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Most Americans Think Country Will Face Major Economic Crisis

Posted: 01/18/2013 - Most Americans think jarring economic problems will erupt if lawmakers fail to increase the government's borrowing limit. Yet they're torn over how or even whether to raise it, leaning toward Republican demands that any boost be accompanied by spending cuts.

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US Jobless Aid Applications Fall To 5-Year Low

Posted: 01/17/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign the job market is healing. But much of the decline reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

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House Democrats Want To Repeal Debt Ceiling

Posted: 01/16/2013 - House Democrats are pushing legislation to repeal the federal debt ceiling, saying the borrowing limit has no practical purpose and has come to be used for political maneuvering that can have devastating economic repercussions.

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New York Governor Signs New Gun Control Law

Updated: 01/15/2013 - umping out ahead of Washington, New York state enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school massacre, including an expanded assault-weapon ban.

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White House Says North Carolina Can't Secede

Updated: 01/15/2013 - The White House says even though 31,835 people signed an online petition asking to peacefully withdraw from the United States, the Civil War had already decided that for us.

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LaRoque Trial Now Rescheduled For May

Posted: 01/15/2013 - U.S. District Judge Malcolm Howard signed an order pushing back the trial for Republican Stephen LaRoque of Kinston from February until mid-May. Attorneys for LaRoque and the government sought the delay.

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Boehner: GOP Will Pass 'Responsible' Debt Bill

Updated: 01/14/2013 - Speaker John Boehner says the GOP-controlled House will "do its job" and pass legislation to lift the nation's borrowing cap and keep the government running, but will insist that Democrats accept new spending controls.

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Hindus Now Have A Fellow Believer In Congress

Posted: 01/13/2013 - When Dr. Uma Mysorekar looks at the members of the new Congress, the Indian immigrant and practicing Hindu can see that, for the first time, there's someone who shares her ethnicity and someone who shares her faith.

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Voter ID Bill A Top Priority For McCrory, GOP

Posted: 01/13/2013 - Republican Pat McCrory and legislative leaders pledged that if they were elected, they would undo vetoes issued by former Gov. Beverly Perdue that GOP lawmakers were unable to override.

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RFK Children Speak About Assassination In Dallas

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Two children of the late Robert F. Kennedy spoke in Dallas as a year of observances begins for the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

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NC Elections Want More Info From Hartsell

Posted: 01/12/2013 - The North Carolina State Board of Elections wants more details from a longtime state senator about credit card payments made using campaign funds.

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Obama, Karzai Agree: It's Time To Wind Down War

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Uneasy allies, President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai demonstrated Friday they could agree on one big idea: After 11 years of war, the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting.

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Biden, NRA Clash Over New Gun Control Proposals

Updated: 01/11/2013 - Despite fresh opposition from the National Rifle Association, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines and universal background checks for gun buyers.

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