Category: News Tracking

Mike Pence has Own Woes with Women

Tom LoBianco and Eric Bradner, CNN – October 8, 2016

Mike Pence has emerged as a popular alternative for top Republicans looking to replace Donald Trump as the party’s presidential nominee, but the Indiana governor’s own record with women could make it a short-lived courtship that doesn’t change the result in November.

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Abortion Returns to the Debate

Emma Green, The Atlantic – October 5, 2016

In a debate filled with yelling and interruptions, it was the moment when Tim Kaine and Mike Pence finally got quiet: They were talking about their struggles with faith. Kaine spoke about having to preside over executions while he was governor of Virginia, even though he’s morally opposed to the death penalty. Pence, however, turned the question around and brought up an issue no moderator has dared to ask about: abortion.

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Why Anne Holton, Wife of VP Nominee Tim Kaine, Never Changed Her Last Name

Prachi Gupta, Cosmopolitan – September 8, 2016

In June, Holton left her post as the secretary of education to focus on the Clinton/Kaine campaign. She spoke to Cosmopolitan.com about the current election, her future in politics, and her love of clog dancing.

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Tim Kaine Questions Trump Doctor’s Note: “He Won’t Even Release Credible Information”

Ruby Cramer, Buzzfeed – August 30, 2016

Kaine also addressed accusations, fueled at various points this year by Trump campaign surrogates and some right-wing websites, that Clinton, 68, is suffering from a lack of stamina or an unknown disease. These claims, Kaine said Tuesday, are simply “conspiracy theories from the fringes of the internet.” “Can I give you an up close and personal on this? I have been on the trail with Hillary for five weeks and I can barely keep up with her,” he said to scattered laughs across the pier, calling Clinton “one tough and healthy person.” “She has been running on full speed for 17 months.”

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What’s in a Name? For Anne Holton, a lot of History and the Potential to Make More

Vanessa Williams, Washington Post – August 24, 2016

When Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas in the late 1970s and early ’80s, she went by her maiden name, Rodham, embracing an increasingly popular practice among women of that era — highly educated professionals influenced by second-wave feminism. But by the time she became first lady of the United States she had bowed to lingering political and societal pressures and was using her husband’s last name.

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Tim Kaine: U.S. Behind Some Muslim Countries in Electing Women

Susan Berry, Breitbart – August 17, 2016

Democrat vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine says the United States is far behind some Muslim countries in treating women equally because it is “below the global average” in the percentage of women in elected office.

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Kaine Questions Trump Attacking Clinton ‘Stamina’

Nick Gass, Politico – August 17, 2016

When it comes to Donald Trump’s repeated assertion that Hillary Clinton “lacks the mental and physical stamina” to be commander in chief, the Democratic nominee’s running mate Tim Kaine cannot figure out what that means. “I have no idea what he’s talking about,” the Virginia senator said in an interview with NBC’s “Today” taped Tuesday and aired Wednesday.

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