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The Grinch is trying to steal Boss Bev’s Christmas

              Her friends at The N&O are STILL talking about those pesky private airplane flights from 2008 that SOMEHOW never made it onto her campaign report.  Now, Carolina Journal’s indefatigable investigative reporter Don Carrington has found that Boss Bev’s…

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Will indictment of Boss Bev’s bag man bounce back on Senator Hagan?

Boss Bev’s campaign finance chief was in court yesterday, and WRAL was there: Gov. Beverly Perdue’s former campaign finance chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with violations in her 2008 campaign. Peter Anthony Reichard entered an Alford plea, which allows a…

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NCSU economist: North Carolina faces long road to recovery

          NC State University economics professor Dr. Mike Walden painted a bleak picture of the state’s economic future during December 1 testimony before the General Assembly’s Joint Economic Committee.  WRAL’s Laura Leslie had the story: State lawmakers looking for ways to…

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Surprise! State BOE opens probe of 2008 Dem complaint against McCrory

          News hit this week about campaign operatives for Boss Bev 2012  being indicted on campaign finance law violations. At the end of the week, we get news that the state Board of Elections is finally getting around to investigating a…

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Et tu, Faison?

  Boss Bev needs to read up on Julius Caesar.  Her current predicament is eerily similar to the one faced by the legendary Roman emperor during his final days in power.  (Nixon, too, by the way.) State Rep. Bill Faison (D-Hillsborough) — a darling of…

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Indictment of Boss Bev cronies is like deja vu all over again …

  If I talked to you about a governor with cronies laundering money to sidestep campaign finance laws, you’d think I was talking about Mike Easley.  We went through a whole soap opera about ol’ Mike, a made-up job for his wife, unauthorized campaign flights,…

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GOP legislators seek business POV; Dems & Media cry FOUL

Boy, it really turns my world upside down to see something published by The N&O staff complaining about not including both sides of a story. Until recently, I thought “fracking” was only an epithet used by characters on Battlestar Galactica.  (Sorry, my geek is showing.) …

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Surprise! Media, Dems demagogued NC state budget cuts.

        Boss Bev, legislative Dems, and their hench-persons in North Carolina’s alleged mainstream media (MSM) tried to tell us THE SKY WOULD FALL if budget cuts pushed by GOP legislators were to pass. Well, the budget cuts passed — with the help…

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Finally! Jimmy Carter is making sense.

Until now, Jimmy Carter has been widely regarded as the worst president EVER to reside at 1600 Pennsylvania.  (BarryO, the Carter family can’t thank you enough for taking this monkey off their back.) In Raleigh, and other capitals around the country, Democrats have been ranting…

Posted in Bev Perdue Media NC legislature NC State Government Politics Thom Tillis

Sounds like somebody’s getting a little fussy …

          Boy, you ought to hear the Raleigh press corps — whining like a bunch of babies.  The mean old Republicans in charge of things in the NC legislature have scheduled business for Monday, and WON’T guarantee that something newsworthy like…