Category: Congress

Ellmers-Etheridge: The Sequel ???

  I’ve believed for some time that Bob Etheridge was planning a comeback bid in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District, now held by freshman Republican Renee Ellmers.   The man most associated — next to Roger Daltrey — with the…

SC : Nikki LOVES Mitt ( Tea Party falling OUT of love with Nikki?)

        In North Carolina,  Republican Renee Ellmers was unexpectedly propelled past Democrat Bob Etheridge in the 2010 race for the state’s 2nd congressional district seat in Washington.  Once sworn in, Ellmers latched on to John Boehner and…

Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an…

Boozing it up — on the clock — on Capitol Hill

        The latest dispatch from “The NW Daily Marker” — a Seattle based political blog — is giving Seattle area congressman Rick Larsen (D) a perpetual migraine.  The blog has come across some tweets — messages on…

One More Time: Government DOES NOT CREATE JOBS

          Economist Paul Gregory has an excellent piece on Forbes.com  slapping down the notion put forth by BarryO and his allies that MORE government spending is needed to turn the economy around: Bill Keller, the former…

Renee Ellmers: THERE she is …

      Renee Ellmers is beginning to give a lot of ‘street cred’  to those blonde jokes. I watched a recent floor speech by the 2nd district congresswoman dealing with concealed carry  legislation.  It was such a rambling, incoherent…

Howard Coble: 1978 was a very good year. (or was it?)

  I was really bored, trolling around on the Internet, and found this biographical info on Congressman Howard Coble’s official web site: Professional -1961-67 State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, Claims Department -1967-69 Assistant County Attorney, Guilford County, NC -1969-73 Assistant…

Senator Hagan and payroll taxes

            North Carolina’s junior U.S. Senator Kay Hagan — affectionately known around Capitol Hill as “Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet” — is stepping into the fray over extending a payroll tax cut for all Americans: Supporting…