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Veterans See VA Scandal As Key In Congress Races

Late summer means back to school, so the leather waiting room chairs at the community college veterans center are full of former service members seeking help with course mix-ups, education benefits and any other obstacle to a degree or new job qualification.

09/01/2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NC Senator Braces For Obama’s Visit To Her State

Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she’s trying to woo: Veterans.

08/25/2014

Two outside PACs are buying ads hoping to influence the North Carolina Senate race between incumbent Democrat Kay Hagen and Republican challenger Thom Tilllis. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Outside Groups Making Big Ad Buys For North Carolina Senate Race

Groups backing Democrat Kay Hagen and GOP nominee Thom Tillis buying TV ads in the state.

06/30/2014

The "American Idol" star will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Renee Ellmers. (Getty Images)

Clay Aiken To Run For Congress In North Carolina

“American Idol” star will announce he’s seeking the seat currently held by Renee Ellmers

02/05/2014

File photo of the U. S. Capitol building.  (credit: Marvin E. Newman/Getty Images)

GOP Candidate For Congress Switches Parties To Dem

An Iraq War veteran campaigning for Congress in eastern North Carolina against U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, saying the tea party has made the GOP too extreme.

11/01/2013

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan (R) speaks as Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (2nd L) and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper (L).  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

AG’s Travels Show Willingness For NC Governor Bid

Attorney General Roy Cooper has been spending more time on the Democratic banquet circuit, letting the party faithful know he’s ready to fight the new Republican agenda in Raleigh. And, by the way, he’s ready for bigger things.

10/20/2013

A new survey that measures American views of conspiracy theories finds a wide gap between Republican and Democratic voters’ beliefs on a wide range of oftentimes bizarre ideas. (Photo credit  SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Wide Divide Between Republican And Democrat Voters On Conspiracy Theories

A new survey that measures American views of conspiracy theories finds a wide gap between Republican and Democratic voters’ beliefs on a wide range of oftentimes bizarre ideas.

04/03/2013

Activists protest for Romney tax returns (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: ‘Retroactively Retired’, A Laugher Even By Washington Standards

The demand for W. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns has become bipartisan. Conservative elected officials and pundits know that Romney is taking on so much water over his secrecy and questions of his honesty and that he has no other choice.

07/16/2012

George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.

07/13/2012

Former Sen. John Edwards and his daughter, Kate Edwards Upham, enter the U.S. Federal Courthouse on April 12, 2012 in Greensboro, N.C. (credit: Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

Jury Selection Begins In John Edwards Criminal Trial

After years of investigation, denials and delays, jury selection was set to begin Thursday for the criminal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards.

04/12/2012

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