Stories tagged: "US Senate"


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.

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)
Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

Paycheck Fairness Act Could Have Helped Close the Wage Gap for Women. Instead, Republicans Shot It Down.

ELIZABETH CITY, NORTH CAROLINA - APRIL 27: Patrice Revelle stands in front of police in riot gear as they force people off a street as they protest the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. on April 27, 2021 in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The police were enforcing an 8 pm curfew announced after the shooting death of Brown by Pasquotank County Sheriff deputies on April 21.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Most North Carolinians Want Police Reform, But it’s Still a Partisan Issue

Mid-May polling was often split on partisan lines, but North Carolinians were generally supportive of more police scrutiny.

US President Donald Trump, with daughter-in-law Lara Trump, arrives at Wilmington International Airport in Wilmington, North Carolina on September 2, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
This Will Not End Well for North Carolina Republicans

NC's state Republican Party has to rebuke Donald Trump. Or go the way of the dinosaur following Burr's censure.

WASHINGTON DC, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors. Rioters broke windows and breached the Capitol building in an attempt to overthrow the results of the 2020 election. Police used batons and tear gas grenades to eventually disperse the crowd. Rioters used metal bars and tear gas as well against the police. (Photo by Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
‘Pretty Damn Scary to Me’: Day After Riots, US Rep. Alma Adams Calls for Trump’s Removal

Rep. Alma Adams says GOP hasn’t done enough, worries Trump-inspired DC riots might spread nationwide and impact Joe Biden’s inauguration.

People shelter in the House gallery as protesters try to break into the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
‘A Kind of Insurrection Effort’: Rep. David Price Blames Trump for DC Chaos

David Price, the longtime rep from NC, spoke to Cardinal & Pine as violent Trump-backing rioters threw the Capitol Building into chaos.

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
GOP Lawmakers Sought to Overturn Biden’s Election. Now They Condemn Violence at Capitol Building.

Just one GOP House rep from North Carolina voted to certify Biden's win following a Trump-incited riot at the Capitol.