Category: News Tracking

Ivanka Trump Proves a Savvy Surrogate for Her Father

Ashley Parker, New York Times – April 13, 2016

In an hourlong interview, hosted by Anderson Cooper and featuring Mr. Trump, his wife, Melania, and his four oldest children, Ivanka Trump easily sidestepped a question about how her friendship with Chelsea Clinton had changed now that both of their parents were running for president. She also defended her father’s record on women with a personal soliloquy.

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Hillary Clinton Says She Wants Half of Her Cabinet to be Women

Hanna Kozlowska, Quartz – April 13, 2016

In an interview with Clinton, Cosmopolitan writer Prachi Gupta brought up Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s widely-praised decision to make his cabinet 50% women. “Do you think that’s an important commitment to make, and would you make a commitment to have at least 50 percent women in a Clinton administration Cabinet?”

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Daily Show’s Trevor Noah Accuses DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz of ‘Cockblocking’ Bernie Sanders

Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast – April 4, 2016

After spending the first segment of The Daily Show Monday night hammering Hillary Clinton for refusing to debate Bernie Sanders, Trevor Noah welcomed his guest, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and urged her to get in on the “nastiness” going on between the two candidates.

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Donald Trump, Abortion Foe, Eyes ‘Punishment’ for Women, Then Recants

Maggie Haberman, New York Times – March 30, 2016

Donald J. Trump, pressed Wednesday on his support for a ban on abortion and what it would mean in practice, said that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions. Less than three hours later, Mr. Trump revised himself, issuing a written statement saying that such a ban would criminalize only those performing the procedure, not the women getting abortions. “The woman is a victim in this case, as is the life in her womb,” he said.

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You Guys, Trump’s Gross Comments About Women Were Jokes This Whole Time

Eve Peyser, New York Magazine – The Cut – March 29, 2016

“All of a sudden you decide because the country’s doing so badly that you’re going to run for office, and then they take every single thing that you’ve ever said over a lifetime. Much of that I said in jest, much of that I said — although with the Fox debate, I didn’t say that in jest at all. I said that 100% because Megyn Kelly never treated me fairly and everybody knows it. But you say things, and I guarantee you I’m no different, if anything I’m far better than the people I’m running against.”

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Jimmy Kimmel “Mansplaining” to Hillary Clinton Was a Perfect Sendup of Campaign Trail Sexism

Emily Crockett, Vox – March 25, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel brilliantly parodied this idea Thursday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Hillary Clinton was a guest star, by “mansplaining” to her how to do her stump speech better. He even mansplained the term “mansplaining.”

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This Remarkable CNN Exchange Took the Ted Cruz Affair Rumors From the Tabloids into the Mainstream

Callum Borchers, Washington Post – March 25, 2016

CNN anchor Kate Bolduan, who’s had an eventful couple days on the air, shook her head in dismay as Adriana Cohen, a Trump enthusiast, hijacked a live interview that also included former Cruz spokeswoman Amanda Carpenter and steered it straight into the gutter.

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Donald Trump Chalks up Past Sexist Comments to “Show Business”

Stephanie Condon, CBS News – March 21, 2016

Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Trump insisted his past language isn’t coming back to haunt him. “I think people understand,” he said. “I think people — first of all, half of that was show business.” He specifically referenced his mean-spirited remarks about actress Rosie O’Donnell and comments he made on his television show “The Apprentice.”

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I Asked Trump a Policy Question. Then he Called Me ‘Beautiful.’

Karen Attiah, Washington Post – March 21, 2016

As the meeting ended and we were walking out of the room, I thanked Trump for taking my question. He turned to me and said, “I really hope I answered your question,” and added casually with a smile, “Beautiful.” I was stunned. I didn’t say thank you, and I don’t think I smiled.

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