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  • Kennedys pushing Warren to run against Hillary in 2016

    08/03/2014 3:39:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2014 | Edward Klein
    In an echo of 2008 — when Ted and Caroline Kennedy backed upstart Barack Obama over Hillary Rodham Clinton — members of the Kennedy clan have been quietly wooing Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and encouraging her to throw her hat in the ring, sources tell me. The question of whom to back in the 2016 presidential race has split the Kennedys down the middle. Robert Kennedy’s widow, Ethel, and their eldest son, former US Rep. Joe Kennedy II, favor Warren — the darling of the party’s left-wing base who now sits in Ted Kennedy’s old seat — while Bobby Jr....
  • George Takei sees gay pride beginning in Japan

    06/05/2014 1:36:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 5, 2014 11:12 AM EDT | Mari Yamaguchi
    George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a movement beginning in Japan, though the country of his ancestry has a long way to go. He said Japanese people need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, too. […] Takei, 77, is in Japan to attend embassy-organized events marking LGBT Pride Month in the...
  • Morning Joe Teases Todd Over Testy Exchange With Caroline Kennedy About Hillary '16

    04/25/2014 6:48:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 12 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Yesterday, MRC's Matt Hadro reported on the testy exchange NBC's Chuck Todd had with US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy regarding Hillary's possible presidential run. Caroline and her Uncle Ted had famously supported Barack Obama over Hillary back in '08, so when Todd probed Caroline on her support for a Hillary run in '16, things got, as Matt said, "prickly." During his appearance on today's Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski, over Todd's mild objection, replayed the interview in which a clearly annoyed Caroline eventually snapped at Todd when he rephrased a question about her support for Hillary, saying "yeah, I just...
  • Ambassador (Caroline) Kennedy: A star is born

    12/15/2013 8:22:26 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | December 15, 2013 | Alexander Burns
    Caroline Kennedy is a long way from Syracuse. The soft-spoken presidential scion, who four years ago this month toured upstate New York in a short and ill-fated bid for the U.S. Senate, has swept with force into her newest public role as President Barack Obama’s ambassador in Japan. And if the iconic daughter of American political royalty showed herself to be deeply uncomfortable as a glad-handing pol, she’s on her way to becoming something of a rock star in the more dignified world of diplomacy. She has been swarmed by well-wishers in her public appearances, including Japanese men and women...
  • US Envoy Caroline Kennedy Meets Japan's Emperor

    11/19/2013 4:44:49 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 19, 2013
    US Envoy Caroline Kennedy Meets Japan's Emperor TOKYO November 19, 2013 New U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled by horse-drawn carriage into the Imperial Palace to present her credentials to Japan's emperor on Tuesday, giving the public a rare look at a diplomatic tradition. Thousands of onlookers lined the avenues near the moat-ringed palace to snap pictures and wave as Kennedy, the 55-year-old daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, waved back from inside the carriage.
  • Rare and never before seen pictures shed light on Rose Kennedy as the matriarch

    10/11/2013 9:43:48 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 10, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full title: The great woman behind the Kennedy men: Rare and never before seen pictures shed light on Rose Kennedy as the matriarch of America's celebrated dynasty A month before the nation marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, a new photo book put together by Caroline Kennedy tells the story of her remarkable family through the eyes of her indomitable grandmother. Rose Kennedy's Family Album, which went on sale Tuesday, features a trove of 300 images - many of them never made public before - taken between 1878 and 1946, when John F. Kennedy won the...
  • Caroline Kennedy says she is humbled to carry father's legacy

    09/19/2013 8:11:25 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 43 replies
    Japan Today ^ | By DONNA CASSATA | Sep. 20, 2013 - 06:20AM JST
    <p>Former first daughter Caroline Kennedy on Thursday coasted through a Senate confirmation hearing to be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan, promising to carry forward her father John F Kennedy’s legacy with humility.</p> <p>The soft-spoken Kennedy told the Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that if confirmed, she would work to strengthen the crucial bond between the United States and its Asian ally on trade, the military and student exchanges.</p>
  • Who's Your Daddy?

