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  • Republicans See Warning Signs for Trump in Southern Battleground State

    05/17/2024 1:22:24 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 50 replies
    Copyright © 2000 - 2024 The Epoch Times Association Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | May 10, 2024 Updated: May 14, 2024 | By Nathan Worcester
    President Donald Trump’s national polling advantage has narrowed to less than one percent since he became the presumptive Republican nominee in the race for the White House. In two Southern battlegrounds, Georgia and North Carolina, his lead looks stronger at five-and-a-half points and six points, respectively. But can the region be written off as solidly Trump? The answer isn’t so obvious in key cities, counties, and polling places.... On the ground, conservatives sense weakness. “Republicans have got to organize the grassroots to the same level [as] the Democrats,” a local GOP insider told The Epoch Times. That sentiment was echoed...
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Cuts DEI Funding, Transfers It to Campus Police

    05/13/2024 9:31:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2024 | John Sexton
    Nearly three years ago I wrote about a mandatory diversity training that took place at UNC-Chapel Hill after the conservative paper on campus got an audio recording of the event.Ms. Parle started the presentation with an ‘indigenous land recognition,’ after which the hundreds of Greek attendees were advised that they should make a habit of repeating the political catechism in their daily lives and taught how to do so. After establishing her lecture was on stolen land, Ms. Parle asked students their feelings about ‘the system.’ Were they warm towards it? Apathetic? Or, the last option: ready to dismantle it?The...
  • UNC-CH board removes DEI funding from next year's budget

    05/13/2024 10:41:00 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 5 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/13/2024 | By Brian Murphy
    UNC-Chapel Hill's Board of Trustees on Monday approved the transfer of $2.3 million in diversity and inclusion spending to public safety priorities in the 2024-25 budget. The trustees held a special meeting Monday morning. The board is scheduled to hold its regular meeting Wednesday and Thursday. The UNC System Board of Governors is expected to vote next week to eliminate diversity goals and jobs at member institutions, including UNC-Chapel Hill. A Board of Governors committee last month approved a complete rewrite of the system's existing diversity, equity and inclusion policy. The move is likely to create job losses at the...
  • Jerry Seinfeld booed by anti-Israel protesters who walk out of his Duke commencement speech

    05/12/2024 1:36:46 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/12/2024 | Ronny Reyes
    Dozens of students walked out of Duke University’s commencement ceremony on Sunday to protest guest speaker Jerry Seinfield over his support of Israel during the war in Gaza. Video of the incident shows a group of students walking out of their seats and carrying a Palestinian flag as soon as the comedian and TV star was called to the stage. The attention to the protesters was quickly diverted by the cheering crowd, who chanted, “Jerry! Jerry!” as Seinfeld would go on to give his speech and accept an honorary degree from Duke.
  • Judge partially blocks North Carolina abortion pill regulations

    05/08/2024 2:46:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | May 7, 2024 | Bridget Sielicki
    A judge last week overturned a portion of a North Carolina law regulating abortion pill distribution in the state. U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles gave a partial victory to Dr. Amy Brant, the abortionist who had sued the state, and who argued that its regulations go above and beyond the guidance of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In her ruling, Eagles overturned the portion of the law mandating that mifepristone be prescribed only by doctors and only in person, as well as a requirement that patients have an in-person follow-up appointment. Eagles allowed other portions of the law to...
  • School sued for suspending student who used term ‘illegal alien’

    05/08/2024 12:28:27 PM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 43 replies
    NewsNation ^ | 5/8/24 | Damita Menezes
    (NewsNation) — The mother of a North Carolina high school student who was suspended for asking about the term “illegal alien” in class says the punishment could hinder his college prospects if it remains on his record. Leah McGhee said her 16-year-old son Christian, a 10th grader at Central Davidson High School, was just asking a question when he used the term, which the school allegedly equated “to a vicious racial slur.” “Christian is raised in a household that instills the beliefs in the following of Jesus Christ. For him, that hurts even more, because he knows in his heart,...
  • Data: More Than Data: More Than 200,000 People On North Carolina Voter Rolls ‘Missing’ ID Numbers

