Category: News Tracking

Why Michelle Obama Has a Prime Spot at the Democratic National Convention

Krissah Thompson, Washington Post – July 24, 2016

Today, the first lady is a fully evolved political superstar, hugely beloved within the Democratic Party and a force within popular culture. Handed a prime-time speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, she has been tapped to serve as a crucial validator for Hillary Clinton among groups who may remain skeptical of the party’s nominee.

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Questions Over Melania Trump’s Speech Set Off Finger-Pointing

Trump’s Convention Stars: His Kids

Hadas Gold, Politico – June 30, 2016

For months, Donald Trump has talked about how his wife and children have asked him to be more “presidential.” His campaign aides, at various points in time, have talked about how he will “tone it down.” At the Republican National Convention, the billionaire is calling on his children to make those predictions come true.

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Bill Clinton rips Sanders Backers’ ‘Sexist,’ ‘Profane’ Attacks

David Wright and Jeff Zeleny, CNN – February 8, 2016

Bill Clinton lashed out at “sexist” and “profane” attacks on Hillary Clinton and her supporters by proponents of Bernie Sanders, and accused them of harassing those who don’t back the Vermont senator’s campaign or disagree with his policies. Speaking in New Hampshire on Sunday, Clinton delivered an extended rebuke of the Sanders supporters, whom he said subject people who back his wife to “vicious trolling.”

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Bill Won’t Be Picking White House China: Why Hillary Clinton Won’t Leave Traditional First-Lady Duties to Her Husband

Tierney McAfee and Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, People – February 3, 2016

When it comes to picking out napkins for state dinners and other domestic, decorating and hostessing tasks, for example, Hillary tells PEOPLE, “I have ruled out my husband. I want him to help on the economy, I want him to help us get more good jobs with rising incomes. And as both President George W. Bush and President Obama did [with their spouses], send him on special missions because he’s just unique in the world in being able to do things for our country.”

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Hillary Clinton Campaign Deploys Husband Bill Very Carefully

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press – January 16, 2016

As Hillary Clinton fends off a rising challenge from Bernie Sanders, his wife’s campaign aides are grappling with how best to deploy what she has described as her “not-so-secret weapon.” Their answer: very, very carefully.

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Wisconsin Lt. Governor: Hillary Clinton “Ignored The Cries Of Women” Who Felt “Victimized” By Bill

Andrew Kaczynski, Buzzfeed – November 24, 2015

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch says many people will come forward during the campaign who are irritated at Hillary Clinton for ignoring women who said they were “victimized by her husband.” Kleefisch was asked on WTMJ last week if former President Bill Clinton was going to keep a “low profile” while in Madison, Wisconsin for a private fundraiser. “As far as I know, and you know what,” Kleefisch responded. “That’s probably wise, and I get it. Because they want him to keep a lower profile, they want her to be the star and they want him kind of in the background as, just a part of the chorus. I get that mentality, but at the end of the day, when she is the nominee, this will become an issue.

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Why is Hillary Clinton Leaving Out ‘Rodham’?

Vanessa Barford, BBC News – November 21, 2015

Many US newspapers have always referred to Hillary Clinton as Hillary Rodham Clinton – Rodham being her maiden name, and the family name she stuck with in the early years of her marriage. But now her campaign has told the Washington Post that she prefers to be just Hillary Clinton. Why?

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