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On a blustery post election afternoon winds were loud and strong, much like the opinions among folks braving the breezy day in downtown Asheville.

“I was not surprised,” says Lisa Allen who was visiting from South Carolina,   “I really was happy about it, I think the other choice was not the best one,” said Allen.  “I don’t think he was the greatest, but I think he’s a better choice than her.”

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With election day almost upon us, both campaigns are making a final push to rally support in North Carolina.  Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea made a return visit to Asheville on Saturday.  If you’re going to come to Asheville, it’s appropriate to stop at a brewery.  Chelsea Clinton was in Asheville in late September for a visit to the climate change center The Collider.  This time, she visited Twin Leaf Brewery at South Slope downtown.  Just like the last event, she spoke for a short time to rally support for her mom, before taking questions.  The first question was about student loans

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The political science taught in textbooks has always been a bit removed from the politics practiced in the real world.

But this year’s out-of-the-ordinary presidential election has presented a particular challenge for teachers who are trying to square lessons with the 2016 campaign as it’s unfolded.

WCQS's Helen Chickering has been spending time in the classroom in Henderson County, where students have been learning about the election process.

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Democratic Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is in Charlotte today trying to rally voters to the polls.  He'll lead a march he says reminds him of marches he lead in Alabama in the 1960s.  Lewis' visit comes as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tries to gin up enthusiasm during North Carolina's early voting period, which ends Saturday.  Turnout numbers among black voters are down from where they were this time 4 years ago.  He spoke with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb about those concerns, and about the ongoing legal battle over voting rights in North Carolina.

President Obama rallied supporters of Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Wednesday. The president made the case to a crowd in Chapel Hill for Clinton to succeed him in office.

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Nov 3, 2016
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With early voting wrapping up on Saturday in North Carolina, both presidential campaigns are targeting the state in a big way.  Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will be in the state today:  Donald Trump for rallies in Concord and Selma.  Hillary Clinton in Raleigh.  But the edge goes to Clinton in terms of big-name surrogates.  She’ll be joined onstage today by Senator Bernie Sanders.  Chelsea Clinton is scheduled for a get out the vote rally in Asheville on Saturday.  And yesterday, President Barack Obama tried to push Democrats to the polls in Chapel Hill, acknowledging some of the

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First lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned together for the first time in Winston-Salem Thursday.  The crowd at the Joel Coliseum was estimated to be around 10,500 people.  All Things Considered host Robert Siegel spoke with Asma Khalid about the event.  

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Bill Clinton has been tasked with driving up Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton's campaign. On Wednesday, he was in North Carolina to campaign at a historically black college.

Hillary Clinton staged a doubleheader in North Carolina Sunday, beginning the day with supporters in Raleigh, then traveling to Charlotte, where several hundred people were squeezed into an outdoor plaza at the University of North Carolina Charlotte to hear the presidential candidate speak.

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Early voting starts today in North Carolina.  Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine will try to rally supporters to the polls in Durham and Charlotte today.  Last night he was in Asheville.

With women's status a key issue in the presidential race, celebrity women from the entertainment and sports worlds aren't shying from the political spotlight. Some are big donors to campaigns and PACs. And some like to hit the campaign trail, as Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is doing for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina this week.

Fifty-seven percent of people surveyed by CNN after last night’s second presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won over Donald Trump, who at one point threatened to jail Clinton for her private email use. YouGov found Clinton won 47 percent to Trump’s 42 percent.

The second debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton promised a great deal and managed to deliver on much of it. But those expecting either to see Trump knocked out of the race or to see him dramatically reverse the current campaign momentum went away disappointed.

It could be said this meeting had the highest stakes ever for any single debate, even as it set new lows for the level of personal attacks.

It's hard to imagine a less likely Hillary Clinton supporter than Michael Chertoff.

Chertoff led the Republicans' 1990s probe into the Clintons' land deal, known as the Whitewater investigation — and that led to the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Clinton would later vote against Chertoff for other key positions requiring Senate approval.

In a dramatic turnaround, Chertoff just came out in support of Hillary Clinton for president.

Social Security alone consumes nearly a quarter of the federal budget.

