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#ncpol: Bishop apparently kisses (up) better than Murphy

  There are some signs coming out of DC that Dan  Bishop will be more at home with Kevin McCarthy, Patrick McHenry and Virginia Foxx than with Mark Meadows.  Bishop and the 3rd district’s Greg Murphy just got sworn in as North Carolina’a newest members…

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The ABCs of campaign signs

  It’s local election time in many communities across the Carolinas.  The campaign signs are slowly starting to slowly litter the landscape once again.  The debate continues to rage about the usefulness / wisdom of deploying these things.  Putting 20 in a row along the…

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NC-03: Just sworn in, and already gets a 2020 primary opponent

    It looks like this district’s reputation for Republican slugfests at congressional primary time will continue on past the Walter Jones era.  Greg Murphy — after running in a primary, runoff, AND general election — has JUST been sworn in as the district’s new…

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All In The (Tilli$$) Family

    We’re not the only southern state with a  problematic  politician  named Tillis.   Check out the happenings in the Tennessee state legislature (where Thom’s brother serves) :   State Rep. Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) has agreed to step down from his majority whip position,…

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#ncga: Speciale NOT running for reelection in 2020

    Wow.  The number of bona fide conservatives is rapidly dwindling away in the North Carolina House.  Some have retired — as the result of frustration over a gerrymandered district, or to take on a bigger, better opportunity, or out of frustration with the…

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Duke U. kicks Christian group off campus

  Just when you thought no one could sink lower than that freak show in  Chapel Hill, someone DOES.   Apparently, to the leftist mob — and the SJWs-in-training on America’s campuses — it ALL boils down to the radical LGBTQIA political agenda.  DO what…

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Will complaint against Robeson elections chairman disappear down that same Raleigh ‘black hole’ that ate 2015 ethics complaint against David Lewis?

    Inquiring minds want to know.   It’s easy to say:   “We got Dan Bishop elected, now move on.”   But is it about more than that?  Do we really want to ensure that all 100 counties run elections as cleanly as possible?  Or are…

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#ncga: Where WERE House Democrats?

    The House Democrat caucus, their useless governor, their crazed fans out in the hinterlands, and some of the drive-by media have kept alive a conspiracy theory alleging that Speaker Timmy and his sidekick Mr. Lewis orchestrated some trickery to get the budget veto…

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#ncga: As the House Screams

    If you were watching the goings-on on Jones Street yesterday,  you might have thought you stumbled across a C-SPAN broadcast of the British House of Commons.  THAT is the place where they tend to get rowdy and bawdy.   Rep. Deb Butler (D-Wilmington)…

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#ncpol: About last night …..

  We had two out-of-season congressional races.  Republicans won both, so the drive-bys have had little to say since the votes were tallied.  The chattering class wants to put this all on  Trump.  Yes,  I think he deserves some credit, but there are some other…