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Stakes High In Bailout Vote For Obama, Democrats

Posted: 01/14/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama eventually will gain access to the second half of the $700 billion financial bailout fund — politics notwithstanding and more likely sooner than later.

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Clinton Navigates Confirmation Hearing Smoothly

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton smoothly took on policy questions, from the acute to the arcane, in a gentle job interview to be the nation's top diplomat, but could not dispel tougher questions about whether her husband's charity work poses an ethical conflict.

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Hagan Receives Committee Assignments

Posted: 01/13/2009 - Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C. has been assigned to two Senate committees, one of which impacts North Carolina's military community and the other playing to her experience as a state lawmaker.

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Bush On Bush

Posted: 01/12/2009 - President Bush reflects on his 8 years in office at a farewell news conference.

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Ex-Deputy NC Budget Leader Perusse Now Director

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Perdue named Charlie Perusse budget director Monday. He was deputy for six years under director David McCoy until last August. That's when he was named acting director after McCoy became state controller.

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Senate Democrats Expect To Seat Burris

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders say they expect to swear in the former Illinois attorney general in the coming days, barring objections from Republicans.

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Bush Reportedly Rejected Israeli Plea To Raid Iran

Posted: 01/11/2009 - President George W. Bush rejected a plea from Israel last year to help it raid Iran's main nuclear complex, opting instead to authorize a new U.S. covert action aimed at sabotaging Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program, The New York Times reported.

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Goldsboro High School Student Going To See Obama

Updated: 01/10/2009 - As one Governor is being sworn in others are getting ready for the inauguration of another. A local warrior plans to attend president-elect Barack Obama's swearing in ceremony.

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Biden In Afghanistan

Posted: 01/10/2009 - Joe Biden was told Saturday that thousands of new American troops expected in southern Afghanistan will need more helicopters and other support to beat back surging Taliban violence.

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Perdue's Hometown Friends & Supporters Ready

Updated: 01/09/2009 - Saturday is a big day for many in North Carolina eagerly awaiting Beverly Perdue's historic inauguration, especially for those in Craven County, who can call her one of their own.

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Senator Burr says Burris Should Be Seated

Posted: 01/09/2009 - U.S. Sen. Richard Burr said Senate leaders should allow Roland Burris of Illinois to take the job vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Cheney Warns Against Impulsive Action In Iraq

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Vice President Dick Cheney, warning against impulsive U.S. action in Iraq, says that whether the struggling nation backslides into a cycle of violence partly depends on how President-elect Barack Obama decides to pull out American forces.

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Burris Denies Senate-Seat Deals, Waits For Court

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Roland Burris raised his right hand in a committee room at the Illinois Capitol, swearing to tell a room full of lawmakers the truth about his appointment by embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich to the state's vacant U.S. Senate seat.

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Obama To Finalize National Security Team Friday

Posted: 01/09/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama is completing his national security team by announcing his unusual choices for CIA director and a national intelligence director.

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Illinois House On Verge Of Impeaching Blagojevich

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich faces almost certain impeachment by the Illinois House, a historic step that would trigger a trial to determine whether the Democratic governor should be tossed out of office.

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Blagojevich Office Says Vote Was 'Not A Surprise'

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The Democratic governor's office calls Thursday's unanimous House impeachment panel vote "not a surprise." It also predicts he'll be impeached by the full House, saying the outcome will be different "when the case moves to the Senate."

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Stimulus Aside, Obama Vows Future Budget Restraint

Posted: 01/07/2009 - To a public wary of government spending, President-elect Barack Obama is offering a salve with his massive economic stimulus package: the promise of long-term fiscal discipline.

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Coleman Sues Over Minnesota Senate Recount Result

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Republican Norm Coleman filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Democrat Al Franken's apparent recount victory in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, delaying a resolution of the contest for weeks or months.

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Democratic Leaders Seek To Resolve Burris Saga

Posted: 01/07/2009 - Roland Burris failed to capture President-elect Barack Obama's old Senate seat Tuesday in a wild piece of political theater, but the Democrats' opposition cracked when a key chairwoman said seating him was simply the legal thing to do.

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