Category: News Tracking

The Real Impact of a Female President? More Women in Politics.

Marie O’Reilly, PRI – October 25, 2016

As the election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump nears, the prospects have never been greater that the United States could join the 50 other democracies that have been led by a woman. So it’s timely to ask: What might this mean for American gender equality and foreign policy?

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Chris Wallace To Trump: Is It Fair To Say Hillary Clinton Is The Hawk In This Race, And You Are The Dove?

Tim Hains, Real Clear Politics – May 1, 2016

“I’ll be much tougher than her, I will have much more respect than her from foreign countries. In fact, I read today where they’re very concerned with me, they feel I’m very strong, very tough and they’re very concerned. So, that’s a little opposite of what you’re telling me. That’s a psychological thing which frankly is good. Let them be a little concerned.

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The Year The United States Elects Its First Woman President 

David Rothkopf, Foreign Policy – December 31, 2015

But for the Clinton presidency to be historically important, voters should ask themselves not what a vote for her means on election or inauguration day, but what it will mean at the end of her term (whether that will be in 2020 or in 2024).

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First Read: Hawkish Hillary Clinton to Talk ISIS Strategy

Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Carrie Dann, Meet the Press, NBC News – November 19, 2015

In a speech she’ll deliver this morning in New York, Hillary Clinton will describe her strategy to combat ISIS. And you can expect a hawkish-sounding address, especially compared with President Obama’s rhetoric.

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Paris could Mean Trouble for Clinton and Fiorina: Voters are Less Likely to Trust Women on Foreign Policy

Bonnie Kristian – The Week, November 18, 2015

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made her foreign policy experience a focus of her presidential campaign, and Republican Carly Fiorina won marks for gamely answering questions about the Middle East which Donald Trump couldn’t handle. But following last week’s attacks in Paris, both may struggle to convince voters of their national security chops. That’s because Americans tend to place less trust in women’s ability to deal with foreign policy.

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Democratic Voters Trust Hillary Clinton Over Bernie Sanders in International Crisis

Ryan Struyk, ABC News – November 14, 2015

As Democratic presidential candidates prepared to debate less than 24 hours after devastating attacks in Paris, a recent poll found thatDemocratic primary voters trust Hillary Clinton more than Bernie Sanders to handle an international crisis. More than half of Democratic voters — 53 percent — said they are “very confident” in the former secretary of state’s ability to lead in a foreign affairs crisis, according to a national CBS/NYT poll released Thursday. But only 16 percent say the same of Bernie Sanders.

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Carly Fiorina Defends Bush-era Torture and Spying, Calls for More Transparency

Michael Isikoff, Yahoo Politics – September 28, 2015

Positioning herself as a steely advocate of aggressive counterterrorism programs, Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina offered a vigorous defense of CIA waterboarding as a tactic that helped “keep our nation safe” in the aftermath of 9/11.

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