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Kirsten Gillibrand

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.

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.

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...

Carolyn Maloney Vows To Challenge Gillibrand In 2010 Senate Race

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney has decided to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the state's Democratic primary, setting the stage...

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.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Gears Up For Re-Election Campaign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- By any measure, New York's new Democratic U.S. senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, got off to a rocky start. She was neither a Kennedy n...

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 ...

Kirsten Gillibrand Starts Over

New York Magazine | Stephen Rodrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After a shaky first hundred days, Kirsten Gillibrand, the junior senator from New York, is trying to start over....

Peaceful Revolution: Affordable Autism Treatment for Children

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Despite autism's far reach, insurance companies still don't provide comprehensive coverage for effective treatments, and parents are paying the price.

"Senator Working Mom" Builds Her Resume

Politicker NY | Jason Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"What I have been trying to do is really be a voice for New York families," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in an interview with She al...

Renewing My Commitment To Our Veterans

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

While the US government provides our veterans with many benefits, I believe there is much more still to be done to fulfill our promise to those who risk their lives for our country.

Obama Clears The Field For Gillibrand In New York

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has cleared the Democratic primary field for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, two Democrats said, asking Rep. Steve Israel not...

Steve Israel May Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: In an effort to clear the field for Kirsten Gillibrand's 2010 Senate race, the City Hall is reporting that President Obama used Rahm Emanuel a...

Specter: Loyal Opportunists

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

There is little doubt that the country has made a political left-turn, leaving opportunistic moderates from both parties scrambling to find their cherished middle.

Mining Geithner's Daybook

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bradley W. Bloch

While the prospect of having the public leaf through one's daybook may send chills down the spines of public officials, this level of public exposure is the wave of the future.

Gillibrand vs. the Minutemen: The New Politics of Immigration as Senate Begins Debate

Frank Sharry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

As we look ahead to Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on common sense immigration reform, it's time once again to take stock of the emerging new politics of immigration.

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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

Tedisco Concedes To Murphy In NY-20

AP | VALERIE BAUMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GLENS FALLS, N.Y. — Almost a month after a special election in a heavily Republican congressional district, the Democratic candidate claimed vic...

'Scott Murphy Has Defeated Republican Jim Tedisco': Ex-NRCC Chair

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The hand counts and courtroom squabbles may be dragging on in the New York District 20 race, but at least one prominent Republican says the election i...

GOP Concludes It Can't Win Close Races Without Court Intervention And Gaming Vote-Counting Process

Mark Nickolas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Nickolas

The most noteworthy development by the Republican Party over the past year has been what appears to be a concerted new election strategy in any close contest.