Kirsten Gillibrand

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Wendy Long, GOP Senate Candidate: Soldiers 'Didn't Die' for Reproductive Rights

    Wendy Long, New York's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, has lots to say about your ladyparts. As we reported last week, Long is apparently against abortion in all cases and anti-birth control. Now, news has surfaced indicating that Long has put contraception in a patriotic context, saying in stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Wendy Long: What Does NY's GOP Senate Candidate Want To Do With Your Vagina?

    Sorry, ladies: even though today is a great day to have a vagina in America, there are still politicians out there who want to control our girlparts -- even in New York. One of those pols, recently nominated Manhattan lawyer Wendy Long, will face off against U.S. Sen Kirsten Gillibrand in November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    The Paycheck Fairness Act: Will It Go Anywhere?

    If you've been keeping up with Congress, pending legislation called the Paycheck Fairness Act might sound familiar. Spearheaded by New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland), the act would require that employers explain pay disparities between men and women, so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    New Yorkers Don't Like Occupy Wall Street or The Tea Party: Poll

    It's a pollapalooza! Shortly after a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute came out identifying New Yorkers' hatred of indoor smoking and love of bike shares, yet more info has come out detailing voters' tastes.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2012

    Senator Gillibrand Calls For Troop Drawdown From Afghanistan In Manhattan

    U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in her office in Manhattan today alongside several veterans who recently served to call for the expedited drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. "While our troops have admirably fulfilled the missions asked of them, we must step back and review our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    GOP Convention Underway: Meet Your "Extreme" Candidates For Senate Right Here

    ​New York's GOP convention kicked off today in Rochester, and state Dems are using the occasion to sling a little mud at the three Republican candidates for Senate -- and by "mud," we mean facts.Three GOP hopefuls for the Senate seat held by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are Manhattan attorney Wendy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Congressman Bob Turner Wants To Be Senator Bob Turner

    ​Queens Congressman Bob Turner -- who replaced disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner after winning a special election in September -- has been in office for what seems like all of 30 seconds...and he's already seeking higher office.Turner announced this afternoon that he'll seek the Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Opened Her Eyes

    ​In a speech full of heart-wrenching moments last night, President Obama went off script to describe the condition of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head on Saturday in Arizona by Jared Loughner. "Gabby opened her eyes," announced the president. "So I can tell you, she knows we a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Morning Links: Charlie Sheen's Racist Tirade; Arrest in Stanton Street Shooting; Carl Paladino Offensive Again

    ​• Not only was Charlie Sheen coked up, drunk, and really scary went he went nutso at the Plaza -- he was also, apparently, on a racist tirade. " reported the Two and a Half Men actor repeatedly screamed the N-word and punched the walls." Which means Mel Gibson can finally hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    On Gay Rights, Barack Obama Fights the Bad Fight

    Barack Obama has tried to walk a fine line between talking LGBT rights and not doing much about it, and some gays and lesbians have given him a pass on not going on the offense on their behalf during a time of two wars and a comatose economy. But the dwindling LGBT support the president has is pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    New York's Finest: Kristen Gillibrand Voted "Hottest Senator" by...Majority Leader Harry Reid?

    ​Not that New Yorkers don't already take what some might consider excessive pride in our great city and state's offerings, but it's never not nice to have a reminder from others of just how great it all is. Unless it's a creepy comment from an old man noting the attractiveness of a certain sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Al Sharpton Attacks Rush Limbaugh, the Last White Guy He Isn't In Bed With

    ​Thank God for Rush Limbaugh. So long as he's calling George Steinbrenner a "cracker" who "made a lot of African-Americans millionaires," there's still a white guy with power in America that Al Sharpton is free to attack. So yesterday, "Silent Al" found his voice and called Rush "repugnant." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2010

    "Bloomberg's Galpal" Diana Taylor Isn't Running for Senate, but We Might Be Able to Get Campbell Brown's Husband or Kara DioGuardi's Dad

