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Caroline Kennedy Senate Seat

The Populist Case for Caroline Kennedy

Al Giordano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Giordano

Caroline Kennedy's open support for marriage rights for gays and lesbians in an era when top liberal Democrats can't bring themselves to support it offers the best antidote to the Rick Warren blues yet.

Caroline Kennedy Leaks May Be Probed By New York Ethics Panel

New York Times | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY -- The state's top ethics panel is reviewing a request from three government watchdog groups to investigate the Paterson administration's leaks...

Caroline Kennedy Can't Catch a Break

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Now there's a mini-movement to make Caroline the ambassador to the Vatican, which, given the Kennedys' place in the history of American Catholicism, is rather a nice touch.

Was Caroline Kennedy Ever the Real Candidate?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

Was Caroline nothing more than cover for New York Governor David Paterson's efforts to court and vet the candidate who would most benefit him?

Caroline Kennedy Withdrawal: Not Good For Women in Politics

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

The idea that Kennedy's change of heart is somehow linked to feminine qualities is exactly the type of sexism that has been pervasive in how women candidates are viewed.

Sarah Palin and Caroline Kennedy Aren't Victims of Glass Ceilings, There is Something Wrong with the Floor.

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Bednarsh

Both Palin and Kennedy were obviously unprepared for the offices each sought. Had a ceiling not stopped them, we would have more serious social issues to deal with.

Caroline, We Hardly Knew Ye

Denis Campbell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Denis Campbell

We are the poorer for Kennedy's decision, and I wonder how many worthy public servants never consider running because of this environment where every minor gaffe is exploited.

Now We'll Know if Caroline Kennedy Is Serious About Serving

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

A free ticket to the U.S. Senate should be given only to someone who is willing to earn it under a different circumstance, and I assure you, Senator Gillibrand is that sort of person.

Kennedy Found Out that Politics is for Politicians

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

A bruised Kennedy did the right thing, the only thing that she could do when her head bumped against the realities of political life, she dropped out before she was dumped.

Paterson Still Undecided For Clinton Replacement

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Washington for Barack Obama's inauguration, New York Governor David Paterson ended up talking about Hillary Clinton and the U.S. Senate seat she re...

She's No Kennedy

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Wolff

Caroline Kennedy is a woman. Some of the most oppressed people on earth are women named Kennedy. Ergo, appointing Caroline to the US Senate is striking a blow for women and humankind.

Caroline Kennedy Promising That Obama Will Campaign For Governor Paterson

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearings are underway, the clock is officially ticking for Gov. David Paterson to pick her successor. There'...

Blagojevich 2.0

Lloyd Garver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lloyd Garver

What Blagojevich did is so shocking that it could make "Lincoln turn over in his grave." But Caroline getting the seat because of her zillion-dollar fund raising ability wouldn't do the same?

An Anti-Kennedy Coalition: Radio Ranters and Intellectuals

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Martin Nolan

The Empire State is a triumvirate uniting the House of Clinton, the House of Cuomo and the House of Paterson. Would reviving the Kennedy dynasty disturb this delicate ecological balance?

Paterson: Kennedy's Inexperience "Does Not Help Her"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York Gov. David Paterson says Caroline Kennedy's lack of elected office experience "does not help her" in her drive to fill the senate seat being ...

Here We Go Again

Kelli Conlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kelli Conlin

Eight years ago the criticism today being aimed at Caroline Kennedy was leveled at Hillary Clinton. Her experience didn't count, she was being presumptuous, and she needed to wait her turn.

New Yorkers Saying No to Aristocracy As Sole Qualifier In a Democracy

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The forces of money and power in New York are trying to replicate what their counterparts engineered here in Colorado.

Caroline Kennedy: Don't Tear Down That Wall

Howard Bragman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Bragman

I don't like to be too simplistic but you either love life in the public eye or you don't. I don't believe Caroline Kennedy loves it.

NY Assembly Speaker Says He Will Support Kennedy

CNN Political Ticker | Alexander Mooney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy appears to have cleared a big hurdle in her quest to replace outgoing New York Sen. Hillary Clinton. New York Assembly Speaker Sheld...

On the Appointment of Caroline Kennedy, or Any Other Non-Elected Individual to Fill the New York Senate Vacancy

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Vazquez

Barack Obama's campaign, in its mastery of the myriad intricacies of our electoral process, created a strategy which has helped us rediscover and reexamine democracy in America.

How the 17th Amendment was Supposed to Save Us from Being Blago'd.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Senators were originally selected by the members of the House, but a Constitutional Amendment, the 17th, changed that.

NY Times: Caroline Kennedy Less Of A Candidate Than An Idea Of One

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After weeks of criticism that she had not opened up to the public or the press, Ms. Kennedy has embarked on a series of interviews. But in an extensiv...

Send Caroline Kennedy to Court of St. James

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama should stop this torment that is being prepared for Kennedy by offering her the Court of St. James, the U.S. Ambassadorship to Great Britain.

Caroline Kennedy Senate Bid: Resistance Grows Among Democrats

New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Resistance is emerging among Democratic officials against Caroline Kennedy as she pursues Hillary Rodham Clinton's seat in the United States Senate, w...

Caroline Kennedy Refuses To Disclose Financial Records, Basic Information | DAVID M. HALBFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If she were applying to be, say, an undersecretary of education in Barack Obama's new administration, Caroline Kennedy would have to fill out a 63-ite...