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The Princess Of Camelot Has A Tarnished Crown

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in General Politics, New York, Senate

It appears that Caroline Kennedy’s withdrawal from consideration for the open New York Senate seat had nothing to do with her uncle’s illness: ALBANY — Problems involving taxes and a household employee surfaced during the vetting of Caroline Kennedy and derailed her candidacy for the Senate, a person close to Gov. David A. Paterson said […]

January 22nd, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Dame Caroline Kennedy “withdraws from consideration” for Hillary’s Senate seat

By John Burke | Related entries in Caroline Kennedy, Democrats, New York, Senate

It’s been reported that Dame Caroline Kennedy has called New York Governor David Paterson and withdrawn from consideration for appointment to fill the Senate seat vacated today by Hillary Clinton. Supposedly, Kennedy doesn’t want the appointment any more, due to the poor health of her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy. But Ted Kennedy has been […]

January 21st, 2009 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Senator Cuomo looms as Dame Caroline fades

By John Burke | Related entries in Cuomo, David Paterson, Hillary Clinton, New York, Senate

Prince Andrew Cuomo in a contemplative moment “A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.”   -Niccolo Machiavelli Within a few days, New York Governor David Paterson will appoint a successor to Hillary Clinton in the United States Senate. I’m going out […]

January 15th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Secrecy Surrounds Clinton’s Senate Replacement

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Elections, New York, Senate

The Barack Obama administration is pulling a lot of people from the Senate. That has already caused some big headaches. Now it looks like the protracted and highly secretive process to fill Hillary Clinton’s seat in New York may be violating state laws: Governor David Paterson has disclosed next to nothing about how he’s selecting […]

January 13th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

A Piddling Little Question

By Brad Porter | Related entries in Biden, Blagojevich, Caroline Kennedy, Colorado, Congress, Delaware, Illinois, New York

Four Senate vacancies. In one, literally a staffer is appointed to keep the seat warm for the Senator’s son. In another, it’s an ongoing battle of which high-profile election surrogate to reward for their loyalty. In the third, the trumping consideration was apparently in favor of the guy most connected to big money, at the expense of qualifications or experience. And in the fourth, the guy nominated was an unimpeachable public servant undeniably qualified for the job.

January 4th, 2009 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

Y’know, Caroline Kennedy, Y’know, Is Having Problems

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, New York, Video

John wrote about this a couple days ago and now NBC picks up the meme. You know how I said Caroline was nearly a lock for this seat? Well, I think I’m going to have to eat those words. Public sentiment is starting to turn against her and if she doesn’t move quickly, the seat […]

December 31st, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Dame Caroline finally speaks for herself (well…y’know…kinda…y’know)

By John Burke | Related entries in Kennedy, New York, Senate

(Hat tip: Politico.com) Dame Caroline of Camelot finally sat down with several major media outlets over the past few days, presumably to counter growing criticism of her running away from questions and saying little or nothing about the issues that will come before the Senate she wants to join. At her sit-down with The New […]

December 29th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ANP (WATCH): Congress Ignored Critical Bailout Oversight Provision—No Way to Follow the Money

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Business, Cartoons, Congress, D.C., Dodd, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Economy, In The News, New York, Senate, United States, Video, Wall Street, WTF?

Hi, this is Danielle Ivory from the American News Project. My colleague, Lagan Sebert, and I just published a new video on the bailout and a lack of serious oversight. Today, Henry Paulson urged Congress to release the second half of the $700 billion of the bailout money. But no one seems know what banks […]

December 19th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

Things go better without Coke

By John Burke | Related entries in Food, New York, Taxes

On Wednesday, New York’s Governor David Patterson unveiled a proposed $121-billion budget for next year, which includes a barrage or 88 new or higher taxes and fees to help close a $15.4-billion gap. Among the new revenue raisers are an “I-Pod tax” on downloaded music, sales taxes on cable and satellite TV, new taxes on […]

December 19th, 2008 | Permalink| 8 Comments »

Battle of the families for Clinton Senate seat: Andrew Cuomo and Caroline Kennedy neck and neck in two New York polls

By John Burke | Related entries in Kennedy, New York, News, Senate

As Caroline Kennedy made a pilgrimage to Harlem to lunch with Rev. Al Sharpton, her rivalry with Cuomo scion Andrew, who is currently serving as New York State Attorney General until he can find a higher office, heated up. Kennedy actually answered a couple of reporters’ questions in a sidewalk press availability, after munching with […]

December 18th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »