Stories tagged: "republicans"


Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. McCarthy rounded his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way. There was hardly a hint of the chaotic, rebellious fight it took for the Republicans to arrive here, having barely installed him as the leader with the gavel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
As Republicans Take Control of Congress, Divisions in the Party Erupt

Chaos behind closed doors as Trump-aligned Republicans threaten to undermine the party's agenda.

Nadine Seiler of Waldorf, Md., holds a sign that reads "SCOTUS is Illegitimate" in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, as the Court hears arguments on a new elections case that could dramatically alter voting in 2024 and beyond. The case is from highly competitive North Carolina, where Republican efforts to draw congressional districts heavily in their favor were blocked by a Democratic majority on the state Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
US Supreme Court Justices Appear Skeptical of Giving State Legislatures Unchecked Elections Power

The Moore v. Harper case, which originated in North Carolina, has the potential to dramatically alter American elections.

NC's Moore v. Harper case could "upend democracy" if the conservative-dominated Supreme Court gives states legislatures unchecked power over federal elections, some advocates say. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
What You Should Know About Moore v. Harper, the NC Court Case That Could ‘Upend Democracy’

The Moore v. Harper ruling will have serious electoral and political implications on both the state and federal levels, as well as decide whether state lawmakers should have total control over election rules–without any checks or balances.

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans aren't exactly hiding their intentions with their economic plans.

A North Carolina labor organizer talks about the value of Black, working-class voters in the 2022 election. (Shutterstock)
Republicans Don’t Want Black, Working-Class Voters To Turn Out

A worker from Charlotte on how crucial it is for working-class North Carolinians to vote this year. 

President Joe Biden at NC A&T University in April. On Wednesday, Biden announced that he would deliver on a campaign promise, canceling student debt for many Americans. The move could have significant impacts in N.C., which has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation, according to Lending Tree. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Cancels Student Debt For Tens of Millions of Americans, Delivering on a Campaign Promise. Here’s What’s In His Order. 

North Carolina has the seventh-highest average debt in the nation. So the move might have a significant impact here.

President Joe Biden hands the pen he used to sign the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill to Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., watches in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
5 Ways Democrats Have Helped North Carolina Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden administration and Democrats in Congress have passed an array of bills aiming to improve the U.S. economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health, and combat climate change.