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Kirsten Gillibrand

Join the Obamas and "Opt-Out" of High-Stakes Testing

Alan Singer | Posted 04.06.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Sasha and Malia Obama attend the prestigious Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC where tuition is about $35,000 a year and students do not take high-stakes Common Core aligned tests. Michelle and Barack chose this school because it offers children an enriched curriculum, not constant test prep.

Medical Marijuana Financial Landscape to Change: The Financial Ramifications of the CARERS Act

Adam Bierman | Posted 03.18.2015 | Business
Adam Bierman

Aside from the obvious societal and legal implications, the proposal by Senators Rand Paul, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Cory Booker to change marijuana from a Schedule I drug to a Schedule II drug will also have financial ramifications.

Booker and Gillibrand Call for Compassion

Joe Schrank | Posted 03.17.2015 | New York
Joe Schrank

Senators Corey Booker (D, NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) stopped by the Manhattan office of the Drug Policy Alliance Sunday afternoon to promote their new bill, "The CARERS act".  Marijuana is currently a schedule 1 drug, the same as heroin.

Ending the Federal Government's Doublethink on Marijuana

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Seen as a whole, the current federal attitude towards marijuana can truly be described as "doublethink." There are so many contradictions in the government's attitude that they are indeed hard to accurately count.

Matt Ferner

Senate Bill Would Effectively End The Federal War On Medical Marijuana

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

A sweeping Senate bill introduced Tuesday seeks to significantly roll back the federal government's war on medical marijuana. The Compassionate Acc...

Tyler Kingkade

Senators Seek Huge Fines For Colleges Mishandling Sexual Assault

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.26.2015 | College

A bipartisan group of senators proposed Thursday to ramp up the federal government's ability to penalize colleges that mishandle sexual assault cases,...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Every Other Industrialized Nation Has Paid Leave, Why Not Us?

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.09.2015 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is working with Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) to make paid family leave for all American workers a reality, with a prop...

Carrying Their Weight: Giving Voice to Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 03.23.2015 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The courageous women and men who are speaking out about their assaults should not have to share the most horrific experiences of their lives publicly in order to get the attention of their schools and their government. That shouldn't be on them.

Amber Ferguson

Here Are 10 Of The Best Political Quotes Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics

Whether it was dropping f-bombs on HuffPost Live or confusing texting with sexting, politicians said some pretty memorable things in 2014. Hopefull...

Our Fight for Justice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Change takes time. But what sets our nation apart is that, even in our darkest hours, we strive to make things better. During this week's winter solstice, we celebrate the holiday season with light as a symbol of hope.

Women in Business Q&A: Bethany Lampland, COO, The New York Foundling

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.16.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As Chief Operating Officer, Bethany oversees all of The New York Foundling's business departments- human resources, finance, legal, development and co...

The Potential Political Implications Of Rolling Stone's UVA Rape Controversy

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.15.2014 | Women

In the wake of an amplified conversation about the number of rape allegations coming from behind the closed doors of the ivory tower, Sen. Kirsten Gil...

2014 Misogyny of the Year: TIME Magazine

Charles Clymer | Posted 02.10.2015 | Media
Charles Clymer

When TIME ignores so many influential women in favor of less influential men, it increases the disparity of how women are viewed in society because when they put something on the cover (and choose to ignore other subjects), people talk about it (or don't), regardless of its importance or accuracy.

Laura Bassett

Gillibrand's Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

Nearly a year after Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-N.Y.) military sexual assault reform legislation fell five votes short of passing the Senate, she ask...

WATCH: Celebrities Gleefully Dropping The F-Bomb Live On The Air

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 12.04.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live doesn't do your average celebrity interview. Sometimes the stars destroy our property. Sometimes they crash other interviews. And they p...

Bill Would Help Military Sexual Assault Victims

AP | By DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators said on Tuesday that recent reforms have not been enough to improve the way sexual assault cases ar...

Why Power Women Should Stop Writing Memoirs

Janis Powers | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Janis Powers

The media has always played an essential role in shaping our opinions. Right now there is much too great a focus on the gender of -- rather than on the professional successes of -- power women.

10 Questions to Ask About Senators and Sexism in the Workplace (Or Why the Daniel Inouye Revelation Was a Red Herring)

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
Shay Chan Hodges

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently released Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, "a playbook for women who want to step up, whether in Congress or the boardroom or the local PTA." It's both a call to action for women and a personal memoir.

I'm Running to Help Expand Family Leave -- Let's Do It in the Next Congress

Shenna Bellows | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Shenna Bellows

The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

8 Non-Cliché Secrets To Success From Powerful Women

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

It's not often you get to see a senator, the editors of TIME and Real Simple, a TODAY Show anchor, the former CEO of WWE and the writer of "Frozen" hi...

Sex Education, 21st Century Style

Tom Allon | Posted 11.30.2014 | Education
Tom Allon

There is one area of education where we are still stuck in the middle ages -- and it's having an increasingly deleterious effect on our society. For lack of a better term, sex education, is a too often ignored area of study and it's high time we had a candid discussion about it.

Women in Business: Sarah Hoit CEO and Co-Founder, ConnectedLiving

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Hoit is a career social entrepreneur focused on companies that impact larger social issues. She co-founded ConnectedLiving in 2007 to bring digi...

Gillibrand: Not the First, Not the Last

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

She is not the first female politician to confront unwanted comments or actions. My experience as assistant minority leader for the New Hampshire Legislature corroborates Gillibrand's. Colleagues were constantly putting their arm around me and calling me by my family diminutive, Ruthy.

Senator Who Called Gillibrand 'Chubby' Reportedly Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

The lawmaker who told Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) not to "lose too much weight now" because "I like my girls chubby" was the late Sen. Daniel Ino...