North Carolina

Florida City Agrees to Pay $600,000 Ransom to Hackers

The city of Riviera Beach, Florida, agreed this week to pay $600,000 ransom in Bitcoin to a gang of hackers that encrypted its data, having concluded efforts to fight the data theft would be even more expensive and possibly futile.

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Gregory Murphy NC-03 Campaign Calls PAC’s Attack Ad ‘Full of Lies’

The Republican runoff primary in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District special election heated up on Monday when the attorney for the State Rep. Gregory Murphy’s campaign sent a memorandum to local television stations asking them to stop running “false advertising being aired on your station” by a newly formed PAC, WFW Action Fund, the political arm of Winning for Women.

PAC Attack Ad on Murphy

Poll: NC-09 Special Congressional Election a Statistical Tie

A poll released last week by JMC Analytical shows that the September special election in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District between Democrat Dan McCready and Republican State Senator Dan Bishop is a statistical tie.

Christian Cantrell, an 18 year old casts his vote for the first time in Charlotte, North Carolina on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress at stake. About three …

North Carolina Blowback Intensifies on Richard Burr’s Rogue Subpoena

The intense home state backlash against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, for issuing a rogue subpoena of President Donald Trump’s eldest son Donald Trump, Jr., has only gotten worse in the days since news came out about Burr’s questionable move.

Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) arrives for a meeting of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP)

North Carolina Special Election Runoff Pits Conservative Doctor Against Doctor Opposed to Trump’s Emergency Border Wall Declaration

Voters in Tuesday’s special election primary in North Carolina’s Third Congressional District sent two GOP candidates to a runoff in July, both doctors, including one who won national conservative leaders to his side and one opposed to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Collage of Dr. Joan Perry and Dr. Greg Murphy, who will face a runoff election in July for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District.