    08/04/2013 12:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    It would be silly to make Caroline Kennedy the White House science adviser: She's not a scientist. It would be silly to name her fire commissioner of New York City: She has no background in public safety. The standards are different in other fields. Kennedy has no previous known interest in Japan, Asia or international relations and is not a diplomat. But Barack Obama has chosen her to be the next ambassador to Japan. Liz Cheney, likewise, is not inhibited by anything she lacks. She went to high school in northern Virginia, college in Colorado and law school in Chicago,...
  • Caroline Kennedy nominated as ambassador to Japan

    07/24/2013 1:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 24, 2013 4:42 PM EDT | Nedra Pickler and Bradley Klapper
    President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that he is nominating former first daughter Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan, offering the most famous living member of a prominent American family a new role of service to country. Kennedy, an attorney and bestselling book editor, is being rewarded for helping put Obama in the White House where her father served until his assassination 50 years ago. If confirmed, she would be the first woman in a post where many other prominent Americans have served to strengthen a vital Asian tie. … Kennedy, 55, doesn’t have any obvious ties to Japan, a...
  • Caroline Kennedy Poised for Japan (Obama to appoint as ambassador)

    07/13/2013 7:29:32 AM PDT · by kristinn · 75 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Al Kamen
    The finishing touches are being applied to the long-anticipated formal announcement that Caroline Kennedy will be the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. SNIP Kennedy's predecessors include luminaries such as Senate majority leader Mike Mansfield, former vice president Walter Mondale, former House speaker Tom Foley and former Senate majority leader Howard Baker.
  • Great news: Chelsea Clinton open to running for office someday

    04/08/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2013 | Allahpundit
    George H.W. vs. Bill was Bush/Clinton I. Jeb vs. Hillary could be Bush/Clinton II. And if we’re very lucky, George P. will win his race for Texas land commissioner and Chelsea will ease into public service with a Senate seat in New York or something and we’ll be on track for Bush/Clinton III circa 2032. Two points about this. One: It’s proof of how insatiable the media’s appetite for dynastic politics is (especially Democratic dynasties) that this is biggish news today even though she said the same thing six months ago. You get the feeling that Chelsea could go on...
  • Caroline Kennedy Seen as Likely Choice for Japan Envoy (Groan!)

    04/01/2013 12:43:26 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former President John F. Kennedy, is close to being announced as the next United States ambassador to Japan, according to people familiar with the appointment process. The vetting of Ms. Kennedy by the White House is almost complete, and an appointment could be announced in the coming weeks, along with the names of several other choices for high-profile diplomatic posts. Bloomberg News and The Washington Post first reported that Ms. Kennedy was under consideration. Ms. Kennedy was an early supporter of President Obama, offering forceful backing as he battled Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Democratic...
  • Report: Caroline Kennedy to Be Named Ambassador to Japan

    04/01/2013 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 130 replies
    Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, will be nominated to be the next ambassador to Japan, the Washington Post reports. "Looks like there will be a Camelot East — make that Far East: Caroline Kennedy is heading to Tokyo to be the U.S. ambassador. Kennedy, whose support for President Obama during his 2008 campaign was seen as crucial, had been widely talked about as a candidate for the plum diplomatic post, but now things have apparently been firmed up," reports the Post.
  • Report: Caroline Kennedy to be next US Ambassador to Canada?

    02/07/2013 6:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 7, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Ambassadorships are the fairy dust of domestic goodwill for every President, and usually go to either big donors or prominent political supporters. While some go to professional diplomats, a significant percentage usually go to cronies for loyalty, both present and future. With that said, the latest trial balloon from State and the White House is a bit curious: Caroline Kennedy is the “leading contender” on the short list of candidates President Obama is considering to be the next ambassador to Canada, a senior Democratic official tells Fox News. Kennedy, the daughter of the late President Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,...
  • Losing Your Religion

    09/15/2012 3:46:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    On Jan. 8, 1962, President John F. Kennedy wrote a letter celebrating the work of James Cardinal Gibbons, who died in 1921. Kennedy, who rarely discussed his Catholicism, did so while describing the Cardinal: "He nobly expresses the essential traditions of my church in the United States ... the deep sympathy for the plight of the working man and of minorities, the steady concern for the betterment of society and mankind." Thus, it was somewhat startling to see JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy, invoke her father's name and describe herself as a "Catholic woman" while espousing a passionate defense of abortion...
  • Caroline Kennedy Speech: cites Catholic faith to attack the Church on reproductive rights

