Richard Burr

Has Amazon visited? Probably. But let's talk about Apple, too.

N.C. Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland won’t confirm whether or not Amazon visited the Triangle last week, as part of the web giant's ongoing search …

South Carolina

Angry? NC strategist says anti-Trump mood gives Democrats an edge

Shannon Wright, a Democrat from Clayton, isn't in the habit of voting in off-year elections, but she’s thinking about it this year.<p>Wright was with …

Government

In election season, don't overlook sheriff races

In the 1969 parody <i>Support Your Local Sheriff!</i>, James Garner plays a skilled but somewhat-disreputable gunslinger who stumbles his way into the job of …

Opinion

There’s bipartisan energy for HBCUs

From the time Alma Adams (D-NC) was elected to Congress in 2014, she was committed to making a difference.<p>One of her early acts was the founding of …

HBCUs

The Readers' Forum: Thursday letters

DEBBIE PRICE, Lewisville<p>A good reason<p>I will believe columnist Marc A. Thiessen’s assertion that conservatives are not racist misogynists (“Liberals …

Planned Parenthood

House Judiciary chair hopeful eyes surveillance reform

House Judiciary chairman hopeful Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsDoug Collins to run for House Judiciary chair Overnight Cybersecurity: …

Cambridge Analytica

FCC chief proposes steps to protect U.S. communications networks

FCC chief proposes steps to protect U.S. communications networks<p>By David Shepardson<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman …

Net Neutrality

Congratulations to Trump, the GOP, and the NRA

The students who survived the Parkland shooting were standing in front of the entire world, pleading their case inside *the White House (*we call it …

Donald Trump

Sen. Mark Warner: Trump's Inaction on Russia Is an 'Embarrassment'

The vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the Mueller Investigation, Cambridge Analytica and Trump's tendency to do “unusual things”<p>Even …

Donald Trump

Sen. Richard Burr - North Carolina

Other Data 2011 - 2016<p>Congressional Committee Assignments<p>Richard Burr is a member of the following congressional committee(s):<p>Leadership …

North Carolina

FCC chief cites concerns on spy threats from Chinese telecoms firms

By David Shepardson<p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he shares the concerns of U.S. lawmakers about …

Net Neutrality

NC GOP senator sounds alarm on election 2018, Sen Feinstein threatens to out states

Senators from both parties sounded the alarm but my diary title emphasizes that this alert is bipartisan.<p>“If we start to fix this system tomorrow, we …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Even Fox News Admits This Conspiracy Theory Is Fake News (VIDEO/TWEETS)

For the last few weeks, the right-wing tubes have lit up with claims that the FBI is trying to cover up a smoking gun that supposedly proves the …

Donald Trump

Overnight Cybersecurity: House Intel votes to release Russia report | House lawmakers demand Zuckerberg testify | Senators unveil updated election cyber bill

<i>Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots</i> …

Mark Zuckerberg

CBS News Chooses Former GOP Operative With No Journalism Experience for Key Role

CBS News announced on Thursday that it had named a top flack in its Washington bureau who was previously a GOP communications staffer as its new …

U.S. Politics

'Deterring our adversaries': Senators call for immediate steps to protect elections

WASHINGTON — Senate Intelligence Committee members said Tuesday that the federal government and states should take immediate steps to update …

Senate Intelligence Committee

Money for parks, railroad and fighting opioids: What's included in Congress' $1.3 trillion spending bill?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As Congress creeps closer to a government shutdown deadline, the House on Thursday passed a $1.3 trillion spending package that funds the federal government through September and sent it to the Senate.<p>The bill is expected to be among the final major pieces of legislation to pass …

New Jersey

Congress puts $380 million toward election security

The Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said the omnibus funding bill released late on March 21 includes $380 million in grant funding …

Ron Wyden

ABC News – Breaking News, Latest News, Headlines & Videos

Interest Successfully Added We'll notify you here with news about <br>AlertTag Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest?<p>Off …

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's Zuckerberg to speak as Washington scrutiny reignites

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is planning to break days of silence about his company's mounting crisis as Washington demands answers over how the …

Mark Zuckerberg

Overnight Cybersecurity: Zuckerberg breaks silence on Cambridge Analytica | Senators grill DHS chief on election security | Omnibus to include election cyber funds | Bill would create 'bug bounty' for State

<i>Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

Senate Intel Reaches Bipartisan Consensus on Russian Hacking—Unlike House Counterpart

Senate Intel’s report has recommendations for strengthening election infrastructure, including a voluntary grant program that would give states funds …

U.S. Politics

Trump Touts Putin Get-Together as Senators Warn of Electoral Threat

U.S. president doesn't mention Kremlin's election meddling as possible topic<p>President Donald Trump said Tuesday he likely will meet Russian President …

Donald Trump

23 Senate Republicans Voted Against Omnibus Bill

The Senate easily passed the massive omnibus package early Friday despite the <b>defections of 23 Republicans</b> and three who didn't cast a vote.<p>Passage …

Republicans

Grumbling, frustration on Capitol Hill as members anxiously await spending bill

<b>(CNN) —</b> Patience is running thin on Capitol Hill, where rank-and-file members are waiting anxiously for a $1.3 trillion spending bill to finally be released just days ahead of when they'll vote on it.<p>Lawmakers must fund the government by midnight Friday or risk a shutdown, but the bill -- which is …

New Jersey

Trump’s homeland security chief says election security is a priority after president accused of having 'no sense of urgency'

Donald Trump’s homeland security chief Kirstjen Nielsen has said it is a priority to protect the country’s elections amid accusations the president …

Donald Trump

U.S. spending bill to provide $380 million for election cyber security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive federal government spending bill unveiled on Wednesday includes $380 million to help safeguard U.S. voting systems from cyber attacks, in what would be Congress' first concrete steps to bolster election security since the 2016 presidential campaign was marred by …

Cybersecurity

Overnight Cybersecurity: Senate Intel releases election security findings | Facebook to meet with officials on Capitol Hill amid Cambridge Analytica fallout | Orbitz admits possible breach

<i>Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots</i> …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Senate Intelligence Committee finally acknowledging the security of the 2018 election is in jeopardy

It's late, but better than never. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a draft summary of its review of Russia's interference in the 2016 …

Liberal View

Senate intelligence leaders aim to prevent election hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) - With the 2018 primary season already underway, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee are launching an effort to protect U.S. …

Senate Intelligence Committee