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Kristen Gillibrand

Gillibrand: U.S. Must Take On Islamic State Militants

AP | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it's critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organi...

Hundreds Of Soldiers Dismissed From Sensitive Positions After Sexual Assault Review

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The Army has dismissed 588 soldiers from positions including recruiters and sexual assault counselors after they were found to have previously committ...

Outraged Lawmakers Seek Change

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Outrage over an Air Force officer's decision to overturn a jury's guilty verdict in a sexual assault case has Republicans and Democ...

Needed Reform for the U.S. Senate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The fact is, as a consequence of unprecedented obstructionism during the last Congress, the filibuster was used more in two years than it had been in the 1950s, '60s and '70s combined. This is unacceptable.

Jason Linkins

Gillibrand Faces Off Against Long In N.Y. Senate Race | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Kirsten Gillibrand made her way to the U.S. Senate in some of the most awkward circumstances imaginable. She was the eventual pick of then-New York Go...

WATCH: Female Senate Candidates Asked Question About '50 Shades' (Yes, Really)

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.19.2012 | Women

Women running for political office beware -- your "steamy" reading habits might be scrutinized on the national political stage. Senator Kirsten Gi...

Extremely Low Voter Turnout Tuesday

Posted 06.28.2012 | New York

It turns out that yes, Austin Finan, a spokesman for Grace Meng's winning campaign, was right: "Folks don't vote in June." A court ruled that New...

Embarrassing Blog Posts Under The Name Of Senate Hopeful Discovered

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Social media offers political candidates new ways to connect with voters, but for some, it can prove to be an embarrassing window into a past life. ...

NY Tech Meetup Protesting SOPA Outside Senators' Offices

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh & Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York

NY Tech Meetup, a community comprised of more than 19,000 technology enthusiasts, held a large rally Wednesday afternoon to protest the anti-piracy le...

WATCH: Arrests During Occupy Protest At Grand Central

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

About 100 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators gathered in the main concourse at Grand Central Tuesday night to protest the National Defense Authorization...

Isn't That Already Illegal? Congressional Insider Trading

Lisa Gilbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Lisa Gilbert

The fact that a little-known loophole permits members of Congress and their staffs to buy and sell stocks using insider information they might obtain through their official work rightly strikes most citizens as outrageous.

Thanksgiving 2011: How Obama, Giffords, Bachmann & Others Are Spending The Holiday

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

This Thanksgiving, many politicians will head home to spend time with loved ones in the midst of a tense political climate. Earlier this week, mem...

ANOTHER New York Bus Crash

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.18.2011 | New York

RAMAPO, N.Y. — Six people have been hospitalized following an early morning accident between a tour bus and a tractor-trailer in a suburb north of N...

Questions, Questions: Discuss Amongst Yourselves

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

If tainted eggs can spread salmonella, can tainted salmon spread eggstacy?

Did BP Seek Lockerbie Bomber's Release? U.S. Senators Seek Probe Of Al-Megrahi Emancipation

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP)-- The four senators from New Jersey and New York are asking the State Department to investigate whether oil giant BP played a role in ...

Eliot Spitzer Won't Rule Out Return To Politics: 'I've Never Said I Would Never Consider Running For Office Again'

Fortune | Peter Elkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Spitzer writes a twice-monthly column for Slate, excoriating Democrats and Republicans alike, and teaches a class at City College. He says he is "lovi...

Joseph DioGuardi, Dad To 'American Idol' Judge Kara DioGuardi, To Run For Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- The father of "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi (KEHR'-uh dee-oh-GWAHR'-dee), former Republican congressman Joe DioGuardi, is set t...

Rachel Ray Goes To Capitol Hill To Lobby For Good Food

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Celebrity chef Rachael Ray says she has a big mouth. And she used it Tuesday to ask lawmakers for more money to improve school lunc...

A Shot in the Dark: Harold Ford's Non-bid for the New York State Senate Seat

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
C. Nicole Mason

Recently Harold Ford conducted his own poll to test his electability and weaknesses with New Yorkers. Would his deep ties to Wall Street turn off thos...

Could Chuck Schumer Give New York Its Own Scott Brown?

Keli Goff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Keli Goff

With an approval rating of 31% among New York Democrats, I wouldn't call Gillibrand's election a sure thing, and as we learned in Massachusetts, sending a weak candidate into an election, even in a blue state, is not a recipe for success.

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...

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...

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.

Let The People Choose Their Senators

David O. Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David O. Stewart

Special elections are a lot of trouble and expense: Democracy is a lot of trouble and expense. Despotism is simple. In the eighteenth century, it was difficult to manage elections. Not today.

Gillibrand Off To Rocky Start, Headed For Fight To Keep Seat

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Newly minted New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is off to a rough start, politically. The junior senator -- who was elevated from the House when Hillary...