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Domecast No. 160: Hurricane recovery, Kavanaugh connections and subpoenas

10/5/2018
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This week we talk about Hurricane Florence and what the government is doing to help the recovery efforts. We also discuss how North Carolina fits into the debate over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and talk about a federal investigation into a major political donor.

Duration:00:25:20

Domecast No. 159: Election is set, and ICE demands voting records

9/7/2018
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After days of upheaval in the courts, races and constitutional amendments are set for the November elections. And federal authorities subpoenaed voting records from North Carolina.

Duration:00:36:25

Domecast No. 94: State of the State and a lawsuit ruling

3/17/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of March 18-19. Gov. Roy Cooper gave his first State of the State speech, and his first veto, this week, plus a lawsuit ruling that went partially in his favor as his power struggle with the legislature continues. And prospects for an HB2 repeal compromise grow increasingly dim as the shot clock runs down for North Carolina's bids for NCAA events. Our panel of reporters talks...

Duration:00:33:54

Domecast No. 93: Lottery money, Facebook headlines

3/10/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of March 11-12. Education funding proposals are circulating in the General Assembly, including one that would rely on redistributed lottery proceeds. There are more attempts to reduce Gov. Roy Cooper's appointment powers. An ex-legislator's push for HB2 repeal is questioned. And a legislative leader runs afoul of Facebook's policies. Our panel of reporters talks about all of...

Duration:00:28:43

Domecast No. 92: Budget time with a side of economic terrorism

3/3/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of March 4-5. Gov. Roy Cooper rolled out his budget proposal this week, and we'll provide the highlights. The week also brought more developments in the ongoing power struggle between Cooper and the legislature, with the first-ever Cabinet confirmation hearing held under a subpoena. We'll explain a bill that would create a new criminal offense for "economic terrorism," and we...

Duration:00:43:11

Domecast No. 91: Democrats' new chair

2/24/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Feb. 25-26. The state Senate subpoenaed a member of Gov. Roy Cooper's Cabinet this week in an attempt to force participation in a confirmation hearing. And a new compromise proposal emerged on House Bill 2 repeal that is taking fire from left and right. Our panel of political journalists talks about both developments. We hear from Wayne Goodwin, who recently took over as...

Duration:00:23:05

Domecast No. 90: HB2, again

2/17/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Feb. 18-19. House Bill 2 was back in the news this week with a compromise repeal proposal from Gov. Roy Cooper. Our panel of political journalists debates whether any action will ever be taken on the controversial LGBT law, and we'll weigh the facts on Lt. Gov. Dan Forest's claim that Cooper was proposing a "look don't touch" bathroom law. We’ll also discuss the bills that...

Duration:00:41:52

Domecast No. 89: All eyes on the legislature

2/10/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Feb. 11-12. Our panel of political journalists talks about bills filed so far in the legislative session, dealing with both the familiar – like HB2 repeal – and the new – like a turf fight between optometrists and eye surgeons. We’ll also discuss what courts had to say this week about Gov. Roy Cooper’s legal challenges to the General Assembly’s efforts to limit his power...

Duration:00:41:18

Domecast No. 88: A slow start for the legislature

2/3/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Feb. 4-5. Our panel of political journalists talks about the slow start to this year's legislative session, including a few of the bills filed so far and some possible reasons that there haven't been votes yet. We'll also discuss the confirmation process for Gov. Roy Cooper's cabinet and his recent statements about private school vouchers. And we'll wrap up with Headliner...

Duration:00:33:50

Domecast No. 87: The long session begins

1/27/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Jan. 28-29. Our panel of political journalists talks about the first week of the 2017 legislative session, where lawmakers are weighing what to do about taxes, juvenile justice and elementary-school class sizes. Legislation is also being floated based on a video released this week that showed a group of people following former Gov. Pat McCrory in Washington, D.C. And we...

