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Senate Chairman Says Leaks Aren't The Point. Trump's Ex-Adviser Is.

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON — While House Republicans focused more on the leaks that led President Donald Trump’s national security adviser to resign this week, th...

Republicans Realize Questions About Trump's Russia Ties Are 'Not Going Away'

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Less than 24 hours after national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned, Republicans on Capitol Hill were scrambling to find a respon...

FBI Now Backs CIA Assessment That Russia Deliberately Tipped The Election In Favor Of Trump

The Huffington Post | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies agree that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee emails with the intention of tipp...

A Single Senator Is Blocking National Reform Of The Foster Care System

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.06.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― In the waning days of 2016, a moribund Congress has woken up. A long-sought measure to spend a billion dollars to combat the opioid epi...

A Sweeping Reform Of The Foster Care System Is Hanging By A Thread

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Responding to an outcry from a sprawling network of group homes in North Carolina, Sen. Richard Burr (R) led a surprise rebellion this ...

Senate Democrat Urges Obama To Ensure CIA Torture Report Won't Disappear

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― If President Barack Obama wants to codify his legacy on banning the use of torture in U.S. intelligence gathering, he should declassify...

Richard Burr Beats Back Challenge In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.08.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr (R) has apparently survived an unexpectedly tough challenge at the polls on Tuesday, defeating Democra...

GOP Senator Jokes About Shooting Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) joked during private remarks about putting a bullseye on Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, CNN reported Mond...

GOP's Richard Burr Blacklists Local Paper In Tough Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr (R) is taking a page from the Donald Trump campaign playbook that even Trump has already discarded ―...

One Senator's 'Burr-B-Q-Showdown' Fundraiser Was More Important Than A Hearing On Military Suicides

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Most people are probably pretty sure that politics and money are more important to lawmakers in Washington than the policies and laws t...

Democrats Hit GOP Intelligence Committee Chair For Skipping Military Hearings

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.21.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― North Carolina Democrats are hitting Sen. Richard Burr (R) in a new video for missing nearly 70 percent of his hearings while serving o...

Trump Leaves Intel Chair Stumped In His Own Debate

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.25.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― If there was anyone who should be up to speed on the latest intelligence information, it would be the chairman of the Senate Intelligen...

GOP Senator Embraces And Ducks Donald Trump In One Debate

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.13.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump loomed over another debate Thursday night, even though he was nowhere near the North Carolina stage where incumbent Republ...

Senator Tight With Special Interests Traveled The World On Their Dime

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON — There used to be something very special in the air for North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr (R), and it had a lot to do with the interests ...

Richard Burr vs. Deborah Ross: Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For 2016 North Carolina Senate Race

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 10.11.2016 | Home
Campus Election Engagement Project

Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide for the Richard Burr vs. Deborah Ross Senate race? One that will give you an accurate, no-spin compariso...

Lessons From A 22-Year Political Career: All Those Early Ads Were Entirely Bogus

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON — There’s a life cycle for politicians, especially in swing states, that goes something like this: Start out as a reformer. Accuse the ...

The "Fix" Is In: Tweaking House Bill 2 (And Workers, Too)

Harold Lloyd | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Harold Lloyd

The North Carolina legislature recently passed legislation partially restoring state-law employment discrimination claims eliminated by House Bill 2. ...

Trump And Gingrich: Two Men. Six Wives. Family Values.

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.26.2016 | Home
Peter Dreier

Assuming he isn't ousted as the GOP's presidential nominee at the party's Cleveland convention next month, who will be Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate?

North Carolina's GOP Senator Says State's Anti-LGBT Law Goes 'Too Far'

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.24.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Tuesday that Republican lawmakers in his state went too far when they passed a sweeping anti-LGBT law th...

GOP Senator Looks Forward To Donald Trump Appointing 3 Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Blair Guild | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) endorsed the whole idea of a President Donald Trump on Saturday. Speaking at the annual North Carolina GOP State Convention...

Senators Are Really Worried About Encrypted Data After Paris

The Huffington Post | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 11.18.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The failure to pick up communications between terrorists involved in the deadly Paris attacks last week is feeding a belief in Washingto...

The Stealth Senator: Keeper of the Secrets of the Ark of the Covenant

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 11.15.2016 | Home
William E. Jackson Jr.

In a front-page New York Times story (November 10, "Classified Report on the C.I.A.'s Secret Prisons Is Caught in Limbo") it was suggested that the ch...

Trump Tarnishes Image for a Fistful of Dollars in Azerbaijan

Harut Sassounian | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Harut Sassounian

Donald Trump, by associating himself with questionable business partners in a oppressive regime, risks tarnishing his reputation for a fistful of dollars in the midst of a presidential campaign!

Senate To Tackle Cybersecurity Bill Before Summer Break

The Huffington Post | Ali Watkins | Posted 08.03.2015 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Senators aren’t leaving for summer vacation yet. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) said Monday night he'll ask lawmakers to hamme...

The VA's 'Experts' On Toxic Chemicals May Not Know What They're Talking About

The Huffington Post | Lynne Peeples | Posted 07.30.2015 | Home

Pfc. Donald Burpee spent four months of 1975 living at Camp Lejeune, a Marine Corps base in North Carolina. On July 7 of this year, at the age of 59, ...