Politics & Government

Politics & Government
8:55 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Chapel Hill To Appeal On Towing, Cell Phone Rules

The town of Chapel Hill will appeal a judge's rulings that struck down new towing and cell phone ordinances.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan Visits Raleigh

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a campaign rally in Raleigh today. The Wisconsin congressman's appearance marks his second visit to North Carolina since being named Mitt Romney's running mate. He met supporters at a sheet metal design company that he toured shortly before taking the stage. Ryan continued delivering the message of what the G-O-P says is the president's failed plans to create jobs. He used North Carolina as the example.

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Politics & Government
7:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Voter Challenges Dismissed

The Wake County Board of Elections has dismissed a citizen's group's challenge of registered voters it says are non-citizens.

Gurnal Scott: Wake County elections officials took about an hour to turn aside the 18 challenges put up by the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina. Chairwoman Cherie Poucher says the reason for the dismissals was simple.

Cherie Poucher: The burden of proof was on the challenger. He did not bring anything forward to prove otherwise.

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Politics & Government
6:30 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Big Test At DNC For "Extraordinary Event" Ordinance

Thousands of political activists, journalists and delegates soon will convene on Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention.  Charlotte’s “Extraordinary Event” ordinance remains a hot topic.

Leoneda Inge:  The North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union and the City of Charlotte have never been able to agree on all of the rules listed in the relatively new “Extraordinary Event” Ordinance.  Chris Brook, legal director of the state ACLU, is least fond of the rule prohibiting back-packs.

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Politics & Government
12:00 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Edmisten Giving Papers To UNC

Rufus Edmisten

Rufus Edmisten is donating his papers to UNC-Chapel Hill. Edmisten worked for Senator Sam Ervin on the Senate Watergate Committee.

Dave DeWitt: The shining star of the collection Edmisten is donating is the subpoena he served to then-President Richard Nixon. In July 1973, Edmisten delivered the subpoena, after it became known that Nixon recorded conversations in the White House.

In an interview with the State of Things in 2006, Edmisten remembers Nixon's actions that eventually led to his resignation.

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden Visits Durham

Vice President Joe Biden was in North Carolina yesterday, just one day after Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential pick Paul Ryan visited the state. The vice president did his best to lay out the differences between the Democratic and Republican tickets.

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Politics & Government
5:12 pm
Mon August 13, 2012

Vice President Biden Brings Campaign To Durham

Vice President Joe Biden was in Durham today on the campaign trail. His visit comes just one day after Republican Mitt Romney and his vice presidential pick visited North Carolina. Biden told a cheering crowd that he and President Obama want to do everything they can to support the middle class. But he says Ryan's budget plan, adopted by the U-S House, supports wealthy people by giving them tax breaks and cuts programs for the poor.

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Politics & Government
4:45 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Romney, Biden In NC

The race for President is ratcheting up in North Carolina, as both campaigns are making the state a central focus.

Dave DeWitt: In 2008, the presidential race in North Carolina came down to 4-tenths of a percentage point. The race in 2012 looks like it could be just as close, and both candidates are likely to spend a lot of time here in the next few months.

Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

North Carolina NAACP To Unveil Poverty Report This Weekend

Several state groups will hold a summit this weekend to report on poverty in North Carolina.

Documentary: It's very cold. You have people living who don't have food to eat, who don't have jobs to go to.

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Politics & Government
6:01 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Legislators Looking At Puppy Mills

Recent puppy mill raids in Brunswick and Jones Counties have prompted more discussion at the General Assembly about the need for legislation to regulate commercial breeders. About half of all states have such measures in place. Mondy Lamb from the the SPCA of Wake County says large breeding operations are escaping through a loophole in the Animal Welfare Act. She says North Carolina regulates every other entity that houses large numbers of dogs.

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