Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich wants a commission to study the management of in vitro fertilization clinics, where infertile couples seek treatment to allow pregnancy and large numbers of leftover embryos are discarded or stored.
The audience cheered when North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue gave a rousing speech this weekend a state Democratic Party dinner in Greensboro, but Democrats also are expressing relief and uncertainty on her sudden departure from the campaign trail.
At his first public appearance since aggressively defending himself as "pro-immigration" at last night's final Florida debate, Mitt Romney took to the podium again today to argue that he and the Republican party are firmly in favor of legal immigration.
President Barack Obama fired a warning at the nation's colleges and universities on Friday, threatening to strip their federal aid if they "jack up tuition" every year and to give the money instead to schools showing restraint and value.
Democratic state Rep. Bill Faison announced his bid for North Carolina governor on Saturday, saying he's the best candidate to restore education and health care jobs through his work in the Legislature and when he reaches the Executive Mansion next January.
Days before the primary election in Florida, Romney vehemently denied Gingrich's accusation he is more anti-immigrant than any other candidate. And, as charges flew, Gingrich in return rebutted any suggestion that he wasn't the man to rein in federal spending.
John Tedesco said Thursday he wants to improve the quality of education throughout the state, and blamed current Superintendent June Atkinson and Gov. Beverly Perdue for teacher layoffs and other problems.