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NAMING NAMES: national gambling scandal $$$$ lined a lot of pockets in both parties on Jones Street

The North Carolina state board of elections is calling for a probe into campaign contributions made by an indicted Oklahoma businessman and his wife to Gov. Pat McCrory and scores of North Carolina state legislators. Chase Burns, the owner of International Internet Technologies (IIT), is…

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It’s not about Rs vs. Ds. It’s statism vs. freedom.

  [H]ow on earth could an Obama-liberal be one of the four Republican Leaders in the State House? That’s a question longtime campaign consultant Carter Wrenn asked in a recent blog post.   Carter sounds like a lot of people I hear these days.  They…

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Charlotte Pol: Undervaluation of Panther stadium saved team TONS in property taxes

The Charlotte City Council’s vote to give the owners of The Carolina Panthers $87 million to renovate Bank of America Stadium has raised some hackles in the grassroots. Did the Carolina Panthers avoid millions in Charlotte city taxes as a result of an unusually low…

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Politicians hosting job fairs: How about some pro-growth votes, instead?

      US Senator Kay Hagan (D) got a lot of glowing publicity for hosting a job fair in Rocky Mount this week.  It’s the least she could do.  She enthusiastically cheerleaded and voted for ObamaCare, which even veteran Democrat senator Max Baucus (Montana)…

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Things are getting HOT over toll roads in Thom Tillis Country

The battle over pay-to-drive toll lanes in Mecklenburg County has taken to cyberspace.   A few weeks back, anti-toll activists with widen i77 went to Raleigh seeking help from house Speaker (and local legislator) Thom Tillis in stopping the installation of special toll lanes on Interstate…

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From Hope & Change to GIMME ALL YER LOOSE CHANGE OR ELSE !!!

  Well, another Tax Day is in the rear -view mirror (for those of us who did not file for an extension, at least).  John Hayward, writing at RedState, has an excellent piece on how Americans SHOULD view Tax Day. Is anyone else struck by…

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What’s 4’11,” has two thumbs, and will cost us $520,000 per year?

  Answer:  THIS WOMAN.  Carol Folt, acting president of Darthmouth College, was named this week as the first female chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   We’ve written previously about all of the capitalism-hating lefties making a KILLING while on the…

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ObamaCare: The key to “sock”-ing it to Kay Hagan

      Talk about being in the right place at the right time.  Kay Hagan was one lucky gal in 2008.  At the time, she was a state senator — little known outside of Greensboro and Guilford County — whose biggest achievement had been…

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And the sequestration scam rolls on …

  We’ve been treated to wave after wave of  media and lefty spin talking about how devastating the sequestration cuts to the federal budget will cripple our great nation.  Never mind that the actual sequestration ONLY cuts growth in spending.  Never mind that the total…

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McCrory’s Commerce Make-Over: Is it really all that different from what we already have?

        We got treated to a “major” announcement from Gov. Pat and his team in Burlington yesterday.  The administration will be creating a new non-profit to handle a lot of the economic development work that has been handled within the state Department…