Posted: 01/23/2009 - Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the New York governor's pick to fill Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's vacate Senate seat.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - Taking on two of his toughest foreign policy challenges, President Barack Obama pledged to find a new course in Afghanistan and to help Israel achieve a broad peace with the Arab world.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - Afghanistan's president applauded President Barack Obama's decision to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp within a year, saying the move will help rally the world to the fight against terrorism.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - North Korean leader Kim Jong Il met Friday with a senior official from China in Pyongyang, Chinese state media reported, the first known contact between the reclusive leader and a foreign dignitary since he reportedly fell ill last August.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - The Senate appeared close to agreement late Thursday on a bill to delay next month's planned transition from analog to digital television broadcasting to June 12 — setting the stage for a vote early next week.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama are having a hard time finding common ground on an economic recovery plan as Republican resistance to the stimulus package emerges in the House.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - News organizations that cover the White House sparred with the Obama administration on Thursday over access issues for photographers and rules for briefings.
Posted: 01/23/2009 - Facing almost certain defeat in a Senate impeachment trial, Gov. Rod Blagojevich might ask the courts to step in and block a proceeding that he considers "a sham," a lawyer for the Democratic governor said Thursday.
Updated: 01/26/2009 - Amid grim new evidence of economic weakness, legislation at the heart of President Barack Obama's recovery plan advanced in Congress Thursday over the persistent opposition of Republicans seeking deeper tax cuts.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - A group of North Carolina legislators wants to eliminate tax credits for businesses and expand cash incentives instead.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - Treasury Secretary-designate Timothy Geithner apologized to Congress Wednesday saying he was careless in failing to pay $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes earlier this decade but declared "I have paid what I owed."
Posted: 01/21/2009 - North Carolina's Raleigh-Durham market had the largest TV audience during inauguration coverage of President Barack Obama.
Updated: 01/22/2009 - China censored its translation of President Obama's inauguration speech, removing references to communism and dissent, and quickly halted the live broadcast when Cold War-era animosities were mentioned.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is turning from the star-studded, crowd-pleasing pomp of his inauguration to the workaday task of governing a hurting nation of 304 million and meeting the soaring expectations that he and others have put on his shoulders.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - Israelis and Palestinians have already handed President Barack Obama his first international challenge.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - Asian stock markets dropped Wednesday, with Japan's benchmark losing 2 percent, as concern that rising bank losses will cripple the world economy overshadowed the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, was hospitalized Tuesday but quickly reported feeling well after suffering a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.
Posted: 01/21/2009 - Military judges on Wednesday will consider motions by the Obama administration to suspend the Guantanamo war crimes trials for 120 days during a review of the system for prosecuting suspected terrorists.
Updated: 01/21/2009 - As millions headed to Washington D.C. to witness President Obama take the oath of office, many stayed at home or gathered with friends across eastern Carolina to watch the inauguration of the first African-American President.
Updated: 01/20/2009 - A North Carolina newspaper is covering President Barack Obama's inauguration in its first special afternoon edition since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Updated: 01/20/2009 - A North Carolina man is now $35,000 richer thanks to a few advisers to former President George W. Bush who allowed his library's Web site address to expire.
Updated: 01/20/2009 - Former President George W. Bush and his wife have left Washington for their Texas home, after eight years in the White House.
Updated: 01/21/2009 - Click to read text of President Barack Obama's inaugural address on Tuesday, as prepared for delivery and released by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.