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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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Obama: Buchenwald 'Rebuke' To Holocaust Denial

Posted: 06/06/2009 - President Barack Obama absorbed the stark horrors memorialized at the Buchenwald concentration camp Friday and said the lesson for the modern world is vigilance against evil, against subjugation of the weak and against the "cruelty in ourselves."

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Grandfather Mountain Now NC's Newest State Park

Posted: 06/04/2009 - The state has closed on the purchase of almost 2,500 acres of Grandfather Mountain, officially marking the beginning of North Carolina's newest state park.

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SC Governor Ordered To Accept Stimulus Funds

Posted: 06/04/2009 - South Carolina's Supreme Court ordered Gov. Mark Sanford on Thursday to take $700 million in federal stimulus money aimed primarily at struggling schools.

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Bill Clinton To Speak At NC Event For Franklin

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Former President Bill Clinton is coming to North Carolina to speak at an event honoring the late historian John Hope Franklin and his wife, Aurelia.

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"Joe The Plumber" In N.C.

Posted: 06/03/2009 - Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher is scheduled to speak at an anti-tax rally in Raleigh.

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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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