    09/06/2012 5:20:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 55 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 6, 2012
    AP Photo/Jim Cole Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of Democratic President John F. Kennedy, speaks during a campaign event for President Barack Obama's re-election in , Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Hart's Turkey Farm in Meredith, N.H.   The Democratic National Convention released a full transcript of Caroline Kennedy's speech to the 2012 Democratic National Convention (as prepared for delivery). Read the full text below:It's an honor to join you tonight for the most important reason I can imagine—to make sure that Barack Obama is re-elected president of the United States. Four years ago, I was inspired by the way Senator Obama...
  • Caroline Kennedy's with Obamas after reported snubs (I cant's stand to hear his voice anymore)

    08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/8/2012 | Kerry Picket
    “It really annoyed Caroline when comparisons were made by the media between Michelle and Jackie. Caroline had a word for such comparisons; she called them ‘odious.’ She really got annoyed. And when she began to fall out of love with the Obamas, love was replaced by outright scorn. Now she says things about Obama like, ‘I can’t stand to hear his voice any more. He’s a liar and worse’” Ethel Kennedy, “the matriarch of the family,” similarly felt scorned, according to Klein. He tells a story of her invitation — extended to the First Family — being ignored by the...
  • JFK Daughter Caroline Kennedy on Obama:

    08/08/2012 9:21:21 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 8, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If you'll recall, Caroline Kennedy was one of the more  fervent Obama supporters in 2008... more -here-  __________________________________________________________ h/t CST
  • (They deserve eachother:) Obama Double-Crossed Kennedy Family

    06/08/2012 1:47:21 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 53 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07 Jun 2012 | N/A
    Ed Klein’s blockbuster new best-seller about President Barack Obama chronicles Obama’s insulting snubs of staunch supporter Caroline Kennedy, the sole surviving child of President John F. Kennedy. Caroline even become so disgusted by Obama she called him a “liar and worse.” Klein’s just-released book “Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House” skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best-seller list in its first week in publication and has remained there for the third week in a row. Klein offers surprising behind-the-scenes details about Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s relationship with Caroline and other members of...
  • Caroline Kennedy praises Obama as a father

    06/17/2012 10:48:05 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 6/17/12 | BYRON TAU
    In an email Sunday, Caroline Kennedy says she understands the hardships of balancing fatherhood with the presidency — and said she admires the way that President Obama has managed it. Kennedy, daughter of the late President John Kennedy, lent her name to an Obama campaign email sent out Sunday, recounting her own days growing up in the White House. "To me, my dad was just that: a dad," Kennedy wrote. "I remember the bedtime stories -- he'd let me pick the subject (usually ponies), then make up a story on the spot." "It wasn't until I got a lot older...
  • New Obama Book Shocker: Kennedys and Obamas at War — Caroline Considers Obama a ‘Liar’

    05/14/2012 4:38:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/14/12 | Jonathan N. Seidl
    Despite endorsing Obama in 2008, JFK’s daughter Caroline now considers Obama a “liar,” according to a family source in Edward Klein’s new book on Obama called “The Amateur.” Caroline’s past support for Obama, which was mirrored by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, caused a riff in the family. In fact, Klein writes of an incident where Bobby Kennedy Jr. got in his uncle Ted‘s face over Ted’s support for the president. Some of the Kennedy’s diminishing support for the president is due to the Obamas snubbing several members of the Kennedy family on multiple occasions — one that sent Ethel...
  • Iowa judges ousted after legalizing same-sex marriage to receive Profiles in Courage Award

    05/07/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 7, 2012 | AP
    CBS/AP) BOSTON - President John F. Kennedy's only surviving child is celebrating what would have been his 95th birthday this month by honoring three Iowa judges who were ousted after the court unanimously decided to legalize same-sex marriages. . . . The three judges will receive a sterling silver ship's lantern symbolizing a beacon of hope. The award, which was designed by Kennedy's husband, Edwin Schlossberg, and crafted by Tiffany & Co., resembles one belonging to the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned warship, the USS Constitution, or "Old Ironsides."
  • New Yorkers Furious With Obama's Triple-Fundraiser

    11/30/2011 10:52:48 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    fox news ^ | November 30, 2011
    <p>Obama is visiting the 0.001%, the 0.0001%, and the 1% respectively, as he begins his evening at a private gathering in Manhattan with "25 to 30 people, each of whom paid $10,000" to giggle and make small talk with a man whose brain is processing the implications of a possible ground war with Pakistan.</p>
  • How Caroline Kennedy, Maria Shriver Helped Kill 'Kennedys' Miniseries

