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? [...]
But friends and associates say that Ms. Kennedy, 51, is no dilettante, and that her career is replete with examples of the kind of hands-on policy work and behind-the-scenes maneuvering that could serve her well.
This paragraph by the New York Times, justifying her bid to be appointed a United States Senator, is fleshed out [...]
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 [...]
John McCain also has a face that says that we have to invade Iraq as quickly as possible because Saddam Hussein has massive arsenals of weapons of mass destruction. [...]
Anyone familiar with North Carolina Republican Elizabeth Dole already knows she is a dismal failure as a senator. Dole failed to promptly set up offices for North Carolina citizens to contact her when she was first elected in 2002 and there are some questions about whether she’s even maintaining a primary residence in North Carolina. [...]
Before breaking his promise to filibuster the FISA Amendments Act by actually voting against a filibuster, then voting to pass the bill into law, Senator Barack Obama issued two statements on the matter. In those statements, Senator Obama declared:
It is not all that I would want.
This was not an easy call for me. [...]
Dianne Feinstein insists that the FISA Amendments Act somehow protects civil liberties. Sadly, that’s a lie. I’ve read the law, and I can state quite clearly that it does not protect civil liberties. It sacrifices them at the altar of Homeland Insecurity. The FISA Amendments Act gives the Attorney General the sole power to declare, without any court’s power to stop it, that the spy programs are legal. Guess who runs the spy programs. Why, goodness me – it’s the Attorney General! [...]
Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine like to be referred to as moderates. But this morning, they voted to keep language in H.R. 6304 that kills citizens’ ability to bring corporations to court when corporations break the law. A number of such cases were pending in court and were set to blow the [...]
Just a few minutes ago, with one day left before Senators gather to vote on H.R. 6304, the number of supporters of Barack Obama calling on him to keep his promise and oppose the bill has reached and passed the 20,000 mark.
These are the activists among your supporters, Senator Obama. They are the people [...]
One day from now, on Tuesday, July 8, the U.S. Senate is set to vote on final passage of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, also known as H.R. 6304. The bill will remove citizens’ standing to challenge the constitutionality of warrantless wiretapping programs that we know existed and we know were illegal. It will [...]
On October 24, 2007, Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton communicated Barack Obama’s commitment:
To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
H.R. 6304 contains retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.
Barack Obama made a promise to support the filibuster of H.R. 6304.
Time for Barack Obama [...]