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#nc-03: Dr. Joan, Big DC Money and a gaggle of #NeverTrumpers.

  Joan Perry enjoys lamenting –to anyone who will listen — that “Washington insiders” are out to get her.  Funny thing is — according to Federal Election Commission records,  DC-based and DC-connected political action committees have officially spent more than ONE MILLION DOLLARS promoting Perry’s…

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The NCGOP E.D. rumor mill …

  Names of potential replacements for Dallas are starting to leak out of Hillsborough Street. (Trial balloons, perhaps?)   Anyway, here is what we have:   Jim Burton.   We’ve already written about him.  But I keep hearing his name from multiple plugged-in sources.  I…

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Lt. Dan takes on The N&O. “Special Needs” Speck is miffed.

  I’ve watched the N&O for a long time.  It’s changed ownership, but the paper still has an amazing talent for trolling j-schools and scooping up smarmy, arrogant tools and dropping them into the politics beat. (Rob Christensen was, by far, the worst of these.)…

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UNC Hospitals tries to work AROUND Folwell on state health plan. Folwell calls them out.

  Taxpayer-funded UNC Hospitals got caught red-handed using state funds to aid dirty political maneuvering against state treasurer Dale Folwell.  After being busted by a Charlotte drive-by, the hospital group scrambled to get their money back from the anti-Folwell dark money PAC.   UNC Hospitals…

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Hey, where’d that conservative revolution go?

  Check out the latest from the UNC-Asheville Board of Trustees:   Never underestimate the power of a bunch of squeaky-wheeled students to get the grease, or in this case, to get rid of the grease, in the fight for a more environmentally and socially…

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UNC Hospitals caught funding attack on state treasurer Dale Folwell

    A state-funded entity using taxpayer funds to wage political warfare against an elected state official.  (*Isn’t THAT special?*)   State treasurer Dale Folwell was inspired to pursue his special pricing transparency project for the state health plan by the actions of UNC Hospitals….

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N&O troll tries to clothesline Lt. Dan

  I swear.  Being vicious, smarmy, and dishonest must be a written-in-stone requirement for political writers at The money-bleeding, floundering N&O.  The little special-needs Speck boy currently holding down the job seems to keep himself afloat by cribbing from The Internet.  The Speck boy is…

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NC-03: The McIntyres (D) return Joan Perry’s favor

    For a former Democrat congressman, Mike McIntyre sure is playing a  major role in a Republican primary (in a district he doesn’t even live in).   Joan  Perry and Greg Murphy are locked in a runoff for the GOP nomination in North Carolina’s…

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‘Draining the swamp’? Officially, now a JOKE.

    With President Trump’s endorsement of the man whose biggest dream upon arriving in DC was chairing the National Republican Senatorial Committee,  we can officially attach a ‘jk’  (just kidding) emoji to Trump’s whole ‘Drain The Swamp meme.   Trump came out with an…

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Cheering The Obstruction of Justice

  During the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s,  liberals were outraged — OUTraged — by local sheriffs and police departments refusing to cooperate with federal agents in the protection of civil rights protesters and the taming of the KKK.   It was — rightfully…