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 The North Carolina House of Representatives’ Republican caucus voted unanimously last week to elect Rep. John Szoka (R-Fayettevile) as its new conference leader. Szoka is serving his second term in the legislature. He […]
RALEIGH Historically and predominantly a rural, Christian state, N.C. this year topped ten million residents, doubling the state’s population since 1980. The boom is driven mostly by rapidly growing pockets of urban-ism where universities […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. At least five people were rushed to medical facilities with injuries after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday at a practice for an annual congressional […]