Kirsten Gillibrand

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Gillibrand: 'Brave' Isn't Winning Right Now

Senator announces she's officially in, first speech as candidate will be in front of president's marquee

(Newser) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling the country to gauge support for... More »

Report Faults Gillibrand on Her Signature Issue

Senator is a #MeToo champion, but female aide quits over handling of harassment complaint

(Newser) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has made the #MeToo issue a signature part of her rise in politics and her 2020 presidential campaign . Now, however, Politico is out with a report that raises questions about Gillibrand's own handling of a related issue. A female staffer in her 20s quit over how... More »

She Wanted Dressing. A Presidential Hopeful Was in Her Way

Iowa interaction between 'Ranch Girl' Hanna Kinney and Kirsten Gillibrand goes viral

(Newser) - When Hanna Kinney tells you "I am dedicated to this ranch," believe her. The 22-year-old University of Iowa student admits she's overly fond of the condiment, which she often makes an extra run for at the Iowa City restaurant she heads to each Monday for Bible study.... More »

Another Big Name Entering 2020 Presidential Race

Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly announces her plans to Stephen Colbert

(Newser) - She's in: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday announced to Stephen Colbert, in an interview airing on his Late Show Tuesday night, that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for president in 2020, CBS News and CNN report. "I'm going to run for president of the... More »

Gillibrand's Role in Franken Scandal May Cost Her

Politico reports that big donors are angry with her for forcing his resignation

(Newser) - If Kirsten Gillibrand decides to run for president, Politico reports that she shouldn't expect help from several big Democratic donors during the primaries. The reason? Her role in forcing Al Franken to resign last year. The website talks to more than a dozen big donors and bundlers on both... More »

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand 'Running Perfect Presidential Campaign'

New York Democrat was 7-for-7 backing candidates in Texas primaries

(Newser) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is "running a perfect presidential campaign," one political consultant tells Politico . The New York Democrat backed—through endorsements and donations—seven women running for office in Texas and saw all seven of them move on during the state's primaries Tuesday. Lillian Salerno, MJ Hegar,... More »

USA Today May Have Written Most Anti-Trump Editorial Yet

'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

(Newser) - Wow, tell us how you really feel USA Today . The newspaper absolutely unloaded on President Trump in an editorial Wednesday that is drawing attention for its scathing language. For instance: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets... More »

Gillibrand Fires Back at Trump for 'Sexist Smear'

Democrats call out president for tweet

(Newser) - In defending himself against renewed allegations of sexual misconduct by female accusers, President Trump on Tuesday also called out Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after she said he should resign. Since then, the backlash has been fast and furious from Democrats, including Gillibrand herself, who say Trump's tweet was sexist itself,... More »

Now in DC Spotlight: Kirsten Gillibrand

She led the charge against fellow Democrat Al Franken

(Newser) - The demise of Al Franken's career in the US Senate was hastened along by members of his own party who called for him to step down amid sexual misconduct allegations. Chief among them: New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped turn up the heat on Franken this week by... More »

After Franken Accuser No. 7, Democrats Tell Him to Go

More than a dozen Democratic senators have called for Franken to step down

(Newser) - The heat is intensifying on Al Franken. After another woman, the seventh, came forward with allegations, Kirsten Gillibrand and other female Democratic senators called on him to resign Tuesday, reports the Washington Post . "While Senator Franken is entitled to have the Ethics Committee conclude its review, I believe it... More »

Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Quit 20 Years Ago

She says Lewinsky affair should have ended presidency

(Newser) - In today's climate, Bill Clinton wouldn't have been able to hang on as president after his inappropriate relationship with a young White House intern was exposed—and he should have stepped down 20 years ago, a prominent Democratic senator says. New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has... More »

Gillibrand Uses F-Bombs to Rip Trump in Speech

Senator drops it twice in criticizing the president

(Newser) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gave a fairly standard speech critical of President Trump on Friday, save for two lines: "Has he kept his promises? No. F--- no,” she told the Personal Democracy Forum in New York City. And: "If we are not helping people, we should go the... More »

Grilled on Photo Scandal, Marine Admits 'Lame Answer'

Gen. Robert Neller is questioned by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

(Newser) - A familiar scene played out on Capitol Hill Tuesday in the form of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand expressing anger at the harassment of women in the military. This time, she was grilling Marines chief Gen. Robert Neller in the wake of the revelation that photos and videos of female Marines, sometimes... More »

Gillibrand: I'm Interested in Senate, Not White House

She tries to cool rumor of 2020 run

(Newser) - One rite of presidential elections is already starting up again: A candidate whose name keeps being mentioned feels compelled to deny any White House ambitions. In this case, it's Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand of New York, who on Sunday sought to shoot down rumors that she's running in 2020.... 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 »

Health Program for Sept. 11 Responders Expires

72K beneficiaries may stop receiving federal health care by next September

(Newser) - A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expired at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act. For now, first responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the 2001 terrorist attacks, worked for weeks, and now suffer from illnesses like... More »

Gillibrand: Military Not 'Being Honest' About Sex Assaults

NY senator says brass is not providing data, overlooking civilian assaults

(Newser) - The number of sex-related crimes occurring in US military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said today in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. The spouses... More »

Senator Who Called Kirsten Gillibrand 'Chubby' Revealed

It was Daniel Inouye, sources say

(Newser) - In case you were wondering which senator called Kirsten Gillibrand "chubby," the New York Times has the answer: Daniel Inouye, the Hawaii Democrat who died in 2012 at age 88 . "People with knowledge of the incident" gave away his identity to the Times, which reminds us that... More »

White House: We Did Not Threaten Foleys or Sotloffs

'We made clear what the law is,' when families weighed paying ransom

(Newser) - The White House hit back at allegations from the families of James Foley and Steven Sotloff that they were threatened with prosecution as they weighed whether to pay Islamic State militants ransom for their sons. "In terms of what was communicated to the families, in the midst of many,... More »

Gillibrand: Colleagues Called Me 'Fat,' 'Porky,' 'Chubby'

Your elected politicians behave badly in her book, 'Off the Sidelines'

(Newser) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has a new book, Off the Sidelines , out next month, and it takes a frank look at the reality of being a woman on Capitol Hill. Among the more surprising and perhaps not-so-surprising tidbits:
  • Gillibrand reveals she had lost 50 pounds after giving birth when
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