    01/11/2011 12:54:25 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    Holywood Reporter ^ | 1/9/2011 | Matthew Belloni
    Pressure from the Kennedy family played a key role in the History channel's decision to pull the plug on its controversial miniseries The Kennedys. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported, the eight-part miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes and masterminded by conservative 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, was abruptly yanked from the History schedule Jan. 7 before a planned airdate in the spring. In a statement to THR, a rep for History parent A&E Television Networks said that "after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand."...
  • National Enquirer: THE KENNEDY- OBAMA COLD WAR

    09/07/2010 7:38:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 71 replies
    CAROLINE KENNEDY is so ticked off at the OBAMAs she coldly snubbed them during the family's recent vacation to Martha's Vineyard, sources tell The ENQUIRER. After working hard to elect President Obama, Caroline was widely expected to host the first family at her sprawling Red Gate Farm on the island, as the Kennedys did the Clintons when they were in the White House. Instead, when the Obamas recently relaxed on Martha's Vineyard, they ended up renting the same place as last year, Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. Caroline's blatant cold-shoulder treatment is evidence of the bad blood...
  • Kennedy relative flips off crowd

    08/29/2009 11:56:36 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 87 replies · 7,389+ views
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | 8/30/09 | Mike Beaudet
    BOSTON (FOX25, myfoxboston) - A woman that appears to be the daughter of Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg gives the middle finger to an unknown crowd member during Thursday's procession. [video]
  • Caroline Kennedy Says "Now Teddy Has Become a Part of History" - Video 8/28/09

    08/29/2009 8:10:01 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 29, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video from last night of Caroline Kennedy - daughter of President John F. Kennedy - eulogizing her Uncle, Sen. Ted Kennedy. She remembered childhood trips with her uncle, and said that now "Teddy has become a part of history." . . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Vatican rejects Kennedy diplomat role (Caroline)

    08/28/2009 1:24:49 AM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies · 1,280+ views
    Irish Times.com ^ | April 13, 2009 | PADDY AGNEW
    ITALIAN MEDIA sources last weekend reported that the Holy See has rejected the possible appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US Ambassador to the Vatican. Milan-based daily Il Giornale, owned by the family of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said that the Vatican has rejected three possible choices by the Obama government for the post of US ambassador, including that of Caroline Kennedy, daughter of John F Kennedy. Il Giornale claims that the appointment of a new US ambassador to succeed Mary Ann Glendon has proved difficult because of the “strained” relations between the White House and the Holy See,...
  • Caroline Kennedy loses Uncle Ted and Camelot dims

    08/26/2009 10:54:59 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 42 replies · 2,124+ views
    Examiner ^ | August 26, 2009 | Rita Watson
    As the nation mourns Senator Edward M. Kennedy, we will again be reminded of his last major political alliance -- bringing Caroline, his shy niece, into the limelight to support Barack Obama. It was hoped that she would then follow in the Kennedy footsteps and make a push for the powerful Senate seat in New York. For a variety of reasons, she withdrew at the 11th hour. Dems embrace dynasty politics - Charles Mahtesian - Politico.com But as the last surviving Kennedy brother, Uncle Ted still had plans for Caroline, an ambassadorship was whispered. Then came the news: "Vatican sources...
  • Ladies First To The Vineyard (MObama - +also Paterson Gatesgate comments)

    07/29/2009 5:12:18 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 13 replies · 2,109+ views
    NYPost-Page Six ^ | 7-29-09 | Cindy Adams
    MICHELLE Obama and the girls will do Martha's Vineyard a week earlier than Himself. They'll stay at Caroline Kennedy's. *snip* In line with last week's story of the black Harvard professor's arrest, the Gov. recalled when he was much younger and in the house all alone. He heard a robber enter the front door. Scared to death, he jumped out a window. Arrested, the cops wouldn't let him go until he proved, by a photo he knew was inside, that it was indeed his home. "But," says the governor now, "I wasn't angry. I was just so grateful I had...
  • Caroline Kennedy called off Senate run on her children's advice (not because she was unwanted)

