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LaRoque fires back on loan controversy …

NC State Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston)  called a press conference this week to counter ethics questions raised against him by a left-leaning public interest group: Rep. Stephen LaRoque on Tuesday defended his pair of federally funded nonprofits that provided loans to two members of the…

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Vote early, vote often …

The story  about vote fraud charges filed this week by Wake County’s district attorney is continuing to snowball into the weekend. The number of suspects in the case has expanded from four to nine.   The Civitas Institute, a conservative public affairs organization in Raleigh,…

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Felony charges make The Left, media eat a little crow

Felony charges filed against four Wake County residents for vote fraud are surely making the state’s Left and their friends in the alleged Main Stream Media (MSM) eat a tad bit of crow.  One media outlet that will surely be dining on that annoying black…

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Renee Ellmers “grows in office” …

That spells BIG trouble for us, fellow taxpayers. You see, The New York Times — like The Raleigh News & Observer — does not care for ANYTHING even remotely conservative. In either of those publications, if you see a mention of a conservative’s name, you…

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North Carolina’s “Monty Hall” Republicans in Washington …

The new majority in the state legislature has been a pleasant surprise for North Carolina conservatives, who have stewed for years about the spending smorgasbord on Jones Street.  We have been seeing a lot of principled conservatism and common-sense legislation coming out of the legislature…

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And the lies from DC keep falling apart …

I hate to say I told you so, but …. Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time, dealing a symbolic blow to the world’s economic superpower in what was a sharply worded critique of the…

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Passing the smell test …

I had such high hopes for state Rep. Stephen LaRoque (R-Kinston).  When he first came to the legislature, he was joined at the hip with former state Rep. Richard Morgan and his sweetheart deal with House Democrats.  LaRoque lost a bruising reelection fight, as did…

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The lies about the debt ceiling increase start to fall apart …

How do you tell when a politician is lying? When their lips are moving.  A lot of politician lips have been flapping during the recent debt ceiling debate — resulting in a lot of lies being broadcast as gospel.  The politicians said we needed to…

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Legislators listening to business people about policies that affect businesses. Oh, the horror …

According to the N&O, and other liberal mouthpieces, the fact that NC state legislators and businesspeople are getting together to talk about legislation means SOMETHING sinister is going on: The American Legislative Exchange Council is holding its annual conference in New Orleans, on the heels…

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Trillions more in debt is GOOD for you. Trust US.

I have to give rare kudos to Democrats Larry Kissell and Mike McIntyre, who voted against the U.S. House deal to raise the federal debt ceiling — even if it might have been for the wrong reasons. Sixth District Republican congressman Howard Coble, who represents…