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Quite a SWAMP-clearing opportunity in 2020 NCGOP labor commissioner primary

      The Elevator Queen, Cherie Berry (R)  — the lady whose picture you see every time you take a ride — is riding off into the sunset and calling it quits.       Two candidates are out there.  One, state Rep. Josh…

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Does Congress’s budget deal mark the end of the Tea Party?

  That’s what Rand Paul  said on Wednesday:   Sen. Rand Paul, who was first elected in 2010 as a one of the original tea party candidates, declared the movement dead on Wednesday, citing a massive budget deal poised for passage Thursday.   “Both parties…

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#hayesscandal: Kicking the can down the road

  Defense lawyers seem to be having their way with this one.  The US attorney is a former Mecklenburg County DA who happens to be BFFs with Thom Tillis.  The defense got the judge changed from a hard-line Democrat to a newly-seated, newly-approved Republican ….

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Moore County D.A.’s race: incumbent Krueger OUT, challenger Hardin now unopposed.

  It was looking to be a tough reelection bid for Maureen Krueger anyway.  A lot of people are still angry at her for so publicly meddling in the last sheriff’s race.  And then there was the episode where she struck a deal with  a…

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Tillis teams with Dems to enact race, gender quotas for federal patents

  His campaign is mouthing a bunch of nonsense about how much he love Trump and how conservative he is, but Thom Tillis’s own Senate website tells a different story:   Yesterday, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Intellectual Property,…

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The omitted details on the latest entry into the NC LtGov race

Campaign materials are identifying him as  “Iraq War Veteran and current North Carolina National Guard soldier” Greg Gebhardt.  But they left out some other important details: He’s registered with the state as a lobbyist for the solar goons. He was a long-serving aide to House…

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Medicaid expansion? THIS is gonna hurt.

    Duke scholar, Dr. Christopher Conover, Ph.D., lays out a pretty damning case against Medicaid expansion in the January-February 2-17 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.   Yet, the liberals, the media and the rest of the political establishment will likely eviscerate HIM…

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#ncga: While we’re on the subject of berating pols for over-the-top rhetoric …

  How about THIS guy?     Yes, that’s James Dawkins, Brunswick County Democrat, blaming state Rep. Frank Iler (R-Brunswick) for being “personally responsible” for deaths he says occurred because Medicaid has not been expanded.   Really?  If you actually talk to people in the…

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Poll: A Tillis collapse

  The Garland Tucker campaign has released internal polling showing that Thom Tillis is undergoing  a “spectacular” collapse in support among Republican voters:   You see it once every thirty or forty years in politics: An incumbent Senator collapsing in his own primary.   Garland…

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Did Clinton crony have financial interest in Grange family business?

  Opinions seem to differ on that question:   Sidney Blumenthal has repeatedly claimed that he had no financial interests in a company seeking contracts in post-Gaddafi Libya that he pitched to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state.   But notes from the…