Paul Waldman, The Week – July 31, 2015
Isn’t it long past time we figured out which presidential candidate can do the most pull-ups? The answer seems obvious, at least to Rick Perry, still hale and hearty at 65. When asked about the way Donald Trump had insulted his intelligence (“He put glasses on so people will think he’s smart. It just doesn’t work”), Perry responded, “Let’s get a pull-up bar out there and see who can do more pull-ups.”
Jill Filipovic, Cosmopolitan – July 30, 2015
As the presidential primaries approach, the biggest battleground may not be Iowa or New Hampshire, but women’s bodies and reproductive rights. Republican presidential candidates are taking loud and aggressive anti-abortion positions, and that’s giving some women’s rights advocates flashbacks to four years ago.
Helaine Olen, Slate – July 30, 2015
According to the New York Post, a bank of elevators at Bergdorf Goodman was temporarily shut down on Friday so that Hillary Clinton could get a trim at the pricey John Barrett Salon on the ninth floor.
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa, New York Times (Women in the World) – July 30, 2015
Carly Fiorina has little if any chance of becoming the Republican presidential nominee in 2016, let alone America’s next president, but she seems undeterred, and labors on tirelessly, making the obligatory pit stops in key states, delivering painstaking policy speeches at places like the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, and holding telephonic town-hall meetings with call-ins from citizens who embrace her conservative views.
Adam Edelman, New York Daily News – July 30, 2015
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested Thursday that he could put Carly Fiorina on his 2016 ticket if he were he to win his party’s presidential nomination. “I’ll tell you from my perspective one of the people who I’ve dealt with over the course of the years that possibly may be on that stage with me, Carly Fiorina,” Perry said on Fox Business Network of the former tech executive and current presidential competitor.
Mattie Kahn, Elle – July 30, 2015
When Carly Fiorina outlines her vision for America, the presidential candidate uses a language in which she is fluent. She talks about “potential” and “entrepreneurship.” She calls for ambition and “performance.” She wants to see results. And she is determined to convince voters she knows how to get them. The former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and only Republican woman in the race means business.
Chris Cassidy, Boston Herald – July 29, 2015
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton embraced the “gender card” — and used it to slam Republicans — during a pair of
Granite State campaign stops yesterday.
Elise Vieback, The Sydney Morning Herald – July 29, 2015
The only young woman in Donald Trump’s inner political circle sits about a metre away from him on his private jet, head down, working on a laptop. This is the eye of the storm, and this is Hope Hicks: Trump’s media handler, corporate aide and the figure responsible for executing the details of the most surprising and divisive political rise in recent memory.
Adam Lerner, Politico – July 28, 2015
Donald Trump has succeeded in alienating many of his fellow Republicans with his personal attacks, but if he does win in November 2016 and is forced to assemble a cabinet of GOP allies, he knows exactly whom he would call on: Sarah Palin.
Jeremy Diamond, CNN – July 28, 2015
Donald Trump distanced himself Tuesday from comments one of his top advisers made in an explosive interview while defending the Republican presidential candidate from a decades-old rape accusation.