North Carolina Politics

Was the Putin summit a turning point for Trump? Republicans say 'nah'

We’re interested not only in the 2018 elections – we’re interested in the 2020 elections as well Jonathan Barnett, Arkansas<p>Everybody’s engaged, everybody’s excited. Tempests in teapots come and go with increasing rapidity Drew McKissick, South Carolina<p>I don't think there's a crisis here at all. …

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VP Pence headlines Georgia rally in governor's race

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence made his presence felt Saturday in Georgia's race for governor, headlining a rally for Secretary of State Brian Kemp ahead of the looming Republican primary runoff.<p>The appearance came three days after President Donald Trump unexpectedly weighed in on the …

Georgia (U.S. State)

NC voters are unhappy. Why aren’t third-party candidates gaining ground?

North Carolinians are generally unhappy with state and national politics. Surveys consistently indicate a majority of the state’s citizens are …

Government

Families confront NC congressman as they seek help for immigrants in sanctuary

Family and friends of six immigrants taking sanctuary in North Carolina churches confronted U.S. Rep. David Price to implore and prod him to file …

David Price

John Hood: Push back on budget deficits

RALEIGH — Right after the 2016 elections, I observed that the combination of Donald Trump’s rise and continuing GOP strength across the landscape of …

Economics

Charlotte is hosting the 2020 GOP convention because, well, no one else wanted to

LGBTQI

NC Democrats want to break GOP legislative supermajority. GOP says not so fast.

Hundreds of Democratic Party volunteers are knocking on doors across the state this weekend in an effort to build momentum this fall to loosen …

Government

Homophobia, misogyny and Islamophobia: How the right’s new darling is tossing red meat hatred to Trump's base

This Saturday, pro-gun control MAGA hordes will gather at the Orange County Second Amendment (OC2A) rally in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Among the …

Liberal View

DEMOCRATIC PATRIOTS! I Call Upon You in Our Nation's Hour of Need! JOIN THE FIGHT!!

I hope NOT to see personal agendas or the posting of irrelevant comments.<p>We saw it in Alabama in the 2017 Senate contest. We saw it in Virginia, …

Government

GOP leader wants lawmakers to explain constitution changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A leading Republican legislator doesn't like what he's seeing from the panel describing possible constitutional amendments, and he wants North Carolina lawmakers to return to Raleigh soon for a special legislative session.<p>State Rep. David Lewis of Harnett County said Saturday …

North Carolina

Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr.: Racial justice struggle continues

It’s hard to remember now, but for Americans across the political spectrum, 2009 was a year of hope that our country’s racial divide was narrowing. …

Rights & Freedoms

GOP Awards Its 2020 Convention to the Only City That Sorta Kinda Wanted It

One of these days one or both of the major U.S. political parties will find a way to ditch the atavistic spectacle of national political conventions. …

San Antonio

Republicans Announce Charlotte as 2020 Convention Site

Democrats visited the North Carolina city in 2012<p>The Republican National Committee formally announced Friday that its 2020 convention will take place …

North Carolina

Charlotte 2020: An Insider’s Guide to the GOP Convention Host City

Passing through Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1791, George Washington is said to have been unimpressed. He described the city in his diary as “a very …

Conservative View

Republican Party Picks Charlotte, North Carolina to Host 2020 Convention

Austin, Texas (AP) -- Republican Party picks Charlotte, NC to host 2020 presidential nominating convention .

North Carolina

This week's top stories on NC Policy Watch | The Progressive Pulse

<b>1. Powerful new hog trial testimony puts Smithfield back on the defensive</b> <i><br>By Lisa Sorg</i><p>As a former police officer and firefighter, Wesley Sewell has …

North Carolina

Acting CIA watchdog up for top job resigns

ASPEN, Colo. — The acting watchdog at the CIA, who has been accused of retaliating against whistleblowers, is resigning, the agency confirmed Friday.<p>Christopher Sharpley, whose nomination for the inspector general post had stalled in the Senate, said in a memo to employees at his office that he was …

Politics

Political donor Lindberg ponies up $1 million for HBCU scholarships

— The Durham businessman who has given more than $5 million to state political campaigns in the last few years will donate $1 million to a …

HBCUs

Front Row w/ Marc Rotterman: July 20, 2018

This week on Front Row w/ Marc Rotterman, Trump clarifies remarks on Russia Meddling, new data on North Carolina’s public schools and tax reform 2.0. …

North Carolina

Murkowski joins bipartisan group of senators urging Trump to keep immigrant families together

WASHINGTON — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski joined a bipartisan group of more than two dozen senators in urging President Donald Trump to keep immigrant …

Jeff Flake

Amendments are ballot twist in North Carolina power struggle

In closely divided North Carolina, an intense power struggle between Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will shift from the General …

North Carolina

Buncombe Board of Elections at odds over early voting sites; 2 plans sent to state board

ASHEVILLE - After a two-day recess, Buncombe County Board of Elections members are at odds over the adoption of a plan for One-Stop early voting for …

Asheville

Former DC Interns Share How They Got Their Feet in the Door

Meet four interns who entered the political world through programs<p>Capitol Hill interns are often assumed to be college students with a natural …

HBCUs

State Board of Education's Bill Cobey will not seek another term as chairman

Superintendent Mark Johnson (left) and State Board of Education Chairman Bill Cobey (right).<p>Bill Cobey, the longtime North Carolina Republican who’s …

North Carolina

Senators propose bill to restrict international development loans to Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Thursday to restrict loans from international financial institutions to Turkey "until the Turkish government ends the unjust detention of U.S. citizens", a senate committee statement said.<p>The move followed a Turkish court …

Politics

'The Young People Will Win': New Analysis Shows Youth Voter Registration Surged After Parkland Shooting

Voter registration among Americans aged 18-29 surged nationwide following the February mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that …

Liberal View

More central control is coming to CMS schools: What it means for kids, teachers.

Superintendent Clayton Wilcox likes to talk about “freedom within fences” for principals — and he said Friday he’s preparing to pull those fences in. …

School Administration

Site of 2020 Republican National Convention to be decided at GOP meeting in Austin

The Republican National Committee is meeting in Austin this week, and one of the things that will be decided is the site of the 2020 convention, …

Donald Trump

Schedule A for Line #22

SCHEDULE B<p>ITEMIZED DISBURSEMENTS<br>Line #: 22<p>Committee: REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE<p><b>Disbursement To</b><p><b>Address</b><p><b>Election Type</b><p><b>Date of Disbursement</b><p><b>Extra</b> …

Politics

Here's What North Carolina's Representatives in Congress Think of Trump's Performance at Putin Summit

On Monday night, President Donald Trump stood next to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, and undermined his own intelligence …

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