In Races for Governor, Democrats See a Silver Lining

For Republicans, anemic fund-raising, missteps by Donald J. Trump and weak candidates could stand in the way of bigger statehouse gains in November.

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One of America’s Most Seductive States Is Also One of Its Scariest

North Carolina holds an illuminating — and alarming — political mirror up to the country.

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‘Governors Are the C.E.O.s’: State Leaders Weigh Their Might

At a National Governors Association gathering, attendees from both parties speculated about 2024 at a moment of increasing frustration with Washington.

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‘The G.O.P. Has Gone Even Farther to the Right Than I Expected’: Three Writers Talk About the Midterms

Unfortunately for Democrats, this year does not seem like it will offer an exception to the midterm jinx.

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G.O.P. Lawmakers Subverted U. of North Carolina, Professors’ Group Says

In a new report, the group says that the Republicans created a hostile climate on campuses. The administration called the charges absurd.

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Democratic Governors Look to Biden for a Political Reset

At a weekend fund-raising retreat, a group of governors worried about voters’ frustrations with Democrats. They hoped President Biden’s State of the Union speech would be a pivot point.

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Democrats Back Biden, But No Consensus About Plan B for 2024

Leaders with White House aspirations all say they’ll support the president for another term. But there is no shortage of chatter about the options if he continues to falter.

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Man Pardoned After Spending 24 Years in Prison for Murder

The pardon came after a North Carolina judge vacated the conviction of Montoyae Dontae Sharpe in 2019, ruling that a key witness had “entirely made up” her testimony.

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North Carolina Flooding Leaves 4 Dead and 4 Missing

The remnants of Tropical Storm Fred dropped more than 10 inches of rain on Tuesday in Haywood County, N.C., causing the Pigeon River to overflow.

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7 Deputies Placed on Leave After Fatal Shooting of Black Man in North Carolina

Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday joined growing calls for the release of body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City.

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North Carolina Voters Distrust Trump and Tillis, Poll Finds, Imperiling G.O.P.

President Trump trails Joseph R. Biden Jr. by four points in the latest Times/Siena survey of North Carolina, and Senator Thom Tillis is lagging behind his Democratic challenger in a crucial Senate race.

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Republicans Nominate Trump at RNC, Who Flings Baseless Attacks at Biden

President Trump and his party engaged in sweeping revisionism about his management of the coronavirus, his record on race relations and much else. And they painted a dystopian picture of what the nation would look like if Joseph R. Biden Jr. were president.

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Republicans Gear Up to Renominate Trump

The Republican National Convention next week will kick off with an in-person roll call on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.

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Isaias Unleashes Floods and Tornadoes as It Pummels the Atlantic Coast

Officials warned residents to stay out of harm’s way as at least two people were killed by tornadoes, and two others from fallen trees. Millions were left without power.

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How the Republican Convention Created Money Woes in Two Cities

Donors are wondering why they gave to a Charlotte event that has mostly been scrapped. And Jacksonville fund-raisers find money is on hold because of concerns about the surge in virus cases.

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How Trump’s Demands for a Full House in Charlotte Derailed a Convention

After a high-stakes and public feud with Democratic officials in a state he won four years ago, Mr. Trump and the Republican officials are moving to largely shift convention proceedings to another state.

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Republican Convention Feud Escalates as Officials Weigh New Site

G.O.P. officials are planning a visit to Nashville as their dispute with Democrats grows in North Carolina, where coronavirus cases are rising. Other cities said to be under consideration include Las Vegas, Orlando and Jacksonville.

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Despite Warnings, Races Continue at a N. Carolina Speedway

At the direction of Gov. Roy Cooper, a county sheriff told the track’s operators to cancel Saturday’s races. Then they went ahead, again, as scheduled with fans in attendance.

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Fight Over G.O.P. Convention Escalates in North Carolina

In a letter to the state’s Democratic governor, top Republicans suggested safety measures to avoid spreading the coronavirus. President Trump has pushed state leaders to hold the kind of event he wants.

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Trump’s Convention Coronation Will Go On, Coronavirus or Not

If North Carolina won’t host the Republican Party’s convention, he’ll find a state that will.

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In Audacious Move, Georgia and Florida Governors Offer to Host G.O.P. Convention

The party is still contractually obligated to hold the event in North Carolina, but President Trump has threatened a change of location as the state’s Democratic governor urges caution because of the coronavirus.

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Trump Threatens to Pull Republican National Convention From North Carolina

The president, who has wondered aloud to aides why the convention can’t be held in Florida, said North Carolina’s governor needed to “guarantee” that the event could be held in August.

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‘Full Steam Ahead’ for Trump’s Convention? North Carolina Has Doubts

President Trump craves a nationally televised coronation with cheering supporters, but even Republican lawmakers in North Carolina are expressing doubts it can take place as planned.

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How the Virus Crisis Could Help a Red-State Democrat Stay in Office

In North Carolina, where the governor’s race is tight, and New Hampshire, where a Republican seeks re-election in a blue-trending state, incumbents could benefit from newfound star power.

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