Trump indicted in connection with Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

BY: , and - August 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., indicted Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that Trump and co-conspirators attempted to subvert the 2020 election to keep the former president in power through a series of illegal actions that culminated in the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. The former president faces four […]

Elon Univ. poll director Jason Husser summarizes voter attitudes, hot button issues ahead of 2024

BY: - June 26, 2023

It’s hard to believe it, but the 2024 Super Tuesday presidential primary in which North Carolina will play a big role, is just a little over eight months away, and already the fields of Republican challengers – both for the presidency and Governor of North Carolina – are full of candidates. And while this reality […]

U.S. House Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal charges, including inciting insurrection

BY: - December 19, 2022

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a historic vote agreed unanimously Monday to refer former President Donald Trump and others to the Justice Department for potential criminal charges, including inciting or aiding an insurrection. Trump associates, including attorneys John Eastman and Kenneth Chesebro and White House Chief […]

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

BY: - August 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said the U.S. Department of Justice moved Thursday to release the search warrant a federal judge issued earlier this week that allowed federal agents to enter former President Donald Trump’s residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. DOJ, Garland said, has filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida […]

‘Just say the election was corrupt’: Trump pressure on Justice Department detailed

BY: and - June 24, 2022

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, the Jan. 6 committee and former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the panel’s fifth hearing this month. In the weeks between Election Day 2020 and Jan. 6, 2021, […]

How the Trump fake elector scheme fizzled in four states

BY: and - June 23, 2022

Part of Donald Trump’s plan to reverse his loss in the 2020 presidential election hinged on replacing legitimate electors in a handful of swing states with “fake electors.” In theory, these bogus Republican slates in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Nevada and Wisconsin would cast their electoral votes for the incumbent — canceling out […]

‘His party left him’: From common sense conservative to COVID, Pat McCrory’s very bad week

BY: - May 20, 2022

No doubt there is a lot of armchair quarterbacking in the aftermath of an election that does not go as planned. That is most certainly the case this week for Pat McCrory. The former Republican governor and Charlotte mayor had hoped to secure his party’s nomination Tuesday for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by […]

Bookman: Trump continues to threaten violence against those who stand for rule of law

BY: - February 3, 2022

Like his buddy Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump is a thug willing to use violence to achieve what he cannot achieve by legitimate means. He has shown a willingness to do so in the past, and because he himself has paid no price, he is threatening to do so in the future.