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    White House, Reid press for vote on Watt nomination

    Rep. Mel Watt, D-N.C., faces a major test this week in his potential confirmation to lead the agency that oversees the quasi-government titans of mortgage finance, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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    Sen. Rubio changes immigration approach, supports series of revisions

    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the architects of the Senate’s comprehensive immigration plan, is backing off his earlier support and reverting to his original preference for a piecemeal approach to solving the issue.

    Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:12 PM

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    N.C. Gov. McCrory meets with conservative policy group

    Less than a week after the government shutdown ended, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory traveled to the nation’s capitol to give a talk to a group that championed the effort to tie government funding to defunding the health care law.

    Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:32 PM

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    Obama calls for end to ‘manufactured’ crises

    President Barack Obama applauded the return of federal workers Thursday after a 16-day government shutdown, calling for an end to the partisan rift that he said “inflicted completely unnecessary damage” on the U.S. economy.

    Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 5:51 PM

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    In the Carolinas, GOP divide is pronounced

    In the fight over the government shutdown, two North Carolina members of Congress have found themselves caught in the middle.

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

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    Behind the scenes, business leaders press for immigration overhaul

    While the immigration debate has been put on the back burner in Washington, national and local business heavyweights have been working behind the scenes – and using their financial might – to press House Republicans to bring legisla...

    Monday, October 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

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    North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers urge unity in showdown

    It was Rep. Mark Meadows, a Republican freshman from North Carolina, who rallied GOP conservatives in the House by pushing them to tie defunding of the health care law to passage of a federal spending bill.Republican Reps. Renee Ellmers of Dunn...

    Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:26 PM

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    At WWII Memorial, veterans pay tribute but question closure

    A half-dozen members of Congress clamored in front of cameras to push aside a barricade at the World War II Memorial, where nearly 200 veterans were waiting to enter Wednesday.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 6:22 PM

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    N.C. voter law intentionally discriminates, Holder says

    The U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit challenging North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law is the Obama administration’s latest forceful response to a Supreme Court decision that critics say gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Ac...

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 8:13 PM

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    Shutdown will mean furloughs, fewer services, and closed museums and parks

    A broad swath of the public might not even notice the partial shutdown of the federal government Tuesday, but many federal employees, government contractors and users of government services are likely to feel the pain.

    Monday, September 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

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