Category: News Tracking

Bernie Sanders Hints Elizabeth Warren as Vice President

Wade Norris, Huffington Post – January 7, 2016

“Elizabeth Warren is a very good friend of mine, I have known here for a long time, before she was in the Senate. She is a great US Senator. She has stood up to Wall Street. She has stood up to the Big Money interests. So, she uh, she and I will work together”

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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is ‘Constantly Playing the Woman Card’

Martin Pengelly, The Guardian – January 3, 2016

Donald Trump has taken another shot at Hillary Clinton, telling CBS’s Face the Nation in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday: “She’s constantly playing the woman card. It’s the only way she may get elected.”

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Clinton Says Trump’s Vulgarity Doesn’t Shock Her

Tony Leys, Des Moines Register – December 23, 2015

Clinton declined to say if she believed Trump was targeting her as a woman when he used such terms Monday. “I don’t respond to him personally, because he thrives on that kind of exchange,” she said. “I think he has to answer for what he says, and I assume that others will make the larger point about his language. It’s not the first time he’s demonstrated a penchant for sexism. Again, I’m not sure anybody’s surprised that he keeps pushing the envelope.”

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Fiorina Blasts Gender Attacks from Cruz Camp

Chris Villani, Boston Herald – December 22, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina slammed some of the language used to describe her during her run for the Oval Office, saying a candidate who insults women cannot beat Hillary Clinton. In an appearance on Boston Herald Radio’s “Herald Drive” show, Fiorina said she has repeatedly been called two “B-words” — “bimbo” and another she declined to say on air. She also said a Ted Cruz surrogate had accused her of going “full vagina” for playing the “gender card” during last week’s GOP debate.

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Trump’s Dubious Claim that the 9/11 Hijackers’ Wives ‘Knew Exactly What Was Going to Happen’

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post – December 6, 2015

“They [the 9/11 hijackers] put their families on airplanes a couple of days before, sent them back to Saudi Arabia, for the most part. Those wives knew exactly what was going to happen. And those wives went home to watch their husbands knock down the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and wherever the third plane was going, except we had some very, very brave passengers, wherever that third plane was going. Those wives knew exactly what was happening.”

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Clinton Laughs Off Trump’s Claims That She Lacks ‘Stamina’

Matthew Claiborne, ABC News – December 6, 2015

Before listening to the clips of Trump’s comments, Clinton sat back and chuckled, “Oh, dear. A new one, huh?” “She’ll do a couple of minutes in Iowa, meaning a short period of time. And then she goes home,” Trump said Saturday at a campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa. “You don’t see her for five or six days. She goes home, goes to sleep. I’m telling you. She doesn’t have the strength. She doesn’t have the stamina.” Clinton watched the clip and laughed along with the crowd at Trump’s rally. When the clip concluded, Clinton responded, “Who can agree with anything he says that is, you know, subject to one second of fact checking?”

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Hillary Clinton to Maddow: I Will Not Be A More Aggressive Commander In Chief Than Obama

Real Clear Politics – November 7, 2015

Hillary Clinton explains her views on military action, saying it’s “irresponsible” to entirely rule out using force, but that force should “always be a last resort, not the first choice.” Clinton said she would not be a “more aggressive commander in chief than President Obama.”

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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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Hillary Clinton Not Sure if Bill Clinton Would Get West Wing Office

Ben Kamisar, The Hill – September 28, 2015

Hillary Clinton isn’t sure if former President Clinton would have an office in the West Wing if she is elected president. “He’s a pretty busy guy, I don’t know anything like that,” Hillary Clinton said after MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked her what role Bill Clinton might play on her team.

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