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Secession petitions get response from Obama Administration

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videoIn November we told you about petitions on the White House's website that suggested citizens across the country aren't happy with the way things are going in Washington. The petition garnered the 25,000 signatures needed to warrant a response and the Obama Administration has done just that. Full story...
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Fort Bragg troops to march in inaugural parade

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Eighty-eight soldiers from Fort Bragg will be marching later this month in President Obama's second inaugural parade. Full story...
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House approves fiscal cliff bill

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video After months of drama and some tense last minute negotiating, Congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. Full story...
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McIntyre confident of fiscal cliff deal after Christmas

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video Hours after House Speaker John Boehner's so-called "Plan B" to solve the fiscal cliff fell apart last night, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) says he's confident a deal will be reached soon. McIntyre spoke to WWAY by phone this morning shortly after arriving home in North Carolina after the House recessed for Christmas. Full story...
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Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

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video President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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President Obama is Time's 'Person of the Year'

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video President Barack Obama has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2012. The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls' education. Full story...
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NC gives its 15 electoral votes to GOP's Romney

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video North Carolina is making its choices for president and vice president official. Fifteen Republicans meeting Monday in the old Capitol building in Raleigh picked as the state's presidential electors cast the state's 15 electoral votes for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Full story...
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UNCW professor, colleagues have solution for fiscal cliff

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videoWith the country heading closer to the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff, many Americans are hoping Congress will reach a compromise soon. One UNCW professor says she has come up with a plan that would satisfy both sides. Full story...
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$2 billion price tag for presidential election

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Campaign finance filings with the government now show that the cost of the 2012 U.S. presidential race has surpassed $2 billion, a new record. Full story...
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White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday

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The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. Full story...
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