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Anger “building” in DC over Burr coronavirus investing

  Some people are dismissing the hubbub as pro-Trump forces paying our senior senator back for giving the Democrats so much help during the Russian collusion hoax.   Some are dismissing it as liberals and Democrats trying to score points on a hapless GOP incumbent….

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From the US House to The White House

    The worst kept secret in Washington got let out of the bag today.  North Carolina’s Mark Meadows resigned from the US House to take on the position of chief of staff in the Trump White House.   The big question that we’re left…

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Richard Burr, lawyering up.

  He’s been hit with all kinds of bad publicity about his stock trades that coincided with special briefings he received as Intelligence Committee chairman.  One investor has filed suit against him in federal court.     Now, it appears the US Justice Department as…

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Cooper: Booze is ‘ESSENTIAL’

    Especially if it’s being peddled via a state-subsidized monopoly:   This week, both Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) and North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) announced statewide executive orders for their states regarding policy and practice as our nation deals with the novel…

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While Tillis panders on “price-gouging,” Locke’s Sanders makes A LOT of sense

    Everybody who has taken an economics class knows that when the supply of something is low, and demand is up,  the price generally goes UP.   But statists (and many a pandering politician) want to pile on the red tape and make the…

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Outside help coming to protect NC elections, DO Josh Stein’s job FOR HIM

  You might remember J. Christian Adams.   He is the former US Department of Justice attorney who raised a fuss about the Black Panther voter intimidation efforts in the 2008 presidential election.  He got shut up and shut down by the newly-minted Obama Administration…

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NCGOP state convention postponed until June

    As we said before,  even politics is being shaken up by the pandemic.  Here’s NCGOP chairman Michael Whatley:   Due to the national health emergency caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, commonly known as the Coronavirus, the North Carolina Republican Party…

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Tillis getting dragged into Burr mess?

    Believe it or not, the one who appears to be doing the dragging is a Republican congressman known as a solid conservative and rock-solid Trump loyalist on Capitol Hill:   […] On Friday, Burr spokeswoman Caitlin Carroll sent a statement from Burr on…

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Dale Folwell tests positive

    State treasurer Dale Folwell — one of the dwindling number of true (elected) public servants we have left in state government — confirmed in a release today that HE has been diagnosed with the coronavirus:   After a recent, long-planned trip with my…

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Turning up the heat on ‘Tricky Dick’

    Our senior senator —  a guy who has survived so many elections by people reassuring / saying to themselves “He’s better than Erskine Bowles / Elaine Marshall / Deborah Ross”  —  can’t seem to shake the scrutiny of his investment practices, which are being…