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#ncga: Drivebys Tee-Up the Steinburg Invitational

The Elizabeth City Daily Advance has decided to wake up from its Rip Van Winklish slumber and call Bob Steinburg’s taxpayer-funded basketball deal what it is: State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, says he didn’t break any laws or ethics rules when his new sports marketing…

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#ncga: Court date set for indicted Steinburg aide

Diana London is arguably state Rep. Bob Steinburg’s closest adviser.  She is his top legislative assistant in Raleigh.  She also calls a lot of the shots on his current campaign for state Senate. In late May, London was indicted by a Dare County grand jury…

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#ncpol: FlipNC leftists struggling to get off the ground?

They’ve got a nice website.  They look pretty organized.  But, if money is the milk of politics, Soros-linked Indivisible FlipNC looks to be pretty thirsty. This leftist group is dedicated to returning the General Assembly to Democrat control.  It’s interesting to look at some of…

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Solar goons a wee-bit cash-poor through Q2 2018

Things appear to be a little tight for the folks who specialize in lining politician pockets so that said politicians will give them lots of taxpayer money to buy and play with solar panels and windmills.  These folks don’t appear to be raising much money…

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Gas taxes: We’re #10! (nationally)

As campaign season gears up, we’re hearing all about this tax being cut and that tax being cut.  But one place we can’t seem to get any relief is at the gas pump. According to the Tax Foundation, North Carolina had the TENTH highest gas…

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Lobbying firm behind dark money PAC promoting GOP House candidates?

Ward and Smith, as a firm, is one of the big-dog legal players in North Carolina.  The New Bern-based firm is well-known in the legislative building on Raleigh’s Jones Street for its “government relations” work. Mailers from something called “The Carolina Leadership Coalition” have been…

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N&O P.O.S. kicks a dead man’s corpse

WRAL political reporter Mark Binker passed away in 2017.  During his career. We begged to differ with a lot of his output.  In our opinion,  Mark regularly abused the freedoms granted him under the First Amendment.  We gave him pure hell for it too. When…

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#ncga SD-25: Lexo strikes back. McInnis, confused. Dallas practicing law without a license. (Film at 11.)

Just four months in front of an election, it sounds like things are not so hunky-dory and lovey-dovey here in the Sandhills: Demonstrating just how rankled local Republicans still are over the ugly state Senate primary this past spring, defeated challenger Michelle Lexo’s campaign has…

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Speaking of Socialism …

The s-word appears to be the popular buzzword this campaign season for GOPe types. We’re eight years into state government’s alleged conservative revolution.  State government keeps spending more and more.  We’re subsidizing solar panels and windmills.  Even MORE money is being tossed into the failing…

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#ncga: Changing the rules at the last minute. Heading to court.

So, we’ve got two different cases of the majority on Jones Street changing the rules governing this year’s elections at the last minute.  Both cases appear to be headed toward becoming COURT CASES. First, we have the state Supreme Court race.  Being too cute by…