“I’m not worried. Donald Trump will leave the White House. It’s just a matter of time,” said Sen. Cory Booker.
This is one of the most bizarre weeks in US history. A day in the life of the senator who’s running for reelection, preparing for Supreme Court hearings, cohabiting for the first time in his life, and self-quarantining through it.
“They made the case this morning for why documents and witnesses are absolutely necessary to resolve this.”
Iowa officials expect a personal touch and a “grieving period.” Buttigieg’s quick calls struck some as “a gut punch.”
For many members, the long hours without electronics have been a welcome side effect of President Donald Trump’s trial.
The New Jersey senator was well-liked by Democrats but didn't gain enough support in his campaign.
Cory Booker's campaign circulated a letter to other campaigns — which have signed on — asking the DNC to change the debate rules that have left him off the stage.
House Republicans Say The Senators Running For President Shouldn't Be Allowed To Be Jurors In Trump's Impeachment Trial
Republican Rep. Jason Smith will introduce legislation Thursday trying to force the Democratic candidates to recuse themselves from Trump's Senate trial — though it isn’t binding.
“It’s a damn shame frankly that Kamala Harris’s voice is no longer in this race,” Booker said on AM to DM.
A Democratic Super PAC confirmed that they were behind the social media campaign. The influencer marketing site told BuzzFeed News they've since removed the ad.
Joe Biden Isn’t Ready To Legalize Marijuana, And Sen. Cory Booker Said That Hurts Black People And Latinos
"The war on drugs has been a war on black and brown people," Booker said during Wednesday's Democratic debate.
Cory Booker’s emotional debate calls for unity just haven’t gotten his very campaign far.
Inside a dire but somehow galvanizing day for a campaign that’s struggled to turn a well-known man into a presidential contender. “We're in this to win it, not just...to be around.”
In The Stakes 2020, BuzzFeed News' newsletter about the 2020 campaign, Sen. Cory Booker talks about building consensus and why he's #TeamChrissy.
Booker is waging the civil rights movement's last battle — to unite a racially divided country on the verge of disaster — against Donald Trump. Will enough people listen to make him the nominee?
In a searing speech at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, where nine black parishioners were shot and killed in 2015, Booker called white supremacy “an issue of national security.”
Booker and Beto O'Rourke both cited the president's rhetoric and stoking of racial division in the wake of the shooting.
“People feel good about all three of them, and they all have very compelling cases to make. The question is, Who do they believe is the most effective baton carrier?”
Wednesday’s Democratic presidential debate brought the expected shots from Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, and Biden responded in kind.
Here are the questions Wednesday's presidential debate can answer.
Joe Biden’s Time As A Public Defender Was A Brief Line On His Résumé. Now It’s A Virtue Signal For His Campaign.
Biden has turned his long-forgotten legal work in Delaware into a response to Kamala Harris and other critics questioning his dedication to social justice issues.
And other things you can learn from new data on how many donors contributed to Democratic presidential campaigns each day this year.
A Progressive Organization Is Starting Its 2020 Endorsement Process Early To Get Ahead Of The “Electability” Argument
The Working Families Party has already narrowed the field to six presidential candidates.
The candidate dominated immigration issues during the first Democratic presidential debate.
How do you say "memes" in Spanish?
Here’s what to watch for as 10 Democratic candidates get ready for the first 2020 presidential debate in Miami on Wednesday night.
”A nation is both its credits and its debts. And if Thomas Jefferson matters, so does Sally Hemings.”
Four Democratic candidates talked about how to address economic problems specific to black Americans at a forum hosted by the Black Economic Alliance. What happened outside is changing the presidential race.
The Office of Special Counsel found that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits officials from using their position to engage in political activity.
With 23 Democrats running for president, it's hard to find a distinctive voice. Can you recognize them from their signature phrases on Twitter?
Some campaigns learned of heightened restrictions to qualify for the fall debates only after media reports. “Women and people of color will not make it to the main stage,” one operative said.
The 2020 hopeful told BuzzFeed News that recent abortion restrictions are “a threat to women's freedoms and women's rights all over our country,” not just in the states that have passed them.
The proposal is part of a far-reaching new gun control plan, which Booker said he would begin implementing on his first day as president if he wins in 2020.
Even aides to Bernie Sanders, who led the fight to disempower superdelegates last year and still brings up their role in the 2016 primary, say they’re taking “superdelegates strategy seriously.”
John Kless was charged with making threatening phone calls to the offices of Eric Swalwell, Rashida Tlaib, and Cory Booker.
Booker is taking an intersectional message to the cradle of the civil rights movement.