    05/05/2009 12:54:43 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 57 replies · 2,337+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 5th 2009 | David Saltonstall
    In the end, Caroline Kennedy's teenage children convinced her to get out of the running for the U.S. Senate, a new exposé on America's most storied political family reveals. "Mom, you are above this," older daughter Rose Kennedy Schlossberg, 19, reportedly told her mom last Jan. 21 - hours before Kennedy called Gov. Paterson to end her bid for Hillary Clinton's old Senate seat. The report in Vanity Fair magazine details for the first time what became a pivotal family meeting during which all three of Kennedy's children expressed worry over her sudden detour into electoral politics. Citing an unnamed...
  • KIDS URGED CAROLINE: QUIT, MOM (Kennedy family food fight)

    05/05/2009 3:16:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 1,326+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/5/09 | LEONARD GREENE
    'JERKED BACK TO REALITY' AMID SENATE STRESS The book "Ted Kennedy: The Dream That Never Died" -- excerpted in June's Vanity Fair -- says Caroline Kennedy's three children "told her if she was getting this worked up over getting appointed, they didn't want her in the trenches of a political campaign or a fight in Washington." Caroline may have an even bigger battle on her hands as Ted Kennedy fights brain cancer........Among those said to be vying for the post are Ted's wife, Victoria, and Joseph Kennedy, oldest son of Robert. According to a friend, Joe has "long resented Caroline,...
  • (New York) Ethics Panel Asked to Look Into (Caroline) Kennedy Leaks (by Paterson)

    04/24/2009 7:01:25 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 535+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2009 | Danny Hakim
    The state’s top ethics panel is reviewing a request from three government watchdog groups to investigate the Paterson administration’s leaks of confidential information provided by Caroline Kennedy when she was seeking appointment to the United States Senate. The ethics panel, the Commission on Public Integrity, is reviewing the request and has not decided whether to undertake an inquiry, its spokesman said on Thursday. Such an investigation could complicate Gov. David A. Paterson’s bid to be elected in his own right next year, as it would remind voters of an embarrassing blunder and enmesh him and his top aides in a...
  • Smith: Caroline To Vatican ‘Too Stupid’ To Be True

    04/14/2009 5:25:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 31 replies · 2,088+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Was Harry Smith trying to cover for Pres. Obama? Or was he simply expressing astonishment at the bone-headedness of the contemplated move? In any case, the Early Show anchor left no doubt that the notion of appointing Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador to the Vatican was a non-starter non-pareil. Chatting this morning with Bill O’Reilly, a semi-regular Early Show guest, Smith called the floating of Kennedy’s name “too stupid” to be true. HARRY SMITH: Let me ask you about this. Caroline Kennedy: there’s this story . . . BILL O’REILLY: It’s unbelievable! SMITH: Wait, wait, wait. Here’s my question: do...
  • Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador

    04/12/2009 8:35:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies · 1,536+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4/12/09 | Alex Spillius
    The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador, according to reports. Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint. Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy's daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.
  • Vatican blocks Caroline Kennedy appointment as US ambassador

    04/11/2009 1:15:55 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 298 replies · 15,199+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | April 11, 2009 | Alex Spillius
    The Vatican has blocked the appointment of Caroline Kennedy as US ambassador, according to reports. Vatican sources told Il Giornale that their support for abortion disqualified Ms Kennedy and other Roman Catholics President Barack Obama had been seeking to appoint. Mr Obama was reportedly seeking to reward John F Kennedy's daughter, who publicly gave her support to his election bid. She had been poised to replace Hillary Clinton as New York senator, but dropped out amid criticism that she lacked enough experience for the job.
  • Rock Hall: Millions Banked, Near Zero To Charity

    04/01/2009 11:59:19 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 5 replies · 448+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, April 01, 2009 | By Roger Friedman
    Joel Peresman, the head of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, saw his pay go up to $367,823 last year — an increase of 10 percent. At the same time, the Hall of Fame Foundation did almost nothing to help anyone, let alone musicians: it donated $25,000 to a New York City school fund and gave $25,000 to a scholarship fund in Cleveland. There is no line item on its new Form 990 tax federal filing for assistance to indigent musicians. Last year that amount was a whopping $4,183. ...Normally the induction ceremony takes place in New York at...
  • Poll: Paterson's popularity continues to slide

