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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Omarosa: Trump Will “Empower Women & Have Them Shatter The Glass Ceiling”

Carolyn L. Todd, Refinery 29 – December 6, 2016

Omarosa thoroughly believes that Trump is a fantastic man, as she explains in a new as-told piece in The Hollywood Reporter, titled “Omarosa: I’m Black, Female, and Donald Trump Is My Friend.” In it, she expounds on Trump’s respect for women and Black people, as well as her new role on Trump’s transition team: fostering diversity in the new White House.

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Omarosa Manigault Defends Donald Trump: ‘I Am Living the American Dream’ Because of Him

Caitlin O’Toole, US Weekly – December 6, 2016

Omarosa Manigault has penned a passionate essay defending her former Apprentice boss, Donald Trump, against allegations of racism and sexism, and revealing how the president-elect was there for her after her brother’s murder and the sudden death of her then-fiancé, actor Michael Clarke Duncan.

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Donald Trump, When Asked About Women’s Issues by Nancy Pelosi, Handed the Phone to Ivanka

Rachael Ravesz, Independent – December 4, 2016

Donald Trump has appointed his unofficial spokesman for women’s issues and gender equality – his oldest daughter. Ivanka Trump, 35, was handed the phone last week when minority leader of the house of representatives Nancy Pelosi phoned her father and requested to talk about his policies affecting women.

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The Closer: Michelle Obama

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Ladies First

Alex Wagner, The Atlantic – November 5, 2016

For the first time in America’s history, women politicians are acting the most powerful surrogates for each other. Sisterhood is on the march. Down in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, last month, First Lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton stood on stage together at their first-ever joint campaign appearance.

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The Daily 202: College-Educated White Women are Hillary Clinton’s Firewall

November 3, 2016

One in five voters in 2012 were college-educated white women. Mitt Romney won them by six points, according to exit polls. Our fresh Washington Post-ABC News Tracking Poll, which has Hillary Clinton ahead by just two points among all likely voters nationally, finds that Donald Trump is losing college-educated white women by 27 points.

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Inside Elizabeth Warren’s Behind-the-Scenes Strategy for Pressuring Hillary Clinton

October 31, 2016

“Treasury’s failure to issue guidance will harm borrowers and taxpayers,” she wrote in the letter, sent this month. Warren’s letter provides a window into a key strategy that the influential Massachusetts Democrat could deploy to drive progressive policies in a new presidential administration. Already, Warren and other liberal lawmakers have made it clear that they will oppose high-level appointments of people who have ties to Wall Street or who have supported free trade and financial deregulation

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Trump has Made a Lot of Women Mad. Clinton Hopes to Turn That Into a Surge of Votes for Democrats

Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times – October 28, 2016

In the closing stretch of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton is trying to harness women’s anger over Donald Trump’s behavior into a surge of support for her and other female candidates.It’s an effort that harks back to Democratic victories that stemmed from similar controversy a quarter-century ago, in an election that became known as the “Year of the Woman.”

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