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Targeted Rep. Walter Jones beats GOP rival Griffin

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Maverick North Carolina congressman Walter Jones is retaining the backing of Republicans in the district he's represented for 20 years. Unofficial results Tuesday show Jones survived the Republican Party primary against rival Taylor Griffin, who benefited from more than $1 million in advertising help from out-of-state political groups. Full story...
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Walter Jones faces GOP rival, $1M in outside money

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Eastern North Carolina congressman Walter Jones may be facing the strongest effort to date from his own party members to unseat him. 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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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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Wilmington Peace Group protests US involvement in Syria

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videoAs the President prepares to seek approval from congress before taking action in Syria, people around the world are weighing in, and that includes right here in the port city. The Wilmington Peace Group held a rally today in protest of U.S. involvement in Syria. Full story...
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Rep. Jones asks for Congressional hearing on Smithfield sale

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Rep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) wants a Congressional hearing on the planned sale of Smithfield Foods, Inc., to a Chinese company. Full story...
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Hagan, Jones address looming sequester deadline

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videoWe are quickly approaching the sequester deadline set to hit Friday. If the deadline hits without lawmakers reaching an agreement, the nation will be forced into billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. 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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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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Jones begins term, minus longtime post

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video Rep. Walter Jones soon will begin his first term representing parts of New Hanover and Pender counties in Congress, but he will no longer hold one of his important committee posts. Full story...
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Jones wins 10th term in NC's 3rd District

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videoVoters are returning Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones to the U.S. House. Jones won a 10th term Tuesday to represent North Carolina's 3rd District. Full story...
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