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Voters Head To The Polls In North Carolina Special Election

Voters of North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District head to the polls Tuesday to fill the House seat that has sat vacant since the results of the 2018 mid-term election were voided. Republican North Carolina state Sen. Dan Bishop faces off against Democratic businessman Dan McCready in a bid to represent the battleground district. McCready was the Democratic nominee during the ...

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Nearly 500 Illegal Aliens Have Been Released From North Carolina Jails, Despite ICE Detainers

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Detention centers across North Carolina have released hundreds of illegal aliens in their custody, defying detainer requests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Local authorities in North Carolina have released over 500 undocumented immigrants in the past 10 months. A total of 489 detainers were ignored by the state law enforcement officials, according to data provided by ICE. The ...

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Watch: President Trump Holds Rally in Fayetteville, NC – 9/9/19

President Donald Trump held a Keep America Great rally in Fayetteville, Nort Carolina, Monday evening. The rally was part of Trump’s re-election campaign and to bolster Republican Dan Bishop’s bid for the U.S. House of Representatives 9th District House Seat. “The sense that we have is that we’re surging,” Bishop said. “Early voting sort of started out a little soft ...

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Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Category 4, Heads Toward Carolinas

Hurricane Dorian is now a Category 4 storm and will is now expected to make landfall in the Carolinas, potentially missing Florida. Dorian shifted notably overnight, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning. The storm could still make landfalls along Florida’s coast, according to the hurricane center. It became a Category 4 storm Friday evening. “There’s been a notable change ...

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North Carolina’s Democratic Governor Vetoes Anti-Sanctuary Bill

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would’ve mandated local law enforcement officials in the state to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Cooper on Wednesday vetoed House Bill 370, titled “An Act to Require Compliance with Immigration Detainers and Administrative Warrants.” If the legislation had been signed into law, sheriffs and other law enforcement officials ...

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Mark Walker Praises Border Patrol Agents, Condemns Calling Detention Facilities ‘Concentration Camps’

Republican North Carolina Rep. Mark Walker visited the Southern border over the weekend and talked about his experience with the Daily Caller News Foundation. Walker said border patrol agents are going above and beyond the job description and the humanitarian crisis is affecting security at the border. Calling detention facilities “concentration camps” has hurt worker’s morale, and Walker condemned using ...

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Watch: President Donald Trump Holds MAGA Rally in North Carolina – 7/17/19

President Donald Trump holds a Make America Great Again rally in Greenville, North Carolina, Wednesday evening. These massive events serve as the lynchpin in Trump’s re-election strategy. The president is expected to highlight the booming U.S. economy, recent success in getting Mexico to halt migrants before they get to the U.S., push for Congress to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement ...

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North Carolina Company Fights Fines And Suit Over Flying Enormous American Flag

A North Carolina company is fighting fines and a lawsuit reportedly from the city over flying a huge American flag. Camping World flies a 40-by-80-foot flag outside of its Gander RV location in Statesville, North Carolina, as a way to honor military members and veterans. The city, however, believes Camping World is violating codes that say a flag cannot be ...

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North Carolina Governor Vetoes Born-Alive Bill

Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a born-alive bill Thursday that sought to explicitly direct physicians to provide care for infants who survive abortion procedures. Cooper vetoed SB359, also known as the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” which passed the state legislature Tuesday. The state Senate first passed the bill Monday and the House passed the bill in a ...

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North Carolina Legislature Passes Born Alive Survivors Protection Act

The North Carolina legislature passed a bill Tuesday seeking to spell out and mandate physicians provide care to babies who survive abortion. The state Senate first passed the “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act,” SB359, on Monday. The House passed the bill in a 65-46 vote Tuesday, according to The News & Observer. “Any infant born alive after an abortion or ...

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Mexican National Gets Light Sentence For Illegally Voting In Presidential Election

A U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina announced on Monday that a Mexican national was sentenced to one month in prison for illegally voting in the 2016 presidential election. Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, 61, pleaded guilty to illegally voting by an alien in the 2016 general election in North Carolina. He was consequently sentenced to one month in prison ...

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NCGOP Chair Robin Hayes Charged With Conspiracy, Bribery

The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party was indicted Tuesday on conspiracy and bribery charges for attempting to influence the state’s insurance commissioner through campaign donations, according to the Department of Justice. NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, also a former U.S. Congressman from the state’s 8th District, was indicted along with wealthy Durham businessman Greg Lindberg and two of his ...

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Federal Court Strikes Down North Carolina 20 Week Abortion Ban

A federal judge ruled Monday that a North Carolina law is unconstitutional, determining that the state cannot enforce a law that restricts abortion access pre-fetal viability. U.S. District Judge William Osteen ruled Monday that a “week-or event-specific” ban barring abortions after 20 weeks is not constitutional, Reuters reported. “[A] state is never allowed to prohibit any swath of pre-viability abortions ...

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Mark Harris Bows Out Of Do-Over North Carolina Congressional Race Citing Health Concerns

Republican congressional candidate Mark Harris is bowing out of the race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, citing health concerns in a statement Tuesday. North Carolina’s Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the district Thursday due to evidence of illegal ballot harvesting by a Harris campaign contractor. The race was the only 2018 midterm election that had not ...

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