At this week's vice presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence spoke about how the administrations they hope to join would deal with the challenges facing safety net programs like it.

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine clearly came into last night's vice presidential debate with the goal of making Indiana Gov. Mike Pence answer for Donald Trump's most controversial statements and policy positions. Unlike his running mate the week before, the steely Pence resisted taking the bait.

After the first presidential debate and heading into Round 2 on Sunday, Hillary Clinton has taken what appears to be a firm lead over Donald Trump.

According to the latest NPR Battleground Map, the Democrat once again clears 270 electoral votes, the threshold needed to be president, with just the states leaning in her direction.

She would win the presidency at this point without any of the tossups, states that could go to either Clinton or Trump. That means Clinton could win without Florida, North Carolina, Nevada and Arizona (the tossups).

In Charlotte on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama emphasized how competitive North Carolina has been in the last two presidential elections. She used that message to rally supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a "Notice of Violation" to the Donald J. Trump Foundation and ordered the foundation to cease and desist from soliciting contributions in New York.

The notice states that the Trump Foundation failed to register with the Charities Bureau before soliciting contributions or engaging in fundraising activities.

Most Americans remember the 1990s as a prosperous time when companies were expanding, wages rising and stock prices soaring. In 1997, Fortune magazine published a story headlined: "These Are The Good Old Days ... The U.S. Economy Is Stronger Than It's Ever Been Before."

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited Charlotte Sunday.  The stop came nearly two weeks after Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police, which brought days of protests.  It’s a visit Clinton intended to make LAST weekend, but city officials requested candidates not come because resources were still being devoted to handling the ongoing protests.

We don't really know what Donald Trump paid in taxes, because unlike every other major presidential candidate in the last four decades, the GOP nominee has refused to release his tax returns. But the New York Times offers a tantalizing theory that Trump could have legally escaped income tax liability on hundreds of millions of dollars, thanks to staggering losses from two decades ago.

Donald Trump's campaign is responding to a New York Times report that the real estate mogul claimed hundreds of millions of dollars in losses on tax returns in 1995 — an amount that could have allowed him to legally avoid paying income taxes for many years.

The 1995 tax records obtained by the newspaper show Trump as having reported a $916 million loss on personal income tax returns during that year.

When he released his medical records this month, Donald Trump appeared on the Dr. Oz show to reveal his health information. After doing a blase rundown of results, noting many of them "good" or "normal" or "low," Oz made one number stand out.

"Your testosterone is 441, which is actually --" Oz said, then paused. "It's good," he finished with a chuckle.

Trump gave a faint smile and a meaningful eyebrow raise. The crowd cheered.

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump renewed his attacks on a former Miss Universe winner Friday, heedless of the possible fallout with women and Latino voters.

In a series of tweets posted around 5 a.m. ET, Trump criticized Alicia Machado as "my worst Miss U." and described her as "disgusting."

During the presidential debate on Monday night, Hillary Clinton raised a 1973 federal lawsuit brought against Donald Trump and his company for alleged racial discrimination at Trump housing developments in New York.

Chelsea Clinton Talks Clean Energy in Asheville

Sep 28, 2016
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Western North Carolina saw another high profile visit of this campaign season yesterday when Chelsea Clinton visited downtown.  Clinton’s visit to Asheville was all about global warming.  And the world isn’t the only thing heating up.  So too is the presidential race, very much so in North Carolina.  The visit came one day after her mom Hillary Clinton made Raleigh her first campaign stop following Monday’s presidential debate.  Donald Trump and his running mate Mike Pence have made numerous stops in the state in recent weeks as well.

On Tuesday, after a less-than-stellar debate performance, Donald Trump returned to using one of his favorite measurements to mask his missteps on Monday night — the polls.

The Arizona Republic has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president — the first time the newspaper has backed a Democrat in its history.

The Republic's editorial board writes that Clinton understands what the position demands: "a steady hand, a cool head, and the ability to think carefully before acting." And it pointedly concludes that her Republican rival, Donald Trump, does not.

During Hillary Clinton's campaign stop in Raleigh Tuesday, she focused heavily on her plans to make the American economy fairer for all families.

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