“I was shocked and dismayed by the optics when, while watching the Michael Cohen congressional hearing, Mark Meadows, our own 11th District representative, paraded an African-American lady before the assemblage like a life-size cardboard cutout.”
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Exhibit celebrates African-American artists
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Say It Loud will debut at 22 London Road. The collection explores issues of beauty, gender, ethnic identity and stereotypes.
Election results spark flag burning outside Federal Building
In protest of President-elect Donald Trump, an Asheville resident burned a flag in front of downtown Asheville’s federal building on Thursday, Nov. 1. Shell said his family made the flag eight years ago to celebrate the election of Barack Obama.
Letter writer: Who benefits from greater voter participation?
“Which begs the question: In making it less cumbersome to register to vote, who will benefit?”
Letter writer: If Hillary sinks, then what?
“Obama will develop a significant case of heartburn realizing that his legacy is about go down the tube with a suddenly weakened candidate unable to deliver Obama’s de facto third term.”
Video: Did ‘Obama’s spiritual advisor’ go on ‘race rant’ in Hot Springs?
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 Obama’s gone: what the national media missed about Asheville
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.
The web and Barack
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.
Obama in Asheville: An inaugural poem by James Franco
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.
Storify: Asheville’s 2012 election season in review
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)
Keever: AC-T misconstrued my statement, I endorse Obama
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.
Asheville featured in Obama energy ad
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.
The national election begins locally
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 […]
How Asheville’s Twitter users covered President Obama’s visit to Asheville
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
Sunday open thread
Plenty of news in Asheville this week, with the City Council primary, the culmination of the WE DO campaign, continuing Occupy Asheville demonstrations, a coming visit by the President and more. What’s on your minds, readers?
Police arrest gun-carrying man outside airport as Obama departs
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.
Welcome back: The Obamas order ribs at 12 Bones
Video by Pattiy Torno, Curve Studios
The Obamas visit Asheville: Ongoing Twitter-based coverage
This post contains a moderated feed of Twitter-based news about President Barack Obama and family’s weekend vacation in Asheville.
Edgy Mama: The president who stole summer vacation?
Breaking news: President Obama’s approval rating plummets in elementary schools around the country. Why? He wants to steal summer vacation.
Bellamy to meet with Obama
Asheville Mayor Terry Bellamy is headed to Washington, D.C. ,on Thursday for a meeting with President Barack Obama.
Asheville marks inauguration
Around Asheville, people took time out to watch and celebrate the inauguration of President Barack Obama, and Mountain Xpress was there.