Longtime Republican to retire from House
November 7th, 2013
02:37 PM ET
6 months ago

Longtime Republican to retire from House

(CNN) – Longtime Republican Rep. Howard Coble of North Carolina announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of his term rather than seek re-election next year.

The 15-term Congressman announced his decision at a press conference in Greensboro, North Carolina.
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Filed under: 2014 • House • North Carolina
October 25th, 2013
10:01 AM ET
6 months ago

North Carolina GOP precinct chair resigns after racial remarks

Updated 10/25/2013 at 6:43 pm

(CNN) - The GOP precinct chair of Buncombe County in North Carolina resigned Thursday after the state's Republican Party called for his resignation over a racially-charged interview on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show."

In the interview, Don Yelton made racially charged remarks and said North Carolina's new voter ID laws will "kick the Democrats in the butt."

Yelton stepped down from his post in an interview on Asheville radio station WWNC.
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Filed under: North Carolina
September 30th, 2013
07:44 AM ET
7 months ago

Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law

Washington (CNN) - The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Monday seeking to block parts of a new North Carolina voting law that tightens election procedures, including requiring photo identification to cast ballots.

The lawsuit would challenge four parts of the law and ask a court to require North Carolina to obtain pre-approval for certain voting law changes under a part of the Voting Rights Act that remains in effect, according to a person briefed on the legal filing.


Filed under: Justice Department • North Carolina
Senator challenges home state voter ID law
August 13th, 2013
03:35 PM ET
8 months ago

Senator challenges home state voter ID law

Updated 8/13/2013 at 5:22pm
(CNN) - The day after North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter ID bill into law, one of the U.S. senators from his state is seeking to challenge it.

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan asked that the Justice Department look into the law she worried would "restrict the ability of minorities, seniors, students, the disabled, and low and middle income citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote," she wrote.
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Filed under: Justice Department • Kay Hagan • North Carolina
North Carolina Gov. McCrory signs voter ID law
August 12th, 2013
05:59 PM ET
8 months ago

North Carolina Gov. McCrory signs voter ID law

(CNN) – North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter ID bill into law Monday, citing the "common sense" need to protect the right to vote.

The law will go into effect for the 2016 elections and will, among other things, require all voters to present a valid government-issued photo ID at the polls. Opponents contend such laws unfairly discriminate against minority voters.
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Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor
July 31st, 2013
09:18 AM ET
9 months ago

Abortion rights supporters return cookies from N.C. governor

Updated at 9:49 a.m. ET on 7/31

(CNN) – "Incredibly bizarre" is not the typical response to a plate of chocolate chip cookies, particularly when the treats are delivered personally by a state's governor.

But that's how Irene Godinez, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems Action Fund, describes the moment North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory handed the baked goods to a woman staked outside his home, protesting the controversial abortion bill McCrory signed into law earlier this week.
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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
North Carolina governor signs abortion bill into law
July 29th, 2013
07:28 PM ET
9 months ago

North Carolina governor signs abortion bill into law

(CNN) - As was expected, Republican North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed into law Monday a controversial, restrictive abortion bill.

The state's Senate and House of Representatives, both controlled by the Republican Party, passed the legislation earlier this month.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
North Carolina lawmakers approve controversial election changes
July 26th, 2013
07:21 AM ET
9 months ago

North Carolina lawmakers approve controversial election changes

(CNN) - North Carolina lawmakers passed a measure that requires residents to present photo identification to vote, joining a handful of other states that have approved the controversial proposal.

The Republican-dominated House approved the measure late Thursday night , saying it will help prevent voter fraud. It passed the state's Senate a day earlier.

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Filed under: North Carolina
N.C. Senate passes restrictive abortion bill
July 25th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
9 months ago

N.C. Senate passes restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - North Carolina's Senate passed a restrictive abortion bill Thursday. The bill now heads to Gov. Pat McCrory.

The bill was passed by North Carolina's House of Representatives this month.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
July 16th, 2013
07:12 AM ET
9 months ago

N.C. governor brushes off criticism amid weekly protests

Raleigh, North Carolina (CNN) - Washington no longer has a monopoly on bitter partisanship. Much of the nation's political rancor has spread to statehouses across the country. And the weekly demonstrations outside the North Carolina legislature, dubbed "Moral Mondays," are only the latest example.

As they have for three months

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Filed under: North Carolina
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