Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Democrats predict a 2018 wave election

Party leaders are eagerly anticipating the 2018 midterm elections in the aftermath of Democrat Doug Jones' stunning upset victory in Alabama, convinced they can now win outright majorities in the House and Senate in addition to a fleet of marquee gubernatorial races.

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'Everybody's history is important' says Confederate group at State Fair

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Durham mayoral candidate Steve Schewel thanks his supporters

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Scenes from the Pierce Freelon campaign election night

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Watch NCCU's marching band lead voters to the polls

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Watch as NCCU's marching band marches students to the polls

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Elementary students take over NC senator’s office to push for more school funding

Sebastian Gorka speech at UNC draws protesters

Trump advisor Sebastian Gorka's speech at UNC Monday night, Nov. 13, 2017 draws protesters including Deborah Friedman, of Durham, arguing with Andrew Curley, a post doc in geography at UNC about Israel and Palestine.
Casey Toth ctoth@newsobserver.com
Sebastian Gorka speech at UNC draws protesters 1:46

Sebastian Gorka speech at UNC draws protesters

Durham mayoral candidate Steve Schewel thanks supporters and his mom 0:39

Durham mayoral candidate Steve Schewel thanks supporters and his mom

What a Durham City Council candidate thinks about downtown 1:14

What a Durham City Council candidate thinks about downtown

Durham City Council candidate's Hayti connection 0:56

Durham City Council candidate's Hayti connection