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Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine is about more than winning the battleground state (excuse me, Commonwealth) of Virginia. It’s about a seismic shift in the Presidential chessboard this year – and for years to come. The Clinton campaign calculates

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It was a rough week. But it’s over. No more opening the morning newspapers to read stories about plagiarism. Or about booing Ted. Or about hour-long political speeches in prime time by Donald Trump.   Orators aren’t born – they

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Hillary Clinton has the greatest gift in politics: a flawed, unpopular opponent. Still, she should use the Democratic convention to fix four big problems. First, she’s a status quo candidate in a change year. She and Bill have been on

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Carter and I talked with WUNC Radio’s Jeff Tiberii on “what North Carolinians should expect from presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the battleground state.” You can listen here.  

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Today, some random notes from the GOP convention: There’s a new Republican slogan. “Make America Hate Again.” Republicans deeply admire Michelle Obama. When her lines are mouthed by a Slovenian swimsuit model. It’s okay to plagiarize. Joe Biden had to

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We haven’t heard this said before – not during this convention. And not during Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaign against one another.    We have heard, from Donald Trump: ‘I will make America great again.’ And ‘I will make

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North Carolina Republicans this year will get to experience what we Democrats went through in so many presidential elections: how to avoid going down with the Titanic. Because the S.S. Trump is going down, and it will be hard to

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You might not expect a presidential candidate to compare himself to America’s most crooked and disgraced President, but Donald Trump and his campaign chairman did just that this week. Trump and Chairman Paul Manafort said that, just as with Richard

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Rudy Giuliani nailed the key to the election, saying Obama’s inability to speak two words – Islamic Extremists – has consequences; that it already had consequences in San Bernadino and at Fort Hood with Major Nidal. He was yelling ‘Allah

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The last two Republican Presidents aren’t there. The last two Republican presidential candidates aren’t there. The Republican Governor of the state hosting the convention isn’t there. Pat McCrory isn’t there. And former Republican N.C. Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr says

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