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  • New York Senator Wants to Take in 1.5 Million Muslim Migrants -

    11/13/2015 11:44:36 AM PST · by bob_denard · 40 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | on November 12, 2015 | By Pamela Geller
    Kirsten Gillibrand is a bagman. She was handpicked by the Hillary Clinton/Chuck Schumer-corrupt-NY-Democrat-machine back in 2008 when then President-elect Barack Obama nominated Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, leaving her senatorial seat empty. In some dirty back-door deal, this nobody was made Senator. They wanted a vassal, a beck and call girl. That’s Gillibrand. You see, here in deep blue New York, we hold ceremonial elections that mean nothing. The Democrat machine runs this state like its own private fiefdom, a la Tammany Hall. No one had ever heard of Gillibrand. Seven years later, we still haven’t heard of her....
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Make LGBT Icon Stonewall Inn a National Park

    09/20/2015 5:52:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 20, 2015 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) made their announcement Sunday in front of the Greenwich Village tavern that was the scene of a 1969 uprising at a key moment for the nascent gay rights movement. When we look at our country, we have recognized womens rights, civil rights, all kinds of rights, Gillibrand said. The time has come to give this part of our history an imprimatur of national importance.(continued)
  • What Kirsten Gillibrand got wrong in NY State Fair speech

    09/04/2015 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse, NY ^ | September 03, 2015 at 8:11 PM | By Mark Weiner
    Perhaps U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand had Donald Trump's comments about the 14th Amendment and citizenship on her mind when she visited the New York State Fair on Wednesday. "This Women's Day comes just one week after the 90th anniversary of the 14th Amendment that gave women the right to vote," Gillibrand told a sold-out crowd in the keynote address at the annual Women's Day luncheon. Of course, Gillibrand, D-N.Y., meant to refer to the 19th Amendment that guaranteed all American women the right to vote. The 14th Amendment granted citizenship to anyone born or naturalized in the United States, including...
  • Democratic Senator Fundraising Off of Planned Parenthood Organ Harvesting Videos

    07/27/2015 3:33:38 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 19 replies
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | John McCormack
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, sent out a fundraising email on Monday condemning congressional efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs to biotech companies. Gillibrand writes that the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood "makes my head explode." "Im confident that if we had more women leading in Washington, we would not still be dealing with the right wings efforts to trample womens health care," she says. The fundraising email concludes by urging supporters: "Please, click here to give every dollar you can right now."
  • Senate blocks measure changing Pentagon sexual assault prosecutions

    06/17/2015 5:35:14 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/2015 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Tuesday blocked a years-long push to reform how the military prosecutes sexual assault cases. Senators voted 50-49 on the proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, which would remove military sexual assault cases from the chain of command. The New York Democrat needed 60 votes to add her legislation to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently before the Senate. Gillibrand criticized President Obama, suggesting that he hasn't done enough to tackle the issue as commander in chief. "He promised he would address this issue," Gillibrand said. "I expect more, and I expect more leadership." Its the second...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Dont Blame The Victim Of A Rape That Never Happened

    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has a history of calling people rapists without any proof. If she hears a rape accusation, she assumes its true. She skips niceties like allegedly. The way she sees it: If the accused isnt guilty, why does he stand accused? Due process is for ladies only. Shes not about to stop now, even after the UVA gang-rape case has been revealed as an utter hoax. Joseph Spector, Journal News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who is pushing for stronger laws against rapes on college campuses, today warned against people criticizing the woman at the center of a University of...
  • Man found not responsible for rape blasts Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand for 'harassment campaign'

    01/22/2015 11:44:11 AM PST · by rickyrikardo · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2015 | Ashe Schow
    Paul Nungesser was found not responsible for sexually assaulting another student at Columbia University. The student who accused him, Emma Sulkowicz, has since began carrying a mattress around the university as part of an art project to protest a finding she claims was unfair. Sulkowiczs activism earned her an invitation to President Obamas State of the Union address Tuesday night from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. When Nungesser heard of the invitation, he blasted the senator for rewarding Sulkowiczs attacks against him. I am shocked to learn that Sen. Gillibrand is actively supporting Ms. Sulkowiczs defamation campaign against me by providing...
  • NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Pakistan and Afghanistan Better for Women than America

