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Tom Daschle Withdraws His Nomination

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle on Tuesday withdrew his nomination to oversee the Health and Human Services Department, just a few hours after another Obama nominee also withdrew.

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Burr Blogs About Visit To Guantanamo Prison Camp

Posted: 02/02/2009 - North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr has blogged about his recent visit to the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, recommending the United States focus on where to place detainees if the facility closes.

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Governor Perdue Orders Flags At Half-Staff

Posted: 02/02/2009 - Gov. Perdue ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of former North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Jim Long who passed away Monday, February 2nd.

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GOP Governors Press Congress To Pass Stimulus Bill

Posted: 02/01/2009 - Most Republican governors have broken with their GOP colleagues in Congress and are pushing for passage of President Barack Obama's economic aid plan that would send billions to states for education, public works and health care.

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Official: GOP Senator Tops List For Commerce Post

Posted: 02/01/2009 - President Barack Obama appeared Saturday to be leaning toward appointing a third Republican to his Cabinet, a move that would place the fiscally conservative Sen. Judd Gregg at the head of the Commerce Department even though a liberal Democrat was initially tapped for the post

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Obama's Bi-Partisan Super Bowl Party

Posted: 01/31/2009 - President Barack Obama is inviting a group of lawmakers - some Republicans, many Democrats, and a few from Pennsylvania and Arizona - to join him for Sunday's championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals.

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Tax Issues Emerge In Daschle Nomination

Posted: 01/31/2009 - Former Sen. Tom Daschle, picked by President Barack Obama to lead his health reform efforts, recently filed amended tax returns to report $128,203 in back taxes and $11,964 in interest, according to a Senate document obtained by The Associated Press.

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Blackwater Contract Not Renewed

Posted: 01/30/2009 - A senior U.S. official says the State Department will not renew Blackwater Worldwide's contract.

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Tougher Battles Ahead For Labor After Early Win

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Lilly Ledbetter, a 70-year-old Alabaman with a quick smile and a slow Southern drawl, campaigned for Barack Obama, joined him on the inaugural train trip to Washington and danced with him at an inaugural ball.

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Senate GOP Leader Says Party Must Change

Posted: 01/30/2009 - After crushing defeats in back-to-back elections, the top Senate Republican warned Thursday that the GOP risks remaining out of power in the White House and Congress unless it better explains its core principles to woo one-time faithful and new loyalists.

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People Of Illinois Happy To See Blagojevich Go

Posted: 01/30/2009 - People across Illinois who watched former Gov. Rod Blagojevich get the boot Thursday said they hoped removal of the scandal-plagued governor helps the state begin rebuilding its image after weeks of ridicule.

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Blagojevich: I Did Nothing Wrong

Posted: 01/29/2009 - In a last-ditch effort to save his job, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told senators at his impeachment trial that he's done nothing wrong and the evidence doesn't support removing him.

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NC General Assembly Underway

Updated: 01/28/2009 - The North Carolina General Assembly got underway Wednesday and lawmakers say this will be one of the toughest years they can remember.

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Shuler Breaks From Party On Stimulus Vote

Posted: 01/28/2009 - North Carolina Rep. Heath Shuler is the only House lawmaker from the state who is breaking from party ranks as Congress votes on an economic recovery package.

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House Approves Economic Stimulus Bill

Updated: 01/29/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House has approved an $819 billion economic stimulus package critical to President Barack Obama's plan to revive the economy.

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