Category: News Tracking

Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Kiss Babies. That a Problem?

Patrick Healy, New York Times – October 31, 2015

For a candidate who has inspired the most impassioned followers since Barack Obama in 2008, Mr. Sanders is surprisingly impersonal, even uninterested, in one-on-one exchanges — the sort of momentary encounters in which a candidate can show warmth and humility by gripping every open palm.

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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Blasts ‘The View’ For Attacking Carly Fiorina’s Looks

Judah Robinson, Huffington Post – October 30, 2015

Baldwin showed a clip from ABC’s “The View,” in which the show’s co-hosts mocked Fiorina’s smile during Wednesday’s CNBC Republican primary debate. Michelle Collins went as far as to say Fiorina looked “demented,” a criticism that was echoed by Whoopi Goldberg. Joy Behar jumped in and said Fiorina’s face should be turned into a Halloween mask.


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Clinton vs. Fiorina: Feminists Who Can’t Agree on Anything

Rebecca Ruiz, Mashable – October 30, 2015

Clinton and Fiorina’s policies are as divergent as their philosophies. One believes identity is directly tied to economic and social opportunity; the other rejects so-called identity politics and envisions a merit-based path to equality.


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Clinton Allies Shout ‘Sexism’ at Sanders

Annie Karni, Politico – October 30, 2015

The once respectful Democratic primary has devolved into a slugfest about gender, with Hillary Clinton surrogates expressing outrage over how Bernie Sanders is conducting his campaign — even calling for him to fire his staff over alleged sexist remarks.

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Are Women Allowed to Be President?

Steven Nelson, US News and World Report – October 30, 2015

It’s a question that’s rarely asked and on its face seems ridiculous: Are women allowed to become president of the United States? But nearly a century after women gained the constitutional right to vote, many Americans would be surprised to find the answer isn’t simple. That’s because Article II of the Constitution, which lays out the qualifications and duties of the president, uses the word “he” 16 times to describe the holder of that office.

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Carly Fiorina and the Problem of Smiling While Woman

Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post – October 29, 2015

Female participants in a bevy of psychology studies also reported smiling more often than male participants. A 2003 report found sex differences in smiling were larger when respondents reacted to environments that called for “gender-appropriate behavior.” Another from 1990 found women in simulated job interviews smiled more than men, even when they played a hiring manager.

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At third GOP Debate, a Fading Fiorina Returned to Core Strategy of her Campaign

Andrew Tavani, New York Times – Women in the World – October 29, 2015

With her polling numbers, and maybe even her entire campaign, fading as Wednesday night’s third GOP debate gave the candidates and the moderators (indeed the whole viewing audience) whiplash, Carly Fiorina returned to the very position that she began crafting even before she officially launched her 2016 bid: the anti-Hillary Clinton.

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Carly Fiorina is Just Plain Wrong on this ‘Fact’

Heather Long, CNN Money – October 29, 2015

t’s an old figure pulled from the failed Mitt Romney 2012 playbook. At that time, many factchecking groups, including the Washington Post and Politifact, debunked the claim. The only way to get a number that’s close to what she says is to pick odd start and end dates such as starting in January 2009 and ending in March 2012. That’s very arbitrary, and it certainly doesn’t cover Obama’s entire first term. The Romney campaign stopped using that statistic because the facts changed. Hiring started picking up in 2012.

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Were Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina Right About Women’s Wages in the GOP Debate?

Lydia Dishman, Fast Company – October 29, 2015

Fiorina’s comment about the 92% of jobs lost were held by women doesn’t hold up under closer inspection. Fiorina likely cribbed this number from Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2012. Back then, PolitiFact’s analysts found the statement to be false.

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Pro-Clinton Super PAC Calls Rubio A ‘Mansplainer’ For Talking To His Wife

Chuck Ross, The Daily Caller – October 29, 2015

In a new video released on Thursday, Priorities USA accused Rubio of being a “mansplainer” for saying during the GOP contest that “I tried early in my marriage explaining to my wife why someone named Sallie Mae was taking $1,000 out of our bank account every month.”

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