Category: News Tracking

Madonna and Hillary: ‘Witch’ and ‘Nasty Woman’ as Sisters in Arms

Caryn Ganz and Patrick Healy, New York Times – December 11, 2016

Madonna and Mrs. Clinton: both trailblazers, both polarizing figures, and both attacked for actions, choices and behavior that are broadly accepted — even applauded — when done by their male peers. Madonna herself made a connection between the two women before her speech Friday, saying it was “really important to make a stand and speak my mind” about women’s rights after Mrs. Clinton’s loss in November.

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Quote from Hillary Clinton’s Concession Speech was Top Political Tweet of 2016

Women in the World, New York Times – December 6, 2016

Popularity was a contest she really won this year. Clinton can also take satisfaction that a quote from her concession speech and tweeted by her official account turned out to be the most popular political tweet of the year, and the third most popular tweet on any topic of the year, according to data released by Twitter on Tuesday. “To all the little girls watching … never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world,” Clinton said in her speech the day after the election.

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Andrea Mitchell: Voters Saw Hillary as ‘Man,’ ‘Did Not See Humanity in Her’

Kyle Drennen, MRC TV – December 2, 2016

On her MSNBC show on Friday, anchor Andrea Mitchell decried the fact that the usual liberal identity politics did not work with voters in November’s election. Talking to Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, she fretted over the revelation that campaign focus groups “showed that people related to Hillary Clinton as a man.”

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A Photo of a 4-year-old with Hillary Clinton was Used as a Disgusting Meme. Her Mom Fought Back.

Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post – December 1, 2016

Early in the campaign, a 4-year-old girl dressed as Hillary Clinton for Halloween, wearing a blazer and carrying a briefcase, met her idol. The candidate, then vying for the Democratic nomination, posed for a picture with her mini-me after an event in the girl’s home town of Charleston, S.C., in 2015. Clinton told her she looked like a future president.

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After Hillary Clinton’s loss, who could be Madam President?

Nicole Guadiano, USA Today – December 1, 2016

To many Americans, 2016 seemed the moment when voters would make history by electing the first woman president. No woman, of course, had ever come closer than Hillary Clinton, the first female nominee of a major party. But since she couldn’t shatter what she’s called the “highest, hardest glass ceiling,” now the question remains:  If not her, who could be Madam President?

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Trump Says He ‘Had a Lot of Fun Fighting’ Hillary Clinton

 

Katherine Faulders, Benjamin Siegel, and Alexander Mallin, ABC News – December 1, 2016

While President-elect Donald Trump teased an action plan for his administration at his first post-election rally Thursday in Cincinnati, Ohio, he spent most of the evening taking a victory lap, touting his election night win over two dozen times as he recounted his campaign successes and mocked the media coverage of the election.

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Powerful Women in Politics Think This Senator-Elect Should Run For President in 2020

Valentina Zarya, Fortune – November 29, 2016

Speaking on a panel about the 2016 presidential election at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif. on Tuesday afternoon, three political power players all had California’s Senator-elect Harris in mind when asked about the Democratic Party’s best hope for the 2020 presidential race.

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