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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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Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sen. Burr answers viewer questions about economy, Washington

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videoAfter the lengthy debt ceiling debate, continued unemployment and now the downgrading of America's credit rating, many of you have a lot of questions, as well as growing frustrations, about what's going on in Washington. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stopped by our studio to answer questions about what's going on with the economy and the political system that has a big factor on it. Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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Votes could come this evening in House and Senate

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Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts. Full story...
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"Conversations with Kay" scheduled for Thursday to be rescheduled

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The "Conversations with Kay" events that were scheduled for Thursday in Elizabethtown, Whiteville and Burgaw are cancelled and will be rescheduled due to Senate business. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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Congressman, Senators react to bin Laden's death

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Southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress have issued statements about the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Burr brings back bill on tainted Lejeune water

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North Carolina's US senators are backing legislation to care for people whose health problems may be linked to tainted water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES

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video While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no. Full story...
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NC banking commissioner wins nod from Senate panel

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The US Senate could decide this week whether to confirm North Carolina's banking commissioner as leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Full story...
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Republican earmark ban fails Senate vote

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North Carolina's senators stood divided today as a Republican push to eliminate pet projects failed. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Burr leads Marshall by 12 in final poll

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Richard Burr leads Elaine Marshall 52-40 on PPP's final poll for the North Carolina Senate election. Burr is winning with independents and getting 22% of the Democratic vote while only 6% of Republicans are crossing over to vote for Marshall. Full story...
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Marshall predicts victory during Wilmington visit

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Just days away from the election, and candidates are out in full swing. US Senate candidate Elaine Marshall stopped by a campaign call center in Wilmington today to make support calls and get Democrats excited for Tuesday. Full story...
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Libertarian Senate candidate defines win differently than opponents

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video Election Day is just 11 days away, and political candidates and their advertisements are all over the place. But there's one candidate for US Senate you may not have heard of yet. Full story...
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