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Senate Confirms Yellen To Chair Federal Reserve

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank's efforts to spur the economy with low interest rates and massive bond purchases.

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State Supreme Court Next Stop For Redistricting Case

Posted: 01/06/2014 - Lawyers for lawmakers who helped draw North Carolina's congressional and General Assembly district maps and attorneys for those challenging the boundaries now go face-to-face with the state's highest court.

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Battle Over Birth Control

Posted: 01/06/2014 - The Supreme Court hears arguments on Affordable Care Act requirements forcing religious-affiliated organizations to provide their employees with insurance that includes birth control.

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NC, US Legislative Openings A Topic For Lawmakers

Posted: 01/05/2014 - Lawmakers come and go from North Carolina's General Assembly and congressional delegation. Now some elected leaders wonder whether it's time to change how to replace those who resign midterm or die in office.

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US Will Not Send Troops To Help Iraq Fight Al Qaeda: Kerry

Posted: 01/05/2014 - The United States will help Iraq fight an al Qaeda-linked group that seized the city of Fallujah in the west of the country, but will not send American troops, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

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Clay Aiken Running For Congress?

Updated: 01/03/2014 - The Washington Blade cites unnamed sources as saying the Raleigh native is "actively considering" a bid for North Carolina's 2nd District.

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Two Newspapers Call For Clemency For Edward Snowden

Posted: 01/02/2014 - The New York Times and Guardian newspapers have called for clemency for Edward Snowden, saying that the espionage worker-turned-privacy advocate should be praised rather than punished for his disclosures.

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New Laws In New Year Alter Campaigns, Taxes

Posted: 12/31/2013 - Much of the tax overhaul law approved in the summer is implemented starting Wednesday. Income tax rates fall for individuals and corporations, while many deductions, exemptions and credits are going away.

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Ex-Rep. Etheridge To Lead Federal Farm Office In State

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other initiatives.

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Federal Health Market Surpasses 1 Million Signups

Posted: 12/29/2013 - The Obama administration says that following a December surge more than 1.1 million people have now enrolled for health insurance through the federal government's improved website.

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Many Pay More Under New NC Tax Laws

Posted: 12/29/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies at the legislature have hammered home a simple message about the tax reform package they passed into law earlier this year.

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NC Tax Overhaul Takes Effect In 2014

Updated: 12/28/2013 - North Carolina state leaders say major tax changes taking effect in 2014 will simplify returns, create jobs and keep more money in people's wallets. Critics say the new rules will diminish funds for schools and widen the gap between haves and have-nots.

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Clearer Path For Obama Regulatory Agenda

Posted: 12/28/2013 - With congressional gridlock standing in the way of his legislative agenda, President Barack Obama is getting some fresh help in adding to his legacy in a different way – through government regulation.

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