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STILL not passing the smell test …

NC PolicyWatch, a Raleigh-based leftist think tank, is ratcheting up its reporting on NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston): N.C. State Rep. Stephen LaRoque tapped a federally-funded non-profit he ran to loan his own company money, according to documents filed in the Lenoir County Courthouse…

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Is it Bo, Moe, Joe, or “No, this really isn’t my dog” …

Gaffes and scandals pop up from time to time in campaigns.  Like the changing of the seasons or the rising and setting of the sun.  They just happen.  But it is truly a shame when a candidate produces and distributes something that leads to embarrassing…

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Give me something to believe in …

    (Believe me, it hurts to have to start off a post quoting lyrics from 80s “hair” band Poison.)  The latest column by Fox News contributor and political columnist Michael Barone , entitled “GOP Needs a Front-Runner Stronger Than Candidate X’‘,   should provide some…

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Voted already? No problem. Try again …

News reports out of Raleigh indicate the arrest of an 89 year old resident for voting twice in the 2010 elections.  The man says he participated in the state’s early voting process, then showed up at his polling place again on election day.  The suspect…

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A drive-by sliming, courtesy of the N&O and Politico ….

It is astounding how much more press coverage and scrutiny the current occupant of the 2nd congressional district seat, Renee Ellmers (R), is getting than her predecessor, Bob (Who are you?) Etheridge (D) did. ( I am SURE it could not have anything to do…

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John Davis: still swinging, hitting nothing but air …

Raleigh “political consultant” John Davis, the publisher of The John Davis Political Report, is working overtime to convince North Carolinians, beaten down by the Obama recession, to fork over hundreds of dollars to read the wisdom published in said “political report” — rumored to be…

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LaRoque fires back on loan controversy …

NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston)  called a press conference this week to counter ethics questions raised against him by a left-leaning public interest group: Rep. Stephen LaRoque on Tuesday defended his pair of federally funded nonprofits that provided loans to two members of the…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature…

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Passing the smell test …

I had such high hopes for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston).  When he first came to the legislature, he was joined at the hip with former state Rep. Richard Morgan and his sweetheart deal with House Democrats.  LaRoque lost a bruising reelection fight, as did…

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Legislators listening to business people about policies that affect businesses. Oh, the horror …

According to the N&O, and other liberal mouthpieces, the fact that NC state legislators and businesspeople are getting together to talk about legislation means SOMETHING sinister is going on: The American Legislative Exchange Council is holding its annual conference in New Orleans, on the heels…