Category: News Tracking

Are ‘Security Moms’ Back? The Women Who Could Stop Donald Trump In Iowa

Abigail Adams, International Business Times – January 30, 2016

After the high-profile terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino last year, a CBS News/New York Times poll in December found that more Americans were concerned about future terrorist threats than at any point since right after Sept. 11, 2001. In the months since the attacks, the feeling has remained particularly strong among women, at least in the early-voting state of Iowa.

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Not All Presidential Candidates Want to Solve Pay Inequality

Ally Boguhn, RH Reality Check – January 29, 2016

Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions. Although the gender wage gap has narrowed since the 1970s, when women were paid 59 percent of what men were for the same job, research suggests that women are still paid 79 cents for every man’s dollar. But who among the field of 2016 presidential candidates is committed to changing that?

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The Difference of Men and Women Voice Overs in Political Ads

Rana King, Voice Over Herald – January 29, 2016

In a study published in Political Communication in 2015 – In a Different Voice? Explaining the Use of Men and Women as Voice-Over Announcers in Political Advertising, the researchers, led by Patricia Strach of the University at Albany used comprehensive database of more than 7,000 ads aired during the US elections in 2010 and 2012, and audience and voters profile to investigate how the gender used in the voice over in political ads influences choices.

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The Untold Story of Bernie Sanders, High School Track Star

Philip Bump, The Washington Post – January 29, 2016

Some might see a metaphor buried in here — a tale about a guy who is a surprisingly strong runner, who comes in 18th in the race that makes the papers but wins races that no one expects, about a guy who comes from out of nowhere, trains hard and makes the competition nervous. But this is just an article about sports.

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Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Is Concerned About the ‘Berniebro,’ As They Maybe Should Be

Joanna Rothkopf, Jezebel – January 29, 2016

“We love our supporters and we know we wouldn’t be here without you all, but it does add a layer of complexity when we have to track what you all do during some moments when we are shaping our messaging,” Sanders’ digital media director Hector Sigala followed up on Reddit. “Above all: just know you represent our movement and be respectful with those who disagree with you.”

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Equal Pay Litigant Lilly Ledbetter Endorses Clinton

Anne Gearan, The Washington Post – January 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton won the endorsement Friday of the woman behind federal legislation making it easier for women to challenge their employers over unequal pay. Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the first law President Obama signed in 2009, said Clinton is a “fierce and uncompromising champion for women, for basic fairness, and for opportunity for everyone.”

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The Women Who Should Love Hillary Clinton

Gail Sheehy, New York Times – January 29, 2016

Mrs. Clinton’s pollster, Joel Benenson, was adamant that nothing had changed among Mrs. Clinton’s base. “Her women peers are still her strongest supporters and why she’s leading in every single state polled, by significant margins.” The campaign knows it needs these peers, of course: Women vote in greater numbers than men, and older people have higher voting rates than younger voters.

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