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Caroline Kennedy Senate

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, 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.

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.

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.

Why Did Caroline Kennedy Drop Out?

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

My hunch is that six weeks of intense media scrutiny was more than Caroline could stomach. People lined up to see her and to touch her. Coverage was always deferential.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Kennedy To NYT Interviewers: You Should Write For "A Woman's Magazine"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nicholas Confessore and David Halbfinger interviewed Caroline Kennedy for the New York Times this weekend and concluded that she is "less of a candida...

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 Withdraws Senate Seat Bid

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Check back for updates UPDATE - 1/22 6:00PM: The New York Post now adds a few more elements to the confusion surrounding Caroline Kennedy's exit, re...

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...

7 Days: Green Jobs, Caroline Kennedy and Rick Warren

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Green

Is Obama's choice of Rick Warren another example of the president-elect giving conservatives the visual while later giving progressives the policy?

Caroline Kennedy and the U.S. Senate

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The notion that it would somehow be unfair to appoint Kennedy because she has not toiled in the House of Representatives for a decade should not be one that ordinary voters take seriously.

Caroline Kennedy Meets Press In Harlem With Al Sharpton

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy just gave a bona fide press avail on the sidewalk outside the Harlem soul food mecca Sylvia's, avoiding questions on substance and at...

The Political Growth and Power of Caroline Kennedy

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Madeleine M. Kunin

It's possible that I am being too sensitive about gender bias, but is the "experience" question raised more frequently for women than it is for men?

Caroline Kennedy's Spotty Voting History

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Caroline Kennedy, the former first daughter who is making her case to get tapped for outgoing Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's seat, didn't cast a ballot...

Is Caroline Kennedy our Sarah Palin?

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

One of them has a law degree from Columbia and has co-written two critically acclaimed books about the Bill of Rights. The other has a journalism degree from college in general and had a memorable conversation with Katie Couric.

Caroline Kennedy is the New Fifty

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Suzanne Braun Levine

Women in their fifties and sixties -- what I call our Second Adulthood -- are a new breed, liberated by better health, greater longevity, experience in the larger world, and self-confidence that is increasing every day.

Moynihan Endorses Caroline

Lawrence O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence O'Donnell

No one in New York politics knows more about the state than Liz Moynihan. And no one else can tell us what Pat Moynihan would think about who should be the next person to take his old seat in the Senate.