Posted: 02/19/2014 - Republican congressman Paul Ryan says he's keeping his options open about a prospective run for president but won't be looking at the 2016 contest in earnest until after Congress breaks for the year.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A jury has decided U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false and misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000.
Posted: 02/18/2014 - A U.N. panel has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation.
Posted: 02/17/2014 - North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about filing a lawsuit against Duke Energy that resulted in a proposed settlement fining the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for pollution leaching from two huge coal ash dumps.
Posted: 02/17/2014 - House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor, will be in North Carolina Monday.
Posted: 02/16/2014 - Democrats wore the mantle of public education for more than a century in North Carolina as leaders like Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt led the way on raising teacher salaries and expanding student opportunity.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - NC Governor Pat McCrory says, “Weather conditions will only get worse overnight across our state and I want to re-emphasize that people should stay off the roads.”
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The House of Representatives has passed an extension of the nation's debt limit. 28 Republicans joined all but two Democrats to increase the government's borrowing authority until March of 2015.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Some campaigns began months ago, but the start of the candidate filing season means the election season officially opens in North Carolina.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - The man running day-to-day operations at the North Carolina Democratic Party is out of his job after less than nine months at the position.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama's health care reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud.
Posted: 02/07/2014 - Gov. McCrory's office announced Friday that communications director Kim Genardo is going to the state Department of Commerce as director of strategic and economic development communications. Her new job begins on Feb. 17.
Posted: 02/07/2014 - Vice President Joe Biden says he sees "no obvious reason" not to run for president in 2016.