Tag: North Carolina

Ilhan Omar Slams Trump as ‘Fascist’ While He Cries ‘Wasn’t Me’ on the ‘Send Her Back’ Chants

Rep. Ilhan Omar speaking at a press conference to introduce a piece of legislation in Washington, D.C., June 19, 2019Photo: Stefani Reynolds (Getty) Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar struck back Thursday against Donald Trump and his “Send her back”-braying fans, saying the raucous catcalls were not so much about her, but about what Trump stands for: […]

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#TrumpRally Erupts in Raucous Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ as Trump Goes After Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar

Donald Trump at a MAGA rally in Greenville, N.C., July 17, 2019, where a raucous crowd chanted “Send her back” in reference to Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, who’s a Somali-born American citizen.Photo: Zach Gibson (Getty) Donald Trump ramped up his efforts Wednesday night to demonize the four progressive, freshman congresswomen informally known as “the Squad,” […]

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If the Supreme Court Won’t Prevent Gerrymandering, Who Will?

Progressives have long looked to federal courts to guard the rights of racial minorities and dissenters. But that protection is weakening. Faced with the enormous injustice of partisan gerrymandering, the Supreme Court last month permitted politicians drawing election district maps to discriminate by party and even potentially mask their racial “packing” and “cracking” as mere […]

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The Plan to Elect Republican Women

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Out of 198 Republicans in the House of Representatives, just 13 are women. This week, a closely watched election in North Carolina may help determine how serious the party is about changing that. [For an exclusive […]

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A Battle of the Sexes in North Carolina Fuels a Wider Republican Clash

NEW BERN, N.C. — On a sultry summer morning, Diane McKillop stood in her driveway gushing over Dr. Joan Perry, the Republican congressional candidate who showed up at her door to ask for her vote. Ms. McKillop, a 72-year-old nurse, loves that Dr. Perry is a pediatrician and regards her as exactly the kind of […]

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North Carolina Man Sues Hardees for Civil Rights Violations for Shorting Him on Hash Rounds

Photo: iStock If you look at the menu for Hardees’ breakfast platter—as you might be wont to do if you were craving a quick, affordable morning meal—you’ll notice that along with two slices of bacon, two scrambled eggs, and two biscuits sopped in sausage gravy, you’ll also get roughly a half dozen hash rounds. Beloved […]

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Politicians Can Pick Their Voters, Thanks to the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to serve as an arbiter for what counts as extreme partisan gerrymandering, opening the door for politicians of both parties essentially to pick their voters, disfavoring parties that are not in power. The decision is anathema to America’s democratic ideals. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in a majority decision […]

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What Is Gerrymandering? And Why Did the Supreme Court Rule on It?

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the federal courts cannot decide a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina that were drawn specifically to tilt political power in favor of one party — a practice known as partisan gerrymandering — are acceptable. District courts had thrown the […]

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The Supreme Court Is Due to Rule on Gerrymandering. What’s That?

The Supreme Court is expected on Thursday, the last day of its term, to rule on a question with momentous political consequences: Whether congressional district maps in Maryland and North Carolina are unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders, unfairly benefiting Democrats in Maryland and Republicans in North Carolina. When the court heard arguments in the two cases in […]

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‘I’m Republican. I Never Thought I’d Fight for Medicaid.’

By Ricky Clay, Robin Jordan and Carrie McBane Video by Kendall Ciesemier Millions of Americans fall into the Medicaid gap, earning too much to qualify for Medicaid yet too little to afford private insurance or receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. Across the country, 4.5 million would stand to benefit from Medicaid expansion. In […]

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3rd Shark Attack in North Carolina This Month Injures 8-Year-Old

An 8-year-old boy was bitten by a shark this weekend in North Carolina, the third reported attack in the state this month. The child was swimming near South Beach on Bald Head Island on Sunday when the shark attacked, leaving him with nonlife-threatening puncture wounds to the leg, said Chris McCall, the village manager of […]

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Matches For September’s WWE Clash Of Champions Pay-Per-View Are Already Being Advertised

WWE Network WWE’s schedule causing them to announce show locations and matches through local advertising only to ret-con them a month later has become pretty commonplace, but it’s interesting nonetheless, and given their tendency to run the same shows over and over, it might not be too far from the truth. The most recent example […]

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The 9th Black Trans Woman Has Been Killed This Year

Brenda Scurlock talks to reporters after the murder of her transgender daughter Chanel.Screenshot: WRAL Video On Wednesday, the body of Chanel Scurlock—a transgender black woman—was discovered in a field in Lumberton, N.C. shortly after midnight. She was 23. The Advocate reports that the victim was identified by friends and activists after suffering an unspecified number […]

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Deceased Strategist’s Files Detail Republican Gerrymandering in North Carolina, Advocates Say

When the hard drives of a deceased Republican strategist revealed new evidence last week about the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, many people wondered whether the files hid other revelations. On Thursday, in a county court in Raleigh, N.C., they got an answer: there is potentially much more. […]

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Dodgers 2019 Draft: Tulane 3B Kody Hoese Taken With First Pick

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 23: A general view of a Dodger fan with an etched Dodger logo on the back of his head watching the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch on February 23, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Rob Tringali/Getty Images) The three newest members […]

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Death, Profit and Disclosure at a Children’s Hospital

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher A Times investigation found that doctors at UNC Children’s Hospital suspected that children with complex heart conditions had been dying at higher-than-expected rates, and even children with low-risk conditions seemed to do poorly. Secret recordings shared […]

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Held for More Than a Year in a Men’s Prison, North Carolina Finally Agrees to Transfer Trans Inmate to Women’s Facility

Photo: iStock After holding a trans woman inmate for more than a year in a men’s prison, North Carolina has announced that it will finally move Kanautica Zayre-Brown to a women’s facility. The surprise decision came on Friday afternoon with a letter from the state’s Department of Public Safety. DPS, which had come under the […]

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