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Democrat from Hawaii

Tulsi Gabbard is a representative of Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. Elected to the office in 2012, Gabbard is the first Samoan-American and first Hindu member of the U.S. Congress. She was re-elected in 2014, 2016 and 2018. Gabbard has also been in active service for more than the past 10 years and has served in the Hawaii Army National Guard. Gabbard received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hawaii Pacific University. In 2019, she announced she is running for the Democratic nomination for president.

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In Context: Hillary Clinton on Tulsi Gabbard, the Trump campaign and Russia

Clinton’s remarks prompted news headlines saying Clinton suggested that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was being groomed by Russians and was a Russian asset. Here's the context of the Oct. 17 interview, so that readers can decide for themselves whether Clinton said it was Republicans or Russians who were grooming Gabbard, and whether she said that Gabbard is a Russian asset.

Why Tulsi Gabbard calls the war in Syria a ‘regime change war’

Presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard said repeatedly during the recent Democratic debate that the United States sent troops to Syria to engage in a "regime change war."

Gabbard’s description of the war in Syria needs more context. Calling it only a "regime change" war doesn’t fully describe a complicated and evolving situation. 

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