1:36 PM, Mar 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not to allow knives to be brought on airplanes.
"Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to reverse a decision by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that allows travelers to carry small retractable blade knives on airplanes. Senator Gillibrand stressed that threats posed by these small knives should not be ignored, noting the fact that airlines and airports have been prime terrorist targets since the September 11th attack, with the most recent threat coming only last year," Gillibrand's office says in a press release.
The senator is quoted as saying, “I am deeply concerned this decision could put the safety of passengers and flight attendants at risk. ... Allowing potentially dangerous weapons anywhere near a plane simply does not make sense. As we’ve repeatedly seen, New York is the number one target for terrorists around the world who want to harm Americans. We must remain vigilant in guarding against attacks and protect New York and our nation.”
In a letter to Napolitano to express her concern for this move, Gillibrand writes, “I am deeply disturbed by this announcement and concerned for the safety of all Americans who travel via commercial aircraft, and request a reconsideration of this policy change to better protect American travelers… The safety and security of American travelers should be the top priority for TSA, and keeping the ban on pocketknives is imperative to maintaining that safety.”
People will be able to bring small knives and other goods currently banned on airplanes starting on April 25, the feds recently announced.
12:30 PM, Jan 15, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
The Emergency Committee for Israel published this full page ad in today's New York Times:
5:37 PM, Aug 20, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
On MSNBC this morning, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promoted her website, OffTheSidelines.org, as a "campaign" to try to get "more women, Democrats, Republicans, all women, to again, hold their elected leaders accountable, vote, and hopefully run for office." Despite that claim, the website appears to be directly connected to Gillibrand's reelection campaign. Watch the video below:
10:44 PM, Jun 26, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York.
Schumer stays silent.6:05 PM, Jun 14, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has come out against fellow Democrat Charles Barron, a House candidate for the state's Eighth Congressional District. "Any candidate who is anti-Israel does not share Senator Gillibrand's values," says spokesman Glen Caplin in an email to THE WEEKLY STANDARD.
4:05 PM, Mar 23, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wendy Long is taking up New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand's challenge. “Senator Gillibrand has said she wants to see more women in politics,” Long said in her speech to the state GOP convention last week, responding to the Democratic incumbent. “I say let’s give her what she’s asking for.”
3:01 PM, Mar 13, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Bob Turner, the newly-elected Republican congressman from New York City who replaced Democrat Anthony Weiner, will be running for the GOP nomination to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat and New York's junior senator. The Associated Press reports:
2:59 PM, Dec 1, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Peter Schweizer's book, Throw Them All Out, has been a topic of much discussion in Washington, in no small part because of shocking details about how congressmen trade stock based on their private knowledge of how legislation will affect markets. Amazingly, this is completely legal.
Once-safe Democrats are becoming vulnerable, New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand among them.Oct 18, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 05 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
New York has two Democratic senators, both of them up for election this year. In the first race, Chuck Schumer has a commanding lead. In the other, Kirsten Gillibrand may be in trouble.
Caution on the generic ballot, Palin's presidential plans, Obamacare drags down the Dems, and more...6:30 AM, Sep 2, 2010 • By JAY COST
Welcome. This is a regular feature I'll be offering every weekday, first thing in the morning. Basically, what I'll do is flag the most notable stories of the 2010 midterm campaign, and provide my two cents on what's really happening.
Could New York become the 14th Democratic Senate seat in play?12:32 PM, Sep 1, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
A new Quinnipiac poll shows that New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading her potential GOP opponents by about 20 points. New York Republicans have failed to get a big-name candidate (Giuliani, Pataki) to take on Gillibrand, and her seat is generally considered to be one of the few Democratic seats that Democrats don't have to worry about in 2010.
The president says the bill isn't a bailout, but Boxer offers an amendment which suggests it's just that.9:08 AM, Apr 30, 2010 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Two weeks ago, Barack Obama got personal with Senator Mitch McConnell over financial reform regulation. In his weekly radio address on April 17, Obama claimed that McConnell was lying about the bill at the behest of Wall Street:
Just the other day, in fact, the Leader of the Senate Republicans and the Chair of the Republican Senate campaign committee met with two dozen top Wall Street executives to talk about how to block progress on this issue. Lo and behold, when he returned to Washington, the Senate Republican Leader came out against the common-sense reforms we’ve proposed. In doing so, he made the cynical and deceptive assertion that reform would somehow enable future bailouts – when he knows that it would do just the opposite.