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Cory Booker

  1. defense spending
    Eventually, Progressive Democrats Will Need to Get ‘Soft’ on DefenseAmerica can have a Western European–style welfare state or a giant and ever-growing military budget — but it can’t have both.
  2. profile
    Cory Booker Wants to Give You a Hug, and Be Your Next PresidentHe’s ready to run the most optimistic, earnest, emotionally present campaign in history — and is betting that’s what Trump’s America is ready for.
  3. the kavanaugh hearings
    Democrats Take ‘Civil Disobedience’ Stance in Leaking Kavanaugh DocumentsIn an escalation of protests over a rushed procedure with concealment of documents, Democrats start leaking them and Republicans threaten retaliation.
  4. the kavanaugh hearings
    As Kavanaugh Tried to Focus on Legal Abstractions, Real World Kept IntrudingOn day two of the Kavanaugh hearings, Democrats chipped away at the Supreme Court nominee’s attempt to put forth a regular-guy persona.
  5. criminal justice reform
    Criminal-Justice-Reform Deal Facing Opposition From Left and RightTrump’s support is crucial to a deal that would add sentencing reforms to a House-passed prison-reform bill. But Cotton and Booker aren’t on board.
  6. Where Do ‘Centrist’ Democrats Turn in 2020?Joe Biden is the obvious favorite for those who aren’t crazy about the progressive drift of the party. But if he doesn’t run, then what?
  7. The Progressive Hawaii Senator Reshaping the 2020 Race, Without Even RunningBrian Schatz isn’t running for president — really — but his plan to yank Democratic colleagues to the left could define the party in 2020 and beyond.
  8. Can Kushner’s Patchy Prison-Reform Bill Survive the Senate?A House-passed bill backed by the Trump administration at the behest of Jared Kushner could succumb to bipartisan crossfire in the Senate.
  9. the national interest
    Democrats Are Rushing Into a Job Guarantee. It Could Be a Huge Mistake.The hottest new progressive policy idea is not ready for prime time.
  10. Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate CashThe rumored 2020 candidates join Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Maria Cantwell in refusing donations from corporate PACs.
  11. how artsy
    Senator Cory Booker Dabbles in Instagram PoetryA good fallback gig.
  12. Government to Reopen After Senate Democrats Back DownDems can still prevail in the larger battle over immigration policy — but ending the shutdown Monday definitely wasn’t a victory.
  13. There’s a Long List of Dems Trump Should Fear in 2020. Biden Isn’t One of Them.The White House supposedly has no fear of any potential 2020 opponent other than Joe Biden. It needs to fear its president’s own limitations.
  14. Turnout Will Win It for Moore or Jones, But GOP Will Have a Headache Either WayIn a strange campaign where the front-runner disappeared and the polls are all over the place, turnout patterns will matter most.
  15. alabama special election
    Cory Booker Campaigns for Alabama’s Doug Jones — and Maybe Himself in 2020If the New Jersey senator is successful, he’ll have helped defeat Roy Moore. If not, he got a chance to test out his stump speech.
  16. First N.H. Poll for 2020 Shows Trump Looking VulnerableIn a way-early 2020 N.H. primary poll, nobody’s challenging Sanders and Biden among Democrats, and Trump looks potentially vulnerable to a challenge.
  17. Confederates in the CapitolDuring the Jim Crow era, southern states sought recognition in the Capitol for ex-Confederates and other proud racists. That may finally be corrected.
  18. politics
    This New Bill Seeks to Reform the Way Women Are Treated in PrisonIt mandates that women prisoners be given pads and tampons and extends visiting hours with their children.
  19. politics
    Watch Senator Cory Booker’s Emotional Speech Condemning the Health-Care BillA Facebook Live session turned into a spontaneous rally on the Capitol steps against the Senate’s health-care bill.
  20. very jersey things
    Cory Booker Is Still Waiting on His Date With Mindy Kaling“She’s just an extraordinary force.”
