NATIONAL POLITICS


11/28/2017 8:23pm

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, while he was speaker of the House of the N.C. General Assembly in 2012.

Tillis, Burr oppose Trump's EPA nomination

U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., have expressed opposition towards Michael L. Dourson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency.


11/28/2017 7:09pm

Lloyd Williams stands in front of a robot. Williams is a computer science professor at Shaw University working to diversify his field. Photo courtesy of Williams.

Q&A with Shaw University professor about diversity in computer science

Shaw University Professor Lloyd Williams is trying to bring diversity into computer science — an industry disproportionately dominated by white or Asian-American men. He’s doing so by bringing innovation to the classroom at Shaw University, a historically black college in Raleigh. Staff Writer Ryan Smoot asked Williams about how he is trying to change perceptions of programming. 


11/19/2017 10:19pm

Front row, left to right: Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Back row: Associate Justice Elena Kagan, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch. Photo courtesy of Franz Jantzen, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

These three Supreme Court cases could affect North Carolinians

The cases being considered in the U.S. Supreme Court this term are set to have major ramifications for political representation, constitutional rights and anti-discrimination laws across the country.  The court’s calendar, which began in October, is packed with high-profile cases — addressing a range of issues from the constitutionality of political gerrymandering to Fourth Amendment rights. 


11/13/2017 11:29pm

Sebastian Gorka, former advisor to President Trump, spoke about his experience in the White House as well as what the American people can expect for the future.

Former Trump adviser speaks at UNC amid protests

First-year Alex Stephens was quick to answer what she expected from the event. “Radicalism,” she said. Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump administration adviser and current Fox News contributor, visited UNC Monday night to speak about U.S.-Israel relations and the Middle East. The event, held in Genome Science Building, was hosted by UNC Christians United for Israel, UNC College Republicans and UNC Turning Point USA.


10/29/2017 9:36pm

NC Commission of Inquiry on Torture to hold public hearings

The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture will hold a public hearing Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 to explore North Carolina’s role in supporting the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, according to a press release by the commission.