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Burr to vote against Hagel as Defense Secretary

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videoChuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary Defense apparently has solid support from Senate Democrats, but he will not get the vote of a North Carolina Republican. Full story...
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Burr blasts president's gun control plan

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video President Obama's plan to increase gun control in the United States is meeting opposition from North Carolina's Republican senator. Full story...
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McIntyre explains vote against fiscal cliff deal

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video While the Congress last night passed a bill to avoid the fiscal cliff for a couple more months, it did not get support from eastern North Carolina's representatives in the US House. Full story...
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Statements from Senators Burr & Hagan on fiscal cliff vote

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video Both Senator Burr and Senator Hagan issued statements overnight regarding the Senate's fiscal cliff vote last night... Full story...
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THE RANT: Congressmen McIntyre & Jones have no time to talk "fiscal cliff"

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Disappointing that these two don't have the courage to take questions about "the cliff." I realize it's a no win situation, but this is exactly why people are sick and tired of politics and politicians. Why have the intestinal fortitude to answer questions when you can hide behind an email. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan 'frustrated' in Washington as fiscal cliff nears

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video With the impending fiscal cliff just 19 days away, it is critical for Democrats and Republicans to simply agree. Hope in Washington is fading. President Obama says there is no deal until Republicans give in on a tax increase for the top two percent of earners. Full story...
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Big-name support hits campaign trail in NC, Wilmington

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With early voting underway and Election Day quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats are rolling out big name support on the campaign trail across North Carolina, including in Wilmington. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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Burr says presidential race could hinge on foreign policy

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video Tonight the vice presidential candidates square off for their only debate. They'll focus on foreign and domestic policy, as will the presidential hopefuls tuesday. Today we talked with Sen. Richard Burr about some of the issues the candidates will tackle. Full story...
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Burr joins in calling for Missouri candidate to quit after rape comments

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A North Carolina senator has joined the growing number of Republicans asking the party's candidate in a race for a US Senate seat in Missouri to quit after making controversial statements about rape over the weekend. Full story...
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Burr welcomes DNC's money, glad when convention's gone

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video Sen. Richard Burr was in town to check on the progress of the VA clinic being built at Wilmington International Airport and to tour the GE Nuclear plant. We caught up with him to talk politics. Full story...
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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court's ruling upholding health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Sen. Burr honored in Wrightsville Beach; talks about upcoming elections

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videoSen. Richard Burr was in Wrightsville Beach Sunday night to receive the NC Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. Although he was there to be honored, he had much more than that on his mind. One of the issues at the top of the list: the elections in November. Full story...
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Burr one of two votes against Congressional insider trading bill

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North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr was one of two votes Monday against a bill that would make it clear that insider trading laws apply to lawmakers. Full story...
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NC group presses for black judicial nominees

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North Carolina's largest civil rights organization is calling on the state's two U.S. senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench. Full story...
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