Politics


NEWS 4/4/16 3:09pm

Greensboro rallies against House Bill 2

GREENSBORO - Hundreds of people packed College Park Methodist Church for the Greensboro rally against House Bill 2 as members of the North Carolina community continue to speak out against North Carolina's newest law. The bill, which passed on March 24 in an emergency legislative session of the N.C.


NEWS 3/15/16 12:53am

Hillary Clinton rallies in Charlotte on night before Primary

CHARLOTTE--On Monday night Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton spoke in Charlotte in her final speech before the North Carolina Primaries on Tuesday. "I am determined that I am going to do everything in my power to create the opportunity for every child to live up to his or her God-given potential," Clinton said.


NEWS 3/11/16 8:11pm

Bernie Sanders rallies in Raleigh

RALEIGH-- Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders drew thousands of supporters to a rally in Raleigh on Friday afternoon, four days before North Carolina and four other states are set to vote in their primary elections. More than a thousand people couldn't make it into Memorial Auditorium, which seats 2,300, and supporters were lined up more than five hours before the event began. The crowd of primarily young people was loud, cheering and chanting Sanders name from the moment the doors opened two hours before the candidate was set to arrive. In his speech, Sanders went over many of his campaign's talking points, including student debt, campaign finance reform, universal healthcare, minimum wage and the environment, among other other topics. He drew large cheers from the crowd when he discussed campaign finance laws, denouncing Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court ruling which allows corporations to fund political organizations. "When you have these horrendous Super PACs, which are funded by Wall Street and billionaires," Sanders said.


NEWS 3/10/16 9:26pm

Clinton focuses on education in N.C.

Durham, NC- The energy was high at Durham's Hillside High School as Hillary Clinton supporters flocked to the school's gymnasium for the campaigns get-out-the vote rally before the North Carolina Primary. Clinton hit the stage shortly after 5:00 p.m.


NEWS 2/28/16 12:00pm

Hillary Clinton wins big in South Carolina primary

Just days before Super Tuesday, South Carolina primary voters made a loud statement on Saturday by voting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as their nominee for the White House. Clinton swept the Palmetto State.


NEWS 2/13/16 9:15pm

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep last night at age 79 while visiting Texas. According to CNN, President Obama plans on nominating a replacement "as soon as possible." However, Obama will have a challenging time nominating a new member to the court as the senate is Republican-controlled and it is an election year. Dean and Professor of Law at Elon University's School of Law, Luke Bierman, released a statement regarding the passing of Justice Scalia. "With the passing of Justice Scalia, politics just got serious again.


NEWS 1/18/16 10:35am

Bill and Chelsea Clinton campaign for Hillary Clinton in Des Moines, IA

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1mlJ6WZGpg?rel=0] Bill and Chelsea Clinton attended an organizing event for Hillary Clinton's campaign at Lincoln High School in Des Moines on Saturday. With the former president and first daughter at opposite ends of a "Fighting for us" campaign sign, the two explained to the crowd why the former First Lady and Secretary of State is right for the job. "Everything I care most about is at stake in this election." said Chelsea Clinton. She listed issues such as a women's right to choose, climate change, and core American values that she said have been "under significant assault". "I've known my mom my whole life," Chelsea Clinton joked to the crowd, "And I think that's pretty awesome." She then turned the microphone over to Bill Clinton, who she said has known Hillary Clinton longer. Former president Clinton echoed similar statements President Obama made in his State of the Union address. In regards to the economy, Clinton said, "We are the best positioned big country in the world." He also discussed the decreasing life expectancy of non-college educated, middle-aged white people. "These people are dying of a broken heart because they think the American Dream is out of reach." he said. He concluded that Hillary Clinton will not give up on those people as president and work to give all Americans a better life. Hillary Clinton returns to the state Monday for an organizing event in Toledo, IA.


NEWS 1/17/16 2:46pm

Marco Rubio holds town hall meeting in Johnston, IA

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Xc85tx40As?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio held a town hall meeting at the Stoney Creek Inn in Johnston, IA. At the event, Rubio focused on appealing to demographics from millennials to Baby Boomers. He discussed his plan to make some changes to Social Security and Medicare, but not to get rid of these programs like other candidates have suggested.


NEWS 1/17/16 12:35am

Chris Christie returns to Iowa with multiple campaign stops

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lryd0j5YkkE&noredirect=1&w=560&h=315] New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie returned to Iowa Saturday with multiple campaign stops Christie began the day with a breakfast meet and greet at Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale. The Republican presidential candidate greeted supporters over breakfast while also having conversations about topics such as the economy, the military, and healthcare with some diners. Christie then traveled 45 minutes to Ames to host a town hall meeting at the Brick City Grill.