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Surprise Move Could Nix NC's Controversial 'Bathroom Bill'

Charlotte rescinded LGBT protective ordinance that started the whole controversy

(Newser) - Last week saw an "extraordinary power grab" in North Carolina as GOP lawmakers there proposed a slew of bills to strip incoming Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, of his powers. This week, a different kind of movement as the Charlotte City Council voted 10-0 Monday to repeal the LGBT... More »

New NC Gov: GOP Attempts to Limit Power Are 'Ominous'

Lawmakers are trying to curb Roy Cooper's power before he takes office

(Newser) - Incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is threatening legal action a day after North Carolina Republicans called a secret special session to limit his future powers, the News and Observer reports. “Most people might think this is a partisan power grab, but it is really more ominous,” the Huffington... More »

Transgender Law Helps Lead to Historic Loss in NC

Gov. Pat McCrory concedes race; he signed restrictive measure into law

(Newser) - North Carolina voters finally know who their governor will be in January: Democrat Roy Cooper. A month after the election, Republican incumbent Pat McCrory conceded defeat as a recount was winding down, reports the News & Observer . McCrory gave in Monday afternoon when it became clear that he had no... More »

In NC, the Messy Election Isn't Over

Winner of governor's race is still unclear

(Newser) - While Americans have known for two weeks who their next president will be, residents of North Carolina still have no idea about their next governor. The Washington Post describes the mess: Incumbent Republican Pat McCrory led Democratic challenger Roy Cooper by 4,000 votes with 4.2 million cast on... More »

Obama: This Is 'Still a Really Dangerous Hurricane'

600K without power in Florida

(Newser) - President Obama is echoing a meteorologist in warning that Hurricane Matthew is no joke. This is "still a really dangerous hurricane," Obama said Friday, per the AP . He urged people not to be complacent after early headlines suggesting the storm isn't as bad expected, noting that people... More »

It's Deadline Day for NC Response on Bathroom Law

DOJ had warned Gov. McCrory to come up with a way to 'remedy the situation'

(Newser) - Monday's the day that the Justice Department has demanded to hear back from North Carolina on whether the state is going to enforce its contentious public restroom law , Reuters reports. The feds had warned the state via a trio of letters last week that the law—which requires transgender... More »

NC Voters Feel Betrayed Over Abortion Move

Critics say Gov. Pat McCrory promised he'd never sign such a bill

(Newser) - Some voters in North Carolina are feeling betrayed after Gov. Pat McCrory announced last night he'd rubber-stamp a bill that will triple the waiting period for abortions in the state, the News & Observer reports. "I will sign this bill," McCrory said in a statement issued last... More »

Romney: In Hillary 2016, Bill Is 'Not Relevant'

Addressed gay marriage, Sochi

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' nominee in 2016, Bill hasn't got anything to do with it, says Mitt Romney. "I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton," he says, as per Politico . "Hillary Clinton will have plenty to discuss about her... More »

North Carolina Passes Voter ID, Abortion Bills

Both are already mired in controversy

(Newser) - Say this for North Carolina's legislature: It's not afraid of controversy. Fresh from approving a bill allowing guns on playgrounds and in bars , lawmakers last night finished off their legislative session by passing both a sweeping abortion bill and a contentious voter ID bill. Here's the skinny... More »

NC Scraps Law That Brought Executions to Halt

Gov. Pat McCrory signs repeal of 'Racial Justice Act'

(Newser) - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has put an end to what he calls a "judicial loophole to avoid the death penalty": On Wednesday he repealed the Racial Justice Act, four years after it was put on the books. The law, passed under a Democratic legislature, allowed Death Row inmates... More »

GOP Now Holds 30 Governor's Mansions

Republicans flip NC; races in Montana, Washington not yet called

(Newser) - It's not all bad news for the GOP: Republicans now have control of 30 governor's offices, the highest number controlled by either party since 2000 and close to the party's all-time high of 34 seats. There were 11 gubernatorial elections yesterday, and all but two have been... More »

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