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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) may not be leading the pack in the crowded field of Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election, but that didn't stop her from delivering a savage burn to President Donald Trump during her second debate.

CNN's Dana Bash asked Gillibrand to elaborate on her climate change positions. Gillibrand vowed that the second thing she'd do is "reengage on global climate change" and reenter the Paris Climate Accords.

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Despite bipartisan calls to release the complete findings of Special Counsel's long-awaited report on Russian interference in the 2016 election, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked a measure from Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to release the report.

The measure passed the House of Representatives by 420-0.

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November of 2020 is just under two years away and the crop of Democratic candidates who will take on President Donald Trump in the 2020 election continues to grow.

Among them is Kirsten Gillibrand. The New York Senator is currently touring the country to speak with voters and potential supporters.

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President Donald Trump boasted about record numbers of women joining the American workforce during his State of the Union address Tuesday night, and one of his potential 2020 opponents made a keen observation.

“No one has benefited more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58 percent of the newly created jobs last year,” Trump said. The line was met with thunderous applause within a group of newly elected Democratic women in Congress, who wore white to honor the women's suffrage movement.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 19: (AFP-OUT) President Donald Trump speaks to the media during a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office at the White House on October 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump and Rossello spoke about the continuing recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)

The Trump administration is considering a vast expansion of who can access a person's mailbox in an attempt to financially reinvigorate the United States Postal Service. The move comes in a government report evaluating the current state of the USPS and ways to make it more lucrative. If enacted, the proposal would allow private companies to access a person's mailbox...for a price.

This is not to be confused with private companies accessing mailboxes for junk mail, because those advertisements are still delivered through USPS, which operates with what is known as the "mailbox monopoly," a 1934 policy that gives the USPS sole access to a person's mailbox. Under this proposal, companies like FedEx and United Parcel Service would have the option to pay for physical access to your mailbox instead of it being the sole prerogative of the USPS.

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The 116th Congress will include several firsts. One of those is the most women ever to be in Congress. The Senate will have at least 24 female Senators and the House of Representatives will have at least 102 women.

While those numbers are still far less than half, it is still a major demographic change from just a decade ago when Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi of California became the first woman to ever serve as Speaker of the House. In the 110th Congress of 2008, there were 16 women in the Senate and 73 in the House.

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced on Thursday that she will not vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

"I will be voting against confirming U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court," Heitkamp said in a personal statement on Twitter.

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