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NC House Agrees To School Spanking Changes

Posted: 04/27/2009 - Parents in North Carolina school districts where corporal punishment is allowed could opt out of the practice for their children in legislation that cleared the House.

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FOX: "Lie To Me" Yes, Obama No

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Fox became the first broadcast network to turn down a request by President Barack Obama for time, opting to show its drama "Lie to Me" on Wednesday instead of the president's prime-time news conference.

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Newest Democrats Buck Party Leadership At Times

Posted: 04/26/2009 - Freshman Rep. Bobby Bright won his seat in Congress by convincing conservative southeast Alabama voters that he wasn't a typical Democrat. Barely a week into his Washington career, he showed that he meant it.

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In Iraq, Clinton Says Country On Right Track

Posted: 04/25/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says this week's deadly suicide bombings in Iraq are a sign that extremists fear the Iraqi government is succeeding.

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Homeland Security Secretary Taking Heat Already

Posted: 04/24/2009 - It didn't take long for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to shoot herself in the foot or for Republicans to make her a target of their opposition to Obama administration policy.

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Democrats Hold Back On Second Interrogations Probe

Posted: 04/23/2009 - Senate Democratic leaders don't appear inclined to appoint an independent panel to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation program before the Senate Intelligence Committee completes its own probe near the end of the year.

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AP Poll: Americans High On Obama, Direction Of US

Posted: 04/23/2009 - For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future.

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Top Pentagon Commander Meets Troops In Afghanistan

Posted: 04/22/2009 - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is reviewing a new community-based defense program recently started in an increasingly violent province on the doorstep of Kabul.

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Analysis: Clinton Making No Waves As Top Diplomat

Posted: 04/22/2009 - When President Barack Obama chose Hillary Rodham Clinton to be his secretary of state, skeptics foresaw trouble: a clash of ego and ambition, a conflict of policy priorities between former campaign rivals.

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Obama Heads To Iowa For Earth Day

Posted: 04/22/2009 - President Barack Obama is going on the road to pitch his energy plan — as well as environmentally friendly jobs production — in a hard-hit Iowa town, while administration officials make a similar push back in Washington.

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Congress Rejuvenates Clinton-Era Police Program

Posted: 04/22/2009 - A community policing program that President Bill Clinton created and President George W. Bush tried to curtail is making a strong comeback under the new Democratic administration.

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House Climate Hearings Put Obama Team On Hot Seat

Posted: 04/22/2009 - Top members of President Barack Obama's energy and environmental team are weighing in on a bill that would curb the emissions blamed for global warming and transform how the nation produces and uses energy.

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State Treasurer Janet Cowell In ENC

Updated: 04/21/2009 - They're issues that many of us deal with every day, people losing their jobs, businesses going bankrupt, and just overall tough economic times. So when are we going to get out of this recession?

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Butterfield Wants Perdue To Consider Black DA

Posted: 04/20/2009 - U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield prefers that North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue appoint a black district attorney in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson counties.

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Obama: Wants Suggestions To Cut Spending Waste

Posted: 04/19/2009 - Families are making tough decisions about their money and so too will their government, President Barack Obama said Saturday, promising that spending cuts are coming — and soon.

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Obama Pledges 'Equal Partnership' In The Americas

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Venturing into an unfamiliar region of the world, President Barack Obama made a splash on a stage of leaders from across the Americas on Friday and promised to offer them a new style of U.S. politics: more pragmatism, less arrogance.

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Obama, Chavez Shake Hands At Americas Summit

Posted: 04/18/2009 - Presidents Barack Obama and Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's socialist leader, met Friday and shook hands on the sidelines of a summit of their hemisphere's democracies.

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