Tag: Policy Issues

A Woman in the White House Isn’t the Change Radical Feminists Want in 2016

Kate Groetzinger, Quartz -February 1, 2016

A woman’s face on the $10 dollar bill. A female commander-in-chief. The ability to point to an example when we say to young girls, “You can be president of the United States, too.” These are among the things almost all feminists want—voting Hillary Clinton into the White House in 2016, however, is not.

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Not All Presidential Candidates Want to Solve Pay Inequality

Ally Boguhn, RH Reality Check – January 29, 2016

Pay inequality remains a problem in the United States. A 2014 analysis from the Economic Policy Institute found that men consistently made more than women across wage distributions. Although the gender wage gap has narrowed since the 1970s, when women were paid 59 percent of what men were for the same job, research suggests that women are still paid 79 cents for every man’s dollar. But who among the field of 2016 presidential candidates is committed to changing that?

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Ted Cruz Assures Voters He Will Address ‘Crisis’ Of Gay Marriage

Emily Atkin, ThinkProgress – January 27, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz ended a seven-stop tour of Iowa on Tuesday with extended comments against marriage equality and transgender-inclusive policies, which he said represented a “time of crisis” in America.

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Clinton Ad Touts her Advocacy for Children

Nick Gass, Politico – January 26, 2016

In a new ad set to air in the week leading up to Monday’s Iowa caucus, Hillary Clinton’s campaign made the case for its candidate with a series of archival footage showing the candidate touting her advocacy for children and families throughout the course of her five decades in public life.

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Hillary Clinton’s Twist on Paid Leave: She Plans to Tax Wealthiest

Claire Cain Miller, New York Times – The Upshot – January 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton explained her proposal for paid family leave for the first time on Thursday, and it shared a lot with other politicians’ plans: 12 weeks of paid time off to care for a new child or a sick family member or to recover from an illness or injury. The difference was how she plans to pay for it.

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Hillary Clinton Offers an ‘Awesome Gay Agenda’

Trudy Ring, Advocate – December 17, 2015

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton today released acomprehensive policy paper on LGBT issues, laying out goals that include passing the Equality Act, ending the use of conversion therapy on minors, protecting the rights of transgender people, and more.

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Rubio: Same-sex Marriage not ‘Settled Law’

Bradford Richardson, The Hill – December 13, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says the Supreme Court decision earlier this year creating a constitutional right to gay marriage can still be changed. “It is the current law. I don’t believe any case law is settled law,” Rubio said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “Any future Supreme Court can change it.”

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Hillary Clinton Proposes Tax Credit, Social Security Expansion for Home Caregivers

Taylor Wofford, Newsweek – November 23, 2015

At a town hall meeting Sunday in Iowa, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton proposed a series of reforms designed to make it easier for Americans who take on the responsibility of caring for elderly or sick relatives.


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Hillary Clinton is the Most Trusted 2016 Candidate on Terrorism

Scott Clement, The Washington Post – November 23, 2015

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds the Democratic front-runner and former secretary of state is better-trusted on dealing with the terrorism threat, with her biggest edge over Donald Trump. By 50 percent to 42 percent, more Americans say they trust Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism than Trump, who leads the Republican field and responded to the Paris terrorist attacks by calling for heightened surveillance of mosques and redoubling his opposition to allowing Syrian refugees to settle in the U.S.

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