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Cristina Cabrera

Cristina Cabrera is a newswriter at TPM based in New York. She previously worked for Vocativ, USA Today and New York 1 News. She received her B.A at NYU. You can reach her at cristina@talkingpointsmemo.com

Articles by Cristina

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) claimed on Friday that her “tough” treatment of her staff indicated how well she’d handle Russian President Vladimir Putin if she won the White House.

“When you’re out there on the world stage and dealing with people like Vladimir Putin, yeah, you want someone who’s tough,” Klobuchar told CNN. “You want someone that demands the answers and that’s going to get things done, and that’s what I’ve done my whole life.”

Klobuchar was responding to reports detailing her abusive treatment of her staff, which allegedly included throwing objects at aides and subjecting them to angry tirades that reduced them to tears. HuffPost reported in February that at least three people refused to lead the Minnesota senator’s presidential campaign due to her record of cruelty toward staffers.

Klobuchar admitted to having “high standards” as an employer, though she conceded that “one can always do better.”

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Conservative commentator Ann Coulter is very mad about the Senate Republicans who are voting with Democrats to reject President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration at the border.

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Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) said on Monday that the DNC made a mistake in choosing not to hold a primary debate on Fox News, even if Fox is “largely an instrument of the right wing.”

“I don’t think it was the right decision,” Himes told CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, pointing out that the network is watched by “millions and millions” of Americans.

The Connecticut congressman argued that if the DNC has to chance to pit its platform of universal health care and retirement security against “whatever nonsense is on the other side,” Democrats will come out looking stronger than the GOP.

“I don’t care what channel you’re on, we will have the appealing idea,” said Himes.

Watch his interview with Camerota below:

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