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  • Democrats fold, of course, on Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 12:01:39 PM PST · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27 at 1:22 PM | Jennifer Rubin
    Unless there is any doubt, the vast majority of Democrats value partisan support for a failed president over support for our own national security and for that of Israel. Hence, they want to delay once again a vote on the Menendez-Kirk bill imposing sanctions on Iran unless it agrees to an acceptable final deal. The bill was introduced more than a year ago. The timing just isn’t right, you see. Will it ever be? A letter by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signed onto by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.),...
  • Senate Democrats give Obama an Iran deadline (Menendez still ticked)

    01/27/2015 3:12:52 PM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/27/15 | Kristina Wong
    Ten Senate Democrats warned the White House in a letter Tuesday that they will support legislation imposing new sanctions on Iran if a framework to roll back the country’s nuclear program isn’t reached within two months. "In acknowledgement of your concern regarding congressional action on legislation at this moment, we will not vote for this legislation on the Senate floor before March 24," said the letter, led by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), who is the co-author of Iran sanctions legislation. "After March 24, we will only vote for this legislation on the Senate floor if Iran fails to reach agreement...
  • OBAMA, BOB MENENDEZ FIGHT OVER IRAN SANCTIONS GETS PERSONAL

    01/24/2015 7:25:57 AM PST · by LSUfan · 61 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 16 Jan 15 | Dan Reihl
    Everyone involved seems to be trying to put the best face on it, but Barack Obama went so far as to suggest senior Democrats like Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who take a hard line on Iran, are doing so purely to appease their donors. Obama said that as a former senator himself, he understood how outside forces — like special interests and donors — can influence senators to act, one of the senators recounted.
  • Senate Democrats bow to Obama, pull support for immediate new Iran sanctions

    01/27/2015 6:05:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 27, 2015 | Guy Taylor
    U.N. gives mixed signals on Tehran cooperation as nuclear talks intensifySenate Democrats on Tuesday backed away from a bipartisan push for immediate new sanctions on Iran, bowing to President Obama’s call not to undercut international talks to get Tehran to curb its nuclear programs in the coming weeks. The shift, announced Tuesday by Sen. Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat and one of the party’s outspoken hawks on Iran, came amid a series of mixed signals from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency over the question of whether Tehran was honoring promises to put its suspect nuclear programs on hold as...
  • Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'VIDEO

    01/21/2015 10:45:38 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | JAN 21,2015 | Washington Free Beacon
    Menendez: Obama Admin Statements on Iran 'Sound like Talking Points Straight out of Tehran'
  • Obama-Menendez dispute shows Dem Iran rift

    01/18/2015 5:32:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KETK NBC ^ | 1/17/15
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A heated exchanged between President Barack Obama and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) broke out Thursday over whether the U.S. should reimpose sanctions on Iran amid ongoing negotiations over the country's nuclear program, according to two senators who were in the room. Menendez, the leading Democrat pushing for additional sanctions against Iran, forcefully pressed Obama on the need for additional sanctions during a meeting in which Obama urged Menendez and other senators to drop their efforts to pass sanctions legislation. Additional sanctions, Obama argued, could torpedo ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program. The unusually sharp exchange, between...
  • 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. Sulkowicz’s activism earned her an invitation to President Obama’s 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 Sulkowicz’s attacks against him. “I am shocked to learn that Sen. Gillibrand is actively supporting Ms. Sulkowicz’s defamation campaign against me by providing...
  • Grimes campaign shows Democratic women of the U.S. Senate supporting her in new ad

    10/16/2014 7:28:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 30 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/16/2014 | Jacqueline Pitts
    Half of all the Democratic women in the U.S. Senate are featured in a new video voicing their support for Kentucky Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The video, released Thursday after first being shown at Grimes’ event with Hillary Clinton Wednesday evening, shows six women in the U.S. Senate saying “Shatter the glass. Break the ceiling. It’s time for Alison!” Of the twelve women in the Senate Democratic caucus, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Patty Murray (D-WA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) are shown...
  • 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. “Don’t 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...
  • NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    09/08/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 3:28 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero. On Monday, standing in the shadow of the nearly completed One World Trade Center, Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand led the bipartisan push to renew the Zadroga Act, which provides medical treatment and compensation for the workers. The two main components of the law are set to expire in 2015 and 2016. …
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Gives Self-Help Book to Staffers

