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$7 milk a possibility as Congress heads home for Thanksgiving

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videoA trip to the super market could cost a lot more next year unless Congress gets to work soon. Congress left for Thanksgiving break without passing the Farm Bill. If Ccongress does not pass the bill before Jan. 1, it may cause prices of staples like corn, soybeans and wheat to soar. Full story...
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McIntyre crosses aisle, votes for GOP Obamacare reforms

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The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of standards set in "Obamacare." Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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US Rep. Coble announces he won't seek re-election

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US Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last. The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades. Full story...
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Obama signs bill, government back open after 16-day shutdown

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videoThe government reopens its doors today after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure last night to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring federal default. Full story...
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Jones gets primary challenge from former Bush, Helms aide

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If Rep. Walter Jones plans to run for another term in Washington, he will face another Republican primary challenge next year. Businessman Taylor Griffin of New Bern says he will challenge the 10-term incumbent Jones in next year's race for the 3rd Congressional District. Full story...
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McIntyre says government needs to stay open, save health care debate for later

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videoWith a government shutdown looming federal workers at Sunny Point in Brunswick County say they will hit the picket line if forced off the job tomorrow. In the meantime, negotiations continue in Washington. Full story...
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McIntyre says constituents overwhelmingly against US action in Syria

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre is speaking out on the continuing crisis in Syria. He says he has spent a lot of time talking to his constituents in southeastern North Carolina, and overwhelmingly most people are opposed to any US involvement in Syria. Full story...
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McIntyre: "Prayer's Impact Upon Our Nation"

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Our God-given liberties are the cornerstone of American democracy, and we must continue to reaffirm our commitment to the values upon which our country was founded. Full story...
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President Obama to seek approval from Congress before taking action in Syria

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President Obama announced today that the US should pursue military intervention against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for use of chemical weapons in that country's civil war, but only after his administration seeks approval from Congress. Full story...
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Protestors target McIntyre over immigration reform vote

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videoThe Leland office of Rep. Mike McIntyre got a visit from protestors today, who are upset with the Democrat's vote on immigration reform. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan frustrated with indecision on student loan interest rates

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videoNorth Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan (D) said she's frustrated because Wednesday a bill to restore low federal student loan interest rates could not get enough votes to be debated. Full story...
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NC redistricting maps upheld by 3-judge panel

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North Carolina's legislative and congressional boundaries were upheld Monday by a three-judge panel, a victory for Republicans who drew the maps and a blow to Democrats and allies who challenged them. Full story...
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Wilmington teen to attend JDRF Children's Congress in Washington

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A Wilmington teen is getting ready for a big trip to the nation's capital in July, but he's not going just to see all the sights and history there. video Full story...
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Hagan talks Farm Bill, White House controversies

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videoIt's growing season on farms in the Tar Heel State. Meanwhile in Washington questions continue to grow about how the White House has handled several high-profile controversies. Full story...
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