabinet position. CNN reports Sen. Cory Booker, despite having worked well with the attorney general nominee in the past, said his "... More »

Top 5 Democratic Presidential Candidates for 2020

Elizabeth Warren tops the list

(Newser) - “It appears we’re going to have an old-folks’ home," New York Magazine quotes Sen. Harry Reid as saying about hypothetical Democratic 2020 presidential contenders. "We’ve got Warren; she’ll be 71. Biden will be 78. Bernie will be 79.” Regardless, the Hill has ranked... More »

Winners, Losers From Day 1 of the DNC

Michelle Obama made the 'speech of the year,' analysts say

(Newser) - There was no shortage of drama on Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention, though the day appeared to end with a more unified party, with Michelle Obama delivering what could be the convention's best speech and Bernie Sanders telling the Philadelphia crowd that Hillary Clinton " must become... More »

Cory Booker Brings 'Church' to Philly

NJ senator takes on Trump's 'twisted hypocrisy' in DNC speech

(Newser) - Some talked about immigration reform at Monday's Democratic National Convention; others talked about the Bernie or Bust crowd . But New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker had one thing on his mind at Philly's Wells Fargo Center: love and equality for all. With a rapt Bill Clinton watching in the... More »

AG Nominee Forced to 'Sit in Back of the Bus': Senator

Dick Durbin compares Loretta Lynch to Rosa Parks in delayed confirmation

(Newser) - Loretta Lynch is on the Senate back burner, waiting for confirmation as the new attorney general since her November nomination—first due to stalling over the president's immigration order, now over a human-trafficking bill, notes the Washington Post —and Sen. Dick Durbin isn't happy with the delay.... More »

NJ Makes 14: Gay Marriage Comes to Garden State

Chris Christie drops appeal; Cory Booker ties some knots

(Newser) - New Jersey officially became the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage today, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. Gov. Chris Christie this morning ordered his administration to drop its appeal of the state Supreme Court decision allowing the unions, Bloomberg reports. The move follows a... More »

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