    09/01/2014 6:59:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 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.
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Recalls ‘Porky’ Crack By Male Colleague

    08/28/2014 2:54:05 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Arlette Saenz
    In her upcoming book “Off the Sidelines,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reveals she was the subject of insensitive comments about her weight from male colleagues in the House and Senate. According to an excerpt posted by PEOPLE magazine, Gillibrand details an incident in her book where a male colleague  saw her in the gym said, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” According to the Huffington Post, Gillibrand responded, “”Thanks, a–hole.”
  • Why is Senator Gillibrand protecting perverts?

    08/28/2014 7:21:18 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 10 replies
    Media Equalizer ^ | Brian Maloney
    It’s the question that’s been burning up Twitter all day: why is Kirsten Gillibrand protecting congressional perverts? Though no one covering the story will say it, the answer appears obvious: because they are probably fellow Democrats. In a new book, the Democrat senator from New York recounts her experiences dealing with colleagues who routinely made lewd and other inappropriate comments about her appearance and sex appeal. As yet unreleased, the allegations emerged via a People Magazine interview, details of which were leaked to the New York Post. Unfortunately, the former tobacco industry lawyer isn’t fingering the culprits.
  • Iowa Senate: Ernst (R) 43%, Braley (D) 43%

    08/13/2014 10:10:03 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 18 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | August 13, 2014
    Will she or won’t she? The race to replace Iowa Democratic Senator Tom Harkin couldn’t be any closer. The latest Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Iowa Voters finds Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley tied with 43% support each. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate and eight percent (8%) are undecided.
  • DEMOCRAT SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND ADMITS: 'WE ALL KNEW' OBAMA WAS LYING ABOUT OBAMACARE

    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 ABC’s 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.”
  • 2016 President: Republican Outsiders Rising (From Sabato's Crystal Ball)

    08/15/2013 8:54:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Center For Politics ^ | 08/14/2013 | Larry Sabato
    Our most recent rating of Republican presidential contenders features a top tier of three notably different candidates: A Midwestern governor (Scott Walker) who is known best by the activists who will help decide the nomination; a leading national figure (Chris Christie) who has irked conservatives; and a firebrand senator (Rand Paul) with devoted supporters who would shake up the party’s platform and, perhaps, identity.Chart 1: Updated Crystal Ball Republican presidential rankings First Tier Candidate Key Advantages Key Disadvantages Since Last Update Scott WalkerGovernor, WI •Midwest GOP gov. in Obama state •Heroic conservative credentials •Shown political durability •Too bland? Next Pawlenty?...
  • New York's Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand builds bridges with GOP, raises profile in Washington

    08/10/2013 8:21:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | AUGUST 10, 2013 | DAN FRIEDMAN
    The junior senator has the support of Republican colleagues Rand Paul and Sen. Ted Cruz on a measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations. Her work has garnered praise from GOP members as a Democrat they’d like to work with and is helping her own set of issues in Washington.,/i> WASHINGTON — It was a head-turning sight on Capitol Hill. There was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, standing with firebrand Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to showcase their support of her measure to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault allegations....
  • 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 Gillibrand’s bill(PDF), the...
  • 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. They’ve launched a 'Granitebomb' campaign to fight back." Less than 24 hours earlier Brown was asked about a possible campaign in New Hampshire....
  • 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 Iran’s 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),...
  • 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...
  • United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Accused of Filing False Tax Return

    09/14/2012 1:19:49 PM PDT · by rustyweiss74 · 47 replies
    Citing what they call an "impossible transaction" the campaign team for Wendy Long sent out a press release today accusing United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of filing a false tax return in 2010. Here is a copy of the press release: A cursory review of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's taxes indicates a transaction that was impossible. But the New York Times refused to even examine the issue. U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long said, "Two things stand out here: we have a tax code that even a U.S. Senator can't get right and a liberal media goliath that is playing one side...
  • 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 Gillibrand’s 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 didn’t 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.
  • Mother’s 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 Mother’s Day, thank mom for the gift of life by helping to ensure that other kids don’t receive it. snip “This Mother’s Day, I can’t think of a better way to honor all the mothers in the country — past and present — than with a contribution to EMILY’s List,” Gillibrand writes. “They’re the ones working tirelessly to elect the pro-choice Democratic women who are making sure that our freedoms are protected for generations to come.”
  • Wendy’s 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...
  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D) NY creepy smirky pro abortion PSA

