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Former SNL Star Victoria Jackson Running For Office In Tennessee

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson is running for office in Tennessee.

02/11/2014

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

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US Senate Candidate Brannon Defendant In Tech Suit

A lawsuit set for trial next week alleges Republican U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon and a technology corporation executive misled investors about an opportunity in the mobile phone field.

02/03/2014

Pat McCrory, governor of North Carolina.  (credit: Davis Turner/Getty Images)

McCrory: ‘Carolina Comeback’ Economic Recovery

Gov. Pat McCrory touted what he termed as the “Great Carolina Comeback” on Monday as evidence the state’s Republican-authored economic and tax reforms are working.

01/06/2014

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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.

11/01/2013

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers, a change that critics say will force most to close. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

NC Gov. McCrory Signs Abortion Clinics Bill, Critics Predict Closings

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a measure directing state officials to regulate abortion clinics based on the same standards as those for outpatient surgical centers, a change that critics say will force most to close.

07/29/2013

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150 People Arrested In NAACP Protest Against NC Republicans

More than 100 people have been arrested in the largest demonstrations yet in the state chapter of the NAACP’s campaign against the Republican-led General Assembly.

06/03/2013

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27 Arrested At NAACP Protest At NC Legislature

Dozens of nonviolent demonstrators are facing charges in the second week of protests against Republican policies at North Carolina’s General Assembly.

05/06/2013

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

In his state address, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory stressed more responsibility borrowing federal funds. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NC Gov. McCrory: Without Better Ideas, Borrowing From Federal Government Will End

Gov. Pat McCrory said in a speech Monday night that his new administration would focus on public education, improving the state’s economy and making government more efficient. He also said he won’t be afraid to fluster people from both parties.

02/18/2013

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