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The First Debate: Hillary Clinton’s Trump Card…Her Opponent’s Troubling Treatment of Women

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did not let the first debate conclude without calling out her opponent’s history for making degrading comments about women.

Clinton referenced former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who has accused GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump of calling her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” during her time working for the Republican presidential nominee.

The Clinton campaign released a video after Monday’s debate featuring Machado, who was the first woman to win Miss Universe after Trump bought the pageant. Machado alleged she was not paid for some of the work she did as Miss Universe and that Trump’s scrutiny over ...

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Politics Hurts Latino Candidates For Hartford Superintendent — And That’s A Good Thing

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The Golden Age of Education Reform at Hartford Public Schools is over.

It ended Tuesday night, Sept. 20, when the Hartford Board of Education approved a quick and dirty search for a new superintendent to replace Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. Schiavino-Narvaez, whose Fulbright Scholar-Harvard Graduate School of Education credentials blew away all other contenders for the position two years ago, resigned abruptly on the second week of the school year.

If one is to believe her, she is leaving for the dream job of life: chief of instructional leadership for the U.S. Department of Defense in the middle of the Asian Pacific. But it’s hard to escape the fact ...

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Clinton Hispanic Advantage Smaller Among U.S.-Born Hispanics


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Though U.S. Hispanics overall view Hillary Clinton three times more favorably than they do Donald Trump (65% to 21%), her edge is significantly smaller among U.S.-born Hispanics (43% to 29%). Meanwhile, foreign-born Hispanics are almost seven times more likely to view Clinton (87%) than Trump (13%) favorably.

These data come from Gallup’s annual Minority Rights and Relations poll, conducted June 7-July 1.

Notably, U.S.-born Hispanics’ views of the candidates are similar to those of the larger population of national adults. Forty-three percent of U.S.-born Hispanics and 44% of national adults view Clinton favorably. Twenty-nine percent of U.S.-born Hispanics view Trump favorably, while his favorability is ...

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