    ​Yesterday Diana Taylor, a former state regulator better known in the local press for her relationship with our billionaire mayor, joined the list of local political celebrities being floated for a shot at Kirsten Gillibrand's seat. Today, she dropped off the list. Taylor said in a statement t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Mike Bloomberg's Girlfriend Diana Taylor Said (By Bored Press) to Consider Senate Run

    ​We thought the age of celebrity candidates ended with Jesse Ventura. Then, with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then, with Al Franken. Then, with Caroline Kennedy, Mort Zuckerman, Larry Kudlow... Oh, who are we kidding, it never ends. Now we hear "multiple sources confirm" that Mike Bloomberg's girlf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2010

    "Independent" Harold Ford goes to bat for the finance industry

    ​At the very least, you have to give Merrill Lynch Vice Chairman and putative Senate candidate Harold Ford points for creative thinking. Ford told the Wall Street Journal on Friday that he sees himself as a political independent to the right of his party in the model of Robert F. Kennedy, does ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Bloomberg Implies Bank Tax Will Turn New York into Detroit

    President Obama's plan to tax banks to recoup bailout funds is supported by Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, and described by "Time, BusinessWeek, and others as a "populist" measure. But populism isn't what it used to be. Though the banks are paying their people more than ever and giving ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Bruce Blakeman to Announce for Senate on Sunday

    Maybe Pete King and Susan Molinari haven't got the stomach to run against Kirsten Gillibrand as the Republican candidate for Senate this year, but Bruce Blakeman does. Having floated the possibility in December, he today notifies us that he'll announce formally on Sunday in Valley Stream, his "boyho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Harold Ford Jr. "Strongly Considering" Senate Race; Conservatives Give Him a Hand

    High Democratic operatives warned Steve Israel and others off challenges to Kirsten Gillibrand, but Harold Ford is unbossed, dammit, at least by the current bosses. The New York Post gleefully affords Harold Ford Jr. a front-page spot from which he announces, "I am strongly considering running for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Susan Molinari Out of Senate Race

    ​Former congresswoman Susan Molinari, allegedly encouraged by Rudolph Giuliani, said last week she was looking at a run for the GOP nomination against senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Now she's looking away. She says family comes first, and "it is clear that a statewide race this year is not a prac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Susan Molinari to Challenge Kirsten Gillibrand?

    The White House has effectively rebuffed all Democratic challenges to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, save for the exception of Jonathan Tasini and (possibly) Harold Ford Jr. And having lost Rudolph Giuliani as a contender, the GOP is now down to (maybe) Pete King. Or are they? The Staten Island Adv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Barrett: Andrew Cuomo Gets a Present From Steve Levy

    This news should calm down angry Andy​Andrew Cuomo got some great news yesterday with the announcement that Suffolk County executive Steve Levy may run for governor. Cuomo's onetime sidekick and running-mate Charlie King rushed to the op-ed op-ed pages of the New York Post to declare how gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Pete King "Looking at" Run Against Gillibrand

    We heard today about Steve Levy, the conservative Democrat who's considering a challenge to Governor Paterson. Now here's something a little more expected, though barely: Conservative Republican Pete King, who told Don Imus this morning that he's "looking at" a run against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Here's Why Giuliani's Bugging Out of 2010: He Couldn't Win

    After months of vacillation and some tantalizing late rumors, it appears Rudolph Giuliani isn't going to run for the Statehouse or the Senate next year. He's expected to endorse Rick Lazio for the Senatorial nomination instead. Hot Air, among others, is bummed. "You're never going to get an environ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Chuck Schumer Says "Bitch," Apologizes; Should Have Stepped, Thrown

    ​Chuck Schumer's really getting into his gangsta lean. Having spit in defense of "the Jelly concerts" in Williamsburg, he is today reported to have called a flight attendant a bitch. He was even sitting next to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the time, that's how hard he rolls. His charge was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Polls: Kirsten Gillibrand Loses to Bill Thompson, Does Better in Split Field

