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Kirsten Gillibrand

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

Matthew Chapman | Posted 10.07.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.30.2014 | 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 09.22.2014 | 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...

Igor Bobic

Vote To Arm Syrian Rebels May Haunt Senators With Eyes On The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

The votes to authorize costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still haunt some lawmakers more than a decade after those wars began. No one knows this bet...

Presenting, The Throwback Photo To End All Throwback Photos

The Huffington Post | Leigh Blickley | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment

We now have photographic evidence that "Nashville" star Connie Britton and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand were, in fact, roommates during a summer study a...

We Don't Know If The Internet Can Handle This Much Girl Power In One Photo

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted a photo Thursday containing so much girl power it could "break the Internet." Pelosi was join...

14 Badass Lessons From Kirsten Gillibrand's Memoir

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women

Kirsten Gillibrand is a cool chick. As a 28-year-old Manhattan lawyer watching Hillary Clinton declare "women's rights are human rights" on the wo...

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'There's No Support' For Low-Wage Working Moms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Parents

America is still "stuck in the 'Mad Men' era" in terms of supporting working mothers, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) told HuffPost Live on Monday. ...

That Time Kirsten Gillibrand And Connie Britton Drank Toad Venom In China

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women

In what must have been the most fun summer ever, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Connie Britton were roommates during a college program in Beijin...

Laura Bassett

Kirsten Gillibrand: I Couldn't Tell My Harasser 'To Go F*** Himself'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Monday that when a male labor leader harassed her about her weight several years ago after she'd had a baby, she...

Kirsten Gillibrand: Condoleezza Rice Would Be An 'Extraordinary' NFL Commissioner

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Condoleezza Rice would be an "extraordinary choice" for NFL commissioner if the controversy surrounding Ray Rice proves t...

WATCH LIVE: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Talks Women And Politics

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.15.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live is joined by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) to discuss her new book "Off The Sidelines." She'll also give us the scoop on her politica...

Connie Britton: Kirsten Gillibrand Was 'Larger Than Life Even In College'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women

Before Connie Britton was a major TV star and Kirsten Gillibrand was a major national political force, the two women were friends at Dartmouth College...

Gillibrand's In, Clinton's Not

Rebecca Sive | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Rebecca Sive

When Clinton, unlike Gillibrand, isn't on an important list of America's big political thinkers, does it matter?

The Tables Turn on College Rape

Amy Siskind | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics
Amy Siskind

As our country moves forward with awareness and acknowledgment of the epidemic of rape on campus, someone's been left behind: our college men.

CNN Reporter Reveals She's Had Gross Encounters With Male Senators Too

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Media

CNN's Dana Bash revealed on Thursday that she has been on the receiving end of some pretty gross comments from male senators during her career as a co...

Gillibrand: Congressmen Called Me 'Fat' After Baby

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

If there was any question as to whether sexual harassment exists among members of Congress, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) confirmed the answer in a...

#WEmatter and We Demand Change

Laura Reyes | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Laura Reyes

For too long the needs of women and families have been dismissed by our elected officials, as if women, who make up more than 50 percent of the population, are a special interest group seeking special treatment. It is way past time Congress understood that our issues are not an afterthought but are of critical importance.

Not a Symbol, A Breakthrough: 30 Years Since Geraldine

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

Today marks 30 years since Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman to join a major party's presidential ticket. When she joined Vice President Walter Mondale's presidential ticket in 1984, Geraldine Ferraro didn't just make history, she changed the political world for women.

Laura Bassett

Women Senators Propose Bill To Help Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Democratic women senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to make child care less expensive for working parents by expanding the Child and Depe...

Empowering Women With Our Voices and Our Votes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

With a record number of female candidates running and with women making up 53 percent of the vote, we were able to elect a record number of women to Congress. My hope is that we can do this once again in 2014. Because this isn't just about numbers -- it's also about policies.

It's Time to Upgrade the Family and Medical Leave Act

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Nancy K. Kaufman

The absence of paid leave has left too many workers forced to choose between, for example, caring for a sick parent with cancer or paying the rent -- it's as basic as that.