Category: News Tracking

Wrestling Exec Linda McMahon a Top Choice for Trump’s Small Business Chief

Megan Cassella, Politico – November 30, 2016

Linda McMahon, a professional wrestling executive and former Republican contender for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seats, is among the top contenders to lead Trump’s Small Business Administration, sources close to the matter tell POLITICO.

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Every One of Donald Trump’s Cabinet Picks So Far Opposes LGBT Rights

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 30, 2016

During his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump did something unusual: He acknowledged LGBT Americans. Referring to the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, Trump said, “This time, the terrorist targeted the LGBTQ community … and we’re going to stop it.” He then promised to “protect LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful foreign ideology.”

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Kellyanne Conway Scolded a High-School Student for Asking Her About Donald Trump’s History of Sexual Assault

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 30, 2016

When Donald Trump’s history of sexual assault first became a major issue on the campaign trail, his then–campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was quick to defend him by accusing anti-Trump lawmakers of making unwanted advances on women, too. “Everybody is running around saying, ‘He’s condoning sexual assault,’” Conway said on MSNBC. “No, he’s not.” Conway hasn’t said much on the subject since, but she was forced to confront the issue again on Wednesday, when a high-school student asked her how she could “rationalize” working for Trump given his record with women.

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Conway Asked How she Justified Trump and Sexual Assault Allegations

Madeline Conway, Politico – November 30, 2016

Kellyanne Conway faced a personal question on Wednesday: How, as a woman, she rationalized managing Donald Trump’s campaign given his history of making derogatory comments about sexual assault.

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Powerful Women in Politics Think This Senator-Elect Should Run For President in 2020

Valentina Zarya, Fortune – November 29, 2016

Speaking on a panel about the 2016 presidential election at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon, three political power players all had California’s Senator-elect Harris in mind when asked about the Democratic Party’s best hope for the 2020 presidential race.

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Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

Jeremy W. Peters and Maggie Haberman, New York Times – November 29, 2016

She is a woman and an immigrant, a fixture of the Republican establishment for two decades. She is a savvy and professional practitioner of the capital’s inside game. And now she is going to work for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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Kellyanne Conway Calls MSNBC Report About Her ‘Sexist’

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 28, 2016

“We have a response from Kellyanne Conway who says the reporting this morning, it is sexist,” Scarborough said, reading it aloud. “She says she can have any job she wants and is thinking about taking a role inside and outside of the campaign.”

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Donald Trump’s Victory Is Inspiring Some Women to Run for Office

Claire Zillman, Fortune – November 28, 2016

Had Hillary Clinton become the United States’ first female president, she likely would have inspired other women to run for office. Clinton, of course, lost this month’s election, but her defeat is still pushing women into politics.

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