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.
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.
Down-ballot Democrats in North Carolina, like gubernatorial hopeful Roy Cooper and U.S. Senate challenger Deborah Ross, could benefit from Hillary Clinton’s sizable presidential campaign investments in one of the South’s most important swing states. Clinton has launched a much larger field operation and voter turnout campaign in N.C. than Donald Trump has, and supporters say she’s positioned to help statewide Democrats on the ballot in November.
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.
The Democratic National Convention’s over and the presidential election remains too close to call. Hillary Clinton needs to rally traditional Democrats and young voters. Donald Trump must get Republicans to accept him, while keeping his angry army.
South Florida has four confirmed cases of mosquito-borne Zika virus. A neighborhood in Miami, where several of the infections occurred, is a target of a public health effort to identify other infections and kill Zika-carrying mosquitoes. The CDC says its response efforts are hampered by Congress’ failure to pass Zika funding legislation.
With a little help from Katy Perry, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Carole King, a slew of other celebrity friends — and daughter Chelsea Clinton — Hillary Clinton became the first woman to become a major party’s presidential nominee. Oh, and “God,” — aka Morgan Freeman, was there in spirit, too.
Declaring that America is “at a moment of reckoning,” Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s presidential nomination, and cast herself as the right candidate to unite the country to address its economic and national security issues. Also: The father of a fallen Muslim American soldier delivered an emotional message to Donald Trump. Republicans for Clinton took the stage. There is another FBI probe of an email hacking. What’s next? A bitter campaign.
Trump has yet to grasp that words, especially those from an aspiring world leader, can have serious consequences at home and abroad, presidential and political scholars say. And, they say, that’s pretty worrisome. Here are some of the reasons why.
Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise,” saying “America is once again at a moment of reckoning.”
Turns out the State Department already has some of them. The FBI found them during its investigation of Clinton’s email use and turned some of them over to the State Department a week ago. State Department spokesman John Kirby says his staff has begun reviewing them for possible release.