Calling Dr. Jim Wallis President Barack Obama’s “spiritual advisor,” the popular conservative news and opinion website The Daily Caller reported July 7 that the liberal evangelical leader went on a “race rant” at a recent event Hot Springs. But was it really an accusatory, racist rant, from a man “who has the ear of the leader of the free world,” as the website alleges? Or was it part of a constructive dialogue on a tough topic?
After President Barack Obama’s visit earlier this week, an inevitable outpouring of attention from the national media followed. Here’s the facts — harsher and more fascinating — that they missed. Photo by Max Cooper.
Xpress arts writer Kyle Sherard attended President Barack Obama’s public inauguration on Jan. 21 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. While straining to see the proceedings from the general admission area, Sherard also kept an eye out for fellow North Carolinians amid the dense and shivering throng. At one point he even brandished a sign that read, “Are you from North Carolina?” which actually summoned one person. Read on for a firsthand, if distant look at what democracy looked like.
Asheville’s most famous writing student, actor James Franco, was commissioned by Yahoo! News to write a poem about the inauguration of President Barack Obama, taking place today, Jan. 21, in Washington D.C. It focuses on the history of Asheville and its most well known visitors, including Obama.
After today, the campaigning stops: No more phone calls. No more mailers. No more motorcades. But before the polls close and the election season ends, here’s a look back at those campaign stumps in Asheville, N.C., through Storify. (photos by Caitlin Byrd)
Hours after an Asheville Citizen-Times headline asserted otherwise, Democratic congressional candidate Patsy Keever declared that she endorses President Barack Obama in multiple Facebook posts.
Apparently the intersection of Walnut Street and Broadway screams “better mileage,” as President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign just featured it in a campaign ad defending his energy record.
Gen. William T. Sherman wrote to encourage his friend, Gen. U.S. Grant, saying that Grant’s “chief characteristic is the simple faith in success.” For example, Grant arrived in besieged Chattanooga after the Union defeat at Chickamauga, replaced the general in command and set out to remove Confederates from mountains around and lift the siege. And […]
President Barack Obama flew into Asheville airport Monday, Oct. 17, and addressed members of the public at 10:50 a.m. This post contains both an aggregation of Tweets about Obama’s visit, as well as live Twitter reports of the event.
Photo by Robert Stoutamire © 2011. On Twitter @robstout1
Asheville Airport Police arrested Joseph S. McVey, of Coshocton, Ohio, yesterday afternoon after President Barack Obama had just departed the area. According to police, McVey said he wanted to see the President and was found listening to local law enforcement channels while carrying a pistol, with “rifle scope formulas” in his car.
Video by Pattiy Torno, Curve Studios
This post contains a moderated feed of Twitter-based news about President Barack Obama and family’s weekend vacation in Asheville.
Breaking news: President Obama’s approval rating plummets in elementary schools around the country. Why? He wants to steal summer vacation.
Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy is headed to Washington, D.C. ,on Thursday for a meeting with President Barack Obama.
Around Asheville, people took time out to watch and celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and Mountain Xpress was there.
People in and around Asheville are set to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama on Tuesday.
President-elect Barack Obama will ask lawmakers to pass a massive economic stimulus package when he takes office, and Asheville’s elected officials want to be ready if any money comes their way.
By an extremely slim margin — just 13,693 votes, which is less than he won Buncombe County by — Sen. Barack Obama has taken North Carolina and its 15 electoral votes, becoming the first Democratic presidential candidate to do so since 1976.
Before a crowd estimated at more than 25,000 at Asheville High School this afternoon, presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama outlined a health-care plan he says will cover all Americans and attacked the campaign of his rival, Sen. McCain, as “out of touch, out of ideas and running out of time.”
Follow Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama‘s visit to Asheville here.