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Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat, flying over Baghdad (Photo provided)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, Democrat, flying over Baghdad (Photo provided)

In-depth: Gillibrand says troops should withdraw from Iraq within six months

Debate over the Iraq War continues to intensify, in Washington DC and around the country. In May, we spoke in-depth with North Country Republican John McHugh to hear his perspective. Last week, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, co-sponsored a bill that would begin a pull-out of U.S. troops over the next six months. Brian Mann spoke in depth about the latest developments with Gillibrand, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.  Go to full article

Gillibrand votes to withdraw troops

By next April, the House of Representatives wants all American troops out of Iraq except for a limited residual force. The Democratic-led House passed the measure soon after gatting an interim report on Iraq that shows only spotty military and political progress. The North Country's Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand voted yesterday with the majority to withdraw American troops from Iraq. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article
GOP National Committeeman Sandy Treadwell
GOP National Committeeman Sandy Treadwell

Treadwell builds war chest for Gillibrand seat

Essex County Republican Sandy Treadwell raised more than $330,000 this quarter in his bid to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand. As Brian Mann reports, Treadwell hopes to establish himself as the GOP's best hope to retake the seat.  Go to full article

Gillibrand seeks funds for Lake Placid

Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking $6.8 million in federal monies for improvements to Olympic Regional Development venues in the Lake Placid area. Its one of several dozen funding requests Gillibrand has recommended including in federal budget bills. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Gillibrand faces early GOP opposition

North Country Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference Wednesday in Albany to raise support for a pro-union bill now in Congress. Union Leaders say the "Free Choice Act" would make it easier for workers to unionize. Just three months after her upset victory, Gillibrand is already facing opposition from Republicans. A GOP official says Republican leaders will target the 20th Congressional district seat in 2008. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (File photo)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand (File photo)

Gillibrand supports Iraq war resolution

Debate continues in the House over a non-binding resolution that supports American troops in Iraq but condemns President Bush's plan to add 20,000 additional combat soldiers. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand joined the debate. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Rep. Gillibrand's floor speech in Iraq resolution debate

Complete audio of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's floor speech (2/14/07) in the debate of a nonbinding resolution opposing the administration plan for a 21,500 troop increase in US forces in Iraq. Speech from Rep. Arcuri will follow.  Go to full article
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY-20 (File photo)
Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY-20 (File photo)

Rep. Gillibrand goes to Washington

Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is settling in for her first term in Washington. The Democrat, who represents parts of the Adrirondacks, as well as the Champlain Valley and Glens Falls, won an upset victory over Republican John Sweeney in November. Gillibrand spoke with Brian Mann about her first weeks on the job. She says she's comfortable with the direction taken by the Democratic leadership in the House, especially on the Iraq War. Gillibrand says President Bush's planned build-up of forces in Iraq is misguided.  Go to full article
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo:  G. Brill)
Protest in Saranac Lake (Photo: G. Brill)

Peace protesters oppose Bush's "troop surge"

President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq sparked protests yesterday around the country. Hundreds of marchers crammed a traffic island in Times Square in New York City. Protesters also gathered in this region, with marches in Elizabethtown, Glens Falls, and in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard from a rally in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake.  Go to full article
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington
Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, from Hudson, heads to Washington

Gillibrand stuns Sweeney, Republicans

It was a devastating night for New York's Republicans. Democrats unseated two incumbents and captured an open seat vacated by Republican Sherwood Boehlert. Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri, a Democrat, ran away with the 24rd congressional district race, beating state Senator Ray Meier by an astonishing 9 percentage points. One of the night's biggest upsets came in the 20th Congressional district, which stretches from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand ran a smart and sometimes nasty campaign to unseat 4-term incumbent John Sweeney. As Brian Mann reports, Sweeney's was seen as safe just a week ago.  Go to full article

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