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President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 5, 2021. Biden on Wednesday said his administration will sanction military leaders in Myanmar linked to this month’s coup.

OPINION: Biden must lift sanctions on Iran now

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 16, 2021

When one thinks of Iran, they most likely envision a tyrannical rogue nation set on brutally, punishing their citizenry, amassing a huge nuclear arsenal and wiping out the rest of the world. These assumptions...

India Richburg votes with her son Nash Waiters, 4, at the North Springs 2 voting location in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

OPINION: Can North Carolina Democrats become more competitive in future elections?

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer February 9, 2021

Over the past few decades, North Carolina has been considered an electoral “battleground” state: that is, a toss-up state that is not solidly red or blue and plays a pivotal role in deciding the winner....

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

North Carolina Board of Elections no longer recognizing Constitution Party and Green Party

Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer February 3, 2021

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), the Constitution Party and Green Party are no longer recognized political parties in North Carolina. “Both parties failed to turn...

Trump and Coronavirus (Newspaper).

OPINION: Can the Republican party bounce back after a Trump era?

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer February 1, 2021

The current state of the Republican party certainly does not align with the conservative values that many of its members identify with. Former President Donald J. Trump still has a tight hold on much of...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson's official press team

Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate

Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard Burr after he announced that he would not seek re-election....

President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration's COVID-19 response with Vice President Kamala Harris, left, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

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Biden signs 17+ executive orders in his first week in office

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 27, 2021

It has been one week since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the U.S. Both got an early start on implementing their administration's agenda. This included...

Julian Assange on May 19, 2017, in London. 

Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire - TNS

OPINION: Trump failed to pardon Julian Assange is a dark moment for press freedom, limited government advocates

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer January 26, 2021

The human rights community has a lot to celebrate now that Donald Trump is no longer President of the U.S. There are no more bans on travelers from several Muslim countries. Migrant families are no longer...

David Rouzer's official headshot.

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OPINION: In defense of David Rouzer

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer January 24, 2021

U.S. Representative David Rouzer (R-NC07) has become a very controversial figure within his district. Since the November election of Joe Biden to the presidency, he has taken the results with a grain of...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning the violent actions and the role that various people...

Members of the National Guard take a rest in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters' attack of the Capitol that left five dead.Lawmakers in the lower chamber are expected to vote for impeachment around 3:00 pm

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House votes to impeach Trump for the second time

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 13, 2021

On Jan. 13, a week after the insurrection at the Capitol, the House of Representatives met to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Many members of Congress including top Democrats and Republicans...

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. Trump supporters gathered in the nation's capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election.

OPINION: Capitol Hill protests depict racial disparities in policing

Hannah Horowitz, Staff Writer January 9, 2021

The complete lack of control during the Capitol Hill riots that occurred this past Wednesday only reinforced the already clear disparities in policing. Following the riots, the DC Metropolitan Police Department...

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.

NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
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