    12/11/2011 1:13:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 10 replies
    I know it's 2 years old, but couldn't get over how ghoulish and creepy she looks supporting abortion and all the time with that smug smirk on her face. Scary.
  • 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,...
  • New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: [Hudson] Valley Girl?

    09/07/2011 12:18:03 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Has anyone ever seen Kirsten Gillibrand and Meghan McCain in the same room together? The two seem to share the same vacuous Valley Girl inflection, and perhaps even some superficial physical characteristics. Check out the junior senator from New York in an interview with Andrea Mitchell this afternoon, and see if you don't note the Meghan-Kirsten nexus. View the video here.
  • 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,"...
  • Obama Mispronounces Name Of 'Great Friend' Gillibrand

    01/21/2011 11:40:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Can you pronounce your friends' names? Hold on, let's narrow that down. Can you pronounce the names of your "great friends"? Pres. Obama can't—at least when it comes to Kirsten Gillibrand. PBO was at an event at GE in Schenectady, New York today, announcing his selection of GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt as a senior economic adviser. The president began his remarks by recognizing dignitaries in attendance. The only ones among them he identified as "great friends of mine" were the two New York senators. He then proceeded to mispronounce Gillibrand's last name. View video after the jump.
  • “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, it’s 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, it’s brand new and they certainly deserve a Hat Tip for brevity. Here’s 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 America’s challenges. We are Democrats,...
  • Huge Senate majority votes to advance $858B tax package ( 5 R's Vote NO)

    12/13/2010 11:40:41 PM PST · by onyx · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/10 07:10 PM ET | Alexander Bolton
    _resident Obama's $858 billion tax package won a huge bipartisan majority in the Senate Monday evening, setting it up for a contentious debate in the House. In a 83-15 vote, the Senate quashed a filibuster by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Va.). Fifteen lawmakers voted against it, including five Republicans: Sens. Tom Coburn (Okla.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign (Nev.) and George Voinovich (Ohio). Nine Democrats and one independent voted against the bill: Sens. Jeff Bingaman (N.M.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Russ Feingold (Wis.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), Pat Leahy (Vt.), Carl Levin (Mich.), Mark...
  • 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
  • Paladino Calls Senator Gillibrand ‘Schumer’s Little Girl’

    10/29/2010 7:12:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 28, 2010 | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN
    There he goes again. Carl P. Paladino, the Republican candidate for governor, promised he would be politically incorrect. He wasn’t kidding. On Thursday, during a rally in Hicksville, N.Y., he called the state’s junior United States senator, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, “Schumer’s little girl.” It was an apparent reference to Ms. Gillibrand’s close relationship with Senator Charles E. Schumer, but Mr. Paladino’s dismissive description of the only woman to hold statewide elected office in New York jolted the political world. His comments were reported on the Web site of Newsday and by NY1. Mr. Paladino, a businessman from Buffalo, has previously...
  • Joe DioGuardi’s New York Uprising (Don't count him out in his bid to unseat Gillibrand)

    10/08/2010 7:04:55 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2010 | Matthew Shaffer
    Joseph DioGuardi gesticulates vivaciously — a habit perhaps inherited, if the stereotype is to be believed, from his Italian-born father. He speaks with an accent retained from childhood in the East Bronx, with rhotacisms laid over precise and racing speech about budget and austerity. DioGuardi has risen from busboy, to accountant, to congressman (NY-20 from 1984 to 1988), and, now, to Senate candidate. His favorite gimmick is to take out his old congressional voting card and do this spiel: “This is really a credit card, because every time you put it in, you raise the national debt. It’s the most...
  • Could Kirsten Gillibrand Lose in New York?

