#FiscalCliff Deal Passes House

January 2, 2013

The Fiscal Cliff Deal, brokered by McConnell and Vice President Biden, has passed the House.  The final vote was 257-167 with 8 not voting.  Democrats cheered on the House floor as they passed their tax hike while protecting loopholes. The Cliff has been averted — for another two months. Of North Carolina’s 13 Representatives, there [...]

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DeMint Leaving Senate to take Helm at Heritage Foundation

December 6, 2012

As announced on the Heritage Foundation blog, Jim DeMint (R-SC) will leave the Senate to succeed Ed Feulner as the next President of the Heritage Foundation: Heritage’s Board of Trustees unanimously chose DeMint as the organization’s next leader, starting April 3. DeMint will resign from the Senate and start as president-elect in early January, so [...]

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NC Lt. Governor Race Gets Ugly

November 17, 2012

The close race for Lt. Governor in NC has taken a turn towards ugly. In an email to supporters, Dan Forest has revealed the lengths to which the Coleman campaign is going to in an attempt to alter the results in their favor. In a move that can only be described as desperate to the [...]

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Raleigh Mayor Endorses Obama

October 24, 2012

Well, we know who to vote out next time around. From the N&O: Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane endorsed President Barack Obama on Tuesday, overlooking the site of where Raleigh’s new transit hub will be built. The hub, which will receive $21 million in federal grants, is example of the president’s commitment to investing in infrastructure, [...]

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Is North Carolina a Centenarian’s Paradise?

October 22, 2012
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According to data compiled by the Civitas Institute from the NC State Board of Elections’ daily report, North Carolina is a centenarian paradise. As of today, more than 1,000 centenarians have voted in the 2012 elections, and of those ballots, 73.9% have been cast at one-stop voting facilities. Of the remainder, 25.9% cast absentee ballots [...]

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Elaine Marshall: Profits Are The Problem

October 5, 2012
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In 2010, North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall ran against Richard Burr for the US Senate. She lost. But during that campaign, she appeared on WBT with a friendly guest host to rail against the health insurance industry’s “obscene profits.” I was driving home, listening as she railed against the industry, when I decided [...]

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Perdue Aide Pleads Guilty

September 26, 2012

Now we know, perhaps, why Democrat Governor Bev Perdue has been spending money on lawyers.  Another staffer plead guilty last Friday to campaign fund violations. This makes the second staffer to plead guilty; Peter Reichard plead guilty  in December 2011 to a felony resulting from obstruction of justice charges in the campaign finance investigation of [...]

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Dalton Makes The Case For McCrory

September 22, 2012

“Scott Walker is his hero and state employees are his target,” Dalton told a state AFL-CIO convention meeting at the North Raleigh Hilton Thursday morning. “If you elect my opponent, you will have Scott Walker in North Carolina for four years.” – Source News and Observer The difference between a Democrat and a Republican on [...]

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Two Paths In NC This November

September 13, 2012

There are two paths in the National election this year and also in the North Carolina Election. In North Carolina, it would appear Lt. Governor Walter Dalton is following the Obama path. AP via Herald Online: RALEIGH, N.C.: NC AFL-CIO meets to stir up base for Democrats The Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — A big [...]

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Where is Rep. Larry Kissell?

September 4, 2012
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Is Larry Kissell ashamed of being a Democrat. The party’s convention is being held a mere 10 miles from his congressional district, and just 19.2 miles from one of Kissell’s North Carolina offices, but he won’t be attending. Via the Stanley News and Press: “Congressman Kissell plans to be working representing the people of his [...]

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