Politics & Government

Politics & Government
6:00 am
Sat March 3, 2012

First Lady Visits North Carolina

First Lady Michelle Obama greets military families at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
First Lady's Office

The Obamas are spending a lot of time in North Carolina as the Democratic National Convention draws near. 

Leoneda Inge:  First Lady Michelle Obama was in the state for several events yesterday, mixed with Democratic fundraisers. Yesterday, Mrs. Obama met with active military personnel and their families in Raleigh.  The First Lady ended the day in Charlotte meeting with school children to promote her “Let’s Move” fitness campaign.  She also helped celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CIAA, the oldest African American athletic conference in the country.

Politics & Government
3:00 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

Durham District Attorney Removed

A judge has permanently removed Durham's district attorney from her post.

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Politics & Government
4:00 am
Fri March 2, 2012

John Edwards Trial Now Set for April

After several delays the criminal trial against former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is expected to begin in April.

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Politics & Government
7:20 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

State Lawmakers Continue Immigration Meetings

State lawmakers are continuing a series of committee meetings on immigration. Representatives of the home building, construction and farming industries spoke to lawmakers today.

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Politics & Government
3:50 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Perdue Halts Ferry Toll Increases

Residents along the coast are getting a reprieve from ferry toll increases. Governor Bev Perdue has issued an executive order to delay the new tolls that were set to go into effect in April.

Dave DeWitt: The State Legislature last year told the Department of Transportation to generate $5 million in new revenue by increasing or charging new tolls on ferries. People who live in and around the ferries at Bayview, Cedar Island, Cherry Branch, Southport and Swan Quarter spoke out against the tolls.

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Politics & Government
12:10 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Price Wants Super PAC Donors Named in Ads

As the ad wars escalate in the GOP primary race, North Carolina congressman David Price is proposing a requirement that Super PAC donors be identified in the political ads they fund.

The Triangle Democrat says the Supreme Court made a terrible decision in the "Citizens United" case, which allows unlimited corporate and union money to flow into political ads. Price says a new Supreme Court or a constitutional amendment will be needed to overturn that decision.

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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

Biden Touts Community Colleges in the Triad

Joe Biden holds up a Vice President Seal made by students at Davidson County Community College. His wife Jill looks on.
Jeff Tiberii

Vice President Joe Biden stopped in the Triad today to stress the importance of community colleges.

Jeff Tiberii: Inside the gymnasium at Davidson County Community College Vice President Biden spoke to about 500 people in front of a Blue banner reading “An America Built To Last”. The Vice President spoke as part of a tour highlighting President Barack Obama's budget pitch to fund community colleges and local businesses working together. He said completing a two-year program has cumulative benefits.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Wed February 22, 2012

Hundreds at NCCU for Obama HBCU Summit

NCCU Senior Lavonza Holliman waits in line at the Obama HBCU Student Summit.
Leoneda Inge

Young adults came out in droves to support President Barack Obama in 2008. But early poll numbers show the youth vote is not as strong this time around. To help get young voters to the polls, the Obama re-election campaign hosted a national HBCU Student Summit last night at North Carolina Central University in Durham. The “Greater Together” initiative uses social media to try to get young voters to volunteer and register to vote.

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Politics & Government
5:35 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Dalton Launches Gubernatorial Campaign

Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton has officially announced his campaign for governor.

Jessica Jones: Dalton kicked off his campaign in a refurbished warehouse in downtown Durham. Mayor Bill Bell introduced Dalton before an enthusiastic crowd of supporters and some state lawmakers. The lieutenant governor says the city's drive to restore old buildings to make space for new businesses and industries symbolizes what the state needs to do to succeed.

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Politics & Government
5:45 am
Tue February 21, 2012

Obama Campaign Holds HBCU Summit

Staff members from President Barak Obama’s re-election campaign are in Durham today. They’re meeting with hundreds of students for a national summit at North Carolina Central University.

Leoneda Inge:  The “Greater Together” National HBCU Student Summit will kick-off like a pep rally. But it will soon get down to business.

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