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North Carolina Senate Begins Week Of State Gov’t Budget Debate

Senate Republicans are ready to talk about their North Carolina state government spending proposal for the next two years.


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N.C. Senate Plan Expands Sales Tax Base Far And Wide

Senate Republicans have rolled out a tax plan in Raleigh that would subject almost all services to sales tax.


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N.C. Senate Passes Bill Closing Gun Law Loophole

State senators have passed a bill closing a loophole in a North Carolina gun laws that allowed a man to avoid felony charges when he opened fire in a Kernersville Walmart last fall.


A Durham billboard advises people not to use guns during the holiday season. (credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

North Carolina Bills Allow Concealed Guns At Private Schools

Some lawmakers want to give North Carolina private and parochial schools the right for certain employees or school volunteers to carry concealed weapons on school grounds to provide safety.


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Topless Ban On Women In NC Pulled On Eve Of Vote

A bill that could send women to prison for publicly going topless has been sent back to a committee in the North Carolina legislature.


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Senate Talks Resume On Eve Of “Fiscal Cliff”

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS Charlotte) — Senate leaders met in Washington yesterday, in an effort to come to an agreement over the fiscal cliff. The fiscal cliff stems from the expiration of the Bush administration’s 2001 and […]

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GOP Official: Haley To Tap Scott For Senate

A Washington GOP official says South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has chosen Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate.


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Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.


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Opinion: Ballots Full Of Women

While Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.


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Opinion: Romney’s Desperation Showing In Final Days Of Campaign

As the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.