Senator challenges home state voter ID law
August 13th, 2013
03:35 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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N.C. Senate passes restrictive abortion bill
July 25th, 2013
08:04 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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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N.C. House passes restrictive abortion bill
North Carolina's Capitol building in Raleigh has been the scene of debate and protests over a restrictive abortion bill.
July 11th, 2013
07:57 PM ET
1 year ago

N.C. House passes restrictive abortion bill

(CNN) - North Carolina's House of Representatives passed a restrictive abortion bill Thursday with a 74-41 vote. The bill now heads to the state Senate for approval.

The bill would place requirements on clinics that family planning advocates say would make it hard for them to stay in business. Among the requirements is the presence of a doctor when an abortion is being performed.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
Legislators' secretive abortion bill fuels #vaginamotorcycles
July 11th, 2013
11:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Legislators' secretive abortion bill fuels #vaginamotorcycles

(CNN) - If at first you don't succeed, ride in on a motorcycle.

Conservative legislators in North Carolina trying to get a new restrictive abortion bill passed have done just that.

House committee members refashioned a bill on motorcycle safety into one principally about abortion after the state's governor threatened on Wednesday to veto the anti-abortion measures.

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Filed under: Abortion • North Carolina
Controversial Texas abortion bill
July 5th, 2013
01:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Political week ahead: Five stories to watch

Washington (CNN) - The issues of abortion and illegal immigration will be in the spotlight over the next week, but all eyes will be on Texas on Monday for a major player to announce his political plans.

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Filed under: Abortion • Immigration • Marco Rubio • North Carolina • Texas
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