    05/07/2024 9:12:17 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 5/7/2024 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    N.C. voter data lists more than 224,000 records since 2004 that are ‘missing’ both an SSN and a driver’s license number. North Carolina voter data lists more than 224,000 people with registration dates after January 2004 whose records are “missing” both the last four digits of their Social Security number (SSN) and a driver’s license identification number, according to public records obtained by The Federalist. The 2002 Help America Vote Act (HAVA) required states to verify certain “information of newly registered voters for Federal elections,” according to the Social Security Administration. “Each State must establish a computerized State-wide voter registration...
  • United Methodists repeal longstanding ban on LGBTQ clergy

    05/01/2024 12:34:47 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    AP News ^ | May 1st 2024 | PETER SMITH
    United Methodist delegates repealed their church’s longstanding ban on LGBTQ clergy with no debate on Wednesday, removing a rule forbidding “self-avowed practicing homosexuals” from being ordained or appointed as ministers. Delegates voted 692-51 at their General Conference — the first such legislative gathering in five years. That overwhelming margin contrasts sharply with the decades of controversy around the issue. Past General Conferences of the United Methodist Church had steadily reinforced the ban and related penalties amid debate and protests, but many of the conservatives who had previously upheld the ban have left the denomination in recent years, and this General...
  • Seven undecided women voters from North Carolina tell CNN what they REALLY think of Donald Trump as they weigh in on whether he could be president

    04/30/2024 4:34:16 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    A group of self-declared undecided women voters in North Carolina had some harsh words for former President Donald Trump during a roundtable discussion aired by liberal outlet CNN. While President Joe Biden's re-election bid against Trump remains vulnerable, his campaign has stated they believe one of their best pathways to victories is to allude to Trump's alleged cruelty to women. However, a January poll showed that Biden's lead on Trump with young women, like in many demographics, had slipped. CNN hosted a focus group centered around women voters in North Carolina, a state Trump won in both 2020 and 2016...
  • Classes canceled as UNC-CH protesters, police clash after American flag lowered at pro-Palestine demonstration

    04/30/2024 1:50:12 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    WRAL ^ | April 30, 2024 | Matt Talhelm and Aaron Thomas
    A chaotic scene at UNC-Chapel Hill continued Tuesday afternoon, hours after police began detaining pro-Palestinian protesters on campus. University police said 30 people were taken into custody Tuesday morning because they refused to leave. On Tuesday afternoon, already tense situation escalated after the American flag was lowered and replaced with a Palestinian flag on the main quad. Dozens of police officers entered the main quad along with UNC Interim Chancellor Lee Roberts. Classes were canceled for the rest of the day and non-mandatory operations were suspended. According to university police, protesters attempted to block UNC police vehicles by standing in...
  • North Carolina Man Who Killed 4 Law Enforcement Personnel a Felon Barred From Gun Possession

    04/30/2024 8:41:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/30/2024 | AWR HAWKINS
    The North Carolina man who shot and killed three U.S Marshal Task Force officers and one Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) officer was a felon barred from firearm possession. One of the three deceased task force officers was a Deputy U.S. Marshal, according to CNN. Breitbart News reported the incident unfolded Monday around 1:30 p.m. when the task force and the CMPD officer attempted to serve a warrant for a felon in possession of a firearm. The US Marshals Task Force, which is comprised of officers from multiple agencies, was conducting an investigation in the area of the 5000 block of...
  • Trump Holds Edge Over Biden in Seven Key Swing State Polls

    04/30/2024 4:50:55 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 19 replies
    Emerson College ^ | 4/30/2024 | NA
    New Emerson College Polling/The Hill swing state polls find President Biden trailing former President Trump in the states of Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin; the differences are within each survey’s margin of error.
  • Terry Clark Hughes Jr. Is Suspect in Deaths of 4 Officers in Charlotte, Police Say

    04/29/2024 10:07:17 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 48 replies
    Heavy ^ | April 30, 2024 | Jessica McBride
    Terry Clark Hughes Jr. is the 39-year-old suspect who opened fire at the scene where four law enforcement officers in Charlotte, North Carolina, were shot and killed on April 29, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Hughes was not the only shooter, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said in a news conference. “When they approached Hughes,” officers “were met by gunfire and returned the gunfire, striking” Hughes, who was found deceased in a yard, Jennings said. Officers then received “additional gunfire from inside of the residence,” he said. It was not immediately clear whose bullets struck which officers. Police have not...
  • 4th police officer dies in Charlotte shooting; 4 officers left injured

