Kirsten Gillibrand

Linda Tripp Laughs Last at the Clintons

Posted: Jan 19, 2018 12:01 AM<p>What fools (and hypocrites) these mortals be. Two decades have passed since Linda Tripp blew the whistle on sexual …

Conservative View

The Resistance Is Turning Its Fire on a Conservative Democrat

Congressman Dan Lipinski is a Democrat. In 2016, his Illinois district voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 15 points. Four years earlier, …

Politics

Democrats ready to block bill to avert shutdown sang different tune in 2013

The Democratic Party appears willing to assign blame for this weekend’s looming government shutdown over failure to agree on the fate of Dreamers, but members might be called out for hypocrisy after fiery comments made about Republicans during 2013’s shutdown.<p>In 2013, Democrats called Republicans …

U.S. Politics

Is it too early to handicap the 2020 Democrats? Hell, not really

Is Bernie too old and Biden too tarnished? How far can Kirsten Gillibrand ride #MeToo, and who is Kamala Harris?<p>All the recent talk about former daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey running for president as a Democrat was more than an exercise in political fantasy. It also highlighted how wide open …

U.S. Politics

Every Time Trump Tweeted About Hillary Clinton During the First Year of His Presidency

Donald Trump is haunted by a woman from his past.<p>Hell, who isn't? In President Trump's case, though, it's the Democratic nominee who lost the …

Donald Trump

21 Trump Quotes About Women From His First Year In Office

Donald Trump’s first year in office is rapidly drawing to a close, and it has certainly been a challenging year — for immigrants, for people of …

Donald Trump

Sen. Warren Leads Senate Dem Call for Hearings on Workplace Sexual Misconduct

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and several other Senate Democrats are calling for hearings to evaluate sexual assault and harassment in the …

Gender

Poll: Biden holds double-digit lead over field of 2020 Dem presidential contenders

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration Trump …

Elections

Sexual harassment in Congress might be handled very differently if this new bill passes

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, so many industries are looking in and trying to figure out how to fix the problem. Surprisingly, one of the most …

Government

At the Races: 2018 Starts in PA-18

Our weekly newsletter on the latest in House and Senate races<p><i>Welcome to At the Races! You can keep track of House and Senate races with this weekly</i> …

Politics

The Democrat Trump should fear in 2020 — and it’s not Oprah

More than half of Americans are uninterested in keeping President Trump around for a second term, according to a new poll. But to be fair, considering his historically low approval ratings, this is not that surprising.<p>But what is surprising is who Americans want as the next president — and who they …

Politics

Unlike most former presidents, Bill Clinton is becoming increasingly unpopular

Bill Clinton is about to mark the 25th anniversary of his inauguration as the 42nd US president. Until the night of November 8, 2016, millions of voters and experts assumed that he would be celebrating that milestone as the First Gentleman in a second Clinton administration, and that when he …

Hillary Clinton

Presidential Hopefuls in the Senate Are Pushing Democrats to the Left

WASHINGTON — It was a made-for-TV moment, perfect for a presidential campaign advertisement.<p>His fists clenched and his voice rising, Senator Cory Booker, Democrat of New Jersey, delivered a 10-minute verbal thrashing to Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this week, recalling his “tears of …

U.S. Politics

Gillibrand, said to have her eye on 2020, vows to block key Trump DOJ nominee

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is one of the most talked-about potential Democratic candidates for the White House in 2020. But she has also turned into a thorn in the side of the Department of Justice as she holds up one of DOJ's highest-profile postings.<p>The junior senator from New York plans …

U.S. Politics

Progressives find little support for an Oprah campaign

For a short while last week, the possibility of an Oprah Winfrey presidential campaign dazzled and distracted Democrats. The first polls of a potential Trump-Winfrey election varied widely; most showed that Winfrey would defeat a president who has struggled to crack 40 percent in job approval, …

U.S. Politics

Reed, Murkowski Lead Letter Urging Trump Administration to Bolster Public School Infrastructure