Democrats Who Really Like More Than One Presidential Candidate Have Found A Temporary Solution: Give Them All Money
A BuzzFeed News analysis shows that donors are willing to give to multiple Democratic presidential candidates, suggesting that voters aren’t worried about a drawn-out primary.
Booker made his official launch a tribute to his adopted hometown — and the “impatience” of the civil rights movement.
“She’s just an incredible human being,” Booker told Ellen DeGeneres.
The movie star confirmed Thursday that she is indeed dating the 2020 presidential candidate.
Ayanna Pressley Is Mapping A New Direction For The Democratic Party. Its Presidential Candidates Want Her Support.
“I’m not sure that they all realize that she could be the person who starts the avalanche of support that could make someone the president of the United States.”
"This is brutal," said Booker, who, to be fair, doesn't actually drink alcohol.
Cory Booker Said His Fight To Legalize Pot Is About “Restorative Justice” For Communities Hit By The War On Drugs
The 2020 candidate told BuzzFeed News’ AM to DM the government should clear convictions “of people who have been unjustly convicted of things that two of the last three presidents have admitted to doing.”
“We don’t have bots, we have real black people,” one activist said. “The danger of these accusations is that Facebook and YouTube latches on to this and tries to undermine our ability to have a black political dialogue."
Harris also said in New Hampshire on Monday that she would support making Election Day a federal holiday as part of a new Voting Rights Act.
From "exhaustive" legal reviews and custom trainings to ensuring more ways to report allegations, sexual harassment and misconduct policies are no longer an afterthought for high-profile campaigns.
Democrats Running For President Are Trying To Figure Out How To Stand Out. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has Answers.
Ocasio-Cortez entered Congress with an unusually large following, one that could set her up to play a big role in 2020.
The former New Jersey governor said he isn't going to run against Trump, but he told BuzzFeed News' Profile he would run again if he believed he had a chance to win.
“Together, we will channel our common pain back into our common purpose," the senator said in an announcement that he would join the 2020 primary race. "Together, America, we will rise."
“If you speak to me candidly, I can make a candid decision on who I’m voting for.”
Jimmy Carter bested a giant, divided field in 1976 with a grimly delivered message about reaffirming love and competence to government. It sounds a little similar to Beto, but with a key difference.
Bill Barr told senators he’d take the same stance of the Obama administration — not that of former attorney general Jeff Sessions.
After Democratic candidates in 2016 struggled to connect with black voters, 2020 presidential hopefuls are addressing race head-on.
Cory Booker Is Building A 2020 Campaign That’s Just Like Him: Vegan, Hyperactive, And Unapologetically Unconventional
French fries with Iowans in Newark. Eager big donors. A clearly defined message of “radical love.” Cory Booker has spent a year laying the groundwork for an ambitious possible presidential bid.
A Group Of Senate Democrats Are Asking HUD Why DACA Recipients Are Being Denied Federal Housing Loans
The senators wrote in a letter to HUD officials that they are "appalled" by the Trump administration denying FHA loans to DREAMers, following BuzzFeed News's report on the informal new policy last week.
We didn’t learn much about Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week, but we did see Republicans unified to get him on the Supreme Court before the midterm elections — and Democrats fighting on many fronts.
A Parkland Survivor Delivered A Powerful Speech During The Kavanaugh Hearing That Moved People To Tears
Aalayah Eastmond told BuzzFeed News she hopes her testimony will allow the Supreme Court nominee to look at gun reform from her perspective.
Cory Booker Released Confidential Kavanaugh Emails But Republicans Claim They Were Already Cleared To Become Public
Sen. John Cornyn accused Booker of acting to further his presidential ambitions. UPDATE: Sen. Chuck Grassley's office claimed Democrats knew emails were cleared for release before the hearing.
The bill, which will be released Tuesday, comes in response to a BuzzFeed News report on pregnant women who say they were mistreated while in immigration detention.
The Senate’s top Republican opposes the bill, but the Senate Judiciary Committee passed it with bipartisan support on Thursday anyway.
Sens. Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand have all come out in support of guaranteed jobs plans.
"I hear all these people want to talk about legalizing marijuana," Booker said in a speech centered around marijuana Friday. "Well, marijuana has been legal for the people of privilege in this country for a long time."
Weinstein — who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes. As many Democratic U.S. senators and two governors said they'd give contributions from Weinstein to charity, the Democratic National Committee said they would redirect $30,000 in his most recent donations to other political groups.
The states choose which statues to display in the Capitol building. Statues of Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Alexander Hamilton Stephens are all currently on display.
