In an election campaign season in which issues such as birth control and gay marriage have made headlines, a growing number of Americans think political leaders are talking too much religion, according to a new national survey.
Against the desert backdrop of the nation’s largest solar energy installation, President Obama on Wednesday assailed Republican critics of his clean energy policies as “the flat earth society” even as he sought to demonstrate his own support for domestic oil and gas production.
Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Raleigh diocese and Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte said in a prepared statement it was regrettable the president characterized the proposed amendment as a question of discrimination late last week.
In Tuesday’s Illinois primary, Mitt Romney hit a new high in exit polling of voters in this year’s competitive primaries and caucuses: winning 71 percent of voters who see defeating President Barack Obama as the thing they most want from their party’s candidate.
The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is preparing to introduce a new electronic system for renewing and issuing licenses with new features that include a laser-engraved 3-D photo of the driver.
The California Democratic Party plans to mobilize to help defeat a proposed constitutional amendment in North Carolina that would make clear traditional marriage is the only domestic legal union recognized by the state.
Comments from Third District Republican Congressman Walter Jones are overshadowing testimony from Marine General John Allen -- the top commander in Afghanistan --before the House Armed Services Committee.
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge in North Carolina to bar those in the upcoming trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards from mentioning his poor health because of concern it could create sympathy among jurors.
North Carolina Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton was first out of the box to run for the Democratic nomination for governor after incumbent Beverly Perdue decided not to seek re-election. Now he's traveling the state trying to remind people why he should be their choice to win the nomination.
Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are campaigning in next-up primary states of Illinois and Louisiana, while Puerto Ricans get their say in picking the GOP's presidential nominee.