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Hagan hedges on Obamacare questions

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videoAfter filing for reelection this week Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) dodged reporters' questions about a broken promise that North Carolinians could keep their insurance policies. Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Full story...
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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

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tate House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. Full story...
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Democratic incumbent Hagan files for Senate

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says she's running for re-election because North Carolina voters want bipartisan solutions in Washington and accuses conservative special interests already spending millions against her of promoting extreme policies. Full story...
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US Senate candidate Brannon defendant in tech suit

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A lawsuit set for trial next week alleges US Senate candidate Greg Brannon and a technology corporation executive misled investors about an opportunity in the mobile phone field. Full story...
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With no political experience, newcomer has eyes set on Washington

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videoCome May your vote to go to an unlikely candidate, running in the Democratic Primary election for US Senate. Will Stewart says he can be the voice of the people in Washington regardless of his lack of political experience. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan announces $2M raised in quarter

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Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan says she raised more than $2 million for her 2014 re-election bid in North Carolina during the final three months of 2013. Full story...
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Ex-Shelby mayor to run for US Senate in NC

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The former mayor of a western Piedmont city says he's joining North Carolina's U.S. Senate race this year. Ted Alexander of Shelby said Monday he'll run for the Republican Party's nomination in May, bringing the total seeking the GOP bid to at least six. Full story...
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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization

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videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. Full story...
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NC councilman resigns in Klingon

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Call it a politician boldly going where no one has gone before. On Thursday, David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation from the Indian Trail Town Council. Full story...
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NC Senate hopeful is sorry web material was copied

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North Carolina US Senate candidate Greg Brannon says he's sorry his website contains material that appears copied from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's former campaign website. But he added he agrees with every word. Full story...
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Rand Paul endorses Brannon in US Senate race in NC

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Kentucky US Sen. Rand Paul has endorsed Cary obstetrician Greg Brannon in the US Senate race in North Carolina. Brannon announced support from the national Tea Party favorite Wednesday. 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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Berger won't join crowded US Senate primary in NC

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North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign. Full story...
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Burr co-hosting event for Tillis Senate bid in DC

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US Sen. Richard Burr's political committee says his involvement in a campaign fundraiser for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis next week should not be seen as an official endorsement of Tillis' own Senate bid. Full story...
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