Category: News Tracking

Why an Emblematic American City has Turned to Trump

Timothy Aeppel, Reuters – August 30, 3016

For this group of mostly white, working-class men, the last two decades have brought much loss. In this election – with the victory of the populist Donald Trump as the Republican Party nominee and the strong run by the populist Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party crown – many say they feel they’re finally being heard again.

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Tim Kaine Questions Trump Doctor’s Note: “He Won’t Even Release Credible Information”

Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – August 30, 2016

Kaine also addressed accusations, fueled at various points this year by Trump campaign surrogates and some right-wing websites, that Clinton, 68, is suffering from a lack of stamina or an unknown disease. These claims, Kaine said Tuesday, are simply “conspiracy theories from the fringes of the internet.” “Can I give you an up close and personal on this? I have been on the trail with Hillary for five weeks and I can barely keep up with her,” he said to scattered laughs across the pier, calling Clinton “one tough and healthy person.” “She has been running on full speed for 17 months.”

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Clinton Names Warren Ally to Transition Team

Kimberly Hefling and Michael Stratford, Politico – August 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton has named a progressive with close ties to Elizabeth Warren to her transition team in a move that seems aimed at mollifying liberals unhappy with earlier choices. POLITICO has learned that Rohit Chopra, who battled for-profit colleges and loan servicers as the student loan ombudsman at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has joined the team.

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Fashion Extends Its Support for Hillary Clinton

Vanessa Friedman, New York Times – August 30, 2016

As of next month, when new ads will appear in the giant September fashion magazines, there will be yet another unabashed pro-Clinton campaign in the offing, thanks to Elie Tahari. Photographed by James Macari and titled “Madam President,” it features a model in a red sheath dress in the Oval Office; in a gray lace-sleeved number, speaking from behind a lectern with the presidential seal; and in a narrow black trouser suit, amid a walk-and-talk briefing surrounded by American flags and Secret Service men in what looks like the Capitol.

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Meet Hillary Clinton’s Anger Translator

Glenn Thrush, Politico – August 29, 2016

Neera Tanden still feels the Bern, and — to her chagrin — so does Hillary Clinton. Tanden, a longtime Clinton confidante and influential policy-politics-communications adviser, likes Sanders, respects his people (after dutifully detesting them in the primary) and helped broker the progressive policy deal that led to Bernie Sanders’ early-summer surrender.

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Could a President Hillary Clinton erase sexism? Americans Say No.

Danielle Paquette, Washington Post – August 29, 2016

Can a female president curb sexism? A new survey from the Associated Press and the NORC Center for Public Affairs Research conveys young Americans have little faith she could. The national poll of 1,096 adults found 60 percent thought a Clinton administration would have no effect on the level of discrimination against women. (Just a quarter said they would expect conditions to improve.)

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The Demographic and Support Shifts at the Core of Donald Trump’s Electoral Problem

Philip Bump, Washington Post – August 29, 2016

The divergence between white men without degrees and white women with degrees is more obvious here, plotting three dimensions of information: percent of the electorate (circle size) versus year of election and margin of support. Note how big the red and purple outlined circles were in 1980 relative to 2012. That’s the decline in the density of the white vote without degrees.

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Male Model Eric Turner Goes Shirtless for #HunksforHillary

I Agree to See – August 29, 2016

Male fitness model Eric Turner is trying to start a movement to help get Hillary Clinton elected – with the hashtag #HunksforHillary, which is accompanied with a shirtless picture. Turner teamed up with Miami-based photographer Abel Cruz to take the picture and start the hashtag.

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Hillary Clinton Has Been ‘Finding Her Voice’ Since 1993

Olivia Nuzzi – The Daily Beast, August 28, 2016

A review of media coverage of Clinton reveals that the Associated Press, USA Today, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Observer, Bloomberg, Politico, The Fiscal Times, US News and The Hill, among other local and international publications, have reported on Clinton “finding her voice” some 19 times since 1993—and that doesn’t include the countless instances it’s been said on television or radio.  

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