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A HELL of a ride with Miss Virginia …

This is a little dated, but it gives one heck of a peek into the mindset of at least one of the folks we send to Washington every two years.  Apparently, getting on an elevator with Virginia Foxx can be one terrifying experience: More House…

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Virginia Foxx: Give US your genetic info — or else!

Yet another North Carolina Republican is running at break-neck speed into the stifling, suffocating embrace of the federal leviathan: […] A bill in Congress could make it harder for workers to keep employers from getting access to their personal medical and genetic information and raise…

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#nc-05: The Foxx record

Virginia Foxx, a member of the House Republican leadership who faces a primary challenge on June 7 from Tea Partier Pattie Curran, is following the lead of a lot of her colleagues by putting the word ”conservative” in close proximity to her name as much as…

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NC-02: Heritage Action says Renee Ellmers most liberal GOP House member from NC

Heritage Action, the political arm of The Heritage Foundation, produces ratings that have become the gold standard for evaluating how conservative Members of Congress truly are.  They track votes throughout the year and rate each member of the House and Senate on a scale of ZERO…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress George Holding Patrick McHenry Renee Ellmers Richard Burr Thom Tillis Virginia Foxx

Heritage Action: Jones is US House’s most conservative NCGOPer

Walter Jones’s primary foes are working hard to paint him as a liberal and a “Pelosi Republican.”  The latest scorecard from Heritage Action ranks Jones as the most conservative House member (88%) from North Carolina.  George Holding comes in a close (87%) second, while Mark…

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Jones to Meadows: SIGN ME UP!

The two most notorious residents of John Boehner’s dog house — from opposite ends of this great state —  are teaming up to see about VACATING the speaker’s chair.   Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC-03) has confimed via Facebook that he has Mark Meadows’s back:   I…

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#ncpol: Meet the chairman of the House Committee on BIG Cojones

There he goes again, showing his colleagues how to behave like a conservative.  One has to wonder how long it will take for Patrick McHenry (R-NC-10) to run whining to the drivebys about his neighbor in the 11th, Mark Meadows?    Will Thom Tillis scold him…

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Conservative Review: Grades of F for Tillis AND Burr (Eight of 13 House members FAIL)

There’s another player out there rating the conservatism of DC politicians — Conservative Review.  The folks at that site give both North Carolina senators failing grades, and pass only FIVE of North Carolina’s 13 House members. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-11) earns a grade of 96…

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NC’s Jones, SC’s Mulvaney stand strong on spending, while rest of US House GOP folds like cheap suit

“And the beat goes on … ” — Sonny & Cher ——————————- The drive-bys have been calling last week’s vote on the 2016 federal budget in the GOP-controlled US House as ”conservative.”   Seventeen members of the House GOP caucus would beg to differ with that…

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The Orange One Lives: Only TWO Carolinas reps bother to listen to the people

It was the biggest rebellion against a House speaker in 150 years.  Recent polling found 60 percent of Republicans wanting a new speaker of the House.  Only eighteen percent believe speaker John Boehner and Senate leader Mitch McConnell are doing a good job. Yet, when…