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Democrats want to have their say on the Mueller probe

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON — Attorney General William Barr has made his determination about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation . Now Democrats want to make their own. Mueller didn’t find that President Donald Trump’s campaign “conspired or coordinated” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, but he reached no conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice. Barr decided there was no evidence requiring prosecution on the obstruction issue. Trump claimed full vin...
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Meet 'Spread The Vote,' a nonprofit helping voters get IDs, rides, support so they can vote

Spread The Vote is a nonprofit organization that works “to close the gap between registered voters and voter turnout by obtaining IDs, educating, and empowering voters.” They focus on helping people get the forms of ID their state requires, showing them how to fill out the paperwork properly, and covering any associated costs. They find these eligible but marginalized voters “by going to [low-income housing facilities], food banks and churches that provide meals,” as the Washington Post repor...
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Trump welcomes Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro to White House – live

Brazilian president arrives to meet with US president Donald TrumpSign up for the US briefing to get a fresh perspective 5.06pm GMT A controversial bill in Florida, which could undo parts of a landmark referendum that restored voting rights to millions of former felons, made its first advances in the state legislature on Tuesday.Florida has for decades enforced some of America’s hardest felony disenfranchisement laws, blocking around 1.5 million people from voting due to prior offenses. In N...
Tags: Florida, Republicans, White House, US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, Brazil, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Trump, Jim Jordan, Michael Cohen, Mark Meadows, Jair Bolsonaro

I Am Embarrassed by My State Paper, The Baptist Message

One week ago I wrote my first draft of this article, then I didn’t post it because I realized I was angry and my words were not appropriate nor were they even coherent due to my frustration. Thus, I have waited until today when the hard copy of the article to which I was responding arrived at our church office (and I am in better control of my faculties ). Also, I had another title for this article but some dear friends suggested I should soften it a bit. So this is me not being angry or incendi...
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Emergency-Declaration Rebuke Splits Senate GOP

On Thursday afternoon, twelve Republican senators — nearly a fifth of the GOP caucus — joined Senate Democrats to pass a resolution terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump last month in an effort to unilaterally appropriate funds for construction of his long-promised border wall. The 59–41 vote was a rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump, who will now issue the first veto of his presidency in order to preserve the emergency declaration.The Senate GOP dissenters — Lamar Alexander...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, United States, Maine, Arkansas, Tennessee, House, Nebraska, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, North Carolina

‘Party’s Over’: GOPers Seem Ready To Deal Trump Defeat On Nat’l Emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him. Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers. Since the Democratic-contr...
Tags: Utah, News, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Ap, Gop, Maine, Alaska, House, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Trump, GOP watch for Tillis vote on border emergency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is watching him. Republicans in Washington and battleground North Carolina are taking note. And Sen. Thom Tillis is again in the tense middle of a test of how closely he’ll stand with President Donald Trump. “Just another day at the office,” Tillis, R-N.C., told reporters on the way into […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Nation, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Tillis, Trump GOP, Sen Thom Tillis, Nation & World Politics

Is ballot harvesting legal in California? Yes, and that worries some Republicans

Three years ago, a state law made it easier for Californians to have someone else collect and drop off their absentee ballot. Doing this on a mass scale became known as ballot harvesting. And in recent months many conservative politicians and their advisers have suggested the practice – not  Democratic voter enthusiasm nor a public backlash against President Donald Trump – is the reason Republicans lost ground federally and in Sacramento in the November midterms. Now, Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Corona ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, House, San Diego, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Ohio Moves From Purple To Red?

Some Democrats have given up on winning Ohio in 2020, to the point where they basically aren't even going to try. This is REALLY GOOD NEWS for Trump in the upcoming presidential election. Ohio is a swing state with a lot of electoral votes. But here is why the article below grabbed my attention: Ohio is the #1 state that most often sides with the winner in presidential elections. Over 90 percent of the time. In other words, Ohio chooses the president. Top Dem PAC Says It's Giving Up On OHIO Fo...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Barack Obama, Georgia, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, Weapon, Cleveland, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Political News and Discussion, Trump, PAC Priorities USA

Katie Peterson's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "A Piece of Good News"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News is an evocative and often startling poetry collection. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "In the fourth collection from Peterson, a typica...
Tags: Music, California, Massachusetts, George Harrison, Pete Seeger, Barack Obama, David, Dolly Parton, Rosetta, Ikea, Jesus, Honda, Shakespeare, North Carolina, Joni Mitchell, Richard

