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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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Proposed State Tax Increases

Updated: 06/11/2009 - The chamber's two largest committees are expected Tuesday to consider the spending bill for the next two years and a separate tax package that would increase sales and income tax rates and taxes on cigarettes and alcohol.

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N.C. State Calls Emergency Meeting

Updated: 06/10/2009 - An emergency meeting of the North Carolina State University board of trustees has been called to consider a severance package for the official who hired a former governor's wife.

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Obama Team Plans More Active Role On Health Care

Posted: 06/07/2009 - The White House, backing away from President Barack Obama's "it's-all-on-the-table" approach initially advocated, prepared to get louder and more involved in the details of a health care overhaul that officials once were content to leave to Congress, administration officials said Saturday.

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Sex And City Actress Lobbies For Gay Marriage

Posted: 06/06/2009 - Actress Cynthia Nixon is lobbying New York lawmakers to legalize same-sex marriage and says she hopes to marry her partner in New York next year if the law is enacted.

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Report: US Weighs Guilty Pleas In Some 9/11 Cases

Posted: 06/06/2009 - A plan under consideration by the Obama administration would permit Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees facing the death penalty to plead guilty without a full trial, it has been reported.

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Kennedy Bill Would Make Employers Provide Care

Posted: 06/06/2009 - Employers would be required to offer health care to employees or pay a penalty — and all Americans would be guaranteed health insurance — under a draft bill circulated Friday by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's health committee.

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