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Samantha Lachman

North Carolina Makes Last-Minute Change To Voter ID Law Facing Challenge In Court | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill on Thursday allowing voters who do not have government-issued photo identification to ...

GOP Rep Pushes Abortion Restrictions That Would 'Have A Few More Little Taxpayers Born'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

Though a new abortion-related bill introduced in the North Carolina State House is ostensibly meant to protect patient safety, one of the bill's co-sp...

Samantha Lachman

For North Carolina Attorney General, Running For Governor Will Mean Taking On His Top Client | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C.-- When North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (D) announced in February that the state would receive $21.5 million in a settlement w...

Samantha Lachman

Moral Monday Returns With Public Opinion, If Not The North Carolina Legislature, On Its Side | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 faith leaders and protesters affiliated with the Moral Monday movement staged a protest at the North Carolina legislature ...

Moral Monday Returns As GOP Senate Candidate Tries To Distance Himself From Legislature

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

Protesters affiliated with the Moral Monday movement rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina, and staged a sit-in at the office of state House Speaker Thom...

The Charlotte I Almost Had

Joanne Spataro | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Joanne Spataro

While the DNC seemed to be the beginning of a more cosmopolitan Charlotte, it was merely a last gasp before my legislature plunged the entire state into the Dark Ages.

'Come On, Rich Liberals, Pony Up!'

Posted 08.03.2013 | Comedy

Bill Maher devoted his final "new rule" rant to the insanity going on in North Carolina, a state that had been trending blue until a certain wealthy c...

North Carolina Trying to Compete With Ohio and Texas in Lunacy

Jamison Doran | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Jamison Doran

You know when you were little and your mother would tell you, "If you can't say anything nice then don't say anything at all?" Well I'm about to throw all of that out the window (sorry mom).

North Carolina Republicans Launch Sneak Attack on Gays

Michael Carmichael | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

In a replay of the Republican stealth attack on the labor movement in Wisconsin, the North Carolina GOP has launched a sneak attack on the LGBT community

Battleground North Carolina: Midnight Madness & the Southern Backlash

Michael Carmichael | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.

Arthur Delaney

Grim Prospects For Latest Effort To Restore Extended Jobless Benefits In N.C. | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Sonia Street does not want to be evicted from her apartment in Charlotte, N.C., but she says that's what will happen if Republicans in the North Carol...

Arthur Delaney

North Carolina Unemployment Standoff Drags Endlessly | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) does not like the latest attempt by Republicans in the General Assembly to link unemployment benefits and budget cu...