Sunday Dec 1
Christensen: Little-known Hagan just a cork in the ocean
There is a reason that Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan should now be nervous about her re-election chances to the U.S. Senate and not just because you can hardly turn on your TV without seeing her hammered by another ad financed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers.
Kinston Free Press
Nuclear option' opens road for nominees to federal posts
By U.S. Senate Democrats "going nuclear," the longest-standing federal judicial vacancy - located here in Eastern North Carolina - may be one step closer to filled.
Many Republicans Eyeing Shot At NC Sen. Hagan
Five years after she made national news by unseating Republican Sen. Elizabeth Dole and just one year away from her next trip to the North Carolina ballot, Kay Hagan finds herself one of the more vulnerable Democratic senators up in 2014.
Congressman Howard Coble to retire in 2014
Sixth District Congressman Howard Coble, who has served in the U.S. House longer than any other North Carolina Republican, said Thursday that health problems will force his retirement when his term ends in 2014.
GOP Gets Another Chance to Back Disabilities Treaty
In the final weeks of the session, former Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole, then 89, frail and in a wheelchair pushed onto the Senate floor by his wife, former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., could not rally enough GOP support to approve the United Nations disability treaty .