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Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention

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video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious." Full story...
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Romney suggests it's time for Santorum to leave

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As voters head to the polls today in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, Mitt Romney is giving a subtle push to rival Rick Santorum to leave the race. Full story...
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Bishops: Obama comment on NC amendment regrettable

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North Carolina's two Roman Catholic bishops say they're disappointed with President Obama's opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state. Full story...
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President picks Tar Heels to win NCAA

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President Barack Obama is going back to Carolina in his NCAA tournament bracket. The president, who correctly picked North Carolina to win the 2009 NCAA championship, has the Tar Heels as the team to beat in his 2012 bracket, which was unveiled Wednesday. Full story...
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Obama campaign posts its own NCAA tournament pool

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is trying to make some bucks off March Madness with its own version of the NCAA Tournament office pool. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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President plans visit to NC truck plant

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President Barack Obama is planning another trip to North Carolina, this time visiting a truck plant that has been hiring new workers to help fill an uptick in orders. Full story...
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GOP presidential candidates facing unexpected headwinds

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It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. Ahead of Super Tuesday contests, they're being thrown on the defensive over birth control and comments by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and tripped up by subjects bearing little relation to Americans' everyday concerns. All the while, President Obama's ratings are climbing. Full story...
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Obama to address economy in politically important NC

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President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte Wednesday to speak about the economy. The trip keeps up Obama's weekly visits to politically important states, drawing attention to the economic recovery and steps aimed at sustaining it. Full story...
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Poll: Obama’s approval rating stable while Perdue's, Congress’ ratings lower

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The most recent HPU Poll, fielded by the High Point University Survey Research Center, finds that 44 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance – a stable finding compared to the last HPU Poll fielded in November. Full story...
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Analysis: Obama sets up clash with GOP in budget

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President Barack Obama's new federal budget showcases the major priorities of his presidency and sets up the top battles that will be waged on both sides in the presidential campaign. Full story...
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Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone's needs

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videoPresident Barack Obama declared Friday he's found a solution that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free birth control, as he rushed to defuse an election-year political uproar that threatened to overtake his administration. Full story...
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Official: Obama to embark on bus tour of NC, VA

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A White House official says President Barack Obama is planning a bus tour through the politically importantstates of North Carolina and Virginia later this month to push for his jobs plan. Full story...
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President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC

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The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Full story...
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McIntyre to vote against raising debt ceiling

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The US House of Representatives votes tonight on a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. It's not expected to pass, because the measure contains no spending cuts. Full story...
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