Many observers say Elizabeth Dole’s Southern charm and graceful appearance — she long ago earned the nickname “Sugar Lips” for her ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations — have helped her bring combative sides together and foster Red Cross fund raising. Some say they also could help in a presidential race. … More Supporters say presidential bid is natural move for Dole — Critic: N.C. native’s about image instead of substance
WASHINGTON — Hoping to light a fire under House Speaker Dennis Hastert and members of the Senate, a bipartisan group of congressmen led by Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., on Thursday provided a united front on campaign finance reform, saying that it would be “a terrible mistake” to prolong the effort any further. At a Capitol … More Campaign reform’s bipartisan effort
WASHINGTON — A Duke psychiatrist is at the front of a national push to shed light on a debilitating disorder that causes millions of Americans to cut themselves off from human interaction. Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, affects more than 10 million people in the United States, according to the Anxiety Disorders … More Social anxiety disorder gets spotlight – Duke expert pushes for understanding of common illness
WASHINGTON — From Union Station’s newsstands to the city’s corner drugstores, John Edwards’ face stares out at Washingtonians from the cover of Capital Style magazine, so large that his senatorial pores can be counted like beans.
“Building the Perfect Senator,” the headline reads. “John Edwards is rich and rugged. But is he ready?”
The answer is, he’d better be. … More Washington taking a shine to rising star Sen. Edwards
WASHINGTON — When 1999’s largest sporting event hits the Triangle for nine days this summer, it might seem natural to expect crowded stores, packed restaurants, jammed roads — and wide-open tourist wallets. But area business leaders and organizers of the Special Olympics World Games want to set the record straight. The main thing Triangle residents … More Games aim to boost goodwill, not area coffers
WASHINGTON — Although the outcome was clear long before the final roll call, Friday’s historic impeachment vote was more than an exercise in statesmanship for the Tar Heel state’s senators. Guilty, said Sen. Jesse Helms, a Republican veteran of 26 years. Not guilty, said Sen. John Edwards, a Democratic lawmaker a fraction as long as … More Historical votes: N.C. senators felt weight of impeachment trial roles – Helms berates media; Edwards reveals angst of decision