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Richard Burr

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  • Courage in short supply

    Courage in short supply
    WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
  • As Boston buries its dead, more evidence gathered

    BOSTON (AP) — The Boston area held funerals for two more of its dead Tuesday — including an 8-year-old boy — as more details emerged from U.S. officials and family members about how the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects may have...
  • Congress: VA official should be sacked for wasteful Orlando conferences that featured ‘Patton’ video

     
    WASHINGTON — Two top Republicans in Congress want the Obama administration to fire a high-ranking official with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for not doing more to prevent wasteful spending at two training conferences in Orlando that...
  • Penn State scandal: Senators demand stronger child abuse laws

     
    As Jerry Sandusky waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a Pennsylvania courtroom, Washington lawmakers on Tuesday called for stronger child-abuse reporting laws. They were appearing at the first Capitol Hill hearing growing out of the Penn State...
  • Toomey: Most conservative

     
    If the Senate were high school (it is) and superlatives were awarded each spring, Pennsylvania's Pat Toomey would not be vying for best eyes (John Thune) or biggest flirt (Richard Burr). He's more of the drum major with fingers crossed......
  • Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats

    Dems Keep Senate Majority, GOP Grabs 5 Seats
    Democrats retained their Senate majority Tuesday, losing five seats but winning key races in West Virginia and California. Republicans scored big gains, taking Senate seats from Democrats in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arkansas, North Dakota and Indiana....
  • The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs

    The Crowd: Fundraiser helps summer camp programs
    It is one of the most passionate charity events on the Orange Coast. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s annual Gift of Hope Gala raised more than $430,000 at its 16th annual celebration earlier this summer. Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens was honored...
  • Healthcare: Teamwork vs. power play

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama, citing the team spirit of the U.S. Olympic athletes' successes in Vancouver, suggests today that Democrats and Republicans should be able to work together on needed healthcare reforms -- though the White House and.......
  • Weekly remarks: Sen. Tom Coburn, President Obama offer different takes on healthcare

     
    Remarks by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), as provided by the Republican National Committee: Hello, I’m Dr. Tom Coburn, a practicing physician from Oklahoma and a member of the United States Senate. This week I had the opportunity to join President......
  • Obama's budget: 'Keeping promises'

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama says the $3.55-trillion federal budget that he proposes is a matter of "keeping promises.'' Among the promises on which he campaigned: "A government that served not the interests of powerful lobbyists or the...
  • Tobacco regulation approved by House

     
    by Rebecca Cole The House today voted to give the Food and Drug Administration unprecedented powers to regulate the tobacco industry, after years of crusading by anti-smoking groups for the government to exert more control. The measure would allow the.......
  • Sotomayor: 'Wise Latina' line an 'excuse'

     
    by James Oliphant Sen. Mel Martinez today was the first Republican to publicly break from his party during Senate debate over Sonia Sotomayor and declare his support for the Supreme Court nominee. "It is a momentous and historic opportunity," said......