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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Al Franken

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Al Franken resigned from the Senate more than 18 months ago over allegations of sexual harassment. New reporting about those allegations has revived the debate over whether the Democratic Party — particularly senators currently seeking the […]

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As Debate Deadline Nears, Democratic Candidates Scramble to Make the Cut

With the deadline to qualify for the next Democratic presidential debates looming just two weeks away, candidates on the bubble are mounting some of their final offensives, urgently seeking supporters who can help them make the cut. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has poured more than $1 million into advertising in Iowa and New […]

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On Gun Control, 2020 Democrats Agree: No Reason to Hold Back

DES MOINES — Democrats running for president have engaged in bitter disputes this year over topics like health care, immigration and criminal justice. But after mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, jolted the nation earlier this month, the field of 2020 contenders seemed to move in lock step toward more aggressive gun control […]

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‘Of Course He’s Racist’: 2020 Democrats Criticize Trump After Shootings

Democratic candidates for president excoriated President Trump and his Republican allies anew on Monday in frustration over rampant gun violence, the racist and divisive culture they accuse him of fostering, and his early-morning suggestion to tie background checks on gun purchasers to immigration legislation. After a taxing weekend filled with frayed nerves, anger and tears, […]

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‘Of Course He’s Racist’: Democratic Candidates Criticize Trump After Shootings

Democratic candidates for president excoriated President Trump and his Republican allies anew on Monday in frustration over rampant gun violence, the racist and divisive culture they accuse him of fostering, and his early-morning suggestion to tie background checks on gun purchasers to immigration legislation. After a taxing weekend filled with frayed nerves, anger and tears, […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand Is Right: Racism Is About White People

Kirsten Gillibrand made an important distinction when she talked about the problem of white privilege during the Democratic debate Wednesday night in Detroit. The moderator asked her what she would “do for Baltimore and other cities that need help” after the president wrote racist tweets attacking both the city and one of its congressional representatives, […]

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Late Night Goes Live for the 2nd Night of Democratic Debates

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Still Up for Debate […]

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What to Watch For in Tonight’s Democratic Debate

You can watch it on CNN, CNN en Español and CNN International. It will also be available on streaming services. The debate is taking place in Detroit. Who won last night’s debate? Want just the highlights? The 10 Democratic candidates will have 60-second opening statements followed by 60 seconds to answer questions from the CNN […]

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The Democrats Should Stop Doing Trump’s Work for Him

Gail Collins: O.K., Bret, it’s debate week — Round 2. Are you still rooting for Mayor Pete? Bret Stephens: Nah, I’ve checked out. I’m totally rooting for Donald Trump. Gail: Um … Bret: Kidding! But if the Democratic contenders continue along the same path they were on during the first debate, they might as well […]

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Al Franken Has Regrets. Kirsten Gillibrand Does Not.

Al Franken is back in the news more than 18 months after he resigned from the Senate following a half-dozen allegations of sexual misconduct. And that means that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, his onetime friend who was the first Democratic colleague to call for him to step down, is back in the news too. The two […]

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Who Still Calls it a ‘Glass Ceiling?’ Not the 6 Women Running for President

Kamala Harris is prepared to “break things.” Elizabeth Warren said she would “persist.” Amy Klobuchar has challenged voters to discount women “at your own peril,” while Tulsi Gabbard insisted that a presidential race with six women is not an anomaly but “what an election should look like.” The women running for president are promising many […]

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Trump Has Scrambled America’s Foreign Policy. Can the Democrats Do Better?

What is America’s role in the world? What does it stand for? What threats does it face? When and how should it intervene in disputes? With military force, or with diplomacy? With sanctions or development aid? For any Democrat competing to succeed President Trump as president, solutions to such problems could require not only undoing […]

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2020 Won’t Repeat the Mistakes of 2016, Whatever They Were

WASHINGTON — Democrats still don’t agree on why they lost the White House in 2016. But they have absolutely no intention of repeating their mistakes. Whatever they were, exactly. Was it the loss of working-class white voters or urban black voters? Too much talk of Donald J. Trump or not enough? And what about those […]

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Money Gap Among Democrats Grows as Inslee, Castro and Gillibrand Report Small Hauls

The gap between the rich and the poor in the Democratic presidential primary is big — and growing. Some of the second-tier candidates began announcing their fund-raising hauls for the second quarter of 2019 on Monday afternoon as the filing deadline of midnight approached. Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington ($3 million), former housing secretary Julian […]

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Here’s One List Where Kirsten Gillibrand Is Winning and Kamala Harris Is Tied With Marianne Williamson

Amid the relentless focus on Washington and presidential politics, a liberal political action committee has ranked the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on something much lower on the political food chain — what they are doing to help Democrats win state legislative seats. The idea is that rebuilding the party nationally depends on the hard work […]

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It’s a Question No One Says They Want to Ask. But the Women Running for President Keep Hearing It.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Some people whisper it, some apologize for it, and some are very careful to mention their neighbors — their neighbors would be the ones to ask. “Do you really think a woman could be elected president?” In ways subtle and overt, Democrats keep hearing that same question, even days after debates where […]

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Democrats Confront Divisions Over Health Care in Debate

WASHINGTON — It was a command as much as a question, intended to put an end to months of equivocating and obfuscating on the issue: Which of the Democratic presidential candidates on the debate stage supported abolishing private health insurance in favor of a single government-run plan? Show of hands, please. Just four arms went […]

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Democratic Debate: Live Updates From Night 2

Here’s what you need to know The candidates have taken the stage. Mr. Biden and Mr. Sanders, the two leading candidates, took the stage one after another with the other eight Democratic hopefuls. As they waved to the audience and then stood still, they didn’t look at each other or exchange any words. Then again, […]

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