US Senate http://wunc.org en Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria http://wunc.org/post/where-north-carolina-s-congressional-members-stand-syria <p>Several of North Carolina’s members of Congress have issued statements about&nbsp; U.S. involvement in Syria. The statements follow <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/30/217232508/read-u-s-intelligence-assessment-on-syria">a chemical weapons attack which the U.S. says was carried out by the Assad regime in Damascus on August 21</a>. More than 1,400 people were reported killed in the attack.</p><p>Senators Richard Burr and Kay Hagan, as well as several Representatives have made the following statements. We'll update this post with additional statements as they come in.</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 20:30:36 +0000 Laura Candler 21871 at http://wunc.org Where North Carolina’s Congressional Members Stand On Syria NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-take-center-stage-student-loan-debate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The issue of rising interest rates on government subsidized student loans wasn’t a topic on most people’s minds until about a year ago. That’s when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">President Barack Obama stepped onto the stage at </a></span><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4">UNC-Chapel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFQIciWsF4"> Hill’s Memorial Auditorium and “slow-jammed the news”</a> with late show host Jimmy Fallon.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:58 +0000 Dave DeWitt 18858 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Take Center Stage In Student Loan Debate Massachusetts Senator Is NC Native http://wunc.org/post/massachusetts-senator-nc-native <p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has named William "Mo'' Cowan, a former top aide, to serve as interim U.S. senator for Massachusetts until a special election is held to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry. &nbsp;Cowan is a North Carolina native and Duke University graduate, and will be Massachusett’s second African-American U.S. Senator.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:34:49 +0000 Laura Candler 9213 at http://wunc.org Massachusetts Senator Is NC Native McCain, Price Stump For Presidential Candidates http://wunc.org/post/mccain-price-stump-presidential-candidates <p>Some members of Congress were in the Triangle today to back their candidates for President.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott:</strong> 2008 GOP nominee John McCain came to a Cary VFW post to ask veterans to vote for Mitt Romney. He said his worries about President Barack Obama began the night Mr. Obama beat him four years ago.<br><br><strong>John McCain: </strong>I was concerned about obviously national security. We always are. But I wasn't as concerned as I am today. America is not leading. We are beset by enemies on all sides.<br> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 21:30:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2412 at http://wunc.org Holding Tops Coble In NC District 13 http://wunc.org/post/holding-tops-coble-nc-district-13 <p>A former aide to the late Senator Jesse Helms won the GOP nomination in the 13th Congressional District.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 May 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2548 at http://wunc.org