Stories tagged: "US Senate"


Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
With Abortion, Voting Rights At Stake, Here’s What You Need to Know About NC’s US Senate Primary

The race is shaping up to be a battle between Trump and everyone else in North Carolina’s Republican Party. 

Sen. Rick Scott, a Republican from Florida, is in charge of the GOP strategy for winning the US Senate. His plan for raising taxes and potentially sunsetting federal programs like Social Security and Medicare is massively unpopular, although most people don't seem to know much about it, according to recent polling. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
EXCLUSIVE: The Massively Unpopular GOP Plan to Raise Taxes and End Social Security and Medicare

The man in charge of winning back the Senate for Republicans introduced a plan that could impact millions of North Carolinians. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t know much about it. 

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson testifies during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in March. The US Senate confirmed her for the high court Thursday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
History Made: Ketanji Brown Jackson Will Be the First Black Woman on the US Supreme Court

Jackson's confirmation fulfills a significant campaign promise from President Joe Biden to make the high court more diverse.

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.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer in 2017. His pending retirement means President Biden will be able to name his replacement. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
The GOP Will Say Wait on Breyer’s Replacement. Here’s Why That’s Nonsense.

Breaking down the meaning of Justice Stephen Breyer’s departure as the nation’s high court bears right. 

'We are seeing the filibuster stand in the way of the For The People Act. The For The People Act will protect voters. It will take dark money out of politics. It will also protect us against gerrymandering,' Erica Smith said. She is running to represent North Carolina in the US Senate in 2022.
Senate Candidate Erica Smith: ‘We the People of America Deserve HR1’

Erica Smith, a candidate to represent North Carolina in the US Senate, is taking aim at the filibuster and pushing for more voter protections.

Cheri Beasley sits at a table in a restaurant with potential supporters in Durham, NC.
Candidate Cheri Beasley’s ‘Grandparents Fought for Their Right to Vote, My Mother Did, and I Will Continue to Do the Same’ in Senate

Democratic candidate Cheri Beasley outlined her plans to protect voting rights if elected to represent North Carolina in the US Senate in 2022.