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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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Analysis: Republicans May Gain Ethics Issue

Posted: 06/12/2009 - The revelation that Democratic appropriations kingpins may face a House ethics investigation of their campaign receipts from lobbyists for recipients of government grants and contracts moves Republicans closer to gaining a corruption issue in 2010.

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Obama Removes AmeriCorps's Inspector General

Updated: 06/12/2009 - President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.

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House Vote Could Send FDA Tobacco Bill To Obama

Posted: 06/12/2009 - Smoking foes see a turning point in their long battle against the tobacco industry as Congress prepares to send President Barack Obama a bill giving the government broad authority to determine how cigarettes will be made, marketed and sold.

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NC State Says Easley Axed Over Economy

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The chancellor of North Carolina State University has told former first lady Mary Easley in her termination letter that she was let go because of "the recent economic downturn." Click the story to read the letter.

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Senate To Vote On FDA Power To Regulate Tobacco

Posted: 06/11/2009 - The senate is set to pass a tobacco bill today that would give the FDA the ability to regulate the sale, manufacturing, and marketing of tobacco products.

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State Budget Update

Updated: 06/10/2009 - A proposed state budget and tax plan to ease some cuts inside the spending proposal has cleared two major hurdles in the North Carolina House.

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Workers Rally To Save Jobs & Center

Posted: 06/09/2009 - Workers gathered Tuesday night to try and save an institution that has been a part of Kinston for over six decades.

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Basnight's Bid To Ban Plastic Bags Rallies Foes

Updated: 06/10/2009 - Businesses that fear losing sales if North Carolina bars large Outer Banks stores from giving away plastic grocery bags are mobilizing against the brainchild of the state Senate's powerful leader.

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