    09/26/2014 9:21:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/26/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Oddly Gillibrand insists on living in the United States instead of in the more progressive Pakistan under the notoriously feminist Sharia law.New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, appointed to her position via Senator Schumer as a favor for a politically connected clan, changed all her political positions and is working hard to pretend that she’s a serious legislator.Mainly by repeating stupid things that other people have said. The most animated speaker was Gillibrand, who condemned opposition to expanding paid family leave across the country.The Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act would establish a national paid family and medical leave insurance program...
  • Senior Sen. Inouye told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby,' report says

    09/22/2014 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/22/2014 | Dylan Stableford
    The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports. In a memoir published earlier this month, Gillibrand revealed that some of her male colleagues in Congress felt free to comment about her weight. Dont lose too much weight now," one "of my favorite older members of the Senate" told her, squeezing her waist. "I like my girls chubby!
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 14 September 2014

    09/14/2014 5:04:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 143 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 14 September 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    p>The Talk Shows September 14th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Sens. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C; Michael Hayden, a former CIA and National Security Agency director.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): McDonough; former Secretary of State James Baker; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.FACE THE NATION (CBS): McDonough; Secretary of State John Kerry; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.THIS WEEK (ABC): McDonough; Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa; Education Secretary Arne Duncan.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): McDonough; Harkin; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Rep. John...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Gives Self-Help Book to Staffers

    09/01/2014 6:59:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2014 | Mara Siegler
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is a fan of positive-thinking self-help book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne.
  • State Dept. Creating Arctic Ambassador Post

    02/14/2014 6:56:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | February 14, 2014 | Bridget Johnson
    An Alaska senator said the State Department called his office today to say that they would be creating a post for a U.S. ambassador to the Arctic. Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) introduced the United States Ambassador at Large for Arctic Affairs Act a year ago, pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to make the appointment on economic and national security grounds. Six of the eight Arctic nations currently have ambassador-level diplomats representing their interests before the Arctic Council. The United States will assume the chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015. Its not always easy explaining to Washington bureaucrats how...
  • Sen. Gillibrand sees military sexual assault vote slip away [Reid: she's Senate's "hottest member"]

    12/09/2013 2:20:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 8, 2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is headed back to the drawing board with her controversial proposal to take sexual assault cases outside the chain of command. Gillibrand had been assured a vote on her plan during work on the Defense authorization bill. [snip] Gillibrand spokeswoman Bethany Lesser said the senator is confident she will eventually receive a vote on her measure, even if it isnt voted on as an amendment to the Defense bill. Her amendment was introduced as a stand-alone measure on the floor last month under a procedure that would allow Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to bring...
  • Acting Like Her "Lady-Parts" Depend On It: Nancy Pelosi on Meet the Press-A Tale Told By An Idiot

    11/18/2013 8:16:06 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 13 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Well, I see the lady-parts were out in force yesterday, defending their sex (and lots of it) as well as the very foundations of Obamacare (free birth control and pregnancy coverage): Infamous Obama-Biden 2112 CampaignFirst Nancy hoop-de -doo Pelosi was on Meet the Press, with former water boy and cheerleader David Gregory who bemoaned the fumble on Obamacare that created what may be the lowest moment of (Obamas) presidency. Assuming you disregard Benghazi, Fast & Furious, NSA, IRS, etc.. There is a bottom line to this which I think people understand and the president has acknowledged, if the government has...

