Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

While campaigning in Iowa on Tuesday, 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) addressed a Politico report that a staffer had resigned over her office's handling of sexual misconduct allegations, per AP.

"We decided that because of some post-investigation human errors that future investigations should be done by our new chief of staff, who actually has experience in this area. ... If there are ways to improve, we certainly will. We always have taken this seriously and investigated it thoroughly and treated every person who’s come forward with the respect and dignity they deserve."

Context: Gillibrand's office had determined that allegations against one of her closest aides "did not meet the standards of sexual harassment," prompting the staffer who filed the complaint to resign. The male aide was later dismissed when Politico presented Gillibrand's office with more allegations of misconduct. Deputy chief of staff Anne Bradley, who led the investigation, is now resigning, Gillibrand confirmed on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Gillibrand has been one of the Senate's most outspoken advocates against workplace sexual harassment and has made it a central focus of her presidential campaign.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's swift, sweeping China offensive

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.