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Al Franken Moves Back Into the Public Eye With a Sirius XM Talk Show

The comeback campaign of Al Franken is coming soon to a satellite radio near you. SiriusXM announced on Wednesday that the former United States senator from Minnesota will host a weekly program, “The Al Franken Show,” starting Saturday. He will also contribute to 2020 election coverage on the broadcaster’s left-wing political channel, SiriusXM Progress. Mr. […]

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The Gillibrand Test Case for Women in Politics

We just need more women. Through Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina and Michele Bachmann, that’s the argument that strategists, political scientists and pollsters focusing on female candidates make about the race for the White House. More women means less attention on pantsuits and more on political strategy. More women means a candidate is […]

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Was a Six-Woman Field Too Big for a Feminist Message?

We just need more women. Through Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, Carly Fiorina and Michele Bachmann, that’s the argument that strategists, political scientists and pollsters focusing on female candidates make about the race for the White House. More women means less attention on pantsuits and more on political strategy. More women means a candidate is […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand Exits and a One-Night Debate: This Week in the 2020 Race

Happy Saturday! Here’s our weekly catch-up on the 2020 presidential campaign and the Democratic field. Gillibrand is out, and we’re down to 20 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who was seen by some as a major presidential prospect before the race began but never quite got a foothold in the polls, ended her campaign […]

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How Kirsten Gillibrand’s Presidential Dreams Unraveled

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in a bind. With less than three weeks until the deadline to get into the fall presidential debates — which she deemed crucial to keeping her campaign alive — she was on track to fall well short. She had neither the 130,000 donors she needed nor the necessary support in the […]

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Democratic Candidates Jostle, and Gripe, as Debates Winnow the Field

WASHINGTON — The suspense was high. The hour was late. The questions about the next Democratic debate were many: Ten candidates or 11? Two nights or one? One billionaire or none? A debate qualifying process that was equal parts spectacle and grievance session ticked toward a midnight deadline on Wednesday with one thing certain: The […]

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Kirsten Gillibrand Drops Out of Democratic Presidential Race

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who presented herself in the presidential race as a champion of women and families, said Wednesday that she was withdrawing from the Democratic primary after failing to qualify for a third debate next month — a development she described as fatal to her candidacy. Ms. Gillibrand said in an […]

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One-on-One With Marianne Williamson

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher Marianne Williamson has distinguished herself in the Democratic primary as a voice for the role of spirituality in American politics. This week on “The Argument,” Ross Douthat sits down with Williamson to discuss her […]

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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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