Sun. Headlines: Harnett To Lead NC GOP

Jun 7, 2015

North Carolina Republicans have elected their first black state party chair. Hasan Harnett of Harrisburg, in Cabarrus County, won Saturday’s vote in an upset victory over Craig Collins of Gastonia, the candidate backed by Gov. Pat McCrory and other GOP establishment leaders.

Harnett was a campaign manager for a 2014 congressional candidate and has served as minority outreach director for the state Republican Party.  He said later he was "humbled."

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For the last several Mondays, planned protests have been happening at the North Carolina General Assembly and resulting in hundreds of arrests. These "Moral Monday" demonstrations have brought out thousands of people over the course of the last several weeks, who are protesting policies on many topics, from education, to taxes, and healthcare and more. The coalition of groups coordinating the protests, led by Rev. Dr. William Barber of the NC NAACP have implied that the protests won't stop until changes are made in the legislature. We'll talk about the Moral Monday movement, about the policies that are being challenged, about the number of people voluntarily being arrested in the protests and the chance these demonstrations will make change, when Charlotte Talks.

GOP Delegates Pick Pope As State Chair

Jun 9, 2013

Delegates at the North Carolina Republican convention in Charlotte Saturday elected Claude Pope as the party’s new state chairman. Pope easily defeated Charlotte Tea Party activist Jack Brosch in the vote. 

For the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, ending the 112th Congress should have been a blessing. But the recent fiscal fiasco within his own party seems to indicate his problems will only continue into the new 113th Congress. 

First, Republican leader John Boehner tried his own path to avoid the fiscal cliff fiasco and declare who was in charge of the House majority.

First Lady Michelle Obama Campaigns In Charlotte

Nov 5, 2012
Lisa Angelo for Obama for America

Last weekend, volunteers for both campaigns knocked on doors and called voters to get them to head to the polls. There were also some big names in the area – at least for President Barack Obama.