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Donald Trump returns to North Carolina for first time after becoming Republican nominee

WINSTON-SALEM — Donald Trump returned to North Carolina after becoming the Republican nominee at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland. He spent most of the rally at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds discussing the economy and criticizing his Democratic rivals, including soon-to-be presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her running mate Tim Kaine and former Democratic presidential hopeful, Bernie Sanders. Trump ...Full Article

See all of Elon Local News and The Pendulum’s coverage from the RNC

CLEVELAND — Last week, The Pendulum and Elon Local News jointly covered the Republican National Convention. Instead of covering what everyone else was — Melania Trump’s plagiarism, pandemonium over ...Full Article

Texas delegate on Cruz’s speech: ‘That took some serious guts’

CLEVELAND — Nick Allman said Texas delegates were so unsure of whether Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) would endorse nominee and former rival Donald Trump at Republican National Convention, they were taking ...Full Article

As RNC concludes, LGBTQIA rights take center stage

CLEVELAND — LGBTQIA rights, a subject that’s kept the Republican Party at odds, surfaced on the crowning night of the Republican National Convention, further deepening the divide and putting ...Full Article

Trump in RNC acceptance speech: ‘I am your voice’

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday night, crafting an image of a damaged country while proclaiming to the masses that “I am your voice” ...Full Article

North Carolina delegates’ thoughts on Trump

Elon News Network spoke to two North Carolina delegates about their thoughts on the convention, Donald Trump, millennials in the Republican Party, the American Dream and North Carolina’s body camera ...Full Article

On last day of RNC, protesters relatively quiet

CLEVELAND — It’s the last day of the Republican National Convention, and while downtown streets are still filled with people, one group isn’t as prominent as expected. Protesters. All ...Full Article

Police presence increases on third day of RNC

CLEVELAND – Protesters flocked here the past three days to voice their opinions. Different groups are speaking their mind on religion, foreign policy, LGBT issues and more seemingly all ...Full Article

Young delegate discusses RNC from Millennial perspective

CLEVELAND — At 18, Jack Pickett is the youngest of the 44 Washington delegates, and is one of the youngest delegates at the Republican National Convention. “Politics is my ...Full Article

RNC Youth Caucus shows contrast within Republican Party

CLEVELAND — Delegates have flocked here for the Republican National Convention this week. Tuesday, the GOP formally elected Donald Trump as the nominee for the Republican Party. Although most ...Full Article

Millennial Republicans express discontent with Trump

CLEVELAND — Xander Almeida laughs when he says he doesn’t support Donald Trump for president. It’s a laugh of disbelief, a laugh of incredulity and a laugh of fear. ...Full Article

Young people attend the RNC

CLEVELAND — The Republican National Convention started Monday with many young people in attendance representing the Grand Old Party. Cassie Unruh, 17, says she “loves being part of the ...Full Article

At RNC, Millennials look to future of Republican Party

CLEVELAND — Cassie Unruh’s been coming to Republican National Conventions since she was born. Now 17, she says she’s finally old enough to care about what happens. Her mom, Kendal ...Full Article

In Raleigh, Trump criticizes Clinton, FBI ruling

Republican frontrunner repeats gibes at opponent, Obama By: Alex Simon RALEIGH — Even as he strayed off on tangents, presidential candidate Donald Trump threw multiple verbal barbs at Democratic ...Full Article

Obama backs Clinton, attacks Trump at Charlotte rally

Extra firepower needed to gain votes for pivotal state By: Emmanuel Morgan CHARLOTTE — In her second trip to North Carolina in the span of two weeks, presidential candidate ...Full Article

April ‘Elon Poll’ puts Cooper ahead in N.C. gubernatorial race

The Elon University Poll released its latest survey results entitled, ‘Elon Poll: Cooper pulls ahead in N.C. gubernatorial race’ on Wednesday, April 19. This month’s poll asked questions from a variety ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

Rubio looks to carry strong performance to Nevada

COLUMBIA, SC- In a close race, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz battled all night to finish ahead of one another in the South Carolina Republican primary. While Rubio may not have ...Full Article