Duration:00:43:18

Domecast No. 86: An interview with Gov. Roy Cooper

1/20/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Jan. 21-22. Gov. Roy Cooper sat down with The News & Observer's Craig Jarvis this week to talk about his priorities for the upcoming legislative session and his clashes with GOP lawmakers. We'll listen to some highlights from the interview. Our panel of political journalists also runs through the week's news: President Trump's inauguration, Cooper's efforts to expand...

Duration:00:41:13

Domecast No. 85: Cooper cabinet, Medicaid and more

1/13/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Jan. 14-15. Gov. Roy Cooper has nearly filled up his cabinet, so we'll explain who he picked for agency leadership roles this week and look back at the snowy inauguration festivities. We'll also discuss the legislature's first day back in 2017 and what to expect from them, as well as why a Supreme Court order could reduce the odds of a special legislative election this...

Duration:00:40:29

Domecast No. 84: Gov. Roy Cooper's first week

1/6/2017
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, has its milk and bread and is ready for what’s expected to be the cold and snowy weekend of Jan. 7-8. The Cooper administration started with plenty of news. There were new faces for the Cabinet, a major policy announcement, courtroom proceedings and an impending winter storm that sent inauguration planners scrambling. We talk about Gov. Roy Cooper’s first week, and as always we choose a Headliner of...

Duration:00:30:10

Domecast No. 83: HB2 repeal down in flames

12/22/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Dec. 24-25. This week we talk about the special session called to repeal HB2 that ended without any action on the controversial law -- and with Republicans and Democrats pointing fingers at each other. We'll talk about what went wrong, and what's next for HB2. And we'll discuss whether recent special sessions could face a constitutional challenge in court. Colin Campbell...

Duration:00:26:19

Domecast No. 82: Power shift in state government

12/16/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer’s weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Dec. 17-18. This week we talk about the surprise special session that added new limits on Democrats’ power in state government ahead of the inauguration of a Democratic governor. Jordan Schrader of The News & Observer hosts with Colin Campbell and Will Doran.

Duration:00:29:33

Domecast No. 81: Special session time is here

12/9/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Dec. 10-11. This week, we discuss the final resolution of the governor's race with Gov. Pat McCrory's concession on Monday. And we look ahead to the next big political event: Tuesday's special session on disaster relief funding and "other matters." We explain what might be on the agenda when lawmakers make a rare mid-December return to Raleigh. Jordan Schrader of The News...

Duration:00:25:58

Domecast No. 80: Recounting the recount action

12/2/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Dec. 3-4. This week on our reporter panel, we talk about the latest in the never-ending saga of the governor's race: A Durham recount is on the way, and other election protests still need to be resolved before the results are final. Meanwhile, Democrat Roy Cooper has formed a transition team, and a federal court ruling calls for more elections in North Carolina in 2017. We...

Duration:00:45:54

Domecast No. 79: Elections extended

11/18/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Nov. 19-20. This week on our reporter panel, we talk about the vote-counting difficulties that have delayed final results in last week's election and challenges of the results by allies of Gov. Pat McCrory. We also talk about President-elect Donald Trump's choice for attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions. We wrap up, as always, with Headliner of the Week. Jordan Schrader of...

Duration:00:39:36

Domecast No. 78: Picking apart the 2016 elections

11/11/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Nov. 12-13. This week on our reporter panel, we talk about - what else? - the results of Tuesday's elections. We discuss why North Carolina gave its 15 electoral votes to Donald Trump and put Roy Cooper narrowly ahead in the race for governor. Plus, preliminary conclusions from races for legislature, state Supreme Court, treasurer, attorney general, U.S. Senate and more....

Duration:00:52:25

Domecast No. 77: Campaign ads’ jingles and claims

10/28/2016
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Domecast, The News & Observer's weekly podcast on government and politics in North Carolina, is ready for the weekend of Oct. 29-30. This week on our reporter panel, we talk about candidates' campaign ads, a looming special session and some recent fact checks by PolitiFact North Carolina on taxes and House Bill 2. We wrap up, as always, with Headliner of the Week. Colin Campbell of The News & Observer hosts, and Will Doran and Craig Jarvis round out the panel.

Duration:00:42:52