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Two Worth Keeping: Jones and Meadows

NC-03’s Walter Jones has been around a long time — marching to the beat of a different drummer.  He was a right-leaning Democrat in the state legislature.  As a Republican member of Congress, he’s irritated the party’s establishment by sticking to his guns on limited…

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Most of Common Core is OK. Just tweak it. O-Care? Forget repealing it. Let’s FIX IT.

It’s too bad that we have to turn to history books detailing events of generations long ago to appreciate principled American leaders.  These days — party platforms are flexible and “living” — *kinda like that Constitution thingie*.  Platform planks — like campaign promises — are…

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Caldwell Co. GOP offers a tip of the hat to Mark Meadows

    In an era where so many GOP “leaders” are disappointing the faithful outside The Beltway  and The Beltline, one group of North Carolina Republicans is standing up and saluting one particular congressional leader from The Tar Heel State. The Fourth Congressional District’s GOP…

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ObamaCare: Taxpayer subsidy for ME, but not for THEE

      No wonder Richard Burr thinks it is “the dumbest idea” to defund ObamaCare.  It’s leaked out that the federal government will subsidize the health care costs of Members of Congress and their staffs: All over the country, people are worried about how…

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Wayne King headed to Congress?

Sources within the staff of Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC-11) are confirming that NCGOP vice-chairman Wayne King has been hired onto the congressman’s staff as a “senior adviser.”   Word is also circulating among state GOP politicos that King will not seek re-election to the state…

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Congressman-elect Meadows: walking back campaign promises at the speed of light

          Republican Mark Meadows talked a tough, conservative game in his campaign for the 11th district congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Health Shuler.  Now, after the votes have been counted, and he’s been guaranteed at least two years in Washington,…

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11th district’s Hayden Rogers (D) FOR and AGAINST ObamaCare

    In 2004, Democrat presidential nominee John F. Kerry told us he was FOR the war on terror BEFORE he was against it.  Got that?  Good.  In 2012, 11th district Democrat congressional nominee Hayden Rogers  — right hand man to outgoing congressman Health Shuler…