25 U.S. Senators seek to help communities build 21st Century schools & create employment opportunities for hardworking Americans<p>1/17/2018</b> …

Lisa Murkowski

NOPE-RAH: Voters Aren't As Crazy For 'Oprah 2020' As Leftists Had Hoped

A series of polls, taken after Oprah Winfrey gave her rousing Golden Globes speech, show an unexpected trend among likely American voters: they …

Conservative View

Two Democratic Lawmakers Go After One of Their Own in Illinois

Schakowsky and Gutiérrez endorse Marie Newman in Democratic primary<p>Democrats are optimistic about their chances of kicking out GOP incumbents in …

Politics

Can Democrats Follow #MeToo to Victory?

Many think the issue of sexual harassment — embodied in the #MeToo movement — will work to the advantage of Democrats in upcoming elections. A mid-December NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey gave the party a three to one advantage over Republicans on the matter. But it is hardly guaranteed to do …

Opinion

Sexual Harassment In Congress Would Be Handled VERY Differently Under This New Bill

In Washington, D.C., the complex process for reporting sexual harassment or assault in Congress has come under new and intense scrutiny, following …

Jackie Speier

Trump Is Already Obsessed With His 2020 Democratic Opponent

Faced with a policy vacuum, the president has reverted to trashing his enemies.<p><b>Donald Trump</b> may have proven himself a bumbling idiot on matters of policy, but when it comes to launching counterattacks, the president tends to land on mantras that stick. He successfully won the presidency by turning …

Donald Trump

New poll reveals how many Americans want Oprah to run for president — and it doesn’t look good

A new poll reveals how many Americans want Oprah to run for the White House in 2020 — and it doesn’t look good.<p>What does the poll show?<p>According to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, just 24 percent of registered voters surveyed want the media mogul to run in 2020. On the other hand, an …

Conservative View

Immigration, now military spending, threaten to shut down government

Democratic and Republican congressional leaders hustled Wednesday to unite members to pass a temporary spending bill and avoid a government shutdown before the weekend -- with immigration and now military spending emerging as the main sticking points.<p>Democrats' insistence that any bill include …

U.S. Politics

This Democrat thinks she can win in “Trump country” Kentucky

But will national Democrats support her?<p>Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath could be a test case of exactly what kind of Democrat will be competitive in the 2018 midterms.<p>McGrath is a Marine Corps veteran and a political newcomer running for the Democratic nomination in Kentucky’s Sixth Congressional …

Politics

Hey Liberals: Think 'S***hole' Is Bad? We Had To Explain Oral Sex -- And Cigars -- To Our Kids When Clinton Was President.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO- S.C.) was incensed.<p>"It's pretty embarrassing when you have to take your children out of the room to report the news," …

Conservative View

USA Today Scorches Trump As 'Inveterate Liar' In Latest Editorial

Paper gets nasty as fallout from “shithole countries” continues<p>USA Today shed its usual stoicism, dropping a nasty editorial Tuesday blasting …

Donald Trump

How three elections are snarling the immigration fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The immigration and government shutdown cliffhanger gripping Washington is a symptom of a broader reality: American politics is being held hostage to three nation-changing elections -- one past and two that are yet to come.<p>President Donald Trump, on a perpetual victory lap over …

Politics

'It's malpractice': Republicans give potential 2020 Trump foes a pass

The GOP has failed to recruit strong candidates against a slate of potential opponents for president who are up for reelection this year.<p>NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo got the good news just after New Year’s Day: Two of his most formidable potential Republican challengers for reelection this year …

Elections

Cory Booker on yelling at DHS secretary: Should I treat women officials differently?

Is this a joke?<p>He’s correct on the merits, but does this dude not realize what’ll happen to him if he takes a tone <i>anywhere near</i> the one he took …

Conservative View

What Was Most Surprising About Trump’s First Year?

Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited.<p><b>micah</b> (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Welcome, …

Politics