Category: News Tracking

Clinton’s Coalition: Hispanic Support Appears To Be Up, Black Turnout Down

David Wasserman, FiveThirtyEight – October 31, 2016

The FBI may have injected last-minute uncertainty into the presidential race, but with eight days to go, the contours of Hillary Clinton’s coalition are coming into sharper focus. It’s not yet clear whether it will match the breadth of President Obama’s coalition, which was sufficient for a majority in both 2008 and 2012. But even if it doesn’t, it could be sufficient for a plurality.

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Why More Women’s Magazines are Taking a Political Stand this Election

Emma Bazilian, AdWeek – October 31, 2016

In mid-October, Vogue officially came out in support of Hillary Clinton—the first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate in the magazine’s history. “In the past, Vogue has made every effort to profile Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, but our editors recognized that this election required a different approach,” a spokesperson for the magazine said, adding that “the response has been tremendous.”

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Priorities Super PAC Closing Anti-Trump Argument to Women: ‘How Does He Make You Feel?’

Dan Merica, CNN – October 31, 2016

Priorities USA, Hillary Clinton’s top-dollar super PAC, will begin airing an ad that it hopes will compel women to ask themselves how Donald Trump make them feel. Set to Carole King’s “Natural Woman” — and sung by King’s daughter Louise Goffin — the super PAC has produced an ad that features shots of both unknown and famous women, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride and Clinton, over the song. The ad, though, takes a turn near the end and closes with some of Trump’s more offensive words about women set on top of King’s song.

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Significance of Clinton Campaign Overshadowed by Bitterness of U.S. Election

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Inside Elizabeth Warren’s Behind-the-Scenes Strategy for Pressuring Hillary Clinton

October 31, 2016

“Treasury’s failure to issue guidance will harm borrowers and taxpayers,” she wrote in the letter, sent this month. Warren’s letter provides a window into a key strategy that the influential Massachusetts Democrat could deploy to drive progressive policies in a new presidential administration. Already, Warren and other liberal lawmakers have made it clear that they will oppose high-level appointments of people who have ties to Wall Street or who have supported free trade and financial deregulation

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Sen. Burr Apologizes for Suggesting Clinton Should Have a ‘Bull’s-Eye’ on Her

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr apologized Monday for joking over the weekend that he was surprised a gun magazine didn’t have a “bull’s-eye” on its image of Hillary Clinton. “The comment I made was inappropriate, and I apologize for it,” Burr said in a statement Monday to CNN, which first reported his comment.

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Why More Women’s Magazines Are Taking a Political Stand This Election

Emily Bazilian, AdWeek – October 31, 2016

The 2016 presidential election has ushered in many “firsts,” from the nomination of the first female major party candidate to the first time (at least in memory) that a presidential nominee has been recorded saying that he likes to “grab women by the pussy.” In light of these firsts—and many, many others—a host of women’s magazines not exactly known for taking sides in the political arena are now making their opinions heard loud and clear.

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Kim Campbell Sees Sexism in Criticism of Hillary Clinton

Laura Payton, CTV News – October 30, 2016

Canada’s first – and only – female prime minister says some of the criticism levelled at Hillary Clinton is simply sexism, but she’s hopeful a Clinton victory will set the stage for future women leaders. Kim Campbell was prime minister for six months in 1993, after winning the Progressive Conservative leadership following Brian Mulroney’s resignation. She went on to be Canada’s consul general in Los Angeles and taught a course on gender and power at Harvard’s Kennedy School.

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Joe Biden Admits It’s Easier for Him to Be Seen as ‘Authentic’ Because He’s a Guy

Amanda Terkel, Huffington Post – October 30, 2016

“One of the reasons people love Joe Biden is he just kind of says what he thinks,” vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) told The Huffington Post on Thursday. “He’s a guy whose heart is on his sleeve, and that’s one of the things people love about him.” In an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson on Sunday, Biden acknowledged that he has this reputation ― but said it’s in part because he’s a guy and doesn’t have to deal with the double standards that female politicians still face.

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Trump Rally Speaker Fantasizes About Death of Hillary Clinton

Ben Schreckinger, Politico – October 30, 2016

A speaker warming up the crowd for Donald Trump at a campaign rally Sunday morning fantasized about the deaths of Hillary Clinton and a senior aide. Conservative commentator Wayne Allyn Root, describing his fantasy of a made-for-TV movie about Clinton and aide Huma Abedin, said, “We all get our wish. The ending is like ‘Thelma and Louise.”

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