Kirsten Powers
American politician
Kirsten Powers
Kirsten A. Powers is an American columnist, blogger, pundit, and political commentator. Powers, a political analyst on Fox News, appears regularly on shows such as The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Sunday, Special Report with Bret Baier and Freedom Watch. She is a regular guest host on the morning Fox News Radio show Kilmeade & Friends and a columnist for the New York Post and the Daily Beast.
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Kirsten Powers joins CNN from Fox News
CNN - 7 months
Kirsten Powers, a regular on Fox News for the past decade, is switching channels.
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Have liberals ruined college?
Fox News - almost 2 years
Kirsten Powers on the controversies
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Abortion debate goes beyond moral issues: Your Say
USA Today - almost 2 years
Reactions to Kirsten Powers column, Indiana woman sentenced after self-abortion           
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Kirsten Powers: 'Safe-space' America dangerous to dissenters
USA Today - almost 2 years
Accusations of hate speech are so mainstream, they scare or force opponents into silence           
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Christians thrown overboard migrant ship left to drown
Fox News - almost 2 years
Kirsten Powers reacts
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Kirsten Powers: Christians thrown overboard left to drown by Obama
USA Today - almost 2 years
Obama only mentions Christians to lecture them, rather than defend them from persecution.           
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Kirsten Powers: Hillary Clinton owns big security edge
USA Today - almost 2 years
Her cred on foreign policy is much stronger than the Democratic brand.           
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Kirsten Powers: Christianity's new look on gays
USA Today - almost 3 years
Church has done this before on slavery, the solar system and divorce.
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Paul's misguided war on Hillary: Column (Kirsten Powers/USA Today)
Memeorandum - about 3 years
Kirsten Powers / USA Today: Paul's misguided war on Hillary: Column  —  Senator's attempt to tar her with her husband with Lewinsky affair isn't working.  —  Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is trying to prove there is no GOP “war on women” by launching a war on one woman: Hillary Clinton.  He has suddenly been afflicted …
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Powers on the Affordable Care Act: ‘I’m getting tired of defending Obamacare'
Fox News - about 3 years
Fox News contributor and USA Today columnist Kirsten Powers said Tuesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” she’s tired of defending ObamaCare.
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See email I just received from Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers
Fox News - about 3 years
Under ordinary circumstances I would ask a colleague before posting an email but I figured that it might look self serving if I did and Kirsten said yes. So..without asking her….I am posting below the email I received from her that she did not send to get attention but to get help for others. The content of the email says a whole lot about Kirsten….and you may not have known what she does when she is not on TV. The email was sent to a broad distribution of people. Makes me proud to have Kirsten a colleague. Read: —- Hi — As I’m sure everyone has noticed…it is VERY cold in DC. Now just imagine if you were outside most of the day and night with no way to get warm. This is the plight of many of DC’s homeless. I have been working with a few homeless shelters and they are DESPERATE for coats for the homeless. They additionally need gloves and hats. If you have anything that you are not using and would like to donate them, you can give them to me and I’ll get them to the shelters, ...
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Wendy Davis and the Pete Wilson Factor
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The past couple of weeks have been challenging for Texas State Senator Wendy Davis's campaign to become the next Governor of Texas. Wayne Slater's Dallas Morning News article about Davis's life story, particularly the fact that her children stayed with her husband in Texas while she attended Harvard Law School, has triggered a series of attacks on Davis's character by conservatives, many of which are of a sexist and vulgar nature. As Kirsten Powers pointed out in The Daily Beast: Since news broke in the Dallas Morning News that the Texas gubernatorial candidate had support from her then-husband while she attended Harvard Law School, conservatives have been apoplectic. The right has been heaping scorn upon Davis because she and her husband decided that their children should stay in Texas with him while she studied in Boston...For crying out loud, she didn't leave her children on the side of the road. She left them to live with their father. It's fair to criticize Davis for her misleadi ...
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Powers: Obama is 'basically just creating chaos' with healthcare fix
Fox News - over 3 years
Kirsten Powers slammed President Obama on "Special Report with Bret Baier" Thursday, both for the increasingly botched healthcare rollout and for his proposed fix that the President says would allow consumers with cancelled insurance plans to keep their coverage.
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Panel Plus: 10/6
Fox News - over 3 years
Watch the ‘FOX News Sunday' panel, George Will, Kirsten Powers, Karl Rove and Joe Tripp as they discuss the National Park Service closed during slimdown
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Powers: If House defunds ObamaCare, 'we're headed for a shutdown'
Fox News - over 3 years
Kirsten Powers, columnist for The Daily Beast and Fox New contributor, said on 'Special Report With Bret Baier' that if Republicans try once more to defund ObamaCare, "we're headed for a shutdown."