    11/17/2013 4:11:28 PM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 30 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | November 17, 2013 | Matthew Burke
    In what should be considered a shameful admission, Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand admitted on ABCs This Week that all democrats knew that Obama was lying when he fraudulently repeated over 30 times that, If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it, period.
  • Gillibrand: New federal laws are needed to stop 'Iron Pipeline' of illegal guns

    08/21/2013 5:33:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | august 20, 2013 | Kirsten Gillibrand
    On April 17, the United States Senate turned its back on the families of Aurora, Newtown and the more than 30 people who die at the hands of gun violence every day when common-sense gun safety laws were filibustered by a minority of senators. It was one of the most deeply disappointing days of my short time in the Senate. Families from coast to coast deserved better from this Congress. Mondays announcement by Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly that a record haul of over 250 weapons were taken off the streets many of them straw-purchased and coming...
  • Democratic Gun Politics In Arkansas Senate Race Are Already Confusing

    08/10/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT · by neverdem · 32 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | August 8, 2013 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Sen. Mark Pryor gets an assist from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to save him from Bloomberg’s money, then cuts the ribbon at an ammunition factory. Gun control advocates are fine with the factory thing, but not Gillibrand’s money. Welcome to Arkansas 2014. WASHINGTON — Sen. Mark Pryor broke ground at an expanded Remington ammunition factory in his home state of Arkansas Thursday — a gun-friendly move by a gun-friendly Democrat. That’s not normally something that would make much news: Even ardent Democrats in Arkansas are firmly supportive of gun rights. But with pro-gun control Democrats coming to his aid, Pryor’s 2014...
  • Gillibrand backs Spitzer opponent in NYC race

    07/22/2013 3:10:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/13 | Daniel Strauss
    "Scott will fight hard for middle class families and has the temperament and judgment to be extraordinarily successful," Gillibrand said in a statement. Gillibrand called Stringer the "best choice" for the job. "His experience as a trustee of the New York City Employee Retirement System, where he has helped to grow the city's pension funds and advance important shareholder initiatives around corporate governance, environmental stability and workplace safety positions him to be a great comptroller." Stringer was reportedly seen as the frontrunner in the race for comptroller until Spitzer jumped in. Polls now show Spitzer leading.Spitzer is attempting to revive...
  • Gillibrand's Error

    07/17/2013 7:04:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 17, 2013 | The Editors
    Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) has made a hallmark issue out of the problem of sexual assault and related misconduct in the U.S. military, and her bill to change the way that crimes are prosecuted throughout the armed forces has drawn support from key Republicans, first Senator Chuck Grassley and now Senators Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. Senator Gillibrand and her associates are doing a service by drawing attention to these detestable crimes, but the solution they have put forth is the wrong one. The legislation in question involves a good deal more than sexual assault. Senator Gillibrands bill(PDF), the...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand push on military sexual assault

    07/16/2013 6:18:44 AM PDT · by kimtom · 46 replies
    www.politico.com ^ | 7/16/13 | By DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz have joined an upstart effort to remove the chain of command from military sexual assault cases, POLITICO has learned. The tea party favorites give the bills lead sponsor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, critical conservative cover as she battles the Pentagon and hawks in both parties on her proposal to create a new prosecution system for major military crimes. Paul is scheduled to attend a press conference Tuesday in the Capitol with Gillibrand and other bill backers, including Sens. Chuck Grassley and Barbara Boxer, to discuss his new position, which inches the New York Democrat closer...
  • Sen. Gillibrand fundraises off of potential Scott Brown run in NH

    04/06/2013 5:56:52 PM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/05/13 | Daniel Strauss
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) sent out a fundraising email on behalf of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) suggested he might run for Senate in New Hampshire. "If he enters this race, Jeanne will immediately become the top target of Karl Rove and the Tea Party Super PACs," Gillibrand wrote in the fundraising email sent out on Friday. "Jeanne needs our help now to prepare for the attacks from Brown and his allies. Theyve launched a 'Granitebomb' campaign to fight back." Less than 24 hours earlier Brown was asked about a possible campaign in New Hampshire....
  • Three So Called Reasonable Policys Leading to National Gun Registration

    03/14/2013 2:31:39 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 22 replies
    Ammo Land ^ | Mar. 14, 2013 | Dudley Brown
    Colorado -(Ammoland.com)- The most dangerous phase in the fight to defeat the gun grabbers all-out assault on our Second Amendment freedoms is upon us. Im talking about the gun grabbers Plan B alternative a triple threat designed to sound more reasonable to the public than a total gun ban. After I explain why this Plan B triple threat is so dangerous, I need you to take IMMEDIATE action and forward this article to every pro-gun person you know and ask them to help fight back as well. The Plan B alternative has three components: Fictitious gun trafficking legislation, so-called...
  • Biden to Address AIPAC Policy Conference

