Kirsten A. Powers (born 1969) is a Democrat political analyst on CNN and a columnist for the New York Post and the Daily Beast. She regularly appears on Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN Tonight with Don Lemon and The Lead with Jake Tapper. She had previously been an analyst with Fox News Channel. Before that, Powers served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Affairs for the Clinton Administration. She went on to become Vice President at the AOL-Time Warner Foundation.
Despite being an atheist most of her adult life she has converted to Christianity. Although a liberal, she has criticized the liberal establishment on several occasions, most notably in opposition to late term abortion. She heavily criticized the media for its blackout of the trial of Kermit Gosnell, and also stated that the California Federation of Teachers' propaganda cartoon "Tax the Rich" was a disgusting hitpiece alongside Sean Hannity and Tucker Carson. She briefly dated Anthony Weiner in 2002, but has become a critic of Weiner's actions.
On CNN on November 16, 2018, Powers declared that white women who voted for Donald Trump for President in the 2016 election were "racist", ignoring the fact that she is herself white and exposing herself as a racist in the process. She drew a great deal of criticism against her for a similar post regarding "cultural appropriation" on her Twitter account.