    This morning's Quinnipiac poll showing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand trailing former Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, 41-28 percent in a prospective 2010 race is somewhat countered by the new Siena Poll, which shows her leading a "Democratic field" of Thompson, former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Giuliani to Abandon Governor Run, Switch to Senate, Say Usual Unnamed Sources

    Sometimes we'd swear the Republicans are just fucking with us. First they terrorized us all with the notion that Rudolph Giuliani would run for Governor, and to that end was bent on installing his own puppet state GOP chairman. Now it looks like the puppet's strings have been cut and Ed Cox will run ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Siena Poll: Everything Sucks

    The new Siena Poll asks voters about the recent state senate coup and, understandably, very few of the respondents think it was great for New York. Despite the grand promises of the coupmasters, 55 percent of respondents doubted that reform would result from the exercise. The senate has a miserable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Rightwing PAC: Obama = Hitler

    From the folks at Our Country Deserves Better, which you may recall tried this year to keep Democrats from holding Kirsten Gillibrand's old House seat by telling voters that House candidate Scott Murphy hated U.S. troops, has just put out this ad comparing the President of the United States to Ado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Rush Limbaugh Gives Key Support to Senate Candidate Tasini

    Jonathan Tasini, the labor activist who is thus far Kirsten Gillibrand's only announced opponent for the 2010 Democratic Senate nomination, is drawing a mere four percent in the polls, far behind unannounced Gillibrand opponet Carolyn Maloney. But he got a great gift the other day from Rush Limbaugh ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2009
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    May 29, 2009

    Endorsement Fever! Aborn, Others Clean Up

    The Times says today that Manhattan D.A. candidate Richard Aborn "Aims to Raise His Profile" in that race, and that he does so mainly via endorsements. We'll say -- his office alerts us to each one (other candidates are also encouraged to do so), and he's had plenty, most recently those of four Demo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    The last Chico mural for New York. Thanks, EV Grieve. What a week. Everyone was pissed at us. Williamsburgers didn't appreciate being called dorks for trying to silence ice cream trucks. Horace Mann students got mad when we suggested they were faking swine flu to get out of school. Allison Benedi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2009

    Gillibrand Grabs More Way-Early Endorsements, Scares Off Stringer and Suozzi

    We guess it's a new trend, at least for Democratic officeholders whom Obama wants left alone: Since NARAL delivered their endorsement to Kirsten Gillibrand -- who isn't even running until 2010 -- she's been getting more early expression of support. Local Congresspeople Yvette Clark and Michael McMah ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Water Boarded! City Water Rate Goes Up 12.9 Percent

    Whether or not Kirsten Gillibrand manages to get the drug waste out of it, houseowners in New York will soon be paying more for water. The City Water Board has approved a whopping 12.9 percent increase in the water rate. This may not mean much to tenants but, be assured, your landlords are pissed; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Cheek, in Review: 7 Days of Runnin' Scared

    We know how you feel, kid. Via Craftser via urlesque. We suspect Obama got that Iranian-American reporter released, and he's certainly trying to help refugees and rescue us from financial criminals. But does he get credit? No -- because he he laughed at Wanda Sykes, just like all the newly-reclas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    New York Democrats Woo Voters with Websites

    Our politicians haven't been achieving much legislatively, but they're very busy with web development. The New York state senate has unleashed a new website devoted, they say, to "the best communication though all our social networks of any state legislature in the country." What this means is pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Gillibrand, Former Tobacco Advocate, Wants FDA Oversight of Baby Products

    Yesterday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was seen around the city, proudly announcing her Safe Baby Products Act, which if passed would require the FDA to regulate personal care products for children, such as soaps, lotions, and shampoos. It's not a bad idea. A recent analysis of 48 baby products fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Paterson Drops More in Poll -- But Gay Ploy Popular