    02/27/2013 6:33:36 AM PST · by haffast · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | First Publish: 2/27/2013, 4:09 PM | By Arutz Sheva staff
    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference next Monday, it has been confirmed. His speech comes just ahead of President Obama's anticipated visit to Israel later in the month and amid renewed concerns regarding Irans nuclear program. The 2013 conference, which will be held March 3-5, in Washington, D.C., will also feature addresses by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, House of Representatives, Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD),...
  • Ex-NRA fave Gilly in switch (Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand)

    12/25/2012 9:18:32 AM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | december 25, 2012 | GERRY SHIELDS
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand vigorously championed Americans right to carry high-powered guns before she turned against them. Since the Newtown massacre, the senator has been at the forefront of the national campaign demanding stricter gun-control laws including her own legislation to prevent gun trafficking. Its quite the conversion for a former upstate congresswoman who earned an A rating from the National Rifle Association. When she represented a more conservative Albany-area district, she boasted of keeping two rifles under her bed. That was before her 2009 Senate appointment.
  • If 51 Percent of the Congress Were Women

    10/29/2012 10:10:26 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 2 replies
    The new American ^ | 29 October 2012 | Selwyn Duke
    While watching television Friday evening, I was shocked to see my states junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, in a campaign ad. After all, this is New York and shes a Democrat, which translates into anonymity for her opponent and her enjoyment of about an 87 point lead in the polls (okay, I lied; its only 43), and air time in NYs market is pricey. Perhaps, I thought, she just wanted a tax write-off or vanity compelled her to put her face on TV. Then again, maybe she just wanted to see how many elements of propaganda could fit into a 30-second...
  • Gillibrand ducks debates with Long

    10/13/2012 11:09:46 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    Adirondack Daily Enterprise ^ | September 24, 2012 | Ed Cox
    With most New Yorkers' attention focused on the presidential election, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's debate-ducking is flying under the radar. To date, Gillibrand's opponent Wendy Long has accepted five separate debate requests while Kirsten Gillibrand has agreed to only one, which will only air in upstate New York and New York City, ignoring the people of Long Island and the Hudson Valley. Out of one side of her mouth, Kirsten Gillibrand calls herself "a trailblazer for more openness and transparency" while out of the other, she says "no" to the chance to make her case for re-election directly to New Yorkers....
  • Patriot Voices PAC Makes Major U.S. Senate Endorsements (Santorum endorses Wendy Long, et al)

    10/10/2012 11:50:27 PM PDT · by Sun
    Patriotic Voices ^ | October 2012 | Staff
    Former Republican Presidential Candidate and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum announced today that Patriot Voices PAC has made endorsements in several U.S. Senate races. The endorsements are: George Allen in Virginia, Wendy Long in New York, Josh Mandel in Ohio and Tom Smith in Pennsylvania. Rick Santorum said, "These individuals are incredibly committed conservatives who will be tremendous assets in the United States Senate. Each of them shares a commitment to lowering taxes, protecting life at every stage, promoting the traditional family and a belief that the individual should have the power -- not the government. Patriot Voices PAC...
  • Senator Wendy, if You Please. New York voters need to send Wendy Long to the Senate.

    10/01/2012 5:02:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/01/2012 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    If Republicans ran the culture, Wendy Long would be a household name. Shed be a heroine. Shed be celebrated. Shed have a Barbie doll named after her. Shed be driving the election season. But Wendy Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, and it was decided long ago that Republicans dont win Hillary Clintons old seat the Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat. (Nevermind that Jim Buckley was there before them.) Those who decide such things, however, forget that just an Amtrak ride away there is a Republican incumbent running for reelection for what was not that long...
  • In It For The Long Haul

    09/29/2012 6:52:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Kathryn Lopez
    If things were different, Wendy Long would be a household name. She'd be a heroine, and she'd be driving the election season. But Long is the Republican running for Senate in New York, where calculations were made long ago to ensure that Republicans don't win Hillary Clinton's old spot, the old Daniel Patrick Moynihan seat. But such plans don't have to pan out. Long is exactly the kind of woman the Senate needs. A former Supreme Court law clerk, she left private practice at an esteemed firm to build the Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative advocacy group. This campaign is...
  • An Urgent Message from the Publisher of National Review (he's for Wendy Long)

