Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell won't endorse President Barack Obama and is bucking his party again in two high-profile congressional votes.
Last week, Kissell was one of 17 Democrats who voted with Republicans to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress. And next week, he plans to vote with them again to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care law. Read the full story here.
More political headlines:
--Republicans ended their historic session on Monday with a triple play of veto overrides, rejecting Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on natural gas exploration, capital punishment and the budget. At least one of those successful override votes -- on fracking -- came as a result of an error.
--N.C. lawmakers put a moratorium on the state’s use of a report forecasting a 1-meter sea-level rise, asking a scientific panel to spend several more years studying how climate change will affect the coast.
--Uriel Alberto, one of three illegal immigrants who tried to send a message months ago by interrupting a legislative hearing, had hoped to get his say in court on Monday. But the 25-year-old Mexican native was late and missed his opportunity for a trial in Wake County District Court.