Conservative North Carolina Republicans consequential in new Congress

Conservative North Carolina Republicans consequential in new Congress

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2017 North Carolina’s congressional delegation in the era of Trump will be one of its most influential in decades with several lawmakers in key positions. The delegation, consisting of 12 Republicans and 3 Democrats, includes chairmen of key committees, members of the leadership and congressmen who are seen as in […]

N.C. church leader suggests Franklin Graham prayer tour was a racist, pro-Trump strategy

N.C. church leader suggests Franklin Graham prayer tour was a racist, pro-Trump strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2017 Fueled by racism and $10 million, Franklin Graham’s Decision America Tour helped Donald Trump reach the White House with overwhelming support from white evangelicals, a North Carolina church leader said. In a November Washington Post commentary titled “The racist history of Southern white evangelicalism and the rise of Donald […]

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2017 House Bill 2 turned out to be “too powerful a political issue and too lucrative a fundraising tool” for North Carolina Democrats who ultimately refused to repeal the “bathroom bill” they claimed to despise, according to the state senate’s leader. All of North Carolina’s Democratic state senators voted against […]

Most North Carolinians enjoy holidays as political stormwinds swirl in Raleigh

Most North Carolinians enjoy holidays as political stormwinds swirl in Raleigh

by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2016 As most North Carolinians enjoyed the end of campaign attack ads and basked in above-average temperatures on Christmas Day, a political storm continued to churn in Raleigh. Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, before even taking office, has been swept up in crosswinds along with the veto-proof Republican majority in the […]

Bid to repeal North Carolina’s HB2 ‘bathroom bill’ fails

Bid to repeal North Carolina’s HB2 ‘bathroom bill’ fails

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 Legislation to repeal the HB2 “bathroom bill” was voted down by the North Carolina Senate on Dec. 21. The Senate voted 32-16 against the repeal effort and then voted by the same margin to adjourn, ending the special session called by outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory two days after the Charlotte […]

Politics as unusual: Ordinance that prompted NC’s HB2 is revoked following GOP governor’s defeat

Politics as unusual: Ordinance that prompted NC’s HB2 is revoked following GOP governor’s defeat

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 The city ordinance that led to North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom bill” was repealed by the Charlotte City Council on Dec. 19. The move is contingent on the North Carolina General Assembly repealing House Bill 2 by Dec. 31. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just […]

North Carolina’s tax cuts credited for making its GDP growth No. 1 in the nation

North Carolina’s tax cuts credited for making its GDP growth No. 1 in the nation

by WorldTribune Staff, December 15, 2016 The tax-cutting regimen of Gov. Pat McCrory and the Republican-led North Carolina state legislature has led to $4.7 billion in tax cuts and landed the Tar Heel state in the No. 1 position in the nation for GDP growth since 2013. From 2013 through 2015, North Carolina’s 13.4 percent […]

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory nearly rode Donald Trump’s coattails to the finish line, but a torrent of outside money and the radical Left’s ability to push major sports organizations, businesses, and celebrities to boycott the state over HB2 ultimately brought him down, constitutional groups say. “McCrory came very […]

North Carolina’s Mark Meadows wins chairmanship of Freedom Caucus

North Carolina’s Mark Meadows wins chairmanship of Freedom Caucus

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina is set to help President-elect Donald Trump drain the swamp. Meadows, seen as a strong conservative with a history of taking action inside the Beltway, will be the new chairman of the powerful House Freedom Caucus. Meadows may be best known for being […]

Recount drama in Durham, NC focuses on 94,000 votes that suddenly appeared late on election night

Recount drama in Durham, NC focuses on 94,000 votes that suddenly appeared late on election night

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Nov. 30 voted to conduct a partial recount of votes in Durham County, including the precinct where 94,000 ballots mysteriously turned up just before midnight on election night. The 3-2 vote by the State Board overturns Durham County’s earlier decision rejecting […]

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