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Kirsten Gillibrand

Senate Showdown Looms Over Military Sexual Assault Bill

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give vic...

Head Of Army Warns Of Sexual Assault Plan Cost

AP | DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Army said Wednesday that taking decisions on prosecuting serious crimes away from commanders would be costly and h...

Michael McAuliff

Democrat Says Ted Cruz, Rand Paul Show 'Common Sense' On Military Sex Assault | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party stars Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) are approaching the issue of military sexual assault with greater com...

The Forgotten 14% -- Our Female Vets

Martha Burk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.

What Clinton, Christie, Biden, Cruz & Co. Can Learn From 2013

Heather Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Smith

Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.

Obama Navy Nominee Ensnared In Military Policy Fight

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee for a top civilian job in the Navy is in the crosshairs of female senators det...

Jason Linkins

The Fact That Democratic Women Senators Like Hillary Clinton Was A Super-Duper Secret, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Apparently, the women who serve in Congress as senators from the Democratic Party are quite fond of another woman who once served as a Democratic sena...

Failure Not an Option?: Sexual Violence and the U.S. Military

Jack Healey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jack Healey

Where is Hilary Clinton in this fight? Where is the National Organization of Women? Equality Now? Amnesty International? Where is the sustained fight for human rights within the military?

5 Things We Hope Connie Britton And Kirsten Gillibrand Did As Roommates

Posted 10.08.2013 | Women

Our love for actress Connie Britton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand knows no bounds. So when we learned that these two amazing women were roommates ...

Political Report Card: Women at the Head of the Class

Barbara Lee | Posted 12.03.2013 | Women
Barbara Lee

From Congress to state legislatures to campaigns across the country, women are stepping up and showing their policy prowess.

Who among Alaska Republicans is responsible for fake attack on Sen. Mark Begich?

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

Who in the Alaska Republican Party made up a fake fundraising invitation that led a national Republican group to attack U.S. Sen. Mark Begich? Or was ...

For the USDA, Chicken Is Just Politics

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

When you purchase chicken at the grocery store, you might have the perfectly reasonable expectation that the poultry you are buying was raised on an American farm, and that it was inspected by a government official. Well, lower your expectations.

POLITICO's Darren Samuelsohn Discusses Military Sexual Assault E

92nd Street Y | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's ongoing partnership with, we spoke with Senior Policy Reporter Darren Samuelsohn at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, D...

WATCH: Gillibrand On Military Sexual Assault, Whistleblowers, Snowden

Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

During an impromptu visit to HuffPost Live, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sat down with host Josh Zepps to discuss her bill to prevent military ...

Kirsten Gillibrand On HuffPost Live

Posted 10.09.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) joins HuffPost Live to discuss her push to reform the military justice system....

John Oliver Grills Senator Over Wall Street Donations

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.09.2013 | Comedy

It's tough to get a straight answer from politicians about the influence of money in politics. But "Daily Show" host John Oliver did what he could to ...

Female Veteran Condemns Poster Blaming Sexual Assault Victims

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

When Jennifer Stephens, an armed forces veteran and battalion commander in the Ohio National Guard, saw a sexual assault prevention poster at the Wrig...

Gillibrand Dodges Weiner 'Friend' Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

With less than two months to go before New York City holds its Sept. 10 Democratic primary for mayor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leaving that...

'She Has Spunk. She Is Not Afraid'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who helped force the military to allow gays in its ranks, is determined to upend laws governing how the armed s...

Senator Gillibrand's Purple Coalition on Sexual Assault in Military -- Why Isn't President Obama Supportive?

Lanny Davis | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Some things that happen in Washington, D.C., have come to be expected, such as hyperpartisanship in the Congress along sharp "red" vs. "blue" lines. ...

'Unfair' Attack Ads Leave Dem Senator Surprised

AP | JIM SALTER | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS — Sen. Claire McCaskill has long been a vocal advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military, so the Missouri Democrat said sh...

Shahien Nasiripour

Elizabeth Warren Calls Student Loan Profits 'Morally Wrong' As Federal Student Debt Tops $1 Trillion | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

The Obama administration and Congress are not helping students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) charged Wednesday, reaping record profits off the fede...

The Voices of the Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military Must Be Heard

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The military has pledged "zero tolerance" for sexual assaults spanning over two decades and they have failed to solve the problem on their own. And while the sexual assault provisions that were passed out of committee last month are a step forward, it was not the leap forward required.

Not a Line Item, A Lifeline

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Food stamps are not just a line item on a budget; they are a lifeline to American families. One that has existed since the 1930s. This is not an extravagance of the American government.

Tea Party Favorites

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

* Gillibrand sees 51 votes for bill * Conservatives back shift away from chain of command By Patricia Zengerle ...