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Congress Advances $106 Billion War-Funding Bill

Posted: 06/17/2009 - Congress is on its way to giving President Barack Obama what could be its final emergency war-spending bill, an annual budgetary sleight-of-hand that since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has cost the nation nearly $1 trillion.

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Obama Initiative Seeks Fix To Finance Regulations

Posted: 06/17/2009 - President Barack Obama wants to strengthen the government's authority over financial institutions in a sweeping attempt to modernize a regulatory latticework that failed to detect early signs of a worldwide crisis.

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Stimulus Money Coming To ENC

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Stimulus money is beginning to pour into our state and a lot of it is going towards infrastructure.

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Lawmakers To Hear Annexation Complaints

Posted: 06/16/2009 - Longstanding complaints that North Carolina's annexation laws force landowners into communities and taxes they didn't want -- land in lawmakers' laps this week.

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Sarah Palin Accepts Letterman's Apology

Updated: 06/16/2009 - The Alaska governor, in a statement issued Tuesday, said the apology was accepted "on behalf of all young women, like my daughters, who hope men who `joke' about public displays of sexual exploitation of girls will soon evolve."

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Reaction To Racist E-Mail Sent By Senator's Aide

Updated: 06/16/2009 - Some lawmakers are calling for the firing of a Senator's aide because of a racist e-mail. Click full story to see the photo from the e-mail and weigh in with your comments.

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George Obama Signs Book Deal

Updated: 06/15/2009 - A memoir by George Obama, the president's half brother and a resident of Huruma, Kenya, will be published by Simon & Schuster in January 2010.

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Bill Clinton: United States Growing More Diverse

Posted: 06/14/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that Americans should be mindful of the nation's changing demographics, which led to the election of Barack Obama as president.

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Will Sarah Palin Help Boost Letterman's Ratings?

Posted: 06/13/2009 - Sarah Palin would no doubt be horrified by the idea, but there's a chance she could become the same boon to David Letterman's career that Hugh Grant was to Jay Leno's.

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Obama Pledges To Quickly Sign Tobacco Regulation Bill

Updated: 06/13/2009 - President Obama is lauding the passage of anti-smoking legislation that gives the government sweeping authority to regulate tobacco products, pledging to quickly sign it into law.

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Ousted AmeriCorps Watchdog Defends Waste Probe

Posted: 06/13/2009 - An inspector general fired by President Barack Obama said Friday he acted "with the highest integrity" in investigating AmeriCorps and other government-funded national service programs.

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Tax On Health Benefits May Be Delayed Until 2013

Posted: 06/13/2009 - Legislation to be outlined next week in the Senate Finance Committee will likely include a new tax on workers with the costliest employer-provided health coverage, officials said Friday, but with implementation delayed until 2013 to minimize any political fallout.

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Letterman Hunts For Jokes In Palin Feud

Posted: 06/12/2009 - David Letterman joked Thursday that things are now fine now between him and Sarah Palin because the Alaska governor called and offered to take him hunting.

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