Category: News Tracking

In Defense of Melania Trump

Morgan Ortagus and Sam Vinograd, Marie Claire – September 7, 2016

It’s true: Melania Trump has been a somewhat easy target this presidential election, between cribbing parts of her RNC speech from Michelle Obama and appearing otherwise aloof to the people and their process. But now, after the hopeful First Lady has filed a libel suit against two media outlets for claiming, with seemingly no proof, that she had been involved with an escort service in the past, we—a Republican and a Democrat—can’t help but come to her defense.

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Pro-Bernie Sanders Music Video Asks Voters to “Talk Bernie to Me”

Reena Flores, CBS News – February 17, 2016

In 2007, singer-songwriter Leah Kauffman crooned her way to a viral hit with her overtly political “I’ve got a crush on Obama” music video, viewed over 26 million times on YouTube. Now, Kauffman is back on the 2016 campaign circuit, with a new pro-Bernie Sanders anthem titled “Bernie Bae.”

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Trump Attacks ‘Bimbo’ Kelly for GQ Photo Shoot

Eliza Collins, Politico – January 28, 2016

Donald Trump continued his onslaught on Fox News host Megyn Kelly on Thursday, retweeting a follower who criticized a photo shoot she did for GQ Magazine. “And this is the bimbo that’s asking presidential questions?”, the tweet said. It included two photos of Kelly posing provocatively and the following text: “Criticizes Trump for objectifying women … Poses like this in GQ Magazine.”

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Why Are We Still Talking About Hillary Clinton’s Clothes?

Tracy Moore, Vocativ – January 15, 2016

For two decades the pundit class has been harping on Hillary Clinton’s appearance, and for two decades, the former Secretary of State has been making it clear that being a fashion plate has never been a huge priority for her. So why can’t we just let it go? Whether you’re criticizing or defending her sartorial choices, you’re beating a dead horse.

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Bernie Sanders Wants ‘National Discussion About Sexuality’

Eric Bradner, CNN – January 11, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the United States should have a “serious national discussion about sexuality” — not run away from it. The Vermont senator’s comment came in response to a question during Monday night’s Iowa Brown and Black Forum at Drake University about whether schools should teach students about affirmative consent before sex.

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Cruz Camp Mocks Rubio’s ‘High-heeled Booties’

Eliza Collins, Politico – January 5, 2016

Ted Cruz may be leading his fellow Cuban-American senator in the polls, but his campaign is nipping at the heels of Marco Rubio — literally. “A Vote for Marco Rubio Is a Vote for Men’s High-Heeled Booties,” Rick Tyler, Cruz’s communications director, tweeted Tuesday, linking to an article with that headline by New York Magazine’s women’s blog “The Cut.”

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Sexing Up the Presidential Campaign Bodes Well for Clinton

Cynthia Dill, Portland Press Herald – January 3, 2016

The irony is that Hillary haters might think that the media’s airing of her husband’s dirty laundry again would cause damage, but it won’t. Pairing sexy things with Hillary Clinton, regardless of their virtue, will help her in the general election with those voters who fear she aims to take all the sex out of American politics.

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