Posted: 02/06/2009 - It's just not The Virginia Way.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - It's just not The Virginia Way.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - In an uncertain reach across party lines, Senate moderates struggled for a compromise on economic stimulus legislation Thursday as the government spit out grim new jobless figures and President Barack Obama warned of more bad news ahead.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - The Obama administration, reversing the Bush administration's limited interest in nuclear disarmament, is gearing up for early negotiations with Russia on a new treaty that would sharply reduce stockpiles of nuclear warheads.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Prosecutors filed new charges against former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's ex-chief fundraiser Thursday, alleging that he used a bid-rigging scheme to get $8.5 million in inflated contracts for roofing work at O'Hare International Airport.
Posted: 02/06/2009 - Declaring that "there is a force for good greater than government," President Barack Obama on Thursday established a White House office of faith-based initiatives with a broader mission than the one overseen by his Republican predecessor.
Updated: 02/06/2009 - The Pentagon's senior judge overseeing terror trials at Guantanamo Bay dropped charges Thursday against an al-Qaida suspect in the 2000 USS Cole bombing, upholding President Barack Obama's order to freeze military tribunals there.
Updated: 02/06/2009 - It is a chemical that forever changed the lives of Vietnam vets and their offspring. Agent Orange is a chemical used during the war between 1962 and 1971 was initially a big help fighting enemy forces. But the United States' decision to use the herbicide turned out to create a non-stop fight against the health problems it caused and one local family is living proof.
Posted: 02/04/2009 - New faces have been added to lead the most powerful committees in the North Carolina Senate.
Posted: 02/04/2009 - On Attorney General Eric Holder's first day on the job, he signaled a clean break with past policies of the Bush administration and promised to hold Wall Street accountable if any major financial institutions engaged in fraud that contributed to the global financial crisis.
Posted: 02/04/2009 - The Obama administration plans to limit pay to $500,000 a year for executives of government-assisted financial institutions in a new get-tough approach to bankers and Wall Street, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
Posted: 02/04/2009 - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich tells David Letterman he keeps thinking he'll wake up and people will realize "this is just one big misunderstanding."
Posted: 02/04/2009 - Barack Obama on Tuesday abruptly abandoned his nomination fight for Tom Daschle and a second major appointee who failed to pay all their taxes, fearing a lingering ethics dispute would undercut his claims to moral high ground and cripple his presidency in just its second week.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: 02/01/2009 - Politicians credited with stamping out insurgents and militias appear to be among the top vote-getters at the polls in Iraq.
Posted: 02/01/2009 - The North Carolina Democratic Party has chosen a former Buncombe County commissioner as its a new leader.
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.
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
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.
Updated: 01/31/2009 - Republican Sen. Judd Gregg is the leading candidate to become commerce secretary and a decision could come as soon as Monday, an Obama administration official said Saturday.
Updated: 02/02/2009 - The half-brother of President Barack Obama was arrested for alleged possession of marijuana on Saturday near his home in a Nairobi shantytown, police said.
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.
Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Republican Party is now headed by the first black national chairman in its history.
Posted: 01/30/2009 - A senior U.S. official says the State Department will not renew Blackwater Worldwide's contract.