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Wiretap: Welcome to the Dreamers Show, as hosted by one Donald...

In an effort to show he was not the unfit leader portrayed in “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump let the world watch his sort-of...

Wiretap: Trump’s posse, Obamacare’s boost and the problem with North Carolina

Grab 'em by the posse For those thinking that Paul Ryan and the Republican Congress are going to have their way with Donald Trump, they...

Wiretap: Chemical weapons, bathroom laws and Trump’s big lie about maternal...

False accusation Donald Trump, at daughter Ivanka Trump's urging, is showing his soft side by proposing paid maternal leave (no paternal leave; maybe because he's...

Wiretap: Trans-rights fight shows GOP’s desperation

Last stand The transgender fight in North Carolina is more than just a fight over who uses which bathroom. It also shows the desperate state...

Wiretap: The GOP’s civil war goes to the bathroom

Bathroom wars The North Carolina bathroom law has provoked a GOP civil war between social conservatives and big business. The problem for Republicans is that...

Wiretap: Can Bruce Springsteen beat North Carolina’s anti-LGBTQ laws

The Boss We know that Bruce Springsteen canceled his North Carolina concert to protest the state's new anti-LGBTQ laws. What's harder to say is whether such protests work....

Wiretap: California passes a $15 minimum wage. Now what?

Go big It looks like California is volunteering to become a statewide laboratory on minimum-wage economics. A deal has been made to raise the wage...

Wiretap: Trumping North Carolina’s same-sex marriage rule

Religious liberty In North Carolina, they a passed law saying that government officials could refuse to marry same-sex couples if it offended their religious sensibilities....

North Carolina’s extends voting hours — in some counties

he state Board of Elections voted to keep polls open 45 minutes in Robeson County, but not in Johnston and Lincoln counties who allegedly also ran short on ballots for voters.

Aspen Ideas Fest audience decides natural gas boom doing more harm...

ASPEN — After an Oxford-style debate Sunday night, environmental attorneys Deborah Goldberg and Katherine Hudson convinced 15 percent of the audience here to change their minds about hydraulic fracturing. Before the debate, only 38 percent of the audience agreed that the detriments of hydraulic fracturing are greater than its benefits but afterward, 53 percent agreed fracking does more harm than good.