October 7, 2016 -
Gun rights organizations are spending heavily in the key battleground state of North Carolina to boost the chances of state and federal candidates opposed to gun control legislation. One group is even holding an Election Day raffle of an AR-15 rifle — along with a thousand rounds of ammunition and a portrait of Hillary Clinton.
September 2, 2016 -
North Carolina has emerged as 2016's most interesting battleground state, with Democrats hoping Clinton's growing campaign operations can help them win key down-ballot races, shaking up a state where Republicans have dominated in recent years.
August 25, 2016 -
The North Carolina utility giant and other fossil-fuel interests are contributing to a national super PAC that's using divisive social issues like abortion and religion to boost the election chances of U.S. Senate candidates who reject the science of human-caused global warming.
April 27, 2016 -
While offshore drilling in the Atlantic is canceled for now, plans are still underway to conduct seismic blasting for oil and gas reserves. As scientists, environmentalists, local communities and some elected leaders press to block the tests, the industry has been contributing unprecedented amounts of money to influence key federal lawmakers.
March 2, 2016 -
While Senate Republicans refuse to consider any of President Obama's nominees to fill the vacancy left by the death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, they're engineering a broader judicial crisis for purely political reasons.
October 21, 2015 -
Since Republicans took control of the Senate in January, they have delayed and obstructed highly qualified judicial nominees at every step of the confirmation process, leading to scores of vacancies on the bench and dozens of judicial emergencies.
December 12, 2014 -
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a summary of a report this week documenting the CIA's use of torture against detainees following the 9/11 attacks. It offers revealing details on the involvement of private contractors in those human rights violations -- including an aviation firm based in North Carolina.