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Kirsten Gillibrand

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Kirsten Gillibrand's Biography

Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand (/ˈkɪərstən ˈdʒɪlɨbrænd/ KEER-stən JIL-ə-brand; born December 9, 1966) is an attorney and the junior United States Senator from the state of New York and a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to being appointed to the Senate by New York Governor David Paterson in 2009, she was twice elected to the United States House of Representatives, from New York's 20th congressional district.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand walks to an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand walks to an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington
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  • HENDERSHOTT: A flurry of sexual assault accusations in the military

    Fort Bragg : NC : USA | 29 days ago

    Citing a non-scientific survey of sexual assault in the military, the Pentagon issued a flawed report, which claimed that 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted last year. Panicked prosecutors ...

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    Baghdad : Iraq | 1 month ago

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Kirsten Gillibrand News Stories

  • Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

      News Source: National Public Radio | 1 day ago
    ET If the jockeying before the 2016 presidential race is a game of political chess, the most powerful queen on the board would obviously be Hillary Clinton. So much of what will happen in 2016 hinges on Clinton's decision on whether to run, which she
  • Paid family leave hits a snag in states

      News Source: USA Today | 1 day ago
    California became the first state to embrace government-backed paid family and medical leave more than a decade ago. Since then, few other states have followed California's path, and supporters are now considering a different approach. After lobbying
  • Morning Politics: ‘City Council Members Are Skittish'

      News Source: The New York Observer | 1 day ago
    The good news is that city government is controlled by a progressive mayor who is actually sticking to many of his campaign promises, the publication writes. Privately, people on the left who have dealt with the administration describe a level of

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