    The latest Siena Poll reports Governor Paterson down a couple more popularity points to 27 percent. But it might have been worse: the Governor's gay marriage stand may have prevented an even worse slide, as 53 percent of poll-takers support the Senate gay marriage law. Still, they would prefer the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    NY-20 Vote Count Slogs On: Gillibrand, Military Ballots Disputed

    Voters in New York's 20th District, like everyone else, have to pay taxes today, but they won't get representation for several weeks at least. They're still counting the ballots in the NY-20 Congressional special election and so far it's looking good for Democrat Scott Murphy, up 168 votes at last t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    DOJ Sues to Make Sure Overseas Votes Count in NY-20

    The USDOJ is suing the State of New York in regard to the upcoming special election in the 20th Congressional District between Scott Murphy and Jim Tedisco. Already the jackboot heel of Obama presses on Liberty's neck! Get out the shootin' ahrns! Just kidding. Justice is suing on behalf of the Defe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Schumer Steps Up for Gay Marriage, His Own Skin

    So, what to make of Chuck Schumer's declaration in favor of gay marriage? It probably doesn't change much at the functional level, as Ruben Diaz and others hold marriage equality hostage in Albany. But with the states' Dems bruised by the unresolved state and MTA budgets and other issues, and the Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Tedisco Leads Murphy in NY-20; Gillibrand Effect to Be Seen

    To give you some idea how Republican is the district Kirsten Gillibrand left to take her Senate seat, GOP candidate Jim Tedisco (pictured left) leads Dem candidate Scott Murphy in the special election scheduled there for March 31 by 12 points, says a Siena poll. Tedisco leads in every category of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    George Pataki for Senate?

    George Pataki has met with the head of the National Republican Senate Campaign Committee and is apparently considering a run for the Senate. Maybe those weak poll numbers for Kirsten Gillibrand have encouraged him. The free-spending former governor once had presidential ambitions, but those were dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    New Poll: Paterson drops, Gillibrand who?

    Ouch! A Quinnipiac University poll out this morning has Governor Paterson taking a 55-23 percent thumping from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo in a possible 2010 gubernatorial primary matchup.And if Paterson faces off against Rudy Giuliani in the general election,  the Q poll has it as a dead heat, 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    You may have heard of the former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals, Judith Kaye. But do you know the man who replaced her, Jonathan Lippman? Do you know he never practiced as an attorney, and barely served as a judge? So how'd he get appointed to this exalted position? Connections, baby -- chief a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    This Week in the Voice

    Conservatives say cheap mortgages killed the economy; President Obama blames "the collective failure to make hard choices." But the problem's really corporate players gone wild and often illegal, analyst James Lieber tells the Voice. And without a raft of subpoenas, we may never get to the bottom of ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 28, 2009

    David Paterson and Kirsten Gillibrand: New Senator, New Scandal

    The Governor's pick is genuine machine-made royalty

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Barrett: Gillibrand and Paterson - The D'Amato Connection

    The pudgy papa awaiting his hug and kiss when 42-year-old Kirsten Gillibrand walked toward the podium at her senatorial debut last week was Alphonse D'Amato, still the most powerful Republican in New York, a full decade after he lost his senate seat to the bookend on the other side of the podium, Se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Gillibrand Meets With Gov, Clinton, Schumer; Talks Guns, Light Rail

    Soon-to-be Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attended a lunch in midtown on Sunday afternoon with new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senator Charles Schumer and Governor David Paterson, after which the celebrated hunting advocate was left to face reporters alone without so much as a squirt gun. But sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Barrett: Did Paterson Consider the Bruno Connection to Gillibrand's Dad?

    A remarkably untimely cloud hangs over Governor David Paterson's apparent selection of Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand to replace Hillary Clinton as junior senator of New York.Federal prosecutors, according to numerous news accounts, are poised to indict former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno and ... More >>

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