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Obama Visits Saudi King To Open A Muslim Dialogue

Posted: 06/03/2009 - President Barack Obama is beginning his latest bid to open a dialogue with the Muslim world by paying a call on Saudi King Abdullah, guardian of Islam's sacred sites in Mecca and Medina.

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Cabinet Officials Head To Hard-Hit Auto States

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Officials in four Midwestern states badly hurt by the auto industry's woes are lining up to ask the Cabinet secretaries crisscrossing the region for a better deal when it comes to getting funds from the federal recovery act.

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Clinton Says No Consensus On Cuba At OAS

Posted: 06/03/2009 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said a rancorous Organization of American States conference in Honduras failed to reach a consensus on moves to allow Cuba to rejoin.

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US Looks For Saudi Help In Afghanistan, Pakistan

Posted: 06/03/2009 - The United States, grappling with how to counter the spread of Taliban militants on both sides of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, is turning to Saudi Arabia for help. But so far the kingdom seems wary of diving into the thorny conflict.

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Sotomayor Makes Rounds Of Capitol Hill

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is racing through a crucial set of meetings with senators on Capitol Hill, working to reassure Republicans who worry she'd bring ethnic and gender bias to her decisions.

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N.C. Senate Poised To Change Corporate Tax Law

Posted: 06/01/2009 - The Associated Press has reported that the unidentified company being targeted by the tax break is Apple Inc., which is seeking a site for its East Coast data warehouse.

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House Member Set To Resign Monday

Posted: 05/31/2009 - Rep. Cary Allred, R-Alamance, wrote to House Speaker Joe Hackney announcing he would step down effective 2 p.m. Monday

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Perdue Appoints Tolson To Fill NC State Seat

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Norris Tolson, of Pinetops, was a state lawmaker from Edgecombe County before heading the state transportation department under Governor Hunt.

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Debate Over Who Sotomayor Is A Sensitive One

Posted: 05/29/2009 - There are two sides to Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor: a Latina from a blue-collar family and a wealthy member of America's power elite.

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Obama Urges Halt To 'Drift' In Mideast Peace Talks

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Deepening his involvement in the quest for a difficult peace, President Barack Obama is pushing a reluctant Israel to halt settlement construction in the West Bank while urging the Palestinians to be more accepting of their Israeli neighbors.

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Bush Says He Misses Seeing Servicemembers, WH Food

Posted: 05/29/2009 - Flying on Air Force One, eating meals prepared by the White House kitchen staff and drawing inspiration from his encounters with U.S. military personnel were among things former President George W. Bush missed since leaving office, he said Thursday.

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Obama Calling For Better Security For Computers

Posted: 05/29/2009 - President Barack Obama is calling digital security a top priority, whether it's guarding the computer systems that keep the lights on in the city and direct airliners to the right runway or those protecting customers who pay their bills online.

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Obama Says Health Care Changes Must Come This Year

Posted: 05/29/2009 - President Barack Obama warned Thursday that if Congress doesn't deliver health care legislation by the end of the year, the opportunity will be lost, a plea to political supporters to pressure lawmakers to act.

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Report NC House Member Says He'll Leave This Year

Posted: 05/28/2009 - A North Carolina state House member accused by colleagues of embracing a teenage female page inappropriately says he will leave the Legislature after the current year's session ends.

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Death Penalty Discussion

Posted: 05/28/2009 - Several religious leaders want a procedure designed to prevent racial bias in the death penalty without encouraging capital punishment to resume in North Carolina.

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NC House Approves Changing Tax Law For Companies

Tax Breaks

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Lawmakers in North Carolina have approved a tax break for companies willing to invest $1 billion in the state amid talk that a decision to locate an East Coast data center is near.

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Govt Announces Money For Green Jobs And Training

Posted: 05/27/2009 - Vice President Joe Biden and two Cabinet secretaries unveiled a national program Tuesday to train workers for "green jobs" that will make public housing more energy-efficient.

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