Jeb Bush Suspends Presidential Campaign

COLUMBIA, SC- Gov. Jeb Bush suspended his campaign for the 2016 Republican nomination on Saturday night following a fourth place finish in the South Carolina Primary. “Tonight I am ...Full Article

Donald Trump draws big crowd for big win in South Carolina

SPARTANBURG, SC- It didn’t take long on Saturday night for Donald Trump’s South Carolina Primary results watch party to turn into a celebration. CNN projected Donald Trump the winner with 32 ...Full Article

Election Update: How candidates are faring heading into Saturday

The election climate could be drastically different when the 2016 presidential candidates arrive in North Carolina as over 20 states will hold their primaries between now and March 15. Two of ...Full Article

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 ...Full Article

Hillary Clinton’s “Fighting for us” campaign

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held an organizing event in Toledo, Iowa. She discussed her Chicago-Suburb beginnings, being raised by what she says were two loving parents, and ...Full Article

Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump for president

AMES, IA - Donald Trump held a special announcement event at Iowa State University today. The barn, as Trump called it, was filled with several hundred primarily white, millennials. Trump ...Full Article

Donald Trump’s message to college students

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Donald Trump rally in Urbandale, Iowa

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Sen. Rand Paul on the College Vote

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

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 ...Full Article

Marco Rubio holds town hall meeting in Johnston, IA

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 ...Full Article

Marco Rubio on College Debt

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Chris Christie returns to Iowa with multiple campaign stops

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 ...Full Article

President Bill Clinton Speaks with ELN on College Issues

Elon Local News spoke to President Bill Clinton today about why college students should vote for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Here’s what he said:Full Article

What is Conservatism?

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ELN Exclusive interview with Martin O’Malley

Democratic Presidental Candidate Martin O’Malley spoke with Elon Local News following a speech at the Ankeny Area Democrats Winter Banquet.Full Article

Undercard debate candidates share thoughts on education

Throughout the course of the Jan. 14 Republican undercard debate, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum expressed much opposition against the Obama administration ...Full Article

Cruz, Trump go on attack against one another at prime-time debate

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — Much of the focus of the Republican prime-time debate on Jan. 14 centered around gun violence and immigration. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued he changed his immigration policy and ...Full Article

Drake University class analyzes campaign messages in 2016 election

While Elon students are spending part of their winter term in Iowa to study the Iowa Caucus, students at Drake University in Des Moines are also studying this major ...Full Article

Santorum, Bush Canvas Iowa

  Speaking to very different groups, Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum and Governor Jeb Bush campaigned in and around the Des Moines area Wednesday. Governor Jeb Bush began his ...Full Article

Rick Santorum on Ted Cruz’s “Natural Born” Issue

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Carly Fiorina greets supporters at event honoring new legislative year

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina stopped by the Iowa State Historical Building in Des Moines to attend a welcome back reception for the Iowa State ...Full Article

Jeb Bush talks military strategy, gun rights, and college finances

A firearms manufacturing warehouse is an uncommon location to host an event. But Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, highlighted his Texas roots by choosing a potentially controversial location, in ...Full Article

Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton’s Message to College Students

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Minority Issues Take Center Stage at Democratic Forum

The three major Democratic candidates took part in “The Iowa Brown & Black Forum” Monday night, presented by Fusion TV. Hosted by Drake University, Sec. Hillary Clinton, Governor Martin O’Malley ...Full Article

Dr. Ben Carson brings “We the People” town hall meeting to Jefferson, IA

Presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson held a town hall meeting today at Abundant Life Ministries in Jefferson, Iowa. Carson told the audience to encourage their family and ...Full Article

United States Conference of Mayors calls on candidates to focus on Urban issues

DES MOINES — In the hours before “The Iowa Brown and Black Forum,” a minority focused forum featuring the three major Democratic presidential candidates, the United States Conference of ...Full Article

Bernie Sanders hosts town hall in Iowa

PERRY, IA — Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) held a town hall today in an effort to share his platform with Iowa residents in preparation for the upcoming Caucuses on ...Full Article