WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rick Scott (R-FL), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and John Cornyn (R-TX) sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining significant concerns regarding reports that Oracle Corp. confirmed a deal with ByteDance to become a “trusted technology provider” for TikTok’s U.S.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Israel formally normalized relations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain in a deal brokered by the Trump Administration called the Abraham Accords. The UAE and Bahrain are now the third and fourth countries in the Middle East to open diplomatic relations with Israel and are…

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Yesterday, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) attended an event with President Donald Trump and Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt at the U.S.S. North Carolina to designate the city of Wilmington, North Carolina as the first American World War II Heritage City in recognition of the immense contributions of the…

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by John Hood In this year that sometimes feels like a decade, North Carolinians have yet to cast a single general-election ballot for president or other offices. But I’m seeing lots of politicos and pundits making confident predictions about the state’s key electoral contests based on data from recent voter surveys. You can count me…

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RALEIGH – With the election 82 days away, the North Carolina electorate appears split between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden in the race for the White House. With 15 electoral votes, North Carolina is considered a key battleground state in the 2020 presidential election. In the latest Civitas Poll, 600 North Carolina likely…

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Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Dropped lawsuit: Lt. Gov. Dan Forest has dropped his lawsuit against Gov. Roy Cooper over the governor’s COVID-19 executive orders. Josh Stein, N.C attorney general, tweeted the news Thursday, Aug. 13.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday President Donald Trump signed into law bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) that will preserve the nation’s public parks and other lands by fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addressing the nearly $12 billion deferred maintenance backlog on federal lands, including North Carolina’s national parks which…

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by Julie Havlak If Novavax’s coronavirus vaccine gets approved, manufacturers in North Carolina hope to have millions of doses already prepared and immediately ready to immunize residents.  Fujifilm Diosynth, a Japanese contract drug manufacturer, is making the main component of Novavax’s potential coronavirus vaccine in Research Triangle Park. The manufacturer is stockpiling vaccine ingredients to…

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