Neil Gorsuch SCOTUS confirmation hearing
1 week ago
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Supreme Court nominee’s Senate hearing begins

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley says his panel likely will cast a vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's nomination in two weeks, on April 3.
2 months ago
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DeVos clears committee vote, faces plagiarism accusation

Murray said Tuesday that many of DeVos's responses "look copied and pasted from previous statements."
4 months ago
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Senate takes aim at ‘bots’ that snap up concert seats

The Senate is cracking down on computer software used by ticket brokers to snap up tickets to concerts and shows.
US Supreme Court
5 months ago
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Burr softens blanket rejection of Clinton Supreme Court pick

North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is walking back from his promise to block any nominees Democrat Hillary Clinton would make to the U.S. Supreme Court if she's elected president.
6 months ago
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Unions, NRA-related group run ads in NC Senate race

More groups are dropping big bucks seeking to influence North Carolina's U.S. Senate race.
6 months ago
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Senate votes to override President Obama’s veto of 9/11 bill

The Senate has rejected President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.
6 months ago
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Senate candidates Ross, Burr in October TV debate

The major-party U.S. Senate candidates in North Carolina this fall have agreed to a television debate next month.
6 months ago
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NRA’s political arm runs North Carolina ad critical of Ross

The National Rifle Association's political action committee has gotten involved in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race with a television ad critical of Democratic candidate Deborah Ross.
7 months ago
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US Senators push for automatic disability status for poisoned vets

Today, Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis wrote a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donavan urging the Department of Veterans Affairs to grant presumptive disability status to veterans suffering from diseases caused by poisoned water at Camp Lejeune.
9 months ago
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Ross outraises Burr in quarter; Burr’s coffers still fuller

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Deborah Ross outraised Republican rival Richard Burr during the past three months, but North Carolina's senior senator still has a significant cash advantage entering the heart of the summer.