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FTX failure divides lawmakers on how tough to get with crypto regulation

BY: - December 14, 2022

NC's Patrick McHenry defends cryptocurrency industry at House Financial Services Committee hearing; Senator-elect Ted Budd is a no-show Members of a U.S. House committee disagreed at a Tuesday hearing about whether more aggressive federal regulation would have protected customers from the collapse of cryptocurrency firm FTX and the alleged fraud of its founder, Samuel Bankman-Fried.

Despite FTX fallout, some U.S. House members still skeptical about crypto regulation

BY: - December 5, 2022

Ted Budd, a major recipient of crypto industry campaign contributions, joins in questioning federal oversight Nearly nine months after a bipartisan group of U.S. House members sent a letter questioning the Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation into cryptocurrencies, including the failed FTX exchange, the lawmakers are maintaining their position that the agency’s approach to regulating […]

Candidates, mostly Republican, skip debates, bar press during midterm campaigns

BY: - September 2, 2022

WASHINGTON — With two months left of the 2022 campaign season, a majority of Republican candidates are continuing to skirt away from not only talking to local and national media outlets about their policy issues, but their own constituents, leaving voters with little information on their policy positions. “If we are to hold our elected officials accountable on their policy stance(s), we have to know what they are,” said Nicholas Valentino, a political science and research professor in the Center for Political Studies at the University of Michigan.


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Remote voting in the U.S. House hits a second anniversary, but it may be its last

BY: - May 27, 2022

Health concerns lead Democrats to be the biggest proxy voting users, but Republicans Cawthorn and McHenry top the NC delegation After two years of a temporary provision to allow remote voting in the U.S. House, the top 36 users of the proxy voting system are all Democrats, though Republicans have also taken advantage of it.


Clichés won’t get the job done when it comes to America’s gun violence epidemic

BY: - May 25, 2022

“Unspeakable.” This appears to a top platitude of choice for modern, gun-loving American politicians these days as they respond to each new horrific tragedy that the easy and widespread availability of mass killing machines visits on our society. That and “praying” for the families of the victims.

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Another Election Day that most North Carolinians will sit out

BY: - May 17, 2022

Today is primary Election Day in North Carolina. Across our state, voters will make scores of important decisions about the future of our democracy. In many places, Democrats and Republicans will select the two finalists in a host of key contests – from the United States Senate to the state legislature to the state courts. In many others, where one party or the other dominates, today’s vote will effectively decide the outcome of the election.

Field notes: Dispatches from U.S. Senate election – Vol. 4

BY: - February 27, 2022

Beasley files Cheri Beasley, the leading fundraiser in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, was the first top-tier candidate to make it official when filing reopened this week. Beasley, former Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, filed Thursday morning after her former colleagues on the court approved a new set of maps for congressional and […]

Field notes: Dispatches from the 2022 U.S. Senate election – Vol. 3

BY: - February 11, 2022

The wheels are turning toward a May 17 primary as court cases play out in what has already been a confusing year for voters trying to follow the calendar changes. This week, the state Board of Elections reopened its absentee ballot request portal and candidate filing, halted in late December by a court ruling, is […]

Field notes: Dispatches from the 2022 U.S. Senate election

BY: - January 28, 2022

[Editor’s note: This is the first in what will be a regular series of end-of-the-work-week news roundups from veteran journalist Kirk Ross on the 2022 North Carolina U.S. Senate race to replace retiring Republican Richard Burr.] Walker stays in the race Mark Walker didn’t just say ‘no’ to high-level entreaties to get out of the […]

Republican U.S. Senate contest among the races impacted by primary date battle

BY: - January 20, 2022

Another potential change in the date of North Carolina’s 2022 primary election, this one initiated by the Republican majorities in the state legislature, is reverberating through races statewide, including the battle for the GOP nomination in the race for Richard Burr's soon-to-be open U.S. Senate seat. On Wednesday, General Assembly leaders fast-tracked a bill through both chambers that shifts the current May 17 primary date to June 7.

The inflation blame game: Five important facts to keep in mind

BY: - January 18, 2022

The subject of inflation has been on many tongues in the public policy world of late – especially as Republican politicians comb every nook and cranny of the news cycle for topics with which to launch broadsides at the Biden administration. In November, Congressman Ted Budd – a candidate for Richard Burr’s soon-to-be-available U.S. Senate seat – introduced a snarky bill that would “require all personnel in the Biden White House to complete a financial literacy course focused on inflation.”

Jackson bows out of U.S. Senate race, endorses Beasley allowing Democrats to avoid contentious primary

BY: - December 16, 2021

Jeff Jackson dropped out of the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate and offered a full-throated endorsement of Cheri Beasley Thursday in another twist in the closely watched election. In a two-minute video message to supporters released Thursday morning Jackson, a four-term state senator from Charlotte, said it was time for Democrats to rally together...