Category: News Tracking

Bernie Sanders’ Wife, Jane, Calls Madeleine Albright’s Comments ‘Unfortunate And Disturbing’

Ryan Buxton, Huffington Post – February 10, 2016

Just like many other women, Bernie Sanders’ wife, Jane Sanders, isn’t pleased with famous females who insinuate women owe Hillary Clinton a vote purely in the interest of getting a woman into the White House.

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Clinton Bemoans ‘Double Standard’ When it Comes to Women Shouting

Bradford Richardson, The Hill – February 7, 2016

“Look, we are still living with a double standard,” Clinton said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I know it. Every woman I know knows it.” “You know, sometimes I talk soft, sometimes I get passionate, and I get a little bit excited. I don’t know any man who doesn’t do the same thing, and I find it kind of interesting that this is a big discussion about me once again.”

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Trump Disputes Claim that he’s Tougher on Women Reporters

Rebecca Savransky, The Hill – February 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is disputing a piece in The Washington Post  that implies he is tougher on women reporters than men. “I think I’ve been tougher on you than any human being on Earth in terms of reporters,” Trump said to Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning. “There are some women…there’s one sitting over there in the beautiful read dress,” he said, referring to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell. “I have great respect for that woman…I would never do that to you.”

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Clinton defends Albright and Steinem Apologises as Sexism Claims Dominate Democratic Race

Alan Yuhas, The Guardian – February 7, 2016

The feminist writer Gloria Steinem apologized on Sunday for remarks about young women who support Bernie Sanders, not long after Hillary Clinton defended Madeleine Albright over her comment that there is “a special place in hell” for women who do not support Clinton.

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Cruz’s Wife Asked if She’s ‘Sleeping with an Immigrant’

Caitlin Yilek, The Hill – January 25, 2016

Heidi Cruz was asked if she’s “sleeping with an immigrant” in an interview with an Iowa radio station last week. Cruz was speaking with local radio station 1400AM KVFD when she was asked about the citizenship of her husband, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is running for president, according to BuzzFeed News.

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Fiorina: Trump is the ‘Kim Kardashian of Politics’

Courtney Crowder, Des Moines Register – January 13, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina largely brushed off her low poll numbers and stood behind her campaign’s ground game strategy during a Wednesday morning meeting with the Des Moines Register editorial board. “Voters never ask me about the polls,” Fiorina said. “Everywhere I go, voters are turning out and they’re asking questions and they’re walking away saying, ‘I’m caucusing for you.’”

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Hillary Clinton Says Women Leaders are Better Listeners. Research Backs Her Up.

Michelle Hackman, Vox – January 13, 2016

“I just think women in general are better listeners, are more collegial, more open to new ideas and how to make things work in a way that looks for win-win outcomes,” she said. These comments fit Clinton’s narrative: that as a woman, she can break through partisan vitriol and gridlock with a more collaborative approach. But are her assertions born out of facts?

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Carly Fiorina Exclusive: If Donald Trump Is the Nominee, Hillary Clinton Will Wipe the Floor With Him

S.E. Cupp, Glamour Magazine – January 12, 2016

In a Republican primary dominated by Donald Trump and a dozen men, the lone woman in the game is trying to hang on. As part of Glamour‘s continuing coverage of the 2016 race, conservative columnist S.E. Cupp checks in with Fiorina on the campaign trail.

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Hillary Clinton Talks Guns, Kim Kardashian and ‘SNL’ with Ellen DeGeneres

Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast – January 11, 2016

“I think it still is hard being a woman running for president,” Clinton told DeGeneres, who quickly agreed. “If you’re forceful, you’re too forceful. If you’re not forceful, you’re not tough enough.” The Democratic candidate described interactions she has had on the campaign trail where men have told her they never thought they could support a woman for president until she came along. “That’s a big step forward,” she said.

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Exclusive: Hillary Clinton on Running and Governing as a Woman

Jay Newton-Small, TIME – January 7, 2016

We talked about how she’s running differently this time around as a female candidate than in 2008, how she’d govern differently as a woman, her female political role models and how she’s been at the forefront of women reaching critical mass and making a difference almost her entire career.

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