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“Congress,” The Hill reports, “is barreling toward a veto showdown with President Trump over the mammoth must-pass annual defense policy bill.” At issue: The annual National Defense Authorization Act, which as usual has little to do with actual defense.

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RALEIGH — Boots on the ground are worth more than a dollar.

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Rep. G.K. Butterfield says Congress should remove federal restrictions on marijuana and North Carolina should legalize adult use and purge pot possession from criminal records. 

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RALEIGH — More than 4 million North Carolinans are missing from the 2020 census. Major media reports have emphasized a low census count could put billions in federal dollars at risk.

But it also could keep North Carolina from gaining a congressional seat.

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Friday, 07 August 2020 13:17

OP-ED: Census too costly to ignore

To say that our state, our nation, and our world have changed dramatically in the past few months would be an understatement. At the NC Rural Center and the NC Counts Coalition, we know how much our work and the communities we serve have changed — and will change — because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County’s state representative is calling on two local congressmen to extend unemployment benefits as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2020 12:48

COLUMN: The REAL ID Act ravages our liberty

National ID cards have been atop the command-and-control political wish list for decades. In the 1990s, Republican Congresses shot down efforts to move toward national identification cards. However, after 9/11, “everything changed” and politicians seized the chance to unleash far more snooping and create potentially hundreds of millions of dossiers on American citizens.

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As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). Well, not exactly. That’s what the “from” header said, but the message was signed “Team AOC” and delivered via Daily Kos.

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 15:04

COLUMN: Yes, the ERA has been ratified

On Jan. 15, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. According to the U.S. Constitution, that makes the ERA part of "the supreme law of the land."

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RALEIGH — U.S. Rep Mark Meadows, an 11th District Republican, has held his seat since 2011, and he chaired the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

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