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Can Trump Repair His Disconnect With Minorities and Women?

rollcall.com — Donald Trump went into his first one-on-one presidential debate with his base solidly behind him. But one would assume he also wanted to continue his outreach to minority and female voters. He does, after all, need to win the approval of half of the population, one that is rapidly becoming more diverse.

Open Letter to My Congressman, Robert Pittenger: No, We Don’t Hate White People

theroot.com — Dear Rep. Robert Pittenger: You may be the elected U.S. congressman from the district of North Carolina that runs through my neighborhood; but you don't represent me. When asked for your reaction to the citizens who took to the streets of Charlotte to protest the killings of people of color by law enforcement and plead for...

Donald Trump's 'charm offensive' continues with daughter-in-law in N.C.

upi.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Lara Trump, presidential candidate Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, is just a "Carolina girl," from Wilmington, she wants you to know, with "good Southern values." And Donald Trump, "the man I know him to be," is "a very humble, soft-spoken, funny guy," with a weakness for McDonald's.

Trump’s ‘Charm Offensive’ Continues, as Daughter-In-Law Opens North Carolina Offices

rollcall.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Lara Trump, the candidate's daughter-in-law, is just a "Carolina girl," from Wilmington, she wants you to know, with "good Southern values." And Donald Trump, "the man I know him to be," is "a very humble, soft-spoken, funny guy," with a weakness for McDonald's.

Did Hillary Clinton Ace Her 'Job Interview' in North Carolina?

rollcall.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's obvious why North Carolina is tantalizing for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and why the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates each made an appearance in the battleground state this week. Trump was in Greenville on Tuesday (and will be in Asheville on Monday), and on Thursday afternoon, Clinton attended a rally at Johnson C.

African-Americans hear Donald Trump loud and clear

upi.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- It's so refreshing to know that Donald Trump cares about me. I was in that Charlotte crowd when he made one of his first outreach efforts to African-Americans.

African-Americans Hear Trump Loud and Clear

rollcall.com — CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It's so refreshing to know that Donald Trump cares about me. I was in that Charlotte crowd when he made one of his first outreach efforts to African-Americans.

OpEd: President Obama Is Nobody's N-word, Despite Trump's Putin Dog Whistle

nbcnews.com — PHILADELPHIA - Since the beginning of his presidency, Barack Obama's opponents have tried to make him something he is not: an angry black man and/or some foreign "other" not entitled to claim the American story as his own. President Obama, with his Democratic National Convention speech on Wednesday night, answered back.

Hollywood Celebrities Show Up in Support of DC Statehood

theroot.com — In a room sprinkled with celebrities-and there were quite a few, from Ashley Judd to David Schwimmer-one stood out for reasons other than a starring role on TV or in the movies.

Michelle Obama: Star of the RNC and, Perhaps, the DNC

rollcall.com — PHILADELPHIA - When you want to put on a memorable show, you cast a superstar to get it started. Is anyone surprised to see a Michelle Obama speech scheduled for Monday, Day One of the Democratic National Convention?
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