Stories tagged: "US House of Representatives"


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.  

U.S. Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey sponsored the federal version of the CROWN Act, a bill barring discrimination against someone based on their hairstyle. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Federal Hair Discrimination Bill Passes US House, But Fate Uncertain in the Senate

Remember the Durham teen who had to cut her braids mid-baseball game? Today’s CROWN Act vote moved to bar such racially biased rules.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., after delivering his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington as Vice President Kamala Harris applauds. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
The Battles At Home and Abroad: 5 Takeaways from Biden’s First State of the Union

The nation faces the most tumultuous times since World War II. Here’s what the president had to say about meeting the challenge.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
Why Madison Cawthorn Might Be the First Lawmaker Punished for Embracing the Jan. 6 Insurrection

Diving into Madison Cawthorn’s support for the Capitol insurrectionists and what it has to do with the 2022 election.

Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., is facing a challenge to this 2022 candidacy because of his embrace of Jan. 6 insurrectionists. (Image via House Television/AP)
Madison Cawthorn Will Have to Answer Questions About the Jan. 6 Insurrection

The polarizing Republican from western North Carolina implored Trump supporters on Jan. 6, and has called the rioters “political prisoners” in the months since. 

At work in DC in December 2001, Eva Clayton was a trailblazing former congresswoman from North Carolina. She was also a longtime local leader in Warren County, NC. (Getty Images)
Trailblazing US Rep. Eva Clayton: The Virus is Winning the Race in Rural North Carolina

The low vaccination numbers and lack of health care access make for a deadly combo in rural places.

NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 18: A new Federal Holiday ''Juneteenth'' is celebrated in the heart of Harlem, New York City, United States on June 18, 2021. President Biden signed legislation making June 19, or Juneteenth, a new national holiday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
Our Juneteenth: When Emancipation Came to One of North Carolina’s Largest Plantations

After the Civil War, news of Emancipation took months to wind its away across the South. Enslaved workers at Stagville, one of NC largest plantations, met the news with hope and resilience.