North Carolina Democrats Gunning For Ninth District Seat After Re-Do Call

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that brought down a Republican candidate and led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the GOP since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Democrat Dan McCready has a head start in fundraising and name recognition, and the allegations of ballot tampering have cast a shadow over the Republican Party that could help him win in the deeply conse...
Tags: News, Republicans, White House, Iraq, Ap, Gop, House, Army, John F Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Republican Party, North Carolina, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Charlotte, Fort Bragg

Democratic Presidential Candidates Marking ‘Bloody Sunday’ Anniversary in Selma

SELMA, Alabama (AP) — Several Democratic White House hopefuls are gathering at one of America’s seminal civil rights sites on Sunday to pay homage to that legacy and highlight their own connections to the movement. Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who already are in the 2020 race, and Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, who could soon join them, are scheduled to participate in events surrounding the anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, peac...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, White House, Alabama, America, Georgia, Hillary Clinton, Selma, House, New Jersey, Ohio, Associated Press, North Carolina

North Carolina Democrats see opportunity in do-over election

ELIZABETHTOWN, N.C. (AP) — A ballot-fraud scandal that has led North Carolina to order a do-over congressional election could give the Democrats a strong shot at taking back a seat that has been held by the Republicans since John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Democrat Dan McCready has a head start in fundraising […]
Tags: News, White House, Ap, John F Kennedy, North Carolina, Dan McCready

Democrat-led House passes bill blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration on border wall

Democrats ignored a veto threat and rammed legislation through the House Tuesday that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for his border wall, escalating a clash over whether he was abusing his powers to advance his paramount campaign pledge. The House’s 245-182 vote to block Trump’s national emergency declaration throws the political hot potato to the Republican-run Senate, where there were already enough GOP defections to edge it to the cusp of passage. Vice...
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Trump faces rebuke from former top officials over 'national emergency' – as it happened

Former top national security officials have signed their names to a public letter condemning Trump’s declaration of emergency on the US borderSign up for the US morning briefing for a fresh perspective 1.07am GMT 12.29am GMT North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, wrote an oped for the Washington Post in which he states that even though he supports President Trump’s stance on immigration and call for a border wall, he will vote to disapprove of the president’s national-emergen...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, White House, Americas, Elizabeth Warren, US, World news, US news, Democrats, US politics, House, Venezuela, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, North Carolina, Donald Trump

Nike feels impact of Zion Williamson knee injury from shoe mishap

Duke’s Zion Williamson sits on the floor following an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Duke’s Zion Williamson sits on the floor following an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Duke’s Zion Williamson sit...
Tags: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NFL, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Nike, Bloomberg, Sport, Soccer, Nba, College sports, Ncaa, ISI, Espn, Spike Lee, North Carolina

N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the Republican narrowly leading the country’s last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner, he’ll have to overcome testimony from a compelling witness — his son. GOP congressional candidate Mark Harris is expected to tell a […]
Tags: News, Gop, North Carolina, Raleigh, N C AP, Mark Harris, Nation & World Politics, N Carolina US House

Will former President Barack Obama attend Duke-North Carolina game?

Duke officials have increased security with the likelihood that former President Barack Obama will be attending tonight's game vs. North Carolina.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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President Barack Obama Reportedly Expected to Attend Duke-UNC at Cameron Indoor Stadium

President Barack Obama is reportedly expected to attend North Carolina and Duke's Tobacco Road rivalry game on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Jay Williams and Adam Zagoria but Duke University officials have yet to confirm any plans.
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Espn, North Carolina, Duke, Duke University, Jay Williams, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke UNC, Adam Zagoria

GOP North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Dies On 76th Birthday

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman’s office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in Greenville, North Carolina. His health declining in recent months, Jones entered hospice care in January after breaking his hip. He had been granted a leave of absence from Congress in late ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Virginia, Iraq, Barack Obama, Ap, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, North Carolina, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Jones, Raleigh, Cooper

