3 hrs ago
Alexander chief of staff handcuffed, suspended in child porn probe
Sen. Lamar Alexander talks to with Sen. Richard Burr as they walk to the Senate subway on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., December 11, 2013.
7 hrs ago
VA Offers Conflicting Accounts of Claims System's 'Spontaneous' Shutdowns
" Spontaneous " shutdowns and other alleged glitches have not plagued the Veterans Affairs Department's paperless claims processing system for close to a year, a VA executive told Senators Wednesday, undercutting testimony an official from department's inspector general's office gave lawmakers last week.
12 hrs ago
VA questioned on benefits claims progress
The Veterans Affairs Department's top benefits official predicted Wednesday that the backlog of almost 400,000 benefits claims will continue to drop in 2014 and is on course to be eliminated in 2015.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Tillis urges agricultural industry short session should focus on immigration reform
House Speaker Tom Tillis, a Republican who wants to run against Sen. Kay Hagan next year, spoke at the North Carolina Farm Bureau's annual convention on Monday and brought up immigration reform, urging the agricultural industry to weigh in with suggestions.
Inman Real Estate News
Mel Watt confirmed as head of Fannie, Freddie regulator
It took a Senate rule change to allow a simple majority vote to defeat procedural hurdles, but Rep. Mel Watt has been confirmed as the new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
NC-Sen: Kay Hagan (D) Calls On Congress To Preserve & Strengthen Social Security & Medicare
Received this e-mail today from Senator Kay Hagan , who opposes the chained CPI, regarding Social Security and Medicare: Out-of-touch Washington insiders have tried to dismantle Medicare and cut or privatize Social Security.
The Washington Post
Senate proceeding as scheduled Tuesday
In this June 4, 2013 file photo, President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 4, 2013, to announce the nomination of Patricia A. Millett, right, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act passes House, heads to Senate
The U.S. House of Representatives officially approved the Kilah Davenport Child Protection Act of 2013, passing it unanimously on Monday.
The Charlotte Observer
Confirm Mel Watt for housing agency
With the wise elimination last month of a much-abused filibuster rule, the Senate could vote on U.S. Rep. Mel Watt's nomination to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency as early as Tuesday.
To-do list for McCrory: Expand Medicaid
When Gov. Pat McCrory sits down in the next few weeks to consider his first year in office and gets around to listing his regrets about 2013 and his plans for 2014, both ought to start with the same thing, expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Island Gazette Newspaper Online
Town To Ask Property Owners To Contact Senators For Support Of Federal Beach Nourishment Funding
The Town of Carolina Beach is preparing to mail out a letter to property owners asking them to support efforts to secure continued federal funding of beach protection projects by contacting Senators including Richard Burr.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Reaction To Death Of Nelson Mandela
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR MCCRORY: "The world has lost a champion for the cause of freedom," said Governor McCrory.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Washingtonians Who Have Threatened Conservatives
As establishment Washingtonians continue to lose popularity with voters, they are becoming increasingly protestant of anyone who criticizes them.
Republican Alternatives to Obamacare
They're wrong. As a friend told me, ". . . there are no Conservatives stupid enough to propose bankrupting the majority on behalf of the minority."
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Affordable Care Act changes how Congress is covered
If they want the government to continue paying part of their premiums, members of Congress will have to buy health coverage on the new exchange set up for small businesses in Washington D.C. as part of the Affordable Care Act.
Report: Obama Administration Has Denied Gun Rights to Over 100,000 Veterans
The Obama administration is once again wasting time pushing their unconstitutional gun control measures.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
Editorial: Right prescription for drug approval
One is called Gazyva, the other Imbruvica -- difficult names, yes, but worth mentioning because of what they have in common.
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.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Tobacco buyout payments at risk from sequester
A 26-year-old resident of Goochland, Anthony Thomas Clark, suffered injuries from a shotgun blast on Saturday,while hunting in the Boydton area.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
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.