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Biden returns to North Carolina, talks economy

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Vice President Joe Biden is touting President Barack Obama's economic message in the swing state of North Carolina. Biden spoke to about 600 people in the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem Wednesday morning. Full story...
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USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama's endorsement of gay marriage

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More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama's stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President voices support of gay marriage

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President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an "evolution" that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. Full story...
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Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

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An American hostage abducted in Pakistan by al-Qaida last August says he'll be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to his captors' demands. Full story...
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POLL: Romney trails Obama in favorability in NC

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While most North Carolinians have opinions about President Barack Obama, more than a quarter of state residents don’t know how they feel about his presumptive GOP rival in the fall elections, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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Local students react to President Obama's college loan speech

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video With so many college students on federal loans, the reaction to interest rates possibly doubling has many Wilmington students upset and hoping the President continues to push Congress on extending the current rate. Full story...
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Interest high at UNC campus for Obama loan talk

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The line for tickets and the interest in hearing President Barack Obama speak about student debt is high at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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White House announces Obama visit to NC

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The White House says President Barack Obama is planning another visit to North Carolina. A White House official said Wednesday that the trip is scheduled for April 24 to the Research Triangle area. Full story...
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U.S. Marine faces boot for anti-Obama Facebook posts

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A Marine sergeant who started a Facebook group that is openly critical of President Obama and posted comments saying he will not follow the unlawful orders of the commander in chief is facing possible dismissal from the Corps. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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Pres. Obama re-election supporters open office in Wilmington

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Political season is in full swing. As President Barack Obama gets into to full re-election campaign mode, some local supporters opened their campaign doors in Wilmington. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Civitas Poll - Romney leads Obama in NC

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A new Civitas Institute poll shows Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading Democratic incumbent Barack Obama by nine percent among North Carolina voters. Full story...
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Obama leads by wide margins among latinos, but Florida in play for GOP

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Only nine months from Election Day, Latino voters — the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc — favor President Obama over all the Republican candidates by a wide margin, according to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, a welcome boost for a White House facing a difficult reelection fight. Full story...
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Obama to speak at BofA stadium during DNC

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President Barack Obama will speak at Bank of America stadium during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September, planning members of the convention said Tuesday. Full story...
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Obama campaign registers voters at MLK Day Parade

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While Republican presidential candidates get ready to debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, President Obama's campaign used this MLK Day to register voters. Full story...
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