Stories tagged: "US Senate"


People gather at the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday night, Sept. 19, 2020, to honor the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the high court's liberal justices, and a champion of gender equality. Her death leaves a vacancy that could be filled with a more conservative justice by President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
‘Let the People Speak’: Joe Biden Urges Senate to Wait on Supreme Court

Joe Biden slammed Trump and leading Senate Republicans for trying to jam through a Supreme Court replacement for the late Justice Ginsburg.

Graphic for Cardinal & Pine by Desirée Tapia.
Tillis, Cunningham Clash on Vaccines, Coronavirus Relief, But Agree on Vote By Mail

With North Carolinians seeking economic, health care relief, Tillis and Cunningham differed on how to deliver it during Monday's debate.

North Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham answers questions following a televised debate during his 2010 run for the US Senate. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Cal Cunningham: Thom Tillis ‘Stained’ NC With Reforms Targeting Black Voters When He Was NC Speaker

Cal Cunningham, who’s running against Tillis, focused on voting and police reform in a town hall with civil rights icon William Barber II.

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?

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Experts Say Schools Need Billions to Reopen, But Federal Lawmakers At Odds on Coronavirus Relief.

Education experts at Duke University urge patience, realism and billions in funding to help NC and US schools reopen in the coming weeks.

A new report says 20% of North Carolinians with children report not having enough food to eat. (Image via Shutterstock)
20% of NC Families With Children Say They Can’t Afford Enough Food Right Now

Researchers say millions in NC and across the US are in dire financial straits as federal lawmakers debate another round of coronavirus relief.

Gov. Roy Cooper says Congress must act quickly to aid state and local governments battered by coronavirus.
Facing Billion-Dollar Budget Shortfall, Gov. Cooper to US Congress: ‘Do More, as Quickly as Possible’

With federal lawmakers at odds over coronavirus relief in HEROES Act, NC Gov. Cooper says Congress must act quickly to help states and local governments.