    02/25/2009 8:20:02 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies · 594+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 24, 2009
    A new poll released Tuesday shows Gov. David Paterson slumping to the lowest job approval and favorability ratings since he took office almost a year ago. The Siena College Research Institute also looked at potential 2010 election matchups and found the Democrat trailing Republican Rudy Giuliani — 51% to 36% — despite a 2-to-1 enrollment advantage for Democrats in New York. They were in a dead heat a month ago. The poll shows Democratic Attorney General Andrew Cuomo leading Paterson 51 to 38% in another possible contest. Neither Mr. Giuliani nor Mr. Cuomo have said they will challenge Mr. Paterson...
  • Watchdog Demands Investigation Into Kennedy Leak (Paterson Could Be Sued By Princess Of Camelot)

    02/06/2009 2:25:20 PM PST · by presidio9 · 6 replies · 481+ views
    CBS News ^ | Feb 6, 2009 | Marcia Kramer
    Gov. David Paterson isn't off the hook for the leaks about Caroline Kennedy. A government watchdog is demanding that the state's Commission on Public Integrity investigate, just as it did for leaks during Eliot Spitzer's "Troopergate" case. Paterson may be hesitant to cast stones at the members of his staff responsible for anonymous attacks on Caroline Kennedy after she withdrew from Senate contention, but public watchdogs are ready to throw stones at him. Should An Investigation Be Launched? Comment On This Story. Government reform advocate Blair Horner of the New York Public Research Interest Group wants the Commission on Public...
  • COULTER: LIBERAL VICTIMHOOD: A GAME YOU CAN PLAY AT HOME (Caroline Comforted by her Pony Macaroni)

    01/28/2009 2:43:20 PM PST · by Syncro · 63 replies · 2,504+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Jan 28, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    LIBERAL VICTIMHOOD: A GAME YOU CAN PLAY AT HOMEJanuary 28, 2009I notice that liberals have not challenged the overall thesis of my rocketing bestseller, "Guilty: Liberal 'Victims' and Their Assault on America," which is that liberals always play the victim in order to advance, win advantages and oppress others. I guess that would be hard to do when the corrupt Democratic governor of Illinois is running around comparing himself to Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. Indeed, you can't turn on the TV without seeing some liberal playing victim to score the game-winning point. Caroline Kennedy tried...
  • Caroline's Secret Reason

    01/26/2009 4:06:23 PM PST · by NCjim · 59 replies · 3,822+ views
    NT Post ^ | Janueay 26, 2009
    Caroline Kennedy's "personal reasons" for withdrawing from Senate consideration were not connected to damaging claims from Gov. Paterson's camp that she owed back taxes, had a nanny problem or faced a marital scandal, two sources close to her have told The Post. "The reasons she withdrew had nothing to do with the reasons that have been cited by that person close to Gov. Paterson," said one of the sources. SWISS HISS FOR GOV "And Gov. Paterson knows it," the source, raising his voice in anger, continued. The source said that Kennedy, who had been touted as the leading candidate to...
  • Andrea Outraged By Paterson Criticism Of Caroline

    01/26/2009 7:07:15 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies · 2,805+ views
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was a classic case of lèse majesté, and it left Andrea Mitchell fuming. The NBC correspondent, first on Today and later on Morning Joe, expressed outrage over the unkind words about Caroline Kennedy that New York Governor David Paterson let leak after JFK’s daughter withdrew her name from consideration for appointment to Hillary’s open Senate seat. There was a whiff of the liberal elite circling the wagons around one of their own to the way Mitchell, with an assist from Mike Barnicle, went about denouncing David Paterson. MIKA BRZEZINSKI: So Andrea, how would you characterize the emotions that the...
  • Caroline Kennedy (Finally) Killed Camelot

    01/26/2009 5:33:41 AM PST · by theothercheek · 17 replies · 760+ views
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | January 25, 2009 | The Stiletto
    As Caroline Kennedy (AKA “The Princess of Camelot”) unhappily found out, that most congenial spot for happily-ever-aftering is not located in NY. ... During the press conference in which he announced his choice, Patterson said Kirsten Gillibrand is “dynamic, she’s articulate, she is perceptive, she’s courageous, she is outspoken.” In other words, she is everything Kennedy is not. Note: The Stiletto writes about politics and other stuff at The Stiletto Blog, chosen an Official Honoree in the Political Blogs category by the judges of the 12th Annual Webby Awards (the Oscars of the online universe) along with CNN Political Ticker
  • Eating Popcorn, Watching Democrats Make Fools Of Themselves

