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#hayesscandal: One queer interpretation of the NCGOP PoO

  This is the kind of bovine fecal material  you expect from lawyers.   NCGOP chairman Robin Hayes, henceforth referred to as “the defendant”,  has handed over ALL of his job duties to other people but KEPT the title of  “chairman.”   The justification for…

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#hayesscandal: rearranging the deck chairs, everyone going down with the captain

  Things are going from the sublime to the ridiculous.    Here’s the press release NCGOP HQ put out today:   Chairman Hayes today announced he has relinquished most of his day-to-day duties of managing the NCGOP to other constitutional officers.     “In the best…

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Denial: A river in Egypt AND the prevailing state of mind on Hillsborough St.

  NCGOP bigwigs in Raleigh had a conference call with regional GOP leaders from throughout the state.  Guess what the prevailing topic of conversation was? We heard from a number of participants who described Raleigh’s reaction to the Hayes scandal as “pathetic.” Sources say NCGOP…

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NCGOP’s weak response to l’affaire Hayes

  Here’s the official word from NCGOP’s — apparently NEW — lawyer Josh Howard: “Early this morning, the North Carolina Republican Party was made aware of several indictments surrounding the conduct of a major donor to both major political parties and two of his associates. The…

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Politico: Mark Walker IS ‘Public Official A.’

  We raised the question about this anonymous official described in the indictment of Robin Hayes.  Politico appears to have found the answer: Republican Rep. Mark Walker has been caught up in a federal corruption probe that has rocked the North Carolina Republican Party and…

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Feds: Hayes conspired to BRIBE, LIED to the FBI

  It’s getting worse, people.  Details from the US attorney’s office are shedding even more light on the accusations against the sitting NCGOP chairman.   Here’s a copy of the indictment against Robin Hayes and three others.     (Proceed carefully,  The details in the…

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L’affaire Hall: Democrat family feud bubbles to the surface

In a written statement (and ensuing interview with a WUNC driveby) state Rep. Duane Hall is firing back and defending himself with both barrels: In earlier reporting, we mentioned that the “hit” on Hall originated from his side of the political aisle.  We had our…

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#ncga: Hall hit by ‘friendly fire’

My suspicions were correct.  It appears Rep. Duane Hall was the victim of a political “hit” — by a powerful figure on his side of the political fence. (This does not diminish the severity of the accusations.  It doesn’t let him off the hook, by…

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#ncga: l’affaire Hall

It’s amazing how quiet a lot of folks in the big city of Raleigh are in the wake of the Duane Hall allegations. On the D-side,  you’ve got folks falling all over themselves calling for his resignation.  *Due process, shmue process.* But the oooooooonly officlal…

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#ncga: Duane Hall, NSFW.

It would appear that one of the loudest mouths in “The Party of Women” stands accused of being quite ungentlemanly to some of those ladies he and his comrades claim to speak for: The first time Rep. Duane Hall made Jessie White feel uncomfortable was…