Politics

Kavanaugh and his family watch President Trump sign his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Members of North Carolina and South Carolina's congressional delegation responded to President Donald J. Trump's nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court with praise and alarm. On Monday night, the president nominated Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, to fill the position that Associate Justice Kennedy will vacate upon retirement. 

President Donald Trump addressed the crowd at Airport High School in West Columbia.
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A debate is intensifying over whether Charlotte should host the 2020 Republican National Convention if it's chosen at the end of this month. The matter could come down to a city council vote this summer. 

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Judicial elections in North Carolina are all but set for November with the candidate filing period over for trial and appeals courts.

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A North Carolina Senate committee Thursday will debate adding a photo ID requirement for voting to the state's constitution.  The proposal has already passed the House.  It must also pass the Senate before it appears as a referendum on this November’s ballot.   

The early-voting period in North Carolina will end on the Friday before Election Day instead of Saturday.  The House Wednesday completed an override of Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that shifts the in-person, early voting period back a day.  That Saturday has been a popular day for early voting, especially among African-Americans.  

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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One of Donald Trump's earliest and strongest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, survived an unusually tough challenge from a political newcomer on Tuesday, saving Trump from embarrassment by winning a primary contest that tested anew the Republican president's clout within his own party.

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Thousands of Trump supporters gathered Monday to see the President and attend a campaign rally for South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

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North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein joined a coalition of 17 attorneys general to sue the Trump Administration over its family separation policy, alleging that it violated constitutional rights and arguing that the President’s executive order meant to reverse the policy doesn’t adequately fix the issue.

Bouchra Idlibi of Charlotte brought her children to a protest of the travel ban in January. She said she's a Syrian-American.
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Muslims and immigrant advocates in North Carolina reacted with dismay Tuesday to news that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump's executive order limiting travel from a group of primarily Muslim-majority countries.

Supreme Court Upholds President Trump's Travel Ban

Jun 26, 2018
The Supreme Court of the United States.
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The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travel from several mostly Muslim countries, rejecting a challenge that it discriminated against Muslims or exceeded his authority.

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