Politics & Government

Politics & Government
8:40 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Holding Tops Coble In NC District 13

A former aide to the late Senator Jesse Helms won the GOP nomination in the 13th Congressional District. 

Politics & Government
8:30 am
Wed May 9, 2012

Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage Passes

North Carolina is now the thirty-first state to add an amendment banning same-sex marriage to its constitution.

Jessica Jones: Backers of North Carolina's amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions celebrated last night at the North Raleigh Hilton. Kim Creech made a seven-layer white wedding cake that she helped distribute to other supporters.

Kim Creech: was praying that it would happen. And I was glad that it wasn't any more drawn out than it was.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed May 9, 2012

The Amendment Passes: One Family Reacts

The amendment to ban gay marriage and civil union is now part of the North Carolina constitution. Voters passed the amendment by 20 percentage points. It was a decisive victory for those who believe marriage should legally be between only one man and one woman. The Amendment’s direct legal effects are unknown, but could be wide-ranging and take years to realize. But its impact on same-sex families in the state will be more direct and immediate. Dave DeWitt spent the evening with such a family and has their story.

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Politics & Government
6:55 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Former Edwards Supporter Testifies

A former John Edwards supporter will be under cross examination this morning in a federal courtroom.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Tue May 8, 2012

Hotline Helps Voters With Primary Day Questions

If you have a questions about today's primary ballot, there is a number to call for assistance.

Politics & Government
2:10 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Legal Scholars On The Amendment

Advocates are furiously trying to sway undecided voters in the last day before a decision is made on a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage and civil union.

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Politics & Government
12:55 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Avoiding Confusion At The Poll

Voters will go to the polls tomorrow with a lot of decisions to make. Local and statewide nominees will be determined, as will a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriages and civil unions. Local elections boards have seen a unique set of circumstances in preparing for election day.

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Politics & Government
8:40 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Monday Marks Day 11 In Edwards Trial

Week three of the John Edwards Trial begins with a lawyer in the witness box.

Politics & Government
8:00 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Early Voting Period Ends Saturday

North Carolina's early voting period comes to an end today.

Gurnal Scott: Several key races and a controversial amendment question on marriage has kept voters coming out up to this last day to vote before Tuesday's primary. State board of Elections executive director Gary Bartlett says the last two weeks have had ebbs and flows.

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Politics & Government
9:15 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Jones Faces GOP Challenger

Frank Palombo is challenging Congressman Walter Jones in the 3rd District GOP Primary.
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Congressman Walter Jones has handily won North Carolina’s Third District since 1995.  Now it’s re-election time again and this may be his biggest fight yet.

Leoneda Inge:  For a while, Congressman Walter Jones had a nick-name on Capitol Hill.

Adam Kokesh:  Welcome back to Adam versus the Man. Joining us tonight is Congressman Walter “Freedom Fries,” formerly known as Walter “Freedom Fries” Jones.

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