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State Democratic Party Chairman Won't Seek 2nd Term

Posted: 12/12/2012 - David Parker said Wednesday in an interview his plan had been to serve just one two-year term but made it official in an email to party activists. The next chairman will be picked Feb. 2 in Durham.

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White House, Boehner Exchange New Proposals On 'Fiscal Cliff'

Posted: 12/12/2012 - The White House and House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner have exchanged new proposals in "fiscal cliff" talks, congressional aides said on Tuesday, in a possible sign of progress ahead of the end-of-year deadline.

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Feds Seek End Of Religious Birth Control Lawsuit

Posted: 12/11/2012 - The federal government has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and other religious institutions seeking to overturn a provision in the federal health care law that requires group health plans to provide free birth control.

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Democrats Want Jobless Benefits In `Cliff' Deal

Posted: 12/09/2012 - Millions of unemployed Americans have another reason to worry about "fiscal cliff" budget talks that seek to avoid looming tax increases and dire spending cuts come January.

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Obama Warns Against Another Debt Ceiling Fight

Posted: 12/06/2012 - President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation's debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it's "not a game that I will play."

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Citigroup To Cut 11,000 Jobs

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Citigroup said Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, a bold early move by new CEO Michael Corbat.

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Military Begins Planning For Massive Budget Cuts

Updated: 12/05/2012 - The Defense Department says it has begun planning for the roughly $500 billion in personnel and program cuts that will be needed if Congress and the White House fail to reach a deal that would avoid the fiscal cliff.

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Governor-Elect McCrory, Council Of State Meet For First Time

Posted: 12/04/2012 - McCrory's transition office confirmed the 10 members of the incoming Council of State met for the first time Tuesday. Eight of the current members were re-elected. Only McCrory and fellow Republican Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Forest are newcomers.

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Indiana Man Getting Romney Face Tattoo Removed

Posted: 11/30/2012 - A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.

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7th District Congressional Challenger Concedes

Updated: 11/29/2012 - A machine recount did not change Democrat Mike McIntyre's narrow lead to hold onto his Congressional seat in the 7th District and Wednesday night his opponent conceded.

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Move To Name Historic NC Building For Jesse Helms

Posted: 11/28/2012 - North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers has filed a resolution to name an historic federal building in downtown Raleigh after the late conservative icon Jesse Helms.

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Obama, Romney To Meet At White House Thursday

Posted: 11/28/2012 - President Barack Obama will host his former political rival Mitt Romney for a private lunch at the White House Thursday, their first meeting since the election.

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House To Consider Limited GOP Immigration Bill

Posted: 11/24/2012 - House Republicans still smarting from their poor showing among Hispanics in the presidential election are planning a vote next week on immigration legislation that would both expand visas for foreign science and technology students and make it easier for those with green cards to bring their immediate families to the U.S.

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