    09/22/2012 11:15:05 PM PDT · by Sun · 11 replies
    email from Wendy Long | Fri, 21 Sep 2012 | Jack Fowler
    Dear fellow conservative: Could there be a worse incumbent Democrat senator facing re-election than New York's Kirsten Gillibrand? And could we have a better challenger-a more reliable, articulate, intelligent woman; a more authentic, talented, and real conservative-than my old pal, Wendy Long? snip The act of political donating used to be so . . . provincial. But we're all smarter now: We've learned, too often the hard way, that every senator, not just those from our own state, but every single senator has a huge impact on our lives. That one vote always seems to matter, snip Without question, Wendy...
  • Chairman Long Writes Speaker Boehner on Wendy Long (Chairman gives Boehner the "what for")

    09/02/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Sun · 33 replies
    Livingston Conservative ^ | August 31, 2012 | Staff
    The following is the text of a letter sent to US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on August 31, by the Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long: Dear Speaker Boehner: snip New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation. They helped you become the Majority Leader and this year will help keep the GOP Majority in the House, in fact may even be part of giving you a bigger majority. Why would you say there is "no significant US Senate race underway" when we...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Votes To Kick New York Seniors Off Medicare Advantage

    08/12/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Sun · 12 replies
    New York State Republican Party ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alex Carey
    With Kirsten Gillibrands vote, millions of seniors are now in danger of losing their Medicare Advantage coverage as part of the $529 billion in Medicare cuts contained in the Democrats bill, said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh. Clearly, President Obama, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the Democrats in Washington didnt mean it when they promised Americans if you like your current plan, you can keep it. Senator Gillibrand has betrayed New York seniors, first by voting for a bill with more than $500 billion in Medicare cuts, then by rejecting the opportunity to protect New Yorkers from losing their...
  • US Senate Candidates To Debate Live On YNN And NY1

    08/09/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    YNN ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael Johnson
    We here at Capital Tonight are proud to announce that YNN and NY1 will be hosting a debate between US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both candidates have agreed to a live hour long debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 17th that will air on both YNN and NY1 reaching almost the entire state. The debate will be co-hosted by our very own Liz Benjamin and by NY1′s Political Anchor Errol Louis. The format will be similar to the one we have used in the past, including the GOP primary debate we did...
  • Wendy Long Wins Senate Primary in N.Y.

    06/27/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2012 | Michael Warren
    Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York. With over half of all precincts reporting, Long has won 55 percent of the vote, while Congressman Bob Turner has 34 percent and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos has 11 percent.
  • Wendy Long wins GOP Senate primary but Turner is Staten Island's choice

    06/28/2012 12:20:53 AM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | June 27, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    East Shore Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, right, joins Wendy Long at last night's victory party in Manhattan. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Attorney Wendy Long rolled to victory in the state Republican U.S. Senate primary last night, and will face U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) in the Nov. 6 general election. But Rep. Bob Turner looked to be the winner on Staten Island. With 96 percent of the statewide vote counted, according to The Associated Press, Ms. Long had 69,168 votes, good for 51 percent. Turner had 48,429 votes, or 36 percent, while Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos had 18,307 votes,...
  • Bangladeshi national gets 20-to-life for slaying 73-year-old (ICE released felon who then murdered)

    06/27/2012 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | June 27, 2012 | Andrew Amelinckx
    Hudson, NY The Bangladeshi national who killed a 73-year-old retired lunch lady in Hillsdale, N.Y., in November was sentenced to 20 years to life on Tuesday. During the sentencing hearing in Columbia County Court, Shafiqul Islam, 22, of Hudson, N.Y., told the family of the murder victim that if they could not forgive him he hoped God would. In May, Islam pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges for the Nov. 20 strangulation killing of Lois Decker in her home in Hillsdale, which is located over the state line from Egremont. On Tuesday, several members of Deckers family told...
  • Obama: Candidate of the 1 Percent

