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Democratic Donor Who Shunned Kirsten Gillibrand Over Al Franken Backs Kamala Harris

About 13 months ago, Susie Tompkins Buell became one of the first high-profile Democratic donors to publicly condemn Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) for the role she played in calls that led Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign his seat amid sexual misconduct allegations.


Kirsten Gillibrand’s Biggest Problem Isn’t Al Franken. It’s A Lack Of Authenticity.

The Senator’s political “evolution” may lead voters toward candidates with a more consistent track record in a diverse Democratic primary. After Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her presidential candidacy, social media made sure she and Al Franken were trending together. The fault lines in the d


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand defends role in Al Franken's resignation

Announcing her campaign for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential elections this week was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The New York senator was the first of Al Franken's Democratic colleagues in the senate to call for his resignation after multiple allegations of inappropriate touching were


RISKY: So Kirsten Gillibrand’s thing is going to be running ‘unabashedly’ as a mom

With about 80 different Democrats running for president in 2020, they’re going to have to differentiate themselves somehow. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the “wonky nerd,” for example.


Opinion | Gillibrand’s ‘Women-Plus’ campaign is exactly what we need right now

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., has long been a champion of women’s rights. The most consistent thing about her 10-year career in the Senate has been her unapologetic commitment to fighting for women. Now that she is running for president in 2020, she continues to embrace her feminist values by run


New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand discusses Trump, Franken and a ‘moonshot moment’ at The Airliner

The side room at The Airliner was uncomfortably warm and well over capacity on Monday night, but no one in the crowd showed any interest in leaving, although some did grumble about the lack of seating. Everyone was there to see Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, one of the then-11 candidates for t


Michelle Obama Hires All-Star Team to Run Her 2020 Campaign

Michelle Obama has hired a team of election superstars to run her campaign for President in 2020. The campaign will be headed by none other than former Senator Al Franken. Franken has hired 4 deputy campaign managers, including Condoleeza Rice, Edward James Olmos, Mr’s Beatty, Michelle’s 11th-grade


Amy Klobuchar launches presidential bid, joining record number of women candidates

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota entered the 2020 presidential race Sunday with a speech in the middle of a Midwestern snowstorm, joining a record number of women in the most diverse Democratic primary field in U.S. history.


Let it snow! Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 race in near white-out conditions in Minnesota amid allegations she made aides wash her dishes and abused her staff

Sen. Amy Klobuchar became the latest Democrat to join the race for the nomination on Sunday, an announcement that came amid allegations she abused her congressional staff. 'I stand before you as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaperman, as the first wom


Senator Klobuchar’s Staff Mistreatment Reportedly Goes Back a Decade, Includes Throwing Binders

Two more reports of Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s alleged maltreatment toward her staff emerged just two days prior to her likely presidential campaign announcement on Sunday. According to BuzzFeed News, four former staffers claim that Klobuchar’s behavior “regularly left employees in tears.” Th


Strange standards: Does Kirsten Gillibrand think politicians accused of sexual misconduct should get due process before being pressured to resign?

In December 2017, in the face of a series of allegations of improper touching and forcible kissing leveled by a number of women against her colleague, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called for Sen. Al Franken’s resignation.


Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment Of Staff

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s mistreatment of her office staff began more than a decade ago and eventually caused such concerns that in 2015, then-Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) spoke to her privately and told her to change her behavior, multiple sources have confirmed to HuffPost.


U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar ignites yet another tweetstorm

Getting attention does not equal effective leadership. That is a reality that U.S. House Rep. Ilhan Omar urgently needs to grasp as she settles into her new role representing Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District.


Classic SNL Review: January 25, 1986: Dudley Moore / Al Green (S11E08)

Monks use their annual break from their vow of silence to attend to business and decide who to bet on in this year’s Super Bowl. A little slow moving, though there are some small laughs from Robert Downey Jr.’s character being eager to raise prices at the kennel because of the fire at the veterinary


5 Jewish things about Amy Klobuchar

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is starting to look like a CNN panel — more people fit than you think possible. Up next is the nice one: Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She’s committed to bipartisanship, close to Republicans like her late Senate colleague John


Amy Klobuchar set to be latest Democrat to run for the White House as she teases 'big announcement' in native Minnesota this weekend - while Beto is STILL trying to decide on presidential bid

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is teasing a big announcement in Minneapolis on Sunday where she'll divulge her decision about running for president next year as Beto O'Rourke said he'd decide on a 2020 bid by the end of the month.


Iowa Democrats weigh Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential ambitions

Mason City, Iowa – Tracy Smith is brimming with ardor for U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. “I adore her,” Smith said at an informal gathering of Democrats here last weekend.


7 Issues Kirsten Gillibrand Will Champion as a Presidential Candidate

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.) first announced that she was running for president of the United States in January 2018 while appearing on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. During her segment she said, "I’m going to run for president of the United States because as a young mom, I’m going to fi


Horns of a Dilemma: Strategic Stability in Two Nuclear Posture Reviews

How have recent Nuclear Posture Reviews — which outline the role nuclear weapons play in U.S. national security strategy — addressed the question of strategic stability? Here to talk about it is Sharon Weiner, associate professor at American University and currently a visiting research scholar at Pr


Why make Kirsten Gillibrand suffer for what Al Franken did?

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand did not destroy Al Franken’s political career. But try telling that to the Franken-stans. These are the obsessive supporters — “stans” — of former Minnesota senator Al Franken. As the #MeToo movement garnered worldwide attention in late 2017, several women accused