The Presidential Daily Brief

intriguing

  1. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) (C) speaks at a press conference held in an effort to extend the James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act for a further 25 years before it expires, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (R), U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler (

    Could Gillibrand Beat Hillary?

    If Americans eager to see a woman in the Oval Office stake every hope on Hillary, those hopes might be dashed. But you don’t have to look far for another contender: Kirsten Gillibrand, who took over Clinton’s Senate seat when Hillary became secretary of state, is another blonde powerhouse. Though she’s been pummeled by sexism — and unflattering comparisons to the Tracy Flick character in Election — Gillibrand has both the drive and the donors to reach the top, and could leapfrog over other female favorites like Elizabeth Warren for the runner-up spot. 

This story is part of The Presidential Daily Brief

view full edition