    06/22/2012 11:00:14 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/12 | William A. Levinson
    General Carl von Clausewitz warned that artillery is the one weapon that an enterprising adversary could turn against its former owners. Barack Obama's support for cap and trade allows us to similarly turn his class warfare rhetoric against him. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a strong supporter of Obama's cap-and-trade agenda, has provided us more than ample means to do so. Gillibrand argues in favor of the 21st-century counterpart of indulgence-peddling as follows (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704500604574481812686144826.html): "According to financial experts, carbon permits could quickly become the world's largest commodities market, growing to as much as $3 trillion by 2020 from just over $100...
  • GOP Senate Hopefuls Debate On NY1 Tonight

    06/17/2012 12:08:02 PM PDT · by sefarkas · 6 replies
    New York One (aka. NY1) ^ | 6/17/2012 | NY1 News
    The three Republican candidates looking to challenge Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in November are set to face each other tonight on NY1. Congressman Bob Turner, George Maragos, and Wendy Long will debate on a special weekend edition of "Inside City Hall" [at 7P Eastern, Sunday, 17Jun12]
  • Matalin: Religious liberty is the issue at stake in the HHS mandate

    05/27/2012 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama White House and its allies in the media continue to pretend that the controversy over the HHS mandate is all about keeping women from accessing birth control, a claim that’s absurd on its face. For instance, Obama appeared in Iowa on Thursday and tossed out this bit of demagoguery: We don’t need another political fight about ending a woman’s right to choose, or getting rid of Planned Parenthood — (applause) — or taking away affordable birth control. No one is trying to take away “affordable birth control.” For that matter, no one is attempting to “get rid” of...
  • U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long Stands With Cardinal Dolan (snip) Religious Freedom

    05/27/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    Wendy Long for New York ^ | May 22, 2012 | Staff
    Calls on Gillibrand to support rights for all New Yorkers New York, New York U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long stands with Cardinal Dolan, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, the University of Notre Dame, and all people of conscience to oppose the Obama administrations attack on religious liberty, calling on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to support the rights of all New Yorkers, not just some. While Sen. Gillibrand is relentless in her efforts to extend benefits to certain select groups, she has turned her back on the fundamental freedom of faith and conscience that is protected by the United States...
  • Mothers Day idea from Kirsten Gillibrand: Why not donate to a pro-choice group? (NY U.S. senator)

    05/13/2012 2:03:29 PM PDT · by Sun · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 11, 2012 | Allahpundit
    This Mothers Day, thank mom for the gift of life by helping to ensure that other kids dont receive it. snip This Mothers Day, I cant think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country past and present than with a contribution to EMILYs List, Gillibrand writes. Theyre the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.
  • Wendys No Long-Shot (NY's US Senator Gillibrand slayer? Gilli "tied for No. 1 Most Liberal.")

    05/04/2012 6:16:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 3, 2012 | Interview of Wendy Long by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    The Left has accused Republicans of a “war on women,” but New York Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand could wind up running against a woman in the fall. The contest for who will face Democrat Gillibrand is on, and Wendy Long discusses what a Senator Long would look like with Kathryn Jean Lopez. KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: What do you have against Senator Gillibrand?WENDY LONG:  National Journal recently came out with its annual congressional rankings — the gold standard in political measuring sticks. Kirsten Gillibrand was tied for No. 1 Most Liberal Member of the United States Senate. She’s metamorphosed from...
  • US Senate candidate Wendy Long predicts Obamacare will be overturned completely

    05/02/2012 9:15:20 PM PDT · by Sun · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michael Gaynor
    Total overturn of Obamacare would be a complete vindication of the rule of law and a complete disaster for President Obama (as well as for Long's chief rival, Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's junior United States Senator, an enthusiastic Obamacare supporter who should have known better than to vote for it). On April 2, 2012, SILive's Tom Wrobleski reported that a United States Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of Obamacare is expected soon and "[t]he justices could uphold or overturn the entire law,...strike down the individual mandate only, or strike the mandate along with other provisions" (www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/us_senate_candidate_wendy_long.html). That's all true,...
  • Wendy Long | New York Senate (Endorsed by pro-life SBA)

