Sigmar Gabriel is enjoying new-found popularity within Germany's Social Democrats as the party leader heads into coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, wants Martin Schulz to run for chancellor. But to date, the former European Parliament president has not been very active in German national politics.
Germany's foreign minister says Angela Merkel and the CDU are submitting to the belligerent budgetary demands of Donald Trump. Sigmar Gabriel says Germany's ruling party is forgoing social policy for military spending.
Will Germany soon dramatically increase its military expenditure? The Christian Democrats support the plan, the Social Democrats think it is absurd. The fight over defense spending has become a campaign issue.
Amid poor national poll numbers, the Social Democrats now have to face losing power in their stronghold of Lower Saxony. It's a potentially damaging distraction in the SPD's bid to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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