The New York Democrat, a longtime advocate for women in politics and a leader in the #MeToo movement supporting survivors of sexual assault, announced her decision to run for president on CBS' "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", saying she will "fight for other people's kids as hard as I would fight for my own".
Kirsten Gillibrand reversed her position on allowing illegal immigrants to obtain drivers' licenses only a day after she announced that she would be seeking the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 2020. On Friday, she will travel to Sioux City, Iowa for her first public event in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.
Politico reports that Gillibrand has $10.5 million left over from her recent, successful Senate re-election campaign, which should be enough to kickstart her presidential electioneering. "But the truth is, if we are defending this behavior but not that behavior, and talking about this, the gradations between sexual assault versus harassment versus groping, and then where on the body you're groping - I just don't think that's the right conversation to be having".
But Mr Trump isn't the only man Senator Gillibrand has called on to step down, and her outspokenness and consistency has put her at odds with many within her own party.
England's Prince Philip involved in a major car crash
Bystanders who helped the Duke out of his auto said he was conscious when they found him, but appeared to be "very, very shocked". Both he and the female driver of the Kia were reportedly breath tested, with no alcohol detected in either of their systems.
Gillibrand has been a leading Trump critic and endeared herself to the anti-Trump resistance by being the Senate Democrat who voted most consistently against the president's nominees. In 2009 she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's US Senate seat, when the latter became secretary of state. That being said, she is now the third Democratic candidate that is a female! When she was appointed to the Senate in 2009, Gillibrand said, "It's an important part of upstate NY". The campaign also signed a lease for a campaign headquarters in Troy, N.Y., a suburb of Albany where Gillibrand's family lives.
Asked to square her past stances with her record today as one of the most liberal members of the Senate, Gillibrand said she would tell voters to "look at my heart" and that "it's important to know when you're wrong, and to do what's right". George Soros, a prominent Democratic funder, said that, as a result, she wouldn't be getting his support. "I mean, Ted Cruz and I agree on how to end sexual harassment in Congress and wrote a bill together which ultimately was passed unanimously", Gillibrand said. That she isn't one by background or disposition is obvious to everyone who's followed her career. She claims that she went through a process of "learning more and expanding my views".
"The first thing I would do is restore what's been lost - the integrity and the compassion of this country", Gillibrand said. At her campaign announcement on Wednesday morning, a reporter asked about her likability (after calling her pretty) and inquired as to whether or not that could benefit her in the race.
A screening of the Hollywood hit First Man will also be playing in the IMAX theatre at 7 p.m. for an additional charge. We get to see that connection between the earth, sun and the moon in the sky in that moment, which is really neat.
The undercover report published a year ago led to a lifetime ban for the former head of Ghana's Football Association. Anas, who covers his face in public for safety reasons, posted about the death on his Facebook and Twitter feed.
The rain will end in Philadelphia Sunday morning but Boston won't see an end to its snow and ice until Sunday night . Temperatures will reach the low 20s, but with the wind chill, it will feel like below-zero temperatures.
When he won the third-set tiebreaker, Murray unleashed another holler, the kind he has usually reserved for Grand Slam finals. Still, the near-comeback was a small reminder of what has made Murray one of the best players of his generation.
Srikkanth backs Dhoni: Former Indian opening batsman wants the selectors to pick MS Dhoni in India's World Cup team. That's the game-changer, if he didn't get us wickets in the middle overs we would have been chasing 260-270.
However, TSA denied that the government shutdown was to blame for the security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. There have been a number of staffing issues at airports including Miami International and George Bush International.
The F-35 fighter jet in the future could be fastened with an interceptor capable of shooting down North Korean missiles. The Trump administration is unveiling its new strategy to protect the US and it allies from missile threats.
The government over the weekend announced a price of $3.11 per liter (0.26 gallons) for diesel, and $3.33 per liter for gasoline. But Zimbabwe's government said three people were killed, including a policeman who was stoned to death by an angry crowd.
Earlier, the prime minister won a vote of no confidence by 325 to 306, as rebel Tory MPs and the DUP backed her to stay in No 10. She said: "It is hardly surprising that Parliament has overwhelmingly rejected the Prime Minister's Brexit plan".
Is "10 Year Challenge" helping Facebook mine data?
For instance, "Let's just imagine that you wanted to, say, train a facial recognition algorithm on age-related characteristics". Now, after the challenge went viral, some people are starting to question if the challenge really is as innocent as it looks.