    04/30/2012 10:22:23 PM PDT · by Sun · 5 replies
    Susan B. Anthony List ^ | April 3, 2012 | Staff
    Wendy Long | New York Senate Endorsed: April 3, 2012 snip Wendy joined Americans United for Life and was soon driven by the desire to defend pro-life principles as a lawyer. Wendy received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, where she studied under the direction of a great pro-life legal scholar, the late Professor Victor G. Rosenblum. She also studied at Harvard Law School under another prominent pro-life legal scholar, Professor Mary Ann Glendon. Her professional legal career includes serving as a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a law clerk for Judge Ralph K. Winter...
  • Letter: 'Gun loophole' only a sound bite(NY)

    12/08/2011 3:32:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    timesunion.com ^ | 6 December, 2011 | LEN DARCY
    The Dec. 6 editorial, "The gun show dilemma," concerning legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, seems to be short on facts. A study conducted by the National Institute of Justice has reported that less than 2 percent of criminals interviewed said they had obtained their weapons at a gun show. The Bureau of Justice statistics for the year of 2001 reported that less than 1 percent of criminals obtained their weapons at a gun show. There is no "gun show loophole." This legislation is only a prerequisite to restriction of private sales of personal firearms. It is obvious, with...
  • Gillibrand bill encourages LGBT adoption (cuts of federal $$$ to entities that won't let them adopt)

    10/31/2011 6:39:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2011 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    For the first time in Senate history, a bill has been introduced to encourage agencies not to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples seeking to adopt. As more and more LGBT couples are getting married and starting families, we have a great opportunity to place children without a family into happy homes, said Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat and lead sponsor of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, Monday at the Huffington Post. The past year has seen many moves toward gay equality, and the momentum is there to build on our progress, she said,...
  • Abortion Fight Heats up in Defense Budget Debate

    06/19/2011 12:18:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 16, 2011 | Huma Khan
    Jessica Kenyon was applying to become an officer in the Army and had just earned her spurs when she found out she was pregnant. Little did the now 30-year-old realize that her military career would be short-lived. Kenyon, who was sexually assaulted by another servicemember, was denied an abortion at the military hospital in North Korea where she was stationed. Instead, she was told her only option would be to find a facility in Seoul or leave the country. "You don't speak the language. You don't necessarily know how clean everything is, so you don't want to get sick,"...
  • No Labels Group Meets Or Why I Would Prefer You Not Call Me A Lefty

    12/14/2010 3:21:25 AM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies · 1+ views
    http://radioviceonline.com/ ^ | December 14,2010 | Jim Vicevich
    If only this were a coalition of the left and the right working out differences. But alas, its just a coalition of mostly liberal politicians who used to label themselves by a political party and now would rather fly stealth. Sigh. If you are not familiar with No Lables, no worries, its brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Heres their declaration: We are not labels we are people. We care deeply about our country. We are frustrated and concerned about the tone of politics. We are passionate about addressing Americas challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Gibson leaks poll showing him 'within striking distance' (NY 20th Congressional)

    10/04/2010 2:44:06 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Times Union ^ | 10/4/10 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Chris Gibsons congressional campaign has issued a memo describing an internal poll showing the retired Army colonel from Kinderhook is trailing Rep. Scott Murphy, D-Glens Falls, by four points. In a head-to-head match up, the poll found Murphy leading Gibson 42-38. The pollsters write in a memo: Among the voters most interested in the election, Gibson leads, 41%-40%. The poll was conducted early last week by Public Opinion Strategies and surveyed 400 likely voters, determined by their self-rating. Dan Odescalchi, a Gibson spokesman, said the sample was 41 percent Republican, 27 percent Democratic and 32 percent un-enrolled or other parties....
  • Early Indications from New York

    11/02/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT · by Mr. K · 29 replies · 2+ views
    inside the campaign ^ | 11/2/10 | exit polls
    This early word from inside the campaign Voter turnout is high everywhere but Manhattan area.. Sufflok county 3 to 1 Repub over Dem.. Great for us.. Things look good but I am cautiously optimistic