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House Bill On Voting To Include Other Forms Of ID

Updated: 03/17/2013 - A spokesman for Speaker Thom Tillis is confirming that a House bill on voter identification likely will include IDs such as expired drivers' licenses for older people and those that colleges issue for students.

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RNC To Spend $10 Million To Reach Minorities

Posted: 03/17/2013 - The head of the Republican National Committee says the party will spend $10 million this year to send hundreds of paid staffers into communities to talk with Hispanic, black and Asian voters.

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Charm Offensive Produces No Breakthroughs

Posted: 03/16/2013 - Over dinner at a swank hotel a few blocks from the White House, Republican senators wanted to know if President Barack Obama would support a gradual increase in the age of eligibility for Medicare, set at 65 since the program's inception more than four decades ago.

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Cooper Seeks Limits On For-Profit College Spending

Posted: 03/16/2013 - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is joining his colleagues in 13 other states in asking Congress to limit what for-profit schools can spend on recruitment, advertising and marketing.

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Groups Praise State Legislation On Drone Use

Posted: 03/15/2013 - A civil rights group is praising legislation to limit the use of unmanned aircraft by North Carolina people and police and criminalize conduct involving drones that crosses that line.

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TSA Stands By Plan To Allow Small Knives On Planes

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The head of the Transportation Security Administration told lawmakers Thursday he stands by his plan to allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a growing backlash against the proposal.

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Senate Panel Approves Assault Weapons Ban

Posted: 03/14/2013 - The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved an assault weapons ban in a party-line vote that underscores how hard it will be for the measure to survive in the full Senate.

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Burr Bill Extends Coverage For Lejeune Toxic Water

Posted: 03/13/2013 - Republican Sen. Richard Burr has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune.

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Public Speaks Out On Photo ID To Vote In NC

Posted: 03/12/2013 - North Carolina citizens are trying to persuade House members to their way of thinking on requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting.

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US Officials: North Korea Poses Serious Threat

Posted: 03/12/2013 - The director of National Intelligence says an unpredictable North Korea, with its nuclear weapons and missile programs, stands as a serious threat to the United States and East Asia nations.

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Local Officials Doubt MetLife Over $2M Break

Posted: 03/12/2013 - Some NC officials suspect they were duped before approving about $2 million to coax MetLife Inc. to bring 2,600 jobs from the Northeast and California.

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Jones Wants Answers On Release of 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

Updated: 03/11/2013 - Nearly 2,000 illegal immigrants have been released from Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers in what the Department of Homeland Security says is a result of sequestration, and now Congressman Walter Jones and others want some answers.

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Blunt NC Political Memo Gives GOP An Opening

Posted: 03/10/2013 - A document written for liberal-leaning groups brainstorming how to fight back against Gov. Pat McCrory and fellow Republican legislative leaders has shaken up North Carolina's political landscape.

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Partial Victory For Democratic Gun Bills In Colorado

Posted: 03/09/2013 - Lawmakers advanced Colorado's strictest gun proposals in recent memory, during marathon debate in a state caught between a history of horrific shootings and a Western heritage where gun ownership is a daily part of life for many.

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NC Justices Strike Down Lumberton's Sweepstakes Tax

Posted: 03/08/2013 - The court ruled Friday that Lumberton's 2010 decision to raise existing privilege taxes at sweepstakes locations violated the state constitution's provision that taxation be exercised in a "just and equitable manner."

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MetLife Hired McCrory's Former Firm For NC Deal

Posted: 03/08/2013 - McCrory dodged questions Friday about one of the largest jobs announcements in North Carolina in years. MetLife hired the governor's former employer to help arrange one of the largest incentives packages in state history aimed at one company.

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McCrory Asks For Cost Cutting By State Agencies

Posted: 03/08/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says state government needs to tighten its belt to keep its budget balanced while paying for higher costs in North Carolina's Medicaid program through the end of June.

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Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty To Plot

Posted: 03/08/2013 - A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden has pleaded not guilty to plotting against Americans in his role as the terror network's spokesman.

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