In an odd political bedfellows moment, three North Carolina congressmen - two progressive Democrats and one religious-right Republican - joined forces Monday to urge the Obama administration to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Read more from the town hall here.
The nation's largest gay rights group is returning to Charlotte for its annual gala -- under much different auspices than previous years. Given the number of politicians slated to attend or speak, organizers say, the dinner event at the Charlotte Convention Center almost will have the feel of a pre-DNC event. Get the full Charlotte Observer story here.