Domecast from Under the Dome

Domecast from Under the Dome

The Under the Dome team at The News & Observer present the Domecast, your source for reviews and previews of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. You can learn more at newsobserver.com/dome. ... Show More

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Our panel of reporters examine U.S. House and Senate fundraising in North Carolina as well as possible campaign visits from the presidential candidates. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our panel of reporters discusses the influence of the gun lobby in North Carolina and the impact of gerrymandering in state politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our reporters discuss poor living conditions at Fort Bragg including outbreaks of mold amidst a visit by Thom Tillis; the scandal involving NC insurance tycoon Greg Lindberg; and Nikki Haley's speech at Elon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our panel of News & Observer reporters explains how new political maps were drawn and what they mean for the 2020 elections. We also discuss the fallout from the controversial 9/11 budget veto override and Bernie Sanders' rally in Chapel Hill earlier this week. For further coverage of these topics, check out: New political maps pass NC legislature, will be reviewed by judges who ordered redrawNew maps would still give GOP ... Read more

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News & Observer reporters Andy Specht and Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan break down the House's surprise budget veto override vote this week as well as other political news, including the Trump rally in Fayetteville and the 9th District special election. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our team of reporters talks about North Carolina's gerrymandering situation, early voting in the 9th district, and President Trump's upcoming visit to Fayetteville. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our team of reporters fills you in on a new push to stop robocalls, the school testing debate, and sheriff cooperation with ICE. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our team of reporters fills you in on paid parental leave policies for state workers and a long-vacant federal judge post that may soon be filled. We also discuss Rep. Mark Meadows' unpaid taxes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our panel of reporters fills you in on the status of gun legislation at the General Assembly in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. We also discuss the state employee health plan and election security. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Our panel explains the controversy over the bill dealing with abortion and infanticide, and we look ahead to the spending proposal coming out next week that will allow state budget negotiations to really begin. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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After NC GOP Chairman Robin Hayes and donor Greg Lindberg were indicted, what could happen next and who else is tied to Lindberg? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Up for discussion this week: What's in Gov. Roy Cooper's budget? What do state elections officials want to do to prevent election fraud? And why are Republicans suggesting Democrats killed their own Medicaid proposal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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It was a week of surprises and bombshells at the elections board hearing on fraud in the 9th district. A court ruling that could have big implications capped the week. We discuss it all, and we say goodbye to a founding Domecast panelist as Craig Jarvis retires from The News & Observer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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All state employees, from teachers to troopers, might save some money if a change to the state health plan goes through. But it's facing heavy political opposition. Our panel of journalists also discusses the latest in the Medicaid expansion debate, a subpoena from the Trump administration seeking information on North Carolina voters, and most importantly a proposal to officially elevate the status of ice cream. Learn more abou... Read more

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A judge tossed Mark Harris' lawsuit. The federal shutdown deepened. The president was invited to North Carolina. And we look ahead to the 2019 session that starts next week. Will divided power keep NC leaders from agreeing on a budget? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi... Read more

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/... Read more

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