GOP civil war rages as McCarthy falls

Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s startling decision to pull out of the race for speaker of the House of Representatives was the latest vivid illustration of how today’s Republican Party is bitterly divided between hardcore conservatives and pragmatists.

Eugene Robinson: Chaos is the GOP’s new normal

At this point, I worry we’re going to start finding members of the Republican establishment curled up in their beds, eyes clenched shut and ears covered with trembling hands, moaning “make it stop, make it stop, make it stop.”

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The area surrounding Trenholm Plaza was one of the hardest hit by this week’s flooding. Bill Ellis’ Barbecue of Wilson, N.C., will have an 18-wheel catering truck set up, serving take-out meals of barbecue, fried chicken and sides. Meals will be offered until they run out. First Citizens Bank is providing the meals.

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