‘He Hugs Everybody’: Women Divided Over Joe Biden

It’s simply a “human touch.” He’s a “warm, affectionate person.” “He hugs everybody.” In the days since allegations surfaced of Joe Biden’s uninvited touching, several women in politics and beyond have been coming to his defense, vouching for his character and saying it was merely his old-fashioned style — nothing intentional, and certainly nothing sexual.

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‘Look at Me’: Women Confront Flake on Kavanaugh Support

Emotions ran high in the U.S. Capitol Friday over the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Soon after Republican Sen. Jeff Flake announced he’d vote to confirm Kavanaugh, two women cornered him in an elevator as he headed back to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Asylum Ruling by Sessions Seen as Condemning Women to Violence

Soldiers raped Stephanie because her husband, a pastor called Alain, preached to men in their Congo town about the need for education. Her ordeal ended when she was granted asylum by the United States. But for another group of women wanting to emigrate here, victims of domestic violence, that route of escape was closed by the Trump administration this week.

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