Students march to protest Ferguson decision (Video)
Chanting slogans such as “stand up, fight back,” “black lives matter, our lives matter” and “no justice, no peace, no racist police,” the march echoed protests held across the nation Monday...
'The future is unknowable': famed journalists talk state of media
Three journalists of different stripes analyzed the media’s role in November’s midterm elections and presented their views for the future of political journalism during Saturday's Zeidman...
Butterfield retains House seat in landslide victory
Butterfield won re-election in the 1st Congressional District of North Carolina—which encompasses part of Durham County, including Duke—with 73 percent of the vote against Republican challenger...
'We have swept the nation': Tillis takes Hagan's Senate seat in GOP triumph
Republican Thom Tillis narrowly defeated Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the race for North Carolina's Senate seat as the GOP took control of Congress in the midterm elections.
Public education cuts add fuel to Senate race
North Carolina is now ranked among the states that have cut the most in per-pupil spending over the past seven years, according to a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ report released in October.
With 19 candidates running, N.C. Court of Appeals ballot atypically full
In an unusually tight race, 19 candidates are currently vying for the one seat available on North Carolina's Court of Appeals.
Inform your vote: a guide to the 2014 U.S. House of Representatives election
Democrat G.K. Butterfield is seeking a sixth consecutive term against Republican Arthur Rich, who has never held public office.
Inform your vote: a guide to the 2014 U.S. Senate election
With less than a week until Election Day, take a look at how the two candidates stack up on key issues.
Netflix meets Capitol Hill in panel discussion
Students and guest speakers discussed the real-life influences on the popular Netflix series "House of Cards" within congressional politics Tuesday night.
Three candidates spar in final Senate debate
Read about the major topics covered by Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis and Sean Haugh in the third debate of the Senate race and where the candidates stood.
Senate candidates argue policy in second debate
Democratic senator Kay Hagan and House Speaker Thom Tillis came out with guns blazing Tuesday in their second of three U.S. Senate debates.
Cash prize promised for student winner of Senate predictions
Think you can correctly predict the results of November's Senate elections? You could be the winner of $2,500.
After Republicans block student loan bill, Democrats look ahead
Senate and House Democrats will continue advocating for a student loan refinancing bill that failed to pass last week.
Homeland Security advisor Townsend discusses foreign policy, Middle East
"Our enemies will signal to us what their intentions are, and we must take them at their word."
Counterterrorism expert Benjamin talks ISIS threat, American policy
"I think that right now, there’s a lot of hyperventilation going on about the ISIS threat, and I think it undermines our ability to make good policies."
Hagan and Tillis clash over key issues in first N.C. Senate debate
Democratic Senator Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis butted heads over legislative records on the first of three U.S. Senate debates Wednesday.
Libertarian candidate Haugh stands to tip scales in NC Senate race
The road to the U.S. Senate runs through YouTube—at least, Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh hopes it does.
Search for new Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity director almost complete
The search to replace Janie Long as director of the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity will likely be over by the end of September.
Obama pledges reforms for Veterans Affairs in Charlotte speech
President Barack Obama pledged a new “culture of accountability” for the Department of Veterans Affairs during his address to the American Legion in Charlotte, N.C. Tuesday.
Polls show Hagan and Tillis remain close in Senate race
This year's North Carolina Senate race has been extremely close, with Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis trading leads over the summer.
Duke students take "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" photo for Ferguson
Several student organizations on campus are making efforts to rally support for the family of Michael Brown and show solidarity for people facing violence in Ferguson, Mo.
Butterfield and Rich battle for congressional seat
The race for the congressional seat of North Carolina's 1st District is developing quickly in anticipation of the Nov. 4 election.
U.S. Senate race factors into a slew of issues for Durham
The U.S. Senate election for North Carolina may have the potential to shift power on Capitol Hill, but Durham will feel aftershocks in public policy depending on the outcome.
Hagan heads into general Senate election with sizable funding
While Republican challenger for the U.S. Thom Tillis continues on the offensive, incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s campaign bides its time and resources.
NC Republicans look to Thom Tillis to unseat incumbent Senator Hagan
Some Durham voters are looking to Tillis to improve the economy and help small businesses by serving in the U.S. Senate.