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Our,um, “Republican” Senate

Mitch McConnell has been tooting his own horn a lot lately, claiming that he has been spearheading the most productive US Senate in memory. The folks over at Heritage have, of course, a little cold water to throw on that:  Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.,…

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Study: NC is smacked hard by federal regs

George Mason University’s Mercatus Center has produced some thought-provoking research illustrating just how much of an impact DC has on each of the states:  The federal regulation and state enterprise (“FRASE”) index ranks the 50 states and the District of Columbia according to how federal…

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Thilli$: Judges? (Ain’t my job, man.)

Oh, the leftists are having a field day with our junior senator’s latest battle with coherence and articulation:  Republicans have never made it easy for President Barack Obama to confirm judges. But Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) came up with a new reason the Senate shouldn’t…

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Thilli$, Burr help another radical leftist get on the federal payroll

The GOP-controlled US Senate — you know, the one that was going to strike down that evil ObamaCare ASAP? Well, just when you thought they couldn’t do anything dumber or more shameless, they surprise you:  Conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Thom Tillis

Thilli$$$$ eyeing the NR$C prize

In DC, when they talk these days about the Dynamic Duo, they’re not referring to Barry & Joe, or The Donald & Newt.  It’s all about Thom & Cory. No, we’re not talking about the hottest new sitcom on the LOGO network.  We’re talking about…

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Study: Solar subsidies = higher power bills (*Surprise!*)

We’ve got an army of lobbyists all over Jones Street lining pockets with cash to protect “alternative energy mandates.”  We’ve got a guy in Charlotte with too much time and apparently money burning a hole in his pocket trying to turn the state and national…

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North Carolina state taxing and spending by the numbers

As the election season gears up, the phony statistics and the excrement are really going to be flying.  We decided to head some of that off by injecting some interesting, hard data into the discussion.   Revenues.   North Carolina has been more prolific than…

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Thilli$$$$ ready to team with Schumer & tha’ boys for some good ol’ “Gang of Eight” amnesty

It killed Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions.  The GOP base doesn’t want it.  But so many of the “smart” people in DC, on both sides of the aisle, are ready to sock it to us with amnesty. We had ThomT pegged as an amnesty man early…

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#2016POLLS: Tighter than Bill Barber’s SPANX!

That’s right. It looks like we have nail-biters all around the top of the tickets this November.  (Of course, things NEVER seem to really heat up until right after Labor Day.) But — looking at the polls right now, November looks like ANYONE’S GAME in…

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#ncpol: Burr, Thilli$$$ split on Puerto Rico bailout

Puerto Rico can’t manage its money so Dick Burr & some of his friends thought it was important to send A BUNCH MORE of our money down there:  Whether government or corporations, bailouts do not allow the entity performing the mismanagement to learn from their…