    01/26/2009 5:21:12 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 13 replies · 707+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 26, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I'm sure a lot of Republican politicians are asking themselves this question: "How on earth can these chumps have beaten us in November?" Look at the last couple of months since the election. The very worst, most hilarious, most ridiculous, most asinine behavior of Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges - combined - looks downright competent compared to the Democrats. First we had the pee-in-your-pants-funny meltdown over corrupt Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appointment of pompous blowhard Rolland Burris to fill Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. Democrats - who initially called for a special election until it occurred to them...
  • Kennedys Want Revenge: Report

    01/25/2009 6:20:01 PM PST · by RDTF · 160 replies · 5,030+ views
    NBC DC ^ | Jan 25, 2009
    The Kennedy family is seeking revenge against New York Gov. David Paterson for his treatment of Caroline Kennedy during her aborted bid for the senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton, the New York Post reported "The governor's going to pay for this," a prominent Democrat told the New York Post. "Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor." -snip-
  • KENNEDYS LIVID AS GOV ASKED CAROLINE TO 'LIE'

    01/25/2009 2:41:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 3,388+ views
    nypost.com ^ | January 25, 2009 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS and BRAD HAMILTON
    An "apoplectic" Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson's office and is spoiling for revenge, several sources close to the clan have told The Post. "The governor's going to pay for this," said a well-placed Democrat. "Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor."
  • KENNEDYS LIVID AS GOV ASKED CAROLINE TO 'LIE'

    01/25/2009 7:09:47 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 163 replies · 6,155+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 25, 2009 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS and BRAD HAMILTON
    An "apoplectic" Kennedy family is seething over the rough treatment that heiress apparent Caroline got from Gov. Paterson's office and is spoiling for revenge, several sources close to the clan have told The Post. "The governor's going to pay for this," said a well-placed Democrat. "Ted is furious. The family is furious. The Kennedys are now against the governor." Among Paterson's offenses was a request that Caroline lie about her unexpected withdrawal for "personal" reasons, according to NY magazine. "You can't withdraw. You've got to stay in this thing, and I'll just not pick you," Paterson reportedly told her over...
  • Speaker Pelosi: "Reason NY Gov Picked Kirsten Gillibrand Over Caroline Kennedy?" Sexism!

    01/25/2009 10:07:15 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 78 replies · 3,005+ views
    ABC "This Week with,,, with,,,,, well,,,, whomever" | Nancy Pelosi
    In an exclusive interview with ABC George Streptococcus, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi again demonstrated her clear and concise view of America and American politics. Asked why New York Governor Patterson tapped Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand for Hillary's abandoned senate seat, rather than Caroline Kennedy, the Speaker had a ready answer. "Sexism!" I won't bore you with a reminded that like most humans named Kirsten, the new senator checked "female" on her driver's license application. It goes much deeper than that. Pelosi thinks the choice wasn't because now-Senator Gillibrand has years of elective government service experience. It wasn't because she...
  • Source: Gov. Paterson was underwhelmed with Caroline Kennedy from the start

    01/24/2009 3:23:19 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies · 736+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | January 24, 2008 | Kenneth Lovett
    She lost him at "hello." Gov. Paterson was completely underwhelmed with Caroline Kennedy from their first conversation about Hillary Clinton's Senate seat, a source close to the governor said. Paterson's thinking has become clearer in the two days since Kennedy withdrew her name for the Senate seat that Friday went to upstate Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-Hudson). Friends said Paterson was adamant that she was never going to be appointed, even though she was considered the front-runner. Paterson was turned off when Kennedy first called him and asked if she "could" be considered for the seat. By asking if she could,...
  • GOV SAYS CAROLINE TURNED 'NASTY'

    01/24/2009 5:55:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 83 replies · 688+ views
    NY Post ^ | 1/24/09 | BRAD HAMILTON and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Gov. Paterson rapped Caroline Kennedy at a private event the night before he tapped Kirsten Gillibrand for the Senate, telling guests Kennedy had been "nasty" to him and shown "disrespect" with how she bowed out, attendees told The Post. The governor's attack came just hours after his office issued a statement wishing her well and disavowing quotes from a source close to him who had told The Post Kennedy had never been in true contention for the seat and was "mired" in personal issues.