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#SCSEN Lindsey Graham: O-Care? “That’s FINE.”

        I had a chance last night to talk with one of the more polished, impressive Tea Party leaders I’ve encountered yet — Larry Nordvig, executive director of The Richmond (VA) Tea Party.  He passed on to me — and some others…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Republicans

NC-6 GOP: Coble’s retirement from Congress throws open the barn doors

  The dean of the North Carolina congressional delegation is calling it quits.  Greensboro’s Howard Coble — an 82 year old moderate who rose to prominence in Raleigh in the Holshouser administration and first won election to Congress in 1984 — says health issues and…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Republicans Thom Tillis

Craven GOP -Thom Tillis spat ends in Craven chairman’s resignation

    There has been quite a bit of internal drama with Craven County’s Republicans during the last year.  They’ve voted to censure state House speaker and US Senate candidate Thom Tillis for his efforts to meddle in area GOP primaries. Local party chairman Paul…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Moore County NCGOP Palin Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

’60 Minutes’ piece hits close to home

      The legendary CBS program had a segment this past weekend that confirmed something for us —  There’s not much difference between the Congress and the mafia: […] Peter Schweizer, is an author and fellow at the Hoover Institution. For the past few…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Kay Hagan Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

#SenateMustAct: All eyes NOW on Hagan, Burr & their friends

Well, House Republicans got dragged kicking and screaming into doing the right thing on ObamaCare.  Now, it’s the Senate’s turn to step up.  Kay Hagan  — affectionately know in many quarters of our state as Chuck Schumer’s sock puppet™ — strongly supported ObamaCare’s passage in…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

Ellmers: Heritage Action = Hypocrites

        Second District  congresswoman Renee Ellmers hosted a town hall meeting in Pinehurst Tuesday night.  And, of course, we were there with a camera rolling. During the more than 150-minute event, Ellmers responded to critics who question her — and her colleagues’…

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Burr: Ready to battle Syria, but NOT ObamaCare

It appears Sir Richard of Winston has found his spine: Civilized people should be outraged by the deaths of thousands of Syrian civilians and the many more who have been maimed in this horrible civil war. The Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilians…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media Moore County NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Republicans

She was FOR it, before she was AGAINST it. (Just like John F. Kerry — who served in Vietnam)

It’s sadly no surprise to hear of a Washington politician coming down on both sides of an issue. But it is surprising when you find out it we’re talking about Renee Ellmers, and the IT is the defunding of ObamaCare. The Second District Congresswoman —…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Economy Media NCGOP Politics Renee Ellmers Walter Jones

The GOP’s ObamaCare sellout rolls on.

        John Boehner says he has the plan to fix it all.  He’s NOT going to use his leverage to defund ObamaCare in the continuing resolution vote.  Instead, he says, House leaders are going to try to work a deal with Obama…

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Sen. Burr STILL dodging, weaving, misleading on ObamaCare defunding

Senator Richard Burr doesn’t have time for the folks at Heritage Action, but he made time this week for Rotary. Activists affiliated with Heritage Action had scheduled a town hall meeting on ObamaCare in Wilmington for the end of August.  Both North Carolina senators were…