Posted: 12/30/2013 - Former congressman and state schools superintendent Bob Etheridge is the new executive director of the North Carolina office of the federal agency that oversees some agricultural programs and keeps farmers abreast of other initiatives.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - The Obama administration says that following a December surge more than 1.1 million people have now enrolled for health insurance through the federal government's improved website.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory and his Republican allies at the legislature have hammered home a simple message about the tax reform package they passed into law earlier this year.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - A last-minute surge took the number of online sign-ups for President Barack Obama’s signature health coverage to 1.1 million, federal officials said early Sunday.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - The world will face countless challenges in 2014, but a few nations in flux stand out in the crowd.
Posted: 12/29/2013 - A senior Obama administration official said the White House does not dispute a New York Times article published Saturday about the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which found no evidence al Qaeda was involved.
Posted: 12/28/2013 - Holiday cheer may be a little harder to come by in more than a million American households starting today.
Posted: 12/28/2013 - With congressional gridlock standing in the way of his legislative agenda, President Barack Obama is getting some fresh help in adding to his legacy in a different way – through government regulation.
Updated: 12/27/2013 - A checking account used last year to make $235,000 in donations to the campaigns of dozens of North Carolina politicians contained the laundered proceeds of a criminal gambling enterprise, according to Oklahoma's top law enforcement official.
Posted: 12/27/2013 - A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records is legal.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - "For all of us as Americans, regardless of our faith, those are values that can drive us to be better parents and friends, better neighbors and better citizens," said President Barack Obama.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - Activists from a dozen states attended a meeting in Raleigh earlier this month to learn how to hold similar demonstrations in their areas. Georgia and Alabama plan protests of their own.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - President Barack Obama was signed up for largely symbolic health insurance coverage over the weekend, the White House said Monday.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - President Barack Obama is starting his annual winter vacation in Hawaii on a quiet note - and hoping it stays that way.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - President Barack Obama sought to close the books on a rocky 2013 for his administration and set the stage for a "year of action" in 2014.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - The health insurance exchanges were supposed to be the crowning glory of Obamacare -- an easy way to help the 45 million people who don't have health insurance get some
Posted: 12/21/2013 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from the hospital after being diagnosed as exhausted and was cleared to return to work, a statement from his office said on Friday.
Updated: 12/18/2013 - Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
Updated: 12/19/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says difficult decisions had to be made in North Carolina government in 2013 while tackling complex problems he believes will lead to a better and more prosperous state.
Posted: 12/18/2013 - A presidential advisory panel is recommending stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store Americans' telephone records and requiring a court to sign off on individual searches of phone and Internet data.
Posted: 12/16/2013 - The North Carolina Republican Party chairman says GOP state Sen. Bob Rucho should apologize for a Twitter comment in which he compared the Affordable Care Act with Nazis and terrorists.