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Kamala Harris ‘Nude’ Google Searches After Debate Speak Volumes About Women in Politics

The vice presidential debate on Wednesday was followed by a spike in people searching Google for Senator Kamala Harris, alongside the terms “nude,” “bathing suit,” and “bikini.”

With less than a month to go until the presidential election on November 3, Harris debated Vice President Mike Pence for 90 minutes at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Wednesday.

According to Google Trends—a website run by the search engine that collects data on how popular search terms are around the world—there was a surge in people in the U.S. searching for “Kamala Harris bathing suit,” “Kamala Harris Nude,” and “Kamala Harris bikini” in the hours after the pair faced off.

Google Trends listed these as “rising related queries” for the search term “Kamala Harris” in the four hours pior to 7 a.m. ET. That means in the four hours before 7 a.m. ET, people

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‘Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking’: Women praise Kamala Harris’s response to Mike Pence’s debate interruptions

Minutes into the vice presidential debate on Wednesday night, as Senator Kamala Harris described her view of the Trump administration’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice President Mike Pence and debate moderator Susan Page began to interject.

“Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking. I’m speaking,” Harris turned to Pence and said.

Harris repeated the refrain later in the debate, while rebutting Pence’s claim that Joe Biden would try to raise taxes on Americans in response to a question on the economy posed by Page.

According to NBC News, which tracked the number of interruptions by each candidate during the debate, Pence interrupted Harris almost twice as many times as she interrupted him.

The phrase began trending on Twitter, with Harris’s use of the line sparking support from women who appeared to empathize with being interrupted by men at work.

It even played out during CNN’s post-debate broadcast, when, as political analyst

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Mike Pence’s Vice Presidential Debate Lecture to Kamala Harris Isn’t Likely to Help Trump With Women

Even before Wednesday night’s slow-boil of a vice presidential debate in Salt Lake City, the re-election bid of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence was in trouble with the one demographic on which elections hinge: women.

Then, with condescension and contempt, Pence sat with Sen. Kamala Harris of California, the first woman of color to be on a major presidential ticket, and lectured and side-stepped. When moderator Susan Page of USA Today declared that the debate would be civil, Pence visibly smirked. He knew better.

“Sen. Harris, it’s a privilege to be on this stage with you,” Pence said as the evening started. He later praised her history-making candidacy and thanked her for her public service. It was a veneer of respect that he didn’t necessarily practice during the debate. Repeatedly, he refused to heed time limits or even answer the question being asked. (To be sure, dodging

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In Pence’s VP debate interruptions of Harris, women see sexist norms

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate didn’t descend into the widely panned chaos of the first presidential debate, which featured Donald Trump repeatedly interrupting his Democratic challenger Joe Biden and the moderator. But the one and only meeting of California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence did rub some people the wrong way.

Specifically, women.

The former Indiana governor, some women said after watching the pair face off, came across as patronizing toward both Harris and moderator Susan Page of USA Today. Pence repeatedly interrupted Harris, and routinely ignored Page’s attempts to cut him off when he spoke past the debate’s agreed-upon time limits.

“He is condescending to women,” said Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a longtime political analyst in the Golden State. “I resented the fact that that he hardly ever acknowledged Susan Page until he was finished saying what he wanted to say, regardless of the timing.”

Former Missouri

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U.S. women organize watch parties for historic VP debate

By Makini Brice

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. vice presidential debate on Wednesday night will pitch Kamala Harris, the first woman of color on a major ticket, against a conservative male vice president – and some Americans, especially women, are gearing up to watch the fight.

Political groups, college associations and individuals around the country have organized mostly online “watch parties” as Harris debates U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who is running with President Donald Trump in the Nov. 3 election.

“I really can tell that Kamala is ready,” said Rahdiah Barnes, the president of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications in New York, which pushes for diversity in media, who has organized a non-partisan watch party online. “This is history. She has something to prove, and I’ve heard her say a couple of things over the past couple days, so I can know that she’s getting ready for

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Women cheer on Harris’s ‘I’m speaking’ response in debate: ‘I hope every little girl heard that’

Women on social media cheered on Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOvernight Defense: Top military officers quarantine after positive COVID case | Distracted pilot, tech issues led to F-35 crash It matters: Kamala Harris and the VP debate CDC director says it’s safe for Pence to take part in debate MORE (D-Calif.) over a viral exchange with Vice President Pence during their vice presidential debate Wednesday night.

Harris twice interjected “I’m speaking,” when interrupted by Pence, with clips of the moments being widely shared online and appearing to resonate with many of the women who were watching.

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As Harris Prepares for Pence Debate, Asian American Women Pay Tribute to Their Immigrant Mothers, Grandmothers

As Democratic nominee Kamala Harris takes the debate stage tonight against Vice President Mike Pence, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.

Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, made headlines in August after being selected as Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, making her not only the first Black women to be on a major party’s ticket, but the first Asian American woman, too.

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), running mate of Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, attends a coronavirus briefing at a makeshift studio at the Hotel DuPont on August 13, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. As Harris takes the debate stage tonight, Asian American Pacific Islanders across the nation are showing support for Harris by tweeting images and the stories of their mothers and grandmothers.
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Before Pence And Harris Debate, Revisit Vice President’s Comments On Women

The internet has plenty of jibes about Vice President Mike Pence debating Senator Kamala Harris, and many of those jokes stem from comments he made over a decade ago. So what did he say about women and married men? Let’s revisit those quotes before their Wednesday night VP debate

In 2017, The Washington Post published a profile on Karen Pence, the Vice President’s wife, and referenced a 2002 article in which the now-VP told The Hill “that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.”

He called it “building a zone around your marriage.”

“If there’s alcohol being served and people are being loose, I want to have the best-looking brunette in the room standing next to me,” Pence reportedly said of his wife.

Critics took issue, not with his loyalty to his

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Prop bet-style picks for Pence-Harris vice presidential debate

For the second straight week, FanDuel is offering a free “Presidential Pick ’em” contest, this time centered around the lone vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris on Wednesday night. Politics have basically become sports (and vice/versa), so it only makes sense that a daily fantasy sports and sports betting site offers a contest like this. 

Here are the basics: Enter the contest, make your guesses on 10 debate-related questions — which are essentially prop bets — and see how many you get correct at the end of the night. There will be contests for each of the two remaining presidential debates over the next couple weeks.

PLAY FOR FREE: FanDuel Presidential Pick ’em

With just 10 multiple choice questions, there are only so many ways you can differentiate your entry and finish near the top of the leaderboard. Experienced FanDuel players know you have to take a

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Debate Scoring; No Surprise; Bert’s Gift; Tune In at 10:30 A.M. to Our Virtual Briefing

Good morning, it’s Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. On this date in 1891, Stanford University opened its doors. On the first day of school, the incoming class of 555 students received a pep talk from David Starr Jordan, Stanford’s first president.

“It is for us as teachers and students in the university’s first year to lay the foundations of a school which may last as long as human civilization,” he said. “It is hallowed by no traditions; it is hampered by none. Its finger posts all point forward.”

Inspirational words, to be sure, although the speaker had a problematic career, as I’ll reveal some other morning. For today, let’s concentrate one of the 555 students in that pioneer class on the sprawling campus that would become known affectionately as The Farm. Herbert Hoover was an orphan with a bent for the sciences. Innovative and decisive, he succeeded at a variety of

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