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Published: 12/30/10

N.C. Official: Richard Burr's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote Sanctions 'Sexual Predators'

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
N.C. Official: Richard Burr's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Vote Sanctions 'Sexual Predators'

One of the surprises of the Senate's repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell," the policy banning gays from serving openly in the military, was the vote of Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina. The reliably conservative Burr was one of eight Republicans who supported repeal. In a statement after the Dec. 18 vote, Burr made clear his doubts about the timing of the change because "making such a shift in policy at a time when we have troops deployed in active combat areas does not take into consideration the seriousness of the situation on the ground." He nevertheless concluded that "given the generat...

Published: 12/21/10

Top 10 Little-Known Washington Wins of 2010

By  not in system - AOL News
Top 10 Little-Known Washington Wins of 2010

Everyone knows about health care reform, the tax cut deal, the end of "don't ask, don't tell." But in a contentious election year, Washington also managed to do much that, while it got little attention, will nevertheless make a difference in the lives of millions. So we asked our network of contributors on AOL's Seed to pore through the record and find the overlooked, underreported achievements. And here are the 10 best things Washington did in 2010 that you probably didn't know about. More Quiet Time By Chris Raphael It may not be Wall Street reform, tax cuts or health care, but Washington...

Published: 12/18/10

Eight Republicans Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Eight Republicans Vote to Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

WASHINGTON -- In a last-minute surprise, eight Republican senators joined nearly every Democrat to repeal the military's "don't ask, tell policy" on gays. The final 65-31 vote to end the 17-year-old policy that bars gays from serving openly included moderates as well as at least one conservative who had previously spoken out against changing the status quo. The Republicans who voted for repeal: Scott Brown, Massachusetts Susan Collins, Maine Olympia Snowe, Maine Mark Kirk, Illinois Lisa Murkowski, Alaska John Ensign, Nevada Richard Burr, North Carolina George...

Published: 12/6/10

Obama Calls for a New 'Sputnik Moment' for America

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
Obama Calls for a New 'Sputnik Moment' for America

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- President Barack Obama couldn't escape the East Coast cold snap on his short trip south on Monday. ("What's snow doing on the ground in North Carolina?" he jokingly asked.) But his warm welcome at Forsyth Technical Community College was far different than the cold shoulder he's been getting from Republicans in Congress. The president came to a state whose economy has been transformed by the departure of the textile and furniture industries that once provided reliable employment for high school graduates. And he came to Forsyth to celebrate the 50th anniversary...

Published: 11/2/10

In North Carolina Senate, GOP Conservative Richard Burr Wins Re-Election

By  Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
In North Carolina Senate, GOP Conservative Richard Burr Wins Re-Election

First-term conservative Republican Sen. Richard Burr has won re-election in North Carolina over Democratic Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. Despite what her campaign said was a strong network of volunteers, Marshall was unable to overcome a Republican surge and fallout from her own Democratic primary and runoff challenges. Burr led Marshall 55 percent to 43 percent, with about half of the vote counted. And CNN, MSNBC, the AP and NPR declared him the winner. Libertarian candidate Michael Beitler was a distant third at less than 2 percent. Marshall had trouble defining herself as the "o...

Published: 10/28/10

Tea Party Candidates: Catch Us If You Can

By  Robert and Donna Trussell - Politics Daily
Tea Party Candidates: Catch Us If You Can

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Published: 10/27/10

Senate, Governor Polls: Updating California, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada and Pennsylvania

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Senate, Governor Polls: Updating California, Colorado, Kentucky, Nevada and Pennsylvania

Our latest roundup of polls on key governor and Senate races includes Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Like Ohio, Pennsylvania could be one of those states where Republicans could walk away with both the governor and Senate seats. In Ohio, the Senate race looks out of reach for the Democrats but they still have a chance in the governor's race, although winning it will be an uphill battle. In Pennsylvania, the governor's race appears to be a sure shot for Republican Tom Corbett, who...

Published: 10/26/10

10 Candidate Connections That May Surprise You

By  not in system - AOL News
10 Candidate Connections That May Surprise You

(Oct. 26) -- Don't know squat about many of this year's elections contenders? You may find yourself more familiar with some of their friends and family. Plus: Full 2010 Elections Coverage AP 1. Joe DioGuardi, the GOP candidate in New York's special election Senate race, is the father of former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi. AP 2. Alex Sink, the Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is the great-granddaughter of Chang Bunker, of the famed Siamese twins Chang and Eng. Getty Images 3. Linda McMahon, the Republican contender for the Senate in Connecticut, is married to ...

Published: 10/26/10

What Is Richard Burr's Religion?

By  Dan Gibson - Politics Daily
What Is Richard Burr's Religion?

Richard Burr, the senior senator from North Carolina, is seeking re-election against current North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in the 2010 midterm elections, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about Burr's life. What is Richard Burr's religion? Burr is a Methodist. Where does Richard Burr worship? Burr is a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston-Salem. Was Richard Burr born a Methodist, or did he convert? Burr's father was a Presbyterian minister, and Richard...

Published: 10/19/10

Richard Burr Holds On to Lead Over Elaine Marshall in North Carolina

By  Bruce Drake - Politics Daily
Richard Burr Holds On to Lead Over Elaine Marshall in North Carolina

North Carolina may be another one of those states -- like Pennsylvania -- where Democratic voters are starting to become more engaged as Election Day approaches and enabling Democratic candidates, like senatorial hopeful Elaine Marshall, to close the gap in her race against Republican incumbent Richard Burr. Since early July, Burr had led Marshall by 5 or more points in most polls, and often by double-digits, except for one Public Policy Polling survey at the end of July when Marshall, the secretary of state, was within 2 points. But PPP had Burr back up to a 13-point lead in late September. ...

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