Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand drops out of 2020 presidential race

2020 Campaign 08/28/19, 18:38

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand ended her presidential bid Wednesday, Aug. 29, amid low polling and major fundraising struggles. “I know this isn’t the result that we wanted,” the 52-year-old New York senator said in an online video in which she didn’t endorse any other 2020 Democratic White House hopeful. “But it’s important to know ...

2020 race brings free college back to the national stage

2020 Campaign 06/16/19, 09:37

After receding from the national stage, the free college movement is resurfacing as a central rallying point for Democrats as they set their sights on the White House. At least 18 of the party's 23 presidential contenders have come out in support of some version of free college. Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...

Update: NBC announces 1st 2020 Democratic debate lineups

Politics 06/14/19, 12:50

The Latest on the Democrats' first 2020 presidential debates later this month (all times local): 12:45 p.m. NBC has announced how it will divvy up the 20 Democratic candidates for the first debate of the 2020 election campaign, which will be held over two nights in Miami later this month. Democratic presidential candidate ...

Gillibrand reasserts feminist mantle hoping for 2020 bump

2020 Campaign 06/04/19, 18:26

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is trying to reassert her feminist credentials this week, seizing on high-profile moments to revive a campaign that has languished in the polls. The New York senator defended her lead role in pushing for the resignation last year of former Minnesota Sen. Al Franken after another ...

Gillibrand lands her 1st New Hampshire endorsement for 2020

2020 Campaign 05/30/19, 06:01

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has picked up her first New Hampshire endorsement, announcing that state Rep. Sue Ford says she's "the best person" for the White House. In a statement released by Gillibrand's campaign, Ford says the New York senator "cares for New Hampshire families and her own." Ford is a ...

Harris, Gillibrand offer plans to bolster maternal care

2020 Campaign 05/22/19, 10:25

Two Democratic women running for president unveiled plans Wednesday to improve maternal health care, with Sen. Kamala Harris reintroducing a bill aimed at addressing racial disparities in childbirth care and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand promising to make adoptions and high-tech fertility treatments more accessible to those who want children. Harris' bill, first ...

Gillibrand: As president she’d seek to codify abortion right

Politics 05/16/19, 13:06

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand (KEER'-sten JIHL'-uh-brand) says that as president she'd seek to write into law the Supreme Court's landmark ruling that legalized abortion. The New York senator is criticizing abortion bans that were passed recently in states where Republicans control the legislatures. During a stop at Georgia's Capitol, she said ...

Gillibrand says she’ll only pick judges who back Roe v. Wade

2020 Campaign 05/07/19, 10:53

Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand is promising that if elected president, she'll only appoint Supreme Court justices who strongly support the Roe v. Wade decision, imposing a key litmus test consistent with most Democrats' values but which White House contenders usually don't express. The New York senator wrote Tuesday in a Medium post ...

Home state politics complicate message for some 2020 Dems

Politics 05/05/19, 07:40

Democrat Beto O'Rourke uses his home state as a cautionary tale, ticking through Texas' Republican-backed policies as warning flags for the rest of the country. Mayor Pete Buttigieg mentions once worrying about how coming out as gay in deeply Republican Indiana might have cost him re-election, even in his more moderate ...

Beer pong 2020: Will Gillibrand’s cool campaign pay off?

2020 Campaign 05/04/19, 01:40

Her first shot landed short and her teammate's bounced away. But Kirsten Gillibrand's second ping pong ball splashed home and she threw both arms skyward while her opponents chugged, celebrating a beer pong victory in the most presidential way possible. The scene on a rainy Friday night in a bar in ...

Presidential candidates join Nevada’s nuclear waste fight

Politics 05/03/19, 14:09

Nevada's long crusade to block the creation of a national nuclear-waste dump at Yucca Mountain has pitted the state against a bipartisan group of lawmakers across the country, but a band of presidential hopefuls is joining the early voting state's cause. Last year, Nevada's two senators were the only sponsors of ...

Reports of sexual assault in the military spike

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:39

Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger.The survey results found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but only a third of those filed a ...

Gillibrand wants to give voters $600 to donate to campaigns

2020 Campaign 05/01/19, 09:24

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has announced a plan to give every voter up to $600 in vouchers to donate to a spate of federal candidates. But those candidates accepting such contributions would have to forgo contributions larger than $200 per donor. The New York senator's "Democracy dollars" would provide every eligible ...

Nominate a woman? Some Democratic women aren’t so sure

Politics 04/28/19, 09:02

Iowa voters sent a record number of women to the Legislature during last year's midterms. Women won two of the state's most competitive U.S. House races, and a woman was elected governor for the first time. Yet across Iowa, there's palpable anxiety among some Democratic women about nominating a female candidate ...

Gillibrand: NY Gov. Cuomo can endorse ‘whoever he likes’

2020 Campaign 04/26/19, 19:07

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is shrugging off her state's governor's endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 presidential campaign over her own. Speaking to reporters after an event Friday at a bar in Nashua, New Hampshire, Gillibrand said, "Our governor can endorse whoever he likes, but I am the ...

Harris’ campaign focuses on black colleges for support

2020 Campaign 04/21/19, 07:17

California Sen. Kamala Harris has described her experience as a student at a historically black college as "one of the most important aspects" of her life. Now, her Democratic presidential campaign is using that experience to connect with voters. Not only is she one of only two black candidates in a ...

Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

2020 Campaign 04/17/19, 12:47

Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have each missed more than one-fifth of the Senate's votes so far this year as they campaign for president, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. With 16 missed votes of the 77 that the Republican-controlled Senate has held in 2019, Harris and Booker ...

Update: Agency that runs Missouri River dams criticized

U.S. 04/17/19, 09:21

The Latest on a U.S. Senate hearing being held in Iowa in the wake of massive flooding in the region (all times local):9:20 a.m.The federal agency that manages dams along the Missouri River received stern criticism from several U.S. senators at the start of a hearing examining this year's flooding.In ...

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