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.
If, indeed, we are known by the company we keep, you can learn two things about Donald Trump by the company he’s been keeping at the White House. One, he doesn’t care about human rights. […]
RALEIGH Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) on Thursday announced the a partial list of appointments for Senate standing committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session.”Through these Senate committees, capable and experienced legislators of both parties […]
GRANVILLE COUNTY – A grand jury in Granville County on Tuesday returned felony and misdemeanor indictments against a former Granville County elections worker. Joy Yvette Wilkerson, 41, of Henderson, is alleged to have altered voter […]