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Senate To Clear Debt Limit Increase For Obama

Posted: 01/31/2013 - The Senate is poised today to allow the government to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars more to meet its obligations, putting off one Washington showdown even as others loom in coming weeks.

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Clinton Supporters Form Super PAC In Case She Runs

Updated: 01/30/2013 - Some grass-roots supporters of outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have formed a super PAC to help a potential Clinton presidential campaign in 2016 — even though Clinton says she hasn't decided her plans.

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McCrory Staff Salaries On Track To Be Lower Than Perdue's

Posted: 01/29/2013 - The governor's office provided this week a list of 38 people working there since McCrory was sworn in Jan. 5. A McCrory spokeswoman says the figures show he's on track to spend less than Democratic predecessor Beverly Perdue.

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House Speaker Talks About 2013 Session

Posted: 01/29/2013 - The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for.

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Israel A No-Show At UN Human Rights Review

Updated: 01/29/2013 - Israel became the first nation to skip a U.N. review of its human rights record without giving a reason, leaving diplomats scrambling to figure out how to respond Tuesday.

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Senate Approves Kerry As Secretary Of State

Updated: 01/29/2013 - The vote Tuesday was 94-3. One senator - Kerry - voted present and accepted congratulations from colleagues on the Senate floor. The roll call came just hours after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved the man who has led the panel for the past four years.

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New D.A. Appointed For Pitt County

Updated: 01/28/2013 - Governor Pat McCrory has appointed Kimberly Robb as District Attorney for Pitt County to take over for the retiring Clark Everett.

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NC Legislators Offered Tax Overhaul Options

Posted: 01/28/2013 - A Washington-based conservative-leaning think tank is providing options to North Carolina elected officials on how to overhaul the tax system so that it says the state's tax climate would improve significantly.

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Congress Passes $50.5B Superstorm Sandy Aid Bill

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Three months after Superstorm Sandy ravaged coastal areas in much of the Northeast, Congress on Monday sent a $50.5 billion emergency relief measure for storm victims to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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State Republicans Get Big Chance In 2013 Legislature

Posted: 01/26/2013 - Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's arrival and expanded party majorities in the two chambers open the door for the GOP to refashion state government more than any other time in memory.

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Democrats Push Assault Weapons Ban

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., even as they acknowledged an uphill battle getting the measures through a divided Congress.

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Penalty Could Keep Smokers Out Of Health Overhaul

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.

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Kerry Testifies Before Panel

Posted: 01/24/2013 - President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state says it's imperative for the United States get its fiscal house in order to lead worldwide.

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