Kirsten Gillibrand Articles

To Carry a Mattress

Feb 16, 2015

There were two seemingly unrelated news stories last week that The Scrapbook has been pondering. The first is about another high-profile campus rape story that seems to be falling apart. A student named Emma Sulkowicz turned her alleged rape in August 2012 into an art project, carrying a mattress around the Columbia University campus to symbolize her victimhood after the university had failed to expel her alleged rapist.

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Dem Senator to Female Colleague: 'Don’t Lose Too Much Weight Now. I Like My Girls Chubby!

7:01 AM, Sep 22, 2014

Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly reveals in her memoir that one U.S. senator told her, "Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!"

It is now being reported that that line came from Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat and personal hero to President Barack Obama.

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More, Less … Whatever

8:43 AM, Nov 18, 2013

The big topic of discussion on the Sunday shows was, of course, Obamacare.  And the big challenge for supporters of the president, and his signature program, was to parse the language of “If you like your plan …” so as to make it mean something other than what millions reasonably assumed it meant.

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Ayotte, McCaskill, Female Vets Push Back Against Gillibrand Amendment

10:04 AM, Jul 26, 2013

On Thursday, Republican senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Democratic senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri joined with several female veterans of the armed forces to speak out against a proposal that would create a new justice system for serious military prosecutions, independent of military commanders.

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Paul and Cruz Join the Anti-Military Caucus

6:45 AM, Jul 16, 2013

The Obama administration has worked diligently to shrink, underfund, and demoralize the military. Now, Politico reports, two Republican senators, Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, are joining an effort led by New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand that goes beyond where even the Obama administration is willing to go in weakening the military.

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N.Y. Senator Asks Napolitano Not to Allow Knives on Airplanes

12:36 PM, Mar 12, 2013

New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not to allow knives to be brought on airplanes. 

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'Who Is Chuck Hagel? President Obama's Anti-Israel Nominee for Secretary of Defense'

12:30 PM, Jan 15, 2013

The Emergency Committee for Israel published this full page ad in today's New York Times:

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Is Gillibrand Astro-Turfing with Web Site?

3:18 PM, Aug 21, 2012

On an MSNBC program yesterday, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillbrand promoted her website as a bipartisan pro-women-in-politics campaign, even though the website looks to be nothing more than a front for her own reelection campaign in New York. This isn't the first time, however, that Gillibrand has represented the site as something innocuous and nonpartisan rather than a fundraising effort.

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Pro-Women Political Site Front for Gillibrand Campaign

4:37 PM, Aug 20, 2012

On MSNBC this morning, Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York promoted her website,, 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:

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Wendy Long Wins Senate Primary in N.Y.

9:44 PM, Jun 26, 2012

Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York.

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Gillibrand Calls Dem. Congressional Candidate 'Anti-Israel'

Schumer stays silent.
5:05 PM, Jun 14, 2012

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.

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A Long Shot Against Gillibrand

3:05 PM, Mar 23, 2012

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.”

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Turner to Run for Senate in New York

2:01 PM, Mar 13, 2012

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:

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Sen. Gillibrand Trying to Gut Bill Banning Congressional Insider Trading?

2:59 PM, Dec 01, 2011

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.

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