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North Carolina rep. Larry Pittman was evidently not in great spirits yesterday after his unconstitutional bill to restore a same-sex marriage ban in the state was slapped down by the Republican House Speaker. And what do Republican officials apparently love to do when the going gets tough? Make an extremely offensive…
After a failed attempt to repeal and replace North Carolina’s discriminatory “bathroom bill” in December, the Charlotte Observer reports that lawmakers have reached a new deal to pull the legislation back.
A North Carolina school district was going to use a book about a boy who wears dresses as part of its first grade curriculum on bullying. Wouldn’t that have been nice! Instead, school administrators pulled the book, called Jacob’s New Dress, following complaints from teachers and eventually, lawmakers.
Late last year North Carolina lawmakers were unable to come to an agreement after a nine-hour special session intended to repeal H.B. 2, the transphobic and disgustingly discriminatory “bathroom bill.” On Tuesday, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper came to the table with a “common-sense compromise” that no one seems to be…
In just eight short years, North Carolina has been transformed from a moderate battleground state with a relatively robust public education system—for a Southern state, at least—to into a Randian fever dream that, according to one group of political scientists, no longer qualifies as a democracy.
After a nine hour special session intended to finally repeal the controversial, discriminatory and extremely shitty”bathroom bill,” North Carolina legislators failed in their task to repeal the stupid thing once and for all.
North Carolina’s current Governor Pat McCrory has signed a bill that’s nakedly, shamelessly designed to strip power from his incoming Democratic replacement. Governor-elect Roy Cooper has threatened to sue the state GOP over the bill, and several people, including a journalist, were arrested during a protest against…
North Carolina Republicans aren’t excited about their incoming Democratic governor, which is understandable. But instead of swallowing their rage and increasing their night-drinking like the rest of us are doing to cope with impending political change, they just passed a blizzard of bills to limit his power. Unamused,…
In a video released on Monday, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ended almost a full month of political maneuvering and protest filings and conceded the gubernatorial election to Democrat Roy Cooper, who won with a slim but decisive margin that’s grown to about 10,000 votes.
Abortion rights activists have filed lawsuits in Alaska, Missouri and North Carolina Wednesday in a challenge to laws that impose strict restrictions on the constitutional right to have an abortion.
Charlotte, North Carolina police officer Brentley Vinson, who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott in September, will not be charged, the DA’s office announced Wednesday. Scott’s family has said that he was sitting quietly in his car when Vinson approached him. The District Attorney’s Office said today they have…
After trying—and failing—to disenfranchise black voters on election day with strict voter identification requirements, Republican North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is now refusing to concede to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, who is ahead in the count by a small but significant (and growing) margin of 6,600 votes.…
Following Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential race, the Ku Klux Klan has announced plans for a celebratory rally in North Carolina, an important swing state in which Trump ultimately received 51% of the vote.
As Donald Trump made his final appearance in North Carolina on Monday afternoon, the state Republican party gloated in a press release that turnout is down among black voters and up among white voters in early voting: “The once dynamic Obama Coalition [is] crumbling and tired.” From the release:
Michelle Obama, the First Lady we don’t deserve, joins Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail this week for the first time. They’ll unite forces at an event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina — an especial effort to secure an important swing state.
North Carolina’s Republican Party headquarters were firebombed on Saturday night, and graffitied with a swastika and the words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else.”
On Tuesday, during the North Carolina gubernatorial debate, Gov. Pat McCrory responded to a question from NBC News moderator Chuck Todd about which bathroom Caitlyn Jenner should use in Charlotte. We’ll give you one guess what his answer was.