WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. House of Representatives backed a waiver on Friday that will allow James Mattis to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of defense, despite having retired as a Marine General in 2013. The House voted 268 to 151, largely along party lines, for a one-time waiver of a provision of a law on civilian control of the U.S. military that requires a seven-year wait after retirement before active-duty military can lead the Department of Defense.
RALEIGH Gov. Roy Cooper announced Monday that he is appointing Charlie Perusse to the position of state budget director.Perusse previously served as budget director for former Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue, as deputy,or acting director […]
RALEIGH Thomas Jefferson was 33 when he wrote the Declaration of Independence. James Madison 36 when he spearheaded the writing of the U.S. Constitution. That realization was one of the motivations for Steven Olikara […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. On Tuesday N.C.’s Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler will join President Donald Trump for a roundtable meeting in the White House Roosevelt Room about the challenges facing the American farmer. The meeting […]