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#ncga: GOP-led House passes 2nd reading of anti-Folwell bill, smacks down effort to stop it

  The Republican troops on Jones Street keep marching along to the tune called by their Hospital Association paymasters.  HB184, which ties treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands in trying to control costs with the state health plan, got rammed through the NC House on a second…

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#hayesscandal: One queer interpretation of the NCGOP PoO

  This is the kind of bovine fecal material  you expect from lawyers.   NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, henceforth referred to as “the defendant”,  has handed over ALL of his job duties to other people but KEPT the title of  “chairman.”   The justification for…

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#hayesscandal: rearranging the deck chairs, everyone going down with the captain

  Things are going from the sublime to the ridiculous.    Here’s the press release NCGOP HQ put out today:   Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers.     “In the best…

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Lt. Dan’s Lindberg connection?

    Robin Hayes’s relationship with Eric Lindberg earned the state Republican Party chairman a federal indictment.  Now, we come across THIS on Facebook:     There were also media reports in 2018 about  PACs tied to Forest getting endowed quite generously by Lindberg:  …

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The Hayes scandal: Who sent the screen shot?

  This is some Hollywood-worthy stuff here. Here is the indictment of Robin Hayes and three others.  Check out Item 77 on page 16: Soooo — a screenshot confirmation of a wire transfer from the NCGOP HQ to the Causey campaign was sent to the…

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NCGOP’s weak response to l’affaire Hayes

  Here’s the official word from NCGOP’s — apparently NEW — lawyer Josh Howard: “Early this morning, the North Carolina Republican Party was made aware of several indictments surrounding the conduct of a major donor to both major political parties and two of his associates. The…

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Politico: Mark Walker IS ‘Public Official A.’

  We raised the question about this anonymous official described in the indictment of Robin Hayes.  Politico appears to have found the answer: Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and…

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WHO is ‘Public Official A’ ?

  After reading through the indictment of Robin Hayes, Eric Lindberg, et. al., I came across this curious passage:   […] Use of Another Public Official to Contact the COMMISSIONER   Between on or about February1,2018, and on or about February 4, 2018, GRAY and…

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Feds: Hayes conspired to BRIBE, LIED to the FBI

  It’s getting worse, people.  Details from the US attorney’s office are shedding even more light on the accusations against the sitting NCGOP chairman.   Here’s a copy of the indictment against Robin Hayes and three others.     (Proceed carefully,  The details in the…

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#ncga: Legislatin’ is HAAAAAAARD.

  I know I couldn’t stand it.  All the lying, back-stabbing and outright thievery would produce some hellacious sensory overload.   Seriously, the way the system is currently set up — you can’t afford to be a state legislator unless you are: retired, independently wealthy,…