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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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Obama may move convention speech to Bank of America Stadium

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising. Full story...
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Dems deposit $4M in NC banks ahead of convention

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Democrats are trying to show that this year's national convention nominating President Barack Obama for a re-election run will translate into money for North Carolina. Full story...
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President, first lady to visit Fort Bragg next week

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The White House said President Obama will give a speech Wednesday about his decision to finish the war in Iraq at the end of the month and what it means for the nation's future. Full story...
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Obama Administration to delay new "Christmas Tree Tax"

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday. Full story...
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Obama, Romney dead even in NC poll

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North Carolina continues to remain competitive in the presidential contest, according to the latest poll. Full story...
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Charlotte hosts NC governor's conference for women

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Another associate of President Obama is coming to North Carolina, this time at a networking and education event for women. Full story...
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Students happy about plan to lower student loan payments

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video As the economy sags many college grads find themselves burdened by student loan debt while struggling to find a job. Today President Obama announced a plan that could provide some relief through lower student payments. Full story...
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Military, families celebrate end of US troops in Iraq

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video The announcement that troops are coming home from Iraq by January 1 was great news for all Americans, especially those service members at North Carolina's National Guard. Full story...
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NC Reps. Coble, Foxx, McHenry endorse Romney

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Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he's gained endorsements from three GOP House members in North Carolina, a state he says will be critical to efforts to unseat President Obama next year. Full story...
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Obama on NC, VA bus tour: 'I'm the president'

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President Barack Obama says he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simple reason. "I'm the president," he says. Full story...
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Obama in North Carolina to push for action on jobs bill

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President Barack Obama has left the White House for a flight to North Carolina, where he'll begin a three-day bus tour aimed at pushing Congress to pass pieces of his jobs bill -- while also trying to build support for his re-election bid. Full story...
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