Politics & Government

Politics & Government
6:35 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Fracking

The Democratic frontrunners for Governor are working to distinguish themselves from one another before early voting begins later this week. Gurnal Scott looks at one issue where these men stood apart in last night's debate.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Opponent of Marriage Amendment Says It's Discrimination

Marna Foss

Yesterday we heard from a volunteer who belongs to the main advocacy group working to pass a constitutional amendment barring gay marriage and civil unions on the May 8th ballot. Yesterday’s profile focused on one man’s belief that the state constitution should follow the Bible when it comes to same-sex marriage. Today’s profile features a middle-aged mother of two who says she opposes the measure because she understands how discrimination feels.

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Politics & Government
5:05 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Democratic Gubernatorial Debates This Week

The three main Democratic candidates for governor will debate each other on television for the next three nights.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Supporter of Amendment One Speaks Out

Kevin Daniels
Jessica Jones

A few weeks from now, North Carolinians will go to the polls to decide whether to add an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman, and banning civil unions. State law already defines marriage as only between a man and a woman, but proponents of the measure called Amendment One, saying it would be an additional safeguard to protect traditional unions. In the first of a two-part series profiling volunteers for and against the amendment, Jessica Jones introduces us to one who's for it.

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Politics & Government
5:55 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Purpose of Amendment One Up for Debate

A proposed amendment to the North Carolina constitution banning gay marriage and civil unions is just two sentences. But opponents of the measure say if voters approve it on May 8th, protections and benefits for unmarried couples and their children could be jeopardized. As part of our series examining the arguments over Amendment One, Isaac-Davy Aronson looks at whether a few words could change so much.

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Politics & Government
5:10 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Jury Selection Underway in Edwards Trial

Walking behind his father and alongside his daughter Cate, John Edwards leaves a Federal Courthouse in Greensboro on Thursday
Jeff Tiberii

Jury selection has begun in the criminal trial of former North Carolina senator John Edwards.

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Politics & Government
5:00 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Voter Registration Deadline for May 8 Primary Nears

Tomorrow is the deadline for voter registration for the May eighth primary election here in North Carolina. It's also the last day for voters to change their party affiliation.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Thu April 12, 2012

Jury Selection Begins in Edwards Trial

Jury Selection begins today in the trial of former North Carolina Senator John Edwards.

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Politics & Government
6:25 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Americans Elect Files For NC Ballot

A national non-profit group called Americans Elect is working across the country to gain ballot access for the 2012 presidential election. Today the group filed a petition of more than 120-thousand signatures with North Carolina's State Election Board. If certified, Americans Elect will get a line on the November ballot. Dagny Leonard is a spokeswoman for the group.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Four Seek GOP Nomination For Lt. Governor

Four Republicans hope to do with the office of Lieutenant Governor what their party did for both houses of the General Assembly two years ago: take it away from the Democrats. Gurnal Scott reports as part of our series on the primary election campaigns.

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