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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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McIntyre pushing balanced budget amendment

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Rep. Mike McIntyre says cutting federal spending is the main focus of the new session of Congress. Full story...
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McIntyre to meet with constituents in Pender County

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is back in the area tomorrow to talk with constituents in Pender County. Full story...
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Shuler to carry gun after Giffords attack

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A North Carolina congressman says he'll carry a gun when he attends public events in his district's mountain communities after last weekend's assassination attempt on one of his colleagues. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre calls Giffords shooting a "tragedy for all Americans"

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre worked very closely with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, both being Blue Dog Democrats and serving together on the Armed Services Committee. Full story...
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McIntyre reacts to Giffords shooting

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Rep. Mike McIntyre issued a statement Saturday regarding the shooting of his Congressional colleague Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McIntyre votes YES to repeal healthcare; One of only four Democrats

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Just four House Democrats voted "yes" Friday on a procedural vote to move ahead with consideration of a measure to repeal the healthcare law - reports The Hill.com. Full story...
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John Boehner elected Speaker; McIntyre votes for Shuler

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The House completed its vote, electing John Boehner the 61st Speaker of the House 241-192. The most interesting aspect of the vote was the defections from Nancy Pelosi, who garnered 173 votes... Full story...
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Pantano looking for help paying off campaign debt

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video Election Day was nearly two months ago, but former Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is still asking for campaign donations. Full story...
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Hampstead man happy about Ground Zero worker bill

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video Congress has been busy the last couple weeks before their holiday break tying to get as much passed as they could during the lame-duck session. One of their final votes will mean help for Ground Zero workers, including a Hampstead man. Full story...
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CENSUS 2010: North Carolina will not get another US House seat

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North Carolina's population growth over the last decade wasn't enough for the state to get another seat in Congress. Full story...
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Hagan says Lumbee recognition still possible

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Time is running out on a bill in Congress that would give federal recognition to the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina, but one senator says there's still hope. Full story...
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Recount confirms Ellmers victory over Etheridge

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State Board of Elections director Gary Bartlett said Friday that a recount in the 2nd Congressional District has found that Ellmers defeated Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge by about 1,500 votes. Full story...
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Pelosi keeps leadership job; McIntyre votes for Shuler

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House Democrats have re-elected Nancy Pelosi as their leader in the next Congress. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pelosi will seek House Dem leadership, won't get McIntyre's support

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will try to keep her Democratic leadership post despite massive election losses that cost her party the House majority. Rep. Mike McIntyre said he won't support her. Full story...
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