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With No Protest, Election Board Approves Results

Posted: 11/25/2008 - The State Board of Elections has signed off on North Carolina's election results, approving the numbers in an unusually uneventful canvass that brought no objections.

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Bush Says Citigroup Deal Needed To Protect System

Posted: 11/25/2008 - President Bush argued Monday that the government's dramatic rescue of Citigroup was necessary to "safeguard the financial system" and help the economy recover, and he said there could be more such moves if other institutions need help.

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In Summers, Obama Gets A Lauded Economic Thinker

Posted: 11/25/2008 - As Treasury secretary, Lawrence Summers was famous for wolfing down a bag of Cheetos and polishing them off with a can of Diet Coke. The tip-off was the patina of orange dust on his suit.

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Obama Promotes Fiscal Restraint, Big Spending

Posted: 11/25/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama wants to project fiscal restraint even as his economic team assembles a massive recovery package that could cost several hundred billion dollars.

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North Korea To Halt Tours To Historic City

Posted: 11/25/2008 - For months, tours of this historic city — famed for its Buddhist temples, royal tombs and ancient relics — have given South Koreans a glimpse of life in the hidden communist North.

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Venezuela's Chavez Faces New Challenges

Posted: 11/25/2008 - Modest opposition gains in state and local elections, coupled with sagging oil prices, could hamper President Hugo Chavez as he lays the groundwork for a new attempt to persuade Venezuelans to do away with term limits.

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Perdue Talking Issues On The Road

Posted: 11/24/2008 - Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue wants to talk publicly about biotechnology, the economy and other issues before taking office.

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Obama Taps Passionate Defender For Press Secretary

Posted: 11/23/2008 - Two of the top qualities Robert Gibbs brings to the job of White House press secretary aren't found on his resume: He won't flinch at telling it like it is to the next president or telling it like he thinks it ought to be to the media.

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Obama Economic Plan Aims For 2.5M New Jobs By 2011

Posted: 11/23/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama promoted an economic plan Saturday he said would provide 2.5 million jobs by rebuilding roads and bridges and modernizing schools while developing alternative energy sources and more efficient cars.

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45 Years Since JFK Assassinated

Updated: 11/22/2008 - Saturday marks the 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?

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Congress Extends Jobless Benefits; Stocks Fall 400

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Congress raced to approve legislation to keep unemployment checks flowing into the new year for a million or more laid-off Americans whose benefits are running out.

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Dems Delay Auto Bailout Vote, Seek Plan From Big 3

Posted: 11/21/2008 - The $25 billion rescue plan for the auto industry, desperately sought by Detroit's beleaguered Big Three, collapsed Thursday as Congress drew the line at one more bailout and Democrats said they wouldn't even consider it until the companies produced a convincing plan for rebuilding their once-mighty industry.

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Aide: Obama On Track To Nominate Clinton

Posted: 11/21/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama is on track to nominate Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state after Thanksgiving, an aide to his transition said Thursday

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Men Accused In Obama Plot Face More Charges

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Two white supremacists accused of plotting to kill President-elect Barack Obama and dozens of others face more federal charges in Tennessee.

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Obama Graffiti Apology

Posted: 11/20/2008 - One of four North Carolina State University students who admitted painting racially-charged graffiti has apologized.

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Will Clinton Pardon Of Tax Fugitive Haunt Holder?

Posted: 11/20/2008 - The first black man elected U.S. president is poised to name Washington lawyer Eric Holder as the nation's first black attorney general — a historic appointment but one with some potential political problems over a 2001 pardon.

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Sen. Clinton Weighing Secretary Of State Post

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Associates of Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband say the former first lady is weighing whether to leave the Senate and become secretary of state, believing the job is hers if she wants it.

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California Supreme Court To Take Up Gay Marriage Ban

Posted: 11/20/2008 - California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules.

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Bush Set To Relax Endangered Species Rules

Posted: 11/20/2008 - Animals and plants in danger of becoming extinct could lose the protection of government experts who make sure that dams, highways and other projects don't pose a threat, under regulations the Bush administration is set to put in place before President-elect Obama can reverse them.

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Arraignment Set For Cheney, Gonzales In Texas

Posted: 11/20/2008 - A Texas judge has set a Friday arraignment for Vice President Dick Cheney, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and others named in indictments accusing them of responsibility for prisoner abuse in a federal detention center.

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