Tag: Sexual Assault

Locker Room Talk? Key Women Voters Call Foul on Trump’s Defense

Ginger Gibson & Grant Smith, Reuters – October 10, 2016

U.S. Republican Donald Trump has dismissed his vulgar sexual comments about women that surfaced on a video as “locker room talk,” but his explanation did little to soothe the queasiness of Esther Rosser, a 71-year-old grandmother from Virginia. “I know he apologized, and all you can do is apologize, but he could have said more,” said Rosser, who has voted Republican her whole life but decided this weekend that she would support Trump’s rival for president, Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Powerful Evangelical Women Split From Male Church Leaders to Slam Trump

Joshua DuBois, Daily Beast – October 10, 2016

Beth Moore doesn’t spend much time on politics. The enormously popular evangelist—her sermons and conferences sell out arenas and printed Bible studies are perennial bestsellers—is more likely to be found helping women understand the life of the Apostle Paul or tweeting about her husband, new granddaughter and two adorable dogs. But something changed for Moore after Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president of the United States, was caught on tape bragging about his ability to sexual assault women.

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All the Ways Trump Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Bill’s Sex Scandals Could Go Horribly Wrong

Donald Trump isn’t going to go down without a fight. Not only is he saying he won’t quit the presidential race in the wake of his leaked tape scandal, he is planning to use tonight’s debate to try and attack Hillary Clinton over allegations about her husband’s sexual conduct — and even held a pre-debate event with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape or sexual harassment.

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Ted Cruz’s Claim that Sexual Assaults Rate ‘Went up Significantly’ After Australian Gun Control Laws

Michelle Ye Hee Lee, The Washington Post – January 25, 2016

We’ve heard politicians make all sorts of conclusions about the 1996 gun buyback program in Australia: that it worked, that it didn’t work, that it brought crime rates down, that it made no difference on crime rates. Criminologists are still debating the impact of the buyback program and the overall 1996-97 gun law reform in Australia. But that hasn’t stopped American politicians from either heralding the legislative changes as models for America to curb violence, or dismissing it as ineffective.

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At Iowa Forum, Democratic Candidates Weigh in on Campus Sexual Assault, Hyde Amendment

Ally Boghun, RH Reality Check – January 12, 2016

Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT), former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, and Hillary Clinton convened in Iowa Monday night to weigh in on the issues that Black and Latino voters say most impact them.

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Trump’s New Attack on Hillary: Her Husband’s Infidelities

Donald Trump has unleashed a series of scathing attacks over Bill Clinton’s past marital infidelities in an attempt to rob Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton of the argument that she’s strong on women’s issues.

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