Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Clinton charges out of convention, into battle with Trump

The Democratic presidential nominee – who joked that she stayed up late after the Democratic National Convention and was running on a caffeine infusion – used a rally here to open the general election, taking direct aim at Republican rival Donald Trump’s appeal to working-class voters and his promise to bring jobs back to communities still struggling to recover from the economic downturn.

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Clinton: America faces ‘moment of reckoning’

Accepting the Democratic Party’s nomination, she tried to do what her husband did for her in his own address Tuesday night – humanize herself by telling personal stories and showing glimmers of her personality. She shared an often-not seen personal side, talking about her late mother, her daughter and grandchildren. And she rallied the crowd with details from her broad policy portfolio.

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Tillis helped create ‘discriminatory’ law, but ruling on it likely won’t hurt him

If a court ruling on North Carolina’s voter ID law sparks a backlash against Republicans, time and distance are on U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis’ side – though he’s one of the controversial law’s most ardent defenders and he cited the protracted legal battle over the measure as one of the reasons he voted against Attorney General Loretta Lynch during last year’s confirmation hearings.

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North Carolina lawmakers tiptoe around NATO concerns

NATO will soon play a crucial role in stamping out the overseas threat posed by the Islamic State. North Carolina lawmakers have been cautious not to rail against an anti-alliance message by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump while highlighting the importance and value of the multinational relationship. Maintaining a careful balance between public support and quiet opposition has become an art form in the 2016 presidential election.

Videos

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC

South Carolina delegates had some fun at the last night of the Democratic National Convention, when they were treated to a Katy Perry concert.
Delaine Frierson
SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC 0:42

SC delegates' view of Katy Perry at the DNC

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter 6:12

Rep. James Clyburn: Hillary Clinton is a fighter

United States of Swag: DNC edition 1:12

United States of Swag: DNC edition

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton 2:51

Mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement pledge support of Hillary Clinton