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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...

Sam Stein

Paterson Lost Chance To Eliminate His Major Political Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Talking to New York political observers these past few days, one gets the sense that the process of filling Hillary Clinton's Senate seat was somethin...

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.

Gillibrand: 'I Realize You Don't Know Much About Me'

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Instantly opening a rift among New York Democrats, Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand _ a little-known, pro-gun Democrat from a rural Republ...

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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

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.

Al Sharpton Tells Media He Got A Got A Call From Caroline Kennedy

politico.com | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now she's really running. Caroline Kennedy, who began seeking Hillary Clinton's Senate seat in earnest today, placed a call this afternoon to Rev. ...