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Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

Trump to GOP: Support candidates who 'stand for our values'

Jun. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

Donald Trump on Saturday pushed Republicans to support candidates who are loyal to him in next year's midterm elections as the former president launched a new more active phase of his post presidency. Trump, 74, teased the prospect of another presidential bid of his own...

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

May. 07, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders could agree on a state budget after reaching a negotiating impasse two years ago. But right now...

NC budget dance slowed as GOP leaders differ on bottom line

May. 07, 2021 14:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican legislative leaders could agree on a state budget after reaching a negotiating impasse two years ago. But right now...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

May. 04, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

Kansas City Star. May 2, 2021. Editorial: Medicaid is up to you now, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson — and you know the right answer Since the Republican majority in the Missouri legislature does not give a single tu-whit tu-whoo about what Gov. Mike...

Rep. Ted Budd enters North Carolina U.S. Senate race

Apr. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina U.S. Rep. Ted Budd announced Wednesday morning that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 2022 Senate election. The staunch ally of former President Donald Trump first elected to Congress in 2016 aims to push back against...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 28, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. April 25, 2021. Editorial: Video delay in Elizabeth City police shooting fuels uncertainty and tensions Exactly what happened when Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City has not yet...

Ex-Justice Cheri Beasley joins North Carolina Senate race

Apr. 27, 2021 14:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first Black woman to serve as chief justice on the North Carolina Supreme Court announced her entry Tuesday into the state's highly competitive U.S. Senate race. Cheri Beasley formally declared her bid for the Democratic nomination after months...

North Carolina prosecutor removed for 'willful misconduct'

Apr. 27, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A western North Carolina district attorney is being removed from his elected office after a judge issued an order finding the prosecutor engaged in "willful misconduct." The removal of Greg Newman, the top prosecutor for Henderson, Polk and...

Tennessee lawmakers pass new transgender 'bathroom bill'

Apr. 21, 2021 14:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have passed a bill that would put public schools and districts at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth. The...