Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Gov. Cooper says he’s in talks about repeal of House Bill 2

Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he sees an opening for another possible deal with legislative leaders to repeal House Bill 2. Cooper also said he would advise the Democratic-controlled Charlotte City Council to not re-enact the non-discrimination ordinance that was nullified by House Bill 2. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who also attended the breakfast, echoed Cooper.

National Politics

DeVos to face questions over schools, conservative activism

Charter school advocate Betsy DeVos is widely expected to push for expanding school choice programs if confirmed as education secretary, prompting pushback from teachers unions. But Democrats and activists also are raising concerns about how her conservative Christian beliefs and advocacy for family values might impact minority and LGBT students.

National Business

IMF boosts growth forecast for US, cites Trump impact

The International Monetary Fund on Monday raised its forecast for the U.S. economy over the next two years, saying President-elect Donald Trump's policies should boost economic growth, particularly in 2018. But officials warned that if Trump's protectionist trade proposals set off a trade war, that could be "quite destructive" for the global economy.

Videos

Former NC Gov Pat McCrory “Don’t put your stupid hat on and take care of your pets”

Former North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory posted a video on his Facebook page from his Charlotte home telling North Carolinians “don’t put your stupid hat on and take care of your pets.”
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Former NC Gov Pat McCrory “Don’t put your stupid hat on and take care of your pets” 0:42

Former NC Gov Pat McCrory “Don’t put your stupid hat on and take care of your pets”

Roy Cooper sworn in as NC governor minutes after midnight 4:15

Roy Cooper sworn in as NC governor minutes after midnight

HB2 repeal deal - What happened? 4:57

HB2 repeal deal - What happened?

Exclusive interview with Roy Cooper on HB2 4:39

Exclusive interview with Roy Cooper on HB2