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Deep Thoughts: FBI probe target’s cash & the NCGOP

    After our last story,  some knowledegable folks in the areas of law enforcement and the practice of law asked some questions of us (likely rhetorical, methinks). The drivebys described the subpoenas regarding Greg Lindberg and Eli Global as  dealing with: “an investigation of drug…

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Ma Cotten, Dallas & Grandpa seeking FBI probe target’s $100K sitting in Chatham GOP coffers?

    A mean old man.  A mean old woman. Their clueless grandson.  And covert attempts to snag $100K in cash from the target of an FBI probe.  Sounds like a winning Hollywood screenplay or one of those cheap airport paperbacks. Actually, it’s yet another…

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NC-09: DEMs put (at least) $126K on the streets of Robeson County in 2018 for McRae Dowless-like ops

  For one of the poorest counties in the state, there sure is a lot of cold hard cash floating around on the streets.  Especially in the run-up to election day. While the media has been feigning shock and awe over the reported $7K paid…

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#NC-09: Where’s the report?

  The newly-seated state board of elections is preparing to take on allegations of vote fraud in the Ninth Congressional District.  We’ve heard that the state board staff has been  working tirelessly behind the scenes gathering info while the legal and political warfare over the…

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Grey skies over WRAL-TV …

  David Crabtree is made to apologize on-air for what sounds like an extramarital affair.  Veteran weatherman Greg Fishel resigns with a statement that reads like something cooked up by the HR department and lawyers. ( And Laura Leslie — #blessherheart — is STILL employed.) WRAL…

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Media SOOOOOOOOO Wrong on NC-03, post-Jones

  It’s one thing to smack around the drivebys for being stupid and inaccurate.  It’s a travesty when  the folks allegedly on OUR SIDE are doing the same.  Case in point, the frenzy over who will replace the late Walter Jones, who is being laid…

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Silent Sam = um, HITLER ?????????

  Yes, that is another fine piece of logic emerging from the home county of the flagship campus of our state university system: An Orange County judge will no longer hear Silent Sam cases following comments she made comparing the Confederate statue to Adolf Hitler…

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Keepin’ it Classy: NCGOP using Walter Jones funeral to harvest email addresses for fundraising

  Yep.  Grandpa Hip-Replacement and his crew on Hillsborough Street just keep the hits coming.  Look at what showed up in email inboxes this week: For those of you who don’t know, this is a ghost-written  letter distributed by the NCGOP’s communications director  Jeff Hauser….

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NCGOP’s Short Memory Caucus

  Mark Martin, the Republican chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, recently announced he was bailing out of that particular sinking ship to take a lucrative opportunity at a Virginia law school.  That left Democrat governor Roy Cooper with the opportunity to name…

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Woodhouse: It was a mistake to spend even ONE DIME on Justice Robert Edmunds in 2016.

  So says, until recently, Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jackson : “Dallas stated that the party had spent $350K on Justice Edmunds race and his only regret was spending anything at all.”  Hmmmm.  *Nice.* What’s the point of even having a party if you’re not…