Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sources: Caroline Kennedy withdraws name for Senate seat

(CNN) -- Caroline Kennedy, who was widely considered the front-runner for an appointment to replace Hillary Clinton as U.S. senator from New York, will remove herself from consideration for that post, according to three Democratic sources.
Democratic sources said Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration for the Senate seat.

Democratic sources said Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration for the Senate seat.

Sources told CNN that, as of about 8 p.m. Wednesday, she had not yet informed New York Gov. David Paterson of her decision. And as the evening wore on, confusion still surrounded the situation -- sources telling CNN they were unsure of exactly where the decision stood.

The 51-year-old daughter of President John F. Kennedy indicated her interest in filling the seat after Clinton was nominated to be U.S. secretary of state.

Clinton was sworn in to her new position after being confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday.

Since President Obama selected Clinton for the post, virtually all of the buzz about her replacement centered around Kennedy. But as the weeks dragged on, polling showed her popularity among New Yorkers dwindling.

Kennedy's decision to bow out comes a day after her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy, suffered a seizure at a luncheon after Obama's inauguration. Doctors said the seizure was triggered by fatigue. Sen. Kennedy, 76, was diagnosed with brain cancer last May.

Sen. Kennedy Released From Hospital After Seizure

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Kennedy stricken at luncheon

Senator Edward Kennedy fell ill and may have suffered a seizure a short time ago at the Capitol luncheon where President Obama and Vice President Biden were being honored.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Senate hopeful Kennedy meets with NY governor

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York Gov. David Paterson met with Senate hopeful Caroline Kennedy Saturday afternoon, but the governor's spokesman said details of the meeting will be kept private.

Lifting Veil of Privacy, Friends Discuss Kennedy

Lifting veil of privacy, Caroline Kennedy's friends discuss woman who would be senator
By SAMANTHA GROSS Associated Press Writer
NEW YORK January 11, 2009 (AP)
The Associated Press

In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 file photo, then Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., waves to supporters with Caroline Kennedy, after she endorsed him during a rally at American University in Washington. Although she was no stranger to politics, much was made of the daughter of a president and niece of two senators' decision to go public last January with her support of then-candidate Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) Collapse

When community groups and the Board of Education were caught in an acrimonious dispute over an arts program, education officials brought in a fixer: Caroline Kennedy.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lamar Waldron's New Book "Legacy of Secrecy" in the news

New document shows FBI informant quotes Marcello ordered JFK assassination.

CNN video story on the book.


Friday, January 2, 2009

Officials: It's Caroline

Officials: It's Caroline

The AP reports that officials are saying Caroline Kennedy will be New York's next senator:

Officials say the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy will be the governor's choice to fill the New York Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Two people close to Gov. David Paterson tell The Associated Press they believe Caroline Kennedy will be his choice, but the governor cautions he's still looking.

"The AP story is incorrect," Paterson spokesman Errol Cockfield said in response. "There is no front-runner, and the governor is not on the verge of any decision."