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Domecast No. 166: Shutdown ripples and the House speaker's ethics

1/11/2019
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The federal government shutdown over the border wall is hitting home in North Carolina. And Speaker Tim Moore denies knowing about an aide's outreach to state officials regarding his property.

Duration:00:32:27

Domecast No. 165: Bladen ballots and a post-Christmas session

12/21/2018
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We've learned more about the alleged absentee ballot fraud in Bladen County. And disagreements between legislators and the governor have forced a session in the last few days of the year.

Duration:00:30:12

Domecast No. 164: What's going on with votes in Bladen County?

12/7/2018
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A panel of reporters covering the allegations of voter fraud in the 9th Congressional District discusses the investigation that has North Carolina in the national spotlight.

Duration:00:39:30

Domecast No. 163: Recounts, voter ID and hurricane recovery

11/20/2018
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This week News & Observer journalists discuss the recounts in a few closely contested N.C. General Assembly races. Plus, the legislature is coming back after Thanksgiving to write new voter ID laws, there's yet another gerrymandering lawsuit, and we get to the bottom of President Trump's question during Hurricane Florence about what happens to boats that are abandoned after storms.

Duration:00:24:11

Domecast No. 162: We've got election results

11/8/2018
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Democrats broke Republicans' supermajority and gained seats on the state courts, but couldn't capture any of the battleground congressional districts. Meanwhile, two constitutional amendments failed and four won. We talk about what it means, what surprised us, and what's next in a lame-duck session of the legislature. Plus Headliner of the Week with winners to watch.

Duration:00:49:15

Domecast No. 161: Election Preview

10/25/2018
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What North Carolina races should you be watching on Election Day? What's the deal with all those healthcare campaign ads? And can you legally take a picture of your ballot? The N&O/Insider politics team sorts through the latest election news. Insider editor Colin Campbell hosts, with Lauren Horsch, Will Doran, Rashaan Ayesh and Andy Specht.

Duration:00:37:26

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. 158: Silent Sam falls

8/23/2018
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After 105 years, Silent Sam is toppled. After judges block two constitutional amendments, a special session is about to begin.

Duration:00:38:55

Domecast No. 157: Five ex-governors band together

8/16/2018
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Five former NC governors had a single message this week. And a candidate won his lawsuit against the legislature. Also, we catch up on the most competitive races for Congress. #FreeAustinTice

Duration:00:44:28

Domecast No. 156: Jury awards millions to hog farm neighbors

8/3/2018
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A jury handed down the biggest verdict yet against a hog producer this week. Our reporter panel talks about the lawsuits, plus what's behind the hunting and fishing amendment on the ballot this fall, and what's ahead for the state Supreme Court race.

Duration:00:45:43

Domecast No. 155: A very special session

7/26/2018
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This week's Domecast recaps the legislature's surprise special session to address ballot labeling issues and looks at who's winning the campaign cash race. Lauren Horsch of the NC Insider hosts, with Colin Campbell of the Insider and Andy Specht and Will Doran of The News & Observer.

Duration:00:41:10

Domecast No. 154: Campaign money at 2018's halfway point

7/14/2018
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We found out more this week about how Democrats and Republicans' campaign fundraising is going ahead of elections for the legislature.

Duration:00:27:42

Domecast No. 153: Taking stock of the 2018 short session

6/29/2018
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The legislature spent the final days of its short session working to cancel Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes, reject some of his nominees and take away more of his powers. We look back at the session that has just ended and what it means for the election ahead.

Duration:00:36:42

Domecast No. 152: Surprises and confusion in a speedy process

6/18/2018
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The fast pace of action in the legislature last week had lobbyists explaining bills, a state agency wanting more notice and some members of the public fed up. This week, what will lawmakers consider as they try to change the state constitution? Guest Taylor Knopf of NC Health News joins our panel.

Duration:00:42:30

Domecast No. 151: What is milk? And other big questions from the week in politics

6/8/2018
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Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes the budget, but it's almost certain to become law anyway. A farm bill has implications for lawsuits against the pork industry and labels on beverages in the dairy aisle. And prison safety inspires some uncomfortable debate.

Duration:00:43:36

Domecast No. 150: Budget Time

5/30/2018
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The legislature is debating its spending plan for the coming year. What got funding and what didn't? And why is there so much outrage about the process being used by Republican leaders? Our panel of journalists explains what's happening. NC Insider reporter Lauren Horsch hosts, with Andy Specht and Will Doran of The News & Observer and Colin Campbell of the Insider.

Duration:00:29:25

Domecast No. 149: Apple and the teachers

5/18/2018
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The short session has begun. Teachers converged on Raleigh demanding more education funding. Lawmakers called for incentives changes, even as Apple considers North Carolina.

Duration:00:31:19

Domecast No. 148: Primary election upsets

5/11/2018
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Our reporter panel picks apart the results of Tuesday's primary election and talks about Gov. Roy Cooper's budget.

Duration:00:39:44

Domecast No. 147: Tuesday's Republican showdowns

5/5/2018
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On this week's roundtable, we talk about some key Republican primaries to watch on Tuesday. And we spotlight local politics and activism in Durham, with reporter Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan as our guest.

Duration:00:38:57