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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.

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.

Sam Stein

NY Senate Tea Leaves: Paterson And Possible Clinton Replacement Return From Iraq | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. David Paterson, the keyholder to the coveted Senate seat in New York, returned on Christmas Eve from a trip to Iraq and Afghanistan with a potent...

My Virtual Gift List for This Holiday Season

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Now that you can give crap to people without actually having to give them anything in reality, here is my virtual gift list for this holiday season.

Sam Stein

New Poll Could Give Paterson Cover For Kennedy Appointment | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New York's next Senator will be picked by Gov. David Paterson and Paterson only. But on Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a public survey on the...

2010 New York Gubernatorial General Election:
Other Head-to-Head Matchups

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-Gov: Other Head-to-Head Matchups

2010 New York Gubernatorial General Election:
Rudy Giuliani (R) vs Gov. David Paterson (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-Gov: Giuliani (R) vs Gov. Paterson (D)

2010 New York Gubernatorial General Election:
Michael Bloomberg (R) vs Gov. David Paterson (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-Gov: Bloomberg (R) vs Gov. Paterson (D)

It Will Take a Cuomo to Carry on Kennedy Legacy

Randy Credico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randy Credico

Governor Paterson should resist Bloomberg's arrogant meddling and appoint Andrew Cuomo. He is the best suited, and has the demonstrated record to carry on the legacy of Robert F. Kennedy.

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?

Governor Paterson, Have You Lost Your Moral Compass?

Jonathan Tasini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Tasini

It's regular people who had nothing to do with this financial disaster who continue to take the hit. In New York, Paterson's new budget takes aim at workers and lets the rich of the hook.

Vet the Princess Before She's Crowned

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

It's time for reporters covering this story to dispense with the navel gazing and to get started vetting Ms. Kennedy's ideas and positions.

Caroline Kennedy as Jimmy Stewart?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

When the bloviators say that Caroline Kennedy doesn't have enough "experience," they're really saying is that she's not an insider, not part of the old-boy network, and thus not predictable.

NY Governor Paterson Proposes $121.1B Tax Plan, Includes Taxes On Movies, Taxis, iTunes

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The New York Post reports that New York Governor David Paterson's new $121.1 billion tax plan proposal includes, among others, the following new taxes...

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.

Questions for Caroline Kennedy

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Caroline Kennedy is campaigning for the U.S. Senate. Since she doesn't have a record of public service, these are a few questions that I would pose to learn about her views.

Lou Reed for Senate

Dan Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Sweeney

C'mon, ace! Take a walk on the wild side and say it with me: Senator Lou Reed (D-N.Y.)! Baby, I'm beginning to see the light, and it's all right.

Two Memos Caroline Kennedy Needs

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John R. Bohrer

Critics are saying Kennedy's lobbying of Paterson and the state's powerbrokers is evidence of her disrespect for the people. Which is why Caroline should take it statewide.

Caroline's Consummate Qualifications

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

Over the past year, Kennedy has raised her public profile in parallel with news of her uncle's illness and uncertainties about his capacity to serve as the Senate ranking New Frontiersman.

Sam Stein

Caroline Kennedy Turning Tide Of Skeptics | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Caroline Kennedy first let it be known that she was interested in being New York's junior Senator, she received a chilly reception from Hillary C...

Doing it with Care

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

Man-oh-man-oh-man! All of this tedious crap about how I do not love Caroline Kennedy enough! You're kidding, right? This is more about protecting a Democratic Senate seat than romanticizing it.

Governor Paterson SNL Skit Criticized By Governor, Advocates Of The Blind

AP/NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Post has Governor Paterson's direct response to the Weekend Update segment that featured jokes at the expense of his blindness. The Post...

It's Pay-to-Gay Time

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Clinton

It is sad that selling vacant senate seats is seen as a viable revenue stream in this economy. Desperate times.