Category: News Tracking

Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump as Untrustworthy on Women’s Issues

Alan Rappeport, New York Times – June 10, 2016

Hillary Clinton assailed Donald J. Trump on Friday as untrustworthy on women’s issues, sharpening her tone against him in her first major speech since becoming the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. Finally free to focus on the general election, Mrs. Clinton signaled that she planned to hit her likely Republican opponent in an area of perceived weakness while working to mend fissures within her own party by focusing on issues dear to progressives, such as protecting abortion rights and funding for Planned Parenthood.

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Hillary Clinton’s First Speech as Presumptive Nominee Puts ‘Women’s Issues’ Front and Center

Charlotte Alter, TIME – June 10, 2016

In her first speech since she became the first female major party presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton put several traditionally sidelined “women’s issues” front and center.

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Carly Fiorina: The Left’s ‘Fiction Says If You’re Pro-Life You’re Against Women’

Susan Berry, Breitbart News – January 22, 2016

“They’ve peddled the fiction that Planned Parenthood is all about women’s health, when, really, it’s all about abortion. And, so, I think it’s important that we stand up and say, ‘Conservative women exist’ – let’s just start with that – and, secondly, that ‘We care for women and for unborn life.’ And they go hand in hand.’”

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Sanders Walks Back Planned Parenthood, Clinton ‘Establishment’ Comments

Kasie Hunt, MSNBC – January 21, 2016

Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign and other progressive groups that have endorsed Hillary Clinton are not part of the political establishment, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Thursday, walking back comments he made earlier this week on MSNBC. “That’s not what I meant,” Sanders told NBC News in an interview during his campaign swing through the first-in-the-nation primary state. “We’re a week out in the election, and the Clinton people will try to spin these things.”

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Clinton Hits Sanders Over Planned Parenthood Comments

David Wright, CNN – January 20, 2016

“Really Senator Sanders?” Clinton tweeted, citing the Twitter handles for Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign. “How can you say that groups like @PPact and @HRC are part of the ‘establishment’ you’re taking on? –H.”

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Clinton Runs as Reproductive Rights Favorite in Iowa and N.H.

Sharon Jones, Women’s eNews – January 20, 2016

Unlike most advocacy groups, who wait until the general election before making an endorsement, the country’s two leading reproductive rights groups have already jumped in to back Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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Planned Parenthood, In Its First Primary Endorsement, Backs Hillary Clinton

Amy Chozick, New York Times – January 7, 2016

Planned Parenthood, which has become an ideological minefield in the 2016 presidential election, said Thursday that it would endorse Hillary Clinton — its first endorsement in a presidential primary in the nonprofit’s 100-year existence. Mrs. Clinton will officially accept the group’s support Sunday at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. The decision to break with tradition and endorse Mrs. Clinton comes as the House has approved a measure, endorsed by the leading Republican presidential candidates, that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive and health care services.

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Hillary Slams Republicans on Guns, Abortion After Planned Parenthood Attack

Bradford Richardson, The Hill – November 29, 2015

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton late Sunday launched a multi-pronged assault on Republicans following the shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., calling for more stringent gun control and heightened protections for abortion rights.

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