Wednesday Open Line

In the the first state primary of 2012 ballots, North Carolinians will have a question.  [ ] FOR [ ] AGAINST Constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.

Today, Obama is flying to the Raleigh-Durham region to promote his jobs plan. His itinerary includes a job-related stump speech at North Carolina State University and meeting with local high-tech firm WestStar Precision.  Read more here.

The number of Americans living below the poverty line rose to a record 46 million last year, the government said on Tuesday, underscoring the challenges facing President Barack Obama and Congress as they try to tackle high unemployment and a moribund economy.  Read more here.

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