The Senator told BuzzFeed's Another Round that he'd eat a penguin and sang some Les Mis.
The Democratic senator called the bill “a necessary step in correcting this unjust system,” but even legalization advocates say that it’s unlikely to succeed.
The US senator from New Jersey also wants the Justice Department to send federal authorities to the protest site to ensure demonstrators can exercise their First Amendment rights.
Sen. Booker Booker said while he "disagrees" with Kap’s protest, he takes exception to public outrage skewing more toward the NFL quarterback during a BuzzFeed News event in Washington.
"It's almost astonishing, it's almost like this can't be true."
A Senate campaign in 2013 left the Newark media darling badly burned when stories he'd been telling for years suddenly came under question. Three years later, Cory Booker operates with a new set of rules.
A caller on a radio show asked the New Jersey senator to condemn Max Blumenthal.
BuzzFeed News spoke with journalist Dale Russakoff, whose book The Prize tracks Zuckerberg's massive gift to Newark schools and the unravelling of school reform efforts there.
New Jersey senator to retain funds from indicted colleague's PAC.
The Congressional Black Caucus has strongly denounced the decision late Monday out of Missouri that set off the latest round of protests against the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Hedge fund titans spent a lot of money—millions of dollars in some cases—on candidates and measures in the 2014 midterm elections. Here's a look at the bets that panned out.
”Sen. Booker is relieved that Kaci Hickox is on her way home.”
A look back at the early 1990s.
Pro football is Washington's multi-million dollar National Fundraising League. That's not going to change no matter what happens.
"Let's Move" Supporters Host Screening For Film That's Critical Of Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Efforts
Sen. Cory Booker and Rep. Rosa DeLauro are hosting the film Fed Up in the Capitol on Wednesday. The movie is not kind to the First Lady.
Charles C. Johnson was paid by American Commitment this year to research Cory Booker, the president of the PAC confirmed to BuzzFeed. He also wrote stories about Booker for the Daily Caller.
Even the New Jersey senator seemed excited about the new album. Tweeting from the floor isn't allowed.
America's most famous mayor used to talk about how he might one day "hack the Senate." But after his first week on Capitol Hill, Booker is getting his footing, staying close to New Jersey, and steering clear of his one-time best ally — the media.
And his academic record. "He's a very big man, physically."
Steve Lonegan, the Republican who lost to Booker last week and is now trying to settle $68,000 in campaign debt, says the RNC and NRSC "sat on their hands" during the race. "Their absence sent a message to others to stay away."
Biden is set to administer the oath to Sen.-elect Booker next Thursday at noon.
The Republican governor gives up the fight to appeal marriage equality less than 12 hours after same-sex couples wed for the first time in the state. The decision left "no ambiguity about the unanimous court's view," Christie's office says.
Before leaving for Washington, the senator-elect presides over some of the first same-sex marriages in the Garden State. "While you all have fallen in love, the state of New Jersey has risen to love," Booker says.
The Newark mayor is about to go from hands-on executive to lowest-ranking member of the country's slowest moving deliberative body. "He will have an awe-struck moment of frustration at some point."
The Newark mayor beats Republican Tea Party candidate Steve Lonegan in the off-year special Senate race. Booker won't arrive in Washington until the state has officially certified the election results.
In Morris County, Reince Priebus lauds Steve Lonegan and calls for Republicans to come together. "We have to build unity all the time," Priebus says.
In the final days of the New Jersey special election, Lonegan zeroes in on the base at the New Egypt Speedway. "Just know that the eyes of America are on you right now," says Palin.
Lonegan goes after Booker, Newark, and President Obama in the last New Jersey Senate debate. "The reality here is that's the kind of rhetoric that's going to drive further gridlock," says Booker.
Both candidates come out swinging. "The only example of economic growth I can find in Newark is the growth of Cory Booker's bank account."
The Republican Senate candidate touts an internal poll his campaign leaked to the press and eyes the government shutdown as a rallying point. Booker turns his attention Tuesday to the one-time longshot.
The outgoing Maryland governor, and possible presidential candidate, has a big list of candidates he's helping this year. "That's what a good surrogate does."
The Texas governor and former presidential candidate's appearance next month follows endorsements from Sen. Rand Paul and Gov. Chris Christie.
Federal income tax returns show the senate candidate made fewer charitable contributions than previously suggested. Booker will also step down from the board of Waywire, his digital media company.
After making an impassioned case earlier this week against another war, the senate candidate defers to Obama's judgement. "I expect that the president will clearly delineate what the strategic objectives are," says Booker.