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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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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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Wilmington could get national recognition for World War II efforts

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videoWilmington might be the first to get the American World War II City designation. 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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Republican Rouzer readies for repeat run for Congress

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video Just months after losing a tight race for Congress, Republican David Rouzer is ready to run again. Rouzer says he's better known now, which should make another campaign easier. Full story...
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Barfield has 'God's favor,' needs $500,000 to $1 million for campaign

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"I'm working with consultants in D.C. and they said I will need to raise $500,000 to $1 million. I think that's very realistic," Barfield said. "...The timing is right now and more important for me, I'm working in God's favor. I've had every indication that this campaign is in God's plan and I won't need as much money as others." Full story...
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McIntyre opens new office, talks big issues

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre opened a new district office in Leland today. He also stopped by our studio to discuss many big topics, including the fiscal cliff, the recent House vote to suspend the debt limit, proposed gun control, beach renourishment and the VA super clinic under construction at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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McIntyre supports 'balanced budget' plan

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre says he wants the country to stop spending money it does not have. He has co-sponsored the Balanced Budget Amendment to the US Constitution. The amendment would require the federal government spend no more than it takes in. Full story...
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New Congress means moves for McIntyre

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video A new Congress has taken office in Washington, DC. Members of the 113th Congress were sworn in today. The new session of Congress means Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) moves up the ladder of seniority in the US House. Full story...
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