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Barfield gets late challenger, Democratic primary for US House

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videoThere will be a Democratic Party primary in the race to replace Rep. Mike McIntyre in the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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Clay Aiken officially joins NC Congress race

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken says he's running for Congress in North Carolina because he believes he can help end the gridlock in Washington. Full story...
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Clay Aiken to run for Congress in North Carolina

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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House leader Cantor to raise money for Rouzer

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videoDavid Rouzer will get some big-name help in his race for the Republican nomination to represent much of southeastern North Carolina in Washington. Full story...
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7th District GOP candidates trade poll numbers, political jabs

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video As the saying goes, numbers never lie, but that might not be true in the Republican Primary for the 7th District Congressional seat. Full story...
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Spending bill delays some flood insurance hikes

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videoHomeowners worried that new federal flood maps will send their flood insurance premiums skyrocketing would get some short-term relief under a provision tucked into a massive government-wide funding bill. Full story...
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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization

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videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Saffo says he has no plans to run for Congress

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he does not have plans to run for the Congressional seat open after Rep. Mike McIntyre announced he will retire at the end of his ninth term. Full story...
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Barfield, White, Rouzer weigh in on Congressional race

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video Jonathan Barfield, Woody White and David Rouzer are three politicians with three different sets of ideas, but they all say they are happy Mike McIntyre has decided to retire at the end of his term. Full story...
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McIntyre retiring from Congress at end of term

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre is retiring after nearly two decades in the US House of Representatives. He said he made the decision after talking with his family during the holidays. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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US Rep. Jones undergoes kidney stone surgery

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US Rep. Walter Jones has had successful kidney stone surgery. Jones' office said the 70-year-old Republican has several kidney stones removed Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Full story...
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Woody White considering run for Congress

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videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White is considering a run for a much higher office. White is expected to enter the race for the 7th District Congressional seat next year, but White told WWAY last night he will not make a formal announcement until January after GOP sources said the former state senator could make an announcement as soon as today. Full story...
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McIntyre reacts to Congress stalling on the Farm Bill

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videoIf lawmakers cannot agree on the Farm Bill by Jan. 1, products like milk, which costs about $3.50 a gallon now, could double to about $7 a gallon if Congress does not take action. Full story...
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