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John Celock

New Gov Pledges End Of 'Hasty Reactive Government'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in on Thursday as New Hampshire's third woman governor. Hassan said she plans to work closely with state lawmakers, i...

States Given More Time To Make Key Obamacare Decision

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.15.2012 | Business

Governors on the fence or opposed to implementing a crucial element of President Barack Obama's health care reform law now have more time to make a de...

Should State Education Chiefs Be Elected?

stateline | Ben Wieder | Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Center on the States that provides daily r...

N.C. Governor Issues Executive Order To Expand Pre-K Program

Sun Journal, New Bern, N.C. | | Posted 12.18.2012 | Education

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue Thursday issued an executive order authorizing the expansion of the NC Pre-K program to serve up to 6,300 additiona...

OOPS: State Rep Pushes Wrong Button, Overrides Fracking Veto

AP | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina state representative says she voted mistakenly to override the governor's veto of a bill to allow the shale gas expl...

Laura Bassett

State Lawmakers Override Veto, Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

North Carolina's Republican-controlled state legislature voted Monday night to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a state budget that strip...

Amanda Terkel

There May Be No Female Democratic Governors Left After 2012 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are currently two Democratic female governors in the entire nation. After November, there may be zero. While four Republican fe...

Dem Takes Least Popular Governor Mantle From Republicans

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) took the undesirable title of nation's least popular governor this week, according to a poll from Public Policy Pol...

North Carolina Gov Apologizes For Bashing Mississippi

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CORRECTION: This story embarrassingly took Bev Perdue's spoof Twitter account at face value -- here is her real one -- to produce the following: No...

State Becoming Political Headache For Dems

AP | MITCH WEISS | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months befo...

Mississippi Gov Responds To North Carolina Gov's Jab

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Friday it was "petty" for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to insult Mississippi while bemo...

Saki Knafo

Gov. Bev Perdue's Budget Could Save Nation's Leading Early Childhood Programs, Advocates Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.11.2012 | Parents

Children's advocates are applauding the latest state budget in North Carolina, hailing it as the latest victory in a long and drawn-out battle over th...

N.C. Gov Uses Fellow Southern State To Slam Amendment 1

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue (D) said Friday that she was embarrassed by voters' passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the state's constituti...

Top Dem Refuses To Step Aside Amid State Party Scandal

Raleigh News & Observer | John Frank | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

In an extraordinary act of political theater, the state Democratic chairman described and dismissed outright the sexual harassment claims against the ...

Details Of Alleged Sexual Harassment Emerge In State Dem Party Scandal

Raleigh News & Observer | John Frank | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics

A former staffer accused North Carolina's state Democratic Party executive director of showing him a picture of male genitals, caressing his leg and d...

North Carolina Governor Marks Big Trouble For Top Dem

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

David Parker, chairman of the Democratic Party in North Carolina, is expected to step down amid allegations that he helped facilitate a plot to cover ...

Saki Knafo

Republican Lawmaker Claims There's No Extreme Poverty In North Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 03.02.2012 | Education

There's no such thing as extreme poverty in North Carolina. At least that's what Rep. George Cleveland, a Republican in the state assembly, claimed Th...

Dem's Decision Could Help Obama In Key 2012 State

AP | By MICHAEL BIESECKER and TOM BREEN | Posted 01.27.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The key battleground state of North Carolina is still within President Barack Obama's grasp, despite Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's...

North Carolina Governor Retiring

AP | GARY D. ROBERTSON | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Beverly Perdue said Thursday she will not seek re-election because she fears a fight with Republicans over public education...

Governor Signals She'll Oppose Passage Of Proposed Gay Marriage Ban

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue, a Democrat, signaled on Friday that she'll oppose passage of a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marri...

Split In Political Vision Comes To Light In Battleground State

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

It was a tale of two visions of government. And when politicians from both parties came through Charlotte with plans on what it's going to take to get...

Thom Goolsby, NC State Senator, Calls Obama's "Political Operatives" a Threat for Registering Voters

Yuna Shin | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

Thom Goolsby, a Republican from New Hanover County, sent out an e-mail to his supporters, in which he call President Obama's "socialist policies" a great threat to not only North Carolina, but also to the entire nation.

North Carolina 'Going Backwards" In Education, Governor Says

NPR | Claudio Sanchez | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education

As the 50 states pass their budgets in trying times, education spending is taking one of the hardest hits. In North Carolina, the cuts are so severe t...

Laura Bassett

North Carolina House Votes To Force Ultrasound Bill Into Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

North Carolina lawmakers voted on Tuesday to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a mandatory ultrasound bill that forces abortion doctors to say certai...

Battleground North Carolina: Midnight Madness & the Southern Backlash

Michael Carmichael | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

While there is a growing progressive trend supporting vetoes of radical right-wing legislation, there is a definite backlash against centrist, populist, Blue Dog-style Democrats in North Carolina and all across the South.