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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, left, licks icing off a knife after he helped cut a cake celebrating Wake Tech Community College's 50th birthday in Raleigh, N.C., on Oct. 16, 2013.

Governor Goes Into a Grocery Store — Cook Gets Fired

Governor goes into a grocery store. And the cook at Reid’s Fine Foods offers one finger in five for visiting Republican Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina. So the gourmet shop in Charlotte fires the chef. This is no joke....

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) takes the stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hagan Gets Super-PAC Help in N.C.

Sen. Kay Hagan, a North Carolina Democrat facing a difficult re-election campaign in November, is getting outside help from a super-political action committee that can accept contributions in unlimited amounts. Wolfheel PAC is exclusively “focused on making sure that Kay...

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U.S. President Obama arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2014.

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U.S. President Obama arrives to speak in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2014.

Obama: ‘Pen and Phone’

President Barack Obama has “a pen and a phone.” He said so today. What he doesn’t have is either a majority of the Republican-run House or a filibuster-proof majority of the Democratic-led Senate — except on that question of  some...

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John Larroquette and Christopher Lloyd in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" in 1984.

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John Larroquette and Christopher Lloyd in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" in 1984.

Councilman’s Trek Ends in Klingon

David Waddell, a member of the Indian Trail Town Council in North Carolina, resigned this week. He gave the mayor a letter written in Klingon. Waddell, a self-described Trekkie, said that while he used the language of the warrior tribe...

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President Barack Obama speaks on stage during day three of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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President Barack Obama speaks on stage during day three of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 6, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Carolina Two-Step: 2016

Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and… North Carolina? A double-barreled set of early Southern primaries, the Carolina contests, could open the 2016 presidential nominating season, under an elections law that North Carolina has enacted. The law requires North Carolina...

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Aaron Caldwell yells "shame" as people gather outside the Senate chamber at the state legislature while Senate Republicans gave their final approval requiring additional rules surrounding abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of protesters against the bill watched from the gallery in Raleigh, N.C., on July 3, 2013.

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Aaron Caldwell yells "shame" as people gather outside the Senate chamber at the state legislature while Senate Republicans gave their final approval requiring additional rules surrounding abortions in North Carolina, even as hundreds of protesters against the bill watched from the gallery in Raleigh, N.C., on July 3, 2013.

McCrory Ready to Sign Abortion Bill — N.C. Guv Breaks Promise: Critics

After threatening to veto legislation imposing new restrictions on abortion clinics, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said today he’ll sign a revised version. Opponents of the measure say the bill would shut down clinics and that the first-term Republican governor...

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Randal Milch, executive vice president and general counsel with Verizon Communications Inc., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2012.

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Randal Milch, executive vice president and general counsel with Verizon Communications Inc., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 21, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Can You Hear Me Now?

Attorney General Eric Holder may be defending more than his budget in his appearance before a Senate committee today. The revelation that the Obama administration is collecting the telephone records of millions of Verizon customers using a secret court order...

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President Barack Obama with employees while touring the Linamar factory on Feb. 13, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina.

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President Barack Obama with employees while touring the Linamar factory on Feb. 13, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina.

Obama’s Post-Presidency in Asheville, North Carolina?

Do President Barack Obama’s post-presidency plans include Asheville, North Carolina? White House officials are loath to discuss Obama’s plans past January 2017, but he may have just dropped a hint. “I love coming to Asheville,” Obama said at a Linamar factory...

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Michigan lawmakers approved bills to prohibit mandatory union dues in workplaces as thousands of chanting protesters thronged the capitol in Lansing.

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Michigan lawmakers approved bills to prohibit mandatory union dues in workplaces as thousands of chanting protesters thronged the capitol in Lansing.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 11.3

That’s the percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of a labor union in 2012, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released yesterday. About 14.4 million of 127.6 million such workers belonged to a union last year, BLS data...

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