By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES PRESIDENT KING? PROBABLY NOT, BUT… : After surveying the field of contenders expected to enter the Republican presidential primary in 2016, Rep. Pete King, an 11-term Republican from Long Island, N.Y., said he is considering running for the country’s
If Romney Loses, Govenors Will Be GOP's 'Bragging Rights,' Political Expert Says
The election is closer in some states than others, so fewer than a dozen of the 50 states carry importance to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Ohio has emerged as the lynchpin to both men's paths to victory. But their strategies run through large prizes like Florida and
In 2008, President Obama did what no other Democrat had done since Jimmy Carter in 1976: He won North Carolina. Many analysts took that narrow victory of 14,177 votes as a sign of possible tectonic shifts in American politics, with Democrats expanding their map of competitiveness into two key
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says the American people don’t blame President Obama for last summer’s struggle to pass a deficit reduction package. Speaking to Rick Klein, Amy Walter and Yahoo!’s Olivier Knox at the Democratic National Convention Thursday, the Democratic governor said it was...
North Carolina governor says Romney's current lead in state is insignificant.
Opponents Say Law Ignores Reality; Supporters Say Alarmist Predictions Threaten Coastal Residents
Television icon Andy Griffith, the star of the popular “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Matlock,” died this morning at 86, leaving a legacy of dedicated, and occasionally controversial, political activism. Griffith had history of supporting Democratic causes and candidates, most recently in 2010, when
A veto by North Carolina’s Democratic governor was overridden Monday night because a Democrat in the state House cast the deciding vote, by accident. The lawmaker, Becky Carney, accidentally pushed a green button at her desk voting for the override, instead of a different button....
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek re-election in 2012, a Democratic source confirmed to ABC News. That decision should improve President Obama’s chances in the state next November, as Perdue is deeply unpopular, and that unpopularity could have hurt the president — and...