  21. celebrity romances
    Did Cory Booker and Mindy Kaling Just Set Up a Real-Life Date Over Twitter?This romantic comedy is writing itself.
  22. The Socialist Takeover of the Democratic Party Is Proceeding NicelyCentrist Democrats used to distance themselves from the left ahead of their presidential runs. Now, Booker and Cuomo are doing the opposite.
  23. How Booker and Lewis Tried to Raise the Bar at Sessions’s Confirmation HearingTwo African-American lawmakers suggest a higher standard for an attorney general than affability and not being a racist.
  24. early and often
    Cory Booker Is Releasing a Book a Month Before the First PrimaryJust in case someone’s in the market for a vice-president.
  25. airing of grievances
    Did Rand Paul Just Announce 2016 Run in a Festivus Tweet?His annual “airing of grievances” has been cheapened by shameless marketing ploys.
  26. selfies
    Booker Trying to Take a Selfie With Each SenatorCory Booker’s at it again.
  27. elections
    Ras Baraka Is the New Mayor of NewarkAnd he’s not a big Cory Booker fan.
  28. Cory Booker Can’t Stop Shoveling Other People’s DrivewaysThe Senator needs help — and salt.
  29. Rand Paul’s Airing of Grievances Leads to Festivus MiracleCory Booker gets involved; it becomes a whole thing. 
  30. media darlings
    Cory Booker Clams Up to Fit in With New Senate FriendsThe senator is suddenly “extremely selective” about interviews.
  31. the most important people in the world
    Cory Booker Dating a Woman, New York Post ReportsDespite being famously noncommittal about his sexuality…”
  32. meet the new boss
    Newark’s New Mayor Is the Opposite of Cory BookerLuis Quintana doesn’t “twit,” or e-mail.
  33. photo op
    Cory Booker Sworn in, Laughs at BidenHere’s what it looked like. 
  34. early and awkward
    Harry Reid Already Embarrassing Cory Booker in Front of His New FriendsWhat a remarkable young man he is.”
  35. superhero senator
    Cory Booker Is Making Nice With Rand PaulThey both want to revamp drug laws.
  36. equal rites
    Scenes From New Jersey’s First Same-Sex WeddingsAt midnight, Cory Booker started marrying people at Newark City Hall.
  37. equal rites
    Gay Marriages Are On for Monday in New JerseyThe state’s highest court says go for it.
  38. garden variety problems
    Does the Tea Party Realize It Lost in New Jersey?A movement of dead-enders now.
  39. election 2013
    Mayor Cory Booker Now Senator-Elect Cory BookerD.C. wants to know if he’ll be shoveling driveways there.
  40. early and awkward
    Cory Booker Wants to Know If You’re Down With O.P.P. Rick Shaftan would be proud.
  41. cable-stained wretches
    It Doesn’t Matter If Cory Booker Is Gay (But He Isn’t)According to Rachel Maddow.
  42. technology
    Cory Booker’s Start-up Flop Sold for Practically NothingHe’s still winning his Senate race, though.
  43. early and awkward
    Lonegan Aide Goes on Unhinged Rant About BookerAs opposed to sucking on a stripper’s breasts. 
  44. sad things
    Cory Booker’s Dad Dies Six Days Before the ElectionHe was one of the first black executives at IBM
  45. master debaters
    Steve Lonegan Calls Cory Booker’s City a ‘Big Black Hole’At their final, and nastiest debate.
  46. Voters Do Not Care That Cory Booker Communicated With a StripperBooker remains ahead of his GOP rival by 11 points. 
  47. the third terminator
    Bloomberg Offers Booker Help, Though He Doesn’t Really Need ItHe’s winning, but not by a big enough margin.
  48. bad examples
    Palin Halfheartedly Endorses Lonegan, Urges You to Do BetterDo as she says, not as she does.
  49. Latest Scandal: Cory Booker Interacts With Multiple Humans on TwitterOh, damn. 
  50. frequently asked questions
    What Is a ‘Vegan Strip Club,’ Anyway?Frequently asked questions about Cory Booker’s micro-scandal.
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