Thom Tillis

The DACA deal that Congress is still working on in spite of Trump, explained

When President Trump famously called African countries “shitholes” (or perhaps “shithouses”) in a White House meeting Thursday, he wasn’t just ranting. He was criticizing a proposed immigration deal struck by a bipartisan group of US senators — the only bipartisan proposal so far that could provide …

Immigration

Steve Bannon testifies for Russia probe: Five questions House Intel may ask

WASHINGTON — Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is expected to testify behind closed doors to the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as part of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.<p>Bannon, who left his job at the White House in August amid …

Donald Trump

These Senators are celebrating MLK’s legacy but stayed silent on Trump’s racism

"A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right."<p>On Monday, a large number of federal lawmakers took to Twitter to post Martin Luther …

History

PROMISES KEPT? President Donald Trump appears to be doing much of what he said he’d do

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump often brags that he’s done more in his first year in office than any other president. That’s a spectacular …

Donald Trump

Guilford Co. family helping Nigerian student get back to U.S.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C.- A Guilford County family is trying to help a Nigerian student return to the U.S.<p>Cinda and Nick Purrington have been hosting …

Education

New alarm among Republicans that Democrats could win big this year

A raft of retirements, difficulty recruiting candidates and President Trump’s continuing pattern of throwing his party off message have prompted new alarm among Republicans that they could be facing a Democratic electoral wave in November.<p>The concern has grown so acute that Trump received what one …

Politics

The virus inside Donald Trump

Three years before Trump smeared ‘s--tholes,’ the Ebola scare revealed his fearmongering self.

Donald Trump

New voices, like North Carolina’s Tillis, clash with old guard on immigration reform

Veterans with the scars of previous immigration reform battles and new voices hoping to make their mark by solving the vexing issue, such as North …

Immigration

Trump's year: Congress bickers over Russia, Mueller looms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans who spent the early months of 2017 working with Democrats on investigations into Russian interference in U.S. elections …

Robert Mueller

How Republican lawmakers responded to Trump’s vulgar immigration remarks

Reports that President Donald Trump referred to African nations as “shithole countries” and disparaged Haitians during an immigration meeting on …

Lamar Alexander

President Trump’s New Judicial Nominee Is ‘Moral Poison’

President Donald Trump’s pick for a lifetime seat on the federal bench in North Carolina is the latest sign of how our politics have descended. A …

Government

Panthers pursuit is ready for kickoff

With the season over, bidders can now make their pitch to buy the NFL franchise that Jerry Richardson is expected to sell before the start of next …

Derek Jeter

Here are the key players in Congress on immigration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The fight over how to address several high-profile immigration issues has splintered congressional negotiators into different groups with competing proposals, some pushing the discussion toward party extremes and others trying to find a bipartisan middle ground.<p>As the President's …

U.S. Congress

Report: Senators reach bipartisan immigration deal

<b>By Ed O’Keefe | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators working to resolve the status of young undocumented immigrants, border …

Immigration

Bill would rein in mortgage companies targeting veterans

Backers of a bill aimed at cracking down on mortgage lending companies targeting veterans say the measure is gaining support.<p>The bill's sponsors — …

Business

Extra Bonus Quote of the Day

“There was genius displayed yesterday in the meeting. It’s sort of a rare genius up here — it was actually listening and being flexible.”— Sen. Thom …

Why We Shouldn't Expand Intel Agencies’ Power To Spy On Americans

In the last few years, members of Congress and their staff have been spied on, including during the Iran deal. Even the Senate committee tasked with …

Surveillance

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis On Immigration Reform Deal

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis joined me this morning to discuss the prospects for a four part Congressional compromise on immigration …

Immigration

WTAS: Support for President Trump's Speech to the American Farm Bureau

<b>MEMBERS OF CONGRESS</b><p><b>Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS):</b> “Farmers and ranchers are the lifeblood of our rural communities and …

Agriculture

Trump displayed 'genius' at immigration meeting: GOP senator

Sen. Thom Tillis had high praise for President Donald Trump's leadership during a bipartisan immigration reform meeting at the White House Tuesday, …

Donald Trump

White House corrects DACA meeting transcript

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Even the White House stenographers couldn't keep up with all the back and forth, it seems.<p>The White House office charged with transcribing all of Donald Trump's public remarks corrected on Wednesday the transcript of the President's freewheeling, hour-long immigration meeting …

U.S. Politics

Coastal Republicans Say States, Not Just Trump, Should Get Say On Offshore Drilling

“I don’t mind opening up drilling if states can opt out," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.<p>WASHINGTON ― Florida Gov. Rick Scott isn’t the only East Coast Republican who wants a say on whether vast new stretches of federal waters should be open to oil and gas drilling. GOP lawmakers from other …

Offshore Drilling

Trump's new TV show -- genius at work

A Trump charm and, yes, intelligence lit up television screens all over America on Tuesday afternoon.The extraordinary bipartisan meeting showcased …

Donald Trump

GOP Sen.: U.S. is still vulnerable to Russian hacking

Republican Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) comments on the fate of DACA and the deadline to pass that legislation. He also speaks about how the United …

Politics

Elizabeth Warren, bipartisan deal-maker?

WASHINGTON — If you believe the ads and talking points that top Republican groups pump out, Senator Elizabeth Warren is a liberal from Massachusetts …

Republican Party

Editorials agree: Trump's offshore drilling scheme dreadful for NC

“In a time of oil and gas gluts, we aren’t really ‘dependent’ on foreign oil. We can easily take care of ourselves. But the energy market is a global …

North Carolina

A renewed Poor People's Campaign revives King's dream of challenging class divide

Rev. William J. Barber speaks to the crowd gathered at Pullen Baptist Memorial Church in Raleigh, North Carolina on New Years Eve. (WNV/David Freeman)<p>…

North Carolina

In next round of budget talks, ‘dreamers’ are set to dominate

With a potential government shutdown less than two weeks away, congressional leaders and the White House will meet this week to discuss ways to end an impasse over the legal status of young immigrants, which has become a primary obstacle to a spending deal.<p>Over the weekend, President Trump …

U.S. Politics

DC forecast: Gathering winter storm over wall vs. DACA, possible shutdown

It’s unclear what the weather forecast holds for January 19 in Washington, D.C.<p>Run the different forecasting models: European. Pioneer. GFS. Or just peak out the window.<p>The barometric pressure is dropping. A storm could be coming.<p>A meteorological “bomb cyclone” ravaged the East Coast last week. A …

U.S. Politics

‘A giant symbol’: In fight over Trump’s wall, Democrats who once supported a border barrier now oppose it

The Democrat-controlled Senate was nearing a make-or-break vote on a comprehensive immigration bill in June 2013 when a pair of Republican senators swooped in with an 11th-hour amendment aimed at clinching enough GOP support to avoid a filibuster.<p>A key provision: doubling the length of a new border …

Immigration