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Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

In a democracy, change does not come quickly but when it happens it's because citizens persist in voicing their desires. Those of us who are in favor of health care reform need to speak up.

Why Is Obama Trying to Crush Primaries That Would Help Him Overcome His Legislative Obstacles?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

The most significant news about Obama's democracy-crushing efforts in Pennsylvania, Colorado and New York is not what it says about his integrity, but what it says about his political priorities.

Congress' Tech-Oriented Growth Spurt

Ellen Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ellen Miller

Three years ago, those using the Web for transparency likely registered around zero. But in the intervening years, Congress has adapted to the Internet at incredible speed.

Leaders Absent at Health Care Demonstration in Midtown

Glyn Vincent | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Glyn Vincent

Somehow not a single Democratic politician, official or one of their minions in the entire state of New York was available to make an appearance.

Rudy Giuliani Not Favored By Most New Yorkers

Politicker NY | Jimmy Vielkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY--A new poll gives a less-than-ringing endorsement of Rudy Giuliani's hopes for a statewide race, showing that nearly half of voters surveyed do...

2010 New York Senate General Election:
Rudy Giuliani (R) vs Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NY-Sen (B): Giuliani (R) vs Sen. Gillibrand (D)

Kirsten Gillibrand Backs Legislation To Protect Senior Citizen's Money From Fraud

New York Daily News | Bill Egbert | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Fraudsters steal more than $21 million every year from Brooklyn seniors alone, according to government statistics, and more than $70 million from seni...

Rudy Giuliani Pushed To Run

New York Post | Frederic Dicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Top state Republicans will urge former Mayor Rudy Giuliani to abandon his interest in running for governor and run instead against unelected US Sen. K...

NY Post: Spitzer Eyeing Comeback Run

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been privately talking with friends about a possible comeback, and is considering a run for statewide office n...

Carolyn Maloney Bows Out Of Race Against Kirsten Gillibrand

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand just released the following statement regarding the news that Rep. Carolyn Maloney will not be challenging her for the Demo...

Gillibrand Rival Maloney Won't Run

New York Times | Raymond Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Representative Carolyn B. Maloney is expected to announce today that she has changed her mind and will not enter the primary race against Kirsten E. G...

Kennedy, Menendez And Gillibrand Introduce Bills To Stop Immigrant Detainee Abuse

The Washington Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) on Thursday responded to a growing number of reports about t...

Senate Will Hold Hearings On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell": Report

Daily Beast | Jason Bellini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Daily Beast has learned that the Senate, prompted by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, will hold hearings on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"--a first since 1993, d...

Jason Linkins

Kirsten Gillibrand Bungles Sotomayor Introduction | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had to do on Monday was introduce Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Unfortunately, she screwed that all ...

Kirsten Gillibrand On Sports, Nicknames, And Pantsuits | Walter Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

This time, my first interview with Gillibrand, in mid-May, ­begins in the least threatening way imaginable: looking at a ­photo album, offered by he...

New York's Nursing Shortage

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

We cannot fix health care if we do not address America's nursing shortage. We need to have the trained health care professionals inside hospitals to provide care.

The Upstate Senator That Wasn't

John R. Bohrer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John R. Bohrer

Some, if any, will remember Stratton as the dean of the New York congressional delegation about two decades ago. But in the early 1960s, he and Ms. Gillibrand had a lot in common.

Toxic Fishing Lacked Information, Sens. Schumer, Gillibrand Weigh In

New York Daily News | Erin Durkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's senators on Monday blasted the lack of health warnings that have left many New Yorkers unknowingly eating dangerously contaminated fish. A...

Rangel To Obama: Butt Out Of New York Senate Race

New York Daily News | By Michael Saul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Charles Rangel defended colleague Carolyn Maloney's right to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and lashed out anew at President Obama for butting i...

Maria, Maria! Washington's Maria Cantwell Voted 'Sexiest Senator' (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Last week we asked you to select the sexiest senator on Capitol Hill. Nearly 40,000 of you voted, and although many of you wrote in former Illinois S...

Poll Shows Rep. Carolyn Maloney Leading Potential Senate Matchup in NY

Joe Trippi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Trippi

It is pretty extraordinary to show an incumbent Senator losing a primary to an opponent who hasn't begun to campaign.

I Stand With Lt. Dan Choi, It's Time To Repeal DADT

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

I am firmly committed to repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. I plan to work with Lt. Choi to repair the damage to his career and spare thousands of brave men and women from the same injustice.

Sexiest Senators: Who's The Hottest On The Hill? (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The 100 members of the U.S. Senate are constantly in the public eye, so we couldn't help but notice that from the legislative floor to D.C. nightlife,...

The Democratic Party's Democracy Problem

Daniel Denvir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Denvir

Barack Obama is trying to lock in primary candidates in Pennsylvania and New York who, ahem, were never even elected to the position in question: Democratic nominee for the United States Senate.

Kirsten Gillibrand: "You Would Never Write About Chuck Schumer's Shoes, But It's Okay"

New York Magazine | Stephen Rodrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

We get off the train, and Gillibrand strides ahead in sensible black flats ("You would never write about Chuck Schumer's shoes, but it's okay. People ...