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Trump readies ‘religious liberty’ order that could reenergize Georgia effort

5:00 am May. 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to sign a long-awaited executive order on ‘religious liberty’ Thursday that could have a ripple effect in Georgia, where conservatives have tried for years to pass similar legislation.

The action would nudge the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service to be more flexible in enforcing a 1954 law that essentially bans churches from endorsing candidates or engaging in other political activity if they want to keep their tax-exempt status.

Trump railed against the policy,

North Carolina may flush bathroom law after all

11:31 am Dec. 19, 2016

It’s almost as if there wasn’t enough happening in North Carolina these days.

The latest out of the Tar Heel State is that there may be a deal in the works to fully repeal H.B. 2, the state’s divisive transgender bathroom law.

Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said Monday that the Republican leaders of the state legislature assured him of plans to call a special session tomorrow to scrap the law.

“I hope (the leaders in