Board Question #91971: The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,The writers in 2012 weren't too keen on answering Board Question #68368, citing it was tedious and there was no known reason. Looking at the dates, there was a reason: something big happened within a day or two of the date listed (New York Times, September 10th 2001 tipped me off). I won't repeat the question, but what might be the big events that this reader was subtly referencing? (and for bonus points, something that did happen on that unsuspecting overlooked day in his...
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Quick Hits: Southeast added 242 MW of distributed Solar + Pipeline Protestors

The southeast added 242 MW of distributed solar in 2018 Solar installation crews in the Southeast put up 242 MW of small-scale solar PV systems from October 2017 through October 2018. Florida led the charge, installing 85 mega-watts (MW) of solar, followed by 78 MW in South Carolina, 27 MW in Georgia, 22 MW in North Carolina, and 17 MW in Louisiana. At the bottom of the pack, Arkansas installed 8 MW, Alabama and Tennessee both installed 2 MW and Mississippi installed 1 MW. Solar power is a ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Mississippi, Virginia, Environment, Alabama, West Virginia, Georgia, Sport, Pennsylvania, Cycling, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 presidential bid

By ELANA SCHOR WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common purpose.” The New Jersey Democrat, who is the second black candidate in a primary field that’s already historically diverse, delivered his message of unity amid an era marked by bitter political division. He announced his run on the first day of Black History Month, underscoring his consequential status as America’s poten...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, America, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Canada, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, New Jersey, Newark, North Carolina

Trump tells Pelosi he plans to deliver State of Union next week in House chamber as planned

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump made clear Wednesday that he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, telling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a letter that there are no security concerns stemming from the government shutdown and “therefore I will be honoring your invitation.” Pelosi had asked Trump to postpone the Jan. 29 address. But Trump wrote back: “It would be so very sad for our Country if the State of the Union were not de...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Fox News

Despite Pelosi request to delay, Trump moves ahead with State of the Union

By JILL COLVIN WASHINGTON — The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress — despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it. The White House sent an email to the House Sergeant-at-Arms asking to schedule a walk-through in anticipation of a Jan. 29 address, according to a White House official who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity because they wer...
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Rally to support the “Green New Deal” happening in Richmond, VA today

Lloyd Clayton, a champion of southern forests, has died Lloyd Clayton, environmental activist, champion of southern forests, and hero to many working in the environmental movement, has died. In 1996, forest protection activists gathered in Bankhead National Forest in Alabama to discuss the destruction of southern forests. At that time, chip mills were appearing across the south and consuming forests at an alarming rate. Activists knew something had to be done—and quickly. It was at that meetin...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Virginia, Environment, Climate, Alabama, Sport, People, Cycling, Noaa, North Carolina, Richmond, Lloyd, U S Air Force, Clayton, Richmond VA

Quick Hits: The last Caribou

Fortnite billionaire is saving forests in Western North Carolina Tim Sweeny, owner of North Carolina-based Epic Games, which produces mega-hits such as Fortnite, is quietly using his fortune to conserve the mountains in Western North Carolina. Since 2008, Sweeny has spent millions to preserve and protect nearly 40,000 acres of land, making him one of the largest private landowners in North Carolina. Sweeny has used his money to purchase 1,500 acres to expand Mount Mitchell State Park and spent...
Tags: Politics, Virginia, Environment, US, Sport, Canada, United States, Cycling, Deepwater Horizon, North Carolina, Epic Games, Interior, Western North Carolina, Mount Mitchell State Park, Alamance County, Go Outside

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting U.S. economy

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and traveler...
Tags: Lyft, Europe, New York, Washington, White House, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Delta, Associated Press, North Carolina, Irs, Securities And Exchange Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, Delta Air Lines, Trump

Weekend Shutdown Talks Are Being Led By Pence, Will Go Into A Second Day

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials and congressional aides emerged from talks aimed at ending a partial government shutdown without a breakthrough Saturday, though they planned to return to the table the following day. President Donald Trump acknowledged nothing had budged the impasse over his demands for $5.6 billion to fund a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeting: “Not much headway made today.” Both sides pointed fingers after the more than two-hour session led by Vice President Mik...
Tags: News, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Cnn, Gop, Maine, Homeland Security, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Susan Collins

Hoyer says House will not seat a North Carolina Republican amid questions about integrity of election

The statement came after North Carolina dissolved its elections board Friday without certifying the results of the election, leaving the fate of the seat in doubt days ahead of the start of the new Congress.
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