Democratic congresswoman Joyce Beatty had everyone doing double-takes Thursday when she walked out onto the stage at the Democratic National Convention wearing what looked like the same dress Melania Trump wore when she addressed the Republicans.
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.
The computers of the House Democratic campaign committee have been hacked, an intrusion that investigators say resembles the recent cyber breach of the Democratic National Committee for which the Russian government is the leading suspect.
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.
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.
Supporters from Kansas and Missouri at the Democratic National Convention emerged from their four days of political speeches with new confidence that they had won over Bernie Sanders backers and launched their candidate in better shape to tackle Donald Trump.
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.”
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.
A group of officials sent letters Wednesday to civic groups in Kansas City, asking to discuss property tax abatements. Meanwhile, a group of petitioners wants to reform economic development incentives through a public vote.
Less than a week before the Republican primary in Kansas’ 1st Congressional District, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind the challenger, physician Roger Marshall, in his bid to defeat Rep. Tim Huelskamp. It’s the only case in the country where the chamber is actively opposing the incumbent.
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.
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.