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Topic - Pat Mccrory
North Carolina's newest law, enacted without the signature of the governor, outright bans judges in certain cases from turning to Islamic law to determine rulings.
Zombies, who just won't stay in the graveyard, are back with us again, and not just on the screen in "World War Z" and "The Walking Dead." It turns out that 1,100 of the dearly departed are active in Maryland politics.
North Carolina educators are upset over per-pupil spending cuts, while legislators correctly assert that rising pension costs mean the state is actually spending more on education year-over-year.
North Carolina's Republican governor signed a voter-identification law on Monday in a move that's likely to test the Obama administration's efforts to push back against states after the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Lawmakers in North Carolina passed on Tuesday expanded rights for concealed carry permit holders, making it legal for gun owners to bring their weapons into bars and restaurants and other public areas previously prohibited.
North Carolina's governor signed into law Wednesday a repeal of a law that gave death penalty inmates the opportunity to seek softer sentences if they proved the court was guilty of racial discrimination.
It is pretty clear that if the GOP wants to win another national election, it will have to broaden its appeal. To do that, it should look to its governors, because politics at the state level tends to be more pragmatic than ideological.
As yet another deadline comes and goes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to put off a decision on whether to allow fracking in New York, even as other states rush to cash in on the boom generated by the wildly successful drilling technology.
When Charlotte landed a National Football League franchise 20 years ago, city leaders were ecstatic, calling it a critical step in putting North Carolina's largest city on the map.
Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered a special election to fill the congressional seat being vacated as Tim Scott becomes South Carolina's next senator.
Republicans turned to voters in nearly a dozen states Tuesday in hopes of broadening the party's hold on governors' mansions across the country, with some GOP candidates viewing this election as their best opportunity to win in a quarter-century.
North Carolina voters made their state the 32nd in the nation to recognize marriage as a union of only one man and one woman.
Democratic North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue, the first woman elected governor in the state, said Thursday she would not seek re-election this year because she believes a bid would make it more difficult to fund education.
Gov. Bev Perdue said Thursday she will not seek re-election because she fears a fight with Republicans over public education would become too political.
"Common practices like boarding an airplane and purchasing Sudafed require photo ID, and we should expect nothing less for the protection of our right to vote," Mr. McCrory said at the time. "This new law brings our state in line with a healthy majority of other states throughout the country. This common-sense safeguard is commonplace."