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Panel Plus: 8/25
Fox News - over 3 years
Watch the ‘FOX News Sunday' panel: Scott Brown, Kirsten Powers, David Webb and Juan Williams as they discuss Syria
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Protecting the United States
Fox News - almost 4 years
Kirsten Powers on drone debate
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Sister Mary Ann Walsh: Media Challenge Their Own
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kirsten Powers, a USA Today opinion writer, and Conor Friedersdorf, a staff writer at The Atlantic, proved their journalistic chops last week. The two writers challenged fellow journalists to give appropriate coverage to the horrific details of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in the City of Brotherly Love. The trial began March 18. Powers' opinion piece was brief, about 600 words, but packed a wallop. Titled "We've forgotten what belongs on Page One," it notes that the horror of barbaric, illegal, late-term abortions reached unprecedented levels for modern times in Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion mill. It also argued that national media seem to be ignoring the ghoulish tale. Friedersdorf, in a more than 3,800-word essay, titled "Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story," plows through a sickening grand jury report of the deaths of babies and women. The grand jury report describes late-term babies born alive during abortion attempts, and then being "s ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kirsten Powers
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 47
    She joined CNN officially as a commentator on 22 August 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Powers wrote a column for The American Prospect and her numerous articles have appeared in USA Today, Elle, the New York Observer, Salon, and the Wall Street Journal. In 2005 journalist Ben Smith wrote that Powers was "emerging as one of the Democratic Party’s national voices." Powers was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her parents were archaeologists, with Irish-American heritage. She credits her interest in politics and debate with being "expected to state and defend my positions on the issues of the day every night at dinner." She graduated from the University of Maryland and attended Georgetown University Law School for a year and a half. Powers served in the Clinton administration as the deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs. She left to become the vice president for international communications at America Online. After AOL's merger with Time Warner, she became a vice president at the AOL-Time Warner Foundation.
  • 2015
    Age 46
    In 2015, she authored The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech, which was published by Regnery Press.
    More Details Hide Details Powers supports universal health care, believing to be a moral imperative to supply health care to all Americans. Thus, she initially supported Obama's health care reform but later became critical of its implementation. She lamented that the laws resulted in a doubling of costs: "if I want to keep the same health insurance, it's going to cost twice as much." She later opined: "A lot of people who have really been screwed over by the law and are left without insurance or with extremely expensive insurance", and agreed with a Ron Fournier headline in National Journal, "Why I'm getting tired of defending Obamacare." She opposed the "don't ask, don't tell" on homosexuals serving in the military, and supports civil unions for same-sex couple. She also believes that churches should be left "to perform the kinds of marriages that they want".
  • 2011
    Age 42
    Powers opposed the Iraq war and supports the right of countries to choose their own governments free of outside influence. However, in 2011 she criticized Americans' lack of concern about the Muslim Brotherhood rising to power in Egypt as "naivete". Her concern partly derived from her then-husband Marty Makary being of Coptic origin. Powers opposes the death penalty and supports the pro-life movement. She opposes elective late-term abortions. Powers briefly dated former Congressman Anthony Weiner in 2002, and remained his close friend after their romantic relationship ended. After initially defending him when the story of Weiner's sexting scandal surfaced in May 2011, Powers later condemned his conduct and called for his resignation from Congress. Powers married Marty Makary, Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, in January 2010; the couple divorced in 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 37
    The process of conversion began when she dated a religious Christian man, who introduced her to the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and the teachings of its pastor, Tim Keller, and culminated in an experience in 2006 when, during a trip to Taiwan, she believes that she had an epiphany of Jesus Christ.
    More Details Hide Details She has called her conversion "a bit of a mind bender" due to her political beliefs and former atheism, and prefers the term "orthodox Christian" over "evangelical" to describe herself, given the cultural baggage around the latter term. She has said that the biggest impact her new-found faith had on her political beliefs was that she came to "view everyone as God's child and that God offers the gift of salvation." On October 10, 2015, Powers was received into the Catholic Church.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 23
    She began her career as a Democratic Party staff assistant with the Clinton-Gore presidential transition team in 1992, followed by an appointment as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs in the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998.
    More Details Hide Details She subsequently worked in various roles including press secretary, communications consultant and party consultant. She also serves as a columnist to USA Today, Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and was a contributor on Fox News.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Age 0
    Born in 1969.
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