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Kirsten Gillibrand On Big Brother Spying

When Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of the FISA Amendments Act, she showed disdain for the guarantee in the Bill of Rights of protection from unreasonable search and seizure. Gillibrand failed to uphold the Constitution in 2008 – will she fail it again as a United States Senator? [...]

Dowd on Kennedy: Hey, I Can Vouch for the Classy Insider Personally

A two-sentence summation of today’s opinion by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:

People say Caroline Kennedy is coasting into the Senate on the basis of her connections to influential people, but that’s bizarre to assert, because what Congress needs is an infusion of class. She is a friend of mine and I can vouch [...]

A Royal Story Ending in President Caroline Kennedy

Why is Caroline Kennedy as a U.S. Senator remotely possible and making such big news on the East Coast? I suspect the answer is the same as the answer to the questions:

Why is Andrew Cuomo the second-best shot for the Senate seat? Why did Hillary Clinton win that Senate seat in the first place? [...]

Caroline Kennedy Wants to be a Senator

I’d love to be a U.S. Senator. I really would. I could not only vote on bills, but I could write them too. I’d be all over C-Span and would get to air my views each Sunday on the morning news shows. I think I could do a lot of good.

But my last name [...]