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Former vice president author of Violence Against Women Act

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In 2014, Vice President Joe Biden hugs Ruth Glenn, of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, at a Washington, D.C., event commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act.

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Many Floridians are wondering who the real Joe Biden beyond the public persona that we know well from his decades in public service. As a senior advisor to Vice President Biden in the White House from 2015-2017, I can answer that.

I was the White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, a position created under President Obama’s administration —and eliminated by President Trump’s. The fact that the post was created at Biden’s insistence is a testament to his commitment to addressing a less-visible pandemic that this nation has been dealing with for a long time, and that has intensified during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I went to work in the White House somewhat skeptical of the federal

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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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Why Sen. Kamala Harris’s telling Vice President Mike Pence, ‘I am speaking,’ is resonating with so many women online

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Mike Pence, Kamala Harris posing for a photo: Sen. Kamala Harris sought to put a halt to Vice President Mike Pence’s talking over her during their Wednesday debate.


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Sen. Kamala Harris sought to put a halt to Vice President Mike Pence’s talking over her during their Wednesday debate.

While Wednesday night’s vice-presidential debate was much more civil than last week’s interruption-intensive face-off between the presidential candidates, Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris also talked over each other at times — and Joe Biden’s running mate wasn’t having it.

“Mr. Vice President, I am speaking.”

“If you don’t mind letting me finish, we can have a conversation.”

“He interrupted me, and I’d like to just finish, please.”

Harris’s repeated refusal to let Pence talk over her led to these quotes trending on Twitter on Wednesday night. And many tweets featured other women calling out how often they have experienced similar interruptions in their lives, particularly at work.

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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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