Elections


Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to reveal its findings of a year-long investigation, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
10 Shocking Takeaways From Tuesday’s Jan 6. Hearing From Mark Meadows’ Aide

“You know, I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the f-ing mags away,” Trump said on Jan. 6, according to aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. 

Former Vice President Mike Pence in the U.S. Senate on January 6. Thursday's hearings in DC on the Capitol insurrection focused on the danger former President Trump put his vice president in that day. (Saul Loeb/Pool via AP, File)
 ‘A Clear and Present Danger to American Democracy’: Five Things We Learned in the Latest Jan. 6 Hearing

Former President Donald Trump and his allies tried to pressure Vice President Mike Pence into overturning the election on Jan. 6.

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
Cheri Beasley Just Landed an Endorsement from the Largest Youth Voting Group in the US 

Youth voters were a key demographic in Joe Biden’s 2020 win over Donald Trump.

Former President Donald Trump in 2020. Testimony in the second day of the Jan. 6 hearings indicates the president knew his claims of a stolen election were false, but his team used the lies anyway to raise $250 million.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
A $250 Million Trump Con: Six Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 2

The Trump campaign used the Big Lie to ask supporters for money that wasn’t even used to contest the 2020 election results.

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‘I Was Slipping in People’s Blood’: 6 Key Takeaways From Jan. 6 Committee Hearing No. 1

Aware of the Jan. 6 mob’s chants to ‘Hang Mike Pence,’ former President Trump responded: “Maybe our supporters had the right idea."

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Voters Are Worried About More Political Violence From Trump Republicans

As the Jan. 6 hearings begin, new polling shows 65% percent of voters support the House investigation, while only 28% oppose it, according to a new Courier Newsroom/Data for Progress poll.

Democratic North Carolina Senate candidate Cheri Beasley speaks at an election night event hosted by the North Carolina Democratic Party after winning her primary race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Republican Ted Budd will face Beasley in North Carolina’s Senate race after both easily clinched primary victories Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
Takeaways From Election Day? Beasley’s the Big Ticket and No One Knows for Sure Who’s Running the NC GOP 

Tuesday’s primary exposed a power struggle between Trump and everyone else in NC’s GOP.