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Obama on war powers request: Islamic State is going to lose

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President Barack Obama says his new war-powers request to Congress won't become the authorization for another ground war like the US fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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Groups file ethics complaints against Carolinas politicians

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Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and US Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker. Full story...
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Boehner shunned by 2 NC House members for speaker's post

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Two House Republicans from North Carolina declined to support John Boehner for a third term as speaker. Tuesday's televised roll call for the speaker's election had Reps. Walter Jones from the 3rd District and Mark Meadows of the 11th District each voting for Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida. Webster received the most votes from about 25 GOP defections to someone other than Boehner, who still won the speaker's job. Full story...
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Hagan bids Senate farewell

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videoSen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) was emotional at times as she made a farewell speech this afternoon on the floor the US Senate. Full story...
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Rouzer to chair subcommittee

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videoRepublican David Rouzer has another role waiting for him when he gets to Washington next month. The Congressman-elect was selected to serve as chair of the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee. Full story...
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Rouzer gets Congressional committee assignments

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videoDavid Rouzer won't officially be a member of Congress for another month, but he has a better idea what he'll be doing when he gets to Washington. Full story...
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Rep. Mike McIntyre donates Congressional papers to UNCW

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videoAt an event at UNCW's Randall Library Monday, Rep. Mike McIntyre donated his Congressional papers and memorabilia, in anticipation of his retirement from the US House. Full story...
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Rouzer holds off Barfield, Casteen to win seat in Congress

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videoTwo years ago David Rouzer missed out on a seat in Congress by just a few hundred votes. This time, with the incumbent heading in retirement, the former state senator from Johnston County won easily over two other candidates for North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Full story...
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Rep. Jones re-elected, defeating Adame

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US Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. has won re-election to an 11th term representing North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. Full story...
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Three candidates vying to replace McIntyre in Congress

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videoIt's the first time the job has been open since 1997, and three men are vying for the position Rep. Mike McIntyre leaves behind. Full story...
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