    10/04/2010 11:05:56 AM PDT · by neverdem · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 4, 2010 | Sean Trende
    If you've been following the New York Senate polls closely for the last year, you've noticed that Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been hovering around 50 percent for most of the past two years. This is dangerous territory for any incumbent to be in - by my count, only three incumbents in the last three years who averaged less than 50 percent in August polling have gone on to win in November... --snip-- Conclusion DioGuardi isn't likely to win, but it certainly is possible. The SurveyUSA poll is a best-case scenario for DioGuardi among current polling, but it nevertheless depicts...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand on Abortion (NY U.S. Senate race)

    10/03/2010 7:56:12 PM PDT · by Sun · 5 replies
    ontheissues ^ | Sep 19, 2010 (last updated) | staff
    Financially supported by Emily's List snip Voted NO on restricting UN funding for population control policies. Congressional Summary:To require that amounts appropriated for the United Nations Population Fund are not used by organizations which support coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization. Proponent's argument to vote Yes: Sen. WICKER (R-MS): This amendment with one issue and one issue only--whether US taxpayer dollars will be provided to help fund coercive population control policies, such as China's one-child policy--a policy that relies on coerced abortion and forced sterilization. snip As it has always done, Kemp-Kasten allows the President to certify that funds are not...
  • Gillibrand hailed by Brady gun control group

    09/09/2010 5:24:35 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    The Chronicle (Goshen, NY) ^ | September 2, 2010 | NA
    ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been endorsed for election by a leading gun control group, two years after earning a top rating from the National Rifle Association. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence notes that Gillibrand had been an NRA favorite when she was an upstate congresswoman in a Republican district. But the group says that in less than two years as an appointed U.S. senator, she has become a leader in what the Brady group calls sensible gun laws. Gillibrand accepted the endorsement on Aug. 12, saying it reflects her opposition to illegal guns...
  • Smooth Sailing for Gillibrand

    09/01/2010 5:02:33 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Political Wire ^ | September 1, 2010
    A new Quinnipiac poll in New York shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D) way ahead of any of her three possible Republican challengers for U.S. Senate. She beats Bruce Blakeman (R), 44% to 26%, tops David Malpass (R), 45% to 24%, and is ahead of Joseph DioGuardi (R), 43% to 28%. Said pollster Maurice Carroll: "Who are those guys who want to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand? In match-ups, each of the three gets the generic Republican vote. But most voters don't know much about any of them."
  • Goode says she's a "real Democrat" (challenging Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck U Schumer's female canine)

    08/29/2010 1:49:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | August 27, 2010 | Emily Donohue
    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ran into Gail Goode — who is challenging Kirsten Gillibrand for her Senate seat in the Democratic primary — in Congress Park Friday afternoon. She is in town for the weekend and will be shaking hands at the Tom Petty concert Friday and at the Travers Saturday. "I think it's very important that people know that 45,000 people put me on the ballot," she said, contrasting that with the "one person" — Gov. David Paterson — who put Gillibrand in her seat to replace Hillary Clinton. "I think it's very important for New Yorkers to know that...
  • ZOT!! Conservatives Leading in Most Races Around the Country

    06/21/2010 2:08:18 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 116 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/21/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    <p>2010 is shaping up to be an excellent year for conservatives, who are leading in most of the races around the country for the November midterm elections.</p> <p>A brief panoramic view of the various campaigns will reveal that voters are clearly intent on making significant changes to Congress this year.</p>
  • Sleeping With The Enemy? Loyalty Questions Plague U.S. Senate Race In NY

    05/27/2010 4:13:44 PM PDT · by QueenCarlaC · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Official Wire ^ | May 27, 2010 | Official Wire
    Ex-Senator D’Amato under fire for tilting election to Gillibrand at Republicans’ expense Published on May 27, 2010 by Official Wire (OfficialWire) WASHINGTON, DC While the media continues to call the New York Senate race a done deal in favor of Democratic incumbent Kirsten Gillibrand, shady subplots involving her rise to prominence remain unexamined. America Outraged Political Action Committee has been seeking to expose what it calls “an egregious case of political cronyism” involving former Republican senator and political power broker Al D’Amato and Gillibrand, the daughter of a prominent lobbyist. Among the connections: Gillibrand's father, Doug Rutnik, a contributor mostly...