Politics


President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Wants To Quickly Get His Cabinet Through. But the GOP Isn’t Talking Right Now.

Biden called on the Senate for a “prompt hearing” on his Cabinet picks after inauguration, but the president-elect likely faces a fight.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by his wife Kristin, reacts after being declared winner over Republican Dan Forest in the governor's race in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. State election officials certified the governor's race and most in the state Tuesday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
It’s Official. Trump, Cooper, Tillis Take North Carolina.

State officials approve certification of 2020 election results, although pending recounts and protests in five races remain.

John Kerry shakes hands with Joe Biden
Meet Biden’s Cabinet Picks: A Climate Champion, a Woman Who Faced a Man With a Machine Gun, and More

Biden’s initial cabinet choices indicate that he plans to surround himself with a group of diverse, experienced officials with whom he already has relationships.

US Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in October. Some worry that the Trump-stocked Supreme Court with Barrett on board is a threat to same-sex marriage rights. (Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
I’m Terrified Trump’s Supreme Court Will Take Away My Marriage Rights

A former NC House candidate on why Trump's Supreme Court is a threat to same-sex marriage, and what we can do about it.

Two Transylvania County commissioners Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins were soundly defeated in this fall's election after breaking rank with President Trump and the Republican Party. (Image via Lemel and Hawkins' campaign page)
‘I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat’: Two NC Republicans Talk Losing Their Elections After Spurning Trump

Ex-NC Republicans Page Lemel and Mike Hawkins on their rejection of Trump, and whether or not it cost them re-election.

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center) of the NC Supreme Court, with her Republican challenger Paul Newby beside her. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
Every Vote Counts: NC’s Chief Justice Race Is Down to the Wire

At times, the race between Cheri Beasley and Paul Newby has been separated by just a handful of votes as the state tallies absentee ballots.

A former NC school system administrator, Tony Tata is now the acting undersecretary for policy in the Trump administration's Department of Defense.
An Outsider on the Inside: Tony Tata’s Rise from Ruining Schools in NC to a Top Position in the Trump Admin

Tony Tata couldn't manage buses in NC. How can he lead in Trump's Department of Defense, asks a NC teacher?