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The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)
How N.C. Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been...

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
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....

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.
46th President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation on Nov 6 ahead of his win.
Joe Biden elected as 46th president of United States
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • November 9, 2020
After an unprecedented election week and a swarm of conflict and inevitable lawsuits, Former Vice-President Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the President-Elect and the eventual 46 President of the United States.  
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump, shown in a reflection, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
Biden and Trump face off in final debate
Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer • October 26, 2020
The final presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on Oct. 23, just twelve days before the election. The second debate, in what was supposed to be a series of three, was held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 
What is the Electoral College?
What is the Electoral College?
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • October 22, 2020
Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.
The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second presidential debate
Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer • October 15, 2020
In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) canceled a presidential debate amid fallout from President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.
A man wearing a military uniform walks in front of a military commissariat in Yerevan on Spet. 30, 2020. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Wednesday said peace talks with Azerbaijan under Russian mediation would be inappropriate, as fighting over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region entered a fourth day. (AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
OPINION: Governments have too much power
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • October 3, 2020
All of these issues share a commonality: powerful governments are involved. They either directly cause problems or refuse to address them appropriately. This trend is especially pronounced whenever an unchecked government, especially an authoritarian one, abuses its power and violates the rights of its civilians to push its personal agendas.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 25: Reverend Tim Christopher, hold his firearm that he always carries while attending the meet-and-greet event held Minnesota Freedom Fighters on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. Christopher has testified before the MN House Judiciary Committee on gun control legislation. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
OPINION: America needs tougher gun laws, but don’t freak out, gun supporters.
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • October 2, 2020
So the question worth asking is, how do we enact change and strike a balance between saving lives and protecting Second Amendment rights?
Trump supporters watch the first presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29, 2020 in Old Forge, near Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Trump and Biden face off in first presidential debate
Hannah McDonnell, Contributing Writer • October 2, 2020
Moderated by Chris Wallace in Cleveland, OH, the first presidential debate was held between former Vice President Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump where they discussed a number of relevant issues happening in the nation.
Amy Coney Barrett meets with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
OPINION: Amy Coney Barrett is the polar opposite of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer • September 30, 2020
Barrett is undoubtedly the epitome of everything Ginsburg fought against, despite conservatives enthusiastically cheering her on. She is highly educated and well-spoken, yet glides through the doors of law that Ginsburg busted down for her, failing to protect the freedoms of other women.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett walks from the Oval Office to be introduced by President Donald Trump as his Supreme Court Associate Justice nominee in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
OPINION: The battle over the Supreme Court is a horror show full of hypocrisy and partisanship
Hannah Horowitz and Nicolas Ziccardi September 29, 2020
There are questions regarding how this will affect the 2020 presidential race, as this is said to be an advantage to those on the right. Trump’s top pick, Amy Coney Barrett, was formally nominated in the White House Rose Garden on Saturday, just one day after Ginsburg was lying in state at the U.S. Capitol. The formal Senate confirmation hearings are to take place beginning on October 12, as there seems to be a mad dash by the GOP to place her on the high court as soon as possible.
In this photo combination: President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House; and Democratic presidential candidate, and former Vice President, Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall. (From left:Alex Wong/Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images/TNS) (Editors note: this is two combined, cropped photos from Getty Images)
Trump or Biden: Where Do You Stand?
Ambar Delgado, Contributing Writer • September 24, 2020
Below you will find an introductory guide to the platforms of Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. 
A lifeguard stand on a beach flying the emergency red flag, set against a dark sky in Daytona, FL.
OPINION: We don’t have to tank the global economy to fight climate change
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • September 18, 2020
To tackle this serious challenge, they will need to base decisions not just on science, but also the economy. Former Democratic candidate and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, for instance, managed to win the support of millions of young Americans by proposing a “Green New Deal”. It aims to ban all fossil fuels and radically reshape society in just 10 years. But such a policy would be too expensive to work and have massive implications, Fox News warned in February 2019.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump.
OPINION: There's a clear candidate to achieve peace with North Korea
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • September 15, 2020
Unfortunately, U.S. President Donald Trump has failed to execute a strong peacemaking plan. While he held summits, for instance, they were more or less intended to show off to the world rather than actually committing to easing tensions. U.S. Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on the other hand, appears to be much more prepared to make real progress on this significant issue.

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