Stories tagged: "republicans"

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016 because of the mega-controversial anti-LGBTQ bill HB2. Last week in NC, Republican lawmakers filed 6 anti-trans bills. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
The North Carolina Legislature Filed 6 Anti-Trans Bills—Let’s Break Them Down

Shortly after, President Joe Biden issued a proposal that would outright forbid bans on transgender athletes, although it’s receiving some pushback from transgender advocates. 

North Carolina Rep. Ted Davis, a New Hanover County Republican, presents an elections bill before a House committee, Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The bill would require that mail-in absentee ballots be returned to the county board of elections by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. (AP Photo/Hannah Schoenbaum)
North Carolina GOP Pushes to Move Up Absentee Ballot Deadline

Republicans want to toss out any absentee ballots received after Election Day. In 2020, that was more than 11,600 votes.

Former President Trump leaves Trump Tower in New York for Manhattan Criminal Court, where he will be booked and arraigned on charges stemming from a hush money payment to a porn actor during his 2016 campaign, Tuesday, April 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
Former President Trump Has Been Arrested

The embattled ex-president -- and current presidential candidate -- surrendered at a Manhattan courthouse Tuesday to face criminal charges.

FILE - North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Dec. 7, 2022. North Carolina legislators repealed on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, the state’s requirement that someone obtain a permit from a local sheriff before buying a pistol, as the Republican-controlled legislature overrode successfully one of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes for the first time since 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Two Days After Another School Shooting, NC Lawmakers Make It Easier To Buy A Handgun

Republican legislators overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto on a bill that experts say would make it easier for someone with a history of violence or domestic abuse to buy a handgun.

Crowds cheer during a 2018 demonstration against the GOP-controlled NC General Assembly's education policies, including the state's expanding private school voucher program. School funding is one of the areas that figures to suffer if Republicans eliminate the state's corporate tax. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
What’s At Stake If Republicans Eliminate NC’s Corporate Tax

With the state facing shortfalls in health care, education, and housing, the GOP proposal would cost the state more than $1 billion.

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
‘Unacceptable’: NC Republicans Ask Newly Right-Wing State Supreme Court to Block New Education Funding

House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate Leader Phil Berger are asking the Court to overturn the Leandro ruling by reinstating a prior Appeals Court order blocking the transfer of new funds.

Photo of Callum Bradford taken by Sydney Bienstock / Graphic designed by Desiree Tapia for Cardinal & Pine
‘Targeting Us’: A Chapel Hill Trans Teen Speaks Out Against Republicans’ Anti-LGBTQ Bills

Callum Bradford is a 16-year-old transgender student in Chapel Hill. We interviewed him to hear his thoughts on two anti-LGBTQ bills introduced in North Carolina.