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A list of potential Trump appointees?

The fact that this list went to Buzzfeed and TPM FIRST screams major questions about its validity and credibility. But here we go: Secretary of State: John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee,…

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John Hood: Trump supporters ‘a motley crew of simpletons, bigots, and cynical manipulators’

Anyone wondering what the hell has been going on at The John Locke Foundation, Civitas, The Carol ina Plotthound, and The Pope Center for Higher Ed, needs to look no further than “Daddy Warbucks” Pope’s consigliérè John Hood.   Hood, who somehow has been proclaimed…

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Pat McCrory. (What happened?)

Right now, the popular thing is to scream about vote fraud.  There is some interesting evidence out there to support that argument.   Current returns show about a 5000 vote statewide for Cooper. But why didn’t these cheaters nail Burr? (Granted, he does cave and…

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#ncga: A more conservative House?

I know many of us were sad to see the ruling troika survive May AND November. But things turned out to be a wash in the lower chamber.  We’ll be dealing with the same partisan divide next session. But the new session’s majority may very…

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(Pssst. Hey. Check out all the results-accepting and STUFF.)

How come you don’t ever see Republican voters riot?  I mean running-through-the-streets-breaking-stuff rioting?  Seriously.  Anyone?  (Bueller?)  It seems just like yesterday that the driveby media and the I’m-with-Her crowd were tut-tutting and lecturing us about how undemocratic and improper it is to not accept the will…

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Hey. Where’d these 90,000 uncounted votes come from?

Isn’t it amazing that “technical” problems always seem to happen on election day in strong Democrat-voting localities?  Stuff just doesn’t break down in Republican locales. Yesterday, Durham county had some “technical” glitches and got a court order extending voting hours.  They also –*Surprise!* — discovered…

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The Morning After …

It’s Donald Trump’s world.  We’re just living in it.  It’s pretty clear that the re-emergence of a silent majority made a huge difference last night — turning what could have been a blaaah night for the NCGOP into one filled with some pleasant surprises.  And…

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A GOP WAVE ??????

Here at 10 PM, it looks like a huge huge huge YUGE night for North Carolina Republicans.  It looks like they’ll be gaining seats in the legislature.  It looks like they’ll hold governor, lieutenant governor, agriculture, and labor.  It’s looking now like they’ll add insurance,…

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Trump, Burr pulling ahead. McCrory still lagging.

Twenty-one percent of precincts reporting.  FORTY-SEVEN percent turnout.  (WOW.)   And the night is still young. Congressional races are looking like runaways.  Council of state races are still in line with the governor’s race.  Dan Forest, Steve Troxler, Cherie Berry, are all hanging in.  Dale…

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Big Dem areas reporting early

Buncombe County — Asheville — and Wake County — Raleigh — have submitted most of their results thus far in this nail-biter.  Mecklenburg — home of Charlotte and a Dem stronghold — has yet to report, as has Guilford — home of Greensboro.  Burr and…