    04/29/2024 8:50:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    WFTV 9 ^ | April 29, 2024 | Crystal Bonvillian
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Four law enforcement officers, including a deputy U.S. marshal, were killed Monday afternoon while serving a warrant in North Carolina. A total of eight officers were shot after the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant in east Charlotte. According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Chief Johnny Jennings, three of the slain officers were part of the task force. One was the deputy marshal. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday evening that the other two officers killed at the scene were with North Carolina’s Department of Adult Correction. A fourth officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Joshua...
  • Dramatic moment SWAT rams house with a huge TANK and launch raid after three US Marshals were shot dead and five cops injured in bloody standoff with gunman: Gunman killed as boy, 17, and woman arrested

    04/29/2024 6:34:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 29, 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Video footage showed the dramatic moment a SWAT team rammed its way into a North Carolina house after three officers on a U.S. Marshals Task Force serving a warrant were killed. The officers were serving a felon wanted for possessing a firearm Monday at the home, police said. The officers were first shot at by the wanted suspect as they approached the suburban home in Charlotte. Three officers were killed and five more were hurt. The cops were able to shoot dead the felon in the front yard, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Johnny Jennings said. A second person then fired on...
  • Numerous law enforcement officers shot in Charlotte, North Carolina, police say

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Numerous law enforcement officers carrying out a task force operation were shot Monday afternoon as they came under fire in Charlotte, North Carolina, police said. Officers from several agencies in the U.S. Marshals Task Force were carrying out the investigation in a suburban neighborhood when “a subject” began firing at them, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said in a post on X, formerly Twitter.
  • One US Marshal dead, police officers wounded in ‘still active’ shooting near Charlotte: reports

    04/29/2024 12:51:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 04/29/2024 | Alex Oliveira
    At least one US Marshal is dead and “numerous” other law enforcement officials have been wounded after gunfire erupted Monday in a suburban neighborhood outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, according to reports. The shooting broke out just before 2 p.m. when the US Marshals Task Force was working an investigation in the area and one of the subjects opened fire on them, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). “Multiple” officers were hit and taken to the hospital in unknown conditions, CMPD said.
  • New poll shows AG Josh Stein widening gap over Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in NC’s governor’s race

    With six and a half months before Election Day, the latest Meredith College poll shows Democrat Josh Stein gaining a bit more ground over Republican Mark Robinson in North Carolina’s gubernatorial contest. Stein now leads Robinson 45%-36% — up from a five percentage point advantage in February. a chart describing polling in the governor's race Source: Meredith Poll Poll director and political scientist David McLennan says while Robinson gets a lot of support from conservatives in the state, Stein is growing his base among unaffiliated voters and those who say they are politically moderate. “Robinson continues to get negative media...
  • GOP senator: Greene ‘dragging our brand down’

    04/24/2024 11:46:11 AM PDT · by RandFan · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/24/24 8:01 AM ET | BY TARA SUTER
    Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) took a shot at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on Tuesday, saying she is “dragging our brand down.” “She is a horrible leader,” Tillis said of Greene, according to audio played on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “She is dragging our brand down. She — not the Democrats — are the biggest risk to us getting back to a majority.” He added that the Georgia Republican is “uninformed” and “a total waste of time,” per the clip, highlighted my Mediaite. Greene has been in the spotlight over her motion to vacate threat against Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.)...
  • Two jurors, one too frightened to serve, excused from Trump hush money trial

    04/18/2024 10:19:11 AM PDT · by Salman · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 18, 2024 | MOLLY CRANE-NEWMAN
    Two jurors in the Donald Trump hush money trial were excused Thursday, one after telling the court she was too scared and intimidated to serve, as prosecutors renewed their request to hold Trump in criminal contempt over alleged gag order violations. The first juror, one of seven initially chosen to serve on the case, told Merchan that she was too scared to proceed after her friends, family, and colleagues guessed that she had been chosen. Merchan has ruled that the panel will be anonymous to protect their safety and privacy. The second juror was excused after prosecutors raised questions about...