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A mixed review for Tuesday’s legislative session …

The conservative majority in the state legislature continued their beatdown of Madame Governor in Tuesday’s business — overriding her vetoes of bills limiting the payment of unemployment benefits and installing a waiting period for abortions in the state.  Supporters of the override said it was…

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YES, there IS life AFTER government funding …

The recently passed state budget cut out funding for the North Carolina Governor’s School,  and The Left quickly pounced on that as another piece of evidence of how conservatives want to hurt the state’s children. What were our state’s most academically gifted children to do without an…

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And the beatdown goes on ….

(No that’s not me misquoting some famous song lyrics by The Whispers. Or was it Sonny & Cher ?) We’re talking about the action today at the legislative building in Raleigh.  The legislature convincingly overrode THREE more of Madame Governor’s vetoes. We here at the…

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McIntyre: I’m running in NC-7 regardless of final map

Congressman Mike McIntyre has said publicly that he plans to run for reelection to his 7th district seat regardless of what the final redistricting map looks like.  Two maps have come out of the legislature.  The first map had more than half of McIntyre’s home…

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Redistricting reboot: From bad to worse for NC Democrats

The Left threw a major tantrum over the first congressional redistricting map released by the conservative majority in the North Carolina General Assembly.  Leftists claimed the map was unconstitutional, unfair to minorities, and WAY TOO GENEROUS to Republicans. The map-drawers in Raleigh received word that…

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voting plus showing ID equals …. HITLER?????

It used to hold that a loser in an argument / competition screamed ‘uncle’ when he was losing.  Modern-day leftists in North Carolina have apparently replaced the word ‘uncle’ with ‘Hitler.’ The News & Observer has an item up about likely GOP gubernatorial nominee Pat…

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ANOTHER sensible idea emanating from Raleigh …

This is getting kinda scary.  Some in the GOP legislative majority are proposing merging several small community colleges in order to save the state some money.   Florence and Darlington Counties in South Carolina have done well — for AGES — with Florence-Darlington Technical College….

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Redistricting revisited …

  Reports are that the congressional redistricting map produced by the state legislature in Raleigh has been challenged by The U.S. Justice Department over concerns about compliance with the Voting Rights Act.  The 1965 Voting Rights Act gives federal authorities the right to OK or…

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A lesson on reading polls …

Over the past couple of days, there have been a few misleading stories in the N&O regarding political poll numbers.  I am going to assume the best — that Rob Christensen and the other folks in the N&O newsroom don’t understand how to read an…

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Fact: The N&O LOVES liberals

I often harken back to the eight year period (1984-1992) when we last had a GOP governor in Raleigh. That is also the last occasion when The Raleigh News & Observer subjected an incumbent governor to tough questions and scrutiny. The newsroom practically went to…