Kirsten Gillibrand

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    May 8, 2013

    New York's Sen. Gillibrand Prepares to Introduce Military Sexual Assault Bill Next Week

    If sexual assault in the military has persisted with a nauseating frequency of terror, shame, and muted protest, this week has amplified that signal to a roar. On Monday, the officer in charge of the Air Force's Sexual Prevention and Response unit was charged with sexual battery for assaulting a wom ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Mr. Cuomo Goes To Washington (To Beg For Cash)

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's got a busy day ahead of him in Washington D.C. -- which includes meetings with White House officials, the House speaker, and the Senate majority leader -- where he'll make the case for New York's need for a $42 billion appropriation to help the state recover from Hur ... More >>

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    November 6, 2012

    NY GOP Confident, Arrogant at Midtown "Victory Party"

    The New York State Republican Party is holding its election night "victory party" on the third floor of the Westin Grand Central in Midtown right now, and spirits are high amongst GOPers as their horse in this year's presidential election appears to stand a chance at pulling off a victory."I think i ... More >>

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    April 26, 2012

    Kill The Geese, Now! (Or People Might Get Killed by Them)

    Avians and airplanes are a bad mix -- and the skies above New York City are no exception. On Tuesday, a bird strike prompted a JetBlue plane to make an emergency landing. Last week, also, a bird strike forced a Delta flight to make an emergency landing. And don't forget the Miracle on the Hudso ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Mitt Romney Beats Rick Santorum 2-1 in New York: Poll

    Remember a few weeks ago, when it looked like New York's April 24 primary might actually matter? Well, even though the G.O.P. presidential candidate has yet to be definitively decided, national stats suggest that Mitt Romney has a very healthy lead, with 658 delegates compared to Rick Santorum's ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    New York Picks Barack Obama Over Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum: Poll

    ​New Yorkers told pollsters: "I Heart Barack Obama" in a Quinnipiac University survey released this morning. They gave him a 50-46 percent job-approval rating, unchanged from his 50-45 percent in December. And 50-45 percent want Obama to stick around and think he deserves to be re-elected to ... More >>

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    February 6, 2012

    New Yorkers Think the State Is Doing OK, Worry the U.S. Is Going Downhill: Poll

    New Yorkers really don't like the idea of giving politicians more money, but they do like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Barack Obama a lot, according to a new Siena College poll. What specifically does our fine state fancy? Well, pollsters from the college's research institute say that 75 percent of vot ... More >>

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    January 27, 2012

    Daniel O'Donnell, First Openly-Gay New York Assemblyman, Talks About His Wedding: 'This Is About Love'

    All you need is love! And for Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell -- the right to marry. Runnin' Scared was tired of talking to folks about the dark, gloomy world of New York City politics. All that anger and attacking gives us a headache sometimes! Why not a love story this Friday? Turns out, that's e ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    Hurricane Irene Damages to be Fixed with $90 Million in Federal Money

    ​As we ring in the new year, Hurricane Irene may seem like a distant memory from warmer, rainier days. But recovery from the damage is not done! And New York has officially secured millions of federal dollars to rebuild. $90 million, to be exact. Well, to be EXACT: $89,751,296. The U.S. De ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin Have Had Their Baby

    ​Please welcome Jordan Zane Weiner, the new baby son of recently-mustachioed Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin. The Post reports that the "wee democrat" was born yesterday 10 days ahead of his due date and weighed in at just over seven pounds. This is happy news for a family that's had s ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Death Photos Described in Detail by Special Senators

    ​The CIA has started showing photographs of Osama Bin Laden's dead body to willing members of the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Senate Armed Services Committee after President Barack Obama decided that the public was not allowed to see them. Instead, everyday citizens get stuck with de ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    Election Update: Wins Called for Andrew Cuomo, Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer

    ​According to early exit polls, Andrew Cuomo is the new governor of New York. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer also maintain their spots in the Senate, as was pretty much expected. According to an AP analysis of poll results, three-quarters of moderates supported Cuomo over Paladi ... More >>

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    October 30, 2010

    Carl Paladino Storms Off TV Over His Own Gillibrand "Little Girl" Comments

    ​Carl Paladino, the GOP candidate for governor of New York, went on a "TV tirade" on Plattsburgh's WCAX-TV, a local CBS affiliate, Friday evening when asked about calling Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a "little girl," according to the Buffalo News. (The News, Paladino's hometown paper, has alread ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Eleven Madison Park Debuts Coffee Cart; Chock Full o'Nuts Makes a Comeback

    ​As part of a minor overhaul of the restaurant, Eleven Madison Park has launched a coffee cart manned by a dedicated barista that will offer diners tableside coffee service prepared on a siphon or Chemex set. [T Magazine] The Seoul-based Bibigo chain, which hopes to become "the McDonald's of ... More >>

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    August 12, 2010

    Charlie Rangel's Birthday Party Makes for Easy Attack Ads on Guests (Video)

    Less than 24 hours after scandal-plagued Democratic congressman Charles "Charlie" Rangel's birthday party took place, Republican opponents are turning around footage from it for their own attack ads. Target number one? U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, as fired from campaign of her challenger David M ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    New York Lands Six Spots in The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful on Capitol Hill

    He's not on the list, but we're sure he would be if he worked on the Hill.​The Hill released its annual singles ad-style "50 Most Beautiful People" list last week, and politicks heralding from New York represented our good lookin' state with swagger and, um, some flair as well. Like any "M ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    Gay Print Media on the Wane

    The Internet spells doom for many long-established periodicals

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    January 18, 2010

    Happy MLK Day

    ​If your boss is part of the 28 percent who gave you the day off, congratulations! In The Bronx, some church groups are doing volunteer work in celebration and would love to have you; if they can't accommodate you, there's the Corporation for National and Community Service. Bronx assemblyman ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Barrett: Remembering When Chuck Schumer Was Fighting for Harold Ford -- in Tennessee (UPDATED)

    ​ See UPDATE after the jump "Harold Ford is a great candidate who knows how to handle himself," Chuck Schumer said in 2005. "We're very hopeful about his candidacy." Maybe a bit less hopeful today. The fine line between irony and hypocrisy is crossed every day in politics. But in ... More >>

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    January 11, 2010

    Harold Ford Jr., with Kirsten Gillibrand in Sight, Flips for Gay Marriage

    ​Transplanted Tennessean Harold Ford Jr., reported looking at a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the upcoming Democratic primary, seems to realize he's not in Dixie anymore, and has reversed himself in favor of gay marriage. When Ford ran for the Senate in his old home state in 2006 ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Kennedy Airport. Twitpic via sawyerlex. War on Christmas season swung into full effect. In a holiday spirit, the Staten Island D.A. tried shame on shoplifters. A GOP Congressman moved to read a pro-Christmas resolution into the House record. Andrea Peyser denounced the godless Bloomingdales ... More >>

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    November 27, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic via DPixel. It was a short week but a merry one, with or without a vodka infused turkey. Now that Thanksgiving has been properly ruined, thanks to the diabolical War on Thanksgiving, and Black Friday has passed without fatalities, we descend into Xmas, which has apparently been mad ... More >>

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    November 22, 2009

    Rudy for Senate: he won't say, aides say no

    ​After parading his somewhat tarnished national security street cred, ruling out a gubernatorial run and floating a run at the Senate, America's former Mayor has gone to ground in Florida and isn't talking. His aides, on the other hand, say the Senate isn't big enough for him.

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    November 10, 2009

    New York's Representatives in D.C. Stand United for Staten Island Toll Relief

    Never fear, Staten Island -- your votes are still important. New York's elected representatives in Washington are muscling through H.R. 3960, the Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act of 2009, which finds that some citizens are "forced to endure significant or undue toll burdens," and thereby ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Calorie Info Makes a Difference After All; Yet Another Cheese Steak v. Cheesecake Wager

    ​Nickel deposits will be imposed on bottled water starting at the end of the month, which means that all water bottles under a gallon will have a five-cent refundable deposit, like beer and soda bottles and cans. [NY Times] The Post takes a look at hidden rich people, like Dushan Zaric, barte ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009

    Liu, Gioia, Other Dems Call for Monserrate to Resign; Skelos Proposes Extra Republican for Panel

    More Democratic public officials are calling for state senator Hiram Monserrate, convicted of lesser charges in an attack on his girlfriend and facing a special state senate committee, to remove himself from office. Earlier in the week New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer suggested ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​Twitpic by Paris Hilton. "Bentley was so cute last night. Carnival is such a fun place to go. A must see place when you go to New York." What? Oh. The week started with rightbloggers cheering President Obama's for losing the Olympics and ends with them booing him for winning the Nobel Peace ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Not Dead Yet? Thompson Only 8 Points Down on Bloomberg, Poll Says

    This is remarkable, considering the hopelessness that has become attached to the campaign to unseat Mayor Bloomberg, but PolitickerNY reports that a SurveyUSA poll shows Bill Thompson just eight points down. Last time we checked, Quinnipiac had Bloomberg up by 16. (In July the spread was shown to be ... More >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Spitzer "Considering Run for Office," Say Unnamed Sources on Slow News Day

    We were at first delighted to hear from the New York Post that Eliot Spitzer "is considering a run for statewide office next year" -- not because we particularly like him, but because that would be hilarious. The Post story, which suggests his target is bulletproof Senator Kirsten Gillibrand rathe ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by ethanvk. Well, our week was awful, but apparently we were in good company. Mayor Bloomberg came up with a wide-ranging, expensive transit plan including crosstown buses that would move slower than ever. He slapped back Bill Thompson's schools charges -- not convincingly to ... More >>

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    August 7, 2009

    Fun Read of the Day: List of New York Reps, Senators Earmarks ($5 Mil for Jazzmobile?)

    Some time ago we looked at some of the member items state senators requested in Albany. Impressive, but petty cash compared to what they spend in D.C. A group called Washington Watch -- yeah, they're libertarians (i.e. wingnuts with weed), but we'll take our thrills where we can get them -- has a ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    ​ Twitpic by iamawizard. The week started with an underwear run and went downhill from there. President Obama's Supreme Court pick, Sonia Sotomayor, rocked the Judiciary Committee. He felt so good about that he released unexpected stimulus money for New York cops, and announced Medal of ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Carolyn Maloney Uses N-Word in Quote, Is Sanctioned; Bloomberg Compares Senators to Nazis, Is Unrepentant

    We assume most citizens have gotten past the point where they feel the need to refer to Huckleberry Finn's companion as African-American Jim. But in politics there are no free speech safe zones, and prospective Kirsten Gillibrand opponent Carolyn Maloney has been chastised and forced to apologize fo ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    Dance troupe, Governor's Island. Boy, what a week. Gay Pride was effulgent as ever with three D.A. candidates voguing for the cameras, but marred by a gay-bashing on the Upper East Side. The authorities got involved and the cops went to work, and now it looks like there have been more such incide ... More >>

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    July 1, 2009

    Carolyn Maloney Will Challenge Gillibrand in 2011

    Despite a White House campaign that convinced Steve Israel, Carolyn McCarthy, and other Democrats not to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand's Senate seat in 2011 -- yes, they're being that cautious that early -- Carolyn Maloney has stubbornly refused to rule out a run against Gillibrand, whom she consider ... More >>

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    June 11, 2009

    Tasini, Defying Everyone, Runs Against Gillibrand

    Owlish labor activist Jonathan Tasini has nothing but guts. Back in 2006 he challenged Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Senate nomination because he didn't like her crappy pro-war neo-liberalism. It was a suicide campaign for sure, but he managed to get 19.5 percent of the vote. Now, as Democrats ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Quick Hits

    Hiram Monserrate with Citizen Action protesters WTF? Twitpic by citizenactionny. Governor Paterson doesn't acknowledge Pedro Espada as the new president of the state senate, but he's not taking any chances: he says he won't leave the state, which conceivably would put us all at the mercy of Espa ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Cheek, In Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    President Obama graciously escorted GM into bankruptcy.Enemies decried his kind words and big speech to the Muslim world, but it still went over big. Can't touch this! We're beginning to think that Obama's letting total lunatics attack him on a government website just for the laughs. Patriots ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    VID for Siegel, NARAL for Gillibrand, Johnson for Bloomberg (and Unemployment)

    The Village Independent Democrats just announced their endorsements for the primaries. It's not the biggest Democratic club, but it's influential around these parts. The VID made mostly expected choices, among them Bill Thompson for Mayor, John Liu for Comptroller, and Richard Aborn for Manhattan D. ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Giuliani Calls Paterson's Gay Marriage Stand Good -- for the GOP

    Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani sees daylight for the New York GOP in gay marriage. He tells the Post's Fred Dicker that "I think gay marriage will obviously be an issue for any Republican next year," and that the marriage equality support of high-level Democrats like Governor Paterson and Kirsten Gil ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    NY-20 Election Today

    Today's that special election in New York's 20th Congressional District between Scott Murphy (D) and Jim Tedisco (R) for Kirsten Gillibrand's old seat. We encourage all eligible citizens to write in Eric Sundwall (pictured), the Libertarian who was kicked off the ballot by Tedisco supporters (includ ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Times Helpfully Disseminates Our Gillibrand-Tobacco Story

    The New York Times has a story today about Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's links to Big Tobacco. It's worth your while, though if you read Tom Robbins' article about the same subject from the February 10 Voice, you'll find much of it familiar. Also you won't find Robbins or the Voice mentioned in their ... More >>

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    March 26, 2009

    With Race a Dead Heat, Tedisco Running Like It's 1984

    As Wayne Barrett pointed out yesterday, Governor Paterson's timing has been disastrously bad for Scott Murphy, who stands for election this Tuesday (barring Federal delay) to replace Kirsten Gillibrand. Yet Murphy's opponent, James Tedisco, continues to campaign as if he were the one in the hole. ... More >>

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    March 20, 2009

    Murphy Debates Sundwall, Tedisco Goes 3-D

    The NY-20 debate-minus-one took place as scheduled last night, with Libertarian Eric Sundwall duking it out with Democrat Scott Murphy for the right to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in the House. Republican James Tedisco declined to appear. This being the age of AIG, Murphy was asked about Synacor, a B ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Murphy Gaining Fast on Tedisco in NY-20

    Hmm. A month ago, in polling on that upcoming special election race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand in the House, Republican Jim Tedisco led Democrat Scott Murphy by 21 points -- or so said Tedisco's campaign, who released the poll. A few weeks ago, a Siena poll found the gap to be 12 points. Now a ne ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Barrett: New York's Irish Get Another Archbishop, Latinos Blanked Again

    So the Irish still get theirs. The new archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, surely soon to become a cardinal, mixes the blarney of John J. O'Connor with the buck smarts of Edward Egan, his last two Irish predecessors. In the century and a half history of the archdiocese, only Irishmen have ruled. ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Rudy Redux? Giuliani "Now More Than Ever," Says Mastro

    With Governor Paterson at a low ebb and Kirsten Gillibrand's future popularity under the manipulation of New York's Democratic elite (and others) uncertain, some noise is being made for the return of Rudolph Giuliani. Randy Mastro, Giuliani's former deputy mayor and close aide, told the Observer, "I ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Joe Bruno Indicted

    Joe Bruno, former state senate majority leader and close personal friend of Kirsten Gillibrand's family, has been indicted on eight counts of corruption after a long FBI investigation. He is accused of soliciting business from unions and companies for vendors who later reimbursed him for his influen ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Caroline Kennedy Out! (Update: Maybe Not!) (Update: Out!)

    Here's news: the New York Post reports Caroline Kennedy is "withdrawing her name from consideration" for Hillary Clinton's Senate seat. We would speculate that her role in this decision was more passive than portrayed. Other sources say she bowed out because of her Uncle Ted's recent illness, but wh ... More >>

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    October 30, 2008

    Giuliani Stumps for Treadwell in Expensive Upstate Race

    The Troy (NY) Record reports Rudolph Giuliani campaigned for Sandy Treadwell, Republican challenger to upstate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand. It seems a good match: Treadwell got a lower NRA rating than Democrat Gillibrand, and Rudy never had much luck with those people, either. The Record inform ... More >>

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