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Government & Politics

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.

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In a purple state, will Clinton’s coattails help or hurt candidates?

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.

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Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic nomination for president on Thursday in Philadelphia, calling it "a moment of reckoning" for the country.
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Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president

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Kris Kobach reacts to judge's decision

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Chelsea Clinton: 'Fights like these — they are what keep my mother going'

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Kansas teens fired for speaking up about equal pay take stage at DNC

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