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Judge Rules Black To Serve More Time In Prison

Posted: 07/16/2009 - A state judge in Raleigh says former House Speaker Jim Black will have to spend more time behind bars even if the federal government releases him from prison.

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NC House Agrees Again To Racial Justice Act

Posted: 07/15/2009 - People on North Carolina's death row or facing capital murder trials would have a new venue to argue racial bias before a judge in a bill that cleared the House.

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SC Governor Taking Personal Trip With Wife

Updated: 07/15/2009 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has cleared his schedule this week to take a personal trip with his wife, three weeks after announcing his affair with an Argentine woman.

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House Bill Would Make Health Care A Right

Posted: 07/15/2009 - House Democratic leaders, pledging to meet the president's goal of health care legislation before their August break, are offering a $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans.

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Sotomayor Set To Return For More Senate Questions

Posted: 07/15/2009 - Sonia Sotomayor is relying on her 17-year record as a federal judge to rebut criticism that she is concealing a liberal agenda that will show up if she is confirmed to the Supreme Court.

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Budget Delays Require NC Senate Measure

Posted: 07/13/2009 - North Carolina lawmakers have rolled out another temporary spending plan because they won't complete a final budget deal before the current stopgap measure expires Wednesday night.

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Sessions Gives Sotomayor Tough Greeting At Hearing

Updated: 07/13/2009 - Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday cited Sotomayor's much-publicized remarks about the notion that a "wise Latina" woman might be better suited than a white male without the same life experiences.

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Habitual DWI Offenders May Get A 5th Chance

Updated: 07/12/2009 - House Bill 1185 would allow people who have lost their license for life as a result of DWI convictions, get another chance at driving provided they have a clean record.

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Palin Says Alaska Needs New Ethics Policy

Posted: 07/12/2009 - Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says she hopes the latest ethics complaint filed against her is a "wake-up call" that a new ethics policy is needed in the state.

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AP Sources: Burris Won't Seek Full Senate Term

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Roland Burris gambled that he could accept a U.S. Senate appointment from a political pariah and still be seen as an honest, hardworking public servant. He lost.

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House Dems Look At Taxing The Rich For Health Care

Updated: 07/09/2009 - House Democrats at work on health legislation are narrowing in on an income tax surcharge on the highest-paid wage earners to help pay the cost of subsidizing insurance for the 50 million who lack it.

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Obama Confers With World Leaders In Italy

Updated: 07/08/2009 - President Barack Obama is embarking on three days of multinational talks about climate change, the global economy and world hunger in the second and most policy-laden stop of his three-nation, weeklong trip.

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