North Carolina Headlines

Democrat NC Senator Compares GOP Policies with Boston Bombing

April 27, 2013

Submitted without further comment, NC Senator Angela Bryant compares the Republican agenda to the Boston Bombing:   Bryant has since deleted the tweet above and issued a typical, political non-apology. To be clear, no comparison between Boston tragedy and NCGA; #ncga #NCGOP @nashncgop #NCPOL #ncgov @newsobserver — Angela R. Bryant (@angelareb) April 25, 2013 However [...]

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NC House Bill 101 Aims to End the Death Tax

March 31, 2013

Death shouldn’t be a taxable event. At least, that’s the consensus of the 23 Republican House members who have signed on as co-sponsors to House Bill 101 which would repeal North Carolina’s “death tax.” The companion bill in the Senate boasts 29 co-sponsors, a majority of the Senate. Americans for Prosperity is actively supporting the [...]

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GOP Commits Suicide; Endorses Reconquista

March 25, 2013

GOP Commits Suicide; Endorses Reconquista – Stephen Bennett The coffin is prepared. All that’s left is to drive in the nails. Their game of Russian roulette is now being played fully loaded. The death panel is assembled. We’ve known Democrats generally distain the Constitution. We now know that the Republican Party, who professes to be [...]

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NC Rep. Holding Issues Statement On White House Tours

March 7, 2013

The Obama administration marches on, pushing more sequester fear mongering, state representatives and senators have issued statements to their voters. Today Congressman George Holding sent the following letter to his constituents following the Obama administration’s announcement this week regarding White House tours:   Dear Friend, The White House announced earlier this week that White House [...]

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Senate to Vote Wednesday on Charlotte Airport Takeover

March 2, 2013
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The NC Senate will vote Wednesday on a controversial bill that would strip Charlotte of control over its airport.  The bill, sponsored by Republican Senators Bob Rucho, Tom Apodaca, and David Curtis, would create a new bureaucracy called the Charlotte Regional Airport Authority which would seize control of the facility from the city. A companion bill in [...]

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Kay Hagan Tweets Support for Keystone XL Pipeline

February 26, 2013

I joined my colleagues in a writing bipartisan letter to Sec Kerry today urging swift approval of #Keystone pipeline 1.usa.gov/13R5vQI — Senator Kay Hagan (@SenatorHagan) February 26, 2013 The #Keystone XL pipeline will supply energy from our closest friend & partner, and it will create jobs in the US — Senator Kay Hagan (@SenatorHagan) February [...]

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#Senate2014: Kay Hagan Gets A Challenger In NC

February 20, 2013

Dr. Greg Brannon of Cary, NC has officially thrown his hat in the ring.  His candidacy was mentioned in my Senate 2014 sticky post earlier this week, but today I received a press release (below). The Daily Haymaker reported at the end of January: The Republican Liberty Caucus and The Eastern North Carolina Tea Party have united behind a Wake County [...]

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#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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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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