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NC drive-by media asleep at the keyboard in #nc-03, #nc-09 special elections

  Members of the waning, depleted corps of drive-by media like to thump their chests and proclaim themselves as ‘informers of the people’, ‘protectors of the First Amendment’,  and that kind of thing.   We’ve got a historic news situation here in North Carolina:  TWO…

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Ally, donor to #nc-09’s Dan McCready: Al Qaeda threat is overblown

  Sudanese immigrant Ilhan Omar has made quite  a name for herself since arriving in Washington.  She was one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.  Her BIG MOUTH inspired a bipartisan anti-hate resolution to pass the House overwhelmingly.     Omar has…

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#nc-03: Doctor Flip-Flop

  Nope.  THAT is not the newest Bond villain.   We’re talking about congressional candidate Joan Perry (R) of Kinston.  She’s getting  a lot of mileage from hugging babies in her campaign ads.  And she should.  As a veteran, respected pediatrician, she’s done a lot…

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#hayesscandal: Speaker Timmy, Chairman Costanza, & Berger also huddled with Lindberg. (Timmy & Wayne got some $$$. Phil, apparently, did not.)

  Insurance commissioner Mike Causey has hinted that more indictments are likely on the way in this mess.  Could some new drive by media reporting be pointing us in the direction of where this case goes next?:   Top Republican legislative leaders met repeatedly with…

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#hayesscandal: Hudson, McHenry, Budd may no longer have Lindberg cash, but they may have still benefited from it

    Apparently, indicted businessman Eric Lindberg’s cash got around DC too:   Three North Carolina congressmen say they’re giving up political contributions they received from a big donor charged in federal indictments with trying to bribe the state’s insurance commissioner.   Spokesmen for U.S….

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#hayesscandal: Indicted party boss STILL holds a lot of power

    Never mind that federal authorities have slapped him with FIVE — count ’em — FIVE criminal indictments.  Robin Hayes is still in a position to heavily influence the near future of the North Carolina Republican Party.   Despite drive by media reports that…

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#ncpol: First big scandal of NCGOP era in Raleigh is re: insurance AND NOT SOLAR. (Who’da thunk it?)

  If you told me early on about perp-walking politicos around Charlotte and Raleigh, I sure would have believed it to have been tied to shady solar deals on Jones Street.  But no, it turned out to be what looks like a petty ham-handed effort…

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Campaign 2019 advertising special !!!

  Election day is quickly approaching in the Ninth and Third district special elections for Congress.  A lot of folks are not-so-subtly trying to promote their candidates in the comments section on our site.  (It often doesn’t matter if the post actually has anything to…

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#hayesscandal: How to earn yourself a primary challenger

  With the 2016 downfall of Pat McCrory, Dan Forest was thrust into the spotlight as the NCGOP’s top statewide dog. It was like being called up from the farm team to the major leagues.   Prior to that, for Forest, it was nice and…

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#hayesscandal: Did NCGOP $$$ finance (alleged) criminal activity?

  The indictment documents against state Republican Party chairman Robin Hayes and three others specifically mention meetings among the alleged conspirators at the Statesville Airport (“on or about March 5, 2018”) and at the Concord Regional Airport (“on or about February 14, 2018”, top of…