Stories tagged: "Richard Burr"


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.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., meets with Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)
Tillis, GOP Vote on US Supreme Court Isn’t About Hypocrisy. It’s About Healthcare.

Why Tillis' vote for Trump's US Supreme Court nominee would strip healthcare from millions of North Carolinians and Americans.

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
What Does NC’s Federal Delegation Think of Delaying the Election? We Called Every Member to Find Out.

Trump floated talk of delaying the election last week, but it’s up to Congress to decide when we vote. What does NC's Congressional delegation think?

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Editorial: NC’s Unemployed Will Lose $600 Weekly If Tillis and Burr Don’t Act on Federal Unemployment

An editorial says a weekly check of $600 for NC’s unemployed will disappear at July's end if the US Senate, including Burr and Tillis, don't take action.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., in January 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Burr and Tillis: I’m A NC Teacher. We Desperately Need Coronavirus Relief in the HEROES Act.

With coronavirus forcing NC into a billion-dollar budget deficit, why local government and school districts need the relief in the HEROES Act.

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From The Editor: North Carolina Might Need A New Senator Soon

Why an explosive insider trading investigation of Sen. Richard Burr amps up an already wild election year in North Carolina.

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Burr Steps Down As Senate Intelligence Chair After FBI Seizes His Cell Phone

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone as part of an ongoing insider-trading investigation tied to the coronavirus pandemic.