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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.

I Ran for Office with Kirsten Gillibrand

Brian Keeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Keeler

I applaud the Governor's choice, and I think as you get to know Senator Gillibrand, you will come to admire and support her as I have.

Gillibrand, Sitting in my Den

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Claudia Ricci

Less than three years ago, on a winter Sunday afternoon, Kirsten Gillibrand sat in the den of my 1850s farmhouse in upstate New York, contemplating her very first run for office.

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.

Sam Stein

Paterson: I Made Choice Before Inauguration, Will Announce Tomorrow | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. David Paterson offered a bit of insight Thursday evening into how the removal of Caroline Kennedy's name from the list of possible New York Senat...

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.

Kennedy Out, Gillibrand In

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Allison Kilkenny

Gillibrand is a pro-gun, fiscally conservative Blue Dog Democrat, which is the name moderate Democrats gave themselves so people stopped confusing them with Republicans.

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...

Poll: New Yorkers Now Prefer Cuomo To Kennedy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — A new poll shows New Yorkers now prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo over Caroline Kennedy for the U.S. Senate seat expected to ...

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'...

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.

Clinton Senate Seat: New York Republicans Want To Force Vote

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Republicans in New York's Legislature are pushing for a special election to fill the expected vacancy in the U.S. Senate instead ...

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?

Regulator: Gov.'s Senate process may break NY law

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's secretive process to select Hillary Rodham Clinton's successor in the U.S. Senate conflicts with his campai...

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's Secretive Senate Selection Process May Violate State Law

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. David Paterson's secretive process to select Hillary Rodham Clinton's successor in the U.S. Senate conflicts with his campai...

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 ...

Sam Stein

Paterson: No Cuomo Talk, I Need More Time | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Governor David Paterson said on Friday that he was refraining from making a decision on who should fill New York's soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, in p...

Duplicity Grows in Brooklyn: Chuck Schumer's Edifice Complex

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Watson

That Schumer should appear in downtown Brooklyn, media in tow, claiming that Governor Carey doesn't qualify for the naming honors should qualify our senior Senator for a one-way ticket out of his home borough.

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.

Jason Linkins

2009 Rung In With Unfinished Electoral Business | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2008 Election! It was supposed to end in, what? 2008 or something? So that we could prepare for March's Iowa caucuses and stuff? These were th...

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 Paterson's Choice: Officials

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The AP reports that officials are saying Caroline Kennedy will be New York's next senator: Officials say the daughter of the late President John F. K...

So, If Not Caroline Kennedy, Then Who?

David Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Swanson

Elizabeth Holtzman has asked the Governor of New York David Paterson to consider appointing her to fill a seat that may be vacated by Senator Hillary Clinton.