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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.


Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., held off 6 challengers to win the GOP primary outright. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Lindsey Graham Defeats 6 GOP Challengers

South Carolina Senator avoids facing a runoff.


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SC GOP Threatens To Sue Haley’s Former Primary Foe

The South Carolina Republican Party wants former GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin to stop calling himself an independent Republican.


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Santorum: Security A Key Issue Leading Up To 2016

Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said Monday that foreign affairs, including the situation in the Ukraine, will be a key issue for the nation in the run up to the 2016 presidential election.


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Hagan Raises Money With VP As GOP Criticism Rises

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan wrapped up a difficult week in which she took heat for both defending and criticizing the health care overhaul by returning to North Carolina to get fundraising help Friday from Vice President Joe Biden.


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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.


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Aldona Wos, center, addresses committee members.  (credit: Corey Lowenstein/Getty Images)

Wos Grilled By NC Legislators Over Aides’ Pay

Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos got a bipartisan grilling Tuesday from lawmakers worried about personnel decisions and other issues at her embattled state agency.


Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP, Tea Party Show Growing Divide

Tea party activists, once unquestioned as a benefit to the Republican Party for supplying it with votes and energy, are now criticizing GOP leaders at seemingly every turn.


File photo of  U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaking during a news conference.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

US Sen. Rand Paul Making Another Trip To SC

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is returning to South Carolina on Monday, making his second trip in as many months to the state that hosts the first presidential primary voting in the South.


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NAACP Prepares 9th Protest Over Unemployment Cuts

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is calling for a mass rally to mark the ninth week of protests at the state legislature and cuts to unemployment benefits. The NAACP […]

CBS Charlotte–07/01/2013



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