Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Why a congressman voted against a bill with money for disaster relief in his district

U.S. Reps. Mark Walker and Walter Jones from North Carolina were two of 33 Republicans this week to oppose Congress’ short-term stopgap spending measure, designed to avert a federal government shutdown. The bill passed in the House and includes significant funding for North Carolina to help businesses, farmers and public officials pay for disaster-related recovery post-Hurricane Matthew.

National Politics

Obama orders review of election-season hacking

President Barack Obama has ordered intelligence officials to conduct a broad review of election-season cyberattacks, including the email hacks that rattled the presidential campaign and raised fresh concerns about Russia's meddling in U.S. elections, the White House said Friday.

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Protesters march on Governor's Mansion for one last 'air horn' good-bye

About 75 protesters give Gov. Pat McCrory one final musical interlude Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, before he leaves the governor's official residence on Blount Street. McCrory conceded the race to NC Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday.
Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
Protesters march on Governor's Mansion for one last 'air horn' good-bye 1:46

Protesters march on Governor's Mansion for one last 'air horn' good-bye

Trump's nominee for secretary of defense thanks NC crowd on 'thank you tour' 2:59

Trump's nominee for secretary of defense thanks NC crowd on 'thank you tour'

Trump thanks supporters at Fayetteville rally 11:03

Trump thanks supporters at Fayetteville rally

Